It has not been a whole week since our last show and tell, but it is the end of tournament 4. I hope that everyone had fun. I know that I did.
Because show and tells can sometimes be long, I am going to keep each one short. If you would like to find out more about them, links will be provided for each one. If you click on the name of the challenge that the item is for, it will take you to the person’s submission post in the Nerd Wars group. If you click on what the item is, it will take you to the person’s project page for it. Lets get started.
NBlakemore has 5 fantastic show and tells for us this week.
For the Intellectual Challenge she made angel square. She was inspired by Romeo and Juliet. Here is what she says about this challenge, “Many movies of this story have been made, and one such version was made in 1996 and starred Claire Daines and Leonardo DiCaprio. In the movie, a drugged Romeo first lays eyes on Juliet at a party her family is hosting. She is dressed in an angel costume which both captivated Romeo, and inspired me for this challenge.” It is a cute square. Great job designing it!
For the Geek Pride Challenge she made these Penny Blossoms. She says this about the challenge, “I was in spired by jml417 from Team Bazinga’s Penny Blossoms (http://www.ravelry.com/projects/jml417/crochet-flower-hai…). The pattern was just too cute to resist, so I gave it a whirl…“
For the Nerd Culture Challenge she made this Hello Kitty hat. She says this about this challenge, “I picked this particular beanie for the challenge because Hello kitty is so popular now, and it never fails that when my dd wears it we get a bazillion oohs and aahs… That, and, maybe just MAYBE I myself have a nerdy love of Hello kitty – so anything that can make my love crafting AND a juvinile cartoon charachter look this cool is amazing by definition in my book, and the perfect item for this challenge. ” It is so cute! I want one.
For the Technical Challenge she finished her dog’s sweater and she made a purse. The purse was a stash-busting project and the sweater was a WIP. I bet her dog looks very cute in the sweater. I love the purse. The flower was the perfect touch.
LilAngelDesigner has our next 4 show and tells.
For the Intellectual Challenge and the Team Unity Challenge (Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival), she made this blue flower square. Here is what she says about the challenge, “This square makes me think of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet “What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.”
My tie-in is also my TUP… Not only do I think of Shakespeare’s famous line, but the blue flower makes me think of a Blue Daze that is used during Epcot’s International Flower and Garden Festival… The single flower is a Blue Daze and the image showing the monorail at Epcot is showing the use of that flower during their Festival. ” It is a beautiful square!
For the Geek Pride Challenge she made a ripple bag. Here is what she says about this challenge, “I was inspired by camsmom2011’s “Chevron” Afghan Square in Round 2 Technical to do my own ripple. What better way to use that inspiration then to make a bag?!” Its a great looking bag.
For the Scientific Challenge she made this Tunisan Diamond hot pad. Here is what she says about the challenge, “I kept thinking a compass that I had as a kid that had this “rounded” diamond pattern in the center that pointed to the directions, then there was a needle on top of it that pointed to magnetic north. I couldn’t find any kind of example or old picture of that compass, so I recreated what it looked like (at least to the best of my memory hehe). So when I needed to tie in my hot pad to this challenge I thought of all the times that I looked for magnetic north (because the saying around here is “look for the Lake, that is North”, but I’m blonde and constantly couldn’t figure out where the Lake is located in comparison to me hehe).” Great pattern and great colors.
For the Nerd Culture Challenge she made this corkscrew square. She says this about the challenge, “I have a BFA in Interior Design, so I have a unique love for designing and decorating (yes they are different) interior spaces… This square is a way for me to show someone that I love decorating because it is a prayer square that I sent to a friend to assemble into an afghan that will go in her living room. The color is chosen because it will go nicely in the space. Once finished she will be able to wrap herself in prayers from others, plus it will make a nice accent to the sofa…” It is absolutely beautiful.
Our next 2 show and tells comes from Disneyette.
For the Scientific Challenge she made this mini sock magnet. This magnet lets visitors know that she is a knitter. She says, “The colors of this mini sock match the colors of Rapunzel’s dress in Tangled.” I have to make one of these.
Our next show and tells comes from Melody635.
MyaLMG has our next 4 show and tells.
For the Geek Pride Challenge she made this skull and crossbones dishcloth. Here is what she says about the challenge, “I was totally in love with Sabinerose’s little pirate dragon from round 1. After seeing this super cuteness I realized it was a pirate’s life for me and I wanted to have an appropriately-themed dishcloth for my pirate life. It may come in handy when swabbing the decks.” It looks so good! I love that it is the color of sand on the beach.
For the Scientific Challenge and the Team Unity Challenge (Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival), she made this flower magnet. She says this about the challenge, “I love making little flowers that can be used as decoration on knitted items or around the house (like the fridge or the file cabinet). Using magnets to put up little attractive decorations all around is super simple with cut-to-fit magnet tape.” Not only is it a great way to make your refrigerator prettier, but it is also a great stash-busting project.
For the Intellectual Challenge she made this hat. She says this about the challenge, “I used this passage as an inspiration for my hat: At Christmas I no more desire a rose Than wish a snow in May’s new-fangled mirth; But like of each thing that in season grows. Love’s Labours Lost (1.1) and I decided to combine the rose (the red hat) with snow (the white alpaca on the top) so now we can have both a rose at Christmas and snow in May.” It is a beautiful hat. Great job!
For the Nerd Culture Challenge she made this turban. She says, “I love Pee Wee Herman! I used to watch his Saturday morning show all the time (I even have the set of the whole show on VCR tapes – what I will watch them on now I have no idea since I think our VCR is broken, maybe they are out on DVD now?) I had the Pee Wee talking doll and a Chairy puppet but my favorite character on the show was Jambi. Wish, did somebody say wish? But when meeting someone new if I started spouting out “meka leka hi meka hiney ho!” they might think I was crazy. Perhaps if I had a cool turban on then it would all make sense.” The flower completes this project well.
Our next 3 show and tells comes from LauraBozeman.
For the Geek Pride Challenge and the Team Unity Challenge (Epcot’s Flower and Garden Festival), she made this afghan square. She says this about the challenge, “I was inspired by Team Bite Me’s QuietDissident and her A Primal Square. I love the round shapes in the square.” It is so pretty.
For the Nerd Culture Challenge she made this Mickey Mouse bookmark. Here is what she says about this challenge, “I am a book nerd. I read all the time. I thought a perfect way to explain my nerdiness to a new friend would be to show them my bookmark, conveniently inserted into whatever book I’m carrying around at the time.” It is also a great way to talk about Club 33 and Nerd Wars.
Our next 2 show and tells comes from Akatara.
For the Nerd Culture Challenge she made these film strip gloves. She says, “I am a huge movie geek it is my favorite type of outing,however the local theaters are arctic so I made these glove to keep my hands warm but still let me grab popcorn. Using the film strip chart I found here on Ravelry to make a “film stripe” and I free formed the rest of the glove.” I can totally see the film strip in them. Great job.
Wow! There are so many incredible projects submitted since last Friday. Unbelievable! Great job everyone! If anyone wants to see past Club 33 submissions from tournament 4, there are 14 Show and Tell blog posts. This has been a terrific tournament. I hope all of you have enjoyed it as much as I have. I guess my next show and tell here will be for the dissertations or for the May swap. Until then, happy crafting!