Sunday, July 15, 2012

Knittin' Crap: Starfleet, Tour 2, Command Missions

Tier Mission Requirements My report
α: Chain of command is important in normal situations, but even more so in states of emergency. Knowing who is in charge and where you fall on the totem pole is essential to the division of responsibilities and ensuring that tasks are accomplished. In situations such as this where we are without communication to Starfleet Command, the captain is the senior officer in command.

Your mission: In reverence to this position, craft something inspired by a Starfleet captain.
The Captain

Captain James T. Kirk
β: With panic a possibility in an emergency, it is important for an officer in command to maintain a calm and collected demeanor to reassure the crew. By getting crew members to work together on specific projects and keeping them busy, you will give them purpose and therefore lessen the chances of a panic.

Your Mission: Craft something that promotes interdepartmental cooperation by combining colors, symbols, or concepts of two different sections (ie, make something blue and red to show cooperation between science/medical and command).
The Starfleet division colors blend to work together in this diffraction grating, which can help shield us from any harmful solar radiation on this planet.

Holey Wingspan
Holey Wingspan

(There’s blue, gold, green (blue + gold), and, uh, purple, which is red + blue.)
γ: Sometimes being in Command means helping out wherever is needed, doing jobs that nobody wants to, or tying up loose ends. It is important for a commanding officer to be willing and able to step up to the tasks at hand.

Tie up loose ends and finish a WIP!
I first began work on this mission for the last Starfleet tour of duty, but it quickly became clear that the scope of the mission was larger than I had originally anticipated and my other duties did not permit me to finish. I managed to finish it for this tour, though. This device is a flying wing, shaped for tracking air currents and with micro-transmitters embedded to send the data back.

Rose Quartz Shawl

The cat in the picture is helpfully holding the flying wing down, because it is prone to sailing away when not rolled for storage.

Wingspan pattern by maylin Tri'Coterie Designs
Japanese Feather and Fan Shawl pattern by IzzyKnits

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