As you might know from previous posts - we are huge Dr Who fans in this household and since the 'new' series began back with the 9th Doctor - the lovely Christopher Ecclestone - we have not missed an episode!
Fred and I have been along to the Dr Who exhibition when it was in London, we have also made the Tardis for a school project on 'Time Machines' and Fred went to school dressed at the 11th Doctor - Matt Smith - for his 'film and TV star day'!!
We even own an inflatable Dalek!!
|Fred as Matt Smith, various Dr Who themed Birthday gifts, Inflatable Dalek and home made Tardis for a school project!!|
So was it any surprise at all that I wanted to knit the 'Bigger on the Inside Shawl' by Kate Atherley??
The pattern is available on Knitty.com and after looking through the projects on Ravelry I decided to work with the Knit Picks Gloss Fingering in the Winter Night colourway.
I have to admit I had started the shawl once before in lace weight and it was a disaster! The lace section had completed confounded me and I frogged it! However this time it was a lot easier in fingering weight yarn and whilst you still needs to have your wits about you whilst doing the lace section, it did make for much easier knitting.
I took it with me on our first trip to the UK this year and spend a lovely few days on the Kent coast in quirky Dungeness and made some good progress!
|A gorgeous spot for knitting!|
After the lace section however I got hooked up with other projects and finally I picked up the project in September, wanting to finish it for the new series! However that was not to be!
I finally got it finished last week. Its a lot of knitting but the little Tardis' (Tardii??) were interesting to knit and the yarn was very easy to knit with so the last part flew along!
The shawl is subtle enough to wear without anyone screaming 'Dr Who Weirdo!' at me! I did wear it to the Abu Dhabi Gaming Convention on Friday last week - just before our drama which resulted in Fred having to have his appendix out!! Because of that we did not get any photos sadly - but will try again as soon as Fred is better and can hold the camera up!!
So if you are a Dr Who Nerd like me - give it a go - its very cute!
Read more detail on my Ravelry Project page Geronimo!