Thursday, June 4, 2009


The shawl arrived while I was away visiting my new grandson. As soon as I returned home, I knit my 6 rows and it is now on its way to Montana!
I knit on this beautiful shawl in memory of 2 very special people in my life: Gail Shearer, who was my knitting mentor and my first employee. She was a master knitter and endured some real hardships in her life. She lost both her son and daughter to cancer, before it took her also. Carla Rae Figgins was a dear friend and customer who fought the fight with as much dignity as she could, but in the end could not beat it.
I knit this in honor of my pastor's wife, Lois Hansen, who recently found out she has breast cancer and is very brave as she starts her quest.
I want to thank Kay for starting this shawl on its journey of life.
Penny Franz
Ewe Count
Cheyenne, WY

1 comment:

dobarah said...

I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of this beautiful work of art. I have read as the shawl has traveled across the States, but until I received your email, knowing that I was next hadn't hit home. Oh my...I"m next!