Wooly Goodness Meets Nintendo

Yoshi (c) Nintendo

(c) Nintendo

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.


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One Response to Wooly Goodness Meets Nintendo

  1. Kasey says:

    This is awesome! This isn’t Nintendo’s first fibery character though, check out Kirby’s Epic Yarn on the Wii! I bought it a few years ago. http://youtu.be/OK4gKc9OuTk

    Thank you for sharing!! 🙂


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