Thursday, February 10, 2011

Episode 78 - No Make-Up Me



On the Needles
Mom's Shipwreck
Cattywampus Hearts
Round the Twist socks

FO of the Week
Starving Artist

Various & Sundry
New videocasts!
-90% Knitting
-Knittin' on the Fly
-Any others?

Signature Needle Arts circulars

Revolution stitchmarkers from Rycrafty
-CONTEST!!!!
-Leave a comment here on the blog telling me the geeky significance of a license plate reading WOLF359 to be entered in the drawing for a full set of (12 large, 12 small) stitchmarkers from rycrafty!

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68 comments:

  1. It is a red dwarf star- I admit to using google - not that kind of geek sorry

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  2. Well, to me it appears you found a Trekker in the wild! How much you want to bet the car has a starship nickname from the owner? Maybe the Saratoga?

    For the uninitiated, WOLF359 probably refers to The Battle of Wolf 359, where the Borg destroyed 39 Federation ships thanks to Picard having been assimilated.

    And now I am hoping having a major Star Trek fan as a husband will pay off. Although I recognized it without having told him, which means after thirteen years I may have been assimilated!

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  3. Tis either a Red Dwarf Star or it is from Star Trek - a fictional battle with the Borg.

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  4. Star Trek & the Borg - Resistance is Futile

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  5. i had to look it up. i have not yet succumbed to trek tv. are you referring to the battle of wolf 359? one of the most destructive battles in federation history prior to the dominion war? according to the website listed below.

    p.s i love the starving artist hat on you! and yes, i do remember the "old" strawberry shortcake. my sister was a HUGE fan.

    http://memory-alpha.org/wiki/Battle_of_Wolf_359

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  6. star trek and the battle with the borg where Picard got assimilated - one of the best episodes

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  7. If Ohm is less than 1 then resistance is futile!!! Sorry, bad joke... its the battle with the Borg from Star Trek: TNG.

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  8. I think for you it's the star trek reference. (And yes, I googled! ;) )

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  9. Star Trek-Battle of Wolf 359.

    I love the slouchy hat, it makes me want to spin bulky. And I just don't do that!

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  10. I totally didn't google as I'm a huge TNG, DS9, and Voyager fan. Resistance is futile (unless you're the federation).

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  11. It's a dwarf star! Also it is a battle that took place in star trek!

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  12. I started a videocast at the beginning of feb as well, which you should at least watch part off, because I am using the awesome handspun I won from you :) - its at http://www.rainloverknits.com


    another great ep, as always here :)

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  13. Okay, I'm going to guess that it's the Star Trek reference, it was a big battle that happened.
    Oh too early for my inner geek to say more than that.
    Live long and prosper.

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  14. I think you are referring to the Star Trek battle. Got to love a Trekky!

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  15. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8YOX9ke4aRY&feature=youtube_gdata_player

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  16. Trekky Alert! A battle from The Next Generation! Fun!

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  17. Trek. No, I didn't have to google it. The second you spelled it out my geek-tennae went up, though I've never actually RP'd as an Andorian... I am, and always will be, a trekker (http://www.teslastation.net -- my Trek RP).

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  18. Hi Carin!

    Wolf 359 is where the Federation and the Borg first battled, if I recall correctly. It's been awhile, but I'm a New Gen Trek Geek going way back. Was young enough when it first came out that Wesley Crusher was less an annoyance than "Oh, hey, kid my age on the deck. Take THAT, Dad!"

    Of course, it would have never happened if Ripped Shirt Kirk was on the bridge. Just sayin' ;)

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  19. Yep, the Star Trek reference (although I never watched any other than the original). BTW, thanks to yours and the Knit Girllls' inspiration, I've just converted my podcast, The Proverbial Knitter, to a videocast. :-)

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  20. Of course it's a Trek reference :) That's the battle where Captain Sisko lost his wife during a Borg attack. It was on the pilot of Deep Space Nine

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  21. I would have never known, but I had to come over to the comments to satisfy my curiosity!

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  22. That a Star Trek Battle between the Borg and the Federation from TNG and DS9. My husband has all the series and we've watched everything except the original.

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  23. I didn't know what it meant either. So, I read what everyone else posted and got the answer.

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  24. I didn't know this, but my boyfriend overheard the question and blurted out that it's from Star Trek (and apparently it's also a real star!). I know some ST stuff, but obviously not all of the random info has sunk in yet. XD

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  25. Borg vs Federation Battle. Not one of my favorite subplots but I know it got a ton of critical praise. Give me a good Q episode anytime though!

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  26. I absolutely googled.. The red dwarf star....

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  27. The red dwarf star! Google for the win! My initial thought was bad wolf, still geeky though.

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  28. Borg versus Federation for sure!!

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  29. Yep, Star Trek NG. My lovely SIL loaned me the whole series, but I can't knit while I watch it.

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  30. I'd love you to do a bonus episode with your mom!!! :D

    The "Battle of Wolf 359" is a fictional space battle in the Star Trek universe between the United Federation of Planets and the Borg Collective in the year 2367.

    Also "Wolf 359" is an episode of the original The Outer Limits television show. It first aired on 7 November 1964, during the second season. The title is derived from a star of the same name located relatively near Earth.

    Info taken from wikipedia.org. ;)

    riversedgestore (AT) gmail.com

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  31. Despite having seen probably every episode of Next Generation, Deep Space Nine and Enterprise, I didn't know it was from that. I mostly watched with my dad, but evidently didn't absorb very much.

    I originally assumed it was a Doctor Who reference, but of course, was wrong on that.

