Monday, July 02, 2012

Crazy Maypole

This is a really delightful stitch and I can see why it was added to the list of knitting stitches with poetic names.  Here it is from the Barbara Walker site.

We have a lot of Hydro poles in Toronto that go a little crazy in summer because people plant climbing vines at the bottom of the poles, to make them more appealing. Here is what I mean.

This one is covered in Ivy.  In other years many were covered in Morning Glories, Trumpet Vine, Virginia Creeper, Clematis and more.  However, this year I had trouble even finding the one pictured above.  I have to believe that Toronto Hydro has discovered these lovely poles and chopped down all the growth.  Their excuse might be safety, I say that they are really just Philistines!!

Still a few stalworth souls, set on undermining the best intentions of the utility company have begun to cover the poles again.  Here's one with wire and Clematis. It's actually not a hydro pole. It's a pole for a stop sign; but it is an attempt to cover up the grey.

and here is trumpet vine - just not quite in bloom.

I think that there is a lot to be said for crazy poles in May or any other month.  I especially like it when someone yarn bombs a pole or two.

Have a crazy day!!!

1 comment:

  1. True knitting artist indeed, to cover a pole with The stitch is elegant, from a classic time? Hope your weekend was colourful and funfilled..♥Debi