This project is on its second iteration: the first one was with just one strand of yarn on size 3 needles. The needles I picked from my needle stash were lace needles and quite pointy which, added to the smallness of the size, caused enough pain to start again with two strands of yarn held together and size 8 needles. One strand is a green synthetic with a gold thread running through it. The second strand is my favorite: Bartlettyarn.
|Green purled tree completed on cone|
A dear friend had given me two wonderful cardboard cones from some coned yarn she had previously used up, and which cones she had saved for a purpose to be determined...don't we all do that...save stuff we know we will need "some day"? Anyway, she generously gave them to me. Sadly, this Christmas tree was going to be way too big for those cones...would have worked great as the pattern was written, but not as I am making it, so I went to Joann Fabrics and Crafts. When I finally found the styrofoam cone section there were only TWO left! Just the number I needed. I said a quick silent "thank you" prayer, purchased them, and walked out of the store very very happy and encouraged.
|Red and green purled tree completed|