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30 October 2006 @ 12:43 pm
Now if only I could build a TARDIS...  
This will be Remy's "fun" Xmas present this year, as opposed to the practical not-as-fun stuff he's also getting. Ostensibly it's for this Xmas, but seeing as I knit with all the haste and skill of your average garden slug, I probably won't be done with it 'til closer to next Xmas.

Yes, he already knows about it, 'cause a) he's going to see me knitting it- duh and b) I wasn't about to embark on such an endeavor if he wasn't interested!

So I'm working on gathering supplies as suggested on the site. I found an online vendor for the yarn, and will probably order that (along with a new set of needles, 'cause I have no idea where the old set is, and they're probably not long enough anyway) when I get home.

Now if only I could remember how to cast! Confound it, my plans foiled ere they could begin! ::shakes fists::

manycolored, you made one of these quite speedily and well! Any hard-earned advice you care to pass on? ;)
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Aikidoka, dreamer, seeker, general purpose geekmanycolored on October 30th, 2006 06:15 pm (UTC)
The only thing I can think of is to check for dropped stitches at the end of every line very conscientiously. I missed one and found it 8 feet later. *weeps*
Miusheri: cookie_omfgmiusheri on October 30th, 2006 06:44 pm (UTC)
O.O Oh no! What'd you have to do to fix it?

I've done similar things with counted cross-stitch- like base whole big parts of my pattern around one cluster of color I stitched early on, only to find that I counted one stitch off on that cluster, and now the entire pattern is FUBAR. =O That's my predicament with my current pattern. That, as well as a lack of a good light source, and my floss' never-ending tendency to form knots on the back after only a few stitches. I never notice until I'm many more stitches along, and then the perfectionist in me demands that I rip all the intervening stitches out to get back and untangle that knot (if it's even possible). By that point, I quit in frustration. >.<

And let's not get into what cats like to do with floss/yarn...
Aikidoka, dreamer, seeker, general purpose geekmanycolored on October 30th, 2006 06:54 pm (UTC)
I cheated. I used a crochet hook to pull the loop back where it should be, then I tacked it in place with a single ply of the yarn, threaded into a tapestry needle. It was invisible when I was done, so I guess all's well that ends well.
Miusherimiusheri on October 30th, 2006 07:52 pm (UTC)
I don't consider that "cheating" so much as "sanity preservation." I was thinking I'd fix something like that by finding matching thread and stitching/tacking it into inconspicuousness, but your fix sounds a lot nicer!
Ellie: failed perfectionellie on October 30th, 2006 06:59 pm (UTC)
Oh, you lucky people who can knit!! I end up tied to the couch, unable to move. Things involving focus and coordination, never been so much my bag.
Lisa Maesielisamaesie on October 30th, 2006 07:45 pm (UTC)
I'm not very good at knitting! I do counted cross stitch, and I can crochet. But last year I knitted Jonathan a Jayne hat. It curls up a bit on the ear flaps but he loves it.
Miusherimiusheri on October 30th, 2006 07:49 pm (UTC)
Hehe, awesome!! The scene with the hat is, by far, my favorite Jayne moment in the series =)

I'm not terribly good at knitting either, but this scarf should give me loads of practice ;)