Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Yarn Along

Here's this week's edition of the Yarn Along,  I'm still working on my Heart to Heart Shawlette.  I've reached the halfway point and am ready to start decreasing.  I am loving this yarn and can't wait for this to be ready to wear. 

I am reading Chinatown Beat by Henry Chang.  It's the story of a Chinese American cop in Chinatown.  I've only just started it, but it's dark and fascinating from the get-go.  

This week I was finally able to finish the prayer shawl I've been working on. It's prayer shawl for a 19 year old girl who's been diagnosed with a brain tumor.  Most of the prayer shawls in the closet at church aren't really suited for a young lady, so I decided to make something cooler for her.  This pattern is based on the very popular Clapotis, but works up easier because it isn't knit on the diagonal so it doesn't require the increases/decreases that make it complicated.  The pattern is named Dummy Clap.  It's knit in stockinette with a few ktbl's and the stitches are dropped when binding off to create the lacy look.  It is simply beautiful and I hope she feels surrounded with prayers and love when she wears it. 

6 comments:

Sarah said...

Beautiful prayer shawl! I hope that the recipient finds much comfort wrapped up in it.

Amy said...

I am sure the person who gets you lovely Clapotis will love it!

musicalmary said...

It is beautiful, Karen. What a wonderful ministry. I love your post!

Nadja said...

Wow, is that pretty!

Hee hee--just saw that my word verification is "periti"...as in, "Wow, is that periti!"

Swanski said...

Beautiful Beautiful shawl!!!

Lindy said...

What a beautiful shawl and what a thoughtful gesture. I am a cancer survivor. When I went through treatment I followed someone's suggestion to visualize myself wrapped in everyone's prayers and good wishes. I'm sure that having a prayer shawl will provide similar comfort.