As of late I have finally begun to cash in my birthday gift cards to various craft stores. For those interested, my birthday was back in June. I know it has taken awhile to get around to using them but I'm one of those types who puts their gift cards in random places and then happens upon them months later. It's like second birthday! Anyways, I had gift cards to Hobby Lobby, Michael's, and Jo-Ann's (I call this the craft store trifecta). I used my Jo-Ann's card awhile back to purchase The Big Book of Quick Knitted Afghans, some US size 17 circulars (for said afghan projects), and some paint that I needed for a sign I was making.
|The book with my first project from it on the needles.|
|The pattern I was making.|
|Did not intentionally drape this exactly like the picture from the book. Ok, maybe I did a little.|
|Yarn for the blanket.|
|British knitting magazine.|
|I'm a Romanian at heart!|