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Antwerpen gown epiphany

Antwerpen gown epiphany

I’ve had this thing that I’ve been kicking around for a while. I’m working on my Antwerpen gown and I’ve been kind of stuck trying to figure out what was going on with the front of the dress under the laces. This is the same […]

The bar

The bar

At Beltane, on Friday night I phoned it in… hard. We set up camp, headed off site for dinner, returned to site, put the child to bed and then I decided I wanted to spend a little while sitting by the fire. This last year […]

Frankenhat

Frankenhat

Started on 4/24/2018. Finished 5/10/2018. Pattern: Frankenhat (Scholar’s Cap+Knitted coif cap) Yarn: Patons Classic Wool Worsted black medium 100% wool US$6.99 from Jo-Anne’s Needles: Clover 7″ US sz 8 (5 mm) double pointed bamboo needles Accessories: 3 knitting markers, 1 knitting counter, knitting point protectors […]

Parable of the Engineer

Parable of the Engineer

The parable of the engineer. In my day job I am a software engineer. People who are not engineers come to me and say “Build us {this thing}”. They will in fact sometimes even come to me and say “Build us {this thing} and it […]

Tracking Knitting Rounds

Tracking Knitting Rounds

I am a rank NOOB when it comes to knitting. That said, I hit upon a clever method to track which round I’m on while I was knitting my first project. I’m recording it here so I don’t forget it (and to have the information […]

Scholar’s hat: My first completed knitting project

Scholar’s hat: My first completed knitting project

Started on 4/8/2018. Finished 4/22/2018. Technically this is not the first thing I have ever knit. It is the first thing I’ve completed. About 5 years ago Christian de Holacombe attempted to teach me to knit at a West/An Tir sock wars. I remember doing […]

16th c. German Annotated Bibliography

16th c. German Annotated Bibliography

An annotated bibliography of books and articles about 16th century German clothing and finds.

“Cut the dog off the loom”

“Cut the dog off the loom”

Early this year we re-did my sewingroom/office (hereafter referred to as “The Study”). I don’t have any “real” before pictures. I have picture from when we moved into the house and the room was empty and pristine(and carpeted). Right before the re-do my sewing room […]

Anglo-Saxon Annotated Bibliography

Anglo-Saxon Annotated Bibliography

An annotated bibliography of books and articles about Anglo-Saxon (primarily Kentish) clothing and finds.

Apprenticing Eva Hundsdotter

Apprenticing Eva Hundsdotter

On the 24th day of March Anno Societatis LII, 2018 in the common reckoning, on the Sitientes which is the eve of the Feast of the Annunciation, the feast day of St. Hildelith, abbess of Barking Hereford, at the March Crown of the West Kingdom, […]