Knit a Tree House
Knit a tree house? Why not?
- rope from Lowe's (not thick or slick). I used four 100-foot packages.
-Two branches on your chosen tree that are 5-6' apart
-broom or piece of bamboo, or two if you prefer to use a broom to do the knitting
-people and children
Start with the rope:
Keep doing that until you have as many stitches as you like. We had 17 stitches.
Casting on completed!
To start knitting, make a loop, then pull it through the first loop on the branch. Put this loop on your left arm.
Continue to make loops, taking the cord from the roll, and putting them on your left arm.
Here you see the "live" stitches on the left arm of my daughter.
To change colors, simply tie on. I leave a long tail and tie several knots in place for extra security. I'm sure you could fuse the cord together with a woodburner but we were too far from the house.
After awhile, it was long enough! I then climbed the tree, too the end and tied cord through the loops on the broom, 4-5 at a time, to secure the end to the next branch. It wasn't rocket science, just tying it on tight enough and repeating it enough to be secure.
And now time to use the treehouse!
The treehouse is a place my kids go to often when they want to be alone, and also when they want to be social and climb a tree. They read books there, use it to climb higher, and sometimes just hang in peace. It's movable and versatile.