Penguin Dreams and Stranger Things

A refuge in the great snow storm of life. A place for me to show my weaving and vent my frustrations.

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Location: Baltimore, MD

I'm working on developing a Norse persona to explain the weaving and spinning, hence the name. I collect penguins and as my interests state; I also tablet weave, spin, cook, brew, and dabble in embroidery. Stop by, pull up an iceburg, and chill with the penguins.

Tuesday, August 24, 2004


So I'm an artisan or something like that. I'm an apprentice and I've been REALLY lazy lately about the weaving.

Yeah, I made a nifty turtle piece and some inkle stuff for my new dress but I haven't done anything challenging in a long time. The crab belt was challenging and ambitious for my fourth piece. The apprentice belt was challenging because of the sheer length of the thing, 3 yards, and the time table I was trying to keep. I haven't woven any of the patterns that I've drafted yet but that's the next step. I haven't done anything else with twill since I tried the basic 3/1 with what was left on the loom. I won't get better unless I practice. I won't practice unless I warp that sucker up. I guess that's what I'm doing tomorrow.

Then there's the rapier thing. Spent $550 on new toys but I haven't been to practice yet. Need to get washers to put in the bird blunts so I can get the dagger and schlagger set up. So much to do and so little initiative. Was I always this lazy?

Friday, August 20, 2004

Society for Creative Anachronism%2C Inc.

Society for Creative Anachronism%2C Inc.

So this is how you find the homepage for how I spend most of my free time. Real medievalists have mixed feelings about us because some members tend to play loose and fast with history. I say, "I don't have enough money or time to be a reenactor and be perfectly period."

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So, I'm trying out this new thing; and of course I have to have the black background, my father's fault.

Nothing much going on with me. I picked an Anglo-Saxon handle from Beowulf and I don't know much about the culture other than from reading Beowulf. I wanted the name Wiglaf but it was already taken. I guess I'll have to go with plan B and give my future dog that name. Try saying can't help but smile :)

Just hanging out at home, watching the bf play Simpsons Hit and Run. I probably should do some laundry and clean up but I don't have the motivation.