Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Exploding TARDIS

I have this obsession with the new Doctor Who. I really liked the 9th Doctor. I loved the 10th Doctor. I'm absolutely crazy about the 11th Doctor.

Why am I sharing this? Well, a few years back I got my hands on a gorgeous limited edition skein of Starry, Starry Night from the Three Irish Girls:

The gorgeous skein, photo from Three Irish Girls
The original inspiration, by Van Gogh

It was a gorgeous hank of yarn and I knew it was destined for something special. It sat in my stash for years, waiting for the right project which never seemed to come along.

And then...this happened:

See the little TARDIS in the sky?

And I saw this:

And then...it explodes.

And it all just clicked. My Starry, Starry Night needed to become Exploding TARDIS Socks. I dug through my stash and found a gorgeous (and perfectly matching!) skein of Cian, a bright yellow semi-solid from Three Irish Girls and set to work while on a road trip to New Jersey. By the time I got home, I had these:

My AWESOME Exploding TARDIS Socks.

 What great bits of nerdery have y'all engaged in?

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