I’m basically in love with this because the corrugated ribbing reminds me of Ten’s Suit.
I’m planning to somehow change the chart to do a Ten, TARDIS, and Daleks marching around the top. Sometimes I think I have gone mad. I have never made a sweater before, nor done Fair Isle.
For my Paper Daleks:
Main Color: Bluebell
Contrast Color: Bark
Daleks: Doe for body, Black for plunger, Silver for weapon arms, Delta for eye, Oyster Heather for light-y-up-things
TARDIS: Delta for body, Black for top panel, Oyster Heather for light, windows, and sign
Tenth Doctor: Bark for suit and hair, Oyster Heather for skin, Lipstick for shoes, possibly Bluebell for shirt
Rose: Jay for jacket, Fuchsia for shirt, Oyster Heather for skin, Black for pants and shoes, either Custard or Semolina for hair.
2-16-11: I’m slowly working on this, I had it on pause while I was working on my DW scarf. Now that it’s done, I’m going to get back working on this. It’s not my favorite, I get tired of using fingering after a while, so sometimes I need to switch to thicker (DK/worsted) yarn for a little bit.
3-9-11: I’m already in the midst of the increases. Yesterday I found out that the yarn broke. Five rows down. And now I have to fix it. I have an idea how. Thank goodness that it’s on the back!
3-11-11: I buckled down and fixed the hole-- MUCH easier that I thought it would be! And much better, less obvious than I thought!
3-26-11: Has it really been this long?! Anyways, I’m picking this back up, and firmly telling myself that I will not start and garter or all knit stitch items until this darn sweater is finished. Which means postponing my Clockwork. :(
4-1-11: No fooling here, I’ve finished one sleeve and attached, and the second sleeve is done and ready to attach! SO close to the colorwork! SQUEE!
4-2-11: Last night I charted out all my charts with the decreases, and started the colorwork. Turns out that I scaled them WAY too big, the Daleks were 17 stitches across the base. :( Now I have to completely re-chart. Also, I need a skein of Palette in Black for the TARDIS and part of the Daleks.
4-3-11: During my re-charting I added Rose next to the Doctor, and as I need to order Black, I decided to get a few colors for Journey’s End Rose: Jay for her jacket, Fuchsia for her shirt, and either Custard or Semolina for her hair. I think I’ll make Chrysanthemum Mittens with the yellow that I don’t use.
4-8-11: Got the yarn yesterday! I’m going to use the Custard for Rose’s hair. So…. I need to do the colorwork flat. :( I tried it in the round, but the yarn is on the wrong end of the section when I get to it. I increased 1 stitch to use for sewing at the end.
4-19-11: Colorwork takes forever! I’m at row 14 right now, maybe I can have it finished for Series 6 on Saturday? Maybe….
4-27-11: Colorwork is going FANTASTIC! I got in a record 6-1/2 rows in yesterday, and today I got all the ends woven in! Well, nearly all, save a few that are the ends of colors I’m still using.
5-2-11: SO CLOSE! I’m working on the “Exterminate!” part right now, then a few short rows, and corrugated ribbing!
5-4-11: DONE! It’s blocking now. It was mostly done last night, I had just a few more ends to weave in and the underarms to graft. 102 ends in total!