I lost the thread (literally and metaphorically), pricked my fingers and messed up the pattern too many times for this, so I hope you enjoy!
Ever since I finished The Raven King (and subsequently binged all the released books in The Dream Thieves series) I’ve been in a reading slump: Maggie Steifvater’s world is unparalleled. If you’re not familiar, The Raven Boys a four book series that’s a blur of almost every genre under the sun, wrapped up in the most beautiful, chilling writing. While the trippy plot kind of makes you lose your mind, the characters are messy and perfect. It’s a very, very cool series andI wanted to commemorate my new obsession with a cross stitch!
Check out my review comparing my experience listening to the (insanely good) audiobook of book one vs physically reading book two here!
As I’ve mentioned in previous posts, I got into cross-stitch over lockdown and have kept it up ever since. I’ve been really enjoying the total range of things you can make – you can find my other cross-stitches of fanfics, book covers, characters and favourite quotes here. Like I said, a range!
I’ve always wanted to cross stitch the Raven Boys gang because I have loads of great patterns for the trees and flowers of Cabeswater – I’m working from a pattern book from the 80’s, so there’s a lot of flower motifs meant for cushions. Poor cushions. So in the cross-stitch, you’ve got vines and flowers for Cabeswater; an Irish celtic knot for Ronan that my eyes did not appreciate; a cute sleeping cow; one of my favourite quotes nestled in the side; and the gang – can you spot who’s who! Let me know in the comments!
What do you think! Are there any crafts or hobbies you’ve been enjoying recently? Have you read the Raven Boys? Let me know in the comments!