Book Review: The Black Prince and the Capture of a King

Synopsis from Goodreads: The capture of a king in the course of a battle was a relatively rare event. This, the climactic event of the Black Prince's first campaign as commander, came at the end of nearly of a year of campaigning across the southwest of France. The battle of Poitiers in 1356 is less… Continue reading Book Review: The Black Prince and the Capture of a King

Books/Reading · Knitting · Random Life Things · Spinning

September Recap – October Plans

Since October is fast approaching, I wanted to do a recap of my September plans and how I did on those goals, and talk about some October plans as well. Knitting Goals - September: Started and finished the Brooklyn Tweed preview knit of the Elzy hat. Salinga sweater test knit: Started and in progress. My… Continue reading September Recap – October Plans


Book Review: What the Wind Knows

Synopsis from Goodreads: Anne Gallagher grew up enchanted by her grandfather’s stories of Ireland. Heartbroken at his death, she travels to his childhood home to spread his ashes. There, overcome with memories of the man she adored and consumed by a history she never knew, she is pulled into another time.The Ireland of 1921, teetering… Continue reading Book Review: What the Wind Knows

Knitting · Spinning · Year of Projects 2021-2022

Year of Projects 2021-2022: Week 13

Short and sweet update for this week. Stillness Shawl: I'm just over the 75% mark on this one - it's going to be huge. I have 3 rows left of the stockinette and eyelets band, and then one more section of easy lace to finish out the pattern. The rows are LONG now with 521… Continue reading Year of Projects 2021-2022: Week 13


FO Friday – Lineate

Sliding into the weekend with a finished piece: Lineate (Ravelry link). This pretty, slouch-style hat from Blue Bee Studios features simple colorwork and striped bands, and knits up surprisingly quickly using fingering-weight yarn. The pattern is written for 5 sizes and I knit the middle size. I used approximately 102 yards of each colorway of… Continue reading FO Friday – Lineate


Book Review: At the Edge of the Orchard

Synopsis from Goodreads: 1838: James and Sadie Goodenough have settled where their wagon got stuck - in the muddy, stagnant swamps of northwest Ohio. They and their five children work relentlessly to tame their patch of land, buying saplings from a local tree man known as John Appleseed so they can cultivate the fifty apple… Continue reading Book Review: At the Edge of the Orchard


WIP Wednesday: September 21, 2021

Here's what I'm currently working on that's not a Year of Project project: Lineate Hat (Ravelry link), pattern by Elizabeth Doherty of Bluebee Studios. I love her design sense and all the details she includes in a pattern, and this one is no exception. I'm knitting this using two half-skeins of the Valkyrie yarn base… Continue reading WIP Wednesday: September 21, 2021


Book Review: The Witch Hunter

Synopsis from Goodreads: A bestselling author’s wife has been found dead in a gorgeous black evening gown, sitting at the head of a formally set dinner table. Her most chilling feature—her face is frozen in a ghastly smile.At first it seems as though a deranged psychopath is reenacting the gruesome murders from The Witch Hunter,… Continue reading Book Review: The Witch Hunter