Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Boldly Going: Star Trek Tatting

The following excerpt from a 1958 White House document titled, "Introduction to Outer Space" sums it up:
“…the compelling urge...to explore and to discover, the thrust of curiosity that leads men to try to go where no one has gone before.”

If you are a Star Trek fan, the last line may sound familiar. It was the source for what could arguably be the most famous opening television monologue ever:

“Space, the final frontier. These are the voyages of the starship Enterprise. Her five-year mission: to explore strange new worlds, to seek out new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.”

Okay, enough geekery. (Well, almost.)

Did you know that Battatter has patterned a Tatted Enterprise from the TV show Star Trek?

Ha, ha!  My hubby will love it when I tat him one of these!

Feeling in the mood for something a bit avant-garde? A tad tribble-like? How about this?

The Erotic Object: Surrealist Sculpture from the Collection: the fur-lined tea cup, 1936

Let's have a cup of virtual tea together and share what brings us joy. See you next Tuesday for more communi-tea!


Crazy Mom! said...

... and boldly go into lobster and moose country....

Ladytats said...

I thought about tea while drinking my plain water at work. in this heat, the water is better with no caffeine. I saw Battatters Enterprise. She is very artistic.
as for the fur covered tea cup... eehh... not so much

Margarets designer cards said...

I hope you enjoy your cup of tea, I don't drink tea but I have a cup of orange squash to enjoy with you and I am sitting here tatting a bookmark.


IsDihara said...

LOL - the thing the struck me about the fur-lined tea cup was that it was considered to be an erotic object.

tattrldy said...

LOL! That's what I thought was funny, too, that the tea cup was an erotic object! Really! We must see things differently in this century ;-)

The "Trouble with Tribbles" is my favorite episode of Star Trek. Thanks for sharing that scene! A laugh is a nice way to start the day.

Battatter has done an amazing job tatting the Enterprise. Love it!