I finally finished my WTNV themed beanie. This is the first hat I’ve ever made, as well as the first time I’ve ever done ribbing and intarsia, so it’s far from perfect. The design is from This Talented Ravelry Member. Her pattern is for a standard beanie, but I’m hipster scum and wanted a slouch beanie. I started by knitting an inch and a half of ribbing (which I messed up) at the bottom, then began the pattern, then extended the swirl portion of the hat (I made the tendrils of the swirl thinner) until it was about 7.5 inches from the beginning of the pattern to the end, then decreased as per the instructions at that time. After finishing that up, I was concerned the ribbing wasn’t going to stay tight with the weight of the hat, so I wove elastic into the ribbing to help it stay tight.
As per the wishes of the creator of the pattern and the wishes of the creators of Welcome to Night Vale, please do not sell any hats you make from this pattern or its variations. Thanks.
Can we buy them though?
Because god knows I WANT ONE pretty please
Sorry, they’re not supposed to be sold, as WTNV’s creators have said it is against their wishes. I respect the hell out of Mr. Fink, Mr. Cranor and company and defend their request 100%. All it takes is $20-30 in materials and a couple lazy weekends though and I’m sure anyone determined enough can hammer their own out. I could only knit a basic stockinette stitch before I started this project, but after watching tutorials on knitting help websites and plenty of patience, viola! Better yet, I’ve learned so much and it’s nice to have that small victory in life sometimes.
She was Finnick’s mentor, you know.
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For the curious, here’s everything that comes with the Vince Kit, The few extra I made for the Atlanta con are currently sold out. He will be available again in Jan 2014 (don’t send me grumpy e-mails its only next month folks, lol) ;-)
Hes very similar to the Steve kits except of course the different arm sculpt, underwear sculpt, additional nude hip sculpt, different head back and face sculpts (like with Steve you get 2 different expressions) and a nifty 2 part wig held together with magnets (makes changing faces much easier)
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added to my xmas list
does it come in black
I feel this is the true purpose of all of those character designs with tons of spikes everywhere. Hug guards…!
I need this.
As I sashay through the valley of the shadow of death
The only thing I love more than monsters is baby monsters.
how to make anything metal
i love big d*cks
when u wanna reblog a text post but then you see the url and notice it was written by a tool
A guy at a princess store in Disneyland was asking me if I related to Merida in any way and I was like
“I don’t know man. I’m more of an Elinor.”
And he busted out laughing.
What I love most about this movie is that shows that being a princess is not wearing a beautiful dress, marrying a prince and live happily ever after, but a job, a hard job with duties and responsibilities were a lot of people depend on you
being the Lady of a medieval estate was SUCH AN IMPORTANT FUCKING JOB AND SO FUCKING FULL OF HARD WORK WHICH MEDIEVAL MEN ACKNOWLEDGED TBH
(one problem with perception of medieval gender roles is that most of the people who were writing, especially those who were writing HISTORY, were CLERGYMEN who had never been married and lived in a weird situation cut off from the way the rest of the world worked and had like no actual life experience with the real world - and then popular culture’s idea of it has been heavily informed by VICTORIAN choices of who and what to translate and popularize)
upper class medieval women were expected to run and manage the entire estate that they got from their husband (or that they already had in their own right through inheritance or as their marriage portion), a job which was acknowledged as being way difficult and requiring a wife with strength and fortitude and business sense if you wanted to be a successful person
they were the HR managers of households that might have over a hundred people in, and tho a duchess or a queen would certainly not go to the store to do the household shopping, and she probably had a steward to assist her, it was ultimately her responsibility to know what things were needed for that household, to make sure that the appropriate people obtained those things, to oversee the use of the household materials, to make sure that EVERYTHING got done so that ALL those people could live and work smoothly. they wrote letters and managed the business of the estate and networked with other members of the nobility for both important game-of-thrones political reasons and for smaller more personal reasons like ‘that guy has a really nice deer chase, so if i send him some marmalade from our garden, he might send some venison back as a return gift”
even in lower class households mom managed everything and women were basically considered to be shrewder and have better heads for that particularly kind of business than men and choosing a wise wife was the best thing you could do for yourself as a man who intended to be successful
they were like hands-on CEOs and shit yo and don’t get me wrong society was sexist as fuck and they were limited as hell in what they could do and everything was classist beyond belief but no way was being a noblewoman just a matter of sitting up a tower looking pretty & the contributions that they made are so important
also, the ladies of castles were responsible for defense when their husband was away at war (which happened a lot), so while personally participating in battle was unusual (though not entirely unheard-of) they did often find themselves in strategic command. and in wartime they frequently functioned as a sort of de facto logistics officer.
oh, and has anyone mentioned diplomacy. because an arranged marriage is only the START of a princess’s diplomatic career. the alliance she forges with her marriage is one she’s responsible for maintaining her entire life. unless she decides to go ahead and take over the country; that’s been an option too from time to time. :D
suddenly i really want to see a disney movie about a princess AFTER the wedding — forging a political bond with her new husband, defending the castle, sending troops and supplies to make sure he comes home from the war, reading secret reports from her spies in the enemy’s court… *swoon*
And I’ve tried to touch on this with Merida, because ALL OF THIS? THIS is why Merida has absolutely ZERO desire to get married or (eventually) become Queen. Because it means her life - every second of her free time - going down the drain as she becomes more and more tangled up in running the castle AND the kingdom.
(This is also why Elinor’s such a freaking BAMF, she’s got this shit down, man.)
kuzco is in the disney women
Coulson is one of the Mightiest Heroes I’m gonna cry
I’ve had this queued for 5 freaking months just so it’d post around Christmas time omfg
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