I did it!!! I finally finished the Pixelated 1up Mushroom blanket that I started way back here in June (progress posts here and here)!!! It's a birthday present for my youngest boy's birthday on Wednesday, and I finished with 3 days to spare (phew!).
Three hundred and sixty-one squares people... 361! Then you've got to join those babies together, thread in the loose ends and do the border. A whole lotta love put in right there... and great memories spent watching the World Cup Rugby while finishing it!
It feels so good to finally finish this project. I've learned a few things along the way... things like "don't put off a crochet blanket project until right before your son's birthday", and also, "crochet can actually be rather cool". I've been amazed at the reports of how many guys have been drooling over this project and wanting a blanket like this for themselves. Haha!!
I feel proud that my son requested a crochet blanket for his birthday, and even asked if he can take it to school for 'show and tell' next term. I hope he likes it when he sees it on his birthday morning!
Anyway, here are the traditional crazy 'I've finally finished my blanket" photos.
Here's the 'how to' from the original genius, if you'd like to make your own.
Birthday boy post to come soon!!
To check out my other finished granny crochet blankets, go here.