Knit and Pray

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

Friday, February 26, 2010

February Embroidered Flower Block

Thursday, February 25, 2010


If you want a good laugh check out this site. My teenage son made me aware of this funny place.

Let Me Show You How To Nap By Bobby The Cat

Because Carolyn Asked For It

Also, no he isn't wearing real glasses. These are just the old frames from his oldest brother's glasses but he's having a great time pretending:~D

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Week One of Lenten Knitting Progress

The goal I have set is to knit one burial bunting a day. I have cut all my flannel out and have 8 of the clouds pattern, 7 of the pink rosebuds, and 22 of the small dots and hearts. That totals 37 in all so that will be the total. I don't plan on knitting any more of these. I'll need those last few days to sew them up and get them ready to donate. I have 7 blue buntings knit up so far.
I finished up the scrap blanket which I used US8 needles and cast on 160 sts. The end result measures approximately 52"x46".

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Good Ideas

My friend Esther has a wonderful list of ideas to help make this the best Lent ever. Number 5 and number 23 look like something I'd like to add:~D

Ash Wednesday: Pray, Fast, Share

The beauty of Church tradition is that you don't have to reinvent the wheel each Lent. Select ways to participate from each of three ancient categories: prayer, fasting, almsgiving. Do this together--as a family, or with friends.~ from Catholic Update (
Day one of my journey in the desert. Trying to make this Lent the best ever!

Saturday, February 13, 2010

This Is No Ordinary Blanket

This could be an ocean, a race track, a canopy, wings, a corral,...

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Purity of Heart

Purity of heart corresponds to the degree of love and grace of God. Therefore, when our Savior calls blessed those who are pure in heart (Mt 5,8), he speaks of those who are filled with love, since blessedness is bestowed on us according to the degree of our love.

He who truly loves God is not ashamed of what he does for God before the world, nor does he hide it away in confusion though the whole world should scorn him.
He who truly loves God considers the loss of all created things to be a gain and reward, together with the loss of himself for love of God...

He that with pure love works for God not only does not care whether or not it is known by others, but does not even do these things that God Himself might know it...
It is a great thing to exercise oneself much in holy love, for the soul who has attained the perfection and fulfilment of love is not held back, whether in this life or the next, from seeing the face of God.
He whose heart is pure profits equally from being raised up or cast down to become ever more pure. Whereas the impure heart is useless for anything except to produce still more fruits of impurity.
In everything the heart draws out a knowledge of God that is flavorsome, chaste, pure, spiritual, full of joy and love.~Saint John of the Cross

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Oh Lord My God...

May I desire nothing apart from you... Grant that I may often turn my heart towards you and, when I falter, weigh my fault contritely with firm purpose of amendment. Grant me, O Lord my God, a watchful heart that no vain thought may lead away from you; a noble heart that no unworthy affection may debase; an upright heart that no evasiveness may turn aside; a firm heart that no adversity may break; a free heart that no forceful passion may master.

Grant me, O Lord my God, a mind that knows you, an eagerness that seeks you, a wisdom that finds you, a life that pleases you, a perseverance that expects you confidently and a confidence that endlessly possesses you. Grant me to be afflicted through repentance by what you endured, to use your gifts through grace along the way, to rejoice in your joys especially in our homeland through glory. O You who, being God, live and reign for ever and ever. Amen.~Saint Thomas Aquinas

Sunday, February 07, 2010

The Last Three Pads

Praise God!!! These are the last three pads in this pad marathon. I have 30 ready to go to the local Humane Society. Hopefully by next weekend. I have about 9 days to finish the baby blanket, the embroidered February flower, and maybe work a little on a scarf before Lent is upon us and I'll then start on the preemie burial items.
Who knows how much snow we'll end up getting this go-round. I hope it won't be as much as last time. I'm already dreaming about spring:~D

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Wednesday Post Featuring Five More Pads

Yep! Five more pads. The stash has gone down to where I'm seeing light at the end of the tunnel. Yippee! My goal is to get the pads all done and then send them to the Humane Society. I still have the baby blanket to finish and then for Lent will focus on preemie burial items.
Watched the Duggars on "19 Kids and Counting". I sure hope little Josie will pull through without any problems. Those preemies really give your faith muscles a workout!!!