This Christmas gift for my grandson has taken more than a month to complete. This has got to be the hardest toy pattern I've ever used. Not because it's close to 40 individual pieces, including 16 individual toe claws, but I ended up making time consuming changes.
The instructions were clear with great photos, unfortunately I didn't want exposed pipe cleaners on the undersides of all the wings and tail pieces because I didn't want them to show and no matter how clean the cut edges were the ends were sharp. The solution was knitting a 'skin' covering over every pipe cleaner and that was time consuming.
Personally, I thought the legs were too long because they didn't support the body very well. I ended up taking them off and removing most of the stuffing. Then cut plastic straws the length I wanted, using two per leg that also had a piece of straw folded and inserted inside the open straw, resting them on a layer of stuffing and knitting around them to the desired length which was shorter than the original pattern. Whew!
I'm pleased with the end result. Toothless is my grandsons favorite dragon, he will be included with the complete set of How to Train Your Dragon books for I'm giving him for Christmas.https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/toothless
Incredible! That is one lucky grandchild!!
Wow, you will be number one grandparent for sure
Oh what we grams won't do for the grandbabies💕 Great job, he'll love it.
What an awesome gift for him!!!!
Nice work! And I feel your pain! I sewed a stuffed Rémy from Ratatouille for my little granddaughter, from fleece. There was no pattern, so I had to invent one based on a mouse pattern I found online. Never, ever, will I do that again!
Unless she wants another toy.
He's going to love it. Great job
Wow! You're the best grandma!
Thank you everyone for your positive comments.
I believe knitting for the ones we love gives us higher goals to reach for and achieve.