Knitter and Doctor Who Fan Lisa Pinedo, made herself a really rather nice Bigger on the Inside shawlÂ recently. And that shawl went on to very big things.
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“I originally made this for myself to wear to San Diego Comic-Con 2012.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.