Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Enchanted Rock

Just outside of Fredericksburg, Texas is Enchanted Rock, a huge, pink granite exfoliation dome that rises 425 feet above ground. It's one of the largest batholiths (underground rock formation uncovered by erosion) in the United States.

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John and I went there to hike to the top and to take pictures of my newly finished scarf.

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My So Called Scarf
Yarn: One skein of Brooks Farm Yarn Four Play (50% Fine Wool, 50% Silk)
Color: Boots
Needles: US 10.5 (6.5 mm)
Size: 5" wide by 48" long
Worked on 34 stitches

My plan was to knit this scarf until I used up a full skein of yarn, but when I ran into a knot near the end, I called it finished. It is still long enough to wear doubled and works well for me since I'm not very tall. The leftover yarn from the skein would have added a couple of inches to the length. I still have one more skein to do something else with...maybe a hat and mittens.

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It's a bit windy near the top of the Rock, but the view is great! I kept a tight grip on the scarf and we made it to the summit in fine shape. John and I sat up there for a while, took in the scenery and reminisced about other trips to Enchanted Rock that we took with the kids when they were little.

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On the way down we had someone take our picture.

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I can't think of a better way to spend an afternoon.

If you are planning a trip to Enchanted Rock, I recommend checking out E-Rock before you go. Take the virtual field trip and learn about the geology of the area. The site includes lots of pictures and links.

12 comments:

  1. Your scarf is great and that's a wonderful spot for a photo shoot!

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  2. Look at you in shirt sleeves! The blue, blue sky is so pretty against the rocks and your beautiful scarf!

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  3. That is so neat - the scarf AND the rock! What a gorgeous day you had!

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  4. Geez I love the Hill Country. That scarf looks great and what a fabulous picture of you and John!

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  5. Your scarf looks really drapey. I love the stitch pattern but have hesitated to make it because it looked stiff in many of the other pictures I've seen.

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  6. LIfe on the rock is good, nice pictures and great memories for you both.

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  7. Anonymous10:18 PM

    Pretty scarf and that is a cool rock!

    from weathertop farm

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  8. Nice scarf. I love that it looks like it has a lot of texture. I love things that have texture!

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  9. That looks like a neat place. Love your scarf, too, that's such a great pattern.

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  10. Great pictures!! The colors in your scarf are so pretty!

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  11. The landscape matches the colors so well - great job with the photo shoot!

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  12. Where are the socks on the rock!!

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~Tracy