Just pulled up the rest of the potatoes. 22kg! I’m very pleased.
Gave this to my friend today!
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Finally framed this sucker! Whee! #crossstitch #legendofzelda #nintendo #zelda
Hell yeah, I’m designing for AAW this year.
Step 1: Save that date.
Step 2: Pretend this image is a hot potato and share it all over the place.@haezelgracers
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.)
Recently I’ve been thinking about making people playlists to go with handmade gifts. Like, here’s a piece of embroidery and here’s what I was listening to when I made it.
Is that a good idea? I’m not sure.
Some modern dryads I did between commissions ! Tree ladies are so much fun to draw.
Here are Oak, Willow, Birch tree, Pine and Cherry tree.