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This looks like fun. I'm not a Laurel, so I can't enter, but I can exhibit, and Aschehyrst isn't that far away. Now, which do I enter: weave with handspun, embroider a garment, or knit a cushion? I think it would be nifty to do all three... now I just need to work on spindling silk or wool fine enough to weave and/or embroider with. And learn to tablet weave. Minor thing to think about there.

Spinning the yarn for a cushion wouldn't be that hard, because there's no way on God's green earth I'm going to able to knit a 12"x 12" cushion at 22 st/in, in silk, without going mad. I have the book she references, though, so I could even use one of the patterns in it, blown up to a humanly possible gauge.

Guess what I'm doing after the wedding? I should have gone to the Mind's Eye sale after all -- could have gotten fiber for 25% off.

So... what should I use, silk or wool? Which would be easier to spindle, do you think?

I'm going downstairs and maybe do some fingerlooping for dress straps...

i feel: happy happy

6 trips or shoot the rapids
cellio From: cellio Date: June 8th, 2004 07:48 am (UTC) (base camp)
I'm not a Laurel, so I can't enter

It sounds to me like you don't have to be a Laurel to enter; certain specific laurels are issuing the challenge, but I don't see any entry requirements. (The period treatise sounds interesting, except for the part about giving lectures in Carolingia -- a bit far for me.)
s2go From: s2go Date: June 8th, 2004 10:26 am (UTC) (base camp)
She's right. You don't have to be a Laurel to enter a Laurels Prize. And I think the format that KayLeigh has is really interesting. A bit different than how we do Laurel's Prize here in Ansteorra, but not in a bad way. I think I'm going to show this to our Kingdom A&S minister (she's my protege sister *grin*). The challenge part may be something we want to try to add down here.

I definatly think you should enter. It's far enough off that you could even start now as a little distraction from the upcomming wedding crazyness *wink* How many days till the big I DO?
tashabear From: tashabear Date: June 8th, 2004 11:29 am (UTC) (base camp)
I plan to start working on it after the wedding, since there's less than three weeks to go. It does give me something else to think about while I'm doing the remaining scutwork on this shindig.
tashabear From: tashabear Date: June 8th, 2004 11:12 am (UTC) (base camp)
I thought that the way the email I got about it was phrased, I can't compete, but I can display. My work has really improved the past several years, and I want to show it off and get some outside comments on it.

Upon re-reading the email, I guess I can enter, so either way, I have a lot of spinning to do!
jducoeur From: jducoeur Date: June 8th, 2004 01:08 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Yaas. In fact, my impression had been that Laurels are the ones who can't compete (this is normal for Laurel Prize Tournies), although they don't seem to actually come out and say that on a closer read. The point, though, is that the Laurels structure the thing and the non-Laurels enter.

Still haven't decided whether to do a challenge. Ideally I'd prefer to issue a game-related challenge, but I haven't come up with anything really appropriate. I suppose I could do a dance challenge instead...
tashabear From: tashabear Date: June 8th, 2004 01:13 pm (UTC) (base camp)
Now that I've re-read it, if I do this the way I want to, I can enter four of the eight categories.

No small ambitions, me.
6 trips or shoot the rapids