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17 December 2008 @ 06:11 pm
Knitted plushy TARDIS, and fingerless gloves  
Hello! I'm a long-time lurker, but finally got together my photos to post.

I knitted a TARDIS from penwiper337's excellent pattern, and then modfied it to make some fingerless gloves as a gift for a friend.

It was a birthday gift or morebliss. It took me so long I missed her birthday by about a month, but she loved it!



I put it on a cardboard box that I made and stuffed, leaving the top open so the fabric would stretch into a kind of peak. I made the box too big so the fabric distorted. I wasn't happy with it but morebliss told me to shut up, and that it was perfect. *g*



Close-up:


While I was halfway through sewing the pieces together, my friend decided to try it on:


OK, the fingerless gloves. Basically I adapted the plushy TARDIS pattern on the fly, so I don't have it all written down. If there's any interest I'll put something together to post, but if you're a reasonably confident knitter it's not hard at all. You just knit however much you want for the cuff in K1 P1, and then switch to regular stitch and put in dark blue panels as in the original pattern. Make them as long as you can fit, depending on the size of the hands you're making them for. Leaving enough room for the 'Police Box' text.

The hands I was making them for are small, so for average sized hands you might just put some more plain blue stitches around the design.

(ETA: these were also a gift. Maybe I'll make some for myself next. *g*)

The pieces before I stitched them up:




And finished:






I cast off a little too loosely, so instead of sitting snugly the ends near the fingers curled a bit. I stitched through a piece of blue yarn and pulled it tight to combat this, but if you cast off reasonably firmly you shouldn't have that problem.
 
 
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orangey sodapop: old who was so fucking sexy.smercy on December 17th, 2008 05:49 am (UTC)
heeeeeeeey there, beautiful.
you knit some pretty stuff.
duckbunny: Dr. Who Ten/Jack *hugs*woolly_socks on December 17th, 2008 06:09 am (UTC)
Thank you my darlink!
Trystan: dr who mad here by gylzgirltrystbat on December 17th, 2008 05:50 am (UTC)
OMG, I wish someone would knit me fingerless gloves like that. Those are super-duper cool. You should wear them with a Tam of Rassilon ;-)
duckbunny: Dr. Who Ten/Master Gallifreyan phonesexwoolly_socks on December 17th, 2008 06:08 am (UTC)
Thank you!

Actually they were a gift as well. But I do kind of want some for myself! Maybe next winter. It's summer here now.
Monicarani23 on December 17th, 2008 05:52 am (UTC)
*squee*

Love them both but LOVE THE GLOVES the best!!!
duckbunny: Dr. Who Ten/Jack in your honourwoolly_socks on December 17th, 2008 06:07 am (UTC)
Aw, thank you! The recipient loved them too.
(no subject) - miche_boo on November 29th, 2013 05:50 pm (UTC) (Expand)
kimberly: Hewlett for Elevenkimberweeme on December 17th, 2008 05:54 am (UTC)
I love the gloves so much!

So I knitted one side of the TARDIS plushy and was aghast at how gigantic it was. I was going for small, like in the pictures. I'm turning it into a scarf (with just the blue panels in the middle and one complete TARDIS at each end) and getting thinner yarn and smaller needles to do the plushy. Now that I see the one you made, though...

duckbunny: Dr. Who Ten geekwoolly_socks on December 17th, 2008 06:06 am (UTC)
Oooh I was thinking about making a scarf! I put it on the back burner though - by the time I'd finished the plushy and the gloves I was sick to death of blue yarn!
(no subject) - kimberweeme on December 17th, 2008 06:22 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - woolly_socks on December 17th, 2008 06:27 am (UTC) (Expand)
Eireinn: [Dr Who] TARDISeireinn on December 17th, 2008 06:04 am (UTC)
Those are so fabulous!
duckbunny: Dr. Who Ten glasses peering at alien goowoolly_socks on December 17th, 2008 06:06 am (UTC)
Thank you!
cardiff_3cardiff_3 on December 17th, 2008 06:06 am (UTC)
The TARDIS is next on my list and I am so adding those gloves to them. I Love those!
duckbunny: Dr. Who Donna Noblewoolly_socks on December 17th, 2008 06:07 am (UTC)
Thank you!

