Sunday, February 17, 2008

Dragon Scarf Complete!

A long week-end in February! Family Day is Monday, February 18 – rejoice! We really needed this after last week-end. We were too busy with my son’s birthday party going on for knitting (or much of anything else) to have any presence.

I pleased to announce that I have finally completed my son’s Dragon Scarf! I’m very happy with the results. You will notice the lovely blue tuft of hair which my son wanted his dragon scarf to have. It’s Bernat’s Disco.
You will also notice two slits above the hair. I was trying to come up with something that would make it easy for a child to fasten and unfasten a scarf. Buttons can be tricky as well as long ties. With two slits there, he can slide the tail of the dragon through. It didn’t work as well as I had planned though. Apparently, it comes undone a little too easily for him now. I told him to just pull it through a little further so the scales could lock it in place. We’ll see how it goes.
I thought it would be nice if the dragon had glowing eyes that stood out. I used some yellow yarn in a satin stitch and red beads for the pupils. The puffs of smoke are just four strands of white yarn I fringed through two holes I made for nostrils.
On to a Moebius Scarf for my mother-in-law and hopefully some more knitting time.


busterwife said...

WOWSERS!! it is sooooo cool!! i love the slits idea. my son has problems with his scarf... : ) it really is the coolest scarf ever. it can even double as an awesome play toy!

Fran said...

Thank you, Busterwife. You’re so sweet. :)

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Neat little dragon.

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Anonymous said...

there is glow in the dark yarn you could have used for the eyes maybe next one.
the scarf is excellent and really like the scale affect thanks for new ideas
jojo canada

Fran said...

Thank you, jojo canada