At the beginning of last year, I decided to make a wonderful swap partner of mine, Gspinn, a Yoshi egg granny square blanket and my husband a blanket based on his favorite video game for Christmas. It took much conniving (and the help of a good friend) to figure out exactly what my husband's favorite video game is - Legend of Zelda: Link to the Past. With my friend's help, I found some sprites online and went to work.
I used the Yoshi blanket as a cover for all of the green, white, and black squares in the Zelda blanket! I did the other color squares secretly and it worked! He never guessed! I managed to have it all pieced together and the edging stitched in time for Christmas, but just finished up weaving the ends this. I finished the Yoshi blanket on time though!
Anyway, here are the pictures -
On the floor in our living room. (The weird corner is because I had to photoshop it as a projection in order to get a view straight from the front.)
It is about 8 feet tall and very snuggly!
It has almost 300 squares in it, if I remember correctly.
The Yoshi blanket covers a full sized bed. I actually did not mean to make it quite so large, but realized it was going to be big much too late, lol. The picture above is before I weaved in the ends.
Gratuitous cat photo.
Our cats approved of both blankets, which made it rather hard to work on them at times.....
A close-up of one of the squares. I used Caron One Pound yarn, which was nice to work with and had a decent selection of colors. I hope you like them as much as I do! They did take a fair bit of time, though I think I'm hooked on making blankets now. The pay off when you finish is just so great!