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Super Mario Odyssey Out at Last

Yes folks it is finely out, the wait is over. Super Mario Odyssey hits the shelves today and if reports are right it will not be there for long, going fast. Which also means so has the blanket. Super Mario Odyssey Blanket

There has been a lot of interest in the blanket from near and wide, and the patterns to go with it. Do you think it is harder to concentrate on crocheting when you are working to a deadline. or does it keep your mind focused on the job in hand?  The wife has been working to a deadline to get this blanket finished and it is. Ginger the blanket thief was up to her usual tricks all the time the blanket was being put together – she was sitting on it.

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We have had some fun in the making of the Super Mario Odyssey blanket. One of the problems we had was with tension!! Because some of the blocks were not all the same size (the reason for this was that there was a lot of work in some of the smaller blocks) after they were crocheted which makes blocking  difficult to say the least. It does not help when the blocking expert (me) decided to block one as twenty-four by twenty-three when it should be twenty-three by twenty-four (oops). It took all of my talent as a blocker to reverse the situation. Do you ever get that were the tension is different on one block to the next?

The Mario game itself is according to experts the best Mario game ever and because of all the hype, we all know what lots and lots of children will be looking for this Christmas (not just the game but the console as well). You can also give them their own Super Mario Odyssey blanket (go on, you know they will love there own blanket to go along with their Nintendo Switch).

Well that is it for this week, Keep on crocheting.

FULL BLANKET

The Eyes Have It!! (The Nintendo Eyes That Is)

It used to be in times gone by (showing my age), that a release of the next big film or the latest super groups cd, would generate a lot of interest. Now it is the games that are followed by such mayhem and pandemonium.

There are adverts all over the tv for this game and that game. Most of the ads tell you to preorder the game so you are one of the first to have it and you have it before it sells out!!  The one that is causing the hype at the minute (well in our house anyway) is the latest installment of Nintendo’s new game (not a thing that excites me, but to a lot of people this is very important mainly the younger generation) Super Mario Odyssey.

Mario Hat 2

It could be that you get a bit like this when the latest cal is coming out by your favorite designer. Maybe its the latest issue of your monthly crocheting mag that gets you all excited. I do know that when the wife puts out a new series of patterns, this generates a lot of traffic onto the blog. Which is good for me when I see the numbers going up and up (as long as I do not look to close at what they are looking for).

If you have a family member (young or not) that is into Nintendo Switch, the patterns that my wife has designed could be the perfect gift that you are looking for. Of course the main character is Mario but there is another new main character Cappy, which is Mario’s hat! There are two patterns at the moment with more to come, which will all be worked into a blanket. The game has picked up some critics awards it is that good. We all know that the critics cannot wait to stick the knife into anyone or anything so it must be good. You will have to wait untill the 27th of October before it comes out and then you can join in and collect Power Moons so you can help to save Princess Peach ( if you want to).

princess peach

I have heard of games in which you have to crochet or knit a pattern which gives you a clue for the next part of the game. The pattern is written in such a way that you cannot work out what it will be until you crochet it, there has got to be a way to connect  a crocheting hook to a game console in which you have to crochet certain stitches to proceed to the next level. Now there’s a thought – virtual crocheting. That is a great idea if it is virtual then you do not need any yarn (yes I have cracked it). I must get to work on this, I will run it past the wife first (will I get away with it?). Just think of all the money, and space we would save!!! I hope you like the patterns, follow the link for the first two of nine in the Super Mario Odyssey Blanket.

Super Mario Odyssey Blanket