Knit and Pray

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

Wednesday, January 31, 2007


Here's a sight you don't see everyday! What a wonderful testiment to faith:~) Have a blessed day:~D

Tuesday, January 30, 2007


Here is some info on this Sunday's knitting event to help Warm Up America. It will help to get rid of the acrylic in my stash:~D
On the needles now are the pumpkin scarf, some white booties to go with the hats, a simple one skein hat from "Wendy Knits", and MY Irish Hiking Scarf is begun. The Itty Bitty Hats book came in today and I can hardly wait to get started on something from it!
If you have some favorite recipes you'd care to share, The Preemie Project is collecting them for a cookbook as a fund raiser until March 16. You may click here to submit as many as you would like. Well, I guess that's all that's cookin' for now folks. Take care and keep warm<*:~)

Monday, January 29, 2007


The Cookie Book is by Eva Moore. Illustrations by Talivaldis Stubis. The copyright is 1973. I really like the Three-color sugar cookies. It makes about 24 crisp cookies. The dough must be chilled overnight. The ingredients are:
1/2 cup butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1 egg
1 1/2 cups flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
food coloring - optional
If you know how to make cookies you know what order you mix the ingredients up. If you want to color the dough do so and then roll into a log about 7 1/2" long and 2" around. Wrap in waxed paper or aluminum foil, or plastic wrap. Put it in the refrigerator overnight or longer. When you want to bake them preheat oven to 400F. Grease the cookie sheets. Slice dough into 1/4" thick cookies. Bake for 8 minutes. When done take them off cookie sheet to cool on wire rack.
Really a basic sugar cookie recipe. Just play and have fun:D


Sunday, January 28, 2007


Tammy has passed this meme to me so here it goes:
1. I was born on a Friday the 13th, but am not superstitious.

2. My college roomie Becky used to tell me I sang in my sleep. My hubby says I sit up in my sleep (probably knitting:~D)

3. Met my hubby through the newspaper intro ads.

4. My hubby and I practice Natural Family Planning. In a poll we once read said that a sad 4% of US Catholics actually practice!

5. A few years back I heard a voice clearly say Matthew 8:15 and awakened me. I looked it up and it says "So He (Jesus) touched her (Peter's mother-in-law) hand, and the fever left her. And she arose and served them." I take it to mean that Jesus is there for me any time and I need to focus on serving Him and my fellow brothers and sisters.

6. I have kept the first cookbook I ever got from Scholastic Books. I think it was in 4th grade. A cookie cookbook. A cookie recipe for every month, YUM!!!
I won't tag anyone. If you'd like to do this just leave a comment and I'll come visit:D


A wonderful couple of hours was had at my LYS where I met up with my new friend Tammy (check out her cool stash enhancements) and friend Zarah. I met some other knitters whose names I don't know, but it was a nice, nice diversion for me. In the pic is the pumpkiny scarf I worked on in Cascade 220, the apple green malabrigo (kettle dyed pure merino wool) is for an Irish Hiking Scarf for me, a couple of red skeins of Cascade 220 for The Red Scarf Project and a couple of skeins of Lanett Superwash (100% merino ull) for some items for some warm baby items. All on sale!!! Thanks Carol:~) The guidelines from the Knit From Your Stash have been met and I'm satisfied;~D

Friday, January 26, 2007


The boys and I had a lot of fun with our snowflake creations. As soon as they dry I'll sew them up and put in a little stuffing and a ribbon to hang them with. Next month's theme is *STOCKINGS*


Thursday, January 25, 2007


Having fun with large preemie hats here. Hoping to get to the knit-in at LYS tomorrow night. So excited for Brianne who just found out she's expecting a girl. Hope you are having a wonderful day. It's the 25th(!) of the month and that means that when the boys get home from school we'll be making Christmas ornaments:~) The theme of this month is *SNOWFLAKES*. Come back tomorrow for some pics on how they turned out. Til then stay warm and remember those who have to be out in the cold.

