[SCA] Another recap

Yeah, I know I never got around to Thanksgiving. Well, suffice to say there was sari shopping and we found a chaat place local to my in-laws and then we didn’t do a lot because folks got sick.

Anyhoo.

Magna Faire went swimmingly. We saw all the hipsters in Villa Rica on the way up (who knew Krystal was such a hip place?), then stayed up far too late Friday night and were all sort of weird the next day (by we, I mean Robbing Peter, Lea, and Serefina). I mean, I assume we were all weird. I was a jerk and kept wandering off from the table I was supposed to be watching, only realizing that I did this much later (like, yesterday around 9am).

I entered my book. I entered it in both contests, in fact. And then I sat way off to the side until the judges were done with it (which took an hour and a half), because the urge to eavesdrop was fierce and painful. And then Adella and I judged our Fine Arts category, and then there were some dance and poetry performances (which ended in Lea being Dance Champion and Lorenzo being Poet Laureate) and then Adella and I ate a lot of cookies at the apprentice’s meeting. And all along I really wanted to take a nap, so I attempted it but suddenly a bottom bunk became available, so I moved all my stuff.

Just before court, I got my scores, and they weren’t half bad! The judges caught all the stuff I explained I needed improvement on, and gave me a lot of things I can work on for the future, both from a project standpoint and also from the documentation side of things. I have learned as well that I need to work on making a more flashy thing next time, as to acquire more largesse (nobody told me about the largesse!).

I am really excited for the next go-round. I have been researching books and have located some more extant examples that I think I can make work. I also sourced some leather that’s a good $25 cheaper than the stuff Talas sells (not the same quality, I imagine, but still good and just fine for learning; it’s still goat hide, and therefore acceptable).

So. In summary, for Midwinter, we’ve got (1) a book, round 2 (2) chaupar and (3) there is no three, but three for Kingdom A&S will be block-printing, if I can swing it.

I have a lot to do before February.

[And then last night I got the wild idea to make pulao, into which I put figs in place of golden raisins, and not only was it easy but it was also really delicious, and I have lots left over. Pulao!]

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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