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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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Prayer Shawls

Our church has a group of people that knit prayer shawls that are given to people either anticipating surgery or already hospitalized by our Parish Nurses. They've told many heart-warming stories of the people who recieve them and the blessing that they receive.

Personally, I've received letters from two of the people that I've knitted a prayer shawl for and they bring tears to my eyes as I hear their reactions to the handwork that was created for them. One woman received a shawl and was overwhelmed by the realization that someone had knitted something to wrap her in love and warmth during a difficult hospital procedure. Another was received by a teen undergoing a painful operation and the shawl just happened to fit perfectly over her wheelchair that she was using during her recovery.

Knitters meet once a month to knit together but we work on our projects in between those meetings. We "knit one, pray one" and send the shawls off with prayer, knowing that they will be used where they are needed most.

We use Lion Brand "Homespun" yarn for most of our projects. The shawl turns out lovely with many variations of color.

Our Parish Nurses deserve recognition for starting this ministry. They encourage the knitters and the recipients reactions cause us to continue!

I have no pictures because I give the prayer shawls away! But we knit them with Lion Brand Homespun yarn on size 13 needles, 57 stitches across and about 2 skeins in length!

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