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June 27

6 1/2 Years for a Super Mario Blanket


This gorgeous crocheted Super Mario blanket is featured in an album on Imgur. Unfortunately, there’s no other information on it, other than it took 6 1/2 years (or 800 hours) to create.

However, as a nerdy crocheter myself (currently working on a red fox scoodie right now), this is what I can tell you about the blanket:
–This was all done in single crochet, which after about 800 hours of work, your dominant hand and elbow are going to be KILLING you. But it is the most basic stitch and with a design like this, it gives the best definition to the design.
–The design was probably a grid based design, just because of all the color changes in it.
–There’s probably, at least, 10 different colors of yarn, and this looks like they are all acrylic worsted weight yarn. This is usually the cheapest yarn out there but it’s also the best to use because it holds up so well with use and washing.

So, kudos to you, nerdy crocheter, wherever you are!

January 22

Super Mario Bros. Parkour

These two have taken “playing Mario” to a whole new level! (Pun intended.) And thanks to this ingenious creation I finally “get” parkour. I’m still not about to run off the edge of a perfectly good building, but I definitely appreciate the fun side of it now. Remember, don’t try this at home kids!

Mario and Luigi were played by Ronnie Shalviz and Christian Russell of CBR Stunt Team.

May 13

Mario LEGO sprites

mario lego sprites

Last week, Jenny showed you how to use make sprites with hama and perler beads. This week, I’ll share a tutorial with you to do the same thing, but now with LEGO.

sherrycayheyhey created Mario sprite mosaics from small pieces of LEGO. She posted some highly-detailed directions at Instructables.

March 4

Mario Paper Craft

Hi Geek Crafters! I’m writing you from the fair city of Austin today, in town for SxSWEDU. If you are an Austonian and have any recommendations for great vegan places to check out, tweet them at me.

In the mean time, let’s talk about papercraft! Specifically, this magnetic SuperMario papercraft below (do you see the sneaky friend visiting us from a different game, by the way?).Super Mario Paper Craft

If you are more of a Bowser kind of person, there is a papercraft for you as well. Laboratory 424 has step-by-step instructions instructions if you want to try your hand at this project. An important caveat: this project may not be ideal for young–ish children, as the neodymium magnets are intense, and they can seriously pinch little fingers.