Broken Ribs Prayer Shawl

Introduction: Broken Ribs Prayer Shawl

About: Born in England many years ago, moved to California in 1980, moved to New York in 1993, became a US citizen. Favourite place to visit, besides London England, is Lake Winnipesaukkee in New Hampshire, home of …

February 20th - Having finished my Afghan, I am making a Prayer Shawl, for my friend Cathy's dad. Ed fell and broke and displaced six ribs last week when he was at the bowling alley. Not a great present for Valentine's day. Now this active man has to sit/recline in a chair for at least six weeks while the ribs mend themselves. Therefore, to make up for this I am knitting him a prayer shawl from the Lion Brand Prayer Shawl Ministry book , which contains all sorts of designs for both crochet and knitting. As Ed is a retired minister, I hope he will like the shawl. Hopefully it will keep draughts away from his neck as he lies in the chair.

The pattern I am using is called "Knit Wide Scarf" and the colour chosen is Homesplun Nouveau . Although predominently brown in colour, Nouveau is a great random yarn, and it looks very different in different lights as you can see in the photos with hints of green, red and blue. I am using bamboo circular needles, no 10 1/2 and should finish very soon as I am on the last skein. (It takes three skeins) Of course the cat has got in the act - as usual!

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    9 years ago on Introduction

    I just came across you and your instructables. I can't wait to read them all. Great work and I love your user name :-)


    14 years ago on Introduction

    Nice job stinkymum (not being mean)! I love all your stuff, especially those octopuses recently posted. Great job(s)!