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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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Personal sharing of Prayer Shawls

It all started when I read about prayer shawl ministries. I started knitting shawls and my sister who was an associate pastor at the time wanted to give them to folks she went to visit for the Church. I furnished most of the yarn as my part of the ministry. I still make them and give them to shut-ins, those taking care of loved ones who just need a warm hug and the elderly ladies in a Sunday School class I taught, which is no longer an active class. I recently gave them to my brothers two daughters, one who had been ill and the other who is recovering from a serious accident. When I gave the one to the neice in the accident, she immediately covered herself and kept in on over night as I spent that night with her in the hospital. I have a plastic bin dedicated to Homespun which is the yarn I use for all my shawls and love the many colors. I am impressed with the warmth of the yarn and keep one on the back of my sofa to use as I knit others. I always have one in progress as it is so easy to make and travels everywhere I go. I don't have to follow instructions too closely which is also fun. Many people ask me what Im making and I love telling about the ministry. Ive lost count as to how many I have given away, but several of my family members and some of their friends have received one. I did contact ten ladies in our Church to knit Warm Up America squares for a mission project to make a blanket and it was so much fun that I now have thirty-one more squares to make the second one. We did not purchase any yarn, it was either left over from their stash or mine. We used worsted weight yarn for the blankets. As always it is more blessed to give than to recieve, however many tell me all the time how much their shawl means to them. Harriett

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