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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, […]

Viking Age Clothing Annotated Bibliography

Viking Age Clothing Annotated Bibliography

An annotated bibliography of books and articles about viking age clothing. This has also been copied over to the Viking Clothing group on FaceBook.

Tablet Weaving Annotated Bibliography

Tablet Weaving Annotated Bibliography

An annotated bibliography of books and articles about table weaving. This has also been copied over to the Historic Tablet Weaving group on FaceBook.

Red Wool Antwerpen Jacket

Red Wool Antwerpen Jacket

Red wool antwerpen jacket started March 6, 2018. Not yet finished. “My hand to God, I will never be cold again.” – Me at my last camping event (and frankly a bunch before that but this time I really mean it). So ok. I camp. […]