Monday, 20 January 2014

Exterminate!

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!

1 comment:

  1. How did you keep the eye piece from collapsing? That's hilarious... the best Dalek ever <3

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