Saturday, August 20, 2011

Knitting with a prayer...

I have been busy this summer freezing corn, okra, and peaches. Being disabled, I have to do what I call "piddle" and then rest. I am proud of what I was able to get put away for the winter. Now, I have time to get to other things. Above is a prayer shawl for the ministry at our church. The thread is purchased and prayed over before it is delivered to me to knit or crochet into a shawl. I like this pattern because it is neat but easy to do.
You cast on 63 stitches and knit 10 rows. Then you do a row 1: knit3, purl 3, 2: knit the next row. Repeat these two rows until you have 10 rows. Then knit 10 rows again and them repeat the two rows of pattern. You end with knit 10 rows and add fringe. You will be able to see how the pattern forms.
I pray the shawl will bring comfort to whoever receives it. We are not told who gets it and they do not know who the knitter was.