Knit and Pray

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

Friday, September 30, 2005

Sorry, It Will Take A Few Minutes For The Donuts...Cupcake Or M&Ms Anyone

Thursday, September 29, 2005

Hey Sandy, Just Stepped Out And This Is What I Saw...

Hats/Booties Look Like Wrapped Candy For The Preemie Project

Chocolate And Booties...Too Sweet

Time To Start On Christmas Stuff!

Thursday, September 22, 2005

Thunderhead From Last Spring For Contest At

Thursday, September 15, 2005


Yes, I said weekend. I haven't been able to post because Blogger was having technical difficulties, then I won't get on because of the lightning and so here we are and all I was trying to let you know is that my hubby and I cleaned out our closets and donated 14 (!) trash bags full of clothing from infant, maternity, boys, mens and womens. OUR CLOSETS ARE STILL FULL!!!!!! Hello, living in AMERICA! We just hope some good will be generated by our purging.
Speaking of good. I've read where Benjamin Franklin would ask himself in the morning, "What good can I do today?" and in the evening before retiring, "What good have I done today?". I think good ol' Ben was on the right track. Don't you?


Lord, have mercy on us.
Christ, have mercy on us.
Lord, have mercy on us. Christ, hear us.
Christ, graciously hear us.
God the Father of Heaven,
Have mercy on us.
God the Son, Redeemer of the world,
Have mercy on us.
God the Holy Spirit,
Have mercy on us.
Holy Trinity, One God,
Have mercy on us.
Holy Mary,
Pray for us.
Holy Mother of God,
Pray for us.
Holy Virgin of virgins, etc.
Mother crucified,
Mother sorrowful,
Mother tearful,
Mother afflicted,
Mother forsaken,
Mother desolate,
Mother bereft of thy Child,
Mother transfixed with the sword,
Mother consumed with grief,
Mother filled with anguish,
Mother crucified in heart,
Mother most sad,
Fountain of tears,
Abyss of suffering,
Mirror of patience,
Rock of constancy,
Anchor of Confidence,
Refuge of the forsaken,
Shield of the oppressed,
Subduer of the unbelieving,
Comfort of the afflicted,
Medicine of the sick,
Strength of the weak,
Harbor of the wrecked,
Allayer of tempests,
Resource of mourners,
Terror of the treacherous,
Treasure of the faithful,
Eye of the Prophets,
Staff of the Apostles,
Crown of martyrs,
Light of confessors,
Pearl of virgins,
Consolation of widows,
Joy of all saints,
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Spare us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Graciously hear us, O Lord.
Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world,
Have mercy on us.
Look down upon us, deliver us, and save us from all trouble, in the power of Jesus Christ.
Let Us Pray
Imprint, O Lady, thy wounds upon my heart, that I may read therein sorrow and love--sorrow to endure every sorrow for thee, love to despise every love for thee. R. Amen.

Monday, September 12, 2005

Don't You Just Love A Yellow Rose?!

The Beauty Of A Red Rose

My Guys At The Park

Couple Of Cloths For Katrina With Soap And Water

Large Preemie Candy Corn Hat/Booties Look Good Enough To Eat!

