I got a lot of votes for #8891, which looks identical in the Cascade image. It's an obvious choice for most of you, but I'm worried that the color on the computer and the color in real life won't match. So I went ahead and ordered a few colors in hopes of finding a match. So until then I frog. The shop I'm ordering from online offers Priority shipping so hopefully the yarn will arrive by Tuesday and I'll take more pictures.
Until then, I have an assignment for you. Search the web for other Nintendo knitters and send me links and pictures. I want to give props to others who are combining the world of 8-bit and yarn. I've already seen a few sites floating around the web and I'll post a few tomorrow.
For tonight, here's something else geeky that lends itself to knitting: binary! I had great plans for this swatch that I made, but for some reason I stopped. All you get is the binary section, but you can see that it works similar to knitting 8-bit images. In fact, I designed this out on graph paper first with each square equally a knit stitch. I used Rowan Cotton Glace, which is a firm cotton and sometimes hard to work with, but the stitch definition is lovely.
I'll make a little prize for whoever translates this first! (That's a zero starting the last line and a one ending the row.)