I’m taking a break from the BIG PROJECT today and started knitting a prayer “shawl” for a friend who’s undergoing cancer treatment. It’s actually more like a lap robe, ’cause I don’t think guys really do shawls.
It’s made with a simple k3 p3 pattern suggested in “Knitting Into the Mystery.” The pattern is symbolic of the Trinity. I’ve made a couple of prayer shawls before and they were very well received and loved by the people I gave them to. Sadly, one of those succumbed to brain cancer a couple of years ago, but I know the shawl was well used while she was going through treatment.
I also put together a quick couple strands of prayer beads that my Relay for Life team is going to make for the annual event at the end of May. I needed to see if I could actually make them and how long they would take to make so I would have some idea for the workshops we’ll be having soon to make them for the relay. Actually, John did most of the one on the right. We wanted to see how long it would take someone who’s never done beads before, and he did it in less than half an hour. Not bad.