Nintendo launched several peripherals for the NES back in the 1980s. Most of us remember, or at least heard of, the power glove and the light gun. But then, there were the stranger attempts, like Nintendo Knitting Machine, designed to help you make those oh-so-delightful '80s sweaters. And no, I am not making this up.
Getting handmade gifts for Christmas was a real drag as a child, but now that we're older we can appreciate the work that goes into creating a custom Sonic the Hedgehog Sackboy. Can you do-it-yourself?
In response to my failed attempt at knitting during the Kotaku Holiday Podcast, reader Austinpoet offered a link to KNiiTTiiNG, a project that teaches players to knit using the Nintendo Wii. Call it Knitting Hero.
Media Molecule's LittleBigPlanet could be the source of the first major commercial cross-over between knitting and gaming as the UK's Simply Knitting magazine features a professionally created sackboy pattern.