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#WorthRevisit :: Faith Knits Us Together

#WorthRevisit :: Faith Knits Us Together

As I prepared for the birth of my sixth child, knitting was a big part of my daily routine. I got to a point in my pregnancy where I really couldn’t do much physically. I wasn’t on official bed rest, but I needed to take it easy. So, I took time each afternoon to sit and knit. Sometimes, I listened to Gregorian chant or the Rosary, while I knitted. And this quiet routine kept me calm, as I anticipated another…

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Day 28 :: 31 Days With Mary—Slowing Down

Day 28 :: 31 Days With Mary—Slowing Down

I missed Day 27 (yesterday) of my 31 Days With Mary series, because it was my 14th wedding anniversary! I spent part of my day cleaning out my front closet, which I am still working on. And I spent the other part of my day celebrating with my husband and children. It was a great day! Today, Day 28, I am joining the Yarn Along link up to share what I am reading and what I am about to start…

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Day 8 :: 31 Day With Mary—Grandma, Knitting and Mary

Day 8 :: 31 Day With Mary—Grandma, Knitting and Mary

On Friday, I shared a bit about my grandma’s influence in my journey toward Marian devotion. I thought I’d share a bit more about her the impact she has had in my life today … The two things I remember most about my grandma are that she had a beautiful devotion to the Rosary and she spent a great deal of time knitting. She probably prayed and knitted at the same time! Her knitting was really a ministry of sorts….

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Yarn Along :: 40-Cross Prayer Shawl

Yarn Along :: 40-Cross Prayer Shawl

This past weekend, I picked up another knitting “work-in-progress” project … One that I intended to knit last Lent but one that remains incomplete. Hopefully, it won’t take me three years to finish, like my dear husband’s scarf! Maybe I’ll even finish it this Lent; I am half-way through, after all! The pattern is a handout from a local yarn shop, and the yarn is Berroco Vintage Chunky in “tide pool” blue. I am currently reading the Bible, with the help…

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Yarn Along :: It’s Been a Long Time

Yarn Along :: It’s Been a Long Time

It’s been since August that I posted anything about knitting. It’s been since April since I linked up with Ginny’s Yarn Along series. I even had to check to see if she still hosted it! (She does!) It seems like no matter how I hard I try, there are certain things in my life that I just can’t incorporate into my current routine. Knitting used to be a more integral part of my life, but somewhere along the way, I lost…

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Where, Oh Where Has the Week Gone?

Where, Oh Where Has the Week Gone?

It is hard for me to believe it is Friday again! And as I write this point, Friday is more than half over. More over, we are at the beginning of a new month—August, and near the end of summer! Will I ever cease being surprised at how quickly time flies by? Last weekend, I finally made it to the St. Paul Farmer’s Market! It is a fabulous farmer’s market! Take a look at all the goodness. We made salad…

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Yarn Along :: Making Progress

Yarn Along :: Making Progress

The progress I’ve made on my Cross Prayer Shawl is a very tangible expression of how my Lent has been going so far. I am giving up Facebook for Lent as well as limiting computer time every day. My focus is on the present moment, to be attentive to the tangible and to love through the task ahead of me, no matter how I feel or what I’d rather be doing. Has it been a perfect Lent? Of course not! Far…

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Yarn Along :: Lenten Prayer Shawl

Yarn Along :: Lenten Prayer Shawl

One of my desires for this Lent is to knit a prayer shawl to give away to my parish’s prayer shawl ministry, which gives the shawls to those who are sick in our community. I have made one other prayer shawl, and it was a yearlong labor of love. But when I finally was able to give it away, it brought great joy to my heart. In the beginning of the new year, I read an inspiring article on CatholicMom.com…

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Yarn Along :: Thinking Spring

Yarn Along :: Thinking Spring

I have less than 10 inches left on my husband’s scarf! The end is near! Hooray! I think Greg is even more excited that he just might be able to wear it yet this winter! Even though March 1 is this Saturday, it is still very, very cold here. And since we haven’t had quite enough cold, Greg and I decided to take a little belated anniversary trip to a destination that is even farther north and more cold than…

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Faith Knits Us Together

Faith Knits Us Together

* This is a revised post from November 2010! You can find the original article here. As I prepared for the birth of my sixth child, knitting was a big part of my daily routine. I got to a point in my pregnancy where I really couldn’t do much physically. I wasn’t on official bed rest, but I needed to take it easy. So, I took time each afternoon to sit and knit. Sometimes, I listened to Gregorian chant or…

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