So I've got this roommate, right? (Well, actually I've got two of them, but whatever.) And it's her birthday today. So the other roomie and I (see, this is where she enters the picture) were clearly having some sort of mind meld and we both decided to give her Doctor Who-related gifts ('cause she likes that sort of thing). (Yes, I know "mind meld" is a Star Trek reference, not Doctor Who; I'm a TV idiot, but I've managed to pick up a little bit.)
Anyway, I am pretty freakin' broke right about now, so the only presents I've been giving for quite a while are the ones I can make myself from stuff I already have in the house. Mainly, this means I'm doing a lot of knitting, sewing and cooking. However, this strange Aussie chick called Briony (about whom you may have read right here on this very blog...) posted a knitting pattern on my Facebook several months ago which was entitled "Extermaknit". If you know anything about Doctor Who, you know where this is going. Uh huh. That's right. I knitted a Dalek.
I must admit that some of it was rather amusing - it's not every day that your pattern has headings like "eyestalk" or additional instructions like "you can also stiffen it [the arm] with wire if necessary, as long as the recipient is old/human enough not to poke his/her/its eyes out with it." The bobbles (which I am reliably informed are called "Dalek bumps") were kind of a drag though, they take forever. Still, I have made this thing, despite having only seen a handful of episodes myself (I'd probably love it, honestly, but I really don't need another obsession right now). Oh, you'd probably like to see it, huh?
Yeah, sorry about that... camera issues. You'll just have to take my word for it. And that, I suppose, is the most delusional thing about this post. No wait, I lied - I forgot to tell you what the other present is. It's a Sonic Screwdriver.
Call me crazy, but it really looks like a - erm - we're supposed to be more or less family-friendly 'round here, aren't we? Well, if you're hanging around us, you can tell exactly what I'm thinking right now and probably giggling at the inherent bad pun. Screwdriver? Really? Hoo boy...
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