In 2005, Carol Hummel, with the help of her two daughters and 82-year-old mother, spent 500 hours knitting a sweater for a 600- foot tree in Cleveland, Ohio, calling the piece Tree Cozy.
Now shes saying goodbye to her treasured sweater, and reminiscing on the plush project.
She says, It was the happiest project Ive ever done in my entire art career, but its getting really sad- looking now. So in the Spring, when it warms up, were taking the knitting off.
Though she does worry about the tree being a little chilly after its sweater is removed, she says Its still a living tree bound by this sweater.
But Hummel is still in the knitty gritty of various projects, creating large macrame doilies and laying them out in patterns in various areas of the dessert in Wendover, Utah.
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