Friday, August 15, 2014

Happy Fridays.

Happy Friday! This week has flown by, but that's alright. I hope it was a wonderful week for everyone. Mine was fairly decent. I have managed to get a lot done that's for sure. 

Last weekend my family road tripped to Kansas City for a Royals Baseball game and a weekend away. The 3 hour car ride allowed me to finish up the first of my mom's socks. I am really enjoying knitting these- the pattern is so simple (so much in fact that I almost fell asleep in the car as I was knitting). The only issue I have is that once I get to the cuff it gets monotonous...

Oh and the weekend was a fun one indeed. Filled with Trader Joe's (yay!), a gorgeous night, a winning game, lots of shopping, and lots of yummy food!. 

Since my last (long) post I have also managed to finish up my gouache painting. I really like how this one turned out. The colors are so bold and fun. And so is the composition. I can't quite decide what to title this one yet though - "Bridges" seems really obvious. 

If you read my last post, you'd know that I was also accepted into an amazing program last week. The Navasota Artist in Residence program will allow me to live and work in Navasota, TX for the next 6 months, making art and being creative. This is the house I will be living and working in and I simply cannot wait - I move in about a week and a half. This will be such a scary, nerve-racking, exciting experience that I know will change my life. 

As a treat to myself for getting the TX "job" I decided to go yarn shopping at the shop in Salina. Me and a high school friend went down there yesterday (her first time!) and after at least 30 minutes of contemplation, I walked out with these yummy yarns. The top is Blue Ridge Yarns, Subtle Shades Purple. 400 yards of fingering weight that is destined to become lacy socks, maybe even another Cookie A. Pair? The bottom yarn is my new favorite - Claudia Hand Paints, Fingering, in the colorway "Oops". I fell in love with the gradients of blue and violets, that I just had to buy these. I am seeing simple vanilla socks in it's future.  Both are super squishy 100% superwash merino. 

For the record, my friend walked out with 2 skeins of sock yarn to knit a scarf with as well (she's still learning how to knit, so that's about all she makes...). But I can tell she will be visiting that shop again very soon!

Weekly Inspirations:
Knitting:  I am in love with this chevron cowl, thanks to Snapdragon Crafts. Her's is super gorgeous, as are all the ones on Ravelry. Now I just need to find the right yarns!
Art: In Navasota I will be living and working with 2 other artists. Both are super talented! Catherine Kaleel and Mick Burson. I can't wait to meet and work with these guys.
Food: I bought a veggetti device last week, and decided to give it a try. It turned out super yummy. Check out my food blog for more info!
Life: Packing is underway. This time I don't need to take everything with me, but I still am tired of packing none-the-less.

Thanks for popping in guys, even if you don't comment I always love that you take the time to read about the random thoughts in my head. 



  1. I haven't seen those yellow socks yet, I love, love, love the colors! I'm glad we share a deep love for Trader Joes!

    1. Well, you got me started on TJ's. And as for socks, I know right? Hard to believe it's Lion Brand!

  2. Congrats on the Artist in Residence position, that is AWESOME!!!

    1. Thanks Sarah, I can't wait to get there :)


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