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Title: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Gege on March 28, 2009 02:30:37 PM
I haven't posted in a while due to this humongous project. But, I have finally finished crocheting each and every panel of my Mario Blanket. They are all crocheted together. All that is left is crocheting a border around it. However, I have been working my buns off on this thing and I don't know when I'll finish the border. I'm so freaking excited to have it "done" that I'm going to be unveiling it.........NOW!

Here it is, in all of its technicolor glory:



It's so huge, I had to lay it out in my foyer and go upstairs to get a photo. Here's a pic of my birthday boy stretched out on it for a size perspective. My honey is 6'2".



Ok- I ain't even going to lie....this is my hands-down all-time favorite of all the panels. I dreamed about making this panel since the very beginning. It came out just as I imagined! I am so incredibly proud of it! It's HUGE! It's 3 panels wide and 2 tall- roughly about 4' x 3'. It can be a wall hanging- something I've been debating about doing. I wanted to keep this one all by itself b/c it's so awesome. I LOVE LOVE LOVE this one!!!!




This blanket/bed spread has been a real obsession of mine for a very long time. I had just taught myself how to crochet and decided to make a Mario granny square blanket for my brother- this was over a year and a half ago. My husband saw it and wanted one of his own. However, I could not let my husband have the same blanket I made my brother....oh no, my friends. His had to be so much....MORE. I woke up in the middle of the night and had the beginnings of the blanket in my head. I scribbled out a rough draft of a map and was so giddy, I had a hard time falling asleep. I had never used Tunisian crochet before, so I had to practice.

Long story short, a little a year and a half later, but with crocheting in earnest for 2 months, I've finally completed my SMB obsession.  I LOVE it and am soooo proud of it!

Thanks for looking!

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ETA:  I responded this in #84.

Thank you guys soooo much for the amazing positive feedback on my work!!!!

To answer a few questions:

There is no pattern that I followed. I searched the internet for screen shots of SMB and then used them for the map I had in my head. There is no "master graph" for any of the panels, much less for the entire project. I have absolutely no intention of creating a graph of my entire work; however, there may be a time when I decide to make a graph of a panel or two.....dunno when/if that will happen, though..... I seriously need a break from this.  :)

The reason the images came out so crisp and accurate is because I used Tunisian crochet- the stitches are more or less square and there is no turning of the work so there is only the "right side" when you are working.

The back is not even close to being finished.... :)  I'm definitely NOT weaving in all the ends....I'm going to tie them into square knots and trim them and then sew a king sized sheet (if it's large enough...) as a backing.  My hubby has offered to help me with all the tying....he knows how lucky he is!!!!  Especially after reading some of your hilarious responses!!  Men seem to really appreciate this work.  Wow- a crochet blanket a man actually wants made for him!  I think that's one of the things I'm most proud of- to show so many people that crochet isn't some old timer's way of passing time for just making doilies.  It can be, and is indeed, ART.

As for the yarn I used- it's mainly RHSS....some Vanna's Choice and the skin is a peach Caron Simply Soft....but mainly RHSS.  They had the best colors!!! And, considering the amount of yarn that went into this baby, it was the most economically prudent yarn to use. :)

I have the entire story, including individual shots of each and every panel and the story behind them, on my blog:

Part one: http://gegecrochet.blogspot.com/2009/03/mario-party-part-1.html (http://gegecrochet.blogspot.com/2009/03/mario-party-part-1.html)
Part two: http://gegecrochet.blogspot.com/2009/03/mario-party-part-2-my-quest.html (http://gegecrochet.blogspot.com/2009/03/mario-party-part-2-my-quest.html)
Part three: http://gegecrochet.blogspot.com/2009/03/mario-party-part-3-my-quest-ends.html (http://gegecrochet.blogspot.com/2009/03/mario-party-part-3-my-quest-ends.html)
FAQ: http://gegecrochet.blogspot.com/2009/04/mario-follow-up.html (http://gegecrochet.blogspot.com/2009/04/mario-follow-up.html)

I am so amazed at the response this has gotten- it was just an obsession of mine...I seriously felt like Isaac from "Heroes" (or any other "future painters") when he got an artistic impulse....my eyes glazed over and I worked and worked on it until it was done. There was no "patience" involved- just a lot of impatience until I finally finished it!!

Thank you all again!!!!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Bexster on March 28, 2009 02:37:18 PM
wow! thats so amazing and I love the storey behind it


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: ilovesnails on March 28, 2009 02:41:12 PM
That looks great!!!!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Automaton J. on March 28, 2009 02:41:57 PM
THAT IS SO FREAKING COOL. And gigantic. And I love it so much. You should be so proud! Just to have the patience to finish all of it, oy vey.


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: goofygoobers147 on March 28, 2009 02:43:07 PM
OMFG! this is incredible ! Did you have a pattern or did you just do free hand crocheting?


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: randomheartsx on March 28, 2009 02:43:49 PM
that is absolutely incredible. you did an amazing job on it. you deserve to be super proud of it. :)


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: skankamaggot on March 28, 2009 02:58:08 PM
Holy crap.  I thought this was a quilt at first but I can't believe it's crochet!!!! This rocks so hard!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: BonEsInspired on March 28, 2009 03:04:36 PM
Unbelievable....crazy....amazing...wow!!!!
What a huge project and what an amazing job you did! I had no idea you could make such precise images with crochet. I'm totally inspired to go bigger than I ever have with crochet. Thanks for sharing this masterpiece!

 


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: rira on March 28, 2009 03:12:34 PM
mr. rira just grabbed the computer to show his friend and turned around to say "im admiring what real love looks like"

i should beat him  ;)



it is a BEYOND amazing blanket btw


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: marmalade_skies on March 28, 2009 03:16:18 PM
Holy cow!  This is amazing.  My brother would freak out if I could ever do anything like this for him, but I do not have the patience for big projects.  That's insane...in a good way.