    And you looked fine-no one would have noticed (or at least said anything) about you going makeup-less :) Awesome episode-I'm jealous of the Signatures....

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  32. Star Trek - Battle of WOLF359 which is a real red dwarf star found in the constellation Leo. And Yes I really am an astronomy geek.

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  33. Oh Oh Oh I know this - it is a red dwarf star as well as a Star Trek battle between the United Federation and the Borg. Oh my gosh I love all things Star Trek. Last year when travelling in California we happened on a Star Trek exhibit in San Jose. I heard about it from the Knit More Girls Podcast and managed to talk the other 5 people that I was travelling with to go out of our way to visit the exhibit. The costumes were amazing, the textile so interesting and the experience was most memorable. So - pick me pick me - I am a Star Trek fan who watched the original series on TV as a kid and who has watch all of the rest - movies and TV. Plus I am an obsessed knitter and better yet - I live in Canada so it will be so easy in terms of shipping of the markers.

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  34. Star Trek FTW! Thanks for your positive comments about the Starving Artist! It's so much fun to see other people's versions.

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  35. The Battle of Wolf 359 - Star Trek battle between the United Federation of Planets and the Borg Collective

    Rav name Sabrab

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  36. Had no clue..had to google!! Found two answers:
    Wolf 359 is a red dwarf star that is located in the constellation Leo, near the ecliptic. Wolf 359 is a star, a red dwarf, 7.8 light-years from Earth.
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    The Battle of Wolf 359 is a fictional space battle in the Star Trek universe between the United Federation of Planets and the Borg Collective in the year 2367.

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  37. wolf 359 is when star fleet encountered the borg in Star Trek TNG. God I love Star TREK :-)

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  38. Well when I first saw it I was thinking Doctor Who and Bad Wolf, but on seeing everything else here it has to do with Star Trek, not only that my husband recognized it, he's the true Trekke
    Cyancomet

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  39. You could be referring to the red dwarf star located in the constellation Leo which is 7.8 lght years from Earth. Or it is also the fictional space battle in the Star Trek Universe which was between the Borg Collection and the United Federation of Planets. What a great question for us. The stitch markers look like a great creation.

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  40. Thank you for the shout out for my podcast! I really appreciate it! :)

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  41. Wolf 359 is the battle between the Federation and the Borg. Yay, TNG!

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  42. Star Trek battle between Borg and Federation. I must admit though I liked Voyager better than TNG.

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  43. It stands for The Battle of Wolf 359, between Federation vs Borg, in Star Trek! xD

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  44. Apparently I am a geek to because I also smiled :-) Wolf 359 is a battle in Star Trek, between the Federation and the Borg.

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  45. Star Trek! Borg, Borg, Borg. (That just made me think of the Muppets Swedish Chef! The nerd in me!)

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  46. I must be a geek, OMG, because I knew it was a Star Trek battle reference.

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  47. I'll admit that I had to google ;-) It is either a red dwarf star or a battle on Star Trek between the United Federation of Planets and the Borg Collective.

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  48. It's gotta be the star or the Star Trek battle. I'm guessing it's Star Trek though. :)

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  49. I am going with the red dwarf star. :)

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  50. this is where the borg attacked with loctus of borg leading the fight I love star trek that is why my email is knittingqueen because like the borg queen i assimilate people into my knitting collective and tell them resistance is futile.

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  51. The Battle of Wolf 359 is a fictional space battle in the Star Trek universe between the United Federation of Planets and the Borg Collective in the year 2367, duh...OK, I copied that from Wikipedia. I had no idea what it was. I have been meaning to add Star Trek to my Netflix queue though.

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  52. Hi Carin,

    I am also guessing that the WOLF359 license plate is a reference to The Battle of Wolf 359 - a fictional space battle in the Star Trek universe between the United Federation of Planets and the Borg Collective in the year 2367.

    Thanks,

    Lynn

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  53. I am so late to this game. Everyone has already told you it is from Star Trek:TNG. Borg Picard makes me cry.

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  54. Star Trek battle.

    A few video podcasts that I've heard of recently but haven't watched yet are:
    exchangestudentinfiberland.blogspot.com
    thefiberistafiles.com
    mommyneedsyarn.blogspot.com
    rainloverknits.com

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  55. I don't need to google it! I just cheated and looked at all the other comments. Star Trek?!

    I am geeky, though, so that should count for something. I have Star Trek on my list to watch. I've only seen a few.

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  56. It's a fictional red dwarf star where the Federation fought the Borg!

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  57. I knew it was a red dwarf star, my husband assured me I was wrong, it was a Star Trek battle vs the Borg. After reading the comments I think we both may be right.

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  58. Well there is an advantage for downloading late -- although I loved and watched The Next Generation and loved all the Borg episodes I did not recall that the battle with the borgs was Wolf 359, but now I do!

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  59. Star Trek of course!
    Another great ep!

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  60. A red star or for Trekkies it is the Battle of Wolf 359

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  61. Awesome catch!!! Star Trek battle between the Federation and the Borg.

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  62. Star Trek! Battle with the Borg.

    COOL Trekkie sighting.

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  63. WOLF 359 From Star Trek, battle between United Fed. of Planets and Borg Collective in yr. 2367

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  64. Well, star trek battle. But I do like that it is a real star.
    The star has a resist hue and is hanging out with Leo.
    Which should be in the sky at night since Leo people
    Are born about six months from now.
    Luarra29

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  65. Watching the Star Trek Voyager episode right now where they reference the Wolf359 battle (Federation vs. Borg) and went SQUEEEEEEE when I heard it!!!!!

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