This is a Tree Cozy! As part of the program this year, there was a call for knitters, crochet and fibre artists of all levels to participate in The Winterlude 2010 Urban Cozy Project: Spins & Needles. You might be interested to know that one of the artists, Carol Secord, has her own fibre arts shop – Wabi Sabi – in my favorite neighbourhood of Hintonburg. What I've photographed here is a small portion of a large scale public art installation that integrates current movements in urban art, craft and design with social media technologies. "Urban Cozies" have been submitted by artists not only from Canada but from all corners of the globe. The entries were wrapped around trees, lampposts, benches and other urban elements on the Winterlude festival grounds. But let me tell you, we were tempted to borrow a knitted cozy as the wind was so bitter and we forgot to bring our own!