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Apr 15, 2006

Ridiculous tree sweater

There is simply no category for this post. Introducing the tree sweater by Erika. It's completely redonk and so funny. This poor little tree outside Erika's house needed some love, so she knit it a sweater. (Natch.) Here's more to the story.


Sent in by Carrie (who just might be trying to get Webby votes in for competitor TreeHugger.com!)

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Perhaps by knitting a sweater for a tree?(You'd probably guess that I found this little gem at You Knit What? -- but no (I did just send them a headsup, though) -- it was featured on Cute Overload.)... [Read More]


Whut the...?
Are there buttons up the back?

 |  Apr 15, 2006 at 01:38 PM

I knew you could hug a tree, but cuddling never seemed a possiblity...till now...
Oh such a very *baby* tree!

first post!

 |  Apr 15, 2006 at 01:39 PM

I want a tree sweater!!!

 |  Apr 15, 2006 at 01:39 PM

How'd she get it on... must have buttons!

 |  Apr 15, 2006 at 01:40 PM

Apparently the last step of the sweater's creation includes "stitching" the side and sleeve seams. (see backstory link, above)

 |  Apr 15, 2006 at 01:42 PM

Twiggy sweater! heeheehee

 |  Apr 15, 2006 at 02:24 PM

This is so funny!!! I love knitting, I think I'll start making some for the trees in my neighborhood!

Love the color, too!

 |  Apr 15, 2006 at 02:27 PM

Okay, that's treehugging at it's cutest. It's dorky and cool at the same time. I dig it.

 |  Apr 15, 2006 at 02:35 PM

At first I thought it was a pink koala ^^

 |  Apr 15, 2006 at 02:39 PM

Meg, thank you for posting this - it's inspired lunacy. I love it!

E. Collison
 |  Apr 15, 2006 at 02:41 PM

You guys made *trees* adorable. What is this, some kind of new superpower or something?

 |  Apr 15, 2006 at 02:48 PM

Haha, awesome it's in Seattle, I should go for a walk and see if it's still on the tree ^_^

 |  Apr 15, 2006 at 02:58 PM

I think that I shall never see
A sweater hanging in a tree...

But this pic makes my poem better--
A tree is wearing a pink sweater!

Diane N
 |  Apr 15, 2006 at 03:04 PM

What do you name a pet possum?

 |  Apr 15, 2006 at 03:11 PM

How stupid! This site is really going downhill...

 |  Apr 15, 2006 at 03:29 PM

Name for a pet possum... lessee... how about "Non Sequitur?"

Ants: gosh, you're absolutely right! Thanks so much for helping.

 |  Apr 15, 2006 at 03:31 PM

There's a better picture:


Brings a whole new meaning to tree hugging.

 |  Apr 15, 2006 at 03:50 PM

That is one of the sweetest things ever. What a darling person.

This could be big. :D Listen, I'd buy that in a nano second, and I'm sure I'm not the only one. Get to knitting, Erika (how about some with "Hug Me" on them?).

 |  Apr 15, 2006 at 03:55 PM

Aw! I love it! We had some really peeteeful pecan trees planted on our driveway that just wouldn't grow. I had to water them every day in the summer. Dragging 100 yds of waterfilled hose up and down the driveway not fun. Maybe sweaters in the winter would have helped!

See, Christine, it's not just us that thinks plants are cute!

 |  Apr 15, 2006 at 04:08 PM

Hi everyone, I am truly honored to have made it to Cute Overload! Now if I could just make a sweater for a hamster, and photograph it eating a niblet of corn, I WOULD RULE THE WORLD.

JessJess and other Seattleites - it is indeed still there! It's on the west side of Eastlake ave E, just north of Hamlin.

 |  Apr 15, 2006 at 04:10 PM

Its so stupid, its cute!

 |  Apr 15, 2006 at 04:33 PM

Omg. You should totally have a "Clothes" catargory.

 |  Apr 15, 2006 at 04:36 PM

"Knitta Please" Brilliant name, even better photos. Everyone should have a custom cozie.

 |  Apr 15, 2006 at 05:48 PM

Knit tagging - who'da thunk it?!

