CLOSED: Nerd Games - Winter 2021

Prompt : January Battle - Sleet
Team : Running w scissors
Project Name : Goal board
Project Link :
Brief Description :
This goal board is under glass (kinda like ice?) so that I can use a dry erase marker on it to update goals as they are completed.
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Prompt: January Battle- Blizzard
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Spin Art Background Pages
Project Link: Spin Art Background Pages
Brief Description: I made some spin art pages for another project, and I think it fits blizzard for the theme because on the weather radar, a blizzard looks a lot like spin art!
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Prompt: January- Snow Squall
Team: Bits and Bobs
Project Name: Sawtooth Star Block (January BOM)
Project Link: Quilt-along 2021
Brief Description: I am participating in the Quilt-along 2021, and I needed to get my January block finished. Of course, I didn’t have time to make it until today, so I had to get it made pretty quickly. I followed the linked tutorial, and it turned out to be a pretty quick block to make (even if I did have to rip out and redo the last 4 seams).
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Prompt: January Battle - Blizzard
Team: Palettable Art:
Project Name: Crochet Gnome
Project Link: N/A
Brief Description: Just a little crochet gnome, the start of project gnomepocalypse!
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Sorry, I will get the February prompts up after work tomorrow… Today got away from me!

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@gozer Grape sherbet sounds interesting. I don’t think I’ve ever seen that before. I’d love to try it! Your Venkman feltie is wonderful. I love the details you were able to get. :hearts:

@ezrib Welcome back! Your snowflakes are so uniform and gorgeous! Did you start the crocheted flakes? Your paper flakes are so pretty and festive. I love seeing them hanging in the window.

@megwell Your woven potholder is so colorful and pretty. I have a Martha Stewart loom I haven’t used in ages. I want to pull it out now and make something on it.

@Lynx2Lancer Your cards are always so pretty, and the bra cards are hilarious. Your bird garland is amazing! I love all of the work you put into each of the birds. Your watercolor is amazing!

@roler All of the ATCs you’ve been making lately are so bright and fun. I love your art style.

@Tanath Welcome back! Your pendant is gorgeous, and I for one would be happy with a blizzard of one snowflake. :stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye:

@craftADDchick I look forward to seeing what you use your spin art for in the future! They are pretty as-is. I like the colors you chose for your quilt square.

@Smeddley Your gnome is so cute! I love the greens in the hat.

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New prompts are up! It’s all about the three R’s!

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Prompt: Battle: Reduce
Team: Running with Scissors
Project Name: Pink and White Stash Busting Gordana Crochet Lace Scarf
Brief Description: It was time for me to finally REDUCE the untouched yarn stash in my garage, so I made this scarf.
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Prompt: February - Geothermal
Team: Palettable Art
Project Name: Dinosaur Fridge Magnets
Project Link: Dinosaur Fridge Magnets
Brief Description: The magnets are inside of these cute little dino felt squares. I made these in anticipation of the Dino swap. I can’t wait for it to start! Signups are going on now. :t_rex: :sauropod:
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thank you, I don’t have a pattern to share. I saw a picture of something similar and “winged it” while trying to copy. None are exactly the same. I really should have written it down though. :woman_facepalming:

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**Prompt: February Biomas
**Team: Knotty by Nature
**Project Name: Cilantro Pesto
**Project Link:
**Project Description: We had lots of cilantro to use up so I made us an allium free cilantro pesto. We love it so much! So far we’ve had it on chips, pizza, pasta, gnocchi, tacos, avocado toast, I see a lot more batches in our future.
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**Prompt: January Snow Squall
**Team: Knotty by Nature
**Project Name: Shakshuka TexMex style
**Project Link:
**Brief Description: We had a winter warning day with ice & snow coming. So on the fly I made a big batch of Shakshuka for all of us stuck at home. So Good!
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Ooh, that sounds yummy! I love cilantro so much!

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oh I love cilantro and I have to eat allium free. (I miss garlic so much). Do you mind sharing your recipe?

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Prompt: January: Biomass
Team: Running With Scissors
Project Name: Operation Use Up Yarn Scarf 2
Brief Description: This used to be yarn I had no desire to work with. Now it’s a cozy and warm scarf!
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Prompt: Zap 1
Team: Bits & Bobs
Project Name: Leftovers Burritodilla
Project Link: N/A
Brief Description: Me: I always put way too much in wraps. What if this time I made it a quesadilla so it won’t be as stuffed?
Project Photo(s): Also me:
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sure

Cilantro Pesto
-2 large bunches of cilantro
-2 inch piece of parmesan
-olive oil (anywhere from 1/4-1/2 cup)
-juice of 1/2 a lemon
-shake or 2 of red pepper flakes

  • handful of nuts/seeds (this time I used pistachios but you could use walnuts, cashews, sunflower seeds, etc)
    -dash of safe dijon (we like maille)
    -salt & pepper to taste

whir that all in a blender or food processor until quite smooth adding more oil if needed

My hubby has an allium allergy (onions, garlic, leeks, etc.) so instead of the dijon you could absolutely use garlic.

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I’m definitely going to try this. I love cilantro, and appreciate that you listed some nut alternatives (tree nut allergy, here!). Thanks for sharing your recipe!

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This isn’t overstuffed! Looks perfect. And now I know what I want for dinner tomorrow. Mmmm

Prompt: February: Solar
Team: Running With Scissors
Project Name:Operation Use Up Yarn Scarf 3 - Chunky Rainbow
Brief Description: There is yellow in this scarf and it will keep you warm.
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I know there are lots of colors in this, but the primary colors really pop. I love it!

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Prompt: February: Wind
Team: Running With Scissors
Project Name: Operation Use Up Yarn Pumpkin Bear # 1
Brief Description: You can move his arms and legs up and down. This will be my first pumpkin bear in the pumpkin bear patch.
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Prompt: February - Reduce
Team: Knotty by Nature
Project Name: Bufflehead ATC
Project Link: Bufflehead ATC
Brief Description: I made this bufflehead ATC for a personal swap with thanate. And I did it entirely with things that were already in this room at my parents’ house when I moved back in! It’s on cardstock from dad’s stash under my old dresser, with the colored pencil set I had in high school!
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