Just under a month ago, on May 2nd, a friend pointed out a challenge she found and asked if anyone wanted to join her. The challenge was made by Baroness Ameline of Rowany from the Kingdom of Lochac and can be found at artsandsciences.lochac.sca.org.
Basically, the challenge is to do A&S every day for at least 10 minutes per day for 100 days in a row. If you miss a day, you start over at day 1. Since A&S is one of my favorite parts of the SCA, I accepted the challenge. And since I was about to start weaving when I read about the challenge, I decided to begin that very night. I am now on day 27.
I am going to showcase what I have accomplished over the past 27 days, thanks to this challenge.
I reacquainted myself with the art of kumihimo and am now working on my 3rd cord since starting the challenge.
I finished this year’s three Baron’s Champion garters.
With the extra warp left over from the above champion garters, I have woven six A&S tokens, with more to come, for giving out at A&S displays.
I have also been working on another weaving project — a laurel leaves fillet.
I started a project to spiffy up a new piece of garb by embroidering chain stitch around the collar and the sleeves, with more to come.
I also spent a little time reading up on the handloom. I hope to do a bit more reading in the coming months.
This challenge has already helped me to commit more to A&S. And I am loving the progress that I am seeing. A little bit each day goes a long way toward progress and often leads to more time given to projects each day.