Knit and Pray

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

Monday, July 31, 2006

P Is For Piece Of Pumpkin Pie Please!
I love pumpkin pie any time of the year. When I was growing up (and out) my Grandma Josephine was known in our neck of the woods for the fried apple pies she would take as a gift to the family who lost a loved one. She made either a pie , cake or cookies for us almost everyday. It's really no wonder I grew to be so big. My Grandma was a very good cook!!! I don't do so much baking for my guys. They're just as happy to have a Hershey's chocolate bar as an after meal treat as anything. Sometimes I just get a hankerin' for a piece of pumpkin pie though. Pecan pies are wonderful too, but for several years they have just been too rich to really enjoy, so I just don't have any. At least with pumpkin pie I feal like I get a little bit of nutrition than if I had a cookie or piece of cake. Sometimes pie just does the trick. Have a piece? Oh, and don't forget to say a prayer for peace! Thanks:P

Friday, July 28, 2006

Ozark Empire Fair 2006

Bumper Cars

Bass Pro Fish Tank

Award Winning Items

Fun With Fondant

Cute Cake

The Queen Bee!

Vegetable Tables

Lovely Tomatoes And Peppers

Nice Vegetable Basket With Sunflower


Thursday, July 27, 2006

Burial Gown, Bonnet And Booties
Made with Avior by Schachenmayr Nomotta yarn took almost two 50 g skeins, 50% Polyamide, 27% Acrylic, 23% Cotton. I used The Knitted Burial Gown by Lenore English pattern for the gown and the bonnet, and Michelle's Preemie-Newborn Booties pattern is what I normally use for booties.

Burial Outfit In Rainbow Pastels
Pink ribbon and tiny white heart buttons are a pretty touch.

Sunday, July 23, 2006


Here is a good article about knitting ministries. Not everyone is cut out to sew, knit or crochet, but if you have such a talent why not use it for the glory of God and help your fellow neighbors out. The peace I get from knitting is as much a blessing for me as it is for the recipients of the articles I make. This is a very interesting time in history and it's up to all people of good will to do their part, large or small, to make the world a nicer place to be. Be creative and see what happens!

Another Snowman Hat But With French Knots For Coal
I used US size 6 needles and CO 50. Used Caron Simply Soft yarn in blue, white, green, orange and black. Did 6 rows of ribbing K1, P1 in blue. Changed to white and did 12 rows of stockenette stitch (K1 row, P1 row). Changed to green and did 6 rows of ribbing K1, P1. Next 1 row K, 1 row P. Next row K2tog across. P next row. K2tog next row, then another P row. Cut yarn and draw in through remaining sts and sew the back up. Weave in ends. For the nose I used US size 3 needles and CO7 sts. Bound them off and attached the carrot nose. Using black yarn I attached to the back of the nose and made French Knots where the eyes and mouth would be then wove in the black yarn in the green hat. I used tiny black buttons on the other one. Am thinking on making the hat on the snowman a bit more pointed. I think anyone who wants to try this should just HAVE FUN and see what YOU can come up with:D

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Papipad Mania Ends August 10 Whew!!!

Frilly Top On Large Preemie Pumpking Hat

Buttons Are A Beautiful Accent

Snowman Hat For Large Preemie

Thursday, July 20, 2006

Purple Objects I Love

Project Spectum Jell-O Yum!

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

A Blissful Slumbering Child

Good Morning Sleepyhead!

This Is One Happy Child!

Gweneviere Takes It Easy

$.50 Got Me A Bag Of Crewel Wool
Anyone have any idea of what to do with all this wool thread?

Squares For Samantha's Friend

Variations In One Of A Kind Yarn

Hot Clapotis

Clapotis II Is Finished And Ready For Autumn
Yarn is 100% Superwash Merino hand dyed sock yarn. I used size US 6 needles and followed the pattern as written. I uses 2 whole skeins and a little bit of a third. I plan on making a hat with the remaining skein.
If you thought I'd be modeling, well just consider we are in the triple digits so I can wait to wear this beauty;D I'll be showing her off this Saturday at my LYS, Simply Fibers Ltd, around noon. Now back to the hats/booties!!!

