It’s been so gorgeous the last couple of days in my neck of the woods. Sure, it’s only been in the high 40s, low 50s, but it’s better than freezing my butt off in the snow! So, of course, with the coming warm weather, I’ve decided to knit myself a new scarf and fluffy hat. Because, what rational adult dresses for the weather, am I right?
I know it doesn’t look like much, but that blue scarf is going to be pretty darn cute, and if anyone else knits, I’m using Purl Soho’s free pattern – Dovetail Scarf!
I’m also going to make a red one to use as a Scarlet Guard scarf for the next time I meet Victoria Aveyard, which will be at BookCon in May! I’m so excited. I’m tempted to either keep the red one, or give it to Victoria, if she’s able to take it.
I wanted to make something for her the last time I saw her, at a book signing she did with Sophie Jordan in Bensalem, PA a few weeks ago for the Glass Sword book tour. I finished reading Glass Sword there, and at least I was able to cry in a crowd of fans who understood my pain. (Don’t talk to me about chapter 26. I’ll never be okay again.)
I didn’t have the time to knit something for the book signing, since I completely forgot about it until a few days before, and by then it was too late. I might have been able to finish up one of my fluffy hats, since those take just a few hours to knit up, but I had left my hat knit at home.
On the bright side, BookCon is two months away and that’s plenty of time to knit things for my favorite authors!
I pre-ordered Ava Jae’s Beyond the Red, which should be coming in the mail any day now, and I’m so beyond excited to read it. I’ve been following Ava’s blog for ages, and she’s given some great advice, and her occasional giveaways are a hoot. Her book is out today, March 1st now! Go get it!
Speaking of getting books, I’ve become super obsessed with monthly book subscriptions. Which is a bad thing for my wallet, but good for my growing library! A friend of mine has been subscribed to Bookcase.Club for a while, and I was intrigued, so I signed up for their Sci-Fi/Fantasy box, and hopefully I’ll be getting next month’s books in the mail in April. Maybe this month’s if I got in just under the wire. Mwahaha!
But I also subscribed to Uppercase‘s book box too, and I’m a little too late for their March box, but I can’t wait for the April box! Since Uppercase specializes in YA books and my Bookcase.Club subscription is for SF/F, I’ll be getting everything I love every month! Not to mention the half dozen books I already buy when I go out to B&N. I should probably budget my money better, but hey, have money, will spend (on books)!