I knitted a TARDIS!

Actually, I knitted fifteen TARDIS. (It’s an anagram. In plural, it stands for Time And Relative Dimensions In Space.)


This was my most important deadline knitting all year. Forget Petite Purls. Forget Interweave. (And, uh, forget I just said that.) My mom’s 60th birthday is tomorrow and I had to get this shawl to her in time. HAD TO. I knew the second it appeared in Knitty that I had to knit one for Mom. This is a pretty big deal birthday and only the best present ever was going to be good enough.

I love Lorna’s Laces but I don’t love Solemate, so Georgia custom dyed the yarn for me. It came out perfect, of course.

I started knitting right after my birthday, and finished with more than a week to go. I blocked it, wrapped it in tissue paper, and mailed it on Tuesday.

Yesterday Mom opened it while we were on Facetime. Her reaction was amazing. I wish I could play it back again and again. This photo will have to suffice.


I think she likes it.

Happy Birthday, Mom!

Your Favorite* Daughter

*this claim has not been verified

6 thoughts on “I knitted a TARDIS!

  1. Amanda

    August 17, 2012 at 1:13pm

    My knitting group is planning on doing this as a knit along (because we are all tremendous geeks). I still need to buy yarn, and I need to decide what to do about the edging, because I’m not totally excited about the ribbing. This makes me really want to get on this!

  2. Amy

    August 17, 2012 at 4:38pm

    This is fantastic.

  3. ~zandra~

    August 18, 2012 at 8:45am

    I could not care less about Dr. Who, but good grief this is amazing! Happy Birthday to your mom, I’m glad she enjoyed her gift :)

  4. Ewokmama

    August 21, 2012 at 3:25pm

    That is freaking awesome!!! Could you do it again? For a commission? ‘Cause Jack is in love with Dr. Who!

  5. Cazzle

    August 26, 2012 at 12:45pm


    When Crystal was in Manchester a little while ago, I took her to my (new) local yarn shop, and bought a skein of TARDIS blue yarn, with this pattern in mind. I have since been wondering whether to amend the pattern, but I think seeing your finished version confirms that it looks just fine as it is!

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