Welcome to week four of the 2014 Geek-A-Long, a mystery blanket knit-along! If you have no idea what I’m talking about, check out the Geek-A-Long FAQ page. Then, meet me back here when you’re ready. For the old pros, let’s talk about Superman.
Comic books probably had a greater influence on my development than any other source. There are times of my life where “obsession” would probably be putting the fan-girling mildly. I particularly loved Golden and Silver Age Superboy comics where construction workers exclaimed “Golly!” and he was kicked out of Smallville every few issues. When Jac and I first began discussing the GAL, I considered making this a Superhero exclusive project. I could fill 48 squares with super-logos without even breaking a sweat. But I narrowed it down to 5, and Superman is the first of those. I think what I really love about him is the purity of his origins. He didn’t know that Lori was a mermaid because he was too much of a gentleman to look under the blanket. That’s a man I can get on board with.
Like Sherlock, this is another one that isn’t traditionally reversible, but let’s just say the blue side is his bizarro logo.
Post Edited for 5 Year Anniversary
This post has been edited to add an updated version of the Superman pattern to celebrate five years of geeking along. The graph is the same, but the pattern now includes more information. You can download the new Superman pattern by clicking the link. Instructions for both knit and crochet are now listed in the pattern. When you’re finished making it, don’t forget to Instagram your squares at us @lattesandllamasyarn with the hashtag #geekalong! This now concludes the edited portion of this post.
Don’t forget to post links to your finished squares so we can all ooh and ah together. There is also a Geek-A-Long group on Ravelry if you are a member. And of course, hop on over to Child’s Play Charity and show them your love*!
Watch me crank it, watch me roll, watch me crank that Soulja Boy.
*”Love” in this instance means money.