October 24th, 2007

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Tardis in the making


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Shirley has posted a photo of her knitted Tenth Doctor doll at her blog Ramblings of a yarn junkie. Dey iz a poppin ups everywarez. EDIT: I should add that wonderful softie is not of my design. I just like to see that other people make dolls, too.

In other news, I have not returned to my regularly scheduled program of knitting and stitching. Instead I have to let this Doctor Who thing run its course. I've started a crocheted TARDIS that will be a huge 7"x13". It has to be that way to scale for the dolls. I admit that it it would look better knitted, but making 4 huge rectangles is so boring that I want to get it over with as quickly as possible. So crochet it is. I haven't decided if will have an opening door or not.

Here are some yarns that I've found that are good colors for a TARDIS. They are blues with a lot of gray in them. I picked Vanna's Choice acrylic b/c it was least expensive. It is rather shiny though. If I didn't care what I was spending, ideally I would do it in wool and felt/full it.

Meanwhile, I made the Master's head. He needs a couple more details and will be done. It is taking longer to finish it now that I am so distracted by the Ravelry and the Softie stuff. But it will be done. I have plans for him, yes indeed... Hopefully it will be surprising and amusing how it turns out.


Lion Brand Wool

Cadet Blue
820-110:
Classic medium blue

Lion Brand Vanna's Choice

Colonial Blue
860-109:
Medium to Brilliant Blue
Lion Brand Suede
(the closest to the color)

Denim
210-110:
Soft, dusty faded blue.