Having made two pairs of socks with the lovely Game of Thrones-inspired yarns from Bumblebee Acres Farms, I was a sucker for a couple more skeins before they discontinued sales. One here in Brienne of Tarth:
Although I don’t know the characters, I was pretty sure that the beautiful blues, cream, and slight silvery glitter of the Daenerys Targaryen colorway would be suitable for a very special soon-to-be-17 niece, who just happens to be a HUGE Game of Thrones fan.
I’m not sure how she feels about knitted socks, but I know she can rock a scarf — and not just in the winter. So I decided on the Hitchhiker. It starts with only two stitches and grows asymmetrically, with increases on one edge and a saw-tooth border on the other.
The spikes remind me of a dragon’s tail. And I’m culturally aware enough to know that dragons feature prominently in Game of Thrones. And that Daenerys Targaryen is called, among other names, Mother of Dragons.