Knit and Pray

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

Monday, June 28, 2010

Summer Strawberry Pie

Summer Strawberry Pie
1 c. sugar
1 box strawberry gelatin(I use large box)
2 c. water
4 T. cornstarch
1/2 t. salt
2 c. strawberries
1 large cooked pie crust

Cook sugar, gelatin, water, cornstarch, and salt in saucepan on med. heat until clear. Let cool. Add strawberries. Pour into large cooked pie crust. Refrigerate.
This recipe has been in my recipe box since I was a teenager! Haven't made this in a while. Added some blueberries too as they were on sale and are good to go with the strawberries. If topped with whipped cream would make a nice light red, white and blue dessert:~P

Stitch "N" Pitch 2010

Norm and I decided this would be our date night. When we got to the ballpark it was sunny but some rain clouds were in the background. We said "hi" to Carol from Simply Fibers when we came through the gate.
When we sat in our seats it wasn't long before a lady came round to say the rain was on the way. We stood for over an hour while it poured. We then decided to walk around a bit but it was obvious to me that I needed to sit, so I found a vacant beam and sat on the concrete. I knit a little, had a few nachos, took a picture of the flag from where I sat and one with some peanuts that my dear hubby was having.
When a lady from Lake of the Ozarks stopped and talked with me she said that the cute young girl with her had been planning on throwing out the first ball but they were leaving I knew the game was going to be rained out. The venders got quite a lot of business anyways.
At 8:20 the fireworks began but Norm and I decided to leave. I captured the huge double rainbow on our way to the car. Pictures don't do it justice. Thank you God for your wonderful signs of love!!!
We'll try again to watch the Springfield Cardinals play ball. Time spent with my sweetheart is time never wasted:~D

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Recent Happenings

Michael has enjoyed this week of VBS and looks forward to next year.
Norm and I are supporting Jack Goodman in his run for Congress.
Bobby the neighborhood cat has lost his flea collar again! He doesn't seem to mind.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Big Bright Orangy Round Blanket

There's just no end in sight for the round blankets in this house! This is the biggest so far at approx. 43" in diameter, after binding off at 620 sts. I used unlabeled donated cotton yarn and edged it with Caron Simply Soft. US6 dpn and circulars are the needles used.
I've been busy going through my material and yarns and have found a group in the Catholic Church (Comforts From The Heart) that can use them. The first day of summer I donated seven trash bags full of material and yarn to this group. Last Friday I donated four round blankets and two trash bags of material to Newborns In Need. Ahhhh! I feel refreshed:~)
No need to worry about me having enough yarn left! HA! I've got so much yarn that if I didn't buy anymore for at least a year (more really) I'd still have enough to keep me busy. In fact I have enough projects to keep me busy for probably a decade or more. A real gluttony of riches! The first part of July I need to focus on catching up with my embroidery and do some sewing.
Our cherry and grape tomatoes are ripening and they are sooooo good warm from the sun! Thank you God for such yummy treats:~P
Michael enjoyed the evening Vacation Bible School last night. He's looking forward to this evenings activities.
Daniel and I have signed up for this summer's reading program at the library. I have only read three books so far (science fiction for me) and Daniel has gotten his "Food 'N' Fun Flipcard" full of 34 freebies. We've seen about half a dozen Shakespear films. Norm and I have enjoyed them but the boys have no interest whatsoever! Too bad for them!
Hope you are finding time to do some enjoyable things this hot summer!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Father and Eleven-Year-Old Son

Ready to see the Springfield Cardinals play tonight. Supper was just what the birthday boy ordered: Kraft macaroni and cheese, real mashed potatoes with brown gravy, green beans and for dessert chocolate pudding pie. Had a small party on Saturday. I think Daniel is one happy boy:~D

Friday, June 11, 2010

Purply Round Blanket

This round blanket is made using US6 dpn and circular needles. The center is Baby Bee Hushabye ombre in the crayon colorway. The rest is Caron Simply Soft in lime green and purples. I bound off at 530 sts and it measures approx. 37" in diameter.

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Bright Round Blanket

Using US6 dpn and circulars and one 4.25 oz skein of Bernat Softee Baby in the Punch Fun colorway and orange, pink and green Caron Simply Soft for the outer circles. This round blanket measures approx. 37" binding off at 540 sts.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010

Blue Round Blanket

This pretty blue round blanket is made using US6 dpn and circular needles. I used Bella DK Tapestry until the second round of 410 sts.; then Bernat Baby Sport in light blue; finishing with Lion Brand Yarn Baby Soft making three ridges and binding off at 550 sts. It measures approx. 34" diameter.