The shawl I made for my friend Sarah is around her husband’s shoulders every morning during his meditation time. I don’t know about the other two; I don’t need to know. I trust that they are just where they are meant to be. Two friends have made me shawls: one for my birthday, the other when my mother died. I can feel the prayer that they knit with every stitch.
I’m amazed at how knitting has deepened my prayer time. I picked up a shawl that I started five years ago, and started knitting, knit three, pearl three, and started praying, a row for each person on my top ten prayer list. Just one of the many ways to do it. Others will evolve.
If you need suggestions, prayers, patterns, encouragement, check out http://www.shawlministry.com/ As I mentioned on my cottage by the sea blog, knitting prayer shawls embraces silence, solitude and simplicity.