So that inexplicable urge I mentioned the other day? It’s run its course and I can now tell you about it. There was a point in my misspent youth and childhood where I had a bit of a paper fetish. I was totally the kid folding her exam paper into some sort of unexpected sculpture while I waited for class to be over.
So the other day I became absolutely convinced that the world would be a better place if it contained a Christmas tree covered in origami figures of fiber animals. And really, it would. Think of it. Sheep. Rabbits. Goats. Even the odd llama (they say it’s a horse…they are wrong) or camel.
This plan fell down on several fronts–1) I don’t do a Christmas tree. 2) I don’t actually like to fold the same thing more than a few times, which makes it hard to fill a tree. 3) I have no time to do this and no longer have a stack of appropriate paper tucked away in the closet. But someone out there reading this likely does. And someone out there reading this likely should make a bunch of these and adorn their tree. I tried to link to fairly easy instructions. All you need is thin paper…even wrapping paper would work. Can you imagine this in a yarn store? Or just on your tree at home? You could even fold some socks or mittens. You know you want to…give in. And then take pictures so I can live through you.
And the socks and mittens are totally getting added to my list of things I can fold without the diagrams so I can make them when the urge strikes. Because they’re so flipping cute I could die. And because I’m easily entertained.