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This is the One Skein Scarf from Stitch ‘n Bitch: The Happy Hooker.  The pattern is so easy-peasy, and I liked the chart included in the directions.  The ends curl a bit, but I can see why this scarf pattern is so popular. 

The yarn is from a garage sale, so I have no idea what brand it is.  I’m 99.9% sure it acrylic yarn (but soft).  I really like the teal color, which is actually a combination of blue and green fibers.  If you recognize this yarn brand, please comment! 

Purely for the blog, I took my camera on a short hike to Cascade Falls in Moran State Park.  The flash was actually really useful, since it is very shady under the forest canopy. 

*That’s cool* a random fact

A tree branch is not actually attached to the rest of the tree. It is held in place by a series of interlocking “collars”. Collars overlap and mesh to form a tight woven pattern of tissue.

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The sun is out today!  Seriously a picture perfect autumn day.  I walked the dog around town and spotted a hand-knit grey hat and a crochet scarf.  Yarn projects are finally out and about. 

In other news, my flower motif baby blanket finally saw the light of day.  The motifs are from the Flower Garden Scarf, available in the comprehensive Stitch ‘n Bitch: The Happy Hooker.  To make the blanket, assemble just as the scarf is made.  On the second row, continue assembling as normal except attach the previous strip also.  For this blanket I made a diagonal appearance by starting on the second motif in the scarf series on the second row, the third motif on the third row and so on.    

I made the blanket this summer with yarn from my stash which was perfect since it was light and airy.  (For that reason I suppose that I’ll have to wait until late spring to gift this particular item.)  If I made this blanket again I would only make solid color motifs.  Those little circles doubled my time weaving in ends!

 The yarn is stitched in Lion Brand Baby Soft in white and bubblegum and an unknown navy of the same weight with an f hook.  I have never seen a Baby Soft navy available in stores, but it apparently is out there.  On the Lion Brand site  they list Baby Soft colors I have never laid eyes on, for example the black, pistachio and lemon drop.  Where do I get those colors? 

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I’m always caught off guard when the days get shorter. Today I thought I had enough sunlight for a color photo, but no.  I’ll post the details about this flower motif blanket when I can muster up enough natural light.

*That’s cool* a random fact

Trees are the longest living organisms on earth.

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