As someone around here is fond of saying, Brillo! ;)

E. Collison
 |  Apr 15, 2006 at 05:55 PM

ahhhahahahaha! Adorable! That tat made me laugh too. Great stuff. I lurv CO.

 |  Apr 15, 2006 at 06:10 PM

That is *so* cool!!!! Either it has a zipper or a button down. But it doesn't explain how she got the branch on!!!

 |  Apr 15, 2006 at 06:18 PM

Knitta-that is so demented!
The pink tree covers are great, but I like the door handles best: reverse mittens -- like covering the earth with leather.
Really like this little tree with so-sophisticated little sweater.

 |  Apr 15, 2006 at 06:28 PM

I live over a knitting shop. I must show them this photo and the pattern - I bet the ladies will LOVE it. What a snazzy idea! The light hilarity to this is just what the doctor ordered in this insane world!

 |  Apr 15, 2006 at 06:31 PM

Between the tree sweater and knittaplease, I just want to hug my blankie and suck my thumb. Lunatic cute! Crazy!

 |  Apr 15, 2006 at 08:47 PM


 |  Apr 15, 2006 at 10:43 PM

Well I think it's all rather cute!

 |  Apr 15, 2006 at 11:23 PM

LOL ... its funny AND sweet.

 |  Apr 16, 2006 at 12:48 AM

even I don't have a sweater that nice...what else does this tree have? a house? a car? other tree friends with sweaters?

gosh. that tree is such a spoiled brat.

this is the cutest thing ever. imagine if all trees had sweaters! imagine you're walking along a sidewalk and there are trees lined up all wearing PINK SWEATERS!!!


that would be awfully awesome.

 |  Apr 16, 2006 at 04:03 AM

I love the knit thingies. My two closest cousins are both knitters and love pictures of clever knit things. like squid or vegetables, or penguins and trees wearing sweaters.

 |  Apr 16, 2006 at 06:01 AM

Every time I say "Now I've seen it ALL" something like this comes along. I want to see the matching scarf hat and mittens :o) Good thing the sweater is up high enough from Fido or I'd hate to see the dry-cleaning bill. Crazy, cute and funny!

....did you guys take turns holding the sweater as the tree grew in to it? lol

 |  Apr 16, 2006 at 06:25 AM

ElfOwl -- yay for cute plants!

 |  Apr 16, 2006 at 11:54 AM

I think this is the cutest (non-animal) thing I've ever seen.

 |  Apr 16, 2006 at 12:48 PM

Reminds me of a friend's Goddess invocation:

"I am the Mother of All Things and all things must wear a sweater!"

 |  Apr 16, 2006 at 04:09 PM


 |  Apr 17, 2006 at 06:25 AM

HollyKim -- when Le Schmoop & I got married, it was June 1, so it wouldn't've sounded right... but I would *totally* have loved to include that invocation if it'd been, say, February.

As it was, this was one of the readings:

 |  Apr 17, 2006 at 06:56 AM

so.... judging by Perceived Level of Loquaciousness, i'm guessing le schmoop is the one who's right 99.9% of the time??

ima just going out on a er, limb.

 |  Apr 17, 2006 at 08:22 AM

[eyebrow arched, arms crossed]

 |  Apr 17, 2006 at 08:33 AM

That was on the cover of "The Stranger" a couple weeks back, right?

 |  Apr 17, 2006 at 11:48 AM

And marrige has to do how much with a tree?

 |  Apr 17, 2006 at 11:55 AM

Are you kidding? Trees are fine, solid, time-tested metaphors. Shel Silverstien offers a good example: http://tinyurl.com/jrr2n

 |  Apr 17, 2006 at 12:46 PM

Cute!!!! I love "The Giving Tree", but I hate the selfish little kid.

 |  Apr 17, 2006 at 01:00 PM

Poor tree is cold? Lemme give it a hug. *Tree hug*

 |  Apr 18, 2006 at 02:39 AM

I just found this today. And I live in Seattle!! It's awesome. Don't miss the originator's blog with comments from all over the world! Priceless!

 |  May 16, 2006 at 07:26 PM

Oops! The knitter of the tree-sweater's blog is

 |  May 16, 2006 at 07:32 PM

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