Posts tagged nerd wars

LolatAt and George Strikes Back

NERD WARS update:

Two more projects bite the dust!

First up, was my original Youtube challenge piece, but I changed last minute. This is now my 3D piece.

LolATAT wants to be your friend!

Han and Chewie went joy riding:

Secondly, my Youtube challenge piece, that I asked for help for. Inspiration actually came accidentally from someone at work:

George Lucas Strikes Back

And here’s George!


Nerd Wars update

I’ve completed my first challenge in Nerd Wars!

This completes my Team Unity and Lightning challenges.

Now I’m working on something a little more complicated…

Let’s see if you can guess what it is!



I’m blocking those flat, then I’ll sew them together.

That will be my youtube challenge, I think. That leaves 3D, Baby charity, and Adage. I think I’m going to do a dishcloth with a blaster for “There’s nothing like a good blaster at your side.”

I sure hope I can get all these done this month!

Nerd Wars – Round 1 – Stage 1


The challenges have been posted! They are:

Make something 3Dimensional
Make something to do with lightning
Make something to do with an adage or proverb
Make something inspired by a famous youtube video

So, 3D is easy. I’ll just make a Star Wars toy, no problemo.

Lightning, either a lightsaber or I may go crazy and do Palpatine with his Force lightning bolts. Can’t go wrong with old Palpy.

Adage or proverb, we’re still up in the air as to whether movie quotes count. “Let the wookie win” is definitely a proverb in my family, but we’re not sure if they’re legit or not for the contest. But I’m sure I can find a Chinese proverb that says much the same.

But, youtube! I need help! I don’t watch anything from youtube. The challenge becomes harder because, for extra points, I need to connect it to my fandom (Star Wars) some how. The only one I can think of is that kid with the lightsaber, which I suppose I could do, but I bet you wonderful people can think of better things than that, surely! It can be tangentially related to Star Wars, so I was considering doing a lolcat with Leia buns, but I feel like there’s something better out there.

Help me ceiling cat, you’re my only hope!

Clash of the nerd-doms

You may or may not have gathered by now that I really like crochet and knitting. But what I love most about it has been meeting people just as nerdy as me, who also knit and crochet. Some of the things they create are truly amazing:

Jayne Amigurumi
Geek Central Station

When I found out there was going to be a tournament on Ravelry called Nerd Wars, I had to get involved!

The tournament takes place over three months. Each month there are 6 challenges and your goal is complete as many of them as you can that month.

Everyone is split into teams (I’m on Team Rogue Squadron – GO STAR WARS). The challenges will be a generic geeky topic, like Prime Numbers. You then have to think of a project you can make that incorporates prime numbers, but also relates to your team theme.

This is the second tournament they’ve run, I missed the first one, but I’m really looking forward to it! It should be a fun way to stretch my yarn skills and make some cool stuff in the process.

I’ll probably post here with updates on how the tournament is going and what I’m working on.