I’ll let Lisa tell the story herself…
“I originally made this for myself to wear to San Diego Comic-Con 2012. But while I was there, in line for the ticket drawing for the Doctor Who signing, and realized there was a chance I might actually MEET them, I made a spur of the moment decision to give the shawl to Karen Gillan as a going away present if I drew a winning ticket. I didnâ€™t draw one but my friend did!
I gave him the shawl to pass along while I waited in the front of the crowd watching the signing. When he got up to the table he gave her the shawl and pointed me out. I got a big smile and wave from both her and Arthur Darvill (I couldnâ€™t see Matt Smith from my angle). One of the volunteers that was working the signing snapped a picture of Karen in the shawl with my friendâ€™s camera.”
“I gotta say, it was a little tough parting with my shawl, but at least I can always make another one.”
Yes, that’s right. That’s Karen Gillan, the actor who plays Amy Pond, wearing the shawl. On behalf of all Doctor Who fans everywhere – and especially me – a massive thank you for making such a cool moment happen.