Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Another Year Goes Bye Bye

I have to say that I am happy to see 2011 go. It was a tough one. I hope 2012 is better...not trying to sound negative...I just have high hopes for this new year. I have been searching for a new job for what seems like forever now. I have to believe that something will come my way pretty soon. We also recently started looking for new homes two hours away, and graduate classes are starting next week. It sounds like it's gonna be a busy 2012, but I welcome the change. I need the change.

One of the good things, no...great things about 2011 is this blog. I am so happy that I started this little journal of mine. I have wanted to for so long. I love looking back at photos of the past and now I can also look back at the projects that I've finished.

These are my latest completed projects. The Isar scarf and Puff stitch scarf are now complete. The last of 2011. I'm loving the Isar...been wearing it every day. My aunt loved it and I made her one in the exact same colors. So technically, her scarf was the last completed project of 2011.



I would have modeled it but I was feeling pretty lazy. I didn't feel like setting up the tripod and putting on makeup:)
Here is the finished Puff Stitch Scarf. It turned out thick and warm. Lovin it too.


As you can see I still didn't feel like putting makeup on and posing:) (the hanger looks prettier than me at the moment)


I hope to have many more projects for 2012...and many more patterns to share. I love connecting with all of you and reading your comments and your blogs too. I have no crafty friends here in my physical world so seeing all of your projects makes me feel like I'm not the only person in the world who has an obsession with yarn, hooks, and needles. I'm not as weird as I thought.

Thanks to all my new crochet/ knitting buddies who take the time to visit me and comment. I hope 2012 is a great year for all of us:)

I almost forgot... it's a new month as well and that means giveaway. Check back here in a couple of days. I'll be posting about the giveaway for January. This month I'll be giving away an actual item, not a pattern.

20 comments:

  1. Those scarfs are gorgeous, I especially like the puff stitch, the texture is great. Thanks for letting us see them.

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  2. Happy New Year - love the scarves! I am wondering what yarn you used for your Isar scarf. I absolutely love the colors, it's a beautiful scarf. Thanks so much!

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  3. HillyT thanks to you and you are welcome.
    Andrea You're welcome and thanks. I used Universal Yarn Classic Shades in Watermelon 722 Dye Lot 10/1135 to be exact
    http://www.ravelry.com/projects/elizabeth-ray/isar-scarf

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  4. So pretty! Happy New Year!

    Genevieve

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  5. Love the yarn you used. That isar scarf is just gorgeous. Was just going to ask about the yarn but thought I'd check comments - was right - someone asked already. :)

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  6. wishing you a happy 2012 filled with inspiration! It will atleast be a warm 2012 with those beautiful scarves :)

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  7. These are lovely! Well done! Ohh a giveaway... gotta love that. Really inspirational pieces.

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  8. What beautiful scarves, I love them both! I am so glad you started your blog Liz and I hope 2012 will be a better year for you. I'm off to start another Soft Stitch Cowl, this time for me. :)

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  9. I am in love with that puff stitch scarf! It's so beautiful!

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  10. Thank you all for the kind comments.

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  11. such beautiful scarves! I really need to make some of those. such great colors, too. beautiful work! :)

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  12. I love scarfs especially when they are made with love. The colors in the Isar are great and really love the texture in the puff stitch.
    New to your blog today and look forward to reading in the future.

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  13. Thanks and I'm so glad you found me. I hope you find something here that you would like to make.

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  14. Oooh! I've just made 2 Isar scarves in very similar yarn, I just LOVE them. It's summer here so I can't wait until it gets (relatively) colder so that I can wear them.
    I'm off to read through some of your older posts!
    Sandra x

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    1. I love the Isar pattern too. I'm making my fourth one. 2 for me and 2 for gifts. I actually saw yours the other day...maybe through icrochet. You have a beautiful family. I have one daughter and she desperately needs a bro or sis...but I'm getting too old tehe:D

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  15. Beautiful scarves! The texture in the puff scarf is wonderful, and your photo shows it very well.
    Cynthia

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  16. Where can I find the pattern for the Isar scarf? Thank you. Your work is beautiful!

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    1. Hi Ann, the pattern can be downloaded at http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/isar-scarf mid page where it says "free Ravelry download"

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