So, as you may have gathered, I'm kind of a fan of Doctor Who. And in fact the whole family is coming round to my way of thinking... so when I saw this pattern for a KNITTED DALEK I knew I had to make one.
Fortunately it was just before Christmas and I was also trying to think of something fun but lightweight to send to my brother who's stationed in Okinawa. Perfect!
This guy was really fun to knit. He took a whole day - I cast on after breakfast and sewed in the last ends before bedtime. The bobbles added quite a considerable amount of knitting time, which I hadn't expected, and they're a bit tedious but I think you'll agree they're worth it! (The pattern suggests sewing on buttons if you don't care to knit bobbles, but I think that would be even MORE tedious and would also make your Dalek less cuddly.)
Unfortunately I didn't get any really good photos of him, since I had time constraints before we shipped the package and it kept snowing, but I think you get the idea. I also think this will probably not be the only Dalek I ever knit!