Thursday, October 30, 2008
The Long Prayer
Have you ever heard of a prayer shawl? I began this knitting project as a newbie last winter, knowing that I had to work fast for my husband's sick grandfather, George. With each stitch comes a prayer. It's almost like a meditation to focus on someone so intensely while your making this blanket. The three stitches I went over and over for months, for love, mercy and comfort, will be on my mind for a long time.
George passed away in the spring. His vibrant blue eyes would have stood out with this shawl draped lovingly around his shoulders. After he died I tucked away the blanket for a few months not sure of what to do with it.
Well, it's done. Finally, it's done. And it will be boxed up with a love note for grandpa George's sweet and lonely wife, Arlene. And in perfect time for All Souls Day this Sunday.