Friday, January 19, 2007

Scrappy Scarf For Norm

Another Large Preemie Hat

Large Preemie Hats

Wednesday, January 17, 2007


THANK YOU everyone for your prayers and concern! We are SO THANKFUL for the blessings we have been given. It's very humbling when so many around us are having a much more difficult time of it. One of our friends lost their beautiful apple tree and her 7 year old daughter asked her why God did this and her response was "Two reasons. One, the pruning of the trees and second, pruning of our souls". How are we treating our neighbors? This is a testing of what matters most to us. A real workout for our spiritual muscles.
I've been giving the knitting needles quite a workout too. I finished the sweater made from a pattern from the May 2006 issue of Creative Knitting magazine. Then made the hat that went along with the sweater, just changed the coloring. The fun fur is now out of the stash:D I'm sure the kids will have a good time with the hats. I also gathered some small balls of leftover wool yarn and whipped up another hat. Guess I'll whip up some preemie hat/booties now. The boys won't go back to school until at least next Tuesday. Hope cabin fever won't get too bad. It's too dangerous for them to go outside and play. So many of the broken limbs are still hanging on at the top of the trees. Folks, it's a real mess out there!!! Take care everyone! Please keep praying and your needles clicking:D

God's Pruning

Last Of The Fun Fur From Stash Ready To Go

Size 12 Sweater With Matching Hat

Scrappy Hat

My Trio Having A Good Time

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Ice Covered Branch

Icy Hoop

I'm Glad It Isn't Glass!!!


An icy wonderland. The cracking and big bangs went on all night. Very unsettling, but we pray and then we take inventory. Electricity and cable are ok and we have a gas heater as back up heating. Pantry is full and we are all in and are hunkering down til we have to dig our way out. Knitting is looking pretty good about now! Take care and God bless!!!

Natural Tree Trim

Have A Bit Of Cleaning Up To Do When It Thaws

Just The First Round Of Ice

Well, I Guess A New Cloths Line Will Be In Order

Friday, January 12, 2007


Here is a good link for information on Divine Mercy. I'm reading St. Faustina's Diary and was struck by one of the entries where Jesus came as a small child and spoke to St. Faustina and said "Look at the sky. Do you see the moon and these stars? These stars are the souls of faithful Christians, and the moon is the souls of religious. Do you see how great the difference is between the light of the moon and the light of the stars? Such is the difference in heaven between the soul of a religious and the soul of a faithful Christian. True greatness is in loving God and in humility."
Oh, how beautiful!!! May we all dwell in Divine Mercy every day for as long as our journey shall last!

Thursday, January 11, 2007


I have just a couple of these beauties left to do and then they'll be off to Kate. She would like them to get to her by February 28 so I want to get them done now. Today I made the blue hats from the fun fur squares I made for the Knit a River deal, since my box came back to me today. For some reason it couldn't be delivered:( Oh well, at least I tried. The kids should love them anyways.

Reminds Me Of The Old Beauty Shop Hairdryers

How Glam!!!

Just Purply!!!

Sewed Three 6" Squares And Picked Up Stitches To Knit Top

Made From Five 6" Squares

From The Back Of The Grassy Wreath Hat

So Grassy LOL!


Tammy had and interesting enty here about knitting and the Bible.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Fun Fur Stash Ready To Be Fun Hats

Pretty Hat In Caron Simply Soft And Unknown Fun Fur

Symphonia Cotton Knitting Up Into A Pretty Blanket

Last Sleeve Being Worked On For Child Size 12 Sweater...I Love Cascade 220!

Happy Chocolate Filled New Year|~P


Here is a tutorial on recycling sweater sleeves into kid pants. (If you can't get the link it's the February 09, 2006 entry) Too cute!! Also on the VERY CUTE category are these Korknisse. Way to use up little dabs of yarn and recycle those corks:D

Friday, January 05, 2007


Good gravy! Five days into the new year and what have you been up to? Here we are still having a good time with the boys being on winter break. It's been a lot of fun and I've found time to knit a few preemie hat/booties, knit on a blanket and knit on a size 12 sweater for Dulaan. The scarves for the Red Scarf Project will be mailed tomorrow.
Margene has links to some fun KALs. I'll be trying to get some fun fur hats made for Kate's contest for kids fighting cancer. What else would I do with the fun fur in my stash??? As far as making resolutions go I guess it's safer and more realistic to make some goals.
*finish the black Einstein coat before end of March
*make at least 5 preemie hat/bootie sets a month
*make at least one scarf and hat for Dulaan per month
*work on cotton cloths after Dulaan deadline
*take a month out to mainly sew
*make Christmas ornaments on the 25th of each month
*use up fun fur for chemo caps for kids
*not sure where I read it, but making one healthy change a month sounds like a realistic and very doable goal. I think this month I'll focus on getting my sleep schedule more regimented. It's going to be a little tough as I do most of my knitting at early morning and at night, but I think it will be healthier to get to bed at a decent hour.
Whatever you do, making resolutions or goals I hope we will all succeed in 2007 in the most important area...seeking first the kingdom of God:D
God bless you!!!