Labor day weekend will be a pretty major event for the SCA kingdom I'm currently living in - the 30 year celebration - so of course there will be an A&S competition. We finally got the official word as what the competition format would be yesterday, and as I've been sitting here watching TV and hemming I've been mulling over what I might do for my Triathlon entry. This one is particularly ugly in that I will actually have to do something from three different categories, not just two, so I can't really double up on anything and play to my strengths. But then again, no one else can either so that sort of works out.
My current plan, given the time constraints and with some consideration to my A&S 50 goals, is as follows:
1. The eyelet brick stitch bag of doom
2. Perugia towel with hand-dyed indigo bits
3. lampwork glass rosary, of the seraphic variety (if I can manage to make that many beads that match)
All of these things date to the early part of the 15th century, which is just about perfect for my actual persona.
The only real issue here is the lampwork rosary. Lampwork isn't exactly period, though you can apparently produce a period glass bead that way. I know nothing about period glass work, or bead making in period or out, so this will be a new set of skills, but should be fun and interesting. I do know they made rosaries out of glass, so that at least is not a problem.