This is probably the coolest thing I have ever made in my entire life:
I knitted the cuddly evil overlord for a friend’s child – who is apparently a Dr Who obssessive – from this awesome pattern by Penwiper. Turns out there are plenty of Dr Who fans on Twitter as well (who’d have thought it?!) and my Twitpic of it got a huge response. If only I’d known that the way to generate a huge following was not to witter on about music and cakes, but to post about Wanky Balls and knitted Daleks…
Anyway, this was a fun but tricky knit, with a whole bunch of techniques thrown in – provisional cast-on, corrugated (2-colour) rib, bobbles, i-cord, grafting, knitting a plunger and so on. It took 2 balls of King Cole Merino (one blue, one black), 4mm needles (16 inch circular and dpns) for the body and 2.75mm dpns for the appendages. Be warned – there was barely any of the blue yarn left by the end, and luckily I think I accidentally missed one of the long blue rows at the beginning, otherwise I might have run out.
The finished Dalek is impressively large, standing at around 9 or 10 inches high, and he looks even more awesome in real life than in the pics.
Happy Christmas, Lucas – hope this brings you much joy 🙂
PS: No, I’m not selling them. No, I won’t knit you one. Knit your own, or bribe another knitter to do it.