My SIL makes prayer shawls. She tells me they are for someone going through a tough time emotionally, physcially, mentally, spiritually - whatever. And as she crochets each shawl, she tries to send her best, most healing, most loving thoughts to that person - or crochet them into the shawl, if you will. Many medical problems and treatments as well as shocking events leave people chilled. So a shawl has a practical use as well. I think most of us do the same thing with our quilts, don't we? Plus, it's therapeutic for the giver as well as the recipient.
I'll ask my SIL if she will send me her pattern. She lives in Alaska and isn't great at correspondence, but I will try.
6/9/2009 3:50:32 PM