NZSL interpreting student by day | Burlesque performer by night | Youtube content creator by sheer force of will

 

myrddin-emrys:

Disclaimer: This is not my own idea; I got the tip from the lovely Elentari-liv, who was kind enough to share her technique with me. This is only showing the basics I’ve used to knit the scales, not how to make any certain piece.
Also, keep in mind that I’m still a beginner at knitting. I’ve been doing it for approximately two weeks.
What you’ll need:
circular knitting needles
yarn
small scales
You’ll probably want to choose a yarn close to your scale colour, or one that complements it (I used a contrasting one here to make things easier to show). You may have to experiment a bit with the yarn gauge and size of the needles. I ended up using gauge three yarn and size six needles after some testing. Larger needles widened the gap between scales, so that the yarn was visible in between, which I didn’t want, and thicker yarn made the scales stick out too much as opposed to hanging. It looked like I was knitting a very ruffled dragon.
Scales can be purchased from The Ring Lord, with multiple choices of colour and material. I’ve experimented with both aluminum and steel; the steel seems to hang better because of its weight, but it all depends on what you need for your project!
(I’m putting the actual process under a read more because I do have a lot of photos.)
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Oooh baby!

myrddin-emrys:

Disclaimer: This is not my own idea; I got the tip from the lovely Elentari-liv, who was kind enough to share her technique with me. This is only showing the basics I’ve used to knit the scales, not how to make any certain piece.

Also, keep in mind that I’m still a beginner at knitting. I’ve been doing it for approximately two weeks.

What you’ll need:

  • circular knitting needles
  • yarn
  • small scales

You’ll probably want to choose a yarn close to your scale colour, or one that complements it (I used a contrasting one here to make things easier to show). You may have to experiment a bit with the yarn gauge and size of the needles. I ended up using gauge three yarn and size six needles after some testing. Larger needles widened the gap between scales, so that the yarn was visible in between, which I didn’t want, and thicker yarn made the scales stick out too much as opposed to hanging. It looked like I was knitting a very ruffled dragon.

Scales can be purchased from The Ring Lord, with multiple choices of colour and material. I’ve experimented with both aluminum and steel; the steel seems to hang better because of its weight, but it all depends on what you need for your project!

(I’m putting the actual process under a read more because I do have a lot of photos.)

Read More

Oooh baby!

Oh hey weird lumps on my finger, what the he’ll are you & who invited you to the party? #ouch #strangebody

Oh hey weird lumps on my finger, what the he’ll are you & who invited you to the party? #ouch #strangebody

Sometimes I feel like somebody’s watching meeeee #subtle #catsofinstagram #stalker

Sometimes I feel like somebody’s watching meeeee #subtle #catsofinstagram #stalker

Mission #Disney Dress-up Day was a success! #earlychidlhood #princessselfie

Mission #Disney Dress-up Day was a success! #earlychidlhood #princessselfie

I really want someone to cast Sean Bean in a film about a character who suddenly finds himself unkillable.
At first it’s great, he never has to die again!
But then he slowly watches as everyone he loves grows old and leaves him behind, with nothing but the memories.
Only then does he realise what a true blessing death can be.

My dash keeps jumping to the top and refreshing when I’m in the middle of reading a post nyyaaaaarrrr!!!!

make it staaahp

Anonymous asked
I'm sorry to bother you about this, but could you explain how spastic is a slur in England? I've been pretty curious about this for a while now and I thought that you may be pretty chill about the explanation to an American who actually wants to learn these things.

:

Spastic (or “spacker”) is basically just a crueler variant of retard; typically directed at those with cerebral palsy or similar disabilities (note: originally it was a medical term until adopted by bullies as an insult). It ain’t cute to throw that word around here in the UK and that’s why a lot of us reacted in a very “wait what the fuck” way to Weird Al using it in “Word Crimes”.

For me growing up, it was a word used to describe someone who was clumsy:
Person A “I tripped over while putting my pants on this morning”
Person B “ya spaz”
Once I found out that it came from a slur for people with a disability I started finding alternatives that 

iambluedog:

it wet

Hey what is-
OH GAWD THAT WAS AWFUL I CAN’T GET IT OUT AAAHH!Ok, I think I’m ok…
Better check it again.

iambluedog:

it wet

Hey what is-

OH GAWD THAT WAS AWFUL I CAN’T GET IT OUT AAAHH!
Ok, I think I’m ok…

Better check it again.

(Source: theories-of)