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25 January 2009 @ 01:24 am
Productive and not-so-productive day  
Well, the first half of my day was damned productive. I got up early (well, early for me on a Saturday at least) and went to the bank, the copy shop, the post office, a bead store, a fabric store (yay for tuned up machines!), a fossil shop and two libraries, all before 5PM!

Those of you who have been promised Twelfth Night prezzies, articles, drug information, patterns, fabric samples, etc, they are now en route. (Well, except for yours, swords_and_pens , that should go out on Monday.) The stack of boxes and envelopes was actually pretty impressive - the postal worker looked a little dismayed when I came through the door at 15 minutes to close, but I had all my affairs in order and was out of there with a few minutes to close.

Since the first part of my morning was so efficient, I indulged in some research time at the library. I was originally only slated for a book drop off, but ended up spending nearly two and a half hours there. It was worth it, though - I had all kinds of research win and now have a nice stack of books to peruse, including some on Italian fabrics (*nugde, nudge* ego_id_non_feci ) and some tasty items from the York Archaeology series and some others on Celtic/Norse jewelry and textiles. Nummy.

However, there was a whole lot less win with my first weaving project. mightyjesse  was a good teacher, but things were just not going well for me. :/ Perhaps on Tuesday, when I am not already exhausted from the day and warping the damned thing, I'll have better luck. *sigh* Now I'm exhausted and cold and so headed off to bed.
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Kathrinnewperspectives on January 25th, 2009 08:04 am (UTC)
Oooh, what kind of weaving are you doing?
eithni: snapeeithni on January 25th, 2009 09:05 pm (UTC)
We are *trying* to do leg wraps, but having a lot of fail. :/
Kathrinnewperspectives on January 25th, 2009 09:44 pm (UTC)
Ok, but on what type of loom, etc?
eithnieithni on January 26th, 2009 05:28 am (UTC)
Um... big. wood. ;P

Seriously, though - I think a 10 reed, 4 harness loom. I don't think I can be more specific.
Kathrinnewperspectives on January 26th, 2009 06:04 am (UTC)
Oh ok, but a modernish loom, not inkles or rigid heddles or somesuch. Gotcha!
mightyjessemightyjesse on January 26th, 2009 04:43 pm (UTC)
If by "modern" you mean "appearing in wood cuts in it's current design by 1300," then, yes...

A Dobby loom is modern... :P
Kathrinnewperspectives on January 26th, 2009 04:49 pm (UTC)
Ok ok, true, sorry! Emphasis on the -ish, I guess -- I'm surrounded by dark-ages people at the moment (at least mentally), and so it feels like if it's not rigid-heddle or warp-weighted, it's pretty stinkin' modern :-P
Of course, this is the same me that refers to certain features of spinning wheels as "newfangled technology", which confuses most people... because it's still a *spinning wheel*.
Doug Hulick / Simon Morcarswords_and_pens on January 25th, 2009 04:04 pm (UTC)
Have I mentioned how floored I am at what you all tried to do at 12th Night? How floored I still am? It not anything that I ever expected.

Thanks ever so much.

(Hey, can they Laurel you twice? Lord knows you do enough for a couple of us. :)

eithni: sofonisbaeithni on January 25th, 2009 09:11 pm (UTC)
Aw, thanks... It was my pleasure. I'm just annoyed things did not work out as cleanly as I'd planned - I was thinking 10AM gotcha, 6PM court - eight hours of sewing and a multitude of minions - no problem! Sadly, many of the minions did not show and the schedule just did not shake out that way. I probably should have just started on Saturday night, but I was seduced by the all-in-a-day challenge. I'm glad you appreciated it, though, even if the results are delayed. :P

Oh! Speaking of Laurel-y stuff - I'd also meant to mention that the glue on the cover of the book seemed to pull on it a bit when it dried. If you park the book under something flat and heavy for a little while, the leather on the spine should stretch just the little bit that is needed to make it sit nicely again.
Doug Hulick / Simon Morcarswords_and_pens on January 25th, 2009 11:00 pm (UTC)
I think I have a complete classical latin dictionary sitting around that is just begging to flatten another book. Thanks! :)
mightyjessemightyjesse on January 26th, 2009 04:44 pm (UTC)
A good teacher who is incapable of counting to 60... :P