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Marni
12-26-2007, 10:07 PM
So it took a few months to complete. Knit some start something new, knit some more. Attach a piece; work on something else. Assemble remaining pieces on Christmas Eve for gifting the next day... You know how it goes!
Without further rambling....

:woohoo: THE FIERY DRAGON SCARF!:woohoo:
http://img183.imageshack.us/img183/663/dragonondeckrailcq1.jpg

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PATTERN: Fun Knits for Kids (http://funknitsforkids.com/2007/01/10/dragonscarf.aspx)
My Previous Posts regarding Fiery Dragon Scarf: 02-04-2007 (http://www.knittinghelp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=53033&highlight=FIERY+DRAGON)

Rambling afterthoughts: 1.) If I were to make another. I like the yarn, but buy 2 skeins of the variegated because I'd rather not use the pink parts, but like the rest.2.) Definitely keep the stitches live where the eyes go since I wound up picking up 12 sts on 2 adjacent rows anyway which was a pain. This will take thought while knitting though.3.) Assemble the fire to the red mouth prior to adding it to the head. Because I wound up stitching a line across the red part to conceal the insertion of the fire and post assembly this made it difficult to get to.4.) consider knitting two at a time for front and back because the bottom stretched quite a bit with that pattern and I forgot how many rows I did for the front when beginning the bottom. :oops: 5.) Stitch in the round? Would save all that seaming, but dragon body would be round and not flat... or maybe just sew up the seams like the directions say instead of kitchener stitching them.6.) Make the fire a tad longer. That's easy.7.) Figure out how to get the teeth to point down rather then out. And make the back teeth shorter than the front. (Ha right, had a heck of a time crocheting them they way they are!)8.) Transparent thread is a Godsend!9.) And lastly, I do like the all knit parts rather than the pattern-mentioned felt parts. 10.) When people ask you how long it took, LIE and tell them it was a breeze rather than this year's response of "forever".

Debbie
12-26-2007, 10:44 PM
That is so cute! Great job! Your knight in shinning armor with his dragon is a real cutie.

Jaxhil
12-26-2007, 10:53 PM
:cheering:

Wow! That looks great, how cool!

Lima
12-26-2007, 11:39 PM
WOW!Scarf and toy in one!:cheering:

bethany
12-26-2007, 11:42 PM
VERY cute! Thanks for the rambling afterthoughts too!

twowackykids
12-27-2007, 12:14 AM
That is awesome. I wish I knew a kid to make it for, but right now they are all too little for such a big scarf!

callmesusan
12-27-2007, 12:28 AM
Waaaay cool! I love the fire.

The.Knitter
12-27-2007, 12:45 AM
Fantastic job for a fantastic little man. Congrats! It looks wonderful an so does your boy.

treehugger14
12-27-2007, 01:17 AM
That's really cool. I might just do it....

Foxyie
12-27-2007, 01:37 AM
wowz that is really neat!

KnittingNat
12-27-2007, 01:12 PM
That's so cute!!! I :heart: it and so does the model/receipient:thumbsup:

ah
12-29-2007, 12:37 PM
Wonderful!

Ronda
12-29-2007, 12:40 PM
That is sooooooo cool. Just awesome.

Marni
12-29-2007, 09:49 PM
Thanks for all the nice replies!

MerigoldinWA
12-29-2007, 10:12 PM
Great scarf. Life should have a lot of this fun stuff. It looks like your son is VERY pleased with it.

auburnchick
12-29-2007, 10:14 PM
What a cute scarf! You are much braver than me to tackle such a difficult project!

Spiffy McSpifferson
12-30-2007, 06:03 PM
Wow your son is so lucky to have someone in their life that would take on such an intimidating project for them. I love that scarf.

brookehanna
01-03-2008, 12:40 PM
Great Job Marni! Your scarf is one of my favorites that I've seen completed. I love that you knitted the eye detail and teeth. Very cool. Don't be intimidated by the pattern, ladies. The knitting isn't too hard. It's just the finishing that takes time. Congrats on finishing it!!
Brooke (pattern author)

dustinac
01-03-2008, 07:46 PM
:happydance: how cute!! It looks great :thumbsup:

ArtLady1981
01-05-2008, 03:22 AM
Oh my o my! This is just too way cute! I just love all these knitted things for kids these days! Those designers really rock!

Your knitting is just wonderful! :heart: Thanks for sharing your work and your family with us!

Slim
01-07-2008, 09:10 PM
How cute is that!? I love it, and my grandson would too!

CafeAlaStef
01-08-2008, 11:13 AM
Amazing, my little brother would LOVE that. I just started knitting though so that might be a project for later..

Jen17
01-08-2008, 11:33 AM
VERY cool! He must have loved it! Really like the "fire":cheering:

Jen

Maddison
01-08-2008, 04:14 PM
OOH! I love the way that turned out. I made some from my boss when I found the pattern on your original posting. They're well loved.

SusanAnn
01-08-2008, 04:28 PM
That is amazing, and the model is very cute! It's also a great inspiration for me to keep going with my knitting whilest my youngest son is still the right age to enjoy something like this:mrgreen:

dmknits
01-13-2008, 05:49 PM
What a cute scarf!

Newbie2Knitting
01-13-2008, 10:37 PM
I *love* that scarf!!!