Knit and Pray

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

Friday, February 27, 2009


Here's the first burial kimono and hat. The pattern can be found at The Preemie Project site.


I need a haircut.

Thursday, February 26, 2009


Prayer For The Helpless Unborn

Heavenly Father, Your create
men in Your own image, and
You desire that not even the least
among us should perish.
In Your love for us,
You entrusted Your only Son to
the holy Virgin Mary.
Now, in Your love,
protect against the wickedness
of the devil, those little ones
to whom You have given the
gift of life.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009


Today is the beginning of Lent. I look forward to Lent as it is a time of spiritual housecleaning. It's not only about giving up some pleasure or favorite food but about gaining a closer walk with our Lord and Savior Jesus. I pray we all will have a wonderful Lenten journey!

Saturday, February 21, 2009


This round blanket is made from three 3.5 oz. skeins of TLC Wiggles in Orchid and most of a 7 oz. skein of Caron Simple Soft in Orchid colorway for the border. Using US7 needles it is 42" diameter. Love it:~D

Thursday, February 12, 2009


Knit Nana was kind enough to give me this award.


The official rules are as follows:

1. Copy the award to your site
2. Link to the person from whom you received the award
3. Nominate 7 other bloggers
4. Link to those on your blog
5. Leave a message on the blogs you nominated.

Ok. This is going to be very difficult to limit this to just seven! I mean just look at all the many knitting and miscellaneous blogs on my links!! So, really I can't just narrow it down to just seven. You'll just need to hop on over to all of them and enjoy the many blogs I have listed:~D
With love,

Wednesday, February 11, 2009


Wendy has steered me to a couple of sites that help feed other animals. Just visit, play the quiz and this helps give food to animals. Easy and fun! and


It happens to everyone. You think you are doing alright and then you notice an error. Something that really can't be overlooked. Then with a heavy heart you start to rip back and go back to where the error began and knit it all over again, this time with the added focus of not repeating another mistake. I had knitted almost two skeins but had to rip back to almost the beginning. It hurt but I just could not let the error go. It was too noticeable and when I give this away I want that person to know that a person cared enough to make something beautiful and well. No matter how many years you knit, a mistake can be made. Sometimes the error can be worked into a design motif or covered up in some way. For instance, the christening gown I knit for my firstborn son has an error in it I noticed, but it wasn't glaring and so it has stayed. Is it the Amish who intentionally make a mistake in their handwork to witness that only God is perfect? Well, in this instance the mistake on this blanket was clear and noticeable, so I corrected it. I wanted to be finished with this blanket in all it's lavender beauty by Valentine's Day, but there's no real hurry.
After I finish with this round blanket I want to make another and use up the last of the yarn I got (on sale!) specifically for round blankets. My Lenten knitting will be focused on making burial outfits for preemie babies.
We are so excited that this Saturday out first born son will be receiving the sacrament of Confirmation:~D

Friday, February 06, 2009


My dear son Daniel asked me to knit up a sweater for him. He went with me to Simply Fibers to pick out the yarn a few months ago. He chose Berroco Comfort in brown and grey (50% Super Fine Nylon and 50% Super Fine Acrylic). I had a difficult time finding a pattern that I liked, but came across one in the Creative Knitting magazine, May 2006 issue. It's called Strawberry Fields and is part of the cutest ensemble for a girl and her doll. It's the basic form of the sweater I was looking for though and I made the sleeves and body length longer for my lean boy. The yarn is very soft and comfortable and Daniel has said that it's a good sweater, a keeper. It's so nice to have him appreciate my work.

Wednesday, February 04, 2009


My budding star:~D


Sorry the picture is so dark, but this is a dark afghan. Made with US10 needles it measures 60"x52". Made with mostly stockinette stitch. I made one smaller panel using the smaller scrap balls and a larger panel with the larger scraps and then sewed them together.
It may not be everyone's cup of tea, but my two oldest boys really like it. It is sure to keep someone warm.