I did finally break free from the allure of the scarf, setting it aside yesterday in order to cast on for Richard’s birthday present. Every year I try to knit him at least one thing that is goofy; in years past he’s received a penguin and a felted jellyfish, among others. This year I decided, since we are both Dr. Who fans, that he needed his very own Dalek.
I started this yesterday morning; this afternoon I wove in all the ends, and this evening I gave it to him as an early birthday present. Here he is, Richard’s very own cuddly evil Dalek of doom.
The pattern is Exterminknit, and I used some random acrylic from my stash. I would like to state, for the record, that this project has pretty much cemented in me a deep and abiding hatred of bobbles. But otherwise, it was a fun project to make, and I think it’s safe to say that it made a definite hit.