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« on: October 26, 2006 06:10:32 AM »

I work on a residential campus with a couple hundred folks with developmental disabilities. Our chaplain's boyfriend passed away suddenly a few weeks ago, and while she was out I decided to knit her a prayer shawl. She is also our art therapist, so I wanted it to look really special. I used Lion Homespun Tudor, which self stripes in several soft colors, and the basic prayer shawl stitch, k3p3. She loved it. I printed off some info about the shawls and included it in the gift bag, and she was even familiar with the seminary professor who helped develop the prayer shawl concept--I think she may have studied under her--so it was the perfect gift. It was my first one & I was pretty proud of it.



(here's where the pattern & info came from--http://www.shawlministry.com/ )
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« Reply #1 on: October 26, 2006 08:59:54 AM »

beautiful!
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« Reply #2 on: October 26, 2006 09:29:29 AM »

That's really pretty! I just knitted a prayer shawl for my aunt, though I did a triangle.  Homespun is perfect for these, and it's so warm!  Did you notice how warm your lap was getting as the shawl grew? Smiley 
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« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2006 01:10:46 PM »

it's beautiful.  What's the name of the community you live in?  I lived in a L'Arche community for three years.
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« Reply #4 on: October 27, 2006 07:15:57 PM »

Hi beatnik_chik! The place I work is called Clover Bottom, and it is as pretty as the name implies...used to be part of a plantation, long long ago.
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« Reply #5 on: October 28, 2006 02:21:14 AM »

ah. i've wondered what prayer shawls are.
thanks for the link.
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« Reply #6 on: October 29, 2006 01:29:54 PM »

What a beautiful and heartfelt gift. I wish I had your skills!
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« Reply #7 on: October 29, 2006 06:14:41 PM »

That's really pretty! It is definitely a great gift.
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« Reply #8 on: October 29, 2006 07:11:56 PM »

It's lovely, and very thoughtful of you. 
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« Reply #9 on: October 29, 2006 10:04:04 PM »

That's beautiful, I love the colors. Prayer shawls are such a special way to show someone you care. Great job!
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