Monday, January 12, 2015

Knitting: Vincent and the Doctor go hitchhiking.

This is one of those projects that I'd been wanting to knit for a long time. I love my first Hitchhiker and wanted to make another. (It feels like you get so much out of one skein! And the shape of it is awesome. Whenever I make a small triangular shawl, I feel like I can't wrap it around my neck without looking like a bandit wearing a bandana, but this one hangs perfectly.)

I wanted to make it out of some of this Doctor Who inspired yarn. When she had a sale, I bought the only fingering weight that was available in the colorway I wanted, which was the silk singles (70% merino, 30% silk) in Vincent and the Doctor. (That happens to be one of my favorite Doctor Who episodes.) I cast on the day that the yarn came (back in September), but between making things for the festival and for Christmas, I didn't have much time to work on it.

I finally finished it on Christmas. (Coincidentally, I also finished a DW-inspired shawl on Christmas day the year before. Maybe this is becoming a tradition?) I'm really happy with how it turned out! I went up a needle size from before (size 5 needles), and that combined with the silk in the yarn gives it a nice drape and shine.


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