Sonntag, 18. März 2012

Doctor Who Scarf

I totally forgot to blog about this super nerdy thing I've done!

So, my friend is a huge Doctor Who fan (me actually too) and for Valentines Day I knitted him the Doctor Who scarf (well, Valentines Day was the original deadline I set for me).

A little something about Doctor Who and the scarf. Oh, this is going to be a little complicated. Doctor Who is a British TV series about a time-traveler called the Doctor. The first episode aired on November 23rd 1963. Whenever the Doctor dies, he regenerates and comes back but in a different form, which means whenever one actor is getting too old or wants to do something else, the Doctor dies and a new actor takes over. Until now 11 different actors played the Doctor and all of them had different "costumes"/outfits.

The fourth Doctor had this ridiculous long scarf. Originally the scarf was about 6 meter long but they shortened it for the series. They shortened it, made a duplicate, took parts out, sewed original and duplicate together, made a new one... etc etc... If you are interested in the history of the scarf, you can read about it here (Unfortunately, you can't any longer. The side is down :/). It's actually quite fun to read about it, even though you might not like Doctor Who.

The scarf I made is "only" around 4 meters long. I tried to find one yarn-brand that had all the right colours so the scarf wouldn't look unevenly kitted because of the different wools and thicknesses. It worked out quite well. The wool I found was a little thicker than it should have been so I reduced the stitches from 66 to 40.
It turned out really great and I got a lot of compliments for it (especially from the members of the Doctor Who regulars table which makes me sooo proud!).

Do you knit? Tell me in the comments below!

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