Dan’s Doctor Who Scarf!

Wednesday, October 24th, 2007
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Dr Who Scarf

My friend Dan learned how to knit so he could make a Doctor Who Scarf. Check out how awesome it is! I’m so excited, this is the first boy I know to knit and actually finish a project. Congrats, Dan! It looks fantastic.

Here’s what he said about the project:

For this project, I used a bunch of “odds and ends” woolen yarns from my mother’s stash (so, I am not certain about weights, blends or origins), a pair of #6 needles, and directions from this webpage, though I reduced the total length about 20%. It took about 10 months and measures approximately 11 feet (40000 stitches). A suggestion to your readers [Ed: lol “my readers”], people wanting to learn to knit should never start with a project this large and plain, it was boring as sin. I’d probably knit again, mitts or toque, but nothing that big. So, I hope you get a laugh out of my shoddy workmanship!

So that’s a good tip, folks! Doing a whole whack of garter stitch is probably not the best project to start when you’re learning how to knit. And Dan, considering that everything was odds and ends, that’s actually pretty impressive workmanship! I can’t wait to see what he does next.

Now I’m tempted to make a Doctor Who scarf of my own. I was afraid before because it would be so much work, but I could just make it thinner and shorter and it wouldn’t be too terrifying, would it? If it’s just garter stitch or a basic rib, it could be a good lecture/colloquium/meeting project. Ever since this post I’ve been thinking a lot about meeting knitting etiquette, seeing as those are pretty much the only times I knit. Considering the percentage of old British men in our colloquia, it might even become a way to ingratiate myself with the upper echelons. “Why yes, I do love Doctor Who. Tom Baker was my favourite. Why do you ask, Dean Moneybags?”

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4 Comments to “Dan’s Doctor Who Scarf!”

  1. What he says about first projects not being too big is very true. The person who is responsible for my learning to knit (we learned together) is STILL working on her first project and it’s been nearly 4 years. Too easy to get discouraged on those too long, too wide, garter stitch scarves.

    This one is cool though, for a seasoned fast knitter it would probably go by much quicker. Or it could be one of those side projects for when you don’t want to think, just want to knit.

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    April
    October 24, 2007 @ 5:31 pm
  2. Yeah, that’s what I’m thinking; as if I need another UFO on the side… :)

    Comment by Eve
    October 24, 2007 @ 6:06 pm
  3. Really, I’m the first dude you know to have finished a knitting project? Wow. I’m just glad I finished the sucker off in time to use it as part of a costume for Halloween.

    Comment by Dan
    October 29, 2007 @ 8:03 pm
  4. AWESOME! You went as Doctor Who? Aces.

    Comment by Eve
    October 30, 2007 @ 9:51 pm

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