I love finding and making Christmas ornaments. They remind me of simpler times and the reason for any of our seasons Jesus the Christ:D

Tuesday, July 18, 2006


Samantha is asking for help in creating an afghan for a friend who lost her husband to a massive heart attack, he was only 41 and left behind two small children. She's making one blanket and needs 72 8" x 8" squares in blues and greens. She'd like for them to be made out of Superwash Wool. If you'd like to help, please go over to her blog and let her know. Thank you!!!

Sunday, July 16, 2006

Happy 13th Birthday #1

Friday, July 14, 2006


Interesting story about peace work.

Thursday, July 13, 2006

I've Got Clapotis Fever!!!


Aija is having a contest where you enter a couple of lines to "the world's longest choka". Find out more here . My contributions are:
The day is even better
If I win some yarn

I crave yarn stash enhancement
Via internet

Why not be a part of some good clean fun! You may win a prize from Holly too and that's not a bad deal:D

Monday, July 10, 2006

26 Items To Go To The Dulaan Project 2006

Sunday, July 09, 2006

Clapotis So Far

Finished Sweater For Dulaan Project, Size Child 6
Pattern found here . Simplest pattern I've ever done.

Growing Papipad

Growing Pumpkins;D

Burial Buntings

Saturday, July 08, 2006


I'm so proud of the Little Cubbies for going undefeated their first season. Of course in due time they will certainly have to learn about losing gracefully, but it's nice they all played so well this time. Big thanks to their sponsor Glass Unlimited and their coaches Jacob Smith and Josh Thomason.
My trophy is the yarn I bought today at my LYS dyed by Sarah. Such beautiful colors!!! Get them while you can!!! Mine will be made into clapotis for me:D
I joined The Preemie Project Yahoo group a day after my third son's first birthday on August 30 of last year. I wanted to have a season of giving in thanksgiving for all the many blessings God has given us especially after the devistation that the hurricanes caused to SO MANY people. Since all my boys have been born premature it was a no brainer to join this group and try to see how much I could give back. When I was going through RCIA to learn more about the Catholic faith I met a remarkable woman who made the decision to give something away EVERY DAY. I've often wondered just how much a person could give and still have enough for their needs. I know I can't give a lot of money, but can do small things with great love. I save Campbell's soup labels and give them to St. Joseph Catholic School; pop tops for the Ronald McDonald House; I save Box Tops For Eduaction for Jeffries Elementary; I recycle; I knit for preemies; knit cloths; knit hats, scarfs and sweaters for the Dulaan Project; and try to find my place in this world where I can feel like I've given my best to God, my family, my neighbors, and this world. I feel a little clapotis is in order to celebrate this year of intense giveing. But this yarn is SO pretty and it needs to be worked up so Carol and I can see how it knits up:D

1st Place Trophy For My Little Cubbie (7-0)

Autumnal Beauty In A Bag

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

First Time At Hammons Field

My Little Cubbie

Little Cubbies At Hammons Field

The Great American Pastime

Monday, July 03, 2006


Today Daniel and I went to the Library Center where we met some people who are knitting papipads for the Southwest Missouri Humane Society. Daniel said he wanted to try to knit again and he did a fair job, but it may be a while more before he tries again. I think someday he will get it.
Beth was in charge of the gathering and shared this pattern with me:
PAPIPAD INSTRUCTIONS: For 20 to 21" X 26 to 27" finished rectangle.
To KNIT: Using size 10, 10.5, or 11 needles and worsted weight (4ply) yarn
1. Cast on 67 stitches using two strands of yarn together
2. Knit one row
3. Beginning with the second row, slip the first stitch, and then knit in each row (DO NOT PURL)
4. Bind off when size is correct.
TO CROCHET: Use #K hook, and the same yarn, but only one strand.
Papipads may be taken to: Southwest Missouri Humane Society Office, 3261 West Norton Rd, 5135 S Campbell, or to Simply Fibers Ltd. located at 2744 S. Campbell. If you have any questions please contact Linda at 417-889-8774.
This group meets at the Library Center on Mondays at 3pm til August 7. Aaaahhh air conditioning!

Kim And Katie (Mother And Daughter) Knit Papipads

Beth Lends A Helping Hand Untangleing Yarn For Marian

Daniel Tries To Knit

N Is For NORM!
My sweetheart. We met through the intros in the newspaper. He's quite a nice man, and I'm honored to be his wife:D

Purpley Project Spectrum Cloths For Cloths For Crisis:)
Knit with Sugar & Cream from left to right Midnight Magic, Grape, Twilight Ombre, and Soft Violet.