Once I had the hang of spinning on my lovely new wheel, I trawled through the fibre stash and found some Merino fibre that was given to me quite some time ago. Lovely blues and purples, and I knew exactly what I wanted to do with it.
Earlier this year, there was a bit of buzz on Ravelry with a particular new pattern. Bigger on the Inside is a pretty shawl that is an homage to the TARDIS from Doctor Who. Whilst I love the idea of it, I really didn’t want it as a shawl. HOWEVER, I’ve long wanted a Fourth Doctor (Tom Baker) scarf. I had toyed with the idea of knitting one at some stage, but the sheer size of the thing seemed a bit ridiculous for Sydney weather. So I decided to take the two elements that I liked about the shawl, and decided to alter it so I could knit myself a Doctor Who inspired scarf, instead.
So I spun, and spun. Learning the nuances of my new wheel. I have discovered that it is too easy to overspin on it, so I’m going to have to learn to compensate in my drafting/peddling. My yarn is a little more energised that I genearally like it, but it did come almost balanced off the wheel.
Once the yarn was done, I sat down and decided how to effectively put this piece together. I ended up flipping the TARDIS chart on it’s head, so I could knit it from the base up on one side, and top down on the other. After deciding on spacial framing of the TARDISes (2 each end), I decided that the “Vortex Lace” would be the majority of the scarf. I should end up with a scarf with two blue ends, and a lot of wibbly-wobbly, time vortex purples in the middle.
While there will be no more scarf weather THIS year, I will be all set up for next winter!