Wednesday, September 07, 2005


1. Are you a yarn snob (do you prefer higher quality and/or natural fibers)? Do you avoid Red Heart and Lion Brand? Or is it all the same to you?
I started out on Red Heart and am just now discovering the wonders of wool, silk, cotton and bamboo. I feel all fibers have their place. I've even knitted a top using strips of cotton material. I am getting to appreciate the finer fibers but will knit just for the sake of knitting!
2. Do you spin? Crochet?
I spin around my children not on a wheel! HAHA! I do only a little crochet. The fanciest I've done is a granny square afgan.
3. Do you have any allergies? (smoke, pets, fibers, perfume, etc.)
I don't have any allergies except I cannot abide the smell of smoke!
4. How long have you been knitting?
I learned to knit when I was about 10 years old from a lady in 4H. So, that means I've been knitting for over 30 years on and off!!!
5. Do you have an Amazon or other online wish list?
I'm working on that right now and will post a link shortly.
6. What's your favorite scent? (for candles, bath products etc.)
I love vanilla scented candles and Calgon (any scent) takes me away!
7. Do you have a sweet tooth?
Oh, YES! Chocolate, chocolate and more chocolate, PLEASE! But I also get a hankering for sweettarts too.
8. What other crafts or Do-It-Yourself things do you like to do?
For years I was on a cross stitch kick and I wouldn't mind getting back to some except I'm too busy with my charity knitting! I sew, but it's not my favorite thing to do.
9. What kind of music do you like? Can your computer/stereo play MP3s? (if your buddy wants to make you a CD)
I have a wide and varied like of music. I like Dolly Pardon, the Bee Gee's, the Monkee's, Abba, Amy Grant, {Contemporary Christian, bluegrass, blues, jazz, classical, show tunes, rock, country } I'm easy to please as far as music goes.
10. What's your favorite color? Or--do you have a color family/season/palette you prefer? Any colors you just can't stand?
I love burgandy, white and blue. I love green too.
11. What is your family situation? Do you have any pets?
I have a wonderful husband and we'll celebrate our 13th wedding anniversary on Nov. 21. I also have three blessings Eric 12, Daniel 6 and Michael 1. We have a cat that looks like a black and white cow named Gweneviere who is 13 years old.
12. What are your life dreams? (really stretching it here, I know).
I am living my dream. Just don't have the $$$ to do everything I want! (ie, travel extensively and have my own business crafting and baking) Besides that, I want to see my children and grandchildren provided for and have them live out their dreams.
13. What is/are you favorite yarn/s to knit with?
I love to work with Cascade 220 and the bamboo I got is so soft and silky!
14. What fibers do you absolutely *not* like?
Any thing that is scratchy.
15. What is/are your current knitting obsession/s?
Charity knitting for the Preemie Project, Cloths for Katrina, and Dulaan Project.
16. What is/are your favorite item/s to knit?
I'd say the preemie hats are IT things right now.
17. What are you knitting now?
Currently working on Cloths for Katrina charity.
18. What do you think about ponchos?
I like them on other people.
19. Do you prefer straight or circular needles?
I like to use straight mainly, but have some circs too.
20. Bamboo, aluminum, plastic?
I have not used bamboo, and don't care that much for plastic, so aluminum is what I basically use.
21. Are you a sock knitter?
No and I'm not sure I'd better get into it. It appears to be highly addictive:)
22. How did you learn to knit?
Like I said before 4H.
23. How old is your oldest UFO?
It's only a few hours old! HAHA!
24. What is you favorite animated character or a favorite animal/bird?
I like most cartoons (occupational hazzard). I really have a soft spot for cats of all kinds and I love Cardinals and chickadees!
25. What is your favorite holiday?
26. Is there anything that you collect?
Besides dust bunnies? I collect knitting books, Marie Osmond dolls, Catholic statues and pictures and things Americana.
27. What knitting magazine subscriptions do you have?
Interweave Knits
28. Any books out there you are dying to get your hands on?
Only The Yarn Harlots newest, The Mason-Dixon gals, and Wendy Knits when it comes out. I have more listed on the Amazon Wish List.
29. Any patterns you have been coveting, but haven't bought for on reason or another?
I would like to try the One Skein Wonder.

Tuesday, September 06, 2005


Please pardon the picture with no makeup! OY! Just wanted everyone to see the pretty Clapotis that I will donate for the Give A Little Project that Margene and Susan have set up for all us knitting folks. To donate just click on the pretty blue button way down on the right hand column. You won't be sorry you did and you could win a fabulous prize!

The Lovely Clapotis For Some Lucky Winner!

Monday, September 05, 2005


So many blogs have links to get you to donate to what ever agency you feel fits with your politics and religion. Anything I would add would be overkill. This is a tragedy of Biblical proportions. We are all called to do what the Holy Spirit guides us to do. This terrible tragedy will take years, perhaps decades to alleviate. I will not be pointing fingers at anyone, but will only deal with what I have to do in this instance. 20/20 hindsight is just that, a look to the past for what might have been or could have been done. I preferr that we not make the same mistakes over again, but unless we learn from those mistakes we are indeed doomed to repeat them. I continue to do my meager part in using my talents to knit for the very small preemies, will be sending a quilt top and back to get finished to give to a wounded soldier, and will be knitting washcloths and sending either $.50 per cloth or a bar of soap with each. I will be making a donation of my beautiful clapotis to the give-a-little effort. So very many wonderful knitters, crocheters and crafters have donated so much to the effort. I will do my part as God allows. It may not be much, but it is something and those little bits add up. May God Bless us and may we bless God!

I Can't Believe What I Am Seeing!!!

Hats And Booties For Preemies

Close Up Of Preemie Pumpking Hat And Booties.

Quilt For A Wounded Soldier