This week I finished my latest prayer shawl. Remember how I always carry a prayer shawl in the works with me? For this one I alternated two different yarns by knitting two rows of each color, carrying my yarn up the side. The pattern can be found here.
Here's another view:
The fuzzy purple yarn is from a package of AC Moore one pound millends of unknown fiber.It is very soft and marl like, but looks unspun almost like a roving... it's not wool, definitely an acrylic fiber. The blue yarn is just plain old acrylic.
The nice thing is that I have enough extra yarn leftover, so I'm going to be able to knit two of these shawls. Enough said.... I started another one right away. I'm pleased with the way the first one turned out.
I belong to our church's prayer shawl minisitry, which meets once a month. Check out Janet Bristow's website for more information on the Prayer Shawl Ministry in case you would like to find out more or perhaps you might want to start a ministry of your own. A group from our church recently went to New Orleans to do work projects and they brought with them a large number of prayer shawls and they were very well received. In fact they could have used more. Guess we just have to get working and knit up some more! It's a good feeling to know that something as simple as a prayer shawl can bring so much comfort :)