kls_eloise (kls_eloise) wrote,

Hrim Schola

Sweet mother of God, I'm tired...  These days it seems like I'm always unreasonably tired after an event we run, even if I'm not running flat out all day.  Isn't getting old just fantastic?

It was a good day.  The site didn't open until 10:00, so it was a fairly leisurely morning.  I intended to sit gate in the morning, but they didn't need me.  So instead I continued to stalk Master Peregrine who I convinced to teach a class on weaving perugia towels.  I only really attended two classes - one really fantastic class on pre-13th century weave structures, and I spent a LOT of time with Peregrine.  He's really such a nice guy, and very patient with me.  As I suspected, my problem seems to be the insufficient thickness of my blue wool for the pattern bands - but looking at what Peregrine's towel was looking like, I think mine may actually have been okay.  I hadn't taken into account the effects of wet finishing, or the release of tension when it was taken off the loom.  Also, doing the pattern bands in wool, they should felt together some and cover the linen pick.  So I'm going to rewarp the loom as I had it, weave a simple pattern band, cut it off, wet finish it, and see what happens.  I'm feeling very encouraged.

I'm also now dying to weave up a shawl in a pattern called kreuzkoper.  It's enormously cool, and I have some wool on the shelf...

Court also went well.  As the event was a joint venture with Dragonship Haven, there were two courts.  I pushed last week and got the new banner done - it looks pretty good if I say so myself.  Grimolfr brought the tabard I got done for Yule, and I think we looked pretty spiffy.  As usual, we had fairly minimal business - I had commissioned some medallions for the Order of St. Martin to present to Dragonship as a "thank you" for letting us run our new heavy list practice in Middlefield.  We actually had a precedence bearing award, and then did two of our weirdnesses.  vynehorn got a toll to fund the unfunded mandate I've been hearing about ever since we gave her the license to fortify, and then naturally we gave Izzy a quittance from tolls - and many other forms of fees.  English laws of commons and fees and such are really quite fascinating - and all online these days!  It's a lot of fun, and I think Izzy had just as much fun as I did.  I like it when the recipient enjoys it as much as I do.  Passage and carriage and pontage and murage and rivage and quayage and stallage and picage and pesage...  Just so cool.  I'm such a geek.  It's also a great way to use up vellum off-cuts.  I hate to throw them away.

Tags: bbm, sca, scribal

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