Friday, February 20, 2009

The Possibilties of Prayer...

So, I tried another crafty idea recently. Knitting. Yup, knitting. It is a tricky craft, that once you start can be little addicting. My Mom came over a couple of weeks ago to teach me how. Despite her wonderufl teaching, I still had some minor mess ups.
I was attempting to make a Prayer Shawl. For those of you who haven't heard of these, it is a shawl, that while it is being made the knitter is praying through each row. I got one from my AP, Jess, and Mom a few years ago when I was having surgery and going through some tough stuff. It was one of the greatest gifts I ever received. Especially at that time in my life.
One of my best friends is going through some pretty rough times right now. Since I feel helpless, I needed to try to do something. So the Prayer Shawl came into mind.
It started off well, but about ten rows in I ended up with 30 more stitches. I had to call my Mom, for reinforcement. She was able to figure out what I was doing and set me on the right path. I knitted so much in the last few weeks, because I wanted to have it done for a particular date.
Anyway, long story short. It is done. Lots of prayers, maybe some swears, but the end result is prayers for three very special people in my life.


Amy and Andrew said...

What a great idea and such a meaningful gift. It looks fantastic!

MKG said...

Anyone who knows you, knows what a special friend you are.