Garden Update: Yarn Bombed!

This stump stands right on our property line, completely grown through the old iron fence:

stump before

It’s right up there among eyesores like the busted out garage roof, one more house down from us — the roof that has inspired so much vertical gardening! Ever since David and I visited Borrowed Earth Cafe in 2012 and saw their “Hugging Tree,” I’ve wanted a yarn bombed tree of my very own:

Laura Bruno really loves (yarn bombed) trees!

Laura Bruno really loves trees!

Fortunately, David’s sister knits. A lot. While spending much of this summer and fall helping their parents shift into higher levels of care, Linda Gleysteen created a fun side project of yarn bombing our stump:

from behind

Now we have our very own. 🙂

10 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Cnawan Fahey on October 26, 2014 at 8:22 pm

    That looks so huggable! Earlier this summer I saw by the lake a knitted garland clinging to a tree. Looking more closely, there was a medallion mounted on the yarn inscribed with words as a memorial to someone’s friend who had passed. I certain she must have been a tree hugger. Yours adds a bit of reggae festivity to your yard!


  2. Oh, fun! Yes, they were all scraps of yarn, and she had fun using different stitches. I wanted something colorful and cheerful for winter, and this will certainly look festive. 🙂

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  3. Posted by sky on October 26, 2014 at 9:04 pm

    Your stump is now a thing of beauty! And very “huggable”. Lucky you!


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  4. ❤ So beautiful!


  5. Well that certainly brightened it up. Looks like a flash dance legging. But way more brilliant. Half the expect it to start dancing! Brilliant

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  6. love this…the tree…the love and colorful beauty its wrapped in…and you!! ❤


  7. Something new to me seems interesting!


  8. Posted by manyhahama1955 on October 30, 2014 at 12:40 am

    I love the yarn trunk…very cool, but why not cut the tree down or pull it out since it is dead? Hope you are doing well. Started the big move and have spent a few days at our new property. It is beautiful, quiet and serene. So grateful. Will send pics one day. I am exhausted but this too shall pass. All the best, Sophia


  9. Hi Sophia, congratulations! The stump has a twisted iron fence inside it so tricky to cut down. Plus, I wanted it as a yarn bomb project. 🙂 love and blessings, Laura


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