Thursday, September 29, 2011

Some Finished Projects for Thursday


Thank you all for your prayers, kind words and thoughts over the last few weeks!!  I appreciate them so much and I want you all to know how much they meant to both me and my family during this difficult time.  We are all hanging in there and leaning on the Lord to help us through.  Some days are better than others but I know we will all make it, it just takes time.

I finally feel up to doing a little blogging, so I thought today I would share a few projects that I finished probably around the end of August and beginning of September. 

First up is my Traveling Woman shawl that I started way back last summer, so it is well over a year old.  I had somehow gotten off-count on one part and put it aside because I didn't want to fix it at the time.  I took it back out at the end of this summer and was able to get it going in the right direction again and finished.  I used Knit Picks Stroll Tonal in the Blue Yonder colourway, which is this lovely tropical ocean blue.  I added some extra repeats, I think maybe 2, but I can't quite remember.  I really like the size of it though and I hope to get lots of wear out of it.

This one is my Summer Flies shawl that I started back around the beginning of the year.  I used Knit Picks Chroma Fingering yarn for it in the Galapagos colourway.  It's tropical looking as well....I seem to have a theme going here!  The yarn makes this a very soft and warm little shawl to wear any time of the year.  The pattern was a fun one because it was always changing.  I enjoyed this one very much.

And lastly for today, this is my Tangle-Twister Scarf.  I started this one back in the early spring.  It was for working on in the car since it's a relatively easy pattern to work.  However, it managed to get sent to the sidelines once the warmer air started to move in and I was no longer thinking about scarves.  It's crocheted out of Knit Picks Imagination in Mermaid Lagoon.  (yes, I'm a big Peter Pan fan)  It's a long scarf so I found it looks best worn doubled up.  It's nice and toasty thanks to the alpaca in the yarn and should make a good winter scarf. 

I've started, finished and am currently working on a bunch of other projects that I will hopefully get photographed and up here to share with you all soon!  Both crochet and knitting have been a great help to me over the last while and have given me a lot of comfort.  It's true what they say, crafting really is therapeutic!!

Much Love, xoxo


  1. Lovely work! All of these will go well w/your fair skin and beautiful smile.
    The color variegation in the last two are very cool. I especially like that Summer Flies one.
    Hugs to you again. I know losing a loved one is never easy. Yes, it comes in waves.

  2. Thank you so much Stefanie :)

  3. Hi Raili, I just love your knitting here. They are my favorite color combos, and you did a fabulous job. I had no idea what you and your family were going through, but I will put you all on my prayer list. I know you are leaning on God, and sometimes that's all we can do for a while. So glad He is always there for us, no matter what. Love, pattytrish

  4. Hi Patricia,
    Thank you so much for your kind words and for praying for us, we all appreciate it very much!! And thank you for the project love :) I seemed to have been on a blue/green kick! lol