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Evil takes a Holiday

I am on my painfully slow home computer today, so while there are many comments I want to reply to in my previous post, I'm waiting until Monday, when I will be back at work.    You guys rock.  :)

We're off this weekend to the Freescholar/White Scarf meet, and will be spending a couple of days (well, today and tomorrow) at the farm first, so we can do a couple of things (plus we have a couple of people staying).  

And now I'm actually boring myself, so I'm going to go back to working on the lacing points for the sleeves I've made for my blue bodies.  They're white linen tape with blue linen sewn aglet points, and look rather cool.  The only trouble is that they're super-dense, and I've already broken a sewing needle on them.  

That's the first time I've ever broken a hand needle - snapped right in the middle.  No wonder my arms are cranky this morning.

Evil out!

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lorebubeck
Apr. 24th, 2008 02:06 pm (UTC)
Guess I'm a little rough on my hand needles. I break them all the time! Hmmm....
valkyr8
Apr. 24th, 2008 02:12 pm (UTC)
I covet your icon.
alina_s
Apr. 24th, 2008 06:17 pm (UTC)
Me too!
attack_laurel
Apr. 28th, 2008 11:59 am (UTC)
It is open for ganking. You may steal it - just credit me. :)
thornbury
Apr. 24th, 2008 02:21 pm (UTC)
I'm at the edge of my knowledge even asking this, so the answer might just confuse me. I'll ask anyway.

Sleeves for bodies? I thought a pair of bodies was basically a corset... no shoulder, no sleeves?
thornbury
Apr. 24th, 2008 03:24 pm (UTC)
Re: ;)
As expected, way over my head. I knew that bodies and corsets were different, and that bodies were worn on the outside, but I've never thought of bodies having sleeves. Then again, my lady wife is Florentine, and doesn't wear a lot of Elizabethan. ;-)
attack_laurel
Apr. 28th, 2008 12:00 pm (UTC)
Re: ;)
Ayup. There's been some back and forth over it, but the pictures seem to bear out a whole "bodies as outerwear, not corsets per se" idea.
victoriapringle
Apr. 24th, 2008 02:41 pm (UTC)
I left you a comment in an older message about Pennsic, if you didn't find it let me know.
cristiana5
Apr. 24th, 2008 02:43 pm (UTC)
I never break a needle, but they are never the same when I am done, especially if I'm beading...
albreda
Apr. 24th, 2008 04:30 pm (UTC)
I LIKE that my fine needles bend with use - they hurt my fingers less that way!
reasie
Apr. 24th, 2008 02:51 pm (UTC)
I <3 your icon!!! *evil squee*

odettedamboise
Apr. 25th, 2008 03:53 am (UTC)
Me, too. It is faboooo!
peteyfrogboy
Apr. 24th, 2008 03:52 pm (UTC)
I usually break the eyes out of my needles, and occasionally snap them in half. One of them managed not to break, but instead bent in the middle. I find it very useful for certain applications.
laurensa
Apr. 24th, 2008 04:52 pm (UTC)
I rarely break needles, but all of mine seem to end up bent in the middle.
textileowl
Apr. 24th, 2008 05:19 pm (UTC)
I broke two hand needles last week pleating the linen sundress I'm making. One snapped at the eye and the other in half.

Also, I bend tweens consistently because I hold my needles between my thumb and my front two fingers for greater control rather than just my thumb and forefinger.
spranglady
Apr. 24th, 2008 07:14 pm (UTC)
*icon envy*

I broke three needles one Pennsic, trying to finish hand-sewing the cover for my A-frame before a storm came in. :P Fun times! :) I've only ever broken one on garb when putting hooks and eyes into Sal's fighting doublet.
cathgrace
Apr. 24th, 2008 09:10 pm (UTC)
I accidentally break needles in the middle all the time. Not from heavy fabric, I just have very firm hands, and somehow snap them. (although some needles I manage to keep for weeks without breaking them) I think I broke 3-4 at plymouth in the first day, then I found a good one that I managed to use the rest of the time, and it only bent a little. I love your icon too by the by......
mistressarafina
Apr. 25th, 2008 02:48 am (UTC)
Not that you haven't heard it a million times, but I've been spending the evening reading all the articles you've written and I really enjoy your site. So much to research, so little time.

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