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Argh, I just keep trying to get stuff done today and my left knee is being impossible. It feels like it needs to pop or something but it won’t no matter what I do. So it’s just sore and stiff and being a pain. Morale of the story is don’t get hit by a car because it will fuck you up even years down the road.

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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Someone is going to get something with scales from me…as soon as I find a place that sells scales.
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Camera
Canon EOS REBEL T3i
ISO
400
Aperture
f/1.8
Exposure
1/60th
Focal Length
76mm

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

Someone is going to get something with scales from me…as soon as I find a place that sells scales.

My laptop is back and all fixed up. Took a few days longer than it should have because the shop we took it to had trouble figuring out that my computer had two issues when we brought it in despite us telling them both of the issues when we brought it in. So much stuff to catch up on, and some stuff to make to help out Keirani’s new bussiness.

It was Reinstroud’s birthday just before my laptop crashed and this is the present I was making for her. I didn’t get a picture of the final stage where it has a face and the hair is braided and looks nice. so this is it, the crazy disco harpy that I managed to crank out in about 7 hours of desperation and swearing. I think I’ll try making a harpy again but not using eyelash yarn for the feathery bits.
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Samsung SGH-I747M
ISO
50
Aperture
f/2.6
Exposure
1/74th
Focal Length
3mm

It was Reinstroud’s birthday just before my laptop crashed and this is the present I was making for her. I didn’t get a picture of the final stage where it has a face and the hair is braided and looks nice. so this is it, the crazy disco harpy that I managed to crank out in about 7 hours of desperation and swearing. I think I’ll try making a harpy again but not using eyelash yarn for the feathery bits.

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