I love the icon.
aoife: tardis drunkfailte_aoife on December 17th, 2008 06:45 am (UTC)
Simply wow! The plush-tardis is super-cute and the gloves are so amazing!
duckbunny: Dr. Who Ten geekwoolly_socks on December 17th, 2008 06:47 am (UTC)
Awww, thank you!
Lisa Deutsch Harrigan: Flashing Tinklisa_marli on December 17th, 2008 07:27 am (UTC)
That is Fantastic!
I like the gloves. Longer arm warmers would be fun too.
Properly modified the Plushy Tardis would make a good lapghan as well.

duckbunny: Dr. Who Master hand to head CUwoolly_socks on December 18th, 2008 12:16 am (UTC)
Thank you. :-)

It would make a great lapghan, but man would it take forever! I don't have the patience for big projects like that.
cinnamingirl: doctor whocinnamingirl on December 17th, 2008 08:05 am (UTC)
Oh wow, I love fingerless gloves, and I was already thinking of making the TARDIS ipod thingy. I already have one set of gloves/scarf that match tho, so i'm wondering if having those AND the ipod cozy would be a lil much...

These are so beautiful! I'm definitely going to try it when i finish the other things I have to knit for people...
duckbunny: Dr. Who Ten geekwoolly_socks on December 18th, 2008 12:19 am (UTC)
Thank you!

And yeah, the temptation to make TARDIS everything is strong, I know!
The Imperfect Line.: Fangirl Capspenguin_ford on December 17th, 2008 08:08 am (UTC)
OH MY GOD!! I WANT NEED THEM BOTH!!!
Kat: doctor (me)kataclysmic1 on December 17th, 2008 08:39 am (UTC)
My thoughts exactly! Especially the gloves - I'm just dying over them, they're so awesome.
(no subject) - woolly_socks on December 18th, 2008 12:22 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - woolly_socks on December 18th, 2008 12:20 am (UTC) (Expand)
penwiper337penwiper337 on December 17th, 2008 12:23 pm (UTC)
Those are all beautiful! Wow - that's some lovely knitting.

I seriously had no idea how big that TARDIS would be when knitted up. It appears to be to-scale with EXTERMIKNIT!, though, which amuses me far more than it should.

I WANT the hand-warmers. So cool!
duckbunny: Dr. Who Donna holding Adipose pendantwoolly_socks on December 18th, 2008 12:23 am (UTC)
Thanks so much! And thanks for the awesome pattern!

Yeah I was pretty surprised when I saw how big it was going to be too.

EXTERMIKNIT?

therru: Gingerbread TARDIStherru on December 17th, 2008 01:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, those fingerless gloves are really cool! Me like.
duckbunny: Dr. Who Master with laser screwdriverwoolly_socks on December 18th, 2008 12:24 am (UTC)
Thanks! :-)
Lisa Moulton: Acts of TARDISgigs_83 on December 17th, 2008 02:37 pm (UTC)
Aww I want a cuddly TARDIS!!

And the gloves are awesome!
duckbunny: Dr. Who Ten/Master Gallifreyan phonesexwoolly_socks on December 18th, 2008 12:24 am (UTC)
Thank you! :-)
gorengal on December 17th, 2008 02:54 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous work...those fingerless gloves are inspired!
duckbunny: Dr. Who Donna Noblewoolly_socks on December 18th, 2008 12:26 am (UTC)
Thanks!
dozmuffinxc: nine and rosedozmuffinxc on December 17th, 2008 04:12 pm (UTC)
Fingerless gloves of brilliance!! They're fabulous, and now I have glove envy. :)
duckbunny: Dr. Who Jack/Ten in your honourwoolly_socks on December 18th, 2008 12:26 am (UTC)
:-)

I do a bit now too! I have to make some for myself now.
dixon_ticon on December 17th, 2008 05:04 pm (UTC)
Those fingerless gloves are OUTSTANDING!
duckbunny: Dr. Who Ten geekwoolly_socks on December 18th, 2008 12:27 am (UTC)
Thank you!
Starrydancestarrydance on December 17th, 2008 07:33 pm (UTC)
I have never lusted after a pair of fingerless gloves like I am lusting for those right now.

