We spent the weekend on Vashon Island celebrating my wonderful Mom and Dad (whose birthday happened to fall on Mother's day this year :)).
It was a beautiful weekend so we didn't waste the opportunity to do a bit of beachcombing. My Dad has always been a collector of found objects - beach glass, crooked pieces of drift wood, shiny pebbles - and I know this trait has rubbed off on me because I can't leave the island without a bag full of craggy sea worn twigs!
This is one of the many branches of driftwood I picked up on our walk. It looked like it needed a little sweater so I yarn bombed it!
I used neutral toned yarns that I associate with coastal colors. The yarns are all different weights but I used size 8 needles for all of them.
I knit each small gauge flat and then sewed it around the branch, using a mattress stitch to attach the two ends together. They are nice and snug so they shouldn't move or slip.
I think it kind of looks like an octopus. Can you see it?
This might be the most impractical thing I've ever made. Jake asked me why I was "making leg warmers for a tree" but once the idea was in my head, I couldn't shake it!!
As silly as it is, I kind of like it. I plan to take it to the office as a reminder of two of my favorite hobbies - knitting and beachcombing!!
Happy Mother's day to all of the Moms out there! I hope you had really special days.
And to my Mom and the birthday boy (aka my Dad), I love you both a ton and appreciate everything you've taught me (like how to spot good pieces of driftwood in a pile of logs)!!