CLOSED: Nerd Games - Winter 2021

Prompt: March - Four Leaf Clover
Team: :yarn:
Project Name: Striped jelly
Project Link: Under the Sea menagerie
Brief Description: I feel very lucky that I finally learned to crochet and I can make so many fun projects. This one is a smaller version of the magenta jellyfish I made. I really like the effect of the self-striping yarn.
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That jellyfish is an excellent addition your menagerie! Love those colors!

Thanks! I am stress crafting right now. Just got out of a tornado warning. An active tornado just passed 20 miles south of Mr SBC at his work. Going to be a fun night :roll_eyes:

Look forward to a turtle tonight… unless I run out of the green I’m using :blush:

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Yikes, that sounds really scary! I hope Mr. SBC is okay!

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He’s fine, thanks you! Our next biggest chance for tornado activity is 2-4am. I will probably be up late watching the weather.

Prompt: Research project
Team: :yarn:
Project Name: Sea turtle
Project Link: Under the Sea menagerie
Brief Description: I just finished this turtle. I think it took close to 30 hours to finish. It’s 23 inches long. It was a pain, and I won’t make this pattern again. It was too finicky.
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Wow! It is really beautiful, congratulations on finishing!

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That turtle is gorgeous!

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Nice addition to the menagerie but it does look very complicated!

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Prompt: March: Four Leaf Clover
Team: Running With Scissors
Project: Operation Use Up Yarn - Snappy Carrot and Bitty Bunny
Brief Description: Carrots grow and they help people grow, too!
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Prompt: Rainbow
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project: 4x6 art
project link 4x6 art
Brief Description: several 4x6 mixed media art pieces (multi-colors)
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Prompt: 4 leaf clover
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project: St Patrick’s Day cards
project link St Patrick’s Day cards
Brief Description: Cards I made for happy mail exchanges. With 4 leaf clovers!
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Prompt: Horseshow
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project: ATC Book
project link Mini Book for ATCs
Brief Description: a book where the pages are meant to hold ATCs
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Prompt: February- Wind
Team: Running With Scissors
Project: happy camper tee
Brief Description: this shirt is lightweight and comfy for layering when camping.
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Prompt: March - four leaf clover
Team: Running With Scissors
Project: surprise for TheMistressT
Brief Description: the design on the front of this is something that grows.
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Prompt: March - rabbit’s foot
Team: Running With Scissors
Project: portkey bookmark
Brief Description: this bookmark would fit in your pocket.
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Prompt: March - good luck charm
Team: Running With Scissors
Project: surprise for TheMistressT
Brief Description: the leather on this is a moon shape. It matches some of the other things I sent.
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Prompt: Free Range #1
Team: Running With Scissors
Project: leather belt pouch
Brief Description: made for Tendstowardschaos in the IYP swap. My first leather project of this type!
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Prompt: Free Range #2
Team: Running With Scissors
Project: floral needle book
Brief Description: made for Tendstowardschaos in the IYP swap. Measure about 3 inches square.
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Prompt: Free Range #3
Team: Running With Scissors
Project: Easter card
Brief Description: sent some of these out in the happy mail exchange.
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Prompt: Free Range #4
Team: Running With Scissors
Project: monster card
Brief Description: I have no plans for this yet, but it sure was fun to make!
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Prompt: Big Time
Team: :yarn:
Project Name: Linus the Zebra
Project Link: Linus, the Neon Rainbow Zebra... or Donkey?
Brief Description: This big guy was so much fun to make!
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He’s so cuuuuute! :heart:

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Sneaking in a last-minute project now that my LGT stuff is sent. I’m blurring the photo since it hasn’t been received yet; Immaculata, if you’re reading this, don’t peek if you don’t want spoilers.

Prompt: Leprechaun (March Battle)
Team: Bits & Bobs
Project Name: LGT Swap Item
Project Link: N/A
Brief Description: I made a thing. This is a paper take on some samplers from my swap partner’s Pinterest. It has green (teal) on it. And everyone knows leprechauns love washi tape.
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I had such grand plans for this round! So many projects I thought I’d get done that I just couldn’t make happen. I started a couple and then got side-tracked, so it looks like they’ll be bumped to the next round. Sorry, Team Bits and Bobs!

