So, my mum got this mask…
So, my mum got this mask…
My eyes just filled with tears
He built a box, and she painted our last initial and their wedding date on it. They put in two unread love letters to each other about why they fell in love, a nice bottle of wine from the year they started dating, and nailed the lid on the box. They promised that if things ever get too hard and their love starts to fade, they will open the box, drink the wine, and read the letters they wrote to each other, reminding them of how much their love means and to never give up.
I shall do that with my future wife.
oh my fucking god.
Best idea ever
OMG this is me.
J said my method of balling yarn was “funny, but clever.” #goodstretch #crochet #clever
Me and my SO :3 at the airpor before he left
This gave me a little chuckle before I realized how much I have a MIGHTY NEED TO MAKE THAT!!! Lol! After seeing this on facebook, I tracked it down to the person who made this piece of crocheted awesomeness!
CNN actually researched how much it would cost to go to Hogwarts
How exactly did they “research” this? Looks like they just pulled a bunch of random figures out of their butts.
It’s stated in the books that tuition to Hogwarts is “free for all children in Britain”. I don’t know why they thought it wouldn’t be - it’s a British high school, not a college. So there, you just saved yourself $42,024.
In Chamber of Secrets, Mrs. Weasley emptied her entire bank account which contained only two galleons [£10 / US$20] and she managed to buy all five children’s entire set of books and potion ingredients with this, as well as Ginny’s robes, hat, clock, cauldron, and wand!!! And we know she bought all of these as she mentioned having to buy them. The fact that she bought all of these with only £10 pretty much proves how absolutely ridiculous CNNs estimation is.
If you want more proof, the actual cost of Harry’s wand is far over estimated here, and the exact price in both pounds as US dollars can easily be found right within the books! Harry’s wand is bought for seven galleons, a galleon being worth about five pounds [mentioned by JK Rowling in an interview and in FBAWTFT/QTTA] means that his wand was £35, or US$53. So there’s some straight-out-of-the-books-and-word-of-god proof that the figures CNN have given are way off the mark. Not to mention the fact that even if you don’t go to Hogwarts, as a magical human you’re gonna have to buy a wand anyway if you want to do magic.
As for the school books, I’ve done an approximation based on various prices given through-out the books and on Pottermore. While these prices involve a substantial amount of guess-work, I think you’ll agree that my calculation is far more accurate than CNNs:
The Standard book of Spells costs one sickle [29p / US59c]. On the back of my comic relief copy of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them it says it costs fourteen sickles [£4.60 / US$8.26]. One Pottermore, all text books are one galleon [£4.97 / US$10.17] - however Pottermore currency only uses galleons so it’s likely they have rounded off. Lockhart’s books, the most expensive in the series, are five galleons on Pottermore meaning that the exchange rate in the books puts them around two galleons and fourteen sickles [£14.60 / US$20.80]. If we put a high average on this and assume that all textbooks are approximately a galleon [they are likely much less], and that each year has around seven required reading books, the entire price for seven years worth of books would be forty-nine galleons, which equals approximately £243, or US$367 - and remember, this is the maximum estimated price for the textbooks.
For the minimum, we need to consider that the Weasleys get a lot of things second hand, with Ginny’s copy of A Begginers Guide To Transfiguration being described as “a very old, very battered copy” - likely no more than five sickles. If they got all their books around that price, it would cost them no more than £14 / US$21 for the entire seven years worth! So school books, far from being US$516, fall somewhere between US$14 and US$367 for the entire seven years at Hogwarts.
Next we have robe, glove, cloak, and hat prices - these are never mentioned in the books or on Pottermore, so I can’t account for that. However I seriously doubt it’s as a high as they’ve got here. Considering books in the wizarding world are generally much cheaper than in the muggle world, I think it’s fairly safe to assume that clothing is as well. Likely a maximum of a galleon for a single set of robes.
They’ve also forgotten a huge number of things - cauldrons, potion ingredients, scales, and star charts, among others.
So yeah, I really don’t know where they came up with these figures. It looks like some guy just wanted to make a story about how expensive Hogwarts would be and put a bunch of American college figures together and thought “yeah, this looks good.”
Do not fuck with a fandom.
I’m not even in the fandom but that commentary wow
“I’m officially a college student!”
i dont understand the concept of boob censorship
its like u can show as much of the boob as you want??? but??? as soon as there is nipple its likE NO BAD BOOB GO AWAY BOOB THAT IS TOO SEXUAL PUT THE BOOB AWAY„, BBBOOB
Its like the ass, you can show off as much ass as you want in a thong or something but if you are not wearing one its wrong, AND IT LOOKS EXACTLY THE SAME
the tetris scarf progresseth
It’s a total pain in the butt, I’ve never sewed so much, but doing the “join as you go” thing wasn’t really going to work. So Instead, I’m sewing as I go, sort of… meticulously working by the diagram and figuring out how to orient things so the ends are in the right place to connect each piece together and not waste yarn down the sides or anything. And I’m making the two different L and Z blocks with different orientations of crochet.
Basically each square is 6 chains across and 4 rows of half-double-crochet (that’s yarn over, through the chain & pull up a loop, through 3 loops) high. So the different blocks are made different ways:
A long piece is just chain six, chain 2 & turn, 6 hdc across, ch2 & turn, 6 hdc, and make that 16 rows high.
A square piece is 12 chains across & 8 rows of hdc high.
The green Z blocks are 12 chains across and then 4 rows of hdc, and then at the end of the 4th row I chain 6 more, then chain 2 and turn and hdc 12 across (6 in the chains I just made, and then 6 over half of the previous rows) and make that 4 rows of hdc high.
The red Z blocks are 6 chains across, 4 hdc rows, then chain 6, then four rows of 12 hdc, and then you just end up doing 6 hdc across and turning halfway through for 4 more rows.
The L blocks are the same idea, either short horizontal rows of 6 across for 8 rows of hdc and then chaining 6 and doing 4 rows of 12 hdc, or doing 18 chains and making a long thing piece for 4 rows of hdc and then only doing 6 hdc across for the last 4 rows of hdc.
The T blocks are the most complicated: you start just like the red Zs, do 6 chains, 4 rows of hdc, then chain 6 and extend it so you’re doing 4 rows of 12 hdc, and then you have to slip stitch back up SEVEN stitches, chain 2 and hdc in the same chain so you can do a short chunk of 4 rows of 6 hdc.
I’m trying to decide if a border is needed, like I could sew on black around each block but the crochet gauge is quite large so it might kind of disappear. My BFF says that it’s fine that it looks like this because, and I quote, “CRTs were blurry!” I might end up slip-stiching on both sides, although I’m not totally sure how that would work? I might get my mixed media on and get some thin black ribbon? Hrmmmm.
This is the most amazing thing ever!
Here it is… the reversible egg tutorial.
- make two eggs making two adjustments.**repeat round13 3xs and do NOT stuff, just leave them open.
- decorate one egg however you choose. (I made a chick)
- sew eggs together only at their openings.
- stuff the plain egg into the decorated egg
- to flip just push from the top.
**sorry if it’s hard to follow…i’m seriously half alseep**
This is a must!
LOOK AT HOW FUCKING TALENTED MY FRIENDS ARE. MY FRIEND ELEANOR KNITTED ME THIS FUCKING AWESOME DINOSAUR HAT AND MY FRIEND NICHOLA CROCHETED ME THIS FUCKING ADORABLE BRAIN SLUG HAIR CLIP. and i sit in the background being a potato… a shirtless tattooed potato *wiggles eyebrows*
That hat looks amazing!!