This totally rocks.  Great job!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: bubblegum_phoenix on March 28, 2009 03:29:34 PM
My other halfs walking around the house saying "Oh my God" after I showed his this, and I have to agree.
Awesome work! Im... stunned, truley truley stunned  :o

This Rocks by the way


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: goodtimegirl on March 28, 2009 03:29:43 PM
Holy Hell!! Awesome doesn't even begin to describe this!! It's one of those things I want to hit "This Rocks!" for over and over!!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: ohyouprettythings on March 28, 2009 03:31:19 PM
This is INCREDIBLE.  I can't even fathom your level of patience.  This is without a doubt one of the most amazing things I've seen in a very long time.


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Muria on March 28, 2009 03:32:33 PM
Really amazing!  I made a granny square lap throw for a swap once, and I'm just totally amazed at the sheer size of your project (the fact that it's Mario makes it that much cooler, of course).  

I think if I did something like that, I'd hang it in the room with the high ceiling so it could be fully appreciated.  :)

And, of course, THIS ROCKS! 


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: unsuperb on March 28, 2009 03:33:14 PM
That's amazing!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: zkatom on March 28, 2009 03:35:38 PM
This is completely rockin'.  I am in awe at your skill, congrats on a great piece of work!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: VALiant on March 28, 2009 03:47:16 PM
Holy. Moly. Your blanket... is amazing. Seriously, it's the best crocheted blanket I've ever seen.


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: neko neko kitty on March 28, 2009 03:52:45 PM
I LOVE this! It rocks so freakin hard!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Birdythemighty on March 28, 2009 04:05:35 PM
that is amazing! holy crap! i'm in awe.


bravo!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: little-pea on March 28, 2009 04:18:45 PM
i am speechless. its amazing! i cannot believe its ALL crochet!

this rocks so so so so hard!!!
<3


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Atrandom on March 28, 2009 04:21:09 PM
I just can't find words... Your blanket is amazing and your skills, WOW! Look how well you've rendered perspective! Definitely one of the most impressive crochet works I've ever seen!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: krandui on March 28, 2009 04:21:47 PM
Wow, this is AWESOME!!!!!!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Krysdra on March 28, 2009 04:36:59 PM
This is so cool! I am envious!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: digital misfit on March 28, 2009 04:38:29 PM
OMG!
That is so amazing.  The detail is just incredible and so accurate!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: schnerby on March 28, 2009 04:42:01 PM
That is so amazing.

You should be very proud of your achievements.


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: starryeyes11 on March 28, 2009 04:42:40 PM
This has to be the most amazing crochet project I've ever seen!!  Wow!!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: crendon on March 28, 2009 05:03:07 PM
in love, in love, in love....wisted. this is the most beautiful blanket ever. congrats on a huge achievement!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: hippiejo74 on March 28, 2009 05:11:11 PM
 :o You are my new crochet hero. This goes way beyond amazing - you totally rock!!!!! ;)


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: spikefan on March 28, 2009 05:17:11 PM
Amazing!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Orrkid on March 28, 2009 05:46:55 PM
You are my hero. Seriously. I think this is probably the coolest craft I've ever seen. I'm definitely hitting This Rocks!!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: teachingjonah on March 28, 2009 06:24:00 PM
I would have been proud of you for just making one of the panels, but the work you did is amazing! 


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: mama24boyz on March 28, 2009 06:25:31 PM
This is absolutely amazing!!!!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: LovieDovieAnn on March 28, 2009 06:27:48 PM
Great! Now my hubby wants one. *hides*


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: kjlutz on March 28, 2009 06:28:32 PM
That is fan-freaking-tastic!!!

Great job, and awesome persistence.

Can I ask what stitch you used for it?  And is it double sided (yes I realize one side is more than awesome enough, I'm just curious as to what the back looks like)?


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: NotKnit on March 28, 2009 06:50:47 PM
Wow, just incredible! I've seen some great Mario stuff but this is truly detailed and labor intensive, great work.


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: TracyInNH on March 28, 2009 06:51:14 PM
Oh yeah, this totally rocks!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: jamc100 on March 28, 2009 07:16:22 PM
That is truly incredible.

My hat's off to you, as I would never have the patience to do that. All I can handle are quick projects right now. This is by far the coolest thing I've seen in so long. Good job.


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: everkutz on March 28, 2009 07:19:19 PM
Oh my goodness!  You are a CROCHETING GODDESS!!  



Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: torturedMom on March 28, 2009 07:21:15 PM
this is so awesome.


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: AmysIntoWishin on March 28, 2009 07:30:19 PM
Unbelievable....crazy....amazing...wow!!!!
What a huge project and what an amazing job you did! I had no idea you could make such precise images with crochet. I'm totally inspired to go bigger than I ever have with crochet. Thanks for sharing this masterpiece!

TOTALLY.  This has blown my mind.  I dub thee.. Crochet Goddess.   *bllliiiiinnnnggg* (Sounds of magical ringing.) Horray!!!  I will pray to you when dreaming up projects forever more.
 

Ha ha.  I was so mind blown, I didn't even get down to the last post...   

Ok, now that I'm calm.  HOW did you do that???!!!  Whoa!  It's so sharp.  What size yarn did you use?  Is it all one stitch?  Plz, CG Gege, help me understand your ways.   

(Blalalalainggggg... the sound of those old tapes telling you to turn the page... in the book of crochet history.)


