Knit and Pray

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

Tuesday, February 28, 2006


A good article about Lent recommended by Catholic Caveman. I think this article brings into focus what needs to be done as far as giving up certain things. Lent to me is like a spiritual spring cleaning if you will. It prepares us for Christ's Passion: his death and resurrection. I don't want anything of this world stopping me from following my Saviour. We are here for only a very short while, but eternity is FOREVER. Hadn't we better get into shape for it?

Happy Fat Tuesday Woo Hoo!!!!!

Sunday, February 26, 2006

28 Hat/Booties Win Me Gold


Today a year ago my sweet hubby Norm urged me to start my own blog. I'm so glad he did. Being a stay-at-home mom isn't an easy task, even though it is a task of love. It has opened a whole new world to me allowing me to meet so many different people that I never would otherwise. It lead me to groups which allowed me to give back as I could in gratitude for the many blessings God has given to us. Hey, it even made me an Olympian knitter:D
Many thanks to all those who have left comments and who visit. My faith and my family are everything to me. My passion about giving back and trying to make this journey through life a little better are important aspects that I enjoy sharing with everyone. I hope to be blogging many more years to come and enjoy the many wonderful blogs out there. Thanks for sharing in my continuing adventure of being Norm's wife:D

Saturday, February 25, 2006


Don Knotts is one of the few entertainers I truely respect and like. He has left behind some very funny and family friendly movies and tv shows. The Ghost and Mr. Chicken is a favorite and of course we love him as Barney in Mayberry. He will be missed but not forgotten.


E is for Eric my #1 son who is such a wonderful young man. He will turn 13 years old in July. He was a happy baby for being born 11 weeks early at 1 lb, 14 oz. He was 5 weeks old when I got to hold him and he came home a day before his due date. He is such a big help and is a terrific older brother. He's a nice guy to be around. I love you son!
E is also for Easter eggs that we keep for fun to play hide and seek. I have good memories of Easter growing up when we dyed eggs and hid them in the lawn. These eggs are plastic, but they last a lot longer and they don't smell so bad when we miss finding them a few weeks after hiding:D
E is for Einstein coat that will be a rare article for me. I'm not sure when I'll be able to work on it as I have a lot of things I'd like to accomplish, but at least it's on the needles. I am eager to get it finished!
E is for Emmanuel which means "God with us". I love this name and the song by Amy Grant.
E is for Elenor Rigby by the Beatles. Another song I like in particular.
E is for ecumenism. The Catholic church emphasizes this concept.
E is above all for the enegma of the Eucharist; the body, blood, soul and divinity of Christ our Lord. We celebrate at every Mass our union with Christ.
E is also for evening prayers which are also known as vespers.
I hope you enjoy my eclectic mix of E entries:D

Eric! xoxo

Easter Eggs

Einstein Coat

Sunday, February 19, 2006


Ann has a very cool idea for those who observe Lent to knit over half of your knitting for a charity of your choice. The button is really pretty! If you are a joiner like me, come on along it'll be fun! Margene sent me, and she knows all the best blogs to visit:D Happy President's Day everyone.

Saturday, February 18, 2006


Well folks we have about a week left and if I get matching booties for the 25 large preemie hats (fitting 6-8 lb) then I will have a gold medal. My nose is running like a faucet so it's sort of interfering with my plans.
*I have been honored to become one of the moderators for Cloths For Crisis:D * I would encourage everyone to weave, crochet or knit a cotton cloth and send to a local shelter; or stockpile them and when the next disaster strikes (and sadly it will) there will be just that many more people who will know someone cared enough to put love into every stitch for them. Join the group and find lots of cool cloth patterns! It's fun, it's easy and it's needed! You won't be sorry!
Now back to *acheeeew!*~snif~, to the Olympics;~)

