Knit and Pray

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

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!

Friday, June 01, 2018

JUNE!

Well, praise the Lord we are here again!  I am once again struck by how swiftly the time goes by.
Am working on some burial buntings and little hats.  There is also a plan for a scrap blanket after I get the current projects finished.
For some summer reading I bought Catch-22 by Joseph Heller.  Since the ring finger on my left hand tends to cramp if I knit too much I will be taking time to read more.
The second son has left the nest and it is bittersweet.  Dear hubby has plans to turn his room into an office/craft room, but not right away.  Soon enough!
Next month will see the remembrance of my baby brother Jimmy Lee Grantham who would have had his 50th birthday if he had lived.  Also it will see my 10th year of donating to our local Newborns In Need.  The finished object box is filling up with blankets, hats and store-bought socks.  Just trying to make my neck of the woods a better place.
Took some days off from Facebook since the posts were getting to be too ugly.  It is so good to have a choice. So disappointed in some people who should know better, but I am certain I have disappointed others myself.  What a time to be alive!  Can only answer for myself and that is plenty!
Well, off to do some praying and knitting!  God bless you!

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Time Goes By...

Well I missed the month of April due to technical difficulties, after blogging since 2005! Life goes on. Daniel is graduating high school and is going for a career in automotive repair.  Michael is planning on going to summer school.  He will have one more year of middle school and then on to high school all too soon!
I am busy as always knitting on preemie hats and blankets.  I am doing pretty well on knitting down the stash and have some skeins ready to work up some Christmas hats after the summer knitting has concluded.
This year has seemed to fly by extra quickly for some reason.  I will be donating several books and puzzles to our annual SEAS garage sales at the beginning of June.  It feels so good to get rid of the clutter!
Am using the library computer to enter this little bit so I hope you are well and are enjoying this Easter season. God bless and keep us all!

Saturday, March 31, 2018

HE IS RISEN! ALLELUIA!!!

May you and yours have a most blessed Easter!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

VaLENTine Knitting


The heart shaped pink glittery buttons are from SEW-OLOGY that I got at Hobby Lobby.  They inspired me to work on more micro burial buntings during this season of Lent.  We remember that we are made of dust and dust we shall return.
Bernat Softee Baby yarn in Prettiest Pink is my go-to yarn for this pattern. The ribbon is from Celebrate It 360.  The Valentine pencil is to show scale. The bunting will fit a baby 9 oz. and smaller.

Thursday, February 01, 2018

Thank You Norman





These photos of FOs are brought to you thanks to my dear hubby Norman! I will work on another nine patch blanket before working on burial buntings for my Lenten knitting. Hope everyone has the best Lent ever! God bless you!

Tuesday, January 02, 2018

2018 The Beginning...

Psalm 117
Praise the Lord, all you nations!  Extol him, all you peoples!
For great is his steadfast love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever.  Praise the Lord!
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May 2018 be a year we choose to fill with the love of Christ to all we meet!  Be a blessing and do as much good for others as much as we are able, for we shall not pass this way again!  Let's purpose to make each day we are given the best day ever!
Thank you dear God for your steadfast love!  Help me to share your love to all I meet.