I purchased the “Crocheted Prayer Shawl Campanion” book not only because I liked the patterns, but because it has inspirational stories and prayers in it. As I was speaking with a friend who is having complications with her pregnancy, this ministry came to mind– www.shawlministry.com. I could show her how the love of Jesus comforts and heals by not only making an afghan, but by praying while it is being stitched. I actually started the baby blanket last night and the pattern is already showing through the soft, sky blue Bernat satin yarn www.bernat.com. The pattern I chose was a pattern I had wanted to try for a long while-something small enough for a newborn and interesting to stitch but not so complicated that it made my head hurt. After praying about it, I came across a simple knitted pattern with blocks and diamonds and it was 30×30 inches on size 8 needles; it comes from Creative Knitting magazine www.CreativeKnittingMagazine.com
As it becomes bigger, I will post pictures of the progress.