Now that the shawl was complete all that was left was to give it over to the recipient.
I have to say I was nervous about giving it over. Partly because I had put so much love into this one thing, and also I was concerned that the recipient wouldn’t quite understand the gesture.
Thankfully this was not the case!
I decided the best idea would to be to package it in some way and then write a card to go with it explaining what I had done. It worked out that the person opened the blanket whilst I wasn’t there, so I’m glad I wrote the card.
Soon after I had a gushing message about how wonderful it was and how thankful she was. Phew!
I was given the most incredible gift yesterday by @kittycatcollar she knitted me a prayer blanket. After Ezra's traumatic birth I had asked her to pray for me as I was struggling to emotionally recover, and she did. Every time she prayed for me she knitted a little more of the blanket, and now that it's finished she has given it to me to use at times when I feel I need physical, emotional & spiritual warmth and comfort. It's a reminder that I am loved and valued. I think it's the most wonderful gift I've ever been given. 😭💖#prayerblanket #prayer #craft #knitting
The fab news is that she has even decided to start her own blanket too! Which is brilliant because it really gives me the feeling that its coming full circle, and all with the original intentions that I set out with.
– If you are planning to make your own prayer blanket/shawl try to have some kind of ‘centering prayer’. I spoke in an earlier post about going back to ‘Father, Son and Holy Spirit’ as a way of maintaining concentration you get lost.
-Take it all with you. I am so glad that I took my knitting with me to most places. Not only so I could knit a row when I had a few minutes to spare. But also because it feels like taking that person with you as you go about your life.
-Try think about what colours suit the person and then explain your reasoning in a card that you give with the blanket. I also included the washing instructions for the yarn in the card.
I really hope this encourages someone to take up the beautiful art of knitting a prayer blanket/shawl. I am already on number 2!
Peace and Joy. x