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Dec 19, 2018 13:24:19   #
katanamama (a regular here)
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.

Dec 19, 2018 13:27:34   #
Montana Gramma (a regular here)
Labor of love!
Dec 19, 2018 13:29:58   #
Wee Brenda
Dec 19, 2018 13:44:57   #
lainey_h (a regular here)
Incredible! That is one lucky grandchild!!
Dec 19, 2018 13:45:23   #
Nonasdada (a regular here)
very cute
Dec 19, 2018 13:58:21   #
Wow, you will be number one grandparent for sure
Dec 19, 2018 14:41:51   #
Magna84 (a regular here)
Oh what we grams won't do for the grandbabiesđź’• Great job, he'll love it.
Dec 19, 2018 14:46:19   #
Kay Knits
What an awesome gift for him!!!!
Dec 19, 2018 15:02:53   #
Beachgirl1000 (a regular here)
Nice work! And I feel your pain! I sewed a stuffed RĂ©my 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.
Dec 19, 2018 15:48:01   #
grtmema (a regular here)
He's going to love it. Great job
Dec 19, 2018 17:35:02   #
Dec 19, 2018 21:41:59   #
run4fittness (a regular here)
Very nice.
Dec 20, 2018 06:28:17   #
mcmanusp (a regular here)
Wow! You're the best grandma!
Dec 20, 2018 06:52:38   #
katanamama (a regular here)
Thank you everyone for your positive comments.

I believe knitting for the ones we love gives us higher goals to reach for and achieve.
Dec 20, 2018 06:55:48   #
betty boivin (a regular here)
But he Will love IT!
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