LuluBeans yarn has recently made it's way to Edith & Edna, and after seeing it in person and touching it I had to have some pretty much immediately. It's really fabulously yummy. I had no idea what it was going to become, but it's arrival coincided with the arrival of our tree last week. Hanging the skein on the tree to take a photo (of course!), I knew just exactly what it needed to be. But I had to hurry.
And so I started knitting. And that knitting went everywhere with me for days.
Somewhere along the way, I ran out of yarn. Got some more. Kept knitting.
And finally...last night...my dear sweet family's wait was over, as my really super long i-cord was finished. Long enough to wrap around the tree as our knitted 'garland', so that we could finally - finally - move onto the decorating of the tree.
They're really a very patient lot when it comes to Mama's silly little ideas. I thank them for that.
There's a pattern in Handknit Holidays by Melanie Falick for a knitted garland that includes several i-cords together with pompoms. This was my original plan, but really, it's just not nice to string these little ones along (literally) longer than I already did. So I'll put that started cord away and enjoy the first of our winter storms today (it's still coming down! We're hoping for a foot), and cozy up with the finished tree too. Maybe next year the garland shall grow.