Hello! I'm still trying to get a feel of where I want this blog to go, so I'm not sure how to open this post beyond saying; "I bought things!". It feels little...generic, but I can't think of anything else to open with.
Lately, it seems like the amount of good patterns to bad patterns has been diminishing. In the last issue, I liked less than half the patterns and now this issue there's like one or two I'd consider making. Now that I think about it, the last March/April issue was pretty weak, too. Hmm.
While picking up my "Crochet Today!" magazine, I also went to thrift store that specializes in young adult clothing. I was mainly looking for loli-able shoes and bags, but I found a super cute winter coat! I had bought a new coat, but it ended up being a little too lightweight for winter (especially now that temps are hitting single digits) so I've been in the market for a heavy duty coat to replace my old one (which I have had since high school...).
This is the coat I got! The lavender color caught my eye and I couldn't resist! It's also stuffed with down, so it will be super warm. My only gripe about it is that it doesn't have hood. I'll just have to be careful and remember to wear a scarf.
Now to move on to something completely different! I've been really considering buying a New Years Lucky Pack from Innocent World this year. I was going to get the 21000yen pack, but then I discovered that Tokyo Rebel was selling Happy Pack A (the 31500yen pack). Even though their price is a little more expensive than buying straight from Innocent World, after figuring in shipping costs, possible customs fees, and waiting time, buying from Tokyo Rebel is the same, if not better, than buying from Innocent World. I was really torn about buying the LP; on the one hand, I love the thrill of LPs and I want to really expand my lolita wardrobe. On the other, money. I also wasn't too thrilled by the items I've seen other people get in their New Year's LP. I almost purchased one today; I had all my info entered and all that was left was to click the purchase button. Then a thought hit me; winter oddment packs may be coming soon! Like, end of February soon! That is, if Innocent World does winter oddment packs this year. I'd much rather get an oddment pack and get a lot more bang for my buck. Plus, if the winter oddment packs have left over items from their current sale, that would be awesome since there's a lot on sale that I'd like to get. I'm going to try and save up as much as I can; maybe even enough to get the big oddment pack!
Since I didn't drop my cash on a New Year's LP, I went and bought a bunch of japanese magazines I had been eyeing for a while.
I'll be waiting for these bad boys for a while, since the Zipper March issue and cat bag aren't even coming out until the end of January, and I chose SAL shipping, but it will be a nice surprise in February I suppose. Now that I think about it, my Iron Man Nendo may be shipping out end of February-beginning of March, so that will be two surprises! Oh! And then if Innocent World DOES have a Winter Oddment pack that comes out in February, that will be another pleasant surprise.
Hmm, February is starting to look really nice! I just have to make it through January.