Prayer Shawls for Every Occasioncomments (4) November 20th, 2008
Prayer shawls have been on my list for some time. How would I get involved? What do I make? Where will I find the time? Out of the blue, all these questions were answered. While hanging out at my LYS, I learned that one of my knitting buddies, Michael Zuravel, had a pattern featured in a new book all about the subject called The Prayer Shawl Companion. Written by the founders of shawlministry.com, this is the ultimate guide to all things related to the prayer shawl movement from patterns to prayers.
Michael is an accomplished knitter who has been honing his craft for more than 12 years. He was immediately drawn to the craft while visiting a friend who was knitting a hat in the round. He begged her to teach him on the spot and he hasn't stopped knitting since. Being a male minority in the knitting world does not bother him at all as he is an integral part of the knitting scene both in the St. Petersburg, FL, and Blowing Rock, NC, communities he calls home. Michael loves to knit shawls and kimonos and has been known to take on gargantuan projects like nine-foot-diameter lace tablecloths! Currently knitting a beaded lace shrug, his next project is yet to be determined but is guaranteed to be spectacular.
I have the book on my nightstand and will enjoy poring over the patterns to pick out just the perfect one to create and present. Unlike the traditional knitting books available on the market, The Prayer Shawl Companion promises more than instruction in knitting; it provides instruction in heartful living and giving.