AND, I also finished the linens for High Table for 12th Night. The only thing I have left to do is assemble the centerpieces the night before the event (and that would be tomorrow night). I am very looking forward to it!
I had hoped to have my loom warped with it's second project, but unfortunately, I did not purchase enough of the Shetland wool I had hoped to use for warp. MLK weekend is a long one for me, and only a few weeks away, so I will order more and warp and weave that weekend. I hope to have that project completed in February and start to warp for some rugs to use in our tents at Pennsic.
What else am I doing? Planning this years projects! I very much hope to draft a new undergown pattern based on the Hedeby fragment. I am going to make some new "upgraded" tunics for my BF. I have a ton of linen to be worked up into Pennsic garments.
I am deliberating methods to better organize my research. Index cards aren't cutting it for me these days, but given that I am without a computer a couple days each week, compiling items into one format is not easy. Looking at apps and seriously considering getting a tablet of some sort to help me organize my mess of notes and articles.
In addition to that, I have also started to revise my instruction documents that I have used to teach people how to make garb. My bog dress instructions are done and was posted on this blog not long ago, and a revision of my tunic document is also in the works. After that will come my Middle Eastern coat pattern and the document I use for my classes about making your Middle Eastern garb more period.
When first I sat down to revise the tunic document, I paused for a moment to think about it. Was it really necessary to even put it out there? After looking at it for a bit, I think that yes, it is. There are many great sets of directions online for making garb. However, some people can better learn from one type of instruction than another. I personally have fumbled a project with one style of instruction, but had amazing results with another. Hopefully, someone somewhere will find something in my documents that will aid them in taking a step further on their garb journey.