Posts Tagged ‘super mario bros’

We got our first snow fall of the year this past Saturday, and it was glorious:




I love snow.  I know, I know.  We don’t get nearly as much as a lot of people, but I’ll take what I can get.  It was also the perfect excuse not to venture outside (I don’t want to risk falling at this point), and to stay in, watch movies, and knit.

This is what I made:


1 Up!

1 Up!


Neat, eh?  It’s from Super Mario Bros, for those of you unfamiliar with it.  I learned to do it using double knitting, and it should function nicely as pot holders.  I’m making a pair like this for a friend, and then another pair for me.  Turned out better than I thought it would =)

For those of you interested in the pattern, it can be found at Ravelry.com.  Just look up 1 Up mushroom.



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The Dude introduced this song by Mumford & Sons to me when it made the shortlist of songs for our ‘First Dance’.  Ultimately, Bill Withers’ ‘Ain’t No Sunshine’ won out, but it’s a gorgeous song.  This near-perfect acoustic version is amazing if you like that sort of thing.  I guess my years of piano lessons make me biased, but I can’t resist a good acoustic or orchestral cover.

“After the Storm”

And for those of you who also grew up with the original Super Mario Bros. games, here is an orchestral version of the theme song.  Ah, nostalgia.  Thanks to the cuz-in-law for this one!

The theme to “Super Mario Bros.”

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