More SCA rambling

To start: not SCA rambling.

I’ve been making a really valiant effort to be non-messy at the moment, and I found an old baggie of catnip, which I sort of threw on the floor nonchalantly, to deal with later. When I went to “deal with it later,” one of the cats (*cough* Lemmy *cough*) was totally making out with it, and at this moment both cats are completely stoned. There is catnip all over the floor. I will deal with this later. It is far too amusing to correct.

So. So. I found some awesome videos of zari embroidery, and Leah and I have Plans to learn how to do it on Monday evening. I have loads of fabric for Rajput garb, and now I need to fancy it up. The saris are taking their usual long time to be rid of starch. There is much sewing in my future, if I want to have a kit before RUM. The other good thing, though, is that I’ve found a name plus the supporting documentation, so things are moving swimmingly.

Enough about that.

A few years back, my mother-in-law had given me the most incredible pattern book. I had very recently taken up knitting, and she’d found it at a flea market. It’s a Minerva Yarns book from the ’30s (I think; it’s not dated), and as is not the case with modern books, I want to knit every single thing in this book. The hitch is that every single thing in this book is a seriously-involved gown-type-garment, knit on worsted or smaller yarn. I am going to start stocking up on yarn and patience very soon (I imagine I’ll need a quantity of both). This is the book in question:

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(from here)

The blog where I found the above picture (Thrift Shop Romantic) has a really wonderful post on the book, plus some good interior scans.

No, I’m not sharing.

About HappyGoth

By day, I'm a graphic designer. By night, I'm a knitter. I'm doing my part to keep Hotlanta stylish. I imagine that if you don't already understand the title of the blog, you're probably confused and perhaps slightly annoyed, but never fear - I do have a reason (and it's a good one). Having gone to hear Stephanie Pearl McPhee, and then having been inspired to blog about knitting, I found myself wondering what to call the blog. I recalled a conversation I had with Mouse and the Chicken Goddess about why it is a Bad Idea to anger knitters - this conversation was following SPM, aka the Yarn Harlot telling the assembled throng about Those Who Do Not Understand Knitting and Therefore Belittle It Much to the Chagrin of Others, or TWDNUKTBMCO, which is not the acronym she used but is the one I'm using because I forgot hers - that is, we are numerous and we all have very pointy sticks, easily transforming into an angry mob. Therefore, knitters = angry mob.
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2 Responses to More SCA rambling

  1. HappyGoth says:

    Ooh! Yes, please!

    You and Leah are the best Peers ever.

  2. I did some zari work years ago. I have to see if I can find my muthia for you.

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