Done! The blanket is ready and so is the pattern for it (http://www.pictureknitting.com/blankets.html) . The pattern includes the story too.
It is not as difficult to knit as it looks, because the squares just move in the direction of the knitting once every 13 rows + knitting the squares border yarns together makes it fully tangle-free (it’s true!).
Here it is with play pieces (instructions are not included in the pattern) and giant dice.
This is the backside.
Next, and getting near to done, is the children book with the story + many photos (it is a children book), with 3 patterns, one right in the middle of the book (I would love it as a kid – seeing a knitting pattern in the middle of MY book, even if I do not understand it and can not knit). So far the patterns included are : a small modular mushroom picture, the blanket game pattern, and a small simple pattern for double knit or st.st that could be added to a scarf/ pocket/pillow etc.
Nov. 14 —the book is getting there – we ordered the first copy. Can’t wait to see it.