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Monday, October 11, 2010

Knitting

I have been busy knitting prayers shawls for our church ministry. Before I started knitting them, I did not realize all the prayers and love that go into each shawl. Prayers are begun when the yarn is purchased and then as you start to knit and as you knit. We make the shawls and they are given to the person without them knowing who made it and the person making them does not know who receives them. An internet friend of mine was diagnosed with cancer and had surgery. Before she started chemo, the prayer ministry mailed her one. She said she cried when she got it in the mail and took it to her chemo treatment. They nurses remarked about it and she told about it being mailed from a prayer ministry in North Carolina.
I am not showing pictures of the shawls but the above picture is a pair of wrist warmers or fingerless gloves that I knitted for our daughter-in-law. I did not do a thumb and have done these for her to see if they fit. She is tiny and I tried to make the pattern smaller. You can find the pattern on line here.
Love,
Marie



10 comments:

  1. Oh Marie, that prayer shawl is such a wonderful idea! Two years ago, I made little hand quilted pot holders for my family for Christmas. As I stitched them, I prayed for the person I was sewing for and then I gave them as gifts. It was so much fun to make them and so nice to remember them in prayer in that way!
    Your wrist warmers are also very nice!
    Have a lovely day!

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  2. Marie,the prayer shawls are an amazing gift, I know they are beautiful but how comforting and loving for the person receiving it.
    Loved seeing all your Halloween decorationn and the little pumpkin stitch is precious...hugs, Linda

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  3. Marie,

    My oldest daughter, a senior in high school has a pair of these a wonderful lady made for her and she absolutely adores them. Yours look amazing!

    Love and Hugs ~ Kat

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  4. What a sweet thing you are doing. They look so warm also.
    Hugs to you.

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  5. I'm currently working on my 6th prayer shawl. Our church woman have done many of them. What a wonderful ministry.

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  6. Your knitting is beautiful, Marie! :)

    I think the prayer shawl ministry is such a wonderful one! xo

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  7. How wonderful! I *love* the idea behind this! Prayer is powerful and this is a labour of love...may the LORD bless you in it.

    Blessings,
    Camille

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  8. Love the mitts!

    You left a comment on my blog about a sweater in my blog header but you're a "no reply". Email me at jackieDOTkATcomcastDOTnet and I'll give you the details.

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  9. What a neat idea! Love it! I'm going to have to learn to knit again one of these days ;)

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  10. What an angel you are! Those shawls would mean so much to a person receiving them. God Bless!

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