Yes, I knit Prayer Shawls. I kinda fell into it.
I recently took a course to improve my skills in Hospital Visiting, and no I don’t wip out my Bible as I walk into the room, and I don’t exit with prayer either. Visitation is about meeting the patient were the patient and/or family is. Being present and reveliant to their situation. Listening is a big part of what I do.
Taking this course I met Fran. Fran has been turning out 2 Prayer Shawls a month for many years. She is a leader of a group of dedicated United Church people who knit as a gift of prayer. Though I am not with the United Church (I am a student of Lay Ministry for the Anglican Church of Canada) I like their approach. They knit for Blessings and Celebrations; like Baptisms, Weddings, and other joyous occasions. They also knit for those who are in Distress; Grief, Palliative care, and for those times when things are bleak.
These Prayer shawls are the same pattern but finished and blocked differently.
The pattern is Half-Circle Shawl by Jennifer Jones. Both were knit in Dk Yarn, the pattern is free on Ravelry.com. Fast and easy! I have another on the needles in a darker colour.
I hope to come up with a useful lap robe for nursing home visits, and something more appropriate for my male parishioners. Thinking some small stuffed Teddies for something different.
WIPS 2016 : 25 + 1 = 26
FO’s 2016 : 7 + 6 = 13
Other FO’s (not fibre) : 4
Stash Used 2016: 7 + 8 = 15
Yds of Handspun 2016: O
Sewing FO’s 2016: O
Books 2016: 5 + 4 = 9
cya soon :0)
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