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Glojo on March 28, 2009 07:36:56 PM
If I marry you will I get an F*ING AMAZING blanket too? We can run away together, it will be wonderful xD

And you JUST learned how to crochet?? You're a rockstar. Seriously.


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: elodee on March 28, 2009 07:47:27 PM
OMG...I love Mario! You MUST be included in Craftster Best 2009! You are fantabulous! Great job!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: brannick on March 28, 2009 07:52:11 PM
That is so amazing. I wouldn't even know where to begin on something like that. And it's sooo huge!!! You should seriously be so proud of yourself with this.


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Megzy818 on March 28, 2009 08:00:02 PM
holy crap this is awesome!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: indigo_roses on March 28, 2009 08:18:26 PM
Wow, that is amazing! Great job! It's sooooo big, I would definitely not have the patience to finish it, especially with all that color changing.


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: MarieAntoinette on March 28, 2009 08:26:13 PM
 :o  Great work!  I'm cross-stitching video game characters myself, I think I need to try it in crochet too!

What are you working on next?  ;)


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: pinkie_poh on March 28, 2009 08:35:56 PM
You are my new favourite person.
Wow.


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: kirsa on March 28, 2009 08:48:18 PM
Holy crap.  I adore it.  I've been crocheting for years and had no idea it was even possible to make such a freaking fantastic blanket using crochet.  If I could ever make a single panel out of that I would be crazy proud of myself.  I can't believe how much work must have gone into this, it looks fabulous.  And it's huge!  Holy cow!  I'm in love.  I'm in love with a blanket I have only seen a couple photos of.  Someday I'm going to have to get my butt in gear and figure out how to do stuff like that, because, wow.  I am amazed.  Good job.  Great job.  I can't figure out how to express just how much I love it.


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: blenderbabe22384 on March 28, 2009 08:50:07 PM
OMG! That is so Amazing! It's just too awesome for words.


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Modern_day_Juliet on March 28, 2009 09:15:51 PM
Holy freakin' crap this is just about THE COOLEST thing I've ever seen anybody crochet. You are the bomb!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Gomerriffic on March 28, 2009 09:22:05 PM
This is quite possibly the best Mario related craft I've EVER SEEN. I don't have words enough to say how awesome I think this is. I agree with another poster, I wish I could click "this rocks" over and over again. If you ever decide to share the pattern free or etsy I will be a happy camper!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: thankyouterror on March 28, 2009 09:31:14 PM
THIS IS AWESOME. I AM USING CAPS BECAUSE THIS IS SO AMAZING AND I WANT TO YELL IT AT YOU  HOW SWEET THIS REALLY IS!


Seriously, this is THE best.


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: SprigofIvy on March 28, 2009 09:33:52 PM
This is awesome!!!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Emzybobs on March 28, 2009 09:37:41 PM
WOW  :o.........that is all. lol


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: aPiRaTeSlIfEfOrMe on March 28, 2009 09:39:33 PM
this could possibly be the COOLEST thing i've ever seen. i can't even imagine having enough skill/ patience to finish this!
excellent work!

wow. im so jealous. my new goal is to be able to do something like this. (i was thrilled to bits when i finished my first amigurumi, so i can only imagine how i would react after having finished this!!)


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: whiteiris717 on March 28, 2009 09:48:49 PM
W

O

W


I'm speechless...


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: jazzhands on March 28, 2009 10:05:52 PM
 :o *picks up jaw off floor* This is amazing.

How long did it take you? I can't even imagine. I once crocheted a very simple, one-color afghan about half this size and that took me about 2 months...

And what kind of yarn did you use? The colors are just perfect.

As far as Mario-related crafts go, you win. Hands down.


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: tarzioo on March 28, 2009 10:06:21 PM
this is incredible! it looks absolutely fabulous! i want it =)


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: lovely_enigma on March 28, 2009 10:40:34 PM
This is such an awesome blanket!! The font is even the same as in the game. This totally rocks!!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Lo{ve} on March 29, 2009 12:10:14 AM
sweetheart you are INSANE!! i would never be brave enough to even think of trying this! amazing amazing  :D


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: chocodog on March 29, 2009 01:28:47 AM
This is the most beautiful thing I've ever seen. Props to you!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: WooWork on March 29, 2009 01:40:02 AM
If the princess lived in such a beautifully-crocheted world, she would have not have been in another castle at the end of each level. Mario would have found her after level 1-4! :) Stunning work!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: PIXIEskin on March 29, 2009 06:52:53 AM
As a SMB obsessive myself I have to say that this is freaking AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Well done! I would not have the patience or energy to do this. Amazing :D


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: mlg2360 on March 29, 2009 07:10:21 AM
This is absolutely beautiful!!  And here I am trying to figure out how to even start a pair of socks. 


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: tamirive on March 29, 2009 07:21:27 AM
That is seriously amazing!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: whateverjames on March 29, 2009 07:58:44 AM
This is the coolest thing I have seen in a long time. Very well done!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: chutzpaw on March 29, 2009 08:05:30 AM
Isn't it great when something turns out just as great as you imagined it??  This is AWESOME and I love love love it!!!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: CostumeCat on March 29, 2009 08:30:26 AM
Wow, this is incredible!
Last night I came on for a quick look and my man was hovering around and caught sight of the pictures on the main page. Well before I could click on anything, he yelled out "that's a Mario blanket I can tell".  How he could tell exactly what it was from the little picture was a true testament to his geekiness! I click and was amazed! He was floored and immediately told me he needed one. I calmly explained it took me the past month to learn how to do a granny square, and those are still hit and miss.  ???  His response was that you wrote that it was a different stitch, and he's not 6'2" so it doesn't have to be that big. ::) He then walked off humming the theme music.
The last thing he was that excited about was Stephen Hawking's new book. (just so you can appreciate how incredibly not into crochet he is)
So thanks again for posting something so incredible, and ..... ummmm "inspiring" me to learn more crochet!  ;D


Seriously it is really really awesome!!!! :)


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: PimpernelSmith on March 29, 2009 08:42:27 AM

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!

