If the title sounds like a foreign language, let me explain. Yoshi’s Woolly World is a video game recently released by Nintendo for the Wii U console. Like the Kirby’s Epic Yarn game, everything is made out of knitted, crocheted, or sewed items in the game. Bridges and jump pads are made out of granny squares, and the grass is made out of garter stitch fabric. It’s super colorful, adorable, and it looks really fun (and needless to say I am THRILLED to see knitting and crochet in a popular form like this, and they seemed to have done some research for it)!
The game is about $50, so I haven’t got that yet (although I’d like it, and it’ll be the first game I’ve bought for myself in years), but the amiibos are around $14.
Amiibos are little figurines of game characters made by Nintendo (ranging from old to new characters, and originating from various companies) that have a chip in the base that your current generation Nintendo consoles can read when you put the amiibo on top of the controller. They allow you to get extra characters or abilities, etc. in a variety of Nintendo games, and some of them have become highly collectible, going for $100 or more on Ebay (or even so collectible that you can’t find them at all).
Most of the amiibos are made from plastic, but the ones that go with Yoshi’s Woolly World are actually made of yarn, and Chris managed to find one for me before they all sold out! Check him out:
Isn’t he cute?!?! The only color available was pink but I love it. Some of them I believe look like little crocheted amigurumi dolls but this is the only one I’ve seen in real life so far. He doesn’t come with a plastic base like most other amiibos but he connects with the controllers like all the others!
So I know this might seem silly if you aren’t a video game fan, but ya gotta admit that’s the cutest yarn-y baby dinosaur you’ve ever seen, right? 😀
Well that’s all for today, thanks for stopping by! When I eventually get the game, I’ll post some screen shots so you can see. 🙂