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11  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Discussion Thread for Nerd Battles on: April 01, 2015 12:45:38 PM
Oh boy, was planning on posting a tracking update today, but I think I'll wait for the zombies to pass through first.
12  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Spring Nerd Battles 2015 --March 1, 2015 - May 31, 2015-- ~*Join Anytime!*~ on: March 31, 2015 04:17:26 PM
Glad to see you, craftADDchick, I was starting to get worried about team Textbook. Thought they might have been locked in the library or just started reading something and forgot to stop (I do that a lot, and then wonder why I can't wake up in the morning).
I'm sure we'll be seeing a few more players pop in in the next few hours, as it is the end of the month.

I managed to complete a few projects, I'll post the 2 time-sensitive ones today and the rest will follow later.

Prompt: March Flash Mob
Team: Fandom
Bonus Points: 0
Project Name: flower ponytail holders
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description:
I was born in the 70s, and crochet was very popular at the time. I found a tutorial for crocheting a simple flower, so I made myself one attached to a hair elastic. Along came miss "what are you making for me?", who is always interested in what I am making, and usually assumes it's for her. At 4 years old, it makes sense, as she's the center of her universe. I told her this one is for me, so she requested one in purple.
The tutorial can be found here:
http://www.oneartsymama.com/2013/05/crochet-101-simple-flower.html
Project Picture:



Prompt: March Battle Royal - Future
Team: Fandom
Bonus Points: UFO
Project Name: watermelon bracelet
Project Link: (if available)
Brief Description:
Watermelons always remind me of summer, so this project could go either way, past or future. I chose to go with future, as I plan to wear this bracelet in the near future, as summer approaches. It makes me think of all the fun stuff we are going to do this summer - beach, hiking, visiting friends, soap bubbles splashing in the back yard, and I'm sure we're going to have plenty of watermelons and other yummy summer fruit.
Project Pictures:
It might be to tell but the white part is actually a very light pink and a very light minty green.
13  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Discussion Thread for Nerd Battles on: February 04, 2015 02:24:03 PM
-- Project Tracks - Quick Update --

Our wonderful gamemaker, LovelyMiss, pointed out some loose screws in the tracking machine, resulting in missing projects, and some strange numbers (it was counting some players twice). The right screwdriver (a sonic one, of course) and some elbow grease and things should be updated now.

The most up to date numbers are:

TeamPointsPlayersProjects
Wordy:1690671
Multimedia:980747
Textbook:420218
Randomizer:1410662
Fandom:450320

If you are wondering which prompts you have left, how many yummy points you've gathered so far, or any other random bit of trivia (for example, tonight is a full moon), just let me know Smiley
14  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Discussion Thread for Nerd Battles on: February 04, 2015 02:10:59 PM
FreakieGeekie -we're team Fandom, we just have to like stuff, not know how to do it :-p
I sometimes can't math either, which is why I built the tracking machine, to do it for me.
I can send you the link if you want.
15  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Discussion Thread for Nerd Battles on: February 03, 2015 12:42:02 AM
Thanks everyone, it's fun to be able to keep track of something Smiley
Calabaza the stats were for up to the end of January, Randomizers were super busy posting in the first couple of days of February, so you're numbers could be different. The current total for team Randomizer is 1270 points, does that match your count?
16  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Discussion Thread for Nerd Battles on: February 02, 2015 12:50:52 PM





Happy February everyone!
This is your trackless tracker, reporting live from deep within cyberspace (or from her computer chair, but cyberspace sounds way more exciting, maybe I'll rename my chair).

The end of the second month of the round has come, and we're at 193 complete projects.
We have 25 members playing this round, representing all 5 teams.

As always, no prompt went uncrafted, and we even have 3 completed research projects in this round.
Topping the charts is December's Flash Mob, with 18 projects representing our various home countries or cultural roots.
Following right behind are the battles, with 17 projects each. After North winning the last battle, people have had enough of the cold, and Warm won this round, with 12 cuddly, snuggly or otherwise sunny projects.

storeboughtcreations of team Multimedia has been keeping up with the prompts and managed to complete them all so far (excluding Research), for a total of 17 projects. gozer of team Wordy, with the same number of completions, is missing just one prompt, but has a Research project to show for it. In case you're wondering, the missing prompt is "You're as Cold as Ice", so gozer can still complete all the projects.
but remember, 1 project or 20, it doesn't matter, the point is to have fun Smiley

