Knit and Pray

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

Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Beginning Of Summer Fun

Last night Norm and I took Daniel and Michael to the drive-in at Aurora.  We saw Men In Black 3 and Battleship.  It was a beautiful evening and the stars were shining brightly.  The boys had a wonderful time too.  Today I went to Great Clips where they harvested my hair for Locks Of Love.  The hair cut was free since they take all donated hair cut there and mail it out once a month.  I'm liking the way this summer is starting out:~D

Waiting For The Bus

Last Wednesday Norm and Michael were waiting for Michael's school bus for the last day of first grade.

Monday, May 21, 2012

Organic Cotton Blanket

This blanket measures approx. 34"x38".  I used US10 needles.  The yarn is Lion Brand Yarn Nature's Choice organic cotton.  The skeins were 3oz, 103 yards each.  The colors are from left to right: Espresso, Walnut, Khaki, Spice, Mustard, Macadamia, Almond, Olive, Dusty Sage, and Pistachio.  I cast on 120 sts and knit 20 rows before changing colors.  I could see this in a little cowboys room:~D

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Way To Go Daniel!

Daniel proudly showing off his medal for orchestra.

Blanket #17 For The Year

Made using US6 dpn and circular needles, with Plymouth Yarn Dreamin', Cascade Yarns Cherub Aran, Red Heart Soft Baby Steps, and Loops & Threads Snuggly Wuggly baby sport, this blanket measures approx. 38" in diameter.

Monday, May 14, 2012

I Love My Human

Bobby the cat loves to snuggle with Norman his human especially when it's cooler temps.

Super Sticker Boy

Michael happily earned every sticker on his shirt:~D

And Now Some Crochet

Using crochet hook H, one skein of  yellow I Love This Yarn and various shades of Caron Simply Soft I chained 160 sts.  I used the single crochet stitch throughout.  The finished piece measures approx. 341/2"x341/2".  This is for the Iowa chapter of The Preemie Project.

Tuesday, May 08, 2012

I Love This Rainbow Blanket

Measuring approx. 46"x40" this blanket is made using US8 needles and various shades of I Love This Yarn.  I cast on 150 sts and knit 40 rows before changing colors.  Not sure yet who will get this cheerful blankie.

Saturday, May 05, 2012

Baking Bread

Michael loved the book about the Little Red Hen so much I decided to show him how to make homemade bread.  The house smelled so good while it was baking and tasted pretty good as well:~D

Fun With Plarn

On Facebook, Red Heart had a link to an article about ladies who crochet grocery-bag mats for the homeless.  I thought I'd try my hand at making one. Go to to find out how to make plarn(plastic yarn).  I'm using an H crochet hook.  If my calculations are correct I'll need approx. 300 bags to finish this more or less.  It may take a whole year to collect and work up this mat.  Just another project on the side:~D