Friday, August 28, 2009

The Big One

I'm speeding along on what has to be my largest yarny project to date - a Season 12 Doctor Who scarf. (Ravelry link; login required) (I'm working on getting those cute little Ravelry icons to indicate that)

This is how The Scarf spends most of its time right now.

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I can't very well knit on it with children and cats running rampant when unfurled, but I did lay it out for a photo. I'm not sure how long it is right now, but I am on row 700 of 1042. At 50% it was about 6 feet long so I expect it to be about 12 feet unstretched at the end. And oh, it will stretch. And then there's the matter of fringe.

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I know, it's hard to see with those shadows.

This one is kind of fun since the edge casts an interesting shadow.

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The big blob in the middle is the shadow of the infant bouncer that Zee was in so I could take these pictures. Spike desperately wanted to walk along The Scarf like a balance beam.

These pictures were taken with the wrong side showing. I know that's silly, but I think it's more interesting. The right side wouldn't have those single beads of color exchange when I changed colors - it just goes from one block of color to the next. This is just a feature of garter stitch.

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I think the grey/orange transition is my favorite. The colors just glow against one another!

Lest you wonder if I'm tall enough to wear a 12 foot scarf, I'm not just making this for myself or for fun. My friend Barbara asked me to make this as a gift for her husband. As far as I am aware, he is not 12 feet tall either but I'm sure he can still rock The Scarf.

The particulars...

Started: February 18, 2009. I even made a spreadsheet to track my progress.
Pattern: The Season 12 scarf from doctorwhoscarf.com. What a site - they also have some interesting history of The Scarf.
Yarn: Knitpicks Wool of the Andes in red, mist, thyme, chestnut, snickerdoodle, pumpkin, and amethyst heather. I just listed those colors from memory.
Needles: Size 8 circular aluminum Boye needles. This needle is a workhorse and perfect for the job.

One of the coolest things about this project is the scarf bar. Some intrepid soul built the Scarf-o-matic, and because of this very smart idea I can tell you that this is how far along I am.



Brilliant!!

My goal is to finish by the end of October so that I can weave in ends and fringe in time to deliver the scarf by the deadline, early December. But if I can get finished earlier, so much the better!

2 comments:

  1. It looks beautiful! Martin is going to love it!

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  2. I just love that scarf!! So much fun.

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