Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Planting Seeds of Intention


Last week, I went to my first Prayer Shawl Ministry meeting.  I had not known about this ministry until I wore a shawl to Sunday school and, on seeing me in a homemade shawl, one of the ladies in my class invited me to join them on the first or third Monday of the month.  That Monday, I was given three skeins of this yarn.  Each skein was only 81 yards.  I was a bit confounded as to what to do with my provisions.


I searched patterns on Ravelry and Lion Brand for about three hours, trying to find something I could make with three skeins of Super Bulky yarn.  I looked through my books...  and magazines.


Finally, I just started... with one thing in mind... and then, that changed...  and this is the end result.  I did just what I do while I cook:  take a little from this and a little from that, until it seems right to my taste. LOL.   BTW, for all of the non-knitters, this shawl is made using a "seed stitch".  I loved the sentiment of this prayer:


PLANTING SEEDS OF INTENTION

May each stitch be a seed of beauty.
May each stitch be a seed of truth.
May each stitch be a seed of health.
May each stitch be a seed of compassion.
May each stitch be a seed of joy.
May each stitch be a seed of grace.
May each stitch be a seed of love.

~ WREN ROSS
Boston, Massachusetts

from Prayer Shawl Companion by Janet Bristow and Victoria A. Cole-Galo

16 comments:

Julie Harward said...

Your work is the most beautiful thing...it looks so warm and so pretty! :D

Diana said...

That is beautiful!!!!

Chatty Crone said...

It is beautiful and I love the poem - with the seeds of intention. sandie

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

That is beautiful, Tanna.

podso said...

It sure turned out beautifully. Do you remember how you did it so you can repeat it? I love it's size!

Deb said...

you did a great job...

♥Sugar♥Plum♥Fairy♥ said...

Wowow, ur so good with ur hands, creative and artful!!
The ministry sounds warm and fun!!

From the Kitchen said...

It's a perfect size. I can do a seed stitch (knit and purl, too) but I have to have a simple pattern and make no mistakes.

Best,
Bonnies

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

I love it, and if I were this talented, I would own every color scarf there is, and have all kinds of throws on my furniture! Oh and several shawls also. :) Teresa

Katherine said...

I love the posts you do of your creations. You are oh so talented and I love this shawl. Nice and warm for the upcoming cooler weather.

Susan said...

You turned out a beautiful shawl! This prayer shawl ministry will NEVER let you go. I was confronted in church one Sunday wearing a shawl and got involved similarily.

Amanda said...

I've long admired your creativity to work with what you have. You always seem to create masterpieces. Some in the kitchen, some through knitting, some through photography, the list keeps going. Your talents seem to know no end. Some lady is going to be very lucky to get that shawl. Especially knowing the "seed of intention" prayer that has been prayed over it.

Karen said...

How beautiful, you are soo talented!

Stacey at Living by Faith said...

It looks wonderful! I am so sentimental so I especially love how the stitch is a seed stitch. Pair that with the prayer...oh my, it's just perfect.

My friend was given something similar when she was going through her chemo treatments. She still talks about how much it means to her. She is not a huge believer, so this was an especially strong way to minister to her.

Janean said...

i think the prayer shawls and prayer quilts are the best things to become involved with. your work is lovely!!!!

Jill said...

I love that bulky yarn! It is just beautiful! LOVE IT!

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