I made that blimp because I knew the real blimp would lend itself really well to crochet, and because I knew it would be something different that he'd probably not gotten before. I shipped it off a couple of weeks ago with a letter blabbering on about how he was so great, inspiring, awesome, etc. and I didn't expect much. I am pretty sure I asked to just get a picture sent if at all possible, of Conan with the blimp, or Aaron Bleyaert with the blimp. I just didn't think they'd get to it, especially with all the hoopla of the new show! They did, though, and it has been awesome! There was that tweet, and then the write up on the Team Coco blog! I got a lot of new friends on twitter, sold a few Conan patterns, and now have frameable artwork for my walls. It's a dream come true.
Not to eat a dead horse (HA that was a Walking Dead joke!) but wasn't the first night great? That cold opening, especially the Coco clown--brilliant! When Conan came out he was dressed just like my lil' Coco! Check it out! Maybe the suit is slightly different. But hey, same shirt, same tie! Same pomp!
Thanks to everyone for coming to check out my blog, and I would really LOVE to see your blimps if you make one! The Conan pattern is still available too, and I've got lots more in store in the coming weeks!