October 26th, 2010
Recently, I read a great article on the Madison Daily Leader‘s website about a woman named Shirley Harrington-Moore, who just knitted her 100th shawl for charity. As I have stated in previous blog posts, knitting and crocheting for charities is near and dear to my heart, so I am always thrilled when I see these type of stories in the news. In the article, Shirley discusses how her passion for knitting shawls comes from her desire to provide people who live in nursing homes with a form of comfort and warmth. She also says that it takes “approximately 15 hours to create one of her shawls and usually produces one per week.” I think that is pretty impressive for someone to take that much time out of their personal time to create something so comforting for those in need.
Shirley mentions that Lion Brand is her brand of choice for these shawls, and the picture on the front page of the article even features her modeling one of her latest shawls, which is made from the pattern that is featured on the inside of the Homespun label. We are so proud to have such loyal consumers, and we are inspired by all of your hard work and creativity!
To read the original article and see a photo of Shirley, click here.
For prayer & comfort shawl patterns, click here.
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What charity projects do you contribute to? Why is it an important part of your yarncrafting life? Share your thoughts by commenting!