Crochet blanket… revealed!

So someone guessed it over on facebook… it’s an Escape From New York blanket! One of Dill’s favorite movies that he quotes from CONSTANTLY!
We got to meet and hang out with the director, John Carpenter and his wife, Sandy Carpenter during the LA Geek Knits photo shoot. (and HELLO, stay in their guest house!) I have to say, they are just the coolest people. Dill even managed to keep his cool, though he and Kyle did do a little “DUDE” when Sandy gave them halloween candy. (Because it was halloween candy from the creator of Halloween.. get it?)

When he requested this blanket, erm, two years ago, it got put on the back burner because of all the other projects I’ve been working on, so I’m glad to finally get a decent start on it!

I put a flip flop next to it so you can see just how big this sucker is! Hoping to finish it up soon, as next month I have some yarn coming in for some new design work, which means I’ll have to drop all my “fun” projects and get some new patterns published!

Blanket progress…

It feels like I’ve barely made any progress at all on this sucker! Honestly, it’s a good night if I get 4 rows in, but then I had issues with illness, catering every day for the shop, working 15 hour days… it’s just been a mess.
Finally I hit row 50 Saturday night, so I celebrated with a picture!

So 50 down, 250 to go!!! (Unless it starts looking okay at around 200- 250 total rows, then I’m gonna leave it be).

We’re closing down the shop and taking the day OFF for Memorial Day, and despite our grand plans of going to a park, cooking out, having a party, etc, I sort of just want to sleep in, eat a giant breakfast, go for a run and KNIT! (Or crochet) all damn day.

It’s a pipe dream of course. We work 7 days a week so when we eventually get a day off for a holiday we tend to cram it with trying to do ALL THE THINGS and really take advantage of it.

Hopefully more blanket progress soon!

Another loooonnnggg crochet project

My husband, Mr. Dill Hero, requested a special crochet blanket. In the same realm as the Neil and Amanda Blanket and the Maiden America Blanket except with a picture of his choosing.

I’m going to post the blankets slow, slow progress on here. These things tend to be about 50,000 – 60,000 stitches and I consider it a good day if I get 15 rows done. I’m trying to bust this one out though, as Dill is really, really excited about it and I know in about a month I’m going to get tied up in another big deadline.

So here we go, day one of the blanket!

Can you tell what it is yet?