Tuesday, March 8, 2011

the blue tree socks of Sammamish

every cloud has a silver lining... or
when life gives you lemons make lemonade... or
how about a new one?
every tree needs a blue sock.
so the story goes like this... 
a clump of beloved trees are trimmed because they are dying.
 boo hoo I exclaimed.
My city (Sammamish, WA) is hoping they could be carved into public art,
but found out they would need to be removed and set on pedestals
or they would rot.
boo hoo the trees weeped.
along comes Suzanne Tidwell and Beth Newfield who decide to
make lemonade out of lemons...
so they enlist some friends and started knitting,
and knitting and knitting...
until they have 39 miles of yarn wrapped around some very cozy trees.
the trees say thank you (or whatever it is that trees say) 
and the people say thank you...
and we look forward to the new spring socks being installed later this month.
yahoo I say.
I promise to photograph the new spring socks if 
the trees will quit their partying and let me near... 


  1. What a neat story and what a dedicated group of knitters.....I can't believe they knitted enough to cover all those trees.....

    I do hope the trees make it; please keep us informed.....

    Hugs and blessings

  2. Oh my goodness, what a labor of love for the trees this is!! :)

    Bless their hearts!!

    Thinking of you, hoping you are having a good day...:)

    xoxo Gloria

  3. What a wonderful story!!! The trees look amazing, and I can't wait to see the spring socks!

  4. what a sweet, sweet story . And such cool images too. Thanks for sharing this story, Pam.

  5. Dearest sweet pam, such a beautiful story and thanks so much for sharing!! I really love the idea and these tress look really good in their socks! I am looking forward to spring socks!
    So happy to be visiting and cathing up! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!