“My nightly craft is winged in white, a dragon of night dark sea.
Swift born, dream bound and rudderless, her captain and crew are me.
We’ve sailed a hundred sleeping tides where no seaman’s ever been
And only my white-winged craft and I know the wonders we have seen.”
― Anne McCaffrey,
I have wanted a dragonet ever since I read Dragonsong by Anne McCaffrey when I was 11. I wanted a small dragon that would sit on my shoulder and croon into my ear. A dragonet to sing with me. But alas, real life ruined that dream.
Like Hagrid, I want a dragon.
Three years ago I came across this pattern on Etsy and Ravelry. At last, I could have my dragonet. I never got a chance to make the pattern. I had started the pattern one day at work but the beginning of the pattern looks really wrong. Trust me. Really wrong.
But last week, I need a pattern to work on Saturday night that would work with drinking bourbon. For some reason, knitting lace is really difficult on the second glass of bourbon at 10:30PM. So I broke out the Dragonet.
My husband teased me about the shape of the early project. Like I said, it looks really wrong. Like a warmer for a body part…..
But by later in the week, my Dragonet was taking shape.
His wings are a bit droopy. I added 16 gauge wire but in two pieces for each wing. Next time, I shall use one whole piece.
He is about 27-28” long from snout to tip of his tail.
Isn’t he sweet?!!!
I meant for him to go over my monitors at my work desk upstairs. Unfortunately, my Gamer Child has seen my Dragonet and has claimed him for herself. Snot-nosed brat.
Oh well, it just means that I get to make another one with the changes I want to make like ordering cat’s eye safety eyes or using frosted beads. Right now, I am trying with a much thinner fingering weight yarn and a 2.0 crochet hook.
I shall have my Dragonet soon!