Thursday, May 5, 2016

Beech Keyhole Scarf

I finished this one weeks ago but forgot to post it here. I am in a mad rush to finish the last several pieces before I have to ship them off to Massachusetts. This one is a more subtle piece but I love the color of the yarn. The smooth thin bark of beech trees allows any variation to stand out in relief from the tree. The horizontal lines are lenticels which allow gas to exchange between the tree and the air. The small bumps are dormant buds called epicormic buds. All the texture in the bark belies the beech’s reputation as having a smooth, uninteresting trunk. I tried to capture this interesting part of the beech in the scarf.

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