Heck, it has shopping! Lots of it! What's not to like?
Like last year, this time we also decided to clean the closet, get a booth, and merchant with melaniesuzanne, penguininarmor, rheabecc, and psallite. And although I did not sell so many items, I made about as much as last year, if not a little bit more. The best part? Now I have more room in my closets for new garb, and in my sewing room for the wools I purchased last time. Yay me!
The good thing is that the merchanting sponsored my shopping. I got a nifty pink hat and a knitted pouch from attack_laurel, a pattern and some lace from kass_rants, some glassware from Elspeth, and some glass buttons from Grace. I am all set.
Oh, and I was a good belfebe! I resisted the temptation to buy more wool, despite the fact that there some very nice pics out there. I am determined to use what I already have before getting anything else. Again, yay me!
The rapier was also fantastic. blueleader's Free Scholar prize was one of the best that I've ever seen, and afterwards I had the chance to fight with folks I don't get to fight on a regular basis. In fact, I crossed blades with some I had never crossed blades before. That alone made my day.
I also had a chance to work with dante_di_pietro on my nifty Capo Ferro moves (he's got me hooked on that!), and got some good feedback from him, grauwulf and ccunning. In turn I worked with some newer fighters and got to give feedback to them.
Here are the highlights:
After the event, we ended up chilling at Greta and the Navigator's new digs, after which we called it a night and went home, ready for some Advil and a good night sleep.
Doesn't get much better than that.