Skipping forward to the present, I have a friend who grew up in Detroit and is an impressively fierce fan of all Detroit professional sports teams. He and I often bet on who's hometown hockey or football team will make it farther during a season, or who will score the most points etc. We've also done fantasy football against each other. (I am quite proud to admit that my football prowess won me the Fantasy Football Super Bowl title one year, in a league with 9 guys. Yup. Got their butts kicked by a girl!) Anyhow, I owed him a trophy of some sort for some bet or other, and decided to make him something. I found a neat website where you can upload a graphic and it will give you a grid in return, making for an easy-peasy knit / purl pattern.
So here we have the Detroit Lions NFL Mascot cloth. I have yet to write up the pattern, but if anyone is interested, send me a message and I'll make a concerted effort to put it on paper. I altered it a bit from what the graphics program gave me, and have ideas on how to make it a little more defined after seeing the finished product. This was just the basic Sugar & Cream cotton in Cornflower Blue. Go Lions!