Knit and Pray

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

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Merry Christmas

Friday, December 24, 2010

From Saint Leo the Great

From a sermon by Saint Leo the Great, pope:

Dearly beloved, today our Savior is born; let us rejoice. Sadness should have no place on the birthday of life. The fear of death has been swallowed up; life brings us joy with the promise of eternal happiness.

No one is shut out from this joy; all share the same reason for rejoicing. Our Lord, victor over sin and death, finding no man free from sin, came to free us all. Let the saint rejoice as he sees the palm of victory at hand. Let the sinner be glad as he receives the offer of forgiveness. Let the pagan take courage as he is summoned to life.

In the fullness of time, chosen in the unfathomable depths of God’s wisdom, the Son of God took for Himself our common humanity in order to reconcile it with its creator. He came to overthrow the devil, the origin of death, in that very nature by which he had overthrown mankind.

And so at the birth of our Lord the angels sing in joy: Glory to God in the highest, and they proclaim peace to His people on earth as they see the heavenly Jerusalem being built from all the nations of the world. When the angels on high are so exultant at this marvelous work of God’s goodness, what joy should it not bring to the lowly hearts of men?

Beloved, let us give thanks to God the Father, through His Son, in the Holy Ghost, because in His great love for us He took pity on us, and when we were dead in our sins He brought us to life with Christ, so that in Him we might be a new creation. Let us throw off our old nature and all its ways and, as we have come to birth in Christ, let us renounce the works of the flesh.

Christian, remember your dignity, and now that you share in God’s own nature, do not return by sin to your former base condition. Bear in mind who is your head and of whose body you are a member. Do not forget that you have been rescued from the power of darkness and brought into the light of God’s kingdom.

Through the sacrament of baptism you have become a temple of the Holy Ghost. Do not drive away so great a guest by evil conduct and become again a slave to the devil, for your liberty was brought by the blood of Christ.
A Merry Christmas to all!!!

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Blue/White Round Baby Blanket

Measuring approx. 38" in diameter this round blanket is the latest for this year and #25 so far. Made with Plymouth Yarn Dreamin' and Bernat Baby Sport using US6 dpn and circular.

Thursday, December 09, 2010

Something With Frills

This round blanket is #24 for the year and measures approx. 34" in diameter. It is made with Bella DK Tapestry and Bernat Baby Sport using US6 dpn and circular needles. After knitting 1 row and purling one row for five ridges I knit into the front and back of all the stitches, knit one round and then bound off for the frilly edge. Something pretty for a little girl:~D

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

While We Wait For Jesus

We are preparing a soft bed for Baby Jesus by putting in strips of paper for every prayer or good deed done before his birthday.