I’m done!

I finally finished it! Well…I finished knitting. I still have to fix the mistakes, iron it, and sew the back on.

Here are the pictures:


Finished goomba and bricks


The crazy back


Size comparison to me. I’m 5’1″ and the blanket covers all of me but my head. It’s 50 inches wide.
The expression on my face is really creepy, hahaha!

There it is! It’s pretty heavy. It weighs in at 1.2 pounds.

If you like it, please share it with your friends!

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Announcing… My next project!

Since I am only 14 rows from finishing the blanket I am making, I figured I can reveal what I’ll be working on next.

Here it is!

It is the secret area scene in level 2!

This is a real scene from the game.

What do you think?

(I apologize for the temporary unavailability. Tinypic is stupid and moves my pictures.)

Feb. 16 Update

It’s been a while since I’ve updated. I’ve made quite a lot of progress. I have only 8 rows to go before I get to the final brick pattern on the bottom.

Here is the pipe as of  yesterday:

Here is the spiky dude:

It’s almost done : D

Here is the second half of the bush:

And that is all, because I’m watching Rise of the Planet of the Apes.

About the Blanket

As you know, there is more to making the blanket than just what you see in the project photos. Here is some “behind the scenes” stuff, so to speak.

Here is the box I keep it in:

I had to move up from a smaller box, haha.

The main method I use to make the designs is called intarsia. It’s where you knit the different colored objects in blocks. That doesn’t seem to make much sense, but it means that I don’t cut the yarn off every time I knit part of a design. I also used the fair isle method for the bricks and a few other things. I’m not really sure how to explain that, so look it up

I use 32″ size 10 1/2 circular needles.
It is approximately 260 stitches wide.

The way I separate the yarn off for each section is by creating H shaped pieces of cardboard and wrapping it around them. They make things you can buy for that, but I’m cheap. Below is a picture of the different colors of yarn I used on the H thingies.
(I’m going to abbreviate Red Heart Super Saver as RHSS)

Colors:

A. Bernat Super Value Harvest Colors: Redwood Heather (Bricks, ? block)
B. RHSS Cherry Red (Mario, Mushroom, Spiky Turtle Guy)
C. RHSS Light Coral (Cloud Guy, Turtle, Mushroom Stem, Mario)
D. RHSS Pumpkin (Mushroom)
E. Caron One Pound Sunflower (Mario’s Buttons, Coin)
F. RHSS Spring Green (Cloud Guy, Turtle, Dark Green in Pipe)
G. Peaches and Creme Bright Lime (Light Green in pipe, Bushes)
H. RHSS Delft Blue (or something like that) [background]
I. RHSS Coffee (Mario)
J. Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice: Black (Coin, Cloud and Pipe outlines, bricks, ? Block)
K.  RHSS Buff (Top line in Bricks, coin, ? Block)
L. Caron Simply Soft Black (Border)

My Pattern

I realized that I hadn’t posted the pattern I designed that I’m going off of. Yes, I know it is not an actual shot of any part of the game. I designed it the way I did to get maximum Super Mario Bros awesomeness into the design.

The image includes the graph marks I added in Photoshop. The image was huge so I resized it. Unfortunately, that made the graph boxes totally and completely off.