Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Prayer Shawl

Sometimes when life is a struggle, it helps if you focus on someone else's struggle. My brother rents from a lady named Loni, (her and her husband were friends of our parents when we were younger) Loni has cancer and is in the last days of her life. I made her a Prayer Shawl, first to spend more time praying for someone other than myself, second to let her know that she is being prayed for.

Yarn balls all lined up to make sure I have enough.

I am finished with the shawl, but not with the prayers.

The inspiration came from here, Barb made me a comfort quilt to lay under while I recover from surgery. Since sewing is painful for me I crocheted the shawl. I have spent so many hours under my comfort quilt. When Randi and Jeremiah's baby boys were born silently, her and I both sat under the comfort quilt, sometimes alone, sometimes together. That kind of comfort is meant to be passed along.


Mary said...

A lady at my church is starting a prayer shawl ministry. I wish I had time to crochet with her. That shawl looked lovely.

Barb said...

The prayer shawls I made looked pretty crummy so I never gave them. Yours looks very well made.
I think I knitted too loosely so they looked shapeless. I spose I could have pretended a child made it.

abroadermark said...

Very pretty, Jody! What a sweet, sweet thing to do for your friend!

Tami said...

What a great idea. I've often thought that knitting/crocheting and praying the Rosary go together so well. To take it a step further and pray for an individual need is wonderful.