I put the crown hat on Baby C the last few days while running errands. I can’t believe how many people stopped me to tell me how much they liked it. I have to say, I’m warming up to it. She wears it well.
Now the dragons. Or, rather, dragon. Singular for now.
In the car on the way to preschool this morning I asked O (my #3) what he wanted for his birthday. “Train tracks and trains. And a dragon!” I asked whether he wanted a hard dragon (plastic) or a soft dragon. “Soft.” Did he want me to make it? “Yes! And I want it to be red.” With wings? “Purple wings. And green and yellow and blue.”
You get the idea. We settled on a red dragon with purple wings, a yellow belly, green spikes down the back, and blue horn on its head. Oh my. Fortunately, in my ridiculously huge yarn stash I have all those colors. And many more.
I’m going to work with my favorite yarn for animals: Bernat Softee Chunky. Did I mention I like bulky yarns? For some reason I don’t have any of their “Dark Mauve” so I grabbed a dark purple of Deborah Norville Serenity Chunky (far left). It’s a very similar gauge yarn, but has a softer drape. that means it doesn’t hold its shape as well. I prefer it for things like baby blankets. It should work for the wings, but I think I’ll do the rest of the dragon first and see if I can find the “Dark Mauve” Softee Chunky in the meantime.
This could be interesting. It’s definitely going to be one of my more complex patterns. I can’t wait to see how it turns out.