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Prayer shawls

24 Feb

Inspired by the concept of applying care, concern and prayers to knitting shawls is like a ministry to me this year.

Made from Angel Hair yarn for Laura

Made from lamb's wool blend for Kathy

Shelby blesses me and each shawl

Colors of sea and sand for Barb

Shelby approves!

Cowl with a twist

12 Dec

Alternative scarf

Soft knit cowls with a twist are definitely one of my favorite things for 2010.  I have made 4 for myself, 2 for Claire, 1 for Gail, 1 for Carol, 1 for Susan and 1 for Mom.

Cowl neck lines were popular in the late 1970s.  I noticed a few in stores last year.  This project came in my sight with an instruction sheet on how easy they are to make by knitting.  It is a wonderful accessory for a cold office and the softer the yarn the better.

I most often used “Homespun” by Lion Brand Yarn.  The content is 98% acrylic and 2 % polyester.  The texture makes the basic garter stitch feel luxurious.  The color blends are beautiful.

http://www.lionbrand.com and http://www.shawlministry.com both feature the prayer shawl concept and suggested patterns.  I am thinking “future project”.