Saturday, March 11, 2006

Tending to my knittin'

Here is my current project in process. I'm more than half-way through. There's not an exact measurement given for the finished length -- the instructions say "from wrist to wrist" but since I am short, and my arms are short, I'll make it a little longer, then there will be fringes on both ends. This is a prayer shawl, which is made for the church and then given to someone who is ill or troubled. The shawl is made while the knitter says prayers for the recipient. When it's going to be given to someone, it'll be placed on the altar at church, and then after the service members of the congregation can come and pray while they add a knot to the fringe.

Here's some closeups of the yarn and then of the knitting. Maybe this will show the colors better. It seems to be reading more brown in the first photo, and there's no brown in it. The color is called "Mexicana." The main colors are purple and orange. There's a bit of gold in it.

It is very soft. Sometimes I just have to stop and snuggle it. It's an acrylic yarn so it's machine washable and dryable. (Lyon Brand Yarn, Homespun)

I'll try to remember to take more photos after I finish it. And I hope that is soon!


Genevieve said...

That's really pretty and I'm sure it will be much appreciated by someone. I like your quilt too. :)

FrenziedFeline said...

That is pretty yarn. I've never been able to get the hang of knitting, so I greatly admire those who can. You're an inspiration in more ways than one! :)

TECH said...

I like the idea of prayer shawls. That's very cool.

Oh, I finally did your meme on my blog. Late but finally.