Books/Reading

Book Review: After the Romanovs

Synopsis from Goodreads: Paris has always been a city of cultural excellence, fine wine and food, and the latest fashions. But it has also been a place of refuge for those fleeing persecution, never more so than before and after the Russian Revolution and the fall of the Romanov dynasty. For years, Russian aristocrats had… Continue reading Book Review: After the Romanovs

Books/Reading

Book Review: The Last Daughter of York

Synopsis from Goodreads: In the winter of 1483, Francis Lovell is Richard III’s Lord Chamberlain and confidant, but the threat of Henry Tudor’s rebels has the king entrusting to Francis and his wife, Anne, his most crucial mission: protecting the young Richard of York, his brother’s surviving son and a threat to Henry’s claims to… Continue reading Book Review: The Last Daughter of York

Knitting · wool applique · Year of Projects 2021-2022

Year of Projects 2021-2022: Week 21

I finished up the October Hat (Ravelry link) this week, which also meant I used up all of the Carodan Farms worsted weight in this color from stash! I think this rustic neutral works great with the cables. I did work less rounds of the ribbing than the pattern calls for as I was light… Continue reading Year of Projects 2021-2022: Week 21

Knitting · Spinning · Year of Projects 2021-2022

Year of Projects 2021-2022: Week 20

This week, I finished up the first bobbin of singles for the 8-oz spin I've been working on slowly. I have 3 more oz of singles to spin on bobbin #2 and I'll start that this week. (You might remember I spun a 2-oz sample skein of this roving, so I've got the remaining 6… Continue reading Year of Projects 2021-2022: Week 20