Spiked Double Crochet Stitch Tutorial

A spike stitch is a stitch that is worked into a location one or more rows below the previous row.  They can be worked directly below your current stitch position or to the left or right of it.  You can spike any stitch because the way you work the stitch itself doesn’t change, only the placement.  For this tutorial, we are focusing on the double crochet variation.

The Winter Garden

Well, I am going to be honest, this isn't my favorite Kristin Hannah book...not even close, but it's also not my least favorite. I spent the first half, yes, HALF, of this book absolutely hating the main female characters, but The second half of the book is where this story shines.

The Only Woman in the Room

Hedy Lamarr's life before Hollywood and her contributions to the scientific community have long gone unknown to the general public. The fact that her work serves as the largely unacknowledged foundation of the technology you are likely using to read this review (your mobile phone, wifi, etc.) is just a prime example of the way women were written out of history for far too long.

Product Review: BenQ’s Genie e-Reading Lamp

Ever since those early winter nights set in, I've been having problems with my regular lighting providing enough light to properly see my stitches, especially with those darker yarns! I know you know what I mean! So when BenQ Lighting reached out about providing me with one of their Genie e-Reading Lamps for me to test and review, it was like they'd read my mind!

The Downstairs Girl

Told from a Chinese-American girl's perspective during the time of women's suffrage in the antebellum south, this story covers intersectionality, racism, sexism, feminism and a love interest that hints at miscegenation - all topics that are still very much relevant today.

A paperback version of the title "Of Captivity & Kings" lays on a wooden background with a candle, glasses, and a gray shawl arranged around it.

Of Captivity & Kings – Book Review

The premise of the book is truly interesting to me, and it is obvious that Laster did her research in order to write this book. But, while this story started out strong with an opening scene that's sure to get your heart rate up, as it gets into the world-building and story, it just doesn't really ever pick up again.

Missouri Botanical Garden’s 2021 Garden Glow

Driving around and looking at lights is cool, but walking through them? That's next level. And if you want to see some next level lights displays, the Garden Glow has them.