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07 December 2013 @ 09:57 pm
On the fifth day of Christmas...  

Along comes the most loved scarf in history. The chart for the Fourth Doctor differs a little from my stitched piece. When I stitched mine I was convinced that Tom Baker always wore jeans tucked into knee high boots but I’ve recently watched a couple of episodes from his era and there were no boots to be seen. The same when I doublechecked by looking at costume images online. Perhaps it was just one very memorable episode that stuck in my brain or perhaps I’m confused and I was the one wearing jeans and boots while watching the original episodes. If only I had a Tardis, I could go back in time to check the facts.

BTW when I stitched this Doctor, I did Velvet Stitch for his hair and it gives a lovely curly finish. There are plenty of instructions online if you want to try it for yourself. :-D

The Fourth Doctor

The Fourth Doctor

therru: Gingerbread TARDIStherru on December 7th, 2013 03:43 pm (UTC)
Oh, no -- he wears boots a lot. I'm not sure about the jeans, though, I think he always wore tweed or flannel trousers. They also changed his costume a few times between series. So at first he has the burgundy velvet jacket and later the long grey coat, and he switches between the 'buccaneer' boots and plain shoes. The hat and scarf stayed the same, although late in his run they also gave him a different scarf in burgundy chenille, with matching coat.

As for most-loved scarf in history: I have it, the four-metre version of it -- I knitted most of it a few years back when I was in hospital with pneumonia. :) It was great to break it out for the cinema event of the anniversary ep! :D

Edited at 2013-12-07 03:47 pm (UTC)
she_who_mbo: pic#111702176she_who_mbo on December 8th, 2013 08:57 am (UTC)
Thanks for confirming my memory of boots. It's always nice to be reassured that I am not completely insane. :-D

That's the best news story I've ever heard about being hospitalised with pneumonia. You made something wonderful come out of it. :-)
therru: Gingerbread TARDIStherru on December 8th, 2013 11:07 am (UTC)
It was rather fortuitous -- I *had* started on The Scarf, so I had the charts and the yarn and everything, but I'd found it hard to find the time and focus to sit down and actually get it done (four metres, gah!). But when I got ill, that was the perfect thing to do. I was too ill to do crosswords or watch telly or even read (which is bad, when it comes to me), but The Scarf worked because it was so simple, just plain knitting all the way, no need to think except for when to change colours. :)

In a way, I was saved by antibiotics and The Scarf. :)

Really, The Scarf is the perfect beginner's project. It's just knit stitches all the way, no increases or decreases or other funny business, and by the time you've done all four meters, you really will have learnt how to do nice, even knit stitches. :)
KnitChick: Four & Romana II shipknitchick1979 on December 8th, 2013 12:35 am (UTC)

I may need to bribe someone to stitch this for me. :)

And yes, Tom sometimes wore boots, but always with grey trousers or brown trousers. Matt was the first Doctor to wear jeans.

I'm enjoying your cross stitch Doctors so much, and I'm planning to save the charts and then see if I can trade crafts with someone since I suck at cross stitch.
she_who_mbo: pic#111702176she_who_mbo on December 8th, 2013 09:05 am (UTC)
Thank you and what an excellent idea.