A school report by David’s little brother Tristian.
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.)
30 Days of Marvel | Favorite Quote
↳ Doesn’t matter what the press says. Doesn’t matter what the politicians or the mobs say. Doesn’t matter if the whole country decides that something wrong is something right. This nation was founded on one principle above all else: the requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or the consequences. When the mob and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree beside the river of truth, and tell the whole world — "No, you move.”
Happy Fourth of July, folks.
Mr. President, members of the NSA, various members of state legislatures in Texas and Ohio and North Carolina: you move.
Or, in the parlance of the popular lyric, “MOVE, BITCH, GET OUT ‘DA WAY.”
How much would it suck to try to say hello to a girl or try to ask for directions and be sprayed in the face with something that labels you a sexual predator?
if the way you “say hello and ask for directions” sets off anyone’s “omg this person is going to attack me” sense… I’m pretty sure you need to re-evaluate how you interact. you probably do it just fine though, so going to this extreme is HIGHLY unlikely that that interaction will result in getting sprayed… hyperbole much?
Radical feminists tell women that they should fear interaction with all males, regardless of whether the guy seems like a threat. It’s not usually based on whether someone seems like a threat though… Usually how “creepy” someone is considered to be is based on whether or not the receiving person perceives them as attractive.
Possibly the most inappropriate children’s book ever devised. From 1974. As well as the innocuous stuff about throwing parties and baking biscuits (which I’ve left out) it shows you how to magic warts, how to make a cursing potato figure to stick pins in, how to plant flowers in honour of the moon goddess, and more… including a ritual to summon spirits, complete with cut-out cardboard pentagrams.
You’d never get away with this nowadays. Frankly I’m not sure how they got away with it back then.