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Caring and Sharing

While so many of us love making things for ourselves and our families, many in the Lion community go further, creating for those in need. Join us in this section and be touched by these true stories of caring and sharing submitted by Lion Brand readers.

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Mission in Motion

What started last year as a prayer shawl ministry to family and friends has expanded into a missions project through my church denomination. Mission in Motion is the title of our annual event in the two North Dakota districts to raise awareness of hunger, poverty, and human needs.

This September 24th, I'm donating a prayer shawl made with 3 skeins of Lion Brand Homespun yarn on size 13 needles. The auction of donated items raises quite a bit of money, so I'm hoping and praying that the shawl will go for $100 or more!

This prayer shawl is my 9th one since last September when I began knitting the prayer shawls. The pattern is quite simple ... cast on 57 or 63, then knit 3,purl 3 every row. It takes about 20 hours to knit one shawl. I've used different sports weight yarns, but I really LOVE using Homespun for it makes up into a comfy and warm shawl and it's easy to care for!

I've given shawls to: a recent widow, a mother whose 9-year-old son was terribly burned since she was cold in his hospital room, my youngest daughter when she needed encouragement, my local veterinarian who spends a lot of time outside during calving and lambing season in the spring, my cousin who was diagnosed with breast cancer, a friend who lost her sister unexpectedly, another friend whose mother died, and my favorite aunt for her 60th birthday.

I would encourage any knitter to take up this wonderful ministry. The shawls I've knitted, blessed, and given have brought much joy not only to me but to the recipients. Believe me, anyone would enjoy receiving such a gift from the loving heart and hands of a friend or relative.

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