that mouth-wateringly lovely variegated yarn was hand-dyed by my friend cheryl a few years ago; at the time i think i made a couple of little baby hats but somehow i kept "saving" it for just the right project. and now i am SO GLAD i did, because this really is the perfect thing to show off the entire range of beautifully bright colors, isn't it?!
i didn't have an actual pattern for this (though there are TONS of free ones online!) i more or less winged it after looking at a bunch of similar items: i love the gorgeous vibrant shades of this scarf, i like the clusters of lots of teeny blooms on this one, and here are some wonderfully clear & helpful instructions for the main type of flower i made, although the super-cool & very fancy "wild irish rose" at the very end of the scarf came from this book; and after i mastered the basic flower shape, i was just sort of making up different combinations of centers and petals so that i would have a range of sizes and shapes!
i am hoping to get a photo of miss lindsay modelling this at her party in a couple of weeks, at which time you will see the scarf in its full glory! ♥♥♥
*ok, there are not quiiiiiiiite 1,000 flowers here. technically speaking, there are only 31 flowers here; but "the baskin-robbins** scarf" just doesn't sound all that elegant, does it?
**rats! ...now i want ice cream... :)
***all children in aunt lauren's realm get the same "real present" on pretty much every occasion: a savings bond. which is practical, but mind-numbingly dull. so aunt lauren also makes something she thinks the child will enjoy. for the really small fry, aunt lauren also throws in an inexpensive little toy ... (a sticker book, a puzzle, a simple crafting kit) ...b/c this not aunt lauren's first rodeo and she knows that to anyone under the age of six there is just no substitute for something that can be played with IMMEDIATELY!