I'm currently rummaging through my old pictures and I found this reminder of my agonizing attempt on knitting the forth doctor scarf almost two years ago. Knitting is not for me, but I had trouble sleeping then, I was awake for 20+ hours a day for several weeks and focusing on the scarf in the nights at least gave my body a little rest.
The scarf turned out surprisingly ok considering I never knitted anything before and it took about 100 hours in 20 days making it. Unfortunately, there are only a few occasions to wear an almost 4 meters long scarf.
I made a smaller version from the leftover yarn.
And because I'm positively insane, I started a second scarf with nicer wool in better colours and enhanced knitting skills only a few moths later... 😂
So let me tell you a story about this vest . . . . A long time ago, I bought enough yarn to make a #fourthdoctor#doctorwhoscarf . A couple of years pass and . . . I haven’t knit it yet. Realistically, I don’t think I ever will because long garter stitch scarves are really boring to knit (at least, to me). So I counted up the balls of yarn and decided I had enough to make a @katedaviesdesigns vest. (Never mind my yarn is worsted weight . . . I am increasing the needle size and picking a smaller bust measurement and hoping for the best. 👍🏻) I think it looks good so far, don’t you?
I had so much fun knitting this scarf, worn by Amy in Vincent and the Doctor and Vampires of Venice. The pattern was quite complicated, requiring increases, decreases, knitting multiple stitches together, and constant checking! To keep track I had a little book, marking off each row as I went. The entire thing had 15 repeats of 24 rows of pattern! My scarf is wool, but I want to remake it now in something super light and soft, like alpaca. I'll probably try another lace pattern though, just to make my brain work harder, because I clearly like tormenting myself.
It took about 3 weeks. Given that the stitch number changed from row to row and I needed to continually count, I'm proud to say it's pattern perfect! Not a single mistake. (Though the first time I tried, row 14 destroyed me and I had to pull it apart and start again! 🙄)
Next DW project? Maybe Rose's Doomsday gloves, they're pretty. Then there's this to remake, and the Night Terrors scarf to remake, and I reckon Rose's Boom Town scarf, maybe...
I'll be wearing this Sunday to #ozcomiccon (Saturday I'm NIS Clara) so if you see me, come up and say hi!
Fun times this weekend :) We tried to hike the Narada Falls to Reflection Lakes loop at Mount Rainier today, but couldn't complete the loop due to snow. The falls were beautiful, though, and we saw a few wildflowers along the road... I'd love to go back after the snow is gone and the lakes and trails are actually visible under the snow. The third photo is actually of the first lake! I FINISHED my Doctor Who scarf this weekend, and got an extra three feet out of it when the knitting relaxed while being hand washed, so it's a little over 13 feet long now. I also got the first section on my Batad knit (pattern by @westknits) and I promise that the colors look better with each other in person!
One adventure after another. Today we celebrate our 27th anniversary. There’s a band sleeping in our house and we are getting ready to go to a big concert. Yep. That’s pretty much us💏 1) Now-ish: Lake Chachuma Santa Barbara CA 2) Then 6/1/1991 Lake milstatt Austria. #cachuma#twentyseven#anniversary#blue#doctorwhoscarf#tardis
One adventure after another. Today we celebrate our 27th anniversary. There’s a band sleeping in our house and we are getting ready to go to a big concert. Yep. That’s pretty much us💏 1) Now-ish: Lake Chachuma Santa Barbara CA 2) Then 6/2/1991 Lake milstatt Austria. #cachuma#twentyseven#anniversary#blue#doctorwhoscarf#tardis
HOORAY! 🎉 I still need to block it and add tassels, but my #fourthdoctorscarf is DONE! All 1044 rows of garter stitch in assorted wool yarns! I started it last August, and was within 80 rows of finishing before I put it down in the fall. I finally picked it back up again last week, and voila! I'm thanking the heavens that I wove my ends in as I went... it has 53 stripes 😖 the ends will get trimmed after I block it (unless anybody has info on why they should be trimmed pre-blocking)
Right now, it's just over 10 feet long... I'm curious to see how much stretch I get once I block it!