This Knit is Bananas

(I'm Such a Crafty Stitch)

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cliffe:

medievalpoc:

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

I’m gonna go ahead and put this under the resources tag for reenactors, cosplayers, Rennies and SCA-ers!

haunterhaunter ahhhhhh

I NEED TO GET ON THIS!!!

cliffe:

medievalpoc:

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

I’m gonna go ahead and put this under the resources tag for reenactors, cosplayers, Rennies and SCA-ers!

haunterhaunter ahhhhhh

I NEED TO GET ON THIS!!!

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cliffearts:

I will be at BronyCon next weekend! I’m located at booth 1005 in the Artist Alley section surrounded by lots of talented people. Looking toward to meeting those who will be in attendance. :) I am sharing my spot with my sister so we will be swapping out ocationally to give each other a break. Both of us will be offering commissions and prints, and there will also be buttons by me and vinyl cutiemark decals our friend has made.

Signal Boost for me and my friends. 
I’ll be selling vinyl decals at that booth! If you’re there stop by and say hi! 

cliffearts:

I will be at BronyCon next weekend! I’m located at booth 1005 in the Artist Alley section surrounded by lots of talented people. Looking toward to meeting those who will be in attendance. :)
I am sharing my spot with my sister so we will be swapping out ocationally to give each other a break. Both of us will be offering commissions and prints, and there will also be buttons by me and vinyl cutiemark decals our friend has made.

Signal Boost for me and my friends. 

I’ll be selling vinyl decals at that booth! If you’re there stop by and say hi! 

Filed under brony con vinyl decals mlp

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I FINALLY DID A THING!
YEsssss *rolls*
now hopefully I’ll be able to knit something a little bigger or a bit more detailed. haha

I FINALLY DID A THING!

YEsssss *rolls*

now hopefully I’ll be able to knit something a little bigger or a bit more detailed. haha

Filed under knitting yarn

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russetm:

knittedorange:

I was thinking about doing that. My mom has been driving me crazy about knitting new dish cloths for her. And they don’t really take that long, so I could probably do a few of those to try and kick start something. Do you have any favorite patterns you enjoy? :D
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Yeeeeah. Currently all i’m working on is stuff for my mother. So, i’m not to keen to actually do it. :/ 

I have a never ending love for this pattern, because it is so thoughtless.  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/grandmas-favorite-dish-cloth
and I’m going to be making some of these 
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/2-really-reversible-dishcloths-set-of-4
http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/1-really-reversible-dishcloths-set-of-4
for a friend.  
but a lot of the time when I want to make a washcloth I just go to a stitch dictionary and picking something that catches my eye. 

Ahhh, I love Grandmother’s Favorite! I have knit quite a few of them. Was probably the first dish cloth I attempted, waaay back when. haha
And oooh, those others are pretty as well! 
And yesss, that would probably be the easiest. I’ll probably scour the internet tomorrow for a few. Thank you for the pattern shares!!

russetm:

knittedorange:

I was thinking about doing that. My mom has been driving me crazy about knitting new dish cloths for her. And they don’t really take that long, so I could probably do a few of those to try and kick start something. Do you have any favorite patterns you enjoy? :D

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Yeeeeah. Currently all i’m working on is stuff for my mother. So, i’m not to keen to actually do it. :/ 

I have a never ending love for this pattern, because it is so thoughtless.  http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/grandmas-favorite-dish-cloth

and I’m going to be making some of these 

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/2-really-reversible-dishcloths-set-of-4

http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/1-really-reversible-dishcloths-set-of-4

for a friend.  

but a lot of the time when I want to make a washcloth I just go to a stitch dictionary and picking something that catches my eye. 

Ahhh, I love Grandmother’s Favorite! I have knit quite a few of them. Was probably the first dish cloth I attempted, waaay back when. haha

And oooh, those others are pretty as well! 

And yesss, that would probably be the easiest. I’ll probably scour the internet tomorrow for a few. Thank you for the pattern shares!!

Filed under knitting patterns dish cloths

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I was thinking about doing that. My mom has been driving me crazy about knitting new dish cloths for her. And they don’t really take that long, so I could probably do a few of those to try and kick start something. Do you have any favorite patterns you enjoy? :D
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Yeeeeah. Currently all i’m working on is stuff for my mother. So, i’m not to keen to actually do it. :/ 

I was thinking about doing that. My mom has been driving me crazy about knitting new dish cloths for her. And they don’t really take that long, so I could probably do a few of those to try and kick start something. Do you have any favorite patterns you enjoy? :D

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Yeeeeah. Currently all i’m working on is stuff for my mother. So, i’m not to keen to actually do it. :/ 

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I’ve been trying. It’s working steadily. xD I just wish I had the motivation. Haha!
and ahh, no, I’m actually really proud of my skills. I’m just in a super rut and haven’t been able to knit in weeks. /o\
Thanks, I’ll probably get over it soon!

I’ve been trying. It’s working steadily. xD I just wish I had the motivation. Haha!

and ahh, no, I’m actually really proud of my skills. I’m just in a super rut and haven’t been able to knit in weeks. /o\

Thanks, I’ll probably get over it soon!

Filed under mouse-bites justadoubtfulguest

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Little Bit Of An Update

I’m still running! Whoop. I am having so much trouble though. But, I haven’t given up yet, so that’s all that matters! It’s hard for me tho, because my mom keeps telling me that I look good and that bothers me more than helps me (God knows why, if someone could explain it to me I would appreciate it, seriously) since I’ve actually begun to look like I’ve lost a little weight.

I’m still not knitting. I tried to crochet some yesterday, but the yarn I had on hand was too small for the only hook i could find so I gave up again. I seriously have no idea where my other ones are. :c But, I know I’ll get back to it eventually.

Other than that things have been quiet. Well, I say quiet. Since summer has started my boss has to bring his kids (6 and 11 year old boys) to work and by the end of my shift all I want is to punch them in the face and tell them to shut up. But what can you do, it’s not like they have anywhere else to go. I just didn’t sign up to be a babysitter, I should really be paid more for this.

On a final, more personal, note, one of my friends really really upset me this weekend. I know and understand their reasoning behind it, but that doesn’t change the fact that they did it and that it hurt my feelings.

TL;DR: Still running, still not knitting, bosses kids are dicks, and a friend upset me. \o/

Filed under Hunter blathers

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thegradhatter:

An old friend is having a baby!  Does anyone know of some great baby knits I could make?

I don’t know any off the top of my head, but I would totally suggest checking Ravelry, If you haven’t looked there already. :) 

Hopefully this links right. Haha

Everything on there is so cute, I don’t think I could suggest any favorites anyway. /o\ I hope you find something you like! 

Filed under knitting ravelry