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Topic: Fire Lizard a la Ann McCaffreys Dragon Riders of Pern  (Read 3012 times)
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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.

Oh and p.s. LOVE the new photo uploading!
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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!
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« 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.

Jane2 - here (Janey other places)
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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.
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« 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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(Yes I know you posted over a year ago...sorry!)
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