The gamers amongst us are probably familiar with Yoshi. A popular Nintendo dinosaur character, he (she? it?) has appeared in a number of Super Mario games. Soon he will have his own game called Yoshi’s Wooly World.
Here’s what I find intriguing. Someone at Nintendo must be either a yarn lover like us or is surrounded by knitters and crocheters. Why else would a game designer decide to put this character in a fibery world.
Watching the short video clip and look closely. See the items “knitted” up in stockinette? Look at those round ball-like objects. They are definitely “crocheted”. I’m sure there are platforms made from felted wool! One video clip I found has Yoshi as an amigurumi figure.
Those game designers know their woolens. Perhaps they are knitters/crocheters themselves? I really, really want to know.