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largesse for sealion war

One custom within the SCA is the bestowal of largess, or gifts, upon the populace by Royalty and Their Representatives. Donations from local artisans are sought out, that their items might find their way to deserving gentles in lands near and far. To gather the large number of items desired,  (more…)

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making pennons

It was a busy weekend for my SCA household and some of our friends from Black Creek, BC. We gathered in my craft room to produce over 500 fabric pennons to give as [. . . ]

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daffodil tournament 2015

On the weekend the kids and I spent an enjoyable day with our medieval friends at our annual SCA event called Daffodil Tournament. There were games and contests and prizes. There was court, and archery, and [. . . ]

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ordre de l’etoile d’argent

One enjoyable aspect of the SCA is learning new skills and teaching them to others. Getting recognition from the Prince and Princess for my efforts in this was unexpected and humbling. At our recent Principality Arts & Sciences Championship I was entered into Tir Righ’s Ordre de l’Etoile d’Argent . I thank those who found me worthy of recommendation. 

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Creative Friday

Linda Dawkins at Natural Suburbia is an inspiring home learning Mama from South Africa who shares her creative journey on her blog. I love her knitting patterns for fruits like this apple! Every Friday she invites folks to share on her Creative Friday page. Click on the bobbin to see some inspiring creations!

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moebius kitty bowl

It is gratifying when knitted gifts are appreciated as much as this Moebius kitty bowl. We have two feline companions who take turns nestling into its warm embrace. Juniper, the smaller of the two (above) fits perfectly, while Frodo (below) fills it to overflowing. Perhaps it is time to knit a second bowl (in a larger […]

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the art of fulling

Fulling hand knit pieces in the washing machine is a very hands-on process. Items go through a slow metamorphous, first slumping into loose, stretchy blobs in the hot water, then slowly firming up, while still lacking defined shape. Pieces are regularly pulled out of the water, squeezed, checked for progress, and returned for more agitation […]

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moebius bowl

As a big fan of Cat Bordhi’s moebius patterns I was keen to make another fringed bowl from her book “A Second Treasure of Magical Knitting.” I used Alafos Lopi for the bulk of the bowl, switching to another wool from my stash when the Lopi ran out. Still needing fringe material, Buffalo Wool (also from […]

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