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Lacy Orange Keyhole Scarf and Colorful Scarfs

I loved the Lacy Keyhole Scarf so much I decided to make another but in a more punchy color, right after finishing my first lacy keyhole scarf, because it was such a quick knit.

I used the Coral (ish) Sheepish yarn by Vickie Howell I have been calling it Orange.  This yarn is more shiny and springy and I like how it drapes. I decided to keep this scarf and give the first keyhole scarf as a gift.



I made a discovery today after blocking the Coral (ish) scarf, I decided to block and shape my previous scarfs too, the Wine Garter Stitch Scarf and the Royal Blue Diagonal Scarf.

With all those colorful scarfs out, I had a WOW moment, I like colorful scarfs, my normal day to day wear has a high percent of black or grey, with a few tops and jackets to give me a pop of color.  Now my scarf collection is included in that pop of color.


First Lacy Rose Keyhole Scarf

I completed my first lace project by knitting the Lacy Keyhole scarf, with Stephanie Japel on Craftsy Knit Lab.  I had bought this class plus another class by Stephanie the Circular Knit Lab: Hats Four Ways way back in Dec 2012, to give me some motivation to keep knitting.

Not only am I happy I completed a cute lacy scarf, but I learned some techniques on finishing my garment.  Techniques like seaming, weaving in the ends on a garter stitch or stockinette item and weaving in on the bind off edge, blocking and shaping.

I have to admit I have yet to block any knitting projects I did prior :-), I tip toe around learning how, but now I know how to use my steam iron to block and shape.

The most special experience was learning to lace, which I may never have attempted because it seems so daunting.   This project was small enough for me to see a quick reward and I am now looking for more lace projects huh huh that is how it starts.









My Red Jacket

I am almost done with my jacket, the front is attached to the back piece and the sleeves are in.

After reading the posting from the other people doing the Burda sew along, that you need less fabric if you are not doing the plaid. you only need the extra fabric for matching the plaid. So I have a bit of extra fabric thinking of making a fleece vest with the left over. 

This jacket is coming along nicely.