Care and the love of knitting (and crochet) have been combined into a prayerful ministry that reaches
out to those in need of comfort and solace. Many blessings are knitted into every shawl. The knitter
begins each shawl with prayers for the recipient. Intentions are continued throughout the creation of
the shawl. When the shawl is completed it is offered a final ritual before being sent along its way.

Shawls…made for centuries universal and embracing,
symbolic of an inclusive,unconditionally loving, God.
They wrap, enfold, comfort, cover, give solace,
mother, hug, shelter and beautify.
Those who have received these shawls
have been uplifted and affirmed,
as if given wings to fly above their troubles…

– Janet Bristow, 1998