Well, the ENTIRE idea OF Doctor Who has gotten into my head. I also feel that I must impart that my approach to the entire franchise is from a decidedly Anglophilic place rather than one of geekery - whatever that means anymore. And we all know what happens when things get stuck in my head, don't we?
They say you never forget your first Doctor and they are so, SO, right. Continuing in the Timey-Wimey tradition, the Eleventh Doctor - portrayed by the brilliant Matt Smith - was my first. He remained strongly so even as I tagged along following the exploits of the Ninth and the Tenth. The Ninth wasn't around long enough, and the Tenth was a little too lovestruck for me.* Whereas the ELEVENTH, now..!
It seems to me that this "youngest" of Doctors is - by far - the best of the bunch.** He's very young and very old, very silly and very wise, very familiar and very alien ALL AT THE SAME TIME, and he is absolutely brilliant. When it comes time for the Eleventh Doctor to regenerate, I will be the soppy mess weeping my eyes out over there in the corner. And those bow ties...
It was really only a matter of time (again, hah,) before Doctor Who mittens*** happened. Here's the first ones. Oh look, they've got bow ties on - because bow ties are cool.
Allow me to introduce my newest mittens - the first(!) of my Doctor Who themed patterns - called Bow Tie Mittens are Cool. You can grab your own copy here on Ravelry and here in my Etsy Shop. Care for some details?
Everyone's favourite time traveller just wouldn't be the same without his iconic neckwear. Capture a little of that timey wimey magic with these mitts festooned with bow ties in classic, masculine colours - the same as those worn by the Doctor himself.
Never knit colourwork before? Since these mittens only use one contrast colour at a time these ones would be a great place to start!
Know a Time Lord or Companion with larger hands? These mitts are easily sized up by going up in yarn weight and needle size. Please note that in this case additional yardage may be required!
I have been dropping hints all this week on my Twitter about the second(!) of my Doctor Who patterns to be released. They might have something to do with a certain large blue box...
* I was fully expecting to be swept away by David Tennant's brooding Scottish glare, and while this DID happen, he just never seemed all that Time Lordy to me. I just kept seeing a pretty Scottish dude with dark, shiny eyes.
** Yes, I know you like David Tennant better. He is very pretty.
*** Socks forthcoming!