Wednesday, March 14, 2007

This prayer shawl reminds me of blueberries!

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 :)

15 comments:

  1. It turned out very nice and that is a wonderful ministry.

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  2. The shawl is lovely--it looks soooo soft and cuddly! deb

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  3. how pretty! and for such a good cause, too! : )

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  4. Very Pretty! I love purple!!!

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  5. How wonderful! There's nothing better to knit something for such a good cause! I like knitting for others too.

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  6. That looks great - will be very comforting to someone.

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  7. That's just gorgeous! Someone will be very luck to get that.

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  8. What a wonderful color!! And as usual, your prayer shawl is beautiful. What a wonderful thing to do!!

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  9. Oh I love those colors. Very very pretty! :)

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  10. it's beautiful. i have no patience for things that take a long time. plus I used that lionbrand homespun, and it's the worst..so maybe that was half my problem. :) i'm a bad finisher. plus you already started another..your awesome!!

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  11. great colors! I, like Melanie, have no patience for long projects--maybe even medium ones too sometimes. lol.

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  12. The shawl is beautiful! What a neat ministry!

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  13. What a beautiful shawl; you are so thoughtful and generous; I'm sure the recipient will appreciate your gesture very much.

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