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?