I have to learn Tunisian somehow!

My OtherHalf says that he is amazed by the accuracy of your colors: "That's amazing work!....And the colors exactly match the game -- she must have gone out with photos and matched them up ------"

Kudos  :o


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Ruby Copperhead on March 29, 2009 10:03:10 AM
WOW! So huge, so beautiful, so perfectly crocheted! I am blown away by your skills and your devotion to this masterpiece! This rocks! Your husband is incredibly lucky!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: HannahLanana on March 29, 2009 10:03:35 AM
that is awesome!
and huge!
haha. I love the story with it too.
adorable :)


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: HippiePunk on March 29, 2009 10:35:25 AM
Holy shit! Wow...you must be a master at crochet intarsia. That is amazing.


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: missmuffcake on March 29, 2009 11:06:59 AM
that is huge and it is amazing!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Sharla on March 29, 2009 11:49:14 AM
Coolest quilt I have seen in a long time! Great job!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Kristen81 on March 29, 2009 12:56:02 PM
That's the bloodycoolest thing I've ever seen!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hitting THIS ROCKS!

You must have severe carpal tunel after that baby....you are truely amazing.  I am in awe!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: JenGoPop on March 29, 2009 12:57:09 PM
Holey freakin' moley!

It's . . . it's awesome!

(hits this rocks)


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Trekky on March 29, 2009 01:15:07 PM
Wow!  This is fantastic! Well done to you!  ;D


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: VLo on March 29, 2009 02:06:45 PM
This is amazing, I LOVE how well pixelated old school video games look when done in Knit/Crochet. My boyfriend is a Zelda fan, this makes me want to get crackin'.


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: GumInMyHair on March 29, 2009 02:38:53 PM
This may be the most complex crochet I've ever seen! I have to "rock" this.


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: prissypolly on March 29, 2009 02:46:17 PM
I can't even speak, I'm in awe and excited all at once.  FANTASTIC!!!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: chocolatebutton on March 29, 2009 02:49:41 PM
oh my god that is amazing!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Catrinau on March 29, 2009 03:03:48 PM
Oh my gosh!  That is sooooo awesome!!  My hubby just said to me "WOW!  And I used to think you were good at crocheting."  LOL  Truly amazing job! :)


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: J_slice on March 29, 2009 03:11:26 PM
AWESOME!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: vernzap on March 29, 2009 03:35:17 PM
I bow to your amazing crochet abilities. That is the most amazing crochet blanket I have seen in a long, long time!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Gege on March 29, 2009 04:52:17 PM
Thank you guys soooo much for the amazing positive feedback on my work!!!!

To answer a few questions:

There is no pattern that I followed. I searched the internet for screen shots of SMB and then used them for the map I had in my head. There is no "master graph" for any of the panels, much less for the entire project. I have absolutely no intention of creating a graph of my entire work; however, there may be a time when I decide to make a graph of a panel or two.....dunno when/if that will happen, though..... I seriously need a break from this.  :)

The reason the images came out so crisp and accurate is because I used Tunisian crochet- the stitches are more or less square and there is no turning of the work so there is only the "right side" when you are working. 

The back is not even close to being finished.... :)  I'm definitely NOT weaving in all the ends....I'm going to tie them into square knots and trimming them and then sew a king sized sheet (if it's large enough...) as a backing.  My hubby has offered to help me with all the tying....he knows how lucky he is!!!!  Especially after reading some of your hilarious responses!!  Men seem to really appreciate this work.  Wow- a crochet blanket a man actually wants made for him!  I think that's one of the things I'm most proud of- to show so many people that crochet isn't some old timer's way of passing time for just making doilies.  It can be, and is indeed, ART.

As for the yarn I used- it's mainly RHSS....some Vanna's Choice and the skin is a peach Caron Simply Soft....but mainly RHSS.  They had the best colors!!! And, considering the amount of yarn that went into this baby, it was the most economically prudent yarn to use. :)

I have the entire story, including individual shots of each and every panel and the story behind them, on my blog: 

Part one: http://gegecrochet.blogspot.com/2009/03/mario-party-part-1.html (http://gegecrochet.blogspot.com/2009/03/mario-party-part-1.html)
Part two: http://gegecrochet.blogspot.com/2009/03/mario-party-part-2-my-quest.html (http://gegecrochet.blogspot.com/2009/03/mario-party-part-2-my-quest.html)
Part three: http://gegecrochet.blogspot.com/2009/03/mario-party-part-3-my-quest-ends.html (http://gegecrochet.blogspot.com/2009/03/mario-party-part-3-my-quest-ends.html)

I am so amazed at the response this has gotten- it was just an obsession of mine...I seriously felt like Isaac from "Heroes" (or any other "future painters") when he got an artistic impulse....my eyes glazed over and I worked and worked on it until it was done. There was no "patience" involved- just a lot of impatience until I finally finished it!!

Thank you all again!!!!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: starblossom on March 29, 2009 04:56:25 PM
Holy crap, this is awesome! I love oldschool mario. I still have that game! I'm hitting ''this rocks''!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: pesky pixie on March 29, 2009 06:11:11 PM
My God this is so wonderful!!!!!
I'm awed and amazed at it's details!
This would be my eldest son's dream afghan.
You have such creativity and talent!!!!!!



Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: atinynap on March 29, 2009 06:21:38 PM
That is so awesome!! My husband is begging me for one as we speak!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: SeaSun on March 29, 2009 06:30:39 PM
Wow  :o :o you should be very proud. I'm in love with it. Makes me want to learn to Tunisian crochet too if I can make something like that. Awesome job!!!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: KrisCreates on March 29, 2009 07:58:32 PM
 :o  DUDE!  That is SICK!  Like 200% Frikken' awesome!  The fact that its crocheted is utterly mind blowing to me!  My GOD!!!  THAT IS SO AWESOME!!!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: ConnieStieler on March 29, 2009 08:02:15 PM
  :o WOW!!! This is just so incredible! I have definitely been wanting to try tunisian crochet, and now I must!! Isn't it amazing what you can create with a piece of yarn? Thanks for the inspiration, any ideas for your next big project?


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Jessii on March 29, 2009 08:08:21 PM
Wow!!!

Send a photo of it to www.spritestitch.com it's a nintendo art blog!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: carirae on March 29, 2009 08:18:18 PM
Wow!! this is amazing! I've only just learned to crochet...this is very inspiring!! :)


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: karizmatic on March 29, 2009 11:36:29 PM
i was really loving this already before you showed us the scale photo!!! this is amazing! great job!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: ewushka on March 30, 2009 04:02:31 AM
FINALLY! Someone even more obsessed than me. It's a great great job well done. Wow!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Rapsodia on March 30, 2009 07:15:23 AM
This is amazing! What a lucky partner you have! There's not enough superlatives for this --truly inspiring.  ;D


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: amandinea on March 30, 2009 07:24:12 AM
You rock !



Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: crafty momma on March 30, 2009 07:58:58 AM
omg this is awesome!!!  great job!!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: metalpunkmonster on March 30, 2009 08:12:02 AM
you're my hero


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Redd on March 30, 2009 08:13:06 AM
So incredible! Wow!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Wyked on March 30, 2009 08:55:22 AM
This most definitely rocks!

I can't believe you did this in Tunisian using your own mind as a graph! Excellent work!! I love it all and it looks so authentic.


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: antarcticraft on March 31, 2009 08:10:46 AM
This is such a fantastic project - I really love how it reads like a comic. It turned out beautifully! So few of us undertake projects of this size, and so I'm always in awe of people who do. Well done!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: LoveIsOrange on March 31, 2009 08:11:45 AM
HOLY CRAP!!! This is sooo awesome, and I like how big it is. How much yarn did you use, I wonder.
I can't wait until I'm this epic enough to do projects like this.


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Gege on March 31, 2009 01:44:35 PM
Thank you all again!!  I'm simply blown away by the responses- seriously- wow!  I was just so stoked to have a "hot new project" on here- can cross that one off my bucket list.  ;D  I can't believe the number of views this thread has received...where the heck was it posted to draw so many folks here??

HOLY CRAP!!! This is sooo awesome, and I like how big it is. How much yarn did you use, I wonder.
I can't wait until I'm this epic enough to do projects like this.

I just weighed it- it's 7 pounds, without the border, but with many of the ends still on there.  I was a little shocked, actually- it feels like it's at least 12 pounds...sitting on my butt all that time has made me a wimp.  So I'm assuming that it will still end up weighing 7 pounds (or just a bit more with the sheet backing), but all together, I probably will use a total of about 7.5 - 8 pounds of yarn.  Oh yes- it will definitely keep us warm....good thing it's not spring or anything....  :P


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Dree on March 31, 2009 08:09:28 PM
Wow.  wow.  wow.  Amazing.  And then I see how BIG it is!!  Oh my word!!  So great.  Congradulations!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Selune on March 31, 2009 08:11:26 PM
That's just insane. Great work! You might think about using a fuseable backing. That would help keep the yarn ends in place.

Anyway, super job on Super Mario!!!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: swtater123 on April 01, 2009 03:13:25 PM
WOW!  That is absolutely the coolest thing I have ever seen!  I can't believe how big it is.  You must have the patience of a saint!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: OliviaNicole on April 01, 2009 04:36:34 PM
this is AMAZING!!!!!!!! seriously the most incredible thing i have ever seen!!!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: dawnsierra on April 01, 2009 06:45:26 PM
I made the mistake of telling my husband about your truly amazing blanket and how its the 8th wonder of the world, etc. No HE wants one...figures... pff.. lol   ::)

(BTW.. not gonna happen. Your kung-fu is far greater than mine.)

*sheaths dull hook*

*bows honorably*


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: beadedbyamy on April 03, 2009 08:01:59 PM
This is the most amazing crochet project I've ever seen! I saw the pic of it on your bed, and omg! It looks fantastic!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: amydice on April 05, 2009 03:43:38 PM
This is just truly amazing...


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: LiveLongandCraft on April 05, 2009 04:12:41 PM
When I was little I asked my great grandmother to crochet me a super mario baby blanket. She crocheted me a pretty pink one instead. As I got older, I realized that I probably asked way too much and it probably couldn't be properly done. You have just shown me that it can indeed be done. You are my new hero.


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: melhazel on April 06, 2009 12:34:33 PM
I felt I must add another voice to the choir, that blanket of yours is SO very amazing!  I mean, I'm not a video game person, and even I think it's WAY WAY cool! It's so accurate, and just well, amazing!  Well done just doesn't cover it.  Bravo!  Braaaaavo!  Amazing. Simply Amazing.

Also, I'm *really* glad I don't know any Mario Bros lovers cause I'm sure I'd get asked to make something like this! And my colour-work skills are nothing to yours!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Riechan on April 16, 2009 09:52:38 AM
OH MY GOD !!!!!!!!!
How super duper is that !!! (forgive the expression...)
THIS ROCKS !!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: malmow on April 16, 2009 11:42:22 AM
This is amazing! Looks like it was worth all the hard work.


