Why Not Put a Sign Out Front of Your House Begging to be Committed?

I can understand having a hobby and becoming enthralled in said hobby.

As a horny preteen I was obsessive when it came to collecting the New Kids on the Block trading cards. I had all of them. Should I get a duplicate card? The overwhelming sadness would have put a high school break-up to shame.

This is no joke people.

It's the end of life as we know it when you get a duplicate card. Ask any preteen kid that's collecting Pokémon or Webkins or whatever-the-heck those young ones are doing these days.

Big. Deal. People.

Where was I?

Oh yes. A hobby.  Appreciate it. Embrace it.  The fact is some people, including your children, are obsessive freaks when it comes to collecting or making things.


Ooooooh - there's definitely a But! because when that obsessive need turns utterly CREEPY you get something like this:


I don't even know what to say except... what happens when the poor tree wants to GROW! and EXPAND! and LIVE!

Is it supposed to bust outta that thing like Lou Ferrigno when he turns into The Hulk?


Posted by sam {temptingmama} on April 28, 2009 @ 4:05 pm  

24 Responses to “Why Not Put a Sign Out Front of Your House Begging to be Committed?”

  1. Monkeehed Says:

    I kind of love it, but do hope they take it off so the poor tree can do it’s thing~

  2. 3LittleMonsters Says:


  3. Nicole Says:

    I kind of love it! Can you imagine having a tree like that for climbing as a child? I’d feel like i lived in a Dr. Seuss book! And i bet the branches are nice and snuggly.

    Now, the psyche of a person who would actually do such a thing… that’s another story.

  4. Jesica (2 comments.) Says:

    I love it! I think it’s so pretty!

    I’m gonna learn to knit or crochet and cover every tree I see :)

    Jesica’s last blog post..Misquoted Scripture

  5. Headless Mom (21 comments.) Says:

    wth is that? It looks like a monster or squid, or something. Don’t show it to Jenny. She may never go near a tree again.

    Headless Mom’s last blog post..Uh Oh.

  6. bluepaintred@gmail.com (3 comments.) Says:

    “Why not..” not what not.

    and I would do this in a HEART BEAT if I knew how to knit.

    I swear to god I would. In fact, as soon as I forward this post to everyone I know, I’m going to find a tutorial on youtube on how to knit.

    Oh yes i am!

  7. Donna Says:

    So then she climbs the tree and sews each piece to the last like a patchwork quilt.

    And I thought I needed to get out more.

  8. Kit Says:

    I’m split. I feel sorry for the tree, but it looks so cool… I mean to be walking down the street and see that… Well, I would have a much better reaction to it than most of the stuff on craftastrophe.

  9. candace trew camling (134 comments.) Says:

    i just saw this in an e-mail this morning, and I couldn’t get out of my head… the hours upon hours of knitting around a tree…or crocheting or whatever the frick it is. Someone actually did that… around and around and around… as productive people drove to work morning after morning and drove home night after night… what drives someone to this?

    candace trew camling’s last blog post..SCBWI:Iowa Conference

  10. flutter (62 comments.) Says:

    don’t make me go all arbor foundation on yer asses.

    flutter’s last blog post..On being realistic

  11. Beverly Says:

    Wow.. I mean on the one hand it’s pretty incredible… but on the other… well.. let’s just say I laughed at the image of it busting out like the Hulk!

  12. T Taylor Says:

    I think it’s knitastic. I’m thinking of going home and keeping my tree warm like this. I wonder what the squirrels think of it. I bet they’re trippin.

  13. Shanna (3 comments.) Says:

    Renegade knitting. I love it. There’s a lamp pole in East Austin with a cozie on it that makes me smile every time I drive by. People have been doing this for some time–remember reading about it years ago…

  14. Jade beads (112 comments.) Says:

    Oh god, is that knitting? That’s either amazing or an amazing waste of skills.

  15. Tiffany Says:

    I have to admire the sheer amount of time and effort it takes to crochet and adorn an entire tree in a cozy. That’s dedication! -But did you ever notice that the people that seem to want to cover things in cozies look like they live in a relatively warm climate? Dr. Seuss is turning over in his grave and muttering “they were children’s books and you’re how old now?”

  16. Jo Says:

    I must say, I love it.
    But I can smell the mildew from here.

  17. Karen Sugarpants Says:

    i was gonna say, and when it rains? then what? ew.

  18. Steph (1 comments.) Says:

    It’s actually a piece of art, an outdoor installation by artist Carol Hummel. She talks about it here on her project page. It was up from 2005 through last summer.

    I think it’s pretty and cheerful. And really, what the hell else are you going to do with those 2500 skeins of Red Heart Super Saver from your grandma’s basement?

  19. Deadly Knitshade (1 comments.) Says:

    Would wrapping knitting round non-growing dull industrial things make you like guerrilla knitting just a little more?

    Deadly Knitshade’s last blog post..London Guerilla Knitting: “My yarn is as bad ass as your spray can.”

  20. Tree. Guerilla knitting. Amazing. « Says:

    [...] Brought to my attention by Stitch and Bitch London over at Twitter. Originally up on Craftastrophe. [...]

  21. Tree. Guerilla knitting. Amazing. « Says:

    [...] No credit again for this picture (contact me if you know who took it). Brought to my attention by the girls at Stitch and Bitch London. See the original over at Craftastrophe. [...]

  22. Itzamos Says:

    I love it.

  23. MikMonkey Says:

    I find it interesting….but I much prefer the creativity of

  24. MikMonkey Says:

    oy…. of theresa honeywell

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