So it took a [I]few[/I] 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…
[CENTER][I]:woohoo: [SIZE=4][COLOR=red]THE FIERY DRAGON SCARF![/COLOR][/SIZE]:woohoo: [/I]
[INDENT][COLOR=darkorchid]Rambling afterthoughts: [/COLOR][/INDENT][INDENT]1.) [I]If[/I] 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.[/INDENT][INDENT]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 [I]while[/I] knitting though.[/INDENT][INDENT]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.[/INDENT][INDENT]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: [/INDENT][INDENT]5.) Stitch in the round? Would save all that seaming, but dragon body would be round and not flat… or maybe just [I]sew[/I] up the seams like the directions say instead of kitchener stitching them.[/INDENT][INDENT]6.) Make the fire a tad longer. That’s easy.[/INDENT][INDENT]7.) Figure out how to get the teeth to point down rather then out. And make the back teeth shorter than the front. ([I]Ha right, had a heck of a time crocheting them they way they are!)[/I][/INDENT][INDENT]8.) Transparent thread is a Godsend![/INDENT][INDENT]9.) And lastly, I do like the all knit parts rather than the pattern-mentioned felt parts. [/INDENT][INDENT]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”. [/INDENT]