Book Review: The Black Witch

Synopsis from Goodreads: Elloren Gardner is the granddaughter of the last prophesied Black Witch, Carnissa Gardner, who drove back the enemy forces and saved the Gardnerian people during the Realm War. But while she is the absolute spitting image of her famous grandmother, Elloren is utterly devoid of power in a society that prizes magical… Continue reading Book Review: The Black Witch

Knitting · Spinning · Year of Projects 2021-2022

Year of Projects 2021: Week 6

Still chugging along on several bigger YOP pieces but here's my weekly update on progress for them. Foss Sweater: I managed to get the front and back divided and worked the short-row shaping for the shoulders on the front. I did all of that in the evenings while my DH was enthralled with a TV… Continue reading Year of Projects 2021: Week 6

Knitting · Year of Projects 2021-2022

FO Friday: City Lights Shawl

I've got a finished item to share for this first Friday in August (whoops! Almost typed July! Where is this year zooming off to?). This is the City Lights Shawl, pattern by Tetiana Ortruda (Ravelry link). I used Miss Babs Yummy Sock in Blackbird and Spun Right Round's SW Sock in Blender for the 2… Continue reading FO Friday: City Lights Shawl


Book Review: Roanoke: Solving the Mystery of the Lost Colony

Synopsis from Goodreads: November 1587. A report reaches London that Sir Walter Raleigh’s expedition, which left England months before to land the first English settlers in America, has foundered. On Roanoke Island, off the coast of North Carolina, a tragedy is unfolding. Something has gone very wrong, and the colony—115 men, women, and children, among… Continue reading Book Review: Roanoke: Solving the Mystery of the Lost Colony

Knitting · Random Life Things

WIP Wednesday – August 3, 2021

Since I'm highlighting the Year of Projects pieces I'm working on every Sunday, I thought I'd just pop in with a quick update on a non-YOP piece that I'm focusing on this month, which is my Bronwyn Sweater. This is break month in the Harry Potter Ravelry group I'm in, so no classes specifically but… Continue reading WIP Wednesday – August 3, 2021