Prayer Shawls

Today I traveled to (and from) the metropolis of North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, to hear the genealogist, Mark Lowe’s, lecture “Farmhouse, Meeting House, Court House: Breathing Life into Your Family’s Story.”

My husband drove us to North Wilkesboro, so rather than taking the Afghan-that-has-eluded-me and all of the attendant yarns and squares, I took two skeins of Lion Brand Homespun yarn and a pattern for prayer shawl that is available at no charge at, so that I could get a start on yet another project.

While there are several patterns to choose from, I went with the Tranquil Comfort Shawl. Because I tend to crochet loosely, I used a J rather than a K hook. I got a good start on the shawl while getting to the lecture, and made reasonable progress during the lecture which was, as it happens, both informative and educational.

If you want to learn more about prayer shawls and prayer shawl ministries, here are a few links that should get you started.