I do have 2 to post, and perhaps I can pull of something tomorrow night. I’ve been doing a lot of cooking, and by the time I’m done prepping to cook, cooking, eating, then cleaning up, I don’t have time to do anything creative. And, I didn’t take pictures of any of the things I’ve cooked (too busy eating!), so I can’t turn them into posts.

But, here are the two I actually did finish! I blurred the photos because I don’t know if they have all been received.

Prompt: February- Biomass
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: St. Patrick’s Day Bookmark Cards
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: For the St. Patrick’s Day card exchange, I made 5 fairly plain cards, but the image on the front is actually a corner bookmark. It slides into a slot on the card, and can be removed to be used later.

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Prompt: February- Hydro
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Easter Cards
Project Link: n/a
Brief Description: I participated in the Easter card exchange and stamped and embossed an image that I painted with water colors. I mailed the cards off before taking the finished photo, but this is the image that made up most of the front (I added some washi tape to the front as well, but that was it).

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Prompt: February - Biomass
Team: Knotty by Nature
Project Name: Houseplant ATC
Project Link: Some early 2021 ATCs
Brief Description: Green ATC! :slight_smile:
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Prompt: March Battle - Leprechaun
Team: Knotty by Nature
Project Name: Korok ATC
Project Link: Some early 2021 ATCs
Brief Description: Not exactly a leprechaun, but these are little guys who are often green and difficult to find, and it’s kind of a happy lucky thing when you do find them!
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Prompt: March - Rainbow
Team: Knotty by Nature
Project Name: Snorkmaiden ATC
Project Link: Some early 2021 ATCs
Brief Description: I made a pink-themed masterboard of sorts out of old magazine pages, but it contains a lot more colors than just pink!
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Prompt: February - Hydro
Team: Knotty by Nature
Project Name: Frog Prince(ss) ATC
Project Link: Some early 2021 ATCs
Brief Description: Frogs are found all over the world and definitely use water!
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Prompt: February - Geothermal
Team: Knotty by Nature
Project Name: Elephant Amigurumi
Project Link: Elephant amigurumi
Brief Description: This elephant is using its hat and scarf for the heat, by being inside the hat. It is not made with NATURAL materials, but pretty eco-friendly ones, because it’s stuffed with recycled stuffing from @Lynx2Lancer (pretty much all of my little amis lately have)!
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Prompt: Big Time #1
Team: Knotty by Nature
Project Name: Cuttlefish #2
Project Link: Cuttlefish #2!
Brief Description: Let’s be real here; pretty much all of my amis that aren’t pint-sized are Big Times; they do not work up quickly, but my goodness they are fun! Also, I have definitely developed a cuttlefish addiction… :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye: This little one is named Hinode!
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Prompt: February - Wind
Team: Knotty by Nature
Project Name: Bluebird ATC
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Brief Description: This is very light and also transparent!
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Prompt: Free Range #1
Team: Knotty by Nature
Project Name: Smeargle ATC
Project Link: Some early 2021 ATCs
Brief Description: Smeargle is a Pokémon!
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Prompt: Free Range #2
Team: Knotty by Nature
Project Name: Elitist Fish ATC
Project Link: Some early 2021 ATCs
Brief Description: Text from Inspirobot :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
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Prompt: March - Four leaf clover
Team: Knotty by Nature
Project Name: Potted Plant Amigurumi
Project Link:
Brief Description: Not only do houseplants grow, this one actually has four leaves!
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Prompt: March - Horseshoe
Team: Knotty by Nature
Project Name: Space Dino Hoop
Project Link: Space Dino Hoop
Brief Description: This goes on the wall. :slight_smile:
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Prompt: February - Solar
Team: Knotty by Nature
Project Name: Covered Notebooks
Project Link:
Brief Description: These notebook covers help protect the notebooks from the elements.
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Prompt: March - Rabbit’s Foot
Team: Knotty by Nature
Project Name: Rabbit Earrings
Project Link:
Brief Description: These come as a pair, fit in your pocket, and… are rabbits. Sadly they didn’t turn out quite as neat as I wanted, but I hope my swap partner still likes them. Looks like I still need more experience with clay.
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Prompt: Big Time #2
Team: Knotty by Nature
Project Name: Cuttlefish #3
Project Link: Cuttlefish #3!
Brief Description: Whoops! Another cuttlefish! I originally made this one planning to give it to a coworker who’d requested it, but I accidentally fell in love and named it instead. This one is Yuuhi, and is Hinode’s twin. It would be cruel to separate them. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:
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Prompt: Research Project
Team: Knotty by Nature
Project Name: Butterfly Amigurumi
Project Link: Butterfly amigurumi
Brief Description: For a coworker’s baby. This pattern was well written, but there were just soooooo many pieces and a couple of stitches I wasn’t familiar with, and it took a very long time to finish. But I’m so happy with the result!
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Prompt: Free Range #3
Team: Knotty by Nature
Project Name: Tiny Pikachu ami
Project Link:
Brief Description: For a coworker. :slight_smile:
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Prompt: Big Time #3
Team: Knotty by Nature
Project Name: Cuttlefish #4
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Brief Description: Since I could not bear to separate the twin cuttlefish shown above, I broke down and made yet another one for the coworker.
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I’ll try to pop back on later today and comment on all the new things that have popped up, but for now I need to get my lasat 3 free ranges in!

