Knit and Pray

Catholic woman talks about knitting, sewing, crocheting, cross-stitching, crafting and Catholic Faith and family.

Monday, January 14, 2019

New Year 2019

I thank God for His loving kindness!  May this year be a blessed one for all! 

Wednesday, December 05, 2018

Thinking About The Dash Between Dates...

As I sit and watch the funeral of George H. W. Bush I think back to the many funerals this year has brought: Danny Thompson, Marcia Thompson, Virginia Fry Pratt.  These are people I have sat at table with.  Many people will be born today and many will also die.  The relationship we have with Jesus will determine where we end up in eternity.  I pray we all will be in heaven when our time comes! May God have mercy on us all!

Wednesday, November 21, 2018

November 21, 2018

Happy anniversary to my dear hubby Norman as we celebrate 26 years of holy matrimony!  Our story has had its ups and downs but God has certainly had His hand in it!  Thank you God for the many blessings, graces and mercies shown each day!

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

October 2018

Well here we are again!  Still working on the last five nine patch blankets.  Will hopefully be ready to donate to our local Newborns In Need Midway in November which will be here before we know it. 
We began this month on a family trip via Amtrak from Kansas City to Flagstaff, AZ.  The weather on the first day was awful, but the next day made up for it.  It truly is the Grand Canyon!  We also got to visit Meteor Crator which was very impressive as well.  The train was delayed by a washout and then by freight taking precidence.  16 hour delay makes for a bit of purgatory!  Overall it was a wonderful family adventure!

Tuesday, September 04, 2018

Knitting Down The Stash Big Time

For the past few weeks I have been knitting down my fairly large stash of Caron Simply Soft.  Using US8 needles CO 41 sts knitting 80 rows 3x per panel then sewing 3 panels together before picking up sts knitting until six rows before BO. Doing this all around to make boarder. These nine patch blankets work up pretty quickly. Looks like I have four or five more to do before this stash will be knit down enough. The remnant yarn will be knitted into strips to make woven balls to donate to Relief Share so that as much yarn as possible is utilized.

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

A Message For Michael

Happy birthday to our baby boy Michael who turns 14 years old! We love you more than we can say! You are a real blessing!

Sunday, July 01, 2018

July 1, 2018

Once again the calendar page is turned.  What story will each of us write today? Each of us must give an accounting of our days. I hope to reflect God's great mercy and goodness.
Stay cool and hydrated as the weather is quite hot. The people around us have been shooting off fireworks already and I'm sure the 4th will be no different than any other with a show of great celebration. Poor Shadow has not ever enjoyed this time of year.
I'm finishing the burial buntings and have a scrap blanket on the needles. Have made great strides in knitting down the stash of DK yarn.
The book Catch-22 is a fun read so far. Am looking forward to more summer reads.
We said a last farewell to a family friend last weekend. One of his granddaughters got married this weekend. We will miss you Danny!