So, today, I did something weird for a person in the SCA from The Shire of Forth Castle. I slept in until 7:30, took my time getting dressed and ready to go, drove an hour from my house and went to an event. See, the closest events to us are almost 3 hours away. Most of the events are 5+ hours. The ability to drive an hour from my house? Dude…
So, today I learned 3 awesome things: Kumihimo braiding, Bobbin lace (it wasn’t an official class, just me cornering the goddess of bobbin lace, THL Dianora!), and knitting!
The Kumihimo class I took on a lark. I was looking for Dianora, because she said she’d teach me bobbin lace when we had a minute, and I found her taking this class. It’s string. That’s really all you need to know about why I sat down and handed over my $5! Holy cow! It’s faster than lucet braiding, more colorful, and easier on my fingers! Go ahead and add this to my list of things I can do! I made a bracelet before the class was over! yeah, I’m quick at it! I’m a machine with braiding things! MWAHAHAHAHA!
I got a one-on-one session with THL Dianora doing bobbin lace that reinforced that I picked up at Gulf Wars and made me really want to finish a piece. I have a few issues that I need to fix, but I’m impressed that I know what those things are and can fix them! So, now I need more toys. A pillow with a roller and an angle, a pillow stand, laminated patterns, a hard to find book… little things! I happen to know a guy who can take care of the pillow and the stand, I can print the patterns and laminate them! Now, about the book…
The last thing I learned was knitting. To be fair, it was a class dedicated to just the knit stitch, and I had already taught myself how to do that thanks to my friend YouTube! I took this class to make sure I was doing it right. Good news? I WAS! SQUEE! So, now I’m 8 inches deep on a scarf and I bought more yarn to finish it!
So, there you have it! A day full of WIN for Laurin! *dances*
Until next time!