Here are the first 8 ornaments for the advent calendar. There are a few modifications, notably day 5. I crocheted a snowflake to replace the one in the pattern. I tried the pattern and it looks like a dead mutant spider.
The original is cute, so it is clearly my work that failed.
There hasn't been much Nerd Wars progress. I still am not clear on what is required for a couple of the challenges. I've decided to enter what I think meets the challenges. If it works, fine. If it doesn't, fine. It is simply not worth getting upset about.