Ben does a puzzle

I didn’t know this when we got married, but Ben really likes jigsaw puzzles. And not in that “if there’s one around I’ll look at it for a few minutes and fit a couple pieces in place, and over the course of several months I may or may not finish it” way, but in the obsessive, down-the-rabbit-hole way. Which is all right, really, because the only table big enough for the thousand-piece puzzles he does is our kitchen table, which is also where we eat.

Abbey Road, the beginning

Abbey Road, the beginning

Find all those edge pieces and start with the border...

Find all those edge pieces and start with the border…

Expert puzzler posture: the hunchback.

Expert puzzler posture: the hunchback.

The Liverpool lads begin to take shape.

The Liverpool lads begin to take shape…

As does the road and a bit more sky and trees.

…as does the road and a bit more sky and trees…

And a bit more...

…and a bit more (though Ringo is still hollow at this point).

The crosswalk is almost complete.

The crosswalk is almost complete.

Nearly there!

Nearly there!

Hmm...

Hmm…

There it goes.

There it goes.

And, done!

And, done!

Beginning to end, Ben did the puzzle in about four days. I helped very little with it, other than sorting the puzzle pieces to find edge pieces or certain blocks of color. (Also, I set up the Welcome to Night Vale podcasts to listen to while I was sorting and Ben was puzzling. That is one trippy podcast, and I highly recommend it.)

We’re thinking of framing the completed Abbey Road puzzle, but Ben plans to do the Where the Wild Things Are Puzzle again sometime. Maybe jigsaw puzzles will be his December tradition; he completed this one last year.

Where the Wild Things (mostly) Are

Where the Wild Things (mostly) Are

Where the Wild Things Are

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3 responses to “Ben does a puzzle

  1. Liz

    So, that is something that Ben and I have in ccommon! I have spent nights working on jigsaw puzzles. Not too many nights, thankfullly, but it is hard to stop once I get going.

  2. Linda Donaldson

    He loved the 3D puzzles of famous buildings, too!

  3. Pingback: The annual December puzzler strikes again | It's Okay, I Have A Book

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