Tuesday, May 1, 2012

May Knitting Challenge

Thirteen the Lucky Dragon

So my brief for this month was to design a Friendly Dragon with Big Wings - and here he is!
(as chosen by our winner from the Matryoshka Challenge)

I'm calling him Thirteen the Lucky Dragon...

I've had a bit of a love-hate relationship with this one... Nothing really seemed to be going right and every new piece I added to the toy just seemed to take me further and further off course.

As I was jotting down my pattern notes, I noticed that the number 13 kept appearing over and over again... cast on 13... 13 rows of this... 13 rows of that... you get the idea.

Anyway, I was starting to think of him as Thirteen the Unlucky Dragon...

So I scrapped my efforts, and started afresh.

Second time around and things were falling into place much more happily - but I still had the name 'Thirteen' etched into my brain...

But I couldn't call him Unlucky anymore - because everything was falling into place EXACTLY as I wanted it to... And so he became Thirteen the Lucky Dragon!

Thirteen the Lucky Dragon

So, here's the plan for May...

  • Knit this toy from my pattern. 
  • Enter your project photo in this competition over at Ravelry. If you are not a Ravelry member, you can enter by emailing me your entry
  • Entries will close 31/5/12 at midnight, my time (AEST Australia, GMT+10)
  • Winner announced 2/6/12... photo of winning project will be posted here on my blog... and I'll also tell you why I chose it
  • The winner will then choose what they would like me to design for the next Knit-Along (KAL) which will be run in July 2012 (toys have been popular so far, but you can choose anything you like)
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SO... are you in?

Want to join in the fun?

Email me for the pattern to get started - pattern will be available from 2/5/12

Thirteen the Lucky Dragon

1 comment:

Gillp said...

He is sooo cute!!