Friday, August 31, 2012

FO Friday - A Dragon!

It's Friday already! Time to show off my dragon. As I said on Wednesday, I have been participating in a Dragon CAL on Ravelry! We've been using the Choose Your Own Dragon Adventure pattern by Stacey Trock (freshstitches). I finished him Tuesday night! My plan is to donate him to The Purple Stitch Project. He'll be off in the mail as soon as everyone who wants to has seen him! My Ravelry notes can be found here.






As far as a review of the pattern is concerned, I did have a few things to say. First off, it's fantastically written, as are all of the freshstitches designs. It's also really great to be able to choose how you want your own dragon to look! She shows a genius way of doing the color changes for the belly, and it's explained very well on her blog. (This is my first attempt at color changes--in knitting or crocheting! And I think it turned out rather well.) The only thing that kind of makes me sad is that this guy won't sit up on his own! Part of that is leg positioning on my part, but I think it's mostly the design and the way that his tail is. Anyway, that's why he's leaning on the tree in my photos!

Linking up with Tami for Finished Object Fridays! Check out more FOs on her blog.

-CH

13 comments:

  1. Oh, how cute! It's too bad you can't get him to sit on his own. Maybe he needs a friend so they can lean on each other. :-D

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    1. Thanks! I don't have time to make another right now, but maybe someday since I have the pattern!

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  2. So cute!
    Don't worry that he can not sit, dragons fly!!
    \o/

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    1. Thanks! Perfect for The Purple Stitch Project!

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  4. He's sure to be loved :) And what a darling he is! I love all the little details.

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  5. Oh my, what an adorable little dragon!

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  6. oh goodness is he ever adorable!
    you are the queen of crocheted animals!

    i'd not heard of the purple stitch project - what a great idea! i'll have to fish out some purple yarn myself! thanks for the inspiration!

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    1. Thank you!! And yeah. Vicki Howell started it relatively recently. I'm excited to be able to support it!

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