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Topic: FINALLY! Super Mario Obsession  (Read 144357 times)
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« Reply #80 on: March 29, 2009 02:49:41 PM »

oh my god that is amazing!
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« Reply #81 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! Smiley

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« Reply #82 on: March 29, 2009 03:11:26 PM »


« Reply #83 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!

« Reply #84 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.  Smiley

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.... Smiley  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. Smiley

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
Part two: 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

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!!!!

« Reply #85 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''!

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« Reply #86 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!!!!!!


« Reply #87 on: March 29, 2009 06:21:38 PM »

That is so awesome!! My husband is begging me for one as we speak!

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« Reply #88 on: March 29, 2009 06:30:39 PM »

Wow  Shocked Shocked 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!!!

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« Reply #89 on: March 29, 2009 07:58:32 PM »

 Shocked  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!!!

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