Doctor Who Scarf, revisited

A lot of people find my blog by web searching “doctor who scarf” or some variation thereof. For those who do not have access to the project information on Ravelry, I thought I’d do a post to briefly review it.

Vitals:

  • This is the pattern I used.
  • Size 10 needles
  • Yarn: Cascade 220 wool. To choose the colors, I took a print out of the pattern and a picture of the 4th Doctor and selected the colors that matched or were, at least, close. Sadly, the shop where I bought the yarn is now closed, but this OYS (online yarn shop) has “all colors in stock”.

I have to admit, this is not a project I would call “fun” or “stimulating” or “enjoyable”. It’s yards and yards garter stitch with random color changes and therefore, numerous ends to be woven in. I really had to force myself to get it finished. However, my husband was very appreciative and the look on his face when he donned the scarf for the first time was well worth the effort of sticking to the project.

My final thoughts on the project are here and you can read all my doctor who scarf posts here. Good luck, Doctor Who scarf seekers, and godspeed!

Speaking of Doctor Who, stop by tomorrow for a KI special in honor of Saturday’s series 4 premier!

Done!

I did it! I finished knitting the Doctor Who scarf last night. All that remains is end weaving (which shouldn’t be too bad because I wove most ends as I went) and tassel making (also easy). Woo-hoo! Check back for pictures and commentary. :-)

30 second movies

I admit that I often enjoy commercials. The really good ones are like tiny little movies–a complete story arc in under a minute. Yesterday was the advertising industry’s big chance to knock the socks off a huge demographic–the Superbowl. Companies pay a lot of money to advertise during the Superbowl–we’re talking as much as $43,000 for each second of air time–and so they do their very best to make their ads entertaining and memorable. Lucky for us, and thanks to the power of You Tube, we no longer have to suffer the Big Game to see them.

Many of the ads this year are quite violent and while I don’t generally condone violence, it can be entertaining. Case in point: Terminator 2. Violent as heck, but very entertaining. Most of the superbowl ads were OK. Here are my favorites (from You Tube):

Everyone knows someone like this.

This one has a great punchline.

This one was pretty good.

But I think this one was the funniest.

But the best commercial I’ve seen in a long time is this one which they say has been banned from TV and therefore did not air during the Superbowl. Too bad.

As a side note, I learned today that 1 cup of flour weighs in at around 4 ounces (depending on how you measure it), not at the 7 ounces I guessed. For future reference, if you have a cookie making method that makes really great cookies, don’t screw it up by guessing the weight of a cup of flour. Seriously. There’s nothing more annoying than having to answer the question “Well, did you follow the recipe?” with, “Kind of.”

I am going to try to finish the Doctor Who scarf tonight. Pray for me.