And here are the numbers, for anyone who was wondering:
TeamPointsPlayersProjects
Wordy:1530664
Multimedia:940745
Textbook:420218
Randomizer:1090647
Fandom:430419

And remember, any time is craft time.
For example, a birthday party:

17  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Winter Nerd Battles: December 1, 2014 - February 28, 2015 ~*Join Anytime!*~ on: January 31, 2015 04:43:12 PM
Oh boy, we are at 109 projects already, and each one is awesome Smiley

Here are a few more:

Prompt: January Battle - Warm vs. Cold
Team: Fandom
Bonus Points: UFO
Project Name: Arm warmers, take 2
Project Link:
Brief Description:
A few years ago, I crocheted myself some arm warmers. My daughter saw them when we took a trip to Germany last spring and requested a pair. I started a few times and finally managed to complete them last month, just in time for the really cold weather we had.
I think I'll go with Warm here, as they are intended to keep my kids hands warm, and it warms my heart that she likes the stuff I make for her Smiley

Project Picture:
I'll try to get a picture of her actually wearing them, for now here they are held by the original pair.


Prompt: Freezing point
Team: Fandom
Bonus Points:
Project Name: Pudding cup cake
Project Link:
Brief Description:
Our fridge apparently wants to be a freezer when it grows up, so it's been randomly freezing food on different shelves. We had a couple of vanilla flavored pudding cups that froze and the unfroze, they were still good, but their texture wasn't as nice anymore. Off to Google to consult, and the result is a cake.
This fits the prompt as it was a literal result of freezing point, and also, I had to buy zero things for it, had all the ingredients at home.
(Our pudding cups are a bit different from the ones available in the US, as far as I know)

Project Picture:

18  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Discussion Thread for Nerd Battles on: January 07, 2015 01:13:53 PM
Thanks everyone, I'm glad you like the reports, they are fun for me to make, as well. I'm a lists person, and a tech geek, so keeping the tracking machine going is pretty simple.
Now, if I could only complete some projects as well Smiley

This month's theme has been taken very seriously where I am, we're in the middle of what is locally considered a storm. We don't usually get storms, so the entire country is buzzing about it.
19  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Winter Nerd Battles: December 1, 2014 - February 28, 2015 ~*Join Anytime!*~ on: January 05, 2015 02:25:23 PM
hey everyone, I posted a small tracking report over on the discussion thread, if numbers are your thing.

Thanks for the feedback about my star, I got some pictures of it in action with it's pink twin.
roler - the star is puffy in the middle, it's a bit 3D, I think the new pictures show it a bit better.
craftADDchick - it is double sided. Making it is a bit fiddly, you make 5 similar sections and then put them together, and it sometimes looks a bit wonky while in progress, but it all works out to a star in the end. It doesn't take too long either, so it's not annoying for long and then you have a cute star to stare at (or keep having to rescue from your kids).
This is the tutorial I used, if anyone wants to give it a go (used with Google translate):
http://cluclu.ru/blog/biser/337.html
It's not the clearest to follow, I think I had to fiddle with it a bit to understand how to connect the sections.

20  MISCELLANEOUS TOPICS / Craftalongs / Re: Discussion Thread for Nerd Battles on: January 05, 2015 01:58:54 PM


Hey hey, long time no report!
So here's a fresh one, fresh of the machine, that was updated just minutes ago.

This round is rocking and rolling around the world, with new players still popping up, welcome everyone Smiley
Currently we have 22 players, representing all teams, with 99 completed projects.
Last month's theme took us around the world (come to think of it, we are around the world, I think we have people from all over the globe playing).
None of the December prompts were neglected, and 5 days into January, we're seeing lots of action for the new prompts already.

Leading in number of projects are the time sensitive prompts, December Flash Mob with 18 completed projects and December Battle Royal with 17 projects. The winner of the December Battle is the queen of the season, North, with 8 projects inspired by it. West got 6, east got 2 and south got 1 (see? we try to never neglect anyone).

Leading the way and giving us lots to ooh and awe about is artsycandice of team Randomizer with 13 completed projects, followed by rockingbearranch of team Wordy and crazyda79 of team Randomizer, with 9 projects each.

Want more numbers? More random statistics in pretty colors?
Are you a team leader and I forgot to send you a link to the tracking machine? Just let me know and we will make it happen.

Keep crafting everyone!
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