24 November 2008

Gabe's shirt is complete!

AND it matches the Segway.

Technically Tycho's shirt is finished, but I feel like tweaking it and expanding the torso width a little. I'm going to do that now so it's ready for delivery tomorrow.

22 November 2008

Let's Pretend This Is Friday...

Pictures! Tycho's shirt is finished and Gabe's is well on his way. I am particularly proud of how Gabe's shirt is turning out, with the sleeves and the inlay.

14 November 2008

Placeholder for later!

I will be taking photos tonight during the maille party. If you didn't get invited, my apologies. I am trying to keep the numbers down and get a good rotation of many people through to help if they want. ANYWAY. I will have someone model the Tycho shirt tonight, as well as capture the scene as best as I can re: lots of maille noobs inhabiting my living room. I might even open up the bedroom wall to get more space.

If you DID get invited, bring food to share. Potluck woo!

12 November 2008


Better photo coming on Friday when I get someone to try it on at the House of Gamers, but this will do for now. I attached the sleeve on Monday, and finished the seam along the underarm last night. It is COMPLETE!

10 November 2008

It's the most wonderful time of the year

The holidays are coming up, and that means gift season. I will be making another order with TRL soon to stock up on some nicer metals for nicer jewelry. I keep putting this off because life keeps getting in the way (student loans, car payments, lazy, etc.) but I want to be able to order by Friday.

If you have something in mind that you want, let me know. Right now I am planning on an ounce or two of sterling, a deluxe jeweler's kit, and some scales for a commission that has been sitting on the back burner for a while.

What I'm saying is, I am opening my commission list! Yaaayyy holidays.

Photo --> Deluxe Jewelry Kit @ TheRingLord.com -- includes stainless, copper, jeweler's brass, bronze, and nickel silver.

07 November 2008

A Real Update

Back on track! I am currently wearing Tycho's shirt. It is still missing one sleeve, but it is looking damn fine. Last night I focused on the more oddly shaped pieces of Gabe's shirt, including the top of the front 1/4 and one of the sleeves. I hope that, with the help of friends, I can get some of the more rectangular shaped pieces put together. i.e. start on the back of gabe's shirt (all yellow!), finish Tycho's sleeve, and work on the orange chunk of Gabe's other sleeve. They are great pieces for beginners because there is no major concern with particular pattern quirks, expansions or contractions, seams, etc.

Without further ado, here is Gabe's shirt pieces.

06 November 2008

"Getting Back on Track" or "A Peek Into Real Life"

I maille by night, but by day... wait, no. I work the evening shift. I promise, tomorrow I will get back to showing you progress of the shirts. My goal for this evening is to finish the front section of Gabe's.

I have not made nearly as much progress this week as I would have liked, but life has been crazy. For starters, I have still been dealing with car stuff, and insurance stuff, re: my wrecked 240. I also picked up my new car. Meet Skeeter:

He is an 8 year old Beetle with a turbo attitude. You can take two references from the name, depending on what type of geek you are -- 1) Rita Skeeter's animagus form is a beetle, and 2) When I honk the horn, it sounds like Skeeter Valentine from the old animated series "Doug."

Aside from that, work has been crazy. On Tuesday I worked long to cover the election - Yay Obama! - and yesterday I pulled a 12 hour shift in order to help out with the camera crew at the Seattle Auto Show. My station is dedicating a half hour to showing the best and most beautiful, and I have been getting as involved as possible. All the tween graphics are mine (interstitials, commercial bumps, and the intro!), plus I was able to help with the filming yesterday and stand in as an "attendee" in some shots.

It was a great couple of days, but I came home last night exhausted. Hopefully today will be calmer. I hope to get a lot of mailling done on my lunch break and after work. Pics tomorrow!