Norms for a Nerd

  1. Aug 1

    soppyknitsstuff:

    I discovered the Sky Scarf two months before my 18th birthday and completely freaked out. I HAD to knit it. How could I not? It literally took my two passions, meteorology and knitting, and combined them into a beautiful scarf.

    So, I bought the yarn in four different colours: blue for bright blue skies, light blue for partly cloudy, white for cloudy, and grey for stormy - and waited. Two years ago, on my 18th birthday, I started my Sky Scarf. I worked on it for exactly one year and casted off on the morning of my 19th birthday. And with exactly 730 rows, It is well over 2 metres long!

    I will keep this scarf till the day I die. 18 was a big year for me. After two years of living away from my family on the other side of the country, I was finally coming home. I started university. I rekindled relationships with my friends and boyfriend. This scarf did not leave my side for one whole year - it was with me for the last few days I lived in BC, it travelled with me all across Canada on my journey back home, it went on vacation with me, and it went through all of the ups and downs of that year with me. And, for the rest of my life I’ll be able to remember the weather and skies of that year. I have a visual representation of 2012 - and it is so cool to see how the ends of the scarf (Spring-Summer) are mostly blue, and the middle (Winter) is almost all grey. Being a physical geography student that is the ultimate coolest thing.

    For those of you who haven’t heard of the Sky Scarf, it’s an incredible idea for a project where you knit only two rows a day with the colour that mimics the colour of the sky on that day, for one year. DEFINITELY one of the coolest and most memorable projects you will ever make.

  2. Jul 31

    flintandpyrite:

    Ok, I really really want to knit these things up. What if I made a gradient-style shawl like the one in these photos? I could use some of my undyed stuff to do the center, and then do ripple stripes all the way until I run out of yarn. My only fear would be running out of yarn mid-row, some of these skeins are really tiny!

    Shawl source here, free pattern here.

  3. Jul 30

    rameysaurus:

punwitch:

pokemon1208:

So I was wondering if anyone else was aware of this but if you hold           ”Z” + “C” (“alt” + “C” for mac) this comes up so you can literally post something while you’re in the middle of your dash and you won’t have to open a new tab or go back to the top.
((credit goes to the 3 year old who thought it would be funny to hit my keyboard while she watching me scroll through tumblr))

Holy fucking shit tumblr developers did something actually useful

^and failed to mention it to their users, rendering it useless until accidentally discovered by a toddler

    rameysaurus:

    punwitch:

    pokemon1208:

    So I was wondering if anyone else was aware of this but if you hold           ”Z” + “C” (“alt” + “C” for mac) this comes up so you can literally post something while you’re in the middle of your dash and you won’t have to open a new tab or go back to the top.

    ((credit goes to the 3 year old who thought it would be funny to hit my keyboard while she watching me scroll through tumblr))

    Holy fucking shit tumblr developers did something actually useful

    ^and failed to mention it to their users, rendering it useless until accidentally discovered by a toddler

    (via not-all-victories)

  4. Jul 29

    home-of-a-heart:

    thtwhitegurrl:

    slutdust:

    I bought my friend an elephant for their room.

    They said “Thank you.”

    I said “Don’t mention it.”

    Is there a joke here that 15 thousand people get but I don’t?

    I DONT GET IT SOMEONE EXPLAIN OR I WILL KILL

    (via dorkknightrises)

  5. Jul 29

    hejibits:

    All those times you thought you felt a text message were actually a cute lil ghost who wanted to be your friend.

    You monster.

    (Source: hejibits.com, via tastefullyoffensive)

  6. Jul 29

    tastefullyoffensive:

Reverse dog shaming. [x]

    tastefullyoffensive:

    Reverse dog shaming. [x]

    (via not-all-victories)

  7. Jul 29

    frank-schlongbottom:

    i used to think that a foot of parchment was a lot and feel bad when harry potter characters were assigned to write that much

    but then i realized the paper i write on is 8.5 by 11 inches.

    so a foot of parchment is the equivalent of like, a page and a half of paper.

    they complained SO MUCH about essays that were like

    a page and a half

    wtf guys

    get your shit together

    (via edmontonpotterwatch)

  8. Jul 28

    we-are-like-young-avocados:

    thepondsaregone:

    thorinoakenbutt:

    castielandpie:

    poryqon:

    it bothers me that Kansas and Arkansas are not pronounced the same

    I’m from the UK and I have been pronouncing Arkansas as Ar-Kansas my whole life

    For all my non-american friends, Arkansas is pronounced ark-an-saw

    WHAT

    WHAT

    (via maenadish)

  9. Jul 26

    thetygre:

    perlockholmes:

    mean-old-levee:

    what even was this film about

    Shrubberies, curtains, French knights, and swallows.

    Defining everything you would ever say during Lord of the Rings, Game of Thrones, or while playing Dungeons and Dragons.

    (via not-all-victories)

  10. Jul 24

    demonizedhumanity:

    missxdelaney:

    itseasytoremember:

    there are people on this website with children

    there are people on this website who have their life together

    there are people on this website who are award winning novelists

    today i tried to smile at someone with water in my mouth and almost died

    image

    I’m on my phone so idk what that gif is but i have feeling it’s either spn related or it’s the gif of harry smiling at cho

    (via not-all-victories)

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