You can’t tell from the picture (it was taken yesterday) but I finished the Kitschmas Tree:
It is God-awful, and I love it! Surprisingly, I made some changes to the pattern. I increased 5 sts every 4 rounds instead of every 3 so that it would be a little pointier (point-y-er, it’s a word right?) so I ended up with about 105 sts when I was running out of "fur." Instead of making a separate crocheted base, I purled one round then decreased 10 stitches every other round until there were 10 stitches remaining. I then stuffed the tree and k2tog around. Initially I was going to add a canvas mesh to make the bottom more stiff, but once I stuffed the tree it seemed to stand up just fine without a base. I also didn’t stuff it super tight to make it "huggable". I think the little people will enjoy playing with this Christmas tree.