Knit and Pray

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

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!

Friday, June 01, 2018


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


May you and yours have a most blessed Easter!