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Month: January 2013

Work-cation? Stay-cation? Leave of Absence?

Work-cation? Stay-cation? Leave of Absence?

I’m sorry I went AWOL last week. It wasn’t my intention, and it certainly wasn’t planned. I’ve been in the midst of making sure I have everything together for two SCA events that are a week apart. I’m entering the stockings I charted into both A&S competitions, and I have been running myself ragged trying to get them into some semblance of a finished state.

Which is hard when my first toe was shaped like this…

Egyptian Sock Trials

Egyptian Medieval Socks

Egyptian Medieval Socks

You can see here the beginnings of a new project. For an SCA competition, I’m researching, charting, and knitting medieval Egyptian socks. They’re coming along, but I’ve started (and completes, and ripped) the toe three times. Hope the fourth is the charm!

Green tea, matcha dusted brownie, and charting  historical knitting patterns.

New socks are curiously spider like. #medievalstockings

Embroidery Pattern: 6-point star

Embroidery Pattern: 6-point star

Six-pointed Star

Time for another embroidery pattern! This one is based on a purportedly Byzantine brooch design I came across during a long-ago Google image search. I have yet to find that picture again, or anything corroborating it’s provenance or authenticity. That said, it’s a pretty design! I modified it from the one I used on my cup cover.  As before, share if you like, with credit and a link back here. Enjoy!