Dr. Who projects and a new pattern.

Hi guys, I haven't posted in a while so I thought I would show you all what I've been up to. My friend, Camille's birthday had recently come up, and we're both really big Doctor Who fans. So when I saw the bigger on the inside shawl in the last issue of Knitty, I knew I had to make it for her. It is also my first handspun/handknit project. I've been recently been learning to spin on a wheel that one of my knit night ladies lent to me. I've been spindle spinning off and on for a couple years now. The fiber was a 8 oz batt of superwash merino that I bought at the Yellowspring's Wool Gathering a couple years ago. The yarn came out as a little thick and thin (between lace and heavy fingering) 2ply. Overall I think the shawl came out quite lovely, and awesomely geeky!

I also made here a pair of socks out of the Time Traveler colorway in KnitPicks Felici sock yarn.

Last, but not least. I want to introduce you all to my new pattern the Sun Storm Cowl. I made it out of Creatively Dyed Yarn, Mist (100% cashmere) in her Fifty colorway. I've got the pattern all written up, and now I'm working on getting it tested in the free test knitters group on Ravelry. If anyone here is wanting to test knit it, PM me your email, and I will be more than happy to send it to you. When it's ready it'll be a freebie on Ravelry as well. I'm just starting off designing so I'm trying to build a good pattern repetoire. I hope to do a few men's sweater patterns in the future to help fill the void. There are a few ideas floating around in my head; it's just getting the executed.

My photos of the cowl were too big so I couldn't attach them, but here is a URL to my ravelry pattern page:


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Britannic's picture

Great work! I love Dr. Who! Been a fan since I was a kid (and that's a very long time ago) when my father first introduced me to Tom Baker's Doctor on PBS!

Joe-in Wyoming's picture

As a Whovian of long standing, I really enjoy both of those items. I hope your friend likes the shawl.

Books, knitting, cats, fountain pens...Life is Good.

DiscoB75's picture

Your work is beautiful!!!

I'm totally going to knit this shawl. I saw it awhile back on my tumblr. I am rewatching the reboot again while knitting and am on series three.
Total Whovian here. Love the tenth doctor FOREVER!!!!

Aaronknits's picture

Very nice! Isn't ere just the best feeling when knitting with your own hand spun yarn?

Tatman's picture

Way to go and nice job on the shawl and socks. It is gratifying to make things for your friends who appreciate what you put into the gift. And to not use just any yarn, but yarn you spun yourself. I can relate to that. I too am a spinner(among other fiber arts). Hope she enjoys it.

I also am a Dr. Who fan ;)

superi's picture

Thanks guys, I really appreciate the nice comments. I gave them to her today, and she loved them, but of course I knew she would.