It’s Thursday in most places around the globe, but today is my Friday! Luckily, I have tomorrow off from work, and I’m looking forward to a long, exciting weekend.
Start your weekend early with the first square of our Whovian CAL, simply called: Doctor Who?
This square is nice and easy–only two different colors to work with! If you’re new to C2C and find color changing difficult, try working with some yarn bobbins for each necessary color change. For most of this square, you’ll need a total of 11 color changes (6 in white and 5 in sapphire). If you don’t have yarn bobbins, you can make some following this wonderful tutorial from Mischief Managed or you can do as I do: take your skeins of yarn and a ball winder and carefully wind several balls of each color!
You might find it helpful to put a stitch corner somewhere along one of the edges so that you can easily spot which corner of your square matches up on the graph. In the picture above, you can just see my “Whovian Awareness Ribbon” stitch marker in the lower right-hand corner of my square. It’s especially helpful when you’re just starting out and you can’t see much of the graph yet in your work.
There’s that stitch marker again! It was a big help as I was getting started on this graph. I highly recommend using something to mark the lower right-hand corner as you get started! If you do, make sure you mark the location of your stitch marker on your printed graph–you can’t always count on memory for these kinds of things! (I know I sure can’t!)
You’ll notice that this first square for our Whovian CAL is slotted for the center of the graphghan. I picked this as our first square because it has the fewest colors out of all the squares,–a nice way to start!
Square #2 is an old friend of the Doctor–I hope you’re as excited about it as I am! I hope to have the second square finished and ready to post by this time next week (possibly next weekend).
There’s only one word I can think of to properly get us started…