Mary Rose Rickenbach, left,and Emily Valli, of Trinity Episcopal Church of West Pittston, Pennsylvania, display one of eight afghans created for children in the war-torn Middle East.
Prayer shawl for surgery
Ken Brown of St. Thomas & Grace church, Brandon, Vermont, rests under the prayer shawl that went into surgery with him.
Knitting for seafarers
Jeanette Devita, manager of the Christmas at Sea program at the Seamen's Church Institute in New York, sorts knitted items to be distributed to seafarers at Christmas and other times of the year.
Knit for the Cure
Knit for the Cure founder Emily Weigel, right, and her mother, Carol Chew, distribute materials and directions after Sunday services at Church of the Redeemer, Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania.
Prayer shawl group
Becki Van Valin, left, and Leigh Bonner participated in a prayer shawl group at St. John the Divine in Houston.
Scarves for veterans
Students, families, faculty and staff of TMI – The Episcopal School of Texas produced scarves such as this one, displayed in the school's library with World War II yearbooks, as part of a Knit Your Bit campaign to provide scarves for veterans' centers.
Peyton Mae Delgado tries out a blanket knit by Jeri Willen, a parishioner of St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church in Houston.
Prayer shawl for Bishop Alard
Sue Edmonson, a parishioner at St. John the Divine, Houston, knits a prayer shawl in Suffragan Bishop Leo Alard's hospital room. Alard died in 2003, awaiting a liver transplant.