i knitted that

anonymous asked:

(because i like the hc that Lance can knit bc of that time he wanted them to knit a hat for the arusian) Lance knitting Shiro a warm blanket and keeping it a secret until it's entirely done (which is pretty hard to hide and many times Shiro might have found out) but when he finally finishes it and he gives it to Shiro, he's a bit embarrassed but Shiro's quick to hug him and thank him and basically the blanket becomes Shiro's lil comfort thing and they often cuddle with it around them

A blanket is SO MUCH work to knit tho D: I say this as someone who can knit
Honestly I see Lance getting impatient and just going “fuck it, this blanket is now a scarf” and he gives Shiro this reeaaaalllly big scarf, like it’s almost a shawl LMAO but they can 100% cuddle with it on them ❤

anonymous asked:

Hi, just wondering could you please explain how do you take care of a pet rat? What do they need to be happy and healthy? And also your rats are lovely, if I were any good I would knit tiny hats for them :)

(Oh god it escalated, I’m sorry. 😅 If this is too much to read or too hard to read bc of my english just scroll down to the end, I’ll list the most important things there again. Also sorry if this text sounds passive aggressive, it’s not meant to sound like that. ;;)

Hey !
Thank you for your nice words. ❤
Before I start I want to mention that I live in germany and we have compared to other countries kinda high standards for our rats and most of the things you see in the rat/rats tags here on tumblr are SO WRONG. To go throught the tags hurts my feelings so much because the poor rats don’t deserve this wrong treatment by their owners and I’m super glad that you want to inform yourself about rats. 💕💕💕

First of all and most important: Pet rats are !!!not!!! wild rats and you can’t compare them to each other.

Okay, so the most important thing is that you need at least THREE rats. But four rats are even better because rats live in packs and they’re soooooo unhappy when they’re alone. A human can’t replace other rats, you’re not together with your rat 24/7 and the most cruel thing you can do to your rat is to keep it alone. I often see people who claim their rat is happy alone but… no. This is not true and not possible, rats need other rats ! (Story time, Tequila outlived two complete ratpacks and lives with her third one at the moment and I had the chance to see the contrast between her behavior when she lived alone and when she had friends. She was, I’d almost describe it as ‘depressive’ when she was alone.) To have only two rats is also not optimal because as mentioned above: they live in packs a pack starts with three members. Just imagine someone would force you to live your whole life with one other person - this doesn’t work out very well and you would fight a lot and it’s the same with rats.

Another thing you need is a big cage ! A good cage size for three rats would be 100 x 50 x 100cm (length x width x height) but the bigger the better !
Things you need in your cage: at least two water bottles, a food bowl, some places to hide (like wood houses, hammocks or something)
Things your rats will love you for if you put them in the cage: a sputnik, hammocks, fleece tubes, natural cork tubes
Things you shouldn’t put in the cage because they will make your rats sick:
salt/lick stones (salt is unhealthy for your babies and can kill them if they eat too much of it), HAMSTER WHEELS - FOR THE LOVE OF GOD DON’T GIVE YOUR RATS THIS TRASH (this hurts their spine, here’s a picture of a rat who regularly used a hamster wheel (x) …), hay and sawdust because rats are allergic to it and they don’t need this because they don’t eat hay like guinea pigs or dig in it like hamsters, also don’t give your rats chinchilla sand, it’s too fine and it will hurt their respiratory tract, if you want to give them something to dig in go and buy them unfertilized coco humus. (This stuff gets usually used for reptiles but ratties can have this too !)

Things you shouldn’t do with your rats:
- DON’T. TAKE. THEM. OUTSIDE. I know that many people do this but it’s so harmful for your rat. Rats are nocturnal and the bright light outside hurts their little eyes. Yes, it still hurts their eyes even when it’s cloudy outside. Another thing is that rats are neophobic, this means they’re afraid of new things outside their marked territory. Besides they get easily sick, a breeze is enough for them to catch a cold.
- Don’t bath your rats !!!! You can offer your rats a big bowl with water during summer so they can play a bit in the water but NEVER force your rats to take a bath and espeically don’t wash your rats with shampoo. Rats smell like pee and poop sometimes but that’s normal because they pee where they sleep and they fight/play in their poop corner sometimes, so… The smell is really important for your rats because they recognize each other with it, we call this “Rudelduft” in my language but I don’t know if this has a special name in english too. Like, your rat pack has a scent and every other rat who doesn’t smell like this is an enemy, that’s why they sometimes pee on you, because they like you and they want to show you “hey, you’re our friend, you belong to us, we love you !”
(One of us, one of us ! 😂)

