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

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Yinka Shonibare, MBEHow To Blow Up Two Heads At Once (Gentlemen) – image Axel Schneider © MMK Frankfurt

"The single biggest difference between financial success and financial failure is how well you manage your money. It’s simple: to master money, you must manage money."
- T. Harv Eker
My students are limited in many resources at home and at school because of the low-economic area they live in. As their teacher and role model, I want to ensure my students are on a path to being successful adults. Many of my students because of their disadvantaged backgrounds have little to no opportunities to learn about financial literacy. They spend their allowance or parents’ earnings on toys or snacks without thinking about the consequences of these small expenditures can add up over time.

It is important to teach students the value of saving money early on to save for important things in the future such as a college education. The possibilities are endless when my students can use a Mac Book Air laptop to access online financial literacy activities. The students will become financial literate as they engage in games and activities that teach them about budgeting, credit/debit, and saving.
I am requesting a Mac Book Air laptop to teach financial literacy in a fun 21st century way to my students. Studies have shown that students who are financially literate become financially responsible young adults regardless of income level. 

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aboyoficeandfire reblogged your photo:

I demand fanfic immediately*



* Highlander fic will also be acceptable

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aseantoo submitted to medievalpoc:

Unknown Dutch artist

The Paston Treasure

England (c. 1665)

Norwich Castle Museum

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From BBC:

The Paston Treasure is one of the most important depictions of a schatzkammer (cabinet of treasures - Wunderkammer = wonders) in the history of British collecting. It is a record of the magnificent collections once held at Oxnead Hall in Norfolk, home of the Paston family. It is from the Dutch School, painted between1666-69.

Apart from its visual beauty and thematic complexity, its importance lies in the international scope and interest of the objects portrayed. William Paston was well travelled for his time and the collection includes objects reflecting both exotic nature and the skills of man. The artefacts come from around the known world in the mid 17th century - Asia, Africa, America and Europe. These include sculptures and gems, as well as gold, silver, enamel and natural history specimens. Also depicted is a young slave, the earliest known portrait of an African in Norfolk by almost 200 years.

Depicting a Black kid as one of your exotic possessions? Creepy. But it’s nice to have him in the historical record, given the stereotypical whiteness of Norfolk county.

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Canadian based Nigerian label Andrea Iyamah released its 2014 Swimwear Collection packing a wide variety of prints, cuts, and colors. Every piece in the collection has a hint of the tropics or the sea and the best part are the cuts and retro aesthetic they embody. The collection is up for pre orderhere with 30% off.
The suits are nice to look at but I’d only wear them to sit in the sun with my feet in the water and look cute. All these piece pose risks to one of my little bitties falling out. I’d go for the high-waist bottoms for sure, though. Any thing else from this collection will not suit my body. 

yes yes yes yes  yes 

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The Tiny Rock Restaurant in the Sea

At beautiful Michanwi Pingwe Beach on Zanzibar’s coast in Africa is an incredibly unique restaurant. The restaurant is so small, it’s perched on a fossilized bed of coral located in the Indian ocean. Another surprise is that the interior is quite different than the interior. To reach the restaurant, it’s either a walk or boat ride because when the tide comes in, the restaurant is surrounded by water. The spot is so spectacular that it has been used by Vogue magazine for photo shoots.

The restaurant serves a wide variety of seafood as well as wine, beer and soft drinks. However, the Rock Restaurant is a little more pricey than one might expect. The least expensive items on the menu are the mango salad, octopus salad and fish carpaccio — each priced at $14.00 USD. The most expensive menu item is the Rock Special with grilled lobster, cigal, jumbo prawn, fish filet and calamari oil for $48.00 USD. But if you can make it to Zanzibar for a visit, a trip to the restaurant is a must.

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i would like to visit


Dear, future husband plzzz bring me here!

Que lugar lindo!!!!!!!!!!

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Ronyca - Williamsburg, NY.

by Emmanuel Afolabi

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We Are Handsome - Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Swim 2015

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