October Updates

Christmas Invasion Doctor
I am still knitting away. The extra yarn arrived for the scarf and I switched back to that. I just switched over to my fourth skein overall, the second skein of red. It means I’m halfway done! But I’m starting to wonder if I’m going with the right pattern. I watched the part where he’s wearing the scarf again, and I’m starting to wonder if it’s one chunk of each color one…

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The Abiding has begun

And already I’ve run into a happy accident.

Recently I started working on the scarf for my Christmas InvasionTenth Doctor. Since I’m figuring out the pattern as I go, I found out that I need two skeins of each color. I only have one. So I ordered more. But I was really in a knitting mood and had nothing to knit. That’s when I turned to my shelves and pulled a bag of yarn I’ve been slowly adding…

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Getting to work

Now that I have time to work on knitting again, I’ve decided to tackle the scarf Ten wears while going through the TARDIS wardrobe in The Christmas Invasion.

This scarf.

Yesterday I scoured the internet trying to find out anything about this scarf that would help me make it. Nothing. So I decided to watch that scene and try and get a screencap that would give me some more information. I got it!


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Upcoming and Updates - September

I thought it wouldn’t be a bad idea to regularly post an update on what I’m working on and a quick overview of what’s coming up.

I’ll start with what’s coming up since that’s quicker. First there’s Halloween. Right now my plan is Columbia in her pjs for class the Thursday before and Gaz for my friends’ party. I’m tempted to bring out Tim for class on Tuesday just for fun.

There’s really only one…

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Another DragonCon Down

And more lessons learned!

Don’t get me wrong, I had a blast! I even got to meet a reader (Hi, JH!) and had a blast at my photoshoots. I almost died in the parade. Well, not quite died, but it was really hot and really long and I was Ten in Nine’s clothing, aka lots of hot layers. I really don’t know how Nine cosplayers do it.

But on to the lessons!

I cannot do more than two costumes in one day if…

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The First Doctor Bathing Beauty’s suit is finally sewn together. I just have to add a couple of things so it closes and the bloomers will stay up.

Also, Harry’s new coat continues to inch toward completion. Hopefully I will have pics up soon!

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I am a sewing fool!

I am a sewing fool!

Last night I got my work area cleaned off and started sewing the bathing suit. I sewed up everything that I could and really didn’t want to have to cut more fabric so things would fit, so I started on Harry’s coat.

That must be the point where I fell into the time vortex, because the next thing I knew it was 3 o’clock in the morning. I finally collapsed into bed at about 4:15am, but the body of…

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I finally have a pile of pieces cut from black flannel and cream poly fabric. I have buttons and elastic. I have thread. I just have to figure out how to put them all together to make an Edwardian bathing suit before next Wednesday.


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Revamping the fangirl…again

While I do have a Tumblr devoted to this costume, I feel this is worthy of being posted here.

Let the Taunting begin!

Let the Taunting begin! Dr. Shannon Abbey is finished!

Dr. Shannon Abbey is a character in Mira Grant’s Newsflesh series. More specifically she is in Deadline and Blackout. Her first appearance has vividly remained in my mind:

She was wearing an electric orange T-shirt that read DO NOT TAUNT THE OCTOPUS, jeans, and a lab coat, and was pointing a hunting rifle at the middle of my chest.

Her description in Blackout was the final nail in the coffin:


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