Vicki invited me to do this blog about one of my hobbies--crochet. Pretty much all the time, I have at least one project going and yarn and patterns lined up for the future. Sometimes, I have a whole box of yarn stashed. I tend to go a little nuts when the stuff is on sale.
My favorite projects are prayer shawls. These use the pattern described at
The idea is to make the shawl with prayerful intentions for well-being, health and healing for the person wearing it. These are large shawls with generous fringe, and I can’t count how many I’ve made across the years. Most have been given away to family and friends.
I started out as a knitter, learning as a kid in a Brownie troop, but knitting is harder. I taught myself to crochet and seldom do any knitting now. I make scarves, shawls, and afghans. Crocheting becomes meditative and relaxing. It’s something to do watching TV, football especially.
I’d intended to sell eight of these at craft shows this fall. However, my deteriorating hip and subsequent surgery prevented me from doing anything. Still, I kept crocheting them. I have the yarn for two more.
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Alice, from the bottom of my heart, I thank you for your generous spirit. I don't knit or crochet; however, my church does have a prayer shawl ministry and I make sure they have supplies for their work.
Do any of you do special work for church or a non-profit or just because?