First there was the Caer Galen Midwinter feast which was the reason I went during this busy time to visit my good friends Jeanne-Marie and Jim. We had originally met at the 2008 Midwinter when my ex and I had seen a sign for SCA, and being the sword fighting geeks we are we followed the sign. The first person we met was Jim who turned me over to Jeanne-Marie and from there she and I became close fiber friends.
Jeanne-Marie is a wonderful weaver as can be attested by these towel:
While I currently don't have pictures of myself at the Midwinter I do have a picture of myself at the archery practice:
All was well and good till the string of the bow caught on my arm:
|Immediate swelling and bruising|
I also knitted this lovely Honey Pot One Skein Shawl in San Fran Shops for Jeanne-Marie:
I knitted Jim slippers and finished them at 3am the day I was leaving which I think was really my first "IT" moment of the holidays.
On Wednesday I was determined to finish the slippers and stayed up really late to finish them, then before going to bed I packed up at which point Jim got up for work and gave me that look that said that he thought I was crazy. Around 4am I got to bed and woke up at 7:30am so Jeanne-Marie and I could have a cup of coffee together before she dropped me off at the airport for my 12pm flight.
I slept the entire time on the plane and then drove from SFO to Santa Cruz just in time for my Macroeconomics final. It went well and at this time I have caught up on sleep just in time to stay up all night knitting a hat that has to be wrapped and presented as a gift at 10am tomorrow morning.
Wish me luck!