My church also started a prayer shawl ministry about a year ago. Most of the ladies crochet. I learned to crochet from these ladies. I am the youngest of the group (27) and most are old enough to be my grandmother. I love the time i get to spend with them (once a month for 2 hours) and I think they really enjoy seeing a young person knit/crochet! We've given away 100+ shawls this last year. I've made 3 so far (i'm slow at crochet).