Knit and Pray

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

This Time In White/Purple/Green

This round blanket is made with Bella DK Tapestry 100% Dralon 3.5 oz.=404 yds.; the light green(6 rounds) and purple(2 rounds) is Caron Simply Soft; the white is Bernat Softee Baby. To get the ruffle effect I k1, kfb, k1 one round then k3, p3 for several rounds binding off at 12th row. Using US6 dpn and circular needles it measures approx. 35" in diameter

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Mother Teresa Says The Best Things

"You can do something I can't do. I can do something you can't do. Together let us do something beautiful for God."~Mother Teresa
Thank you dear heavenly Father for the gift of your daughter Mother Teresa!!!

Litany Of The Immaculate Heart Of Mary (Litany Two)

(For private use only)
Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Pray for our dear country.
Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Sanctify our clergy.
Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Make our Catholics more fervent.
Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Guide and inspire those who govern us.
Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Cure the sick who confide in thee.
Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Console the sorrowful who trust in thee.
Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Help those who invoke thine aid.
Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Deliver us from all dangers.
Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Help us to resist temptations.
Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Obtain for us all we lovingly ask of thee.
Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Make our family life holy.
Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Help those who are dear to us.
Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Bring back to the right road our erring brothers.
Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Give us back our ancient fervor.
Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Obtain for us pardon of our
manifold sins and offenses.
Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Bring all men to the feet of thy Divine Child.
Immaculate Heart of Mary,
Obtain peace for the world.
Let Us Pray
O God of infinite goodness and mercy, fill our
hearts with a great confidence in our Most Holy
Mother, whom we invoke under the title of the Im-
maculate Heart of Mary, and grant us by her most
powerful intercession all the graces, spiritual and tem-
poral, which we need. Through Christ Our Lord.
R. Amen.
From "a Prayerbook of Favorite Litanies" compiled by Father Albert J. Hebert, S.M.

Round Blanket With Small Green Dots

With this round blanket I used US6 dpn and circular needles and one skein of Plymouth Yarn Dreamin' 59% Acrylic 41% Nylon (200 gm=approx 540 yd.) It lasted til the second round of 480 sts. I then used Cascade Cherub Collection D.K. 55% Nylon 45% Acrylic approx. 190 yd. I knit one round and then did six rows purl one row and knit one row (three ridges). Then I k9, yo, k2tog one round. Then made three more ridges before binding off at 540 sts. It measures approx. 36" in diameter. I bought both skeins at Simply Fibers and for under $20 made a nice blanket for some lucky little boy:~D

Pretty As A Flower Round Blanket

The middle is Caron Simply Soft, the stripy is Premier Yarns Angel Self Shading yarn, the peach and pink is Caron Simply Soft and the white edge is Bernat Softee Baby. I used THIS free pattern with US6 dpn and circulars, binding off at 672 sts. I measures approx. 40".

Nice Light D. K. Weight Round Blanket

This is the perfect summer blanket. I used THIS free pattern and Plymouth Yarn Dreambaby DK, and Cascade Yarns Cherub Collection DK. US6 dpns and circulars and binding off at 630 sts. It measures approx. 38" in diameter.

The Prettiest Washcloth I've Ever Seen

Carol at Simply Fibers had this beauty hanging in the store and I just had to make one for myself. The free pattern can be found HERE in the February KAL. I used Rowan handknit cotton. It measures 101/2"x9". For some reason my husband and #1 son couldn't see the pattern but once I told them it was clear. Oh, how I love the bird and heart motif! Love it!!

Saturday, May 01, 2010

Words Of Wisdom From Saint Therese

I had always wondered why it was that God has his preferences, instead of giving each soul an equal degree of grace... Jesus has been gracious enough to teach me a lesson about this mystery, simply by holding up to my eyes the book of nature. I realised, then, that all the flowers he has made are beautiful; the rose in its glory, the lily in its whiteness, don't rob the tiny violet of its sweet smell, or the daisy of' its charming simplicity. I saw that if all these lesser blooms wanted to be roses instead, nature would lose the gaiety of her spring tide dress-there would be no little flowers to, make a pattern over the countryside.

And so it is with the world of souls, which is his garden. He wanted to have great Saints, to be his lilies and roses, but he has made lesser Saints as well; and these lesser ones must be content to rank as daisies and violets, lying at his feet and giving pleasure to his eye like that. Perfection consists simply in doing his will, and being just what he wants us to be.

This, too, was made clear to me: that our Lord's love makes itself seen quite as much in the simplest of souls as in the most highly gifted, as long as there is no resistance offered to his grace. After all, the whole point of love is making yourself small; and if we were all like the great Doctors who have shed lustre on the Church by their brilliant teaching, there wouldn't be much condescension on God's part, would there, about coming into hearts like these? But no, he has created little children, who have no idea what's going on and can only express themselves by helpless crying: he has made the poor savages, with nothing better than the natural law to live by; and he is content to forget his dignity and come into their hearts too - these are the wild flowers that delight him by their simplicity. It is by such condescension that God shows his infinite greatness. The sun's light that plays on the cedar-trees plays on each tiny flower as if it were the only one in existence; and in the same way our Lord takes a special interest in each soul, as if there were no other like it.