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Second Congregational Church: Hospice Shawls

Our church Associate Minister opened a "challenge" if you will to the Knitters in the group. We use 3 skeins of Homespun per shawl. I've made 3. We have had 2 groups of shawls blessed and distributed. First time there were 30, I believe Sunday November 7th (2 weeks ago) we donated 40. Rev. Esther has received numerous notes from both recipients and their families about how welcomed and warm the shawls are. It's a wonderful feeling to provide a "hug" for someone in need. I'm not certain that our local media has picked up on the project. I truly believe that I get as much out of making the shawls in the inner peace it brings to me, as the clients of Hospice. The cost is so minimal, the return is great.
The last round ... I had finished one shawl and then my Mum got seriously ill and was in the hospital. She was freezing ... and I gave HER the shawl. She has since recovered, but loves the shawl to pieces (She's 83!) I made another one to "replace" it for the CHurch and finished it at 5:30 a.m. the morning we dedicated them. Right under the line!
Thanks for making a great product. It's soft, colorful, rich feeling, but washable and hypoallergenic.
Lorelei Azarian
Graphic designer and Prayer Shawl Knitter (and crocheter too!!!)

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