Friday, March 29, 2013

The Post In Which Doctor Who Inspires Socks

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Rescue Me, Chin Boy, and Show Me the Stars
(Doctor Who Inspired Socks)

Releasing on Friday, March 29, 2013, just in time for Doctor Who Series 7 Part 2 which airs beginning Saturday, March 30, 2013.


When I saw this yarn, I knew I wanted to use it for an amazing pair of socks. The silver in it instantly brought to mind the sparkle of stars. As I pondered possibilities, the thoughts of stars kept coming back to me again and again. I eventually merged together several ideas and began knitting these socks.

After getting a couple of pattern repeats in, I began to giggle & commanded the attention of my 13 year old daughter Damaris (who is also a knitter and a bigger Doctor Who fan than I am). I just had to show her what was happening.

Because you see, not only were there the beautiful 6 pointed stars I had designed, but there were also waves that invoked thoughts of wibbly wobbly timey wimey stuff. (Here’s the quote for those who are wondering: “People assume that time is a strict progression of cause to effect, but actually from a non-linear, non-subjective viewpoint - it’s more like a big ball of wibbly wobbly…timey wimey…stuff.” The Tenth Doctor, Doctor Who 3.10 Blink)

At that point, we decided that these socks demanded to be named something Doctor Who related and we came up with the name Rescue Me, Chin Boy, and Show Me the Stars from this quote: “Rescue me, Chin Boy, and show me the stars.” ~ “Clara” Oswin Oswald, Doctor Who 7.1 Asylum of the Daleks

And if you’re not a Doctor Who fan, never fear! This pattern is subtle enough that you can simply call it Show Me the Stars and never mention the Doctor Who reference.

Happy Knitting!

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These socks are knit using the magic loop method (although the purchaser could easily adapt it for two circulars or double points).

Judy’s Magic Cast On and Jeny’s Surprisingly Stretchy Bind Off are used in this pattern.

Knitter needs to be comfortable with the following techniques: SSK, KFB, slipping stitches both knitwise and purlwise, yarnovers, and working with yarn held in front / working with yarn held in back.

This pattern includes instructions for 64 stitch and 72 stitch socks.

Huge thanks to my amazing test knitters: Amy (Knitnmom), Julee (Crojulee), and Jennie (javajennie). ❤❤❤❤❤❤❤


For the first week after this pattern releases, after you purchase this pattern, send me a private message on Ravelry (send the private message to JavaPurl) with the Ravelry username of 1 person you want to gift this pattern to and I will gift it to them (and let them know you’re the one who gave it to them) for FREE!!!!! I will process all of the free gifted pattern by midnight (central time) on April 10th.

In addition, for the first week after this pattern releases, for every 10 purchases of this pattern, I will do a random number generator and the chosen number/person will receive a refund of the purchase price of this pattern. I will announce everyone who is a winner (who will receive a refund) on the Geeky Girls Knit Podcast on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 and will process all the refunds by midnight (central time) on April 10th.

Both of these offers are valid from Friday, March 29, 2013 through Saturday, April 6, 2013 at midnight (central time) only. You must contact me no later than midnight (central time) on April 6th if you purchase the pattern and want to gift it to a friend for free. After that time, the offer will no longer be valid.

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Image Credit: Clara & Timey Wimey

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