I need to get ready for a thing tonight
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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
- 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.)
I don’t have any projects I would need this for I just wanna knit scales
Am kind of pissed they bumped back Agents of Shield to the 9pm time slot. So sorry, Supernatural will always come first.
you could kill a man in any of these dresses, and pretty sure no jury would convict you. those are killing-men dresses, that’s what i’m saying
I feel like Angelina Jolie would rock the hell out of these dresses. She needs her stylist (does she even have one?) to get her these, stat.
So, if you add sriracha-sauteed bell peppers and cherry tomatoes to your omelette it turns out pretty tasty
I loved the necklaces so much (as seen on the right) that I bought some earrings. Mazikeen Studios is the best and threw in an extra set of mix ‘n match SPN earrings!
BTW yoshiwara-den-of-sin, I was at a Penny Dreadful Theatre and Tea Party on Sunday night and I was wearing the big-wing necklace and a lady wanted to know where I got it so I gave her the link to your shop. :)
so my plan for halloween is to dress up as a Nazgul with my black horse and go trick or treating but instead of saying “trick or treat” i’ll either scream or hiss “Bagginssssssssss, Shhhhhhhire” and then ransack their villages in my search for the One Ring
i was joking
oh dear god
HOW MANY PEOPLE DID YOU TERRORIZE
My favorite barista at Steampunk Coffee Bar turns out to be an avid soccer fan.
Finally someone I can talk premiere league with!
Well, they took FOREVER to get here, but I finally got my Pluto and Saturn Prism Stationery pens! They were well worth the wait. I’m getting the rest of the set as soon as I can!
Huh. I’ve had… 4 shots of espresso and a cup of Intelligentsia house blend in the span of 4 hours.
In hindsight, I probably should not have done that.
Nestlé backed up that statement with this ruthless move at the World Water Forum.
Across the globe, Nestlé is pushing to privatize and control public water resources.
Nestlé’s Chairman of the Board, Peter Brabeck, has explained his philosophy with “The one opinion, which I think is extreme, is represented by the NGOs, who bang on about declaring water a public right. That means as a human being you should have a right to water. That’s an extreme solution.”
Since that quote has gotten widespread attention, Brabeck has backtracked, but his company has not. Around the world, Nestlé is bullying communities into giving up control of their water. It’s time we took a stand for public water sources.
Tell Nestlé that we have a right to water. Stop locking up our resources!
At the World Water Forum in 2000, Nestlé successfully lobbied to stop water from being declared a universal right — declaring open hunting season on our local water resources by the multinational corporations looking to control them. For Nestlé, this means billions of dollars in profits. For us, it means paying up to 2,000 percent more for drinking water because it comes from a plastic bottle.
Now, in countries around the world, Nestlé is promoting bottled water as a status symbol. As it pumps out fresh water at high volume, water tables lower and local wells become degraded. Safe water becomes a privilege only affordable for the wealthy.
In our story, clean water is a resource that should be available to all. It should be something we look after for the public good, to keep safe for generations, not something we pump out by billions of gallons to fuel short-term private profits. Nestlé thinks our opinion is “extreme”, but we have to make a stand for public resources. Please join us today in telling Nestlé that it’s not “extreme” to treat water like a public right.
Tell Nestlé to start treating water like a public right, not a source for private profits!
Sources and further reading:
Nestlé: The Global Search for Liquid Gold, Urban Times, June 11th, 2013
Bottled Water Costs 2000 Times As Much As Tap Water, Business Insider, July 12th, 2013
Peter Brabeck discussion his philosophy about water rights
People in a lot of places don’t get yet how big an issue this is going to become in the next 10 years. But there’s a very good chance that nobody in Arizona will end up having water unless they truck it in from somewhere, and at that time I don’t think we want corporations to be the ones in charge.
Holy fucking shit