Thursday, January 31, 2013

news flash, I'm kind of a nerd.

I know this may come as a shock to you, but...I am kind of a nerd.

Or rather, I am a nerd about very specific things.  Two of the things I'm nerdiest about are fiber arts (knitting/crocheting/spinning) and anything Tolkien-related.

Enter Nerd Wars.

Nerd Wars is a game on Ravelry (social networking site for knitters/crocheters/spinners/weavers).  In short, there are different teams based around different genres of nerdiness, and there are challenges based on different categories.  Some of the teams include Team Tardis, for Doctor Who fans, Team Space Alliance, for those who love Star Wars and Star Trek, and Team That's What She Said, for fans of NBC comedies like The Office and Parks and Recreation.  Members of each team earn points by participating in these challenges-- usually by making something that can be somehow linked back to their team's theme.  (This is the simplified explanation-- if you'd like more information about Nerd Wars, check out the official Ravelry group.)

I joined Team Precious.

So basically, I'm going to be knitting and crocheting and spinning a lot of Tolkien-themed projects over the next three months.  I also love Star Trek and The Office and Parks and Rec, but I think my aesthetic fits best with Team Precious.  I can make lots of hobbit-y, woodsy things-- like a knitted and crocheted version of Rosie Cotton's wedding circlet.

because obviously this is going to be a highly practical piece of knitting.
This round of Nerd Wars starts tomorrow, February 1st. 

I am very, very excited.

What are you nerdiest about?


  1. That is going to be the most adorable knitted item ever. I'm so, so excited about this! I'm automatically nerdy because of my love of science. But I also love the original Star Trek because I have such great memories of watching them with my daddy. They were very controversial in their day particularly when it came to speaking out against racism.

    1. Yaaaay! I'm super-excited about it too. And aw, what a sweet memory to have! It's true, all of the Star Trek series have done a lot to promote equality and peaceful coexistence. It's one of my favorite things about the whole concept behind Star Trek!

  2. It's cool, I'm a nerd too ;)

    Love the sound of this group! and can't wait to see what you produce! I think I would be team precious too, unless there was a Potter group!

    1. Heehee, yes! Knitting nerds for the win. And I don't want to cause hysteria, but.... there is totally an entire Harry Potter House Cup group on Ravelry, with different challenges for different classes. How cool is that!

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    1. Thanks Lisa! I think it's going to be a good time. Thanks for stopping by!


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