Thursday, February 20, 2014

K-9!



Since I started doing Doctor Who amigurumi, I have gotten requests for K-9. He presented a challenge to me, and I love doing people, so I kind of put him off. But if I could make a big boxy TARDIS, I thought I could definitely handle doing a little robotic dog.

I used several of the same techniques in making K-9 as I did for the TARDIS. If you own that pattern, you probably will see what I mean. I have to get really technical planning these out! There is a ton of measuring, sketching, really mapping, to get it how I want it. I can crochet in the round for days and not even give it a second thought when it comes to writing out a pattern, but the geometric shapes I have to do for these guys gets a little complicated.

Lucky for you, you don't have to do any of that math. I wrote up the pattern for K-9 and took tons and tons of photos so he should be relatively simple. I hope you like him. I think he's pretty cute, for a robot.

Download the pattern for K-9 from Ravelry or Etsy!

Planning stage, measuring and mapping...

Done!

Sniff. Sniff.

Tiny details count!
K-9!

And the original K-9, with Doctors One, Two, Three, Five, and a kinda creepy Tom Baker wax figure...!
Make sure you check out the rest of my Doctor Who patterns on Ravelry or Etsy. More (many many more) are coming soon!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Twelfth Doctor Who



When I started sketching out my second set of Doctor Who dolls, the costume that Peter Capaldi would be wearing as the 12th Doctor had not been released. In his first appearance he had been regenerated from Matt Smith's Eleventh Doctor, so had the same clothes. Last week the BBC released photos of the new Doctor's wardrobe and I have to say, I'm really digging it. Although there's no fun knitwear for fans to recreate, there is a real element of cool to his simple Crombie coat and brogues.

I made the Twelfth Doctor and the pattern is now available. Take a look.








We don't know much about this Twelfth Doctor yet. Are you looking forward to see him in action or are you missing Matt Smith?

Purchase the Twelfth Doctor pattern here. Have you seen my War Doctor? Here's the first set including the TARDIS in case you missed it.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

The War Doctor is Here!



Last year around this time, I was releasing my huge set of Doctor Who patterns. I took a custom order for Christmas and was thrilled to make a complete set of Doctor Who dolls, starting with the First Doctor way back from the 60s, to the then-current Eleventh Doctor, Matt Smith. Together with the TARDIS, the patterns have been really fun for lots of Whovians!

Starting out the new year, I've been commissioned to make another epic set of Doctor Who dolls! In no specific order, they will all be releasing one at a time in the coming months and will include:

Susan (First Doctor's granddaughter)
Sarah Jane (in her red and white overalls)
K-9 (because how can I the collection be complete without a robotic dog, I ask??)
Rose (so many requests for her!)
Captain Jack (and so many requests for Captain Jack Harkness, from Torchwood fans too!)
Donna (and fans of The Office can pretend she's Nelly)
Rory (planning to do his Roman Centurion outfit)
Amy (short shorts and boots of course)
River (and I'm excited to do her hair!)
Clara (I am in love with her wardrobe)
Weeping Angel (can I blink at all while I make this??)
Ood (this will creep me out the whole time I'm crocheting it...)
Cyberman (from the "distant future")
Dalek (what color should he be??)
The Master (there's a few, but mine will be blonde...)
Twelfth Doctor (hooray for the new photos! Can I crochet Doc Marten brogues? We shall see...)

and finally, the War Doctor!

Spoiler alert! I've already made him! The pattern has been released today, and he was really fun to do. John Hurt is an amazing actor and I love how this Doctor has so much character, from his faux hawk down to his half-gaiters (did you know those boot cover thingys are called half-gaiters??). He's got a lot of detail which is really fun to do (my favorite part of making AmiguruME dolls...) and I can't wait to see people start posting pictures of their War Doctors on my Facebook page or Ravelry. 

Here's lots of photos of the new Doctor...







What do you think? Will you be making a War Doctor yourself? Which Doctor Who doll should I make next?

Friday, November 1, 2013

Willie encourages you to crochet!



Just a quick post tonight, because this:





Love Willie!