800 Hours of Crocheting Were Involved In The Project
It took Kjetil Nordin six years and an impressive number of yarns to crochet a Super Mario screenshot into a blanket.
The crafty computer programmer from Norway said in an interview that it felt “very emotional, fun and weird to have finished. It has taken such a long time.”
The toughest part of his project, he admits, was to realize that it took him so many years to have his crocheted blanket finished.
His secret for not giving up on such a long project? He took as many breaks as needed, during which he did accomplish other great things.
During the times when he put his crochet project on hold, he managed to win the Norwegian Sky Diving team championship twice and he also got two university degrees.
Setbacks were unavoidable and Nordin does remember a few.
“When the water was half way finished I saw that I had chosen the wrong shade of blue. It was almost purple, and very ugly, so I had to undo all of it. That took an extra week,” he says when asked about such things.
Another thing the computer programmer remembers is that he often took breaks from crocheting his special Super Mario blanket, only to crochet some more.
During the last six years, he also crocheted amigurumi figures he offered as gifts to friends and members of his family.
Now that the screenshot blanket is finished and it looks every bit and byte of awesomeness Nordin dreamed of, it is time for a new challenge.
The Norwegian, currently living and working in Denmark, is not hurrying anywhere, though. He took some time to decide on crocheting the amazing Nintendo inspired blanket. He intends to take a break and think about his next crocheting project for as long as he needs.