Well, it took two years but it's finished. The Doctor Who Shada Scarf!
It is a little over 14 feet long. If you are interested in the pattern and learning more about this fabulosity (not a word but it sounds appropriate here) please visit the Dr Who Scarf website.
I chose Knit Picks Wool of the Andes yarn to create this masterpiece. If you are interested in doing the same thing here are my specs for the project:
1 Hollyberry #23419 (a perfect color for the 15 rows of Burgundy at one end)
2 Currant #24647
2 Tumeric # 25651
3 Amber Heather #23893
3 Bramble Heather # 25073
4 Almond # 25072
4 Thyme # 24066
4 Firecracker Heather # 23896
I used size 7 knitting needles as I felt 6 was too small and 8 and 9 were too big. This conclusion was reached after looking at a multitude of pictures of Tom Baker and his lovely scarf. Also, one end has a "light grey" which the Marble Heather # 25976 would have been good for, but I had already knitted quite a bit before I noticed the pattern called for a different color on that end. The finished scarf is quite heavy but oh so wonderful to wrap yourself up in.
The best part is this is a gift for Nancy's mom and this secret has been kept for two years!! THIS year she will receive this wonderful thing and I really hope she loves it.
You think this finish was so awesome that there couldn't possibly be more? What could possibly top a Dr. Who Scarf? Hmmmmm, let's see.....
Yesterday I had breakfast with Michael and Leah (Leah had said she wanted to talk to us about some "potential" good news) and, well, annnnndddd, welllllll......
We move into our house on September 13th!!! Oh yes....I almost re-injured my back doing the happy dance. Of course I have to now pack like a mad woman but that is alright because I'm hiring a moving service to pick up and drop off and all I will do is pack and stage everything.
It couldn't come at a better time. This couldn't have been a more wonderful piece of news. The elation won't peak until I have handed the keys to my humble apartment to my landlord and drive "home" at which point I will probably cry.
I found out yesterday that Leah's sweetheart refers to her craft room as the NCC - Douglas Branch and I really should post a shot of Leah's crafty space one of these days because it is set up so beautifully. I think I'll do that after I get the new NCC Headquarters set up.
For those of you not familiar with the NCC, it stands for Nerd Central Command, the bridge or steering room, main hub of all things crafty in my home. I love that there is now a Douglas Branch and wonder if other branches will open up as time goes by? Let me know if you open one or spot one on your travels, I'd love to hear about it.
I may or may not be here during the next two weeks, but while I'm busy packing and moving please do me the honor of stitching for me.