Meet Mya, a dragon for my baby niece.
Her name is from the novel Dragon Rider by Cornelia Funke – one of my favourite kids authors. I even like her more that J.K. (shhhhh). Thief Lord & Inkheart are my favourites and I wasn’t in love with Dragon Rider until I heard the audio book read by Brandon Fraiser. That made me love it. And have a little crush on him.
Unfortunatly, she looks nothing like the dragons in that book. If I had been a bit more clever, I would have made her silver. But don’t tell her that.
Mya the Reckless
Started: November 16th
Completed: November 19th
Yarn: KnitPicks Crayon in Green & Yellow
Pattern: Norberta (from Knitty again, I think my last 6 FOs have been Knitty patterns)
Needles: Size 5US (my new KnitPicks Harmony needles!)
Notes: This was quick and fun, though they yarn, knit double on smaller needles, hurt my hands if I knit on her too much. I’m not thrilled about the sewing up – the hind legs are kind of wonky & I think I sewed them oddly. But she still sits up.
I got the eyes at Jo-Anns, finally finding the safety eyes. And those suckers are in…ask me about putting both eyes on the WRONG side first. I don’t think a baby would be able to get them. And although I wish they were black & white, the brown looks fine.
I just hope my niece likes her. She’s very soft (the dragon I mean, although I guess my niece is soft as well) and cuddly so she’ll withstand many hugs. I will definitely use Crayon again for toys.
One more Christmast gift down! I think I have 6 left…