Knit and Pray

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

Saturday, April 30, 2011

This One Will Glow In The Dark

In the middle is Bernat Glow In The Dark blue and green yarn using Grandmother's Favorite cloth pattern. Surrounding this is the Log Cabin pattern in light blue Caron Simply Soft. It measures approx. 38"x38". This is just one of the projects I began last year and need to finish up.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Happy Easter 2011

He is risen!!! Hallelujah!!!
What's next for knitting? Well, I have about 14 skeins for knitting up some round blankets this summer. I don't want to start on that until June. So, for this last week of April I'm finishing up a blanket I began last year. I also am looking at finishing up a sweater(finally) and another baktus scarf. May will likely be a month of catching up with smaller projects.
I am planning on getting up at 3 am this Friday and watch the royal wedding. An aunt traced our ancestry back to England and so in honor of that; the memory of the late Queen Mother( who sent most gracious regrets when we invited her to our wedding in 1992); the memory of Princess Diana; and just for the plain fun of it all. Will you too be virtually joining in on this happy occasion?

Cotton Blanket For The End Of Lent 2011

Measuring 34"x34" using US7 needles and 100% cotton, this is the end of the Lenten knitting. It uses the Grandmothers Favorite cloth pattern and elements of the log cabin blanket. On with the liturgical season of Easter:~D

Monday, April 18, 2011

Another Cotton Scrap Blanket

This blanket also measures approx. 45"x45". I used US7 needles and the Grandmothers Favorite cloth pattern without using the yarn overs, increasing to 220 stitches, making good use of more scrap cotton. This will go to our local Newborns In Need.

Friday, April 08, 2011

Another Finished Blanket

This blanket is made with donated Sirdar Denim Sport Aran yarn 60% acrylic, 25% cotton, and 15% wool. Using US10 needles I co 220 sts and knit 20 rows making 10 ridges and then k1 row and p1 row until I came to the end of the 5th skein. I attached the next skein and then k1 row and p1 row for 10 rows and then knit 20 rows and then bound off. There was not much left of the 6th skein after this. It measures 64" in length and 42" in width. This one will go to Comforts from the Heart, a group that meets up at Saint Elizabeth Ann Seton and then carpools to The American Legion on the first and third Tuesdays of the month.
I've been working on and off on this blanket for some time, so no I'm not an ultra fast knitter. I've decided that since I'm going to have to buy Ivory soaps to go with any cloths I knit up I'm going to stop at 60 cloths and then just make up some more blankets with what cotton yarn I have left over.
Will be sending graduation announcements for #1 son who will graduate high school on May 17. Time has surely flown swiftly!!
I came across my "Life Is Worth Living" book by Fulton J. Sheen. It's an enjoyable read so far.
Hope your Lenten journey is bearing good fruit.

Monday, April 04, 2011

Cotton Scrap Blanket Completed

This cotton scrap blanket is completed and measures approx. 45"x45". It is going to our local Newborns In Need. It's the basic Grandmother's Favorite pattern without the yarn overs using US7 knitting needles.