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: RCKFELLA on April 17, 2009 01:34:37 AM
WOWWWWWWWW this is so frickin cool!!!!!! your favorite section of it is mine too!!! it looks striaght out of the game. mad props :D


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: tiing on April 17, 2009 08:05:51 AM
WOW - my jaw actually dropped there!!!! that is amazing - i luv it!!!!
* when i put backings on blankets I use fleece - super cosy & u don't have to worry about hemming, fraying, or edges, I just zig zag it on there & all melds together!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Copy Right on April 17, 2009 09:48:09 AM
That is amazing. The detail is just fabulous.


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: IchigoHeaven on April 17, 2009 11:28:38 AM
Wow thats all i can say....


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Belladune on April 17, 2009 05:21:01 PM
thats insane.  absolutely insane. wow.....


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Riechan on April 18, 2009 08:14:35 AM
a question rised *beginner at crochet*
How do you do something like that???
Do you crochet line per line or do you crochet a blue square and than weave the mario guys in there?


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: AttieNichole on April 18, 2009 11:05:24 AM
Just...wow!  It's nice to see someone dedicated enough to complete a project this extravagant, large, and utterly fantastic.  You're definitely inspirational!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: takia on April 19, 2009 08:14:19 AM
it is just way too awesome! I even posted it on my twitter, the world needs to see it! :D

Gazillion congrats!!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: PimpernelSmith on April 19, 2009 09:12:27 AM


I keep waiting to see this on geekcrafts-- has anyone submitted it?

http://geekcrafts.com


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: orcprincess on April 19, 2009 03:31:15 PM
Amazing. You must really like your husband!  ;)


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: bailey4622 on April 20, 2009 04:32:08 PM
WOW WOW WOW! LOVE THIS! ;D


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: mintbamboo on April 20, 2009 09:08:16 PM
I'm so freaking excited to have it "done" that I'm going to be unveiling it.........NOW!

I initially read that sentence as "I'm going to be unraveling it........NOW!" and was about to send you some serious what-the-hell-is-wrong-with-you mail! I see now, so it's all good.

I cannot even begin to describe how amazed I am by this! This is incredible!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: routinefly on April 21, 2009 10:04:13 PM
Simply stunning. An amazing work of art on so many levels. Bravo!!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: seampoints on April 22, 2009 04:18:10 AM
Oh my god are you joking? thats some awesome sticking power


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: HelloMel213 on April 22, 2009 08:44:09 PM
This is so awesome, I almost am speechless. I have been kickin' it old school with Mario a lot lately. My boyfriend downloaded it on the Wii. Many many many props to you!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: withoutAclue on April 23, 2009 07:05:54 PM
I can hardly believe it.  Before reading that the birthday boy was 6' 2", I thought you'd taken a pic of a 2-year old on the blanket.  The blanket is HUGE!!!!  And FABULOUS! :D


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: saxonsweetie on April 24, 2009 07:17:01 PM
HOLY COW!!! That is amazing! There just aren't enough words for how cool that is!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: floatingmoon on April 27, 2009 05:09:35 AM
OMG! this is great!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: dumblilasiangirl on April 27, 2009 03:19:38 PM
this is ridiculously awesome. you are one cool dude. 8)


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: hisgem on April 27, 2009 07:25:11 PM
Our group is full of mario fanatics and they just drool over this! the amount of skill and effort that went into this is just mind boggling. one comment from my brother upon seeing it was that your husband better realize how lucky he is! lol (i'm sure he does, i don't think you'd do that for one who didn't ;)


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: momkat on April 27, 2009 10:24:50 PM
Totally STUNNING!   :o


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: skeeba on April 28, 2009 02:31:46 PM
yeah, this is easily the coolest thing i've ever seen.


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: bunsenhoneydew13 on April 30, 2009 12:11:35 PM
wow...this is incredible. 


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: mimi_mia on April 30, 2009 12:13:08 PM
I bow to you....this is the ultimate Mario Lovers item!!!!!!!!!! Wow  ;D


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: colorxmexstupid7 on May 01, 2009 09:55:15 PM
You are my fucking hero.

fantastic job- it looks awesome.


I showed it to my boy friend and he just about lost his mind.


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: craftymum1982 on May 02, 2009 05:37:06 AM
My kids would flip over this! Such a shame I am quite the beginner at crochet lol ;D

Well done - you are a champion!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: misskatimus on May 03, 2009 05:26:44 PM
Oh lordy. That is freakin sweet.

Thank you for inspiring me to learn Afghan.


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: b16aGirl on May 07, 2009 06:29:04 PM
That very well may be the coolest thing I have ever seen. Ever.


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: raspberryred615 on May 12, 2009 12:32:30 PM
wow. this is dedication. i love it! I think this is probably hands down the most incredible crocheted blanket i've ever seen.


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: CraftyMama09 on May 14, 2009 11:18:50 AM
OMG This is AMAZING!!!! I Can't wait till my hubby gets home from work so i can show him and brag about what an amazing job you did! WOW... let me say it backwards.... WOW!!!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Stars_Fire_17 on May 15, 2009 09:35:11 AM
Holy WOW!  Thats insanely detailed and huge! 


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: chineseathena on May 22, 2009 02:22:21 PM
JEALOUS! I want so badly to something like this for my geeky boyfriend (I kind of want it myself!), but he doesn't like any of these 8-bit games! Still trying to figure out something else to do instead...

