Monday, July 9, 2012

A Home for Our Finished Oddball Shawls

It's been over a year, and all our completed shawls have been waiting for the perfect recipients.  I have kept them carefully stored, so they would be in good condition when the time came.

And now, I have found the perfect place for them! :)
I recently learned that the Hospice and Palliative Care of Charlotte needs 15-20 shawls a WEEK!

REknitting, a member of the Ravelry Charlotte Knitters Group shared the following about the shawl ministry:  "At Levine & Dickson Hospice House (LDHH) a cozy prayer shawl is provided for each new patient admitted. These heartfelt gifts provide great comfort during their stay at the hospice house. The shawls also play an important role in the ceremony at LDHH, held by staff and family members, to honor the patient’s life after they have died. Each shawl that provides warmth in life is lovingly placed over the patient in death. Rosemary, symbolizing remembrance, is cut fresh from the grounds of LDHH, tied with ribbon and hung on the door of the patient’s room. When it is time, with the lights dimmed, a candle lit, and soft music playing, the staff joins the caregivers in escorting the patient from the building. Both the rosemary bouquet and the shawl are presented to the family, in a tangible symbol of remembrance."

Sounds like our shawls will be greatly appreciated there!  I am so pleased to share our beautiful shawls with such a wonderful, caring group.

Monday, July 18, 2011

More Shawls Being Done

This past week, I finished up another Oddball Shawl.

Presenting the "Ocean Fantasy Shawl". So pretty! :)
Ocean Fantasy Shawl Complete

Now, we have four beautiful shawls ready to give to Knitting Help Forum members who need our encouragement.
4 Oddball Shawls Complete

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Still Finishing Up Shawls

Our project is no longer active, but I'm still finishing up shawls as I have time at home.

The Rainy Day Shawl was finished this morning. I just love it!
Oddball Shawl Complete

I still have 7 more to complete, so wish me luck. :)

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Another Shawl Complete, and Progress on Others

Our Blossoms of Joy shawl is now finished, and looks amazing. :D
Blossoms of Joy - Complete

And our Cotton Fields shawl is looking beautiful as well. The cotton yarns are so soft and wonderful.
Cotton Fields after 4 Knitters

Our "Sunbeams" shawl has a new name now, because it looks more like a "Sunset" to me! Beautiful.....
Sunset - formerly Sunbeams

Monday, July 6, 2009

"Red" Shawl by Shandeh

Recently, I contacted one of our forum members to get her mailing address. I wanted to send her one of our shawls, because she was going through a difficult time. Unfortunately, she told me she was allergic to wool. I didn't have a single shawl to give her. :(

SO.....I made one by myself, using different acrylic yarns in my stash. I knew that her favorite color was red, so that's the color I went with.
Red Shawl by Shandeh

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Working on More Oddball Shawls!

Yes, we are still making shawls! :)

Since our last post, we've started 8 more shawls.

"Purple Paradise" is gorgeous:
Purple Paradise Halfway

"Misty Greys" is beautiful:
Misty Grays after threesmom

"Blue Skies" looks great:
(sorry for the blurry photo - I took that photo in a hurry, because my camera battery was dying)
Blue Skies after Shandeh

"Pink Passion" has grown, but we don't have a recent photo. Here's the only one I have:
(it's in the top left corner)
Four New Shawls

We've also just cast on four more.

"Midnight Passion"
Midnight Passion Started

And here are "Sunbeams" "Cotton Fields" and "Ocean Fantasy"
Sunbeams, Cottonfields, Ocean Fantasy

Friday, March 6, 2009

"Flower Garden" and "Magic" Shawls are Complete!

Woo Hoo! I actually completed a couple of our Oddball Shawls this week. :D

Here's our gorgeous "Flower Garden" shawl. It didn't need a border or fringe, because it's perfect all by itself.
Flower Garden - Complete

Our "Magic" shawl looks nice also, even though the color combination is a bit wonky. I'm sure the recipient will still enjoy wrapping up in its warmth.
Magic - Complete