I feel like I should preface this post by saying that despite the quotes I’m about to use, I don’t actually intend this to be a religious post. Those of you who know me know that I’m not terribly religious. However, recently a coworker lost her mother and it gave me pause to think about what might comfort her during this time. I once told my sister, “Bad things happen to people and I don’t know what to do, but I know how to knit.” So that’s what I did.
Shawls have been made for centuries. They wrap, enfold, comfort, cover, give solace, mother, hug, shelter and beautify.
Whether they are called Prayer Shawls, Comfort Shawls, or Peace Shawls, the shawl maker begins with prayers, blessings and thoughts for the recipient. The intentions are continued throughout the creation of the shawl.
(from the Prayer Shawl Ministry)
I hope it provides her comfort.