But anyways, great job! I really admire your dedication, I can't even IMAGINE the effort that must have gone into this!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: McGillistabby on May 22, 2009 07:17:07 PM
You (and your blanket) are too awesome for words. :o *is humbled*


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: fierymyst on May 25, 2009 05:46:28 PM
This is beyond amazing!! Kudos to you for all the work you did!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: crazyda79 on May 26, 2009 01:06:36 AM
Holy wow!! This is amazing!! Great work!!!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: ilovethekevins on May 26, 2009 09:21:46 PM
this is so incredibly insane! i love love love it!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: darina23 on July 13, 2009 02:16:47 PM
 :o :o :o

OMG, my jaw literally dropped!!! It's so awesome and huge! You've done an amazing job!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Turtle Momma on July 13, 2009 02:45:37 PM
SIMPLY AMAZING!!!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: chickology on July 13, 2009 05:32:09 PM
This is the most freaking awesome blanket ever! You Rock!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Sati on July 14, 2009 10:11:53 AM
That is positively the coolest blanket and the coolest crochet I have ever seen.  I WANT IT.  I bow to you!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: shewolf on July 14, 2009 11:33:32 AM
Wow. That's amazing. The colors are PERFECT.

I think I had a geekgasm.


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Yola on July 14, 2009 11:40:07 AM
Whoa! I didn't realize my life was really missing this incredible blanket until I saw this topic. Now I desperately want one! Awesome job!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: amaylikespunk on July 15, 2009 04:05:33 PM
I saw this on the front page of craftster and gasped because of how amazing it was. My husband wanted to see and just announced that's awesome. He wants me to make one now but I don't know how to crochet, yet...


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: pinkatari on July 15, 2009 04:34:47 PM
Very cool. In fact it's absolutely amazing.

The thing you said about "doilies" though - and you probably didn't mean it in a viscious way - crochet is an artform and it's done in many ways and techniques and all of those ways should be appreciated because without the doilies our grandmothers made this piece would have never been made.

Much respect for this awesome work AND for the doilies  ;D

THIS ROCKS.


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: pureeva on July 17, 2009 07:11:58 AM
OMG THIS IS ALL KINDS OF AWESOME. Seriously, just freakin AWESOME!! I must show my boyfriend, he will freak out! (Although maybe now he will ask for one... hahaha I don't have your patience!!)


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: HuricanBlue on July 23, 2009 09:39:07 PM
Did you hear that? That was my jaw dropping upon seeing your creation. :o

Wowwy wow wow.


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: ilsepielse on July 24, 2009 07:12:08 AM
Oh my god... I saw something like this in needlework, but that was not nearly as big as this. I can't believe you CROCHETED this! (and in just 2 months???????)
My hands go numb just thinking about all the work.
But it's worth it; it is just amazing. And if you finish it good, then it will last for generations :)


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Ravengambitx on July 24, 2009 12:54:56 PM
Wow, this looks great.  I want to try and do something similar with beads on a bead loom. :D


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: shiznit on July 26, 2009 08:01:24 AM
Wow that's totally awesome!!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Snickularity on August 04, 2009 12:09:28 PM
That is absolutely amazing! I bow to you!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: razziesbaby on August 18, 2009 01:14:27 AM
this is effen amazing!!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: deets on August 18, 2009 08:43:16 AM
Unbelievable!!!  Mario is worshipped in our household, but my craft homages to him pale in comparison to yours :)

-deanne
http://bydeets.com
http://deetsy.etsy.com


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: pookiemccool on August 20, 2009 08:16:13 PM
you should win some type of wife of the year award, lol. this blanket is simply amazing and epic! I couldn't imagine all the planning involved but I adore the way you put it all together! I love seeing all of the Mario/nintendo related things on crafster, it makes me so happy, hehe


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Rinihu on August 24, 2009 01:51:06 PM
Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: montyfull on October 27, 2009 06:34:04 AM
I know I'm late to the game, but I have to say this is amaaaaazing!!!  :)


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: christinad on December 28, 2009 05:53:34 PM
I bow to your awesomeness!  That is some afghan!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Digit4lPyro on December 29, 2009 06:08:15 PM
That's awesome!  Nice job on the details.  :D


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: owlrite on December 30, 2009 10:51:03 PM
This truly blows my mind. I had no idea something could be crocheted that's so beautiful and stunning!
I can't imagine how hard you worked. AMAZING job :)


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: shannonkay on December 30, 2009 11:37:30 PM
This is so amazing... I'm practically speechless!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: geekinburgundy on January 04, 2010 09:38:51 AM
O_O that is remarkable!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: mrsflibble on January 08, 2010 07:18:25 AM
omg, you made it on to i-am-bored.com!!!

http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?link_id=46337 ok it's not flattering, but the amount of comments from people saying they really want one is amazing.


btw, i REALLY want one. REALLY REALLY he is soooooo lucky to have you.


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: trix_ska on January 08, 2010 09:51:19 AM
 :o Amazing work!!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Gege on January 08, 2010 06:18:54 PM

omg, you made it on to i-am-bored.com!!!

http://www.i-am-bored.com/bored_link.cfm?link_id=46337 ok it's not flattering, but the amount of comments from people saying they really want one is amazing.


btw, i REALLY want one. REALLY REALLY he is soooooo lucky to have you.

Haha!  too funny!  I was wondering why my flickr and ravelry pages were getting so many hits in the past couple weeks.  Now I know...people wondering if my husband was actually living in his mother's basement  dreaming of one day landing a hot chick..............like ME!  HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! 

