Travel story in pictures


After being gone for 12 days, I’m finally back at home in College Station, TX. Though the whole trip was so wonderfully fun, seeing friends and family that I hadn’t seen in years, I’m very happy to be back home in my own bed, drinking PG Tips out of my own mugs.


It was great though, we went to lots of places (4 states to be exact, and lots of places within those 4 states!) Above is the house I grew up in, in Ponca City, OK. Ever time we go back, the house drive by is always necessary… still looks the same <3


Braums was had by all, and it was wonderful. We don’t have Braums in Houston or College Station, so being have to have one of the limeades and milkshakes again was heaven. Always a treat <3


After being in Oklahoma, so began the trek to Kansas… which most of it looked like this, haha. Very flat… cloudy… windy… eerily beautiful.


Also made the stop twice in Manhattan, KS, home of Kansas State, which is where my parents went to. Its a fun little town, it reminded me a lot of my own college town!

Manhattan included cold temperatures and a yarn store – Unwind! Which blew my expectations far and away, the selection was insanely amazing! Next time I’m in Kansas, going back to Unwind is a MUST. I highly highly highly recommend it! And the owner is incredibly sweet and very welcoming!


After stops in Kansas, we headed to Kansas City, Missouri (confusing, right?) which resulted in a wonderful hotel room view and SO MANY AMAZING POKEMON. There were lots of fun things about Kansas City, don’t get me wrong… but the fact that I caught a poop ton of amazing pokemon also added to the awesomeness, haha.


We also sought out all the fun coffee shops along the way… I forget which one this was, but it was super fun. I believe it was called Just One More Cup, also in Kansas City. This was their gingerbread latte… if you couldn’t tell by the beautiful coffee art, it was amazing. I have a tendency to judge a coffee by its art… if it has any. Which I realize isn’t great, just like how you don’t judge a book by its cover. But all these places we went to lived up to my judgement of the coffee art, haha. Oddly Correct in Kansas City, MO was also an amazing coffee shop, I highly recommend it. Also Radina’s in Manhattan, KS!


This will come as no surprise to anyone… the yarn acquisitions were quite excessive. BUT, I’m justifying it by looking at it as if we had gone to Rhinebeck, which was happening this past week/weekend. I also was able to knit a lot and finished two things, and got really close to finishing another. Also made huge dents in other things. AND, most importantly, cast on and worked on the Westknits MKAL. Oh yeah.

There were just a couple pictures from our road trip… 12 days is a long time, but it was so much fun!

Time to get back into the swing of a regular schedule, working out and eating healthy food… and also dying all the yarn and getting closer to launching my online yarn shop <3

Thanks for hanging in there while I’ve been gone! The regular schedule of posting and podcasting will be back this week!!

Episode 8: road trip through 4 states

Thank you guys so much for being patient for last week’s episode! I’m so sorry I’m just now getting it up, but such is the life when you’re driving from place to place! Also internet can be an issue, haha. Uploading times can be a pain sometimes.

So, without further ado… here is last week’s episode! A compaliation of clips I’ve taken from driving from Texas to Oklahoma to Kansas and Missouri yesterday (but I didn’t get any filming there, sorry!) and back again!

There is a portion in the middle of a more normal knitting podcast! I have some special guests from Ponca City that join me


Thank you so much for watching this week! I hope you enjoyed it!! <3

Engagement pictures!

I got our engagement pictures back this week, and oh my goodness… they’re even better than I could ever imagine.

If you’re friends with me on Facebook, you’ve probably seen them… if you follow me on Instagram, you’ve seen a few of them. But I can’t help to NOT share them, so here are a couple of my absolute favorites (which is really hard to pick, because I love ALL of them.)

But before I go any further, all this stellar photography is by Bri Costello Photography! She is the sweetest person ever, so wonderful to work with, and as you’ll see… incredibly talented <3


So these are just a few of our engagement pictures! These are some of my absolute favorites… but there are even more. I don’t want to overwhelm everyone with pictures, haha!

I have phone and computer backgrounds, profile pictures and cover photos covered for foreverrrrr. Until the wedding, then there’ll be new pictures ;)

He is more myself than I. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” – Emily Brontë

Episode 7: All the exciting things!

Hey everyone! Here’s this week’s episode!



  • I have some new test colorways — let me know if you guys like these colors and would like to see these in my shop… eventually!

Books I’m reading / listening to


Thats it for this week! Thanks so much for stopping by and watching my next episode!

Have a marvelous weekend!! <3

The satisfactions of blocking


Theres something incredibly satisfying about blocking out a shawl. Especially one that you’ve had all smushed up on your needles for goodness knows how long.


By the time you get it cast off and you’ve posted a celebratory picture on Instagram, you become very aware of how big it actually is! You might not have known how big it was… or how much bigger it could get.


This was the case with my Buccaneer shawl, haha. I didn’t realize how massively huge it is… until I cast it off. But then when I blocked it, it grew. Of course, I realize thats what happens when you block shawls, thats the point. But it grew SO MUCH. That being said, I also enjoy stretching shawls so the lace opens up completely and I know I’m guaranteed a blanket, haha.

Thanks to the wonders of Madelinetosh Merino Light, it now drapes so beautifully and is so deliciously soft.


But thats okay, I love massive shawls. I’m currently all wrapped up in it, with my cup of coffee next to me enjoying the beginnings of our Texas fall weather. I just put a new wall plug scent in, so the living room smells like cinnamon and an apple orchard. Things are good.


And I have Pokemon socks, which you can never go wrong with those, haha.

Actual FO pictures are coming soon!

Episode 6: My first hand dyed yarn!

Hey everyone! Here’s this week’s episode! Hope you enjoy!!



  • fiber from Three Water’s Farm in the Summer Jubilee colorway (which was their Tour de Fleece 2016 colorway!) It doesn’t look like Summer Jubilee is being sold anymore, but all the other colors are absolutely amazing!!

Dying (!!!!)

  • Two colorways that have been a result of experimentation! Nebula will be one of the names and the other one is still undecided!
  • Dyed on Knit Picks Bare on Bulky, Worsted, DK, and Fingering

Thats it for this week! Hope you guys enjoyed the episode! I’ll be back next week… hopefully with some more knitting content, haha! <3



Dyed yarn and an announcement


I’m so proud of these little guys right now…


Which might be slightly confusing… As theres no real connection with anything, they’re just a bunch of mini skeins in different sizes sitting on my couch.


What makes them special… is that I DYED them MYSELF. And this was my second try (first try wasn’t anything big at all, all one color) and I’m SO excited with how it turned out. 14423673_10157426539620237_239290728_o

and I had a lot of fun doing it… Oh my goodness, so much fun. All the color possibilities, the various ways to do it…


The name ideas were all over the place in my head, but my fiancé said that it reminded him a lot like something in space! Which made me think of Nebula or Milky Way or even Guardians of the Galaxy (he suggested that ;P)


So, as I made a slight reference to in my last podcast episode and my big announcement…  I’m going to start dying and eventually selling it (hopefully)! I’ve still got a lot of learning and experimenting to do, but if this is my second try… I’m really looking forward to the results of other color ideas!!

These are just little tester skeins of Knit Picks Bare I ordered and wound off into mini skeins. But I’ll be ordering the actual big, sellable skeins of yarn soon! I’m in the process of working on labels and getting the website up and running and all that jazz. So many things! I’m going to keep the name and the logo a secret still… but I’ll tell you its super cute… If I do say so myself, haha.

I’ll do another post soon with pictures of where I dye and what it all looks like because thats always fun to see.