Sunday, February 13, 2011

Prayer, fasting and abstinence for a special intention ...

will mean this blog will be on hiatus for the next 14 days.

We have seen a house that is available for sale ... an 1838 house that is in a perfect spot, cutting dh's commute 30 minutes EACH way, near all the friends we have down here, and more than 1.5 acres around the house (so LOTS of play area for the kids). I SOOO want to move to this house ...


we'd need a major miracle to have all things come together. In asking God's divine providence to "kick in", I am planning to fast (drinking only tea/water/coffee and not eating any sweets), to pray more (by going to daily Mass and carving an hour out of each day for prayer time), and to (and this is a BIGGIE for me) abstain from the Internet (by only checking email twice a day and not doing anything else online).

We are asking for a clear sign from God whether or not to pursue this house ...

So I will update you all on this intention on March 1st (which is also String Bean's 11th birthday). Will you please add your prayer to my self-imposed sacrifices while I'm away?

Enjoy the journey
Mary C. Gildersleeve
By Hand, With Heart -- hand-knit designs

Friday, February 11, 2011

KP IDP: my tenth design just went up!

I now have a total of 10 designs available on Knit Picks' website, the latest being the Cabled Cottage Cozies.  Here are quick links to these designs (both available on the KP site and in my Ravelry store) for immediate download:
 Cabled Cottage Cozies (KP - $3.99) or Ravelry  $4.00
 Celtic Closure in sizes XS-4X (KP - $4.99) or Ravelry $5.00
 Completely Cozy & Reversible Scarf for Him - (KP - $2.99) or Ravelry $3.00
Elegant Eliza Ballerina Bunny - (KP - $2.99) or Ravelry  -$5.00 (the Ravelry design has Exquisite Edgar Bunny included)

Season-Spanning Cardi in sizes XS-1X - (KP $4.99) or Ravelry $5.00
Fun Felted Saddlebag with matching accessories case - (KP $2.99) or Ravelry  $3.00
Memories of Eire vest in sizes XS - 1X - (KP $4.99) or Ravelry  $5.00
 My Favorite Sweatshirt and Mitts in sizes XS-5X (KP - $4.99) or Ravelry  $5.00
 Patrick: An Irish Lad's Jacket in sizes 2T to 10 - (KP $4.99) or Ravelry   $5.00
 Rib Tickler Hoodie in sizes XS-1X - (KP $4.99) or Ravelry  $5.00

My Ravelry store has lots of other patterns for immediate download ....
check it out and let me know what you think!

Enjoy the journey
Mary C. Gildersleeve
By Hand, With Heart -- hand-knit designs

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

More Easter knitting ... Eliza and Edgar Bunnies!

Here's a great addition to the Fabric Baskets I posted on Sunday ... Elegant Eliza and Exquisite Edgar! 

These knitted bunnies are 13" and 15" inches in height and are easy for little hands to hold.  Since they're made in one-piece with removable clothes, little ones can pull and play and chew and play and not tear these dolls.  Knit in worsted-weight, washable cotton (the samples shown were knit using KP's Comfy Worsted),  the dolls are easy-care, too!

Wouldn't your little ones love these in their Easter baskets?  For $5.00 you can download this lovely pattern for both bunnies ... just click the button! 

You can check out this and my other knitting designs on my Ravelry site ...

Enjoy the journey
Mary C. Gildersleeve
By Hand, With Heart -- hand-knit designs