A few weeks ago I wrote about having decided to use some of the charm packs that I'd bought to contribute to our church's prayer shawl ministry. This project was started during the winter months and has been wildly successful. Older women have taught younger women to crochet. Shut-ins have found a way to minister to others through their knitting. Women who had never before picked up yarn and needles are now happily casting on, purling and knitting, and casting off. The pile in the narthex grows and a team has been formed to find recipients for the handicrafts outside of our own membership. The cancer treatment center will use them in their infusion room, and the Breathing Room -- a local support center for cancer patients and their families -- is interested in receiving some, as well. Many will go to members of the congregation who are facing hard times, and some will go to moms of new babies.
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I wanted to get involved, but don't want to knit. I have enough vices! The charm squares came to mind, and I've made two prayer shawls out of some identical Moda charm packs with Moda borders. You can see them above, ready to go to church. You can also see them below!
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