Thanks for all the props, guys.  I loves me some Mario...and crochet!!  BTW- I was just accused of lying about my method of creating this afghan....a comment on my blog said that she was a knitter and could tell by the stitches that it was indeed knit and not crocheted...yet another display of hooker envy. ;)


Gege


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Brandy2005 on January 08, 2010 07:59:30 PM
That is amazing.... you have a lot of patience :D  My boyfriend likes Mario and the best he has gotten so far is a Mario doll :D


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: tootsonehorn on January 09, 2010 07:32:46 AM
 :o The most amazing thing I have ever seen! I bow down to your amazingness!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: jungrrl on January 12, 2010 02:30:11 PM


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: goktrose on January 16, 2010 12:17:50 PM
Wow I am in awe, this is amazing! Great job! This definitely rocks hardcore!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: SassyRedhead on January 19, 2010 12:36:51 PM
Thought you'd like to know, someone (not me) submitted you on the epic win website!
http://epicwinftw.com/2010/01/18/epic-win-photos-super-mario-comforter/#comments
Head over and grab credit!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: achgfd on January 19, 2010 06:50:52 PM
Thought you'd like to know, someone (not me) submitted you on the epic win website!
http://epicwinftw.com/2010/01/18/epic-win-photos-super-mario-comforter/#comments
Head over and grab credit!

Yea I saw it there too! I thought to myself, "I wonder if someone on craftster knows about this." =P Congratulations. It is awesome sauce.


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: SassyRedhead on January 20, 2010 05:53:43 AM
There's been a lot of nerdy craft stuff on there lately, I imagine a submitter must be a craftster. Makes me a mite uncomfortable when credit isn't given, though.


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: illustratedlady on January 31, 2010 11:03:01 AM
This is so incredibly unbelievable on so many levels!  #1: I can't believe that you crocheted this.  #2:  The fact that you decided to undertake this as a beginner is astonishing!  #3: The idea that you did not use a pattern and you basically designed this AND you are a "Beginner"  is so CRAZY to me!  #5:  That you made something a MAN would love to have is AWESOME!  (I know several men who would love this.)

I totally hit the "This Rocks" button!  AWESOME AND INSPIRING WORK! ;D


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: milanopsi on February 04, 2010 08:15:50 PM
wow that is the most amazing thing i think i've seen... you should be very proud


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: TAHINAZ on February 06, 2010 06:01:38 PM
This is amazing! I wish I had the time to do something like this! My husband would love it!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: marksman on February 13, 2010 06:33:15 AM
I been a fan of super mario. I never expect that super mario blanket it has amazed me. That was totally unique. How did you do that?


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: cheerupem0kidx0x on July 16, 2010 08:25:17 AM
wow  :o that is so impressive! amazing!!! i love it


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Fenore on July 16, 2010 02:11:40 PM
Amazing work!! I'm in love  :D


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: tesseltjuhh on July 17, 2010 01:11:42 AM
You are insane! But I mean that in a very good way :P It looks so awesome! Great job!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: gingerhooks on July 17, 2010 01:33:55 AM
This project makes my inner child so happy.


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Leannnis on July 21, 2010 08:13:42 AM
You are my hero.


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: kyut530 on July 22, 2010 06:33:57 AM
Great Scott!!! - That is an absolutely amazing project---so large and crisp!!!
How long did it take you to learn how to tunsian crochet? have any good sites to show your crafty fans? :3

I feel nostalgic now...


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: pinkiequeen on July 25, 2010 08:21:59 AM
wow that blanket is amazing!!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: mailophobic on August 12, 2010 07:46:02 AM
This is to awesome for words, biggest congratulations to you  ;D


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: pixelatedmushroom on August 14, 2010 04:43:03 PM
Congrats!!! It's wonderful!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: anabelxli on August 16, 2010 12:20:07 AM
This is. Wow. Holy b'gee. This is amazing. I can't even imagine. Like, I'm torn between wanting to keep looking at it, because it is awesome to behold and wanting to shut the window so that my husband doesn't see it and ask me to do something similar (he would want it in time for Yule, I'm sure, which would *not* be happening! lol).


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: simplespirit on September 01, 2010 06:01:54 PM
You are a crochet prodigy! 


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Hysteriah on September 07, 2010 11:32:02 AM
OH MAH GAWD, i just had the biggest NERDGASM EVER! I wish i knew how to crochet like this! i can only make amigurumi!! Very very very very good job!!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Ellachantra on January 07, 2011 08:10:55 AM
This is AWESOME!  I never knew it was possible to do this much with crochet.  I have made Mario scarfs and hats for my nephew, but I have no clue how you attached the squares so seamlessly.  If you can share a few pointers I'd really appreciate it. =)


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Rishloo on January 07, 2011 09:41:05 AM
There just are no words..... :o


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: fguillory300 on January 18, 2011 12:09:12 AM
That has to be the coolest thing ever!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: kraftykara81 on February 25, 2011 09:14:23 PM
Absolutely Incredible!!!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: AMIFRIENDS on February 27, 2011 12:09:58 PM
THE MOST AMAZING CROCHET WORK I EVER SEEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
WOW!!!!!
CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: margaron on March 01, 2011 05:38:58 PM
O_O only like.. ONE OF THE COOLEST THINGS EVER!!!!!!!!!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: FlordeCrafty on March 02, 2011 09:07:55 AM
SO awsome! Thanks for sharing ~ :D


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: peachykeenprincess on March 02, 2011 07:07:29 PM
Even though this was posted back in 2009, this is still a seriously awesome afghan!!!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: knuckleheadsmom on March 02, 2011 09:01:54 PM
Unbelieveable!!! 


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: Dollface22 on March 03, 2011 02:46:56 PM
This is one of the most awesome things I have ever seen!!!


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: RenJac1301 on March 03, 2011 04:38:52 PM
Ha HOLY COW, thats GREAT


Title: Re: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession
Post by: MandaRue on March 03, 2011 06:25:39 PM
 :o that . is . AWESOME!!!!