A Few More Crocheted Items and Another Prayer Shawl

I've been practicing crochet off and on and have managed to make three more dish cloths. This one is just plain single crochet with a chain border.

This shell one turned out much better than I expected.

This modified granny square one got a little weird in the final rounds. However, I'm feeling more confident and think I'm ready to tackle a real (but simple) project, like a scarf.

I also started another prayer shawl.

I love how that knit 3, purl 3 pattern looks in stripes. I bought various blues, purples, and greens and am going to switch colors as I run out, just to add a little more interest.

What are you knitting as summer winds down? Are you already starting on cold-weather items?