Only one thing takes longer than beating "Super Mario Bros. 3": crocheting a blanket of the game for SIX. WHOLE. YEARS.
Norwegian programmer Kjetil Nordin is very proud of his masterpiece, a handmade blanket that depicts a screenshot from "Super Mario Bros." in soft strands of yarn. The blanket reportedly took more than six years to make, partly due to the fact that Nordin originally chose just a sliiightly off-kilter shade of blue for the water.
He's going to hang the blanket on the wall, he told NRK, but it's very heavy. He may need Luigi's help.
Most news outlets have reported that the blanket is a map from "Super Mario Bros. 3," but diehard fans have pointed out that it may be from the All-Stars remake of the game, instead.
In any case, this is a supreme example of DIY gone horribly, terribly right, much like the Tetris quilt of 2007 and the Space Invaders sweater currently making its rounds on Pinterest. Gaming homemakers, you are inspirations indeed.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this post referred to Nordin's masterpiece as a quilt. However, it is more accurately a blanket.