Sounds like a book title, doesn’t it? Well, (surprise!) it’s a knitting project instead. This is Fiber Friday, after all.
I knit this dragon out of Noro Kureyon Sock from my stash. It used about half a skein. I’m not actually sure what to do with it now that it’s done, but when I saw the pattern, I just had to cast on. The pattern is called Doughty Dragon and it’s a free Ravelry download. (That’s a Ravelry link.)
Above, he is clearly as outraged as I am that some squirrel has sampled my pumpkin two weeks before Halloween.
Here, he looks like he’s going to eat something off the steps. (Bad dragon!)
I seriously lost my enthusiasm after making the body of the dragon – I think the toes nearly finished me – so he’s been waiting headless for me to get back to him. This summer, I made his head, then he waited in two parts – because I didn’t enjoy making the teeth and still think I did them wrong – until about two weeks ago. I was trying to clean up my office, and there he was, on the floor, in parts. How sad. I picked up my needles and worked away on those back scales – which I also did wrong. There’s supposed to be two rows, and you’re supposed to pick up every second stitch on the back as you go – alternating would be a good idea – but I misread it and picked up every stitch. Rather than frog back, I just kept going but only did a single row of scales.
Trust me. By then I was done with this project. It was fiddly knitting and slow going.
I think his back scales look good, even if they are wrong!
Making this dragon took even longer than I thought: when I went back into Ravelry to mark my project done, I saw that I’d cast on in July 2015. More than three years to completion! Ha. I won’t be making another one of these.
Although he is kind of cute, isn’t he? I have to find him a perch in my office.
What do you think?