I have SERIOUS glove envy tooooo.
duckbunny: Dr. Who Ten glasses peering at alien goowoolly_socks on December 18th, 2008 12:27 am (UTC)
They're pretty easy to make! And thank you. :-)
(no subject) - starrydance on December 18th, 2008 12:32 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - woolly_socks on December 18th, 2008 07:07 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - starrydance on December 18th, 2008 07:21 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - woolly_socks on December 18th, 2008 07:29 am (UTC) (Expand)
Green_Wing: dr who - fluffygreen_wing on December 17th, 2008 10:59 pm (UTC)
I would love some instructions for the gloves, I'm not a knitter but my mum is (I'm sure I could convince her to make them for me) :D

And I'm definitely going to beg her to knit me a TARDIS *wheeee* :P

p.s. hi from a fellow kiwi ;)

Edited at 2008-12-17 11:02 pm (UTC)
duckbunny: Dr. Who Ten geekwoolly_socks on December 18th, 2008 07:09 am (UTC)
Hi, fellow kiwi!

I'll see what I can do about writing a pattern. I've never done it before so I'm unsure of the format.

Are you still living in NZ? Cos that would give me some time until it's cold enough to wear gloves again!
(no subject) - green_wing on December 18th, 2008 11:15 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - woolly_socks on December 18th, 2008 09:34 pm (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - green_wing on December 19th, 2008 02:47 am (UTC) (Expand)
Lipstick Librarian: Donna shoving Sarah Janemorebliss on December 18th, 2008 12:32 am (UTC)
told me to shut up, and that it was perfect

That's cause it IS PERFECT! I get comments on it once a week or so from people wandering in and seeing it at my desk. (And I still cuddle it when no-one is looking!)
duckbunny: Dr. Who Ten/Jack in your honourwoolly_socks on December 18th, 2008 07:10 am (UTC)
*giggles*

I love that you cuddle it! It's what it's for!!!
Elvish Kitty: Oooo!elvish_kitty on December 18th, 2008 01:14 am (UTC)
Ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!
duckbunny: Dr. Who Ten winkwoolly_socks on December 18th, 2008 07:10 am (UTC)
*g* That's a good reaction!
redheadedali: Christmas TARDISredheadedali on December 18th, 2008 02:50 am (UTC)
Love the gloves :).
duckbunny: Dr. Who this icon goes ding when there'swoolly_socks on December 18th, 2008 07:11 am (UTC)
Thanks! :-)
Vermithrax Pejorative: Mad skillsfyrdrakken on December 18th, 2008 05:22 pm (UTC)
Ack, the gloves! Wonderful! Must make!
duckbunny: Dr. Who Ten glasses peering at alien goowoolly_socks on December 18th, 2008 09:34 pm (UTC)
:-) thanks!
chocoholic47: badwolf tardischocoholic47 on December 20th, 2008 10:11 pm (UTC)
How nifty! The gloves are especially awesome.
duckbunny: Dr. Who Ten geekwoolly_socks on December 20th, 2008 11:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks! :-)
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duckbunny: Jon Stewart hee!woolly_socks on July 19th, 2009 01:10 am (UTC)
*g* yeah I thought it was pretty funny!
Celeste: Doctor Who - Tardis Bluestarsprinkles on January 8th, 2010 08:33 pm (UTC)
I LOVE those gloves! I featured them in my weekly column on Fandomania:

Fandomestic: 10 Fandom-Inspired Fingerless Gloves & Mittens

=)
duckbunny: Dr. Who Ten geekwoolly_socks on January 11th, 2010 07:18 am (UTC)
Cool! I'm glad you like them.