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ToV rocks. That's really all there is to it.

I had a great time this weekend. My knee held up much better than I'd expected, even when I did stupid things like try to run across a field in combat, or trip over someone. I got more exercise than I've had in ages; I guess being a front-line fighter character will do that. I'm still not a very good boffer fighter, but I think I'm improving. I know I landed at least some good blows this weekend, and I certainly had fun trying. I'm so glad I decided to take the chance on not being a noncombatant and letting myself get back into the thick of things even with the brace.

I also get the awesomeness that is having [livejournal.com profile] metagenie and [livejournal.com profile] residualentropy (er, I mean Dr. [livejournal.com profile] residualentropy, congratulations!) running a big chunk of my plot, which is all kinds of cool. And [livejournal.com profile] tenwii and the other barbarians are truly glorious roleplaying partners, and all the staff do such great stuff. [livejournal.com profile] dharklady and [livejournal.com profile] torilgrey, you should be really proud of what you've built.

I'm physically tired but mentally and emotionally much refreshed. Now I need to finish packing, and then go get some sleep before I have to go be professional in Fresno all week.
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doublet
Originally uploaded by Kath B.

I just finished making this doublet to donate to ToV. I'm rather pleased with the result. I don't do a lot of "real" sewing; most of my own LARP costuming is simple stuff like T-tunics. But this was more substantial. The one thing I didn't do was real buttonholes; I have a 50-year-old black Singer sewing machine that's a treasure, but the buttonholer attachment is a pain to deal with.

Behind the cut is a closeup of the neckline. (Like this photo, it's a bit blurry, because I took the photos with no flash -- the flash was too shiny bouncing off the velvet.)

Closeup. )



I like having well-dressed NPCs. I hope this works out well.

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