Sunday, November 21, 2010

Shawl Ministry Pins

Thanks to a timely prod from Pat and Jane Ann, I finally wrote down and uploaded a ::cough:: long-promised PDF pattern for these whimsical little Shawl Ministry Pins.

Shawl ministry pins

The pin depicts a miniature prayer shawl in progress. The pattern includes a pictorial tutorial for the miniature knitting needles as well as the miniature shawl. For gentle readers wondering about the scale of things, here's a pin with a NJ quarter.

Shawl ministry pin with NJ quarter for scale

The pins were designed for shawl ministry groups, although perhaps other groups and individuals will also enjoy making, giving, and wearing them. In keeping with the spirit of shawl ministry, the pattern is free for personal, non-commercial use. I think the pins are best shared freely and widely – I hope they bring happiness wherever they are bestowed and maybe, just maybe, do a little bit to sparking lovingkindness (or hesed, agape, metta, mohabbat, etc as gentle readers may prefer).


Kaye said...

Very cute! Good job!

Lorien said...

I love these! I just made 20 pairs of tiny toothpick knitting needles to make pins for my prayer shawl group! Hoping that by wearing them, they will be a conversations starter to tell people about our group and get the shawls into the hands of those who need them.