O, Tannenbomb

The Del Ray Yarn Bombers’ award-winning yarn Christmas tree.

I’m starting to get into the holiday mood, so I’m thinking about Christmas trees. We pulled ours down from the attic and hope to set it up tomorrow. In the meantime, I’m remembering some past trees.

This was one I helped created a few years back, with the Del Ray Yarn Bombers group that I used to belong to. We each crocheted one or more squares, and put them all together over a frame. Of course, I don’t actually know how to crochet. I managed to make a square, but it was the lamest piece of yarn work you have ever seen. It’s on the opposite side, so it doesn’t show up it in this photo. Believe me, that’s a good thing.

The tree won first place that year in the Mount Vernon Ave Holiday Tree contest.

Strangely, I received notification from Facebook years later saying that the photo I’d posted — the very same one you see here — had been removed from my page because it violated community standards. I couldn’t find out what standards it supposedly violated, but I reposted the shot, and it has since remained up.

Someone theorized that the word Bombers, as in “Yarn Bombers,” got my tree nixed for violent content. Of course, that makes absolutely no sense, which might very well mean that it’s true. Someone else suggested it violated Facebook’s standards because it’s an ugly tree. I strongly disagree! I think it’s kind of cute and wacky, like a Doctor Seuss tree.

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