The Silk Garden scarf didn't suffer any ill effects from being left soaking in the Soak for an hour.
I'm sorry, scarf. I was actually doing work, and just forgot about you. I'm glad that you chose to dry out and still look lovely. Your courtesy is much appreciated.
So: 2 skeins of Silk Garden, 36 stitches on the diagonal, and I got a scarf of 52". That's a little short for me, but luckily my MIL is a little short herself, and I think that it will work out just fine. I hear a rumor that someone else is getting her a new Swatch, in colors that are very similar. Coordinating gifts, and we didn't even try!
I had this fabric in our drawer of all things wrapping (originally from Pier 1, says the tag), but I have no recollection of when I bought it. None. Whatsoever. The colors were so perfect with the scarf! I think that it makes a lovely little package.