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Customer Projects - Get Inspired

Would you like to share a project that you have made from our yarns or our patterns?   Hundreds of thousands of people who care about your favorite craft will see your work.  Any submissions, particularly original ones are welcome, as long as the project was made from Lion Brand Yarn. 

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Living in Recovery
Created By: Donna Lieffers

My name is Donna and I am a recipient of a prayer shawl. I had spinal surgery in July 2007 to repair and prevent further damage caused by severe Scoliosis. I've had the condition since the age of ten. My spinal curvatures were severe and needed to be stabilized or my condition would worsen until my heart, lungs and stomach were compromised and unable to function properly. I was unable to stand straight up and leaned to the right. So I opted for an extreme surgical proceedure to experience relief and healing (that is a whole other story).

I was unaware that our church had a prayer shawl ministry until I received a package on my door step one day containing the most beautiful and soft lavender shawl. The card attached informed me that the ladies of our church had heard of my surgery and difficult recovery and wanted to bless me with a shawl. The shawl was prayed over in hopes that it would bring me warmth and comfort during my recovery perios.

I placed the shawl around my shoulders and began to cry. No one had ever done anything so nice for me. I put the shawl on every morning and often wore it throughout the day. I felt encouraged that I wasn't alone and knew there were people praying for me.

After I was able to get around and return to church, I approached the prayer shawl group and asked to join them as I too am an avid knitter. I felt I had found a way to give back to those who had minstered to me and to those who would possibly go through trying times as I had.

I found the prayer shawl ministry an incredible outlet for giving unconditionally to those in need, pain and sorrow. I am proud to be a part of this group and pray that the shawls I knit will bless others and help them to know God's love and compassion.

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