|I chose the season 14 version|
Well, it took forever to get started because I restarted a couple times. First time because I had to change a color to one I liked better, the second time because I decided an everyday size would get more use than the actual size, and the last time because I didn't like the needle size. In other word, I was being a picky perfectionist - if you were questioning my type A personality, you probably aren't now.
I took a long time to start this project because finding the right colors was crucial if I wanted colors close to the real 4th Doctor's scarf. I also didn't want to order online, so I had to use what was available locally. Luckily the site I use for my pattern, Witty Little Knitter, has suggestions. Tara Wheeler, the woman who runs the site and put the pattern together, was great enough to list different brands and color suggestions. If you are interested in knitting any 4th Doctor scarf you should check out her site!
|I'm using an orange color instead of the red pictured|
I chose to use Vanna's Choice yarn. Once I had all my yarn I got started on the pattern. I am now using size 9 needles after trying 7 and 8s. If I do this again I will most likely use 10s because it seems like my scarf is going to be shorter than I wanted.
Speaking of shorter, I did decrease the pattern in order to make it more everyday friendly. I decreased the width and all the stripes by 1/3 their original sizes so I could maintain the original proportions as much as possible.
25% done so far! The light in my living room is awful, so the colors are off *sigh*
|Need to weave in those tails!|
I'll make sure to update my progress bar as I go - in case anyone is interested - but I'll probably only do weekly picture update.
Next up is working on a crafting project for my writing class. I have to do a demonstration; mine is going to be a freezer paper stencil.