Monday, January 23, 2012

Tree sleeves

I was parking my car yesterday at the south end of the Park Slope neighborhood in Brooklyn and noticed that someone had knitted sleeves for some of the trees on one side of the street. I thought they looked especially great with a little dusting of snow on them!

This red one was fancy, with cables and handsome buttons.

This mustard-colored one was more streamlined.

This orange looked especially great because of the coating of snow.

So I can't help but wonder about the identity of the knitter. What's motivating her or him to create these wonderful sleeves for trees?I'll have to check back when the weather gets warmer and see if the knitter gives the trees a new look for spring.


  1. That was fun to see...I enjoyed the views of your neighborhood as much as the tree sweaters.
    Snowday here. A layer of freezing mist yesterday, then snow last night and the roads are slick as snot.

  2. If I saw those in my neighborhood I might be tempted to borrow one on a chilly day. Here we see little temple statues wearing knit red caps and matching red bibs.

  3. It seems to be a trend now.

  4. I love the wooly tree sleeves, what a great idea. I would love to see whoever it is putting them on. A real mystery person with a heart. Love your blog and doggy in the picture. Susie

  5. Boy, this warms my heart! I live in north-central NY but am originally from Staten Island NY. This is what I miss about NYC - the people.