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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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Prayer Shawl

After the tragic day in Newtown CT I felt I needed to do something.
I took my 11 year old daughter to a local Michaels and let her pick out a Homespun color. She chose "seafoam" probably brighter than what I would have selected, but it is perfect.
I have been knitting a Prayer Shawl since that day, using the Lion Brand free pattern.
It requires 3 skeins. Using size 10 needles and the stitch listed. It is taking more time than I thought. If I make another I will just use a garter stitch.
I have not decided how I will get it to one of the MANY in the Newtown community who need the warmth of the shawl but plan on sending it or bringing it to a local agency that might know who to give it too. I have mentioned my intention to some fellow knitters who I hope will also make one. I will also show it to some to hope to inspire them. There are so many who might need the warmth of this shawl. I wonder if there is a way that Lion Brand could reach out to its subscribers and organize a country wide quest to make these Prayer Shawls I do not think that too many could be made. There are families and teachers and first responders and neighbors and......
It will not fix anything, but let us all spread some warmth and love this holiday season and what a great way to start a new year.
I do not think that there is a time that is too long after the tragedy. So let us get started.

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