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Genny Grim
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Knitting, spinning, re-enacting and taking over the world, one library at a time.
Knitting, spinning, re-enacting and taking over the world, one library at a time.

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Navel-gazing, or, a foray into the depths of imposter syndrome
It's been a whole year since I started seriously planning the Next Big Thing , which eventually became the Raglan Basket Project. Since then, my blog posting has been rather sporadic. It's not that I'm not making things, it's... Well. It's a bunch of things...
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A refreshing lunch for 100
Over the weekend I cooked the lunch for Midsummer Coronation. It was an interesting challenge for a few reasons. First, I've never cooked for more than fifty people before. Second, it was a new site with a tiny kitchen. Tiny as in smaller than my apartment'...
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More problems, more fixes (a shift recipe)
As I mentioned in an earlier post, there are some minor issues with my underwear. So, I've dealt with that and have made three additional new ones. The shifts that are the foundation of this outfit are based on a sort-of extant piece from 14th-century Germa...
More problems, more fixes (a shift recipe)
More problems, more fixes (a shift recipe)
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Interlude - Good News and Bad News
Tonight I am spending a little time on something that isn't SCA clothing. I know, right? But it is a necessary interlude in my textile activities. Bad news first - I managed to catch my new (commercial) pullover in the zip of my jacket and rip a hole in it....
Interlude - Good News and Bad News
Interlude - Good News and Bad News
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Boring but necessary
The plan for Raglan is to have a fresh set of body linen every other day. That means five shifts, five pairs of hose, and five veils. I needed a veil for the event last weekend, and since I was cutting out the fabric anyway I figured I might as well just do...
Boring but necessary
Boring but necessary
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Frock 2.0
Having finished fixing the grey frock, it was high time I moved onto the next project for my Raglan basket. The next item on the list was the second frock, this time in black wool. (My wardrobe is pretty boring, colour-wise. I'm ok with that.) The tippets a...
Frock 2.0
Frock 2.0
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First, fix the problems
I've already made most of a complete outfit for my Basket Project, even though I never posted about it. Sorry about that. We'll talk about the foundation garments another day, but there were four major issues with the outer frock. Conveniently, they're all ...
First, fix the problems
First, fix the problems
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Sneaky Vegan Feast
A few months back Boss Laurel was making noises about how difficult it would be to put together a feast for an event that was a) entirely made of dishes/ingredients from pre-1600 recipes and b) entirely vegan. This inevitably pushed my "challenge accepted" ...
Sneaky Vegan Feast
Sneaky Vegan Feast
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The next thing
There's always a "next thing". In this case, it's a mostly-needlework project that I'm hoping will be completed by the end of next July in time for our major SCA camping trip. Among attendees there's a tendency to have more and more stuff every year. There ...
The next thing
The next thing
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Constanza's chocolate science, as served at Raglan Fair XII
This article previously appeared in the September issue of the Baelfyr. In the lead-up to Raglan Fair, I took part in an online course called A
History of Royal Food and Feasting, put together by the University of
Reading and the Historic Royal Palaces. O...
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