Cattails, Rabbit Trails, and Thistlefish

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Where to Find Everything You Need

In the three months that Jonah has been ex utero, I have experienced the greatest joy and awe for God's handiwork and creation. It is incredible that this tiny human was growing inside of me for nine short months! I fall more in love with his face every day, and crave his snuggly body in my arms while he is away from me. Every new milestone he conquers I want to both cry and beam with pride. I spend every moment with him trying to soak in everything about him - the smell of his head, the softness of his face, the weight of his tiny body on my chest while he sleeps... I love him. I love motherhood. I feel so blessed to be entrusted with this little person.

BUT...

Monday, October 23, 2017

New Pumpkin Spice Crochet for Autumn

Mmmm... Fall colors... How lovely you are! Twice this week I have seen references to "You've Got Mail" and the way that Meg Ryan has a way of making us all yearn for New York's autumn, and that is certainly true in my life lately.
My parents took me to New York my senior year of high school and we happened to go at the peak of fall colors in Central Park... the peak! It was breathtaking, and I wish I could visit every fall for the rest of my life.

With that in mind, I immediately knew that Thistlefish Knit's fall color needed to feel like New York in autumn. And this pumpkin orange is exactly what I needed.
Because I'm primarily a knitter, I've challenged myself to learn a few crochet patterns to expand my knowledge a little bit. Wash cloths are a great place to start because they are a small project and don't take long to complete. And if I mess up, no biggie! 
 The contrast between this color and both the light and dark colors in my inventory is so pretty!
 This scallop border is one of my new favorites... It takes this simple pattern and gives a more feminine look! (And who doesn't need a little bit of extra pretty in their kitchen or bathroom?😉)
 I've also tried a few new knitting patterns that I'm excited to add to the shop.

Are you following on Instagram? Because if you aren't, you missed a giveaway! Two fabulous ladies won a bundle of three (including this fab new orange) for FREE!

There are only a few of these left for autumn, so click your way on over to Thistlefish Knits and purchase your own! Spice up your kitchen with some pumpkin color or grab a few for some gifts!

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

September's Top 6 Podcast Episodes

Everyone was telling me to listen to podcasts for months before I could actually find any that I liked... I didn't know where to start! It took me some time to find my favorites. My criteria was that 1) they need to have a pleasant voice to listen to, 2) they needed to be encouraging, and 3) occasionally they need to be giving me something spiritually.

I have shared with ya'll a few of my favorite podcasters before, but this week I wanted to share specifically 6 specific podcast episodes that I've listened to in the past month and you need to listen to, too!

Not a podcast subscriber? No worries! I left links so that you can just listen to them on your computer instead.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Why I Wanted Maternity Pictures

My aunt and uncle are great photographers, and sweetly offered to take maternity pictures of Jon and I right before Jonah arrived! (Seriously, right before... I think my water broke 8 days later!)

They were super fun, so I thought I would share a few of my faves, along with why I wanted these pictures to begin with.