Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Those Wacky Dragons

"Game of Thrones" Mitts.  Photo by Beth Ann

Everyone is watching and talking about Season 5 of HBO's "Game of Thrones."  It's an involved story and brilliantly cast. I work at HBO and feel compelled to watch the show, but I must admit that I have to check HBO's Synopsis after every episode just to keep the characters straight in my head!
The "Game of Thrones" theme has shown up in the knitting and crochet world.  Just put the title of the show in the Ravelry search window for patterns and tons show up! There are lots of fingerless mitts with each House's symbol on them:  The House of Baratheon has a wild stag; The House of Lannister has a fighting lion, etc.  There is a House of Stark, "Winter is Coming" beanie pattern. The "Night's Watch" Shawl is quite lovely. 
Daenerys Targaryen and her baby dragon

There's always lots of talk about the character, Daenerys Targaryen (played by Emilia Clarke) and her gaggle of dragons. the items translated to knit and crochet patterns concerning these dragons are my favorites.  I LOVE "The Game of Thrones Inspired Dragon Egg."  
Dragon Eggs

The Baby Targaryen Dragon is adorable. The Wyvern-style Dragon flies. 
Baby Targaryen Dragon

Wyvern Flying Dragon

The pattern for the baby flying Wyvern is really fantastic. Somehow, these fire-breathing dragons look so cute when they're small.  Hah!  Just wait a season or two until they grow up and get all frustrated from being kept in the dungeon.  You'll see some fierceness this season!
Naturally there are many shawls and scarves that mimic dragon wings.  I love them all!
Mother of Dragons Shawl
There isn't a pattern available for these particle Dragon Mitts, but I'm going to figure them out on my own and make a pair!

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