My latest knitted toy present for my granddaughter is this Welsh dragon that I made from a pattern by Debi Birkin.
Her dragon is so adorable but I knew that with our Welsh ancestry my granddaughter would want a ‘Welsh’ dragon.
The pattern was only £2.50 and you can get it HERE. The dragon is so cute isn’t he /she? The pattern is for a green ‘Daisy Dragon’ but as you can see I have created a red dragon and replaced the daisies with a leek and a daffodil, the two botanical symbols of Wales.
I have always loved dragons and I have a few in my life.
There are six dragons on a brass bowl that is probably older than I am since it came from Singapore, where I was born, and I left when I was 10 weeks old, so it must have been bought before then.
This is a picture of one side and you can see there is a dragon in relief and also if you look closely an inscribed dragon below. This is repeated on the other side and then there are two other dragons on a sort of seal on underside of the base.
And a baby Welsh dragon breaking out of the egg that I found in a garden shop. He lives on the simulation hearth in my modern house as in the end I was unwilling to subject him to the British weather.
All these dragons live in my sitting room.
But I’ll just leave you with a few more photos of the knitted dragon I started with:-
a leek – pattern HERE
a daffodil – pattern HERE
and a last look from behind.