Book Review: Practical Magic

Synopsis from Goodreads: For more than two hundred years, the Owens women have been blamed for everything that has gone wrong in their Massachusetts town. Gillian and Sally have endured that fate as well: as children, the sisters were forever outsiders, taunted, talked about, pointed at. Their elderly aunts almost seemed to encourage the whispers… Continue reading Book Review: Practical Magic


Book Review – The House in the Cerulean Sea

Synopsis from Goodreads: Linus Baker leads a quiet, solitary life. At forty, he lives in a tiny house with a devious cat and his old records. As a Case Worker at the Department in Charge Of Magical Youth, he spends his days overseeing the well-being of children in government-sanctioned orphanages. When Linus is unexpectedly summoned… Continue reading Book Review – The House in the Cerulean Sea

Knitting · Spinning · Year of Projects 2021-2022

Year of Projects – Week 4

This week, I finished spinning the first of the 2 bobbins of singles for the current 4-oz braid I'm working on. This is the 75/25 mixed BFL/silk braid from Pigeonroof Studios in the "Dovecote" colorway. I've really been loving these soft grayish-teals right now! I've already started bobbin 2, but here's the first half of… Continue reading Year of Projects – Week 4


FO Friday – Wild Bees Socks: July 22, 2021

I'm on a roll - two finished objects on two subsequent Fridays! (Although I think this is a short-lived trend as everything else on the needles is a fairly large project now.) These are my finished Wild Bee Socks (Ravelry link). The design is by Helen Stewart from her Handmade Sock Society 4 collection. I… Continue reading FO Friday – Wild Bees Socks: July 22, 2021


Book Review: An Ember in the Ashes

Synopsis from Goodreads: Laia is a slave. Elias is a soldier. Neither is free.  Under the Martial Empire, defiance is met with death. Those who do not vow their blood and bodies to the Emperor risk the execution of their loved ones and the destruction of all they hold dear. It is in this brutal world,… Continue reading Book Review: An Ember in the Ashes


Book Review: Where the Crawdads Sing

Synopsis from Goodreads: For years, rumors of the “Marsh Girl” haunted Barkley Cove, a quiet fishing village. Kya Clark is barefoot and wild; unfit for polite society. So in late 1969, when the popular Chase Andrews is found dead, locals immediately suspect her. But Kya is not what they say. A born naturalist with just… Continue reading Book Review: Where the Crawdads Sing

Knitting · Spinning · Year of Projects 2021-2022

FO Friday: July 16, 2021

Two finished things to share this Friday. It sure felt good to get a few more things crossed off my Year of Projects list. Frostwork Scarf: This pattern (Ravelry link) is another great one from Susanna IC. The pattern comes with instructions for a scarf and a blanket (or really large shawl), but I felt… Continue reading FO Friday: July 16, 2021