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Sometimes, Perhaps, and Nevermind.

Turns out there's a clause in the lease at Madhouse-At-Camelot that specifically forbids running any sort of business from this address, including those businesses that are specifically allowed in residential zones. Oh well. I'm focusing more on my giant projects than anything sellable, anyway. My pants got a major field test at GeekGirlCon. Lessons learned:
  • There is absolutely no sneaking up on anyone in those. Each step sounds like kicking a bag of dimes. As ways to muffle that go, I'd like to be able to knit yarn through the links for padding, but it's slower and fiddlier than my patience can handle.
  • Fifteen pounds is a lot to hold on the hips. I don't notice for an hour or two, but the bruises didn't fade for nearly a week. Plan B is isomorphic to suspenders, but that will require further adjustments to weight-bearing elements.
  • Again I didn't notice at the time, but the rings and scales at the toes scraped much of the polish off my boots. The solution to this may actually be the same as the solution to the noise, a knit or leather pad between.
  • As it turns out, a single set of compression pants is not 100% proof against getting hairs caught. Also, not strictly warm enough. Next time, I'm doubling up the tights.
I had plenty of people asking for pictures, but I never actually got any of my own. If anyone has run into pictures of that outfit, can you pass me a link? click This entry was originally posted at http://memnus.dreamwidth.org/404129.html. Please comment there using OpenID.


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Oct. 28th, 2011 07:41 am (UTC)
I'm greatly impressed at the concept of stealth chainmail. It just seems so unlikely. Maybe there's a way of coating them in fibre rather than knitting?
Oct. 28th, 2011 04:19 pm (UTC)
One thing you can do to make maille more stealthy is to alternate between metal and rubber links. Of course this is no help for already-woven products, the rubber's not as durable as metal is, and it wouldn't work for scale anyway because you can't open rubber links.

Oct. 28th, 2011 04:26 pm (UTC)
I've actually got a few sections of rubber already, mostly between the belt and the top of the scales. It tends to be the first to go when I need structural adjustments.
Oct. 28th, 2011 10:20 pm (UTC)
My pants got a major field test at GeekGirlCon.

Thank you for my favorite out of context statement of the week.
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