I just finished my first Christmas gift for 2014! Yay!!
My oldest nephew (9 years old) just loves video games, and his mom (my SIL) told me at the last family dinner that he'd really like a Mario blanket. In an effort to keep my title as the "Cool Aunt", this is what I made:
It's made up of 600 two-round granny squares, and 5 rounds of granny edging. It used up about 3434 yards of yarn, mostly Caron Simply Soft, but the blue was an unnamed yarn that was similar to the CSS that came in 1lb bags.
I made this blanket adult sized because, well... let's just say, I'm 5'11" and I'm the second-shortest adult in my family. I'm just hoping this blanket will last him until at least the teen years!