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« on: September 21, 2012 03:00:01 PM »

A new coworker asked me if I had ever read the Dragonriders series and it made me remember my mom reading them to me as a little girl.

In the books there are big ride-able dragons but there are also small "firelizards" which are like pets. I wanted a fire lizard so bad. Well I got to reminiscing and now that I (kind of) know how to knit I decided to try my hand at making one.

I used a lot of other patterns as a reference point but mostly "sculpted" as I went along.
I used this frog pattern but made the neck longer and once I got to the body I abandoned it all together. http://www.frogvsfungus.com/2012/04/08/knitted-frog-pattern-for-save-the-frogs-day/
And I used this edging pattern for the fins but the yarn I used didn't come out so "finny". http://feraljane.blogspot.com/2011/06/its-only-been-10-months.html
And I used this pattern for the wings. http://tashyys.blogspot.se/2012/06/vingar-till-flynn-swamp-dragon-wings.html
All knitted in a scrap of bamboo/wool I got a year ago in a bargain bin.

 I decided to give him to my coworker as a thank you because she reminded me of some of my fvorite books, but this was the only box I could find at work.

So I made my own labels. I am now a fire lizard breeder  Cheesy

I can't wait to make my next one. You know how it goes, you try something and by the end you have ten ways to improve on it.

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« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2012 04:43:04 PM »

oh my god this is possibly the most awesome thing ever,
my mom read me the books too! and i always wanted one!

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« Reply #2 on: September 22, 2012 04:13:14 AM »

Stunning. Exactly right. I hope you make some more
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« Reply #3 on: September 22, 2012 04:53:07 AM »

Lovely! He's a beautiful baby fire-lizard, the colour you used is perfect. I hope you make a whole fair of them!

« Reply #4 on: September 23, 2012 10:54:23 AM »

Ahhh. How wonderful!
And you've caught the essence of a bronze fire lizard too.
(At least I think you have.)

Has it told you what its name is yet?

Are you going to show it too a McCaffrey? To Todd?
Don't know whether you know but his mother, Anne McCaffrey, died a year or so ago.
(I am taking part in a reading challenge - to read the Pern books, a certain number of them.)

Hopefully you kept note of the pattern you made up - so you can produce another fire lizard.

Thank you for showing it to us.

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« Reply #5 on: September 23, 2012 11:03:53 AM »

Alas I gave him away but the person I gave him to said she named him Zeus. I'm already almost done with the second. Making these is so much fun.

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« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2012 09:19:04 AM »

I love him! So cute and full of awesome.

« Reply #7 on: April 24, 2013 12:25:43 PM »

*squeals* Loved the fire lizards in the Dragonrider books! Yours in spot-on and adorable besides.
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« Reply #8 on: October 12, 2013 05:37:50 AM »

I'm in love! I've only recently come across the books, but thoroughly enjoyed them, even at 30 years old lol!

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