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This Guy Spent 6.5 Years Crocheting A Super Mario Map Blanket

Published 4 years ago

What is your longest video game-related project? Is it longer than Kjetil Nordin’s Super Mario Bros. 3 blanket that took 6 years to make? About 800 hours of work went into this 2.2 meters long, 1.8 meters wide (7 feet and 2 inches by 5 feet and 10 inches) nerdy crocheting project. He wasn’t satisfy with just getting the shape right; a lot of effort went into getting the colors just right! In this area, water presented a great obstacle. “[The yarn] was almost purple, and very ugly, so I had to undo all of it,” Nordin told NRK. “That took an extra week.”

Kjetil Nordin is a Norwegian currently living in Denmark. During the time it took him to make the blanket, he won the Norwegian Sky Diving team championship twice, earned two university degrees, started a career, and made a number of small crochet figures for his family. As for future crotchet projects, he’s probably going to take a break now before tackling anything bigger.

More info: AlexKingsHill (h/t: boredpanda)

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Kjetil Nordin started working on this blanket 6 years ago

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The project required more than 800 hours to complete

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The finished blanket is 2.2 by 1.8 meter wide, and used 100 balls of yarn

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“The hardest thing has been to accept that it took such a long time”

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“I’ve spent 800 hours crocheting and many hours researching and searching for the correct yarn”

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At one point Kjetil realized he had picked the wrong color for water

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The yarn “was almost purple, and very ugly, so I had to undo all of it. That took an extra week”

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In six years that the project took, he also won the Norwegian Sky Diving team championship two times, earned two university degrees, started a career, and even made smaller crochet figures for his family

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It “hasn’t taken all of my time. You get a bit sick of such long lasting projects”

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As for what’s next, “I can’t rush it. I’ll have a break, and think for a while”

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Martynas Klimas

Writes like a mad dervish, rolls to dodge responsibility, might have bitten the Moon once.

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blanket, crochet, crochet art, geek, geek art, Kjetil Nordin, mario, Mario art, Super Mario, Super Mario Bros. 3, Super Mario Bros. 3 blanket, video game, video game art
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