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Sunday, February 18, 2007

Prayer Shawl

A co-worker is out and battling her 3rd bout with cancer. She is a very sweet woman and I wanted to do something special for her. I knew she was a very spiritual person and a very humble person. I came across some sites that talked about Prayer Shawls, how they are made, meanings behind the colors and prayers to go with them. I just *knew* this was the perfect gift for Gloria. So I sent out an email to all my co-workers and told them of my special project. I solicited yarn contributions and emailed them the list of colors and their meanings and the only specification I stated was that the yarn be wool, otherwise, any color went. They could pick a color for what they thought Gloria needed during this hardship or they could pick a color that was significant to how they saw her. It was amazing to see the colors that people chose! I decided to make each row a different color. I have about 16" of tails on both ends of the scarf to do a pretty knot pattern at the end. I'm using a simple K3, P3 pattern in an odd numer of 3s so that every row starts with K3 to avoid ribbing.

I told my co-workers that I would bring the shawl to work everyday till it was finished. I invited everyone to stop by my office and they could add their prayers to the shawl and if there were any other knitters they were welcome to knit their prayers into the shawl. I can't wait till this project is done and I can give it to Gloria.


PHD Knitter said...

Yay! You got them to work! How did you get the smaller bars?

Kozy Kitty said...

I was trying to visualize how this would look. It's really pretty. I think the idea of each row being a different color sets off the pattern! I'll stop in and check it out!