Knit and Pray

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

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

***INTRODUCING the incredible, incomprable, impressive, inexhaustible, improbable, Irish illusionists the invisible imaginary identical twins Ingrid & Ivy and Ivan & Igor.*** Now touring in Illinois, Iowa, and Indiana!!! Investigate the inexplicable at the Innsbruck Inn just north of I-40!!! See them with your own I's (I mean eyes).
Ok, so this entry is a bit idiotic, but it IS supposed to be fun! My I entry is important to me in that I think IMAGINATION is vital! Just 'cause I'm gettin older doesn't mean I have to lose my ability to imagine all kinds of wonderful things to do with my time and talents. Just take a look around blogland and you'll meet all kinds of people who use their imaginations for a greater good. Imagineers can (and do) change our world into a better place. Can you IMAGINE?

Monday, April 24, 2006

Storm Clouds Comin'....taken around 7 pm looking ssw

Peach And Orange Iris

Saturday, April 22, 2006


My dear aunt went to be with her Lord and Savior on Saturday afternoon around 5pm. Thank you for your prayers!

Friday, April 21, 2006


*Please say a prayer for my dear 91 year old aunt Gladys who is on her death bed.* It's been an emotional time and not much to blog about. I've rejoined TOPS which stands for Take Off Pounds Sensibly. The boys have been fairly good about getting me out to walk. It's slow going with my bad hip, but we are making some progress. It was good to see some of my old TOPS buddies after almost 7 years. It's a real struggle to get mobile, but it's what I need to do for me.
God Bless ya'll!!!

Yummy Yellow And Orange

Get Clean With Yellow And Orange Things

Sky Pic For Sandy

Sunday, April 16, 2006


Friday, April 14, 2006


Here is a good article about Good Friday. And this is something we plan to watch. Staying home this year. Daniel has been suffering from a virus he caught at school this week and hubby is wearing himself out.
Beginning the Divine Mercy Novena today. PRAY FOR PEACE!

Thursday, April 13, 2006

When I was going through the RCIA program before joining the Catholic church, a woman named Andrea would talk about being "chicken" about confronting issues in her life. It just struck a cord with me. It reminded me of Luke 13:34 "O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, killing the prophets and stoning those who are sent to you! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not!"
How often do we not take heed of the prophets and turn off those sent by God? We can be a stubborn and arrogant people! Jesus is always ready for us to come to Him if we only would.
I cross stitched this as a gift to myself and a reminder that I want to be gathered under Christ's wing! It is a happy reminder too of the happy memories I have with the chickens my Grandma Josephine would raise. She woke my brother and I up one time by holding a baby chick up to our ears. What a neat way to be awakened! Peep! Peep! I miss having chickens! They were a lot of fun to just watch.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006


1. Blazing Saddles (so much fun to watch)
2. Ferris Bueller's Day Off (ah,memories)
3. Funny Farm (the only Chevy Chase movie I like)
4. Groundhog Day (how many years did it take for him to finally "get it"?)
5. Logan's Run (love the man with the cats)
6. Soapdish (tickles my funnybone)
7. The African Queen (so sad they don't make them like that anymore!)
8. The Big Chill (like the soundtrack)
9. The Blues Brothers (like the soundtrack)
10. The Day The Earth Stood Still (staighten up and fly right or my robot will destroy you!)
11. The Passion Of The Christ (watch it every Good Friday, way to go Mel!)
12. The Princess Bride (withstands the test of time)
13. The Quiet Man (just a lovely film!)
14. The Song Of Bernadette (I love this saint for her simplicity, humility and stamina)
15. Young Frankenstein (oh, too funny!)
These are not in order of importance, just movies I have watched over and over. Some are special because they remind me of happy times in my past and some I just like cause they make me happy in some way. I love all the old Martin and Lewis films and really I'm a sucker for old romance films. I think the old Frankenstein film is still an excellent example of a cautionary tale of what happens when man plays God. In a house full of males ANYTHING with Monty Python is watched. I've watched all the Star Wars films and all the Lord of the Rings. The first Matrix film is my favorite of that trilogy. I watch Shirley Temple films and LOVE The Little Princess. When Norm and I first dated we would go with another couple to a local university when they would show foreign films with subtitles. I really enjoyed that. The boys and I really like The Pirates Of The Carribean movie and are looking forward to the next one. So what are YOUR favorite movies?

