Who? That's what I said. For those like me who are also not in the know, Wikipedia reports:
Doctor Who is a British science fiction television programme produced by the BBC. The programme depicts the adventures of a Time Lord—a time travelling, humanoid alien known as the Doctor. He explores the universe in his 'TARDIS', a sentient time-travelling space ship. Its exterior appears as a blue British police box, a common sight in Britain in 1963, when the series first aired. Along with a succession of companions, the Doctor faces a variety of foes while working to save civilisations, help ordinary people, and right wrongs.As least Dr. Who isn't a gun-toting, anti-social drug addict! But the main character does wear a crazy-long striped scarf and Spencer wanted one BAD. His wish is my command.
I used Tara Wheeler's free pattern for the scarf from Season 12 - apparently someone reknits this thing in the same colors but with different stripes every year (!). The pattern calls for Cascade 220 but Spencer didn't want even-remotely itchy wool around his neck, so I used Berroco Vintage instead. Vintage is an uber-soft wool/acrylic blend that is a step above most non-natural fiber yarns.
On Spencer's birthday, I posted my birthday wishes and a photo of the scarf on Facebook. His response made me cry: Aunt Julie, Have I ever mentioned how Awesome you are, because You.... ARE AWESOME. I'll tell you who's awesome. It's that kid! I've made a lot of knitted gifts in my time and no one has made me feel more appreciated than Spencer.