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