Friday, February 18, 2011

Nerd Wars: Tournament 1 Round 1

The challenges for this round are:

  • Team Spirit: Valentine's Day. I made a hat for Amelia Pond.
  • Intellectual: Prime Numbers. I made Wilf's Hat, modifying the pattern to use the prime numbers 2, 3, 5, 7, and 43.
  • Scientific: Nebulas. I'm working on a pair of Helix Nebula Socks, inspired by the Saturn Nebula. (No bonus points, couldn't link this to Doctor Who).
  • Technical: A Bonding Experience. I knit a pair of Medusa Cascade socks with sock yarn and blending filament.
  • Giving Geeks: Cold Hands, Warm Heart: I donated four pair of mittens I made last month to charity. (No bonus points, couldn't link this to Doctor Who).
  • Nerd Culture: Nerdwarscon. The challenge was to make something that you might use at a convention. I did a badge holder. Whovians will get the link to Doctor Who and probably why I chose the person I did for the name part.

I've got the yarn I need for my dissertation, the project that will go through all three months of the first round. I have a good idea of what I want to do for this. All I need now is to do a bit of research on mitten and fingerless mitt sizes.


Gracey is not my name.... said...

I so wanted to join this but was too late...I don't hang out on Rav too much and I miss this often...bummer

Paula said...

Ahh, but you can still play! There are at least two options and you can do them both if you want. Some people are Ninjas, who play for individual points. You can also join a team when the next Tournament starts in May. Next month's Round will include knitalong for everybody for the Titania sweater. I've been having a lot of fun doing this and I'd recommend it.