Prompt: Free Range # 4
Team: Running With Scissors
Project: Wicket Watercolor
Brief Description: I watercolored one of jemimah’s previous beloved dogs, Wicket, for the MAF swap.

Prompt: Free Range # 5
Team: Running With Scissors
Project: My Creek- Watercolor
Brief Description: I did a watercolor of the creek on my property for jemimah in the MAF swap.
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Prompt: Free Range # 6
Team: Running With Scissors
Project: Rose-Breasted Grosbeak Watercolor
Brief Description: I watercolored one of my favorite birds for jemimah in the MAF swap.
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Gosh, the season got away from me. Here are my humble entries.

Prompt: March Big Time
Team: Knotty by Nature
Project Name: Neighbor Food
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Brief Description: I recently moved into a new neighborhood. I don’t really know any of the neighbors, but I found out through a friend that my neighbor and her husband came down with Covid. They are both in their 80s with no family around. Her husband didn’t make it. I’ve been trying to help out by making food for her while she grieves and recovers. Here are some of the foods I made. Lasagnas, chicken soup, blueberry muffins, yogurt w/jam & granola, bread…
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Prompt: March Good Luck Charm
Team: Knotty by nature
Project Name: Pretzel Dogs
Project Link:
Brief Description: These were magically delicious! Pretzel wrapped hotdogs
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Prompt: March Rabbit’s Foot
Team: Knotty by Nature
Project Name: Meringue Floats
Project Link:
Brief Description: Inspired by cookingwithamyy on Instagram I tried my hand at some meringue floats. They are delicious and they could fit in your pocket, but I have a long way to go to get as good as hers.
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I lied! Tonight I made dinner and decided to bust out the potholder loom, so here are a couple of last-last-minute projects. And then I’m done.

Prompt: Rabbit’s Foot (March)
Team: Bits & Bobs
Project Name: (Mostly) Totally Random Potholder
Project Link: N/A
Brief Description: I had a bunch of miscellaneous loops left, so I threw some in a bag, drew them out at random, and put whatever came out on the loom. Except for the couple of times I thought a section was getting too patterny and drew a second choice. (I’m only human.) I chose Rabbit’s Foot because it’s soft, and Rainbow felt obvious.
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Prompt: Zap
Team: Bits & Bobs
Project Name: Dinner
Project Link: N/A
Brief Description: Pasta, tomatoes, broccoli, cheese, tasty.
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