Posted By drsao on February 8, 2010
I keep forgetting to post a picture of a GIANT DINOSAUR that I knitted. In 2005 my grandangel Vincent asked me if I could knit him a dinosaur. He has always been one of those children who LOVES dinosaurs and can actually pronounce all of their correct species names!
Feeling pretty confident that I was safe and there would NEVER BE A PATTERN AVAILABLE for a giant dinosaur (because in my entire liftime I had only knitted FLAT things like afghans and a few sweaters GONE BAD) I said that I would be HAPPY TO KNIT HIM A GIANT DINOSAUR if I had a pattern. His mom, who is brilliant at finding things online, worked her magic.
The REST IS HISTORY – before long a pattern arrived in the MAIL – a pattern for a six foot long dinosaur (counting the VERY LONG TAIL)…..and YES this really is a GIANT DINOSAUR – just like he asked for. IT TOOK ME FOUR PLUS MONTHS TO KNIT IT AND I WORKED ON IT DURING ALL OF MY SPARE TIME!!!!! Vincent, who still loves dinosaurs, loved it (although I must admit that I almost fainted the first time I saw him swing it around his head by the tail – but hey, it was made to be loved – I was only hoping that it could survive long enough to get LOTS of love!!)
This picture was taken last summer. The GIANT DINOSAUR is still alive and well after 5 years!
I learned a lot of NEW STITCHES. I was VERY HAPPY in the end, that other than the fact that it was blue, it did RESEMBLE a dinosaur. Now, I ask you, why am I having so much trouble knitting a SMALL PAIR OF SOCKS (it is on my goal list AGAIN for 2010!!!!) And, just for the record, it is the ONLY KNITTED ANIMAL that I have ever produced although I did crochet one giant hippo and two giant rabbits!!
And to answer your question, yes, Vincent got a DINOSAUR QUILT! It is a Karen DuMont pattern but I put it together with my own setting. This picture makes me smile. You can tell if someone LOVES a quilt if they fall on the ground and hug it! :)