No better time to start than now, right?
Pattern: EXTERMIKNIT! by Peniwiper
Yarn: Vanna's Choice and Lionbrand Cotton from ze stash (triple stranded)
Needles: size 9s
Whovian craftters probably already know the pattern, it's kinda legendary. For those who don't know Daleks are the forever enemy of the Doctor. This is actually my second Dalek and it was my post semester project, started it on saturday after Matt's graduation on our way back home for the weekend. He's alot larger than my first dalek, Tegan and also alot heavier. I learned alot from making Tegan a year ago and put it to good work this time around, tons of mods!
As you can see he's quite large, also REALLY heavy, great for cuddling! As you can see he still needs something to stiffen his plunger arm, hopefully a zip tie will do the trick. While I was still working on the bobbles (OMG so many bobbles!) I had a thought that he'd make a great ironside from the current season episode Victory of the Daleks. Thus my next sewing project is a cargo belt pocket that will button on.
- purl one stitch between bobble panels instead of two. I saw this mod on ravelry and it prevents the tiny head they get sometime
- knit two, purl two at the 'shoulders'
- duplicate stitches on the 'neck' so it looks more like grates
- eliminate three stockinette rounds on the bottom between the decrease rounds (this creates a flatter bottom so it doesn't sit funky)
As much as I love them you can see the Doctor feels a little differently :/
And of course the scene which made all the fangirls squee:
"Would you care for some TEEEAAAA?!"
♥ Freckled Crafter