Things you can do with your rats:
- Put them in your shirt or let them sit on your shoulder and do your daily tasks AT HOME with them.
- Show them tricks ! Rats are so smart and they can learn tricks like dogs ! (x)
- Feed them with spaghetti, they love this stuff and it’s the cutest thing in the world.
- Let them dive in a water bowl filled with water and peas or korn, it’s fun for them and nice to watch.
- Play with them with cat toys, give them feather sticks, they love them.
- You need to allow them to run around in your room sometimes because it’s not good if they sit seven days a week all day long in their cage and it’ so sweet and cute to see them run and play ! They will also come to you and cuddle with you.


Here are the most important things again because this text turned out longer than it should:
- At least three rats, the bigger the pack the happier the rat
- Cage for three rat needs to be 100 x 50 x 100cm (length x width x height) but the bigger the better.
- No hamster wheels !
- Don’t bath them !
- Don’t take them outside !
- No hay, sawdust or chinchilla sand.
- Let them play in your room.
- Accept the pee, they just want to show you how much they love you. ❤
- Don’t feed them fast food on purpose.
- Don’t buy food with pallets.
- Vet bills can be really high so be sure to get your rats from a good breeder who gives you healthy rats or if that’s not possible try to get some from your local shelter.

Of course every rat owner sees things different but this ^^^^^^ is the best treatment you can give your rats. There will always people who say “but i take my rat outside everyday and she never got sick uwu also she lives alone and is four years old cause she’s so happy bla bla bla uwwwu” but this is bullshit and comes most of the time from 15 year old children who aren’t able to take proper care of their rats/are not interested in taking proper care and now they’re trying to whitewash their behavior.

Howsoever, everything I wrote down seems to look like overwhelming at first but it’s actually easy to take care of your babies. Give them a big cage, let them have two, three or more friends, give them your unconditionally love and everything will be fine. 👌😉

(Btw here’s a pic of my first rat pack playing in some coco humus)

((You’re probably wondering why I wasn’t here the past two days.  I’m currently a recovering outpatient from surgery–don’t worry, it was minor–and I didn’t feel either of my Josephs or my Jotajo (yes, I’m calling my Jotaro Joestar on the grandson-swapped Joestars blog Jotajo when I’m not specifically RPing him on the blog) for…well, probably until now tbh.  Even then, I’m gonna probably be slow because I might be a bit out of it or watching TV while knitting until I get back up to 100% able to write for the two Josephs and the Jotajo.  Right now, I’m at about 56%.  Which means I’ll be ok with threads that aren’t gonna stress me out with my fretting over how to make them perfect, but I’m nowhere near 100% at all.)) 

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Happy Work in Progress Wednesday, darlings!

This weekend, I made two hats to try out patterns from Proper Fit Co. First came the pony tail hat (as I don’t mind wearing slightly wonky first drafts) and afterwards a 5-panel Camp Hat for my partner (as bald heads need proper gear). I used a pair of Levi’s (black and baggy Silver Tags, from the $1 basket at a local thrift store), two of the kits from Cap Supply Co, as well as thrifted black thread and thrifted orange bias tape. I really like it so far. I’ll get better pictures later this week.

As for knitting, I’ve been working on and off on a pair of shortie socks for myself from the leftovers from my Celestarium shawl, 50 grams of Valley Yarn’s Franklin, handdyed by Madelintosh in the colorway “Ink.” They’re lovely so far.

The sock yarn spinning continues. I’ve finished the last single, and I’m letting everything chill on the bobbins for a bit before I ply them together. I can’t wait to see how it turns out.

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HEY IT’S A (really late) VALENTINE’S DAY SEQUEL TO THIS! You should really look at that to understand what’s going on, but as a quick backstory to this, Adrien found out the scarf he thought his dad gave him was from Marinette, it upset him too much so he gave it back to her.

