You've probably seen these around the blogosphere, seems all the geeky craftsters are making them these days. My major problem with every one I've seen so far was that they are all really bad at Tetris. I'm a little ocd about things like that, and I knew that if I was going to make a blanket, and have it around permanently, it had to be of a well played game. So I went into GIMP, and made myself a little 10x20 grid, drew up the Tetris pieces, and "played" a perfect game, where I could choose what piece I used next. Here's what I came up with.

To be fair, this is generally what an in progress game of mine looks like, only with more clashing of the colours and less pleasing composition of the individual pieces in the big clump on the side.

Now all I have to do is teach myself to crochet and I'm set. 200 squares to go. I'll keep you all posted. I can already see the need for weekly updates on this to keep me motivated to actually do the darn thing. And I'm already dreaming of other 8 bit crochet square projects, like fire flower cushion covers and final fantasy dragon wall hangings... ah, the world of 8 bit possibilities!