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25 August 2007 @ 10:21 pm
All Finished  
I finished Remy's scarf today! Here is photographic evidence!

All I had to do today was put on the tassels. The most tedious part was cutting the yarn for said tassels. Overall, it wasn't too difficult.

Here's the finished product, as modeled by its dead sexy intended recipient! Remy seems pleased. It's not nearly as long as the original Tom Baker scarf, but it's long enough, methinks. The "real" scarf length isn't terribly practical, as those involved with producing Doctor Who came to realize. Sections of the scarf were removed every season due to wear and tear and what have you.

Remy and I love this picture! It's a composite of four separate photographs stitched together, kinda like the ones you see of Mars or Titan panoramas. This is the scarf in all its formidable glory, stretched across the entire length of our bedroom. To give you an idea of scale (from right to left): that bag is holding my current needlepoint project, and is the size of a normal shopping bag. The mattress is full size (no, we still don't have a proper bed yet). The silver square thing is my 13" laptop, Zaal.

So, that's it! I started the scarf in November and have completed it in August. It could have been finished sooner, but there were a few times when I placed the knitting aside for weeks at a stretch. I definitely got better/faster at knitting while I was making it, so one end is a little looser/wider/sloppier than the other, but it's hard to tell when someone's actually wearing it.

I do have a lot of excess yarn from which I could make a second thinner "for her" scarf, but I think I'll be taking a break from knitting for a while. If I do make a scarf of my own, I may be tempted to buy a few new colors (like pink) and make the "feminine" Tom Baker scarf that the second Romana once sported, along with a pretty pink coat. I tried to do a GIS just now to find a picture of the outfit, but I came up short. Hopefully, you're Who nerd enough to know exactly what I'm talking about. If not, then, er, watch more old-school Doctor Who, damn it. There's a whole universe beyond Russel T. Davies, you know.

I'll be doing a massive photo-dump soon of all things Pittsburgh.
Angel: here's a doctordeathslilsister on August 26th, 2007 04:36 am (UTC)
Fantastic! Well done :) Don't tell Jason, but I'm thinking of following in the steps of you and Sarah and trying to get (most of) a scarf done for him in time for Christmas... With this season at work being slow as it is, I might get a few feet done.
Ooh, and: http://lizbee.livejournal.com/627446.html#cutid1 (I love costume geeks!)
Miusheri: caffeine - by mindmyonkmiusheri on August 26th, 2007 04:57 am (UTC)
Thanks! Secret's safe with me- best of luck! =) I found these sites to be quite helpful:

Doctor Who Scarf

If you have any questions or need advice or anything, feel free to ask =)

Ooh, Destiny of the Daleks- that's the outfit I meant! Thank you!

Richard Dawkins is married to the second Romana. Holy crap! I can't believe I never made the connection 'til just now. He dedicates a lot of his books to her (she contributes to them a great deal).

The lateness and babbling incoherence of this post has been brought to you by genuine Dunkin' Donuts coffee, which we found at the grocery store today, omg! And there will soon be over a hundred Dunkies in Pittsburgh!
Purrsia Kat: wtgpurrsia on August 27th, 2007 02:48 am (UTC)
That is one rawkin' scarf. Congrats on completing it :)
Miusheri: girmiusheri on August 27th, 2007 01:12 pm (UTC)
Thanks! =D It was a fun project.
sageblessing on August 27th, 2007 02:51 am (UTC)
Love it, love it, looooooove it!!!
Miusheri: cookie_omfgmiusheri on August 27th, 2007 01:13 pm (UTC)
Squee! Thank you! =D