And then I hated that it was just angst so I made this to make up for it? What started as a one page thing turned into a too-many-pages thing. Hence being like… 2 weeks later for V-day. Oh well! Enjoy!

Also, as for what Marinette actually got Adrien…

🌼 🌼 waiting for the mission to start, teaching the son important things  🌼 🌼

(Do Not tag as mcr//eyes or reblog to ship blogs i Will Know and i Will Block You)

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My dear newbie yarn benders,

I love you. You’re wonderful and fabulous and energized about seeing a cool project on the inter-webs and have finally said “yes! I think I could do that! This is the one that will get me into knitting/crochet” With all the excitement and joy in the world you go to the craft store, grab the coolest looking yarn (in the best color, duh) and the cheapest needles/hook you can find (If if needles are too intimidating, you opt for the knitting loom. It comes in a 3 pack! score!). You follow the instructions as best you can with dreams of your project turning out exactly like the professionally taken photograph. Oh my naive, beautiful newbie yarn bender, you are on a craft high. Head so far in the clouds that you don’t realize what has happened until it’s done. We’ve all been here at some point, no matter how skilled a person is. 

My lovelies. Please learn from the mistakes that have already happened. Take the time to learn about gauge and value the materials needed. I am most definitely NOT saying buy the most expensive stuff. I am saying that skien of yarn that is one dollar more will likely make you enjoy the finished product bounties more than the value of one dollar. 

Take the top picture. This was most definitely made on a knitting loom. Im personally not a huge advocate of these. They’re great for learning how knitting works. Not great for endless feats of creativity. You’re limited by the size of the loom which limits you to the size of the yarn as well as the size of the object you make. For something that will not ladder (the long horizontal bits between the “V” stitches) you need yarn thick enough to touch the stitch next to it when wrapped around the loom. In the case of the photo, yarn far too thin was used. 

The next picture looks like it could be arm knitting. Which was a fad I loved. Can we bring this back instead of those pony tail hats? The larger the needle, in this case your arm, the larger yarn you need. The original appears to have multiple yarns being used. Perhaps our newbie knitter didn’t realize that’s an option? Lesson here: Larger needles, larger yarn. Smaller needles, smaller yarn. 

The last picture. This crocheted hippo went through the stretcher! oh no! This is a case of right yarn, wrong size hook. When your needle/hook is larger than your yarn and you put it under tension (in this case, stuffing it) the created fabric will stretch (more-so demonstrated in the first picture). Amigurumi is also hard as shit. The people who do it very well are incredible talented. We should all bow before their prowess. Please don’t try an amigurumi (small figurine knitting/crochet) as your first or even 5th project!

General rule of thumb: if you don’t want holes in your work look for yarn and needle/hook approx same size in diameter.

Alas, you have returned for the craft store. Heading the advice you’ve gotten complimentary yarn and needle/hook. TIME TO START THE CRAFT JUICE!

NO.

NOT YET.

“but whyyyy?” you whine

Because we must first test the yarn.

“But tests are boooooring” says the yarn. 

I agree, talking yarn. Tests are boring and terrible and holy crap tell you if you’re doing something right or wrong. This is useful information to know before creating something beautiful with your HANDS

Also my dear newbie yarn bender, practice makes a better yarn bender. Resist the urge to pump out something fast. Pinterst lied to you. It’s not going to take 1 hour. It will take at least 3 hours and two trips to the craft store. Accept this now. Knitting/crochet is slow ASF. Accept this now. Or find a different hobby. 

So loop on some stitches and knit or crochet your joyous heart out. Then measure it once you get around 5 inches. Count the stitches horizontally and vertically. Then refer to the chart above and make sure everything agrees. Got 12 stitches per 4 inches and using DK (3) yarn? Time to change needles sizes or get your gorgeous self some bulky yarn. Or get yourself some bulky yarn anyhow. Treat yo’self. 

i love you newbie yarn benders! Go forth and create and learn

<3 Stitch

Knitworthy

Prompt/Summary: A little something for all of my knitters out there (and crocheters)

Pairing: Bucky Barnes x Reader

Warnings: fluff in a knit hat

Word Count: 1347

Author’s Note:

Originally posted by 13roots

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