I joined Nerd Wars back in October. I'm playing for Team Enterprise. That's my big news and why I have had no time at all. Its been really great and fun. I haven't completed as many challenges as I had hoped, but I still have obligations outside of this crazy knitting thing. So back in round one I did:
A potholder for Neelix:
A DNA dishcloth:
aaaannnnddddd: drum roll please......
My First Ever large garment like project....
A top for Seven of Nine:
I'm still pretty smitten with it. I made it in two weeks too! It was great to have some motivation.
Round two started the first of November and thus far I have completed two challenges and am halfway done with a third.
I made a hexagon cloth fit for the Enterprise NCC-1701
I just completed and submitted Nog's calcium oxalate:
This one has a special story behind it, of course. Being a med tech in real life, I over thought this challenge quite a bit. Anatomy of a Nerd or whatever. I had tons of ideas floating around. I was in urinalysis the night the new challenges were posted. I then browsed through some patterns and found a blanket square pattern. It looked so much like cal. ox. I had to run with it. I started the project without a link back to Star Trek. So I got out the huge Color Atlas of Urine Sediment and read the 4 or 5 pages on calcium oxalate. I have to admit this was the first time I ever read about urine crystals with any kind of interest or enthusiasm. I found the bit about carbonated beverages being a source of oxalate and said out laud ROOT BEER yes. Nog drinks root beer. All of my co-workers looked at me goofy at that point. (They know about the sci-fi thing and NW and just smile and nod when I explain things.) So I explained the connection and was pretty proud of myself. Still am if its not obvious. I think this is how I should learn about everything from now on. I need to knit it, or an homage to it when I do research. It actually becomes interesting.
So I'll attempt to keep better written record of all the Nerd Waring from now on. The other project I've got going is a pair of mittens to go with Hermione's hat back from May. One is done, I haven't had the motivation to start the left one. Its my Team Unity Project so its worth more points so for the team at least I should finish.