Mary: When I was thirteen, I taught myself to knit from an old McCall’s craft book for children. The hobby took on a new bent three years ago when I saw an article about a prayer shawl group in Iowa. Upon approaching my church about the idea, I was asked if I would spearhead the meeting. Along with two friends, we launched a Prayer Shawl Ministry. The group of ten or so meets monthly to knit or crochet. The shawls we make are about 18-20” wide and about 60” in length.