Monday, April 10, 2006

12 Scarfs And 10 Hats For Dulaan For The 40 Days For Others Along
I have another hat on the needles and will try to finish before sending all out. Thanks to Ann for such a lovely along.
My poor Clapotis is still waiting to get growing. It will be my next priority. Ahh, spring!

Sunday, April 09, 2006

H Is For HAIR! HAIR! Long beautiful HAIR! Streamin'! Gleamin'!...OH, HAIR!
Hair which in August will be cut and given to Locks Of Love. What a great natural
resource and a great cause. What good can I do today?

Friday, April 07, 2006

#1 Is A Good Son

Just Sitin' And A Grinin'

Happy Toddler

Looking Eastward At Park

"Red" Clay Looks Orangy To Me

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Fuzzy Yellow Tissue Cozy

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Easterly Orange And Yellows

Orange And Yellow Foods

Tangelos, Oranges, And Lemons

Monday, April 03, 2006


If you are interested in makeing cord rosaries here is the link.

Sunday, April 02, 2006

April's Project Spectrum Colors Orange And Yellow

Pumpkin Preemie Hat With Orange Cord Rosary
I made the hat and Norm made the cord rosary. After Daniel was born Norm made a lot of these cord rosaries and we set them out in the NICU with a small how-to flier for those who were interested in praying this prayer. It's not just for Catholics!

What I Bought April 1

RAINBOW Of Colors In Dune - Spicy Mustard


YELLOW Dandylion


Check this out! What a great poster that would make.
Busy with knitting for Dulaan and some more pumpkin hats for The Preemie Project (pics later).
Simply Fibers Ltd my LYS started their week long SALE Saturday night at 8pm and I got just a few things.
Cloths For Crisis has been quiet for a while, but someone broke the silence and we are all pumped to knit/crochet/weave some extra cloths for when (not if), the people who suffer loss during the hurrican season can have a handmade heartfelt gift from someone who cares. I have 14 done so far, but will continue to add a few a week. We have 51 members currently. Won't you concider joining and helping stockpile so people who need them will get them just that much quicker? Or make some for your local crisis center.
The Preemie Project has added a chapter in Michigan which goes to help two hospitals. It is SUCH a worthwhile cause and one which shows no sign of decreasing. A little hat or bootie set for God's littlest miracles hardly takes any time and it mean SO much to the families who go through this truly difficult trial.
Preemie hats, bootie sets and cotton cloths take about an hour each to do. I keep the patterns simple so I can pick up easily where I leave off, since Michael is getting into EVERYTHING. I get most of my knitting done when he's asleep. I also have insomnia at times which is good in one way and not so good in another.
#1 son and I went to confession the other day. It really feels so good to get things out in the open and know that my sins have been absolved. This sacrament is one that I found hard to embrace at first, but it has helped tremendously in my faith journey. I wish more Catholics would embrace it for the sacrament that it is. No I'm not perfect, but I'm working on walking the path that God has set before me to the best of my ability, keeping in mind "I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me." Phillipians 4:13

Dulaan Hat In Forsythia Bush
Made with Cascade 220

Ducky Sits On Large Preemie Hat In Soft Yellow And White

Saturday, April 01, 2006

Yellow Daffodils Make The Days Sunnier

Have A Sunny Day Everyday With Sunshine Bear Blankie!

Happy April 1! My Ducky Is Orange And Yellow And Likes To Splash.

My Boy With Orange And Yellow Hair (And A Chocolate Covered Smile)

Here's Something Red To Welcome Orange And Yellow For Project Spectrum FUN!