Do you not know that the runners in the stadium all run in the race, but only one wins the prize? Run so as to win. Every athlete exercises discipline in every way. They do it to win a perishable crown, but we an imperishable one. Thus I do not run aimlessly; I do not fight as if I were shadowboxing. No, I drive my body and train it, for fear that, after having preached to others, I myself should be disqualified. - 1 Cor 9:24-27

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Yarn Along

My progress so far on the baptismal gown is going well for this beginner; the gown is measuring 8 inches of the 13.5 inches before working the edging.  I've had to take out two of the pattern rows so far to correct a mistake.

Any suggestions on how to fix mistakes?  Basically, I just worked in reverse, undoing my stitches.  Not sure if that's the best way or not.

I'm reading through "A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms", a Christmas present to myself.   Been feeling that I need some extra encouragement in my vocation of motherhood.

Side note:  the mug pictured was given to me on Mother's Day by my oldest.  They go to Goodwill and each pick out a mug for me.  I enjoy different coffee mugs and I love how the ones they pick out reflect their personality.

Check out Ginny's blog for more Yarn Alongs.


  1. The gown looks lovely! Working back is the best thing I have found. In time (if you haven't already) you will learn to "read" the knitting and know what stitch should go where the mistake is. But... I find that reading the knitting depends on the pattern, and it's harder with lace than with other things!

  2. Wow, the gown is coming out really well for a beginner! I am a beginner and if I make a mistake I have to rip the whole thing out lol. Thanks for sharing. Tricia@ Crunchycatholicmomma.blogspot

  3. That's an ambitious project! But will be great when it's done; knitted baptismal gowns are so beautiful.