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My first prayer shawl
Created By: Judy Taylor

I am a Stephen Minister at my church and recently read a novel about knitting prayer shawls. So, I decided to knit a simple prayer shawl (I'm a novice knitter) for one of my care receivers. Since I pray for her daily and we visit frequently, this was a way to knit through the prayers and, also, since this was my first attempt at this type of pattern, to pray throught the stitches. My dear friend, Addie, who is my knitting/crochet/dulcimer teacher & mentor gave me assistance as needed and encouraged me. I used your easy triangle shawl pattern #60301, using one strand of light green, very soft acrylic yarn, rather than homespun (this is warm, sunny FL). The result was a lovely lacy shawl, soft and light. It was much easier than I expected and turned out more beautiful than I anticipated. My reaction: I can't believe I really made that. Whether it was ease of pattern, my growing expertise, the love incorporated into the stitching and, surely, all the prayer interwoven throughout the strands, this was a wonderful project. I love the idea of prayer shawls, and will continue to make them for special prayer receivers. I may even get around to making one for myself. This probably took about 2 weeks of sporadic knitting (little time as I work as a nurse). I will take this idea to our "PeaceMakers" quilting/stitching group at my church as a wonderful way to expand this ministry.

Advice to others: if you are a new knitter as I am, choose an easy pattern and some wonderfully soft yarn that you can caress in your fingers as you stitch and pray. May God bless your ministry.

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