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Patron Saint of Knitting
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Mar 29, 2011 16:59:52   #
LIndann
 
A little humor today from our knitting group. Someone brought up the topic if there was a patron Saint of Knitting... it should be for drop stitches. WE all laughed and one of the girls volunteered to be that St. LOL. We also think there should be a Patron Saint of UFO's!
:)
 
Mar 29, 2011 17:13:27   #
SailorRae
 
I could be the Saint of UFO's : )
Mar 29, 2011 17:14:39   #
SailorRae
 
Or better yet...the Patron Saint of frogging : )
Mar 29, 2011 23:45:59   #
LIndann
 
Like that :-)
How did your purse turn out? Did you put up a picture yet?
Mar 30, 2011 04:39:28   #
FireballDave
 
LIndann wrote:
A little humor today from our knitting group. Someone brought up the topic if there was a patron Saint of Knitting... it should be for drop stitches. WE all laughed and one of the girls volunteered to be that St. LOL. We also think there should be a Patron Saint of UFO's!
:)


There isn't a specific patron saint for knitters, but Saint Blaise is associated with woolworkers since, somewhat gruesomely, metal combs were one of the instuments of his martyrdom.

I rather like the collective nouns for frogs are an army, a colony and most appropriately A KNOT!
Mar 30, 2011 09:23:28   #
SailorRae
 
LIndann wrote:
Like that :-)
How did your purse turn out? Did you put up a picture yet?


I got it done....yes I did post a picture of it. :lol:
 
Mar 30, 2011 10:10:31   #
granger
 
The Patron Saint of frogging might be St. Rippit
Mar 30, 2011 21:46:08   #
cherylpeterson1
 
Please forgive the pun . . .

I must suggest the Pattern Saint of Knitting to be St Stitch!
Mar 30, 2011 22:29:42   #
Orene
 
Laugh Out Loud ! I love this thread of conversation -- it involves plays on words. Ok, now I can quit holding my stomach from laughing so much.
Apr 3, 2011 20:24:05   #
Lo'L
 
turns out there is a saint who is unofficially the patron of knitters. St. Rafqa (or "Rebecca" for us English folks) was a Lebanese Maronite Nun who was canonized by the late Pope John Paul II in 2001. This is one amazing woman! Born into a Christian family in 1832 and losing her mother at the age of 7, Rafqa felt a call to religious life at the age of 14. However, it would take 13 years before she'd finally be able to enter the Mariamettes Convent at the age of 27, eventually becoming a Lebanese Maronite nun in 1871.

But then, I found several others too! Personally, I like the St Ripit and St Stitch! Our good Lord has a great sense of humor !
Apr 5, 2011 11:07:23   #
knitsnfits
 
http://knittinglanai.blogspot.com/2009/01/patron-saints-of-knitting.html

Well, it so happens that there is a patron saint of knitting. It is a man! Check out this blog link and discover in whose footsteps we follow!! :)
 
Apr 5, 2011 11:10:30   #
knitsnfits
 
As a side observation, I always thought patron saints were assigned to "afflictions" or things that were negatively affecting a persons life. I love knitting, it doesn't afflict me unless it falls under the "addiction" category and then, well yes, I am an addict!! Ha! This pic shows a bit of my yarn stash.


Apr 5, 2011 12:29:31   #
FireballDave
 
knitsnfits wrote:
http://knittinglanai.blogspot.com/2009/01/patron-saints-of-knitting.html

Well, it so happens that there is a patron saint of knitting. It is a man! Check out this blog link and discover in whose footsteps we follow!! :)


Surprised me! I was rather under the impression St John Vianney was Patron Saint of Priests, maybe he could set up a chain intercession, if you believe in such things.
Apr 5, 2011 13:25:02   #
LIndann
 
I wish I had read this forum before I went to knitting today. when I wrote this I never knew there was a patron st for knitting. You learn something new all the time. I agree about the St. stitch and st. Ribbit. That was clever.
Apr 5, 2011 15:03:54   #
delgami
 
I went to the site. I found it interesting! Thank you for sharing. But I agree with St. Stitch.
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