Author Archives: Dana Mekler

About Dana Mekler

Welcome to my zealotous knitting site! Please shop, download freebies, and laugh at my blog posts. I am a mother of boys and pets, a wife of 20 years, and writer as well as knitter. I swear as if its my first language, because we all need a vice and chocolate just isn't enough sometimes. I

Must Knit: Dragon

Dragon Taxidermy

My general life philosophy is that animals are better than people, hunting is not a ‘sport’ but a sociopathic disorder (the need to murder unarmed creatures, I mean honestly), mounted/stuffed heads are not “trophies”, and taxidermy is a vile perversion of the afterlife. But, knitting taxidermy, especially mythical creatures, leans more towards the art form, a tribute to the creature or animal, a yarn sacrifice instead of senseless murder. Dragons are a vital part of my world, being a fixture in the fantasy genres (LOTR, GOT) that rule the Comic Con universe. I found a brilliant pattern by Sincerely Louise on Etsy Sincerely Lousie Mythical Dragon.

Thank you Louise! I’ve named my dragon Falkor, from the NeverEnding Story.