Sorry.

I lied about that posting, only not really because the internet was mysteriously nonfunctional when I got home after class. So here’s the make-up:

chain-stitch progress by you.

I did a lot of embroidery at Wednesday’s SCA meeting. I even tried to show Lea how to do it, but I’m not sure how successful I was. I think that needs to be more hands-on.

But I seem to have gotten to where I can talk and embroider simultaneously, and I did this great bit of tiny little stitches:

chain-stitch progress, the good stuff by you.

(Which are blurry, and covered by the now-multiplying camera lens spots.)

You’ll have to trust me that the back is just as neat as the front, which it is.

chain-stitch progress, eye detail by you.

This is that “eye” piece I showed off before, but with another row of stitches. My stitch calibration is still a little wonky, but it’s getting better!

And so I continue to make progress. With the help of Master Lorenzo (who is my new IM friend), I’ve discovered a lot of stuff on pachisi, which is the original game that parcheesi and ludo are based on. Most of the boards are fabric and are elaborately embroidered. I think I just might make one to practice on before I do the skirt fabric.

This weekend is the L5P Halloween parade, in which the local SCA group will be marching. I am not looking forward to braving the cold in my Rajasthani garb, but I’ll make do. I’ll probably bring a big warm wrap. Brr. The next sewing project will be something that’s appropriate for winter wear, although I had wanted to do European in the wintertime. However, I’ve gotten so into my new persona that I’m not as excited about that anymore. I’m thinking Mughal for the winter. Yeah. Silks, pants and long sleeves for the win.

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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