They’re Warmer on the Inside

I’ve been wanting “TARDIS mittens” for awhile now.  I looked online and found mittens decorated as Tardises (Tardi?), and mittens decorated with Tardises (what is the plural on that, anyhow?). I just didn’t find what I was looking for.  There was one front-runner, but I quickly found myself ripping it back and starting all over from scratch.

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In addition to the notebook I usually carry in my purse, I often try to find ways of sneaking graph paper too. I never know when I’m going to want to doodle something and see how it turns out, whether cables, lace or colourwork.  I had whipped out one of my home-made mitten templates at work one day and started filling in dots, and to my surprise…I had a somewhat roughed-in Dalek shape.  And then a Cyberman-type shape. It wasn’t too hard to come up with an angel.  The Sonic Screwdriver was a bit of a challenge.  After all, whose screwdriver do you choose?  So, I kinda mishmashed one out of a bunch of them.  It’s a hybrid.

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So I present to you: Warmer on the Inside.  Because they are, particularly in the snowbound weather we’re seeing in Calgary at this time. This pair won’t get to stay with me; they’re moving on.  They’re knit at about 8 stitches & rows/inch, using Berocco Ultra Alpaca Light in a dark blue and silvery grey. I used 2mm circular needles. They’re rather densely knit because, again, going somewhere very cold. I hope that the recipient will like them. I think the Husbeast will be particularly reluctant to see them leave.

I also included charts and instructions for making handwarmers out of them, so you don’t have to have full mitts if you don’t need them.

As a final incentive, I’m offering the pattern at 25% off until the end of Christmas Day (Mountain Time). Ravelry coupon code is “whovian“. Fantastic, Allons-y, and Geronimo indeed! 🙂