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Hug and a Prayer Shawls
Created By: Kathleen Deane

I started knitting my shawls in 2003 when my nephew served his 1st tour of duty in Iraq. I wanted to do something not only for my nephew but also for his wife and mother (my sister-in-law) who feared each day for his safety.

My shawls start by first knitting a helmet liner or two for the soldier or marine. I then incorporate the yarn I have left over from the helmet liner, into a shawl for the wife, mother and daughters of the soldier or marine. As I knit each stitch I say, "Bless your servant (name of soldier/marine)." At the end of each row, I offer a longer prayer for the soldier/marine and his/her family.

I call my shawls "Hug and a Prayer Shawls" because my sister-in-law said that each time she wraps herself in her shawl, she feels the bear hug of her son and an incredible peace which truly comforts her.

I have knit approximately 12 shawls for the mothers, wives and daughters of nieces, nephews and the sons and daughters of relatives and friends.

I feel blessed that God has chosen me for this ministry. However, I pray that it will be a ministry that will cease to be needed in the very near future.

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