One of the knitting groups I’m in, which meets at a church, makes prayer shawls/lap blankets for the VA hospital in a nearby city. I’ve been in that group for close to 2 years, but somehow that project somehow rarely seemed to be on the top of my pile. Well! Yesterday I finally finished it!
It is made from yarns donated to the group, but there is enough yarn on hand I was able to select the colors I wanted to work with. You can probably tell that getting enough of the same gray was difficult, but working with several different balls of yarn, and even double-stranding at one point to make it knit to the right scale and tension, I was able to create the striping pattern I had in mind.
Also, one of my sisters helped me for a bit! She did several rows in the middle boring gray part.
|Close-up of the loose section and the inadvertent gray-shade color changes. Not perfect, but warm and cuddly.|
|The sunflower on top of the shawl is a crocheted wall decoration, made by request for a friend. It’s all cotton yarn.|
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