Friday, December 21, 2012

A Hand-Knit Christmas

We live in a real treehouse, almost. 

Has something to do, I think with the fact that when you drive up to our home, you see the deck first, surrounded by large cedars. 

We decided to go with the woodland theme, and knit ourselves some well, some MUSHROOMS!

I followed this very easy, no-sew pattern for Knitted 'Shrooms  on this blog.  For the red ones we glued on some white felt dots. 

This was inspired of course, by the many mushrooms that we are finding near our home, and are fascinated by.  (Though not ready to eat anytime soon, if you were worried.)

We put together a small tree of our favorite hand-knit ornaments.  We stuffed in some of our hand-knit gnomes.  And I knitted a star ornament for the top of the tree, from Elizabeth Zimmerman's Knitter's Almanac

We have always had affection for gnomes, fairies, and woods, so we created a display area in the front entry for such. 

Merry Christmas from the Treehouse!! 

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