Olympic Knitting So Far

Thursday, February 16, 2006


My darlin' Daniel is a delight.
The Douay-Rheims Bible is the version Mother Angelica uses on EWTN (Eternal Word Television Network) which is celebrating 25 years on air.
D is also for decalogue better known as the Ten Commandments:
1. I am the LORD your God; you shall not have strange Gods before me.
2. You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.
3. Remember to keep holy the LORD's Day.
4. Honor your father and your mother.
5. You shall not kill.
6. You shall not commit adultery.
7. You shall not steal.
8. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
9. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife.
10. You shall not covet your neighbor's goods.
D is also for devotion. I have made a definite decision to pray the rosary every day, a series of prayers that entail saying Hail Mary's in groups of decades. I have a devotion to Our Lady and the Holy family. I desire to delight in the LORD and to do good works.
D is also sadly for delay in posting. Michael has been and is still sick with a bad cold:-(
Doris Day is also a favorite actress, and I don't feel like a dork for saying so!:~p
Hey! D is also for duct tape! The north side WalMart SuperCenter is reported to sell the most duct tape in the nation. WooHoo for duct tape the fix it fast tool for those like Red Green and company. It's in a variety of colors now. I saw somewhere where a creative gal made her dress and her date's suit from duct tape. Now that's a handy gal!
D is also for dominos. My brother and I spent hours setting them up and knocking them down.
And last but not least D is for delicious dessert of DingDongs. :~D

Darlin' Dreamin' Daniel

Douay-Rheims Bible

Saturday, February 11, 2006


Here is some information on Our Lady Of Lourdes. There is a new movie called The Passion of Bernadette which tells of her struggles after she saw Our Lady. We have the movie Bernadette made in 1990 with the actress Sydney Penny. It's a nice depiction, but I really like the one with Jennifer Jones that won 4 academy awards in 1943 called The Song Of Bernadette. It also has a young Vincent Price as well. See if it isn't available for check out at your local library or parish center library for a free viewing:D


As of the 17th of this month Cloths For Katrina will be known as Cloths For Crisis.

Nice Roomy Pockets And Beautiful Fabrics Inside Too!

My Tatoo Hearts Pink Mera Tote From Nana Sadie Rose


I just received a very beautiful tote bag. If you are interested in getting your own go over here and take a look at the other beautiful bags that could be yours as well:D

Friday, February 10, 2006


It means faster, higher, stronger. The Pope has given his blessing. Opening ceremonies done. The flame lit. LET THE GAMES BEGIN!!!!!!!! AMEN!!!

Thursday, February 09, 2006


OK, Sandy put out the meme to show where we knit. I've posted it before, but have changed the quilt and broadened the scope a bit. Neat freaks should be warned, there is clutter to be seen. I have 12 year, 6 year, and 17 month old boys who daily leave a trail of various items. What can I say, I knit when I can and there's always spring and fall to clean, right. Indoor camping is fun too especially for a 6 year old:D I'll be doing a bit of knitting on squares in preparation for the olypics. Are you ready?

Daniel Is Camping In the Living Room

Our Chair Closet/Catch-All

Dear Hubby With Michael Sharing Chair

My Favorite Place To Knit

Ready For Olympic Knitting

Dear Hubby's Vest Is Done:D


Catholic involvement in the olympics at this link. They are after all in Italy. Ahhh, Italy! I dream of one day visiting the Vatican and Rome. They appreciate larger women there:D They appreciate the passion for life. At least rumour has it. I want to go see for myself.
Got my sweetheart's vest done! YEA!!! He got the results of his math test back last night and he got fourth highest grade in class! YEA!!!
Christine has asked for 8"x8" knitted squares for her brother Jef. She's calling it the Comforting Jef Project. If you can rise to this challenge please stop by and leave a message. THANKS!!!

Thursday, February 02, 2006


Why not let your voice be heard here.


I am desperate for your love, Lord. My heart is aflame with fervent passion. When I remember the good things you have done, my heart burns with desire to embrace you. I thirst for you; I hunger for you; I long for you; I sigh for you; I am jealous of your love. What shall I say to you? What can I do for you? Where shall I seek you? I am sick for your love. The joy of my heart turns to dust. My happy laughter is reduced to ashes. I want you. I hope for you. My soul is like a widow, bereft of you. Turn to me, and see my tears. Come now, Lord, and I will be comforted. Show me your face, and I will be saved. Enter my room, and I shall be satisfied. Reveal your beauty, and my joy will be complete.
St. Anslem of Canterbury, d. 1109

Wednesday, February 01, 2006


Like billboards in blogland so is this post. This is a place with books featuring Cascade yarns. I want the one featuring Cascade 220! Here is an interesting tree. And for those of you with lots of leftover yarn here is an idea for you. That's all for now:D