Friday, November 02, 2007

A Fire-Breathing Dragon Scarf

Fire-Breathing Dragon ScarfIf I don't watch out, I'm going to turn this into a craft blog. Ack! With the cold weather coming on strong I've been sitting by our new fireplace with my fuzzy pink slippers and knitting away like a crazy lady. I'll have to post other photos a bit later . . .

I found this pattern for the world's cutest dragon scarf at Knitting Minnesota in a PDF file and just finished it. Get a load of the fuzzy fiery streams coming from his mouth. Could life get cuter than this?

Fire-Breathing Dragon ScarfThe directions are all there on the PDF file, but I made mine much longer than the pattern called for. Measure it against your child to make sure it's long enough. I also stuck with one green yarn and pink for the mouth rather than two different greens for the body and red for the mouth--just personal preference and a daughter infatuated with all things pink.

Oh! And I made the point on the tail bigger. I liked it bigger so that's what I did. I go wild like that sometimes.

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34 comments:

Sheila said...

That's so adorable! I wish I could knit but I have tendonitis in both wrists and elbows so that is a hobby I can't take up. :) I wonder if my boys would wear something like that? I have a terrible time getting them to wear winter gear but thankfully it doesn't get THAT cold here.

Ruth Dynamite said...

Very cute!

Melissa Garrett said...

LOVE IT!!

And here I thought you were adding another addition to your etsy shop - oh, poo. :-(

girlymama said...

That is soooo adorable! I wish I could knit!!

Amy W said...

That is cute, I am definitely going to forward that to my stepmom who loves to knit scarves...

Marie N. said...

it looks great! Her friends will be so envious :-)

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Janet said...

So what does it say that I want to make one for myself? Too cute!

Adventures In Babywearing said...

Oh my goodness- I love it! I HAVE to attempt this!! Is this photo the one you made? Impressive!! Are you on Ravelry?

Steph

Julie Pippert said...

I can't knit! OY I CAN'T KNIT!

My daughters would love that scarf.

Oh yeah and there is no winter here.

Julie
Using My Words

Magpie said...

I like that. May have to try it.

Cocoa said...

Can scarves get any cuter than that? Now I fell bad, again, that I don't know how to knit.

My Ice Cream Diary said...

Now that is worth some valuable time. I love it!

Melissa Markham said...

That is sooooo cute!

MommyK said...

That is SO cute! Learning to knit is on my short list of things to do. My mom knits and she makes my kids the cutest stuff!

Marie said...

OMG my son would love that. I wish I knew how to knit!

laura said...

That is the sweetest dragon/scarf I have ever seen in my life! I love it! Too bad I could never figure out how to knit. Sewing, crocheting, cross-stitching, etc. yes, but knitting, no! I'll just admire from a distance. Too cute.

J at www.jellyjules.com said...

That almost made me want to knit, but not for my daughter...my 43 year old brother who lives in Juneau loves all things dragon. I'd make one for him, to see if he would actually wear it. :)

Valerie said...

[ in Napoleon Dynamite style:]
Lucky!
I must finish these socks I started, before I start something as CUTE as that!!!

Heffalump said...

I think yours is cuter than the one they show in the directions... no offense to them of course.

Momish said...

Wow, that is great! I wish I could knit or crochet. You are so talented!

Mama Zen said...

That is so cute! I wish that I could knit!

Lisa Milton said...

You are so dang talented! Wow.

Lisa said...

That is a great scarf. I don't have any dragon lovers, but one can NEVER have too many patterns....

Lauri said...

Cute, cute, cute!

The Preacher's Wife said...

sitting in front of a fire knitting...

sounds like heaven....:)

chickadee said...

oh so cute.

Mrs. G. said...

What a fun scarf...please don't turn into a craft blog unless you incorporate your wit into the instructions.

Maize Hutton said...

That is one bitchin' scarf. My nephew will love it. I've been lookin' for something to make him for Christmas.

Where in Alaska do you live? My hubby and I used to live in Anchorage. We have a cabin at Lake Clark.

:-)

Geo said...

Fantastic! Maybe I could adjust this and make an alligator for my granny-in-law? (She'd like it.)

Lisa said...

That is SUCH an adoreable scarf! LOVE it.

I think I need to learn now to knit just so I can knit that scarf.

An Ordinary Mom said...

I feel like my blog has become overly crafty as well, and I am SO not the craft person, LOL!

Kristin said...

omg - that is the coolest scarf ever!

luckyzmom said...

Ditto. Haven't knitted since before my almost 3 1/2 year old grandaughter was born. This looks like something she would love. I'll let you know.

my4kids said...

I really need to figure out how to knit. That is really cute!