|Arthur keeps a close eye on my projects.|
So, I've decided that this is going to be my big project for the year. Not just for me, but about me. It's going to be a showcase of the things I'm passionate about -- I'm nerdy and proud of it! Of course, as soon as I told my husband about it, he immediately started listing squares that he wants included (
|Got a designated blanket stash.|
1) Given the epicness of this work, plus the fact that we have four cats who leave everything they come into contact with covered in fur, I'm actually going to hang this blanket on the wall over our bed, like a tapestry. Hence the name.
2) Each square is going to be made with not just the particular fandom (which can sometimes be a little broad) but a specific character or person in mind. That way, it becomes sort of an homage to some of my heroes and, let's face it...some of my favorite sci-fi hotties.
3) As I work on each piece, I'm refusing to tell my inquisitive husband what the finished image will be, and seeing how long it takes for him to guess. This is purely for my own evil amusement, as not knowing the answer makes him twitchy.
The designs of the squares are made for double-sided knitting (which makes them reversible), which despite how intimidating it sounds at first, is really not all that difficult. Lattes and Llamas made a great how-to video here that I used to figure out just what I was doing. The same patterns, however, can also be used if you wanted to simply knit a single-sided piece in multiple colors, crochet, or even cross-stitch. Whenever I use a pattern that rightfully belongs to someone else, I will post the link back to their site. Any of the patterns I create myself will be included in my post.