March 16, 2008

Guys and Leather.

No, not that kid of guys and leather. Seriously, is that all you think of?

Yesterday I spent most of the day working leather. I had to make myself a new pair of moccasins, this time I had a much better idea of what I was doing and this pair actually turned out looking decent. They aren't the prettiest damn things I've ever seen, but compared to my first pair, they are down right works of art.

While I was working on these Wes came over to try his hand at working leather. He needed to repair a saddle seat he has. I'm not sure what was more amusing to Ktreva, listening to Wes swear when he'd make a mistake or me when I would accidentally poke myself with a needle. Shadoglare came over to drink some beer and to converse. He had contacted me earlier in the day wanting to know if I wanted to go out, I told him that I really needed to get the leather work done. He also contacted Graumagus to see if he wanted to go out. He had to work.

Later in the evening Grau called and said he was heading to Carlyle's after work with some friends. He got off of work at 11:00. Since I started sewing at 1:00, when I finally got my mocs 2/3 of the way done, I decided to stop and go hang out there. Wes had to head home, four kids and all. Shadoglare and I went and hung out with Grau until 2:00 AM just getting caught up.

He's still alive right now. He's not sure when he's coming back. Mostly because he has some court time ahead of him and he's not sure how thats going to go. But that's all the detail you're going to get from me at this time.

Well if you'll excuse me, it's time for me to go make some leggings. Or as Ktreva wants to call them, 1750's arseless chaps.

Posted by Contagion in Stories about me. at March 16, 2008 03:26 PM | TrackBack

Leggings are not 1750's arseless chaps. Leggings are designed to protect your socks-expensive and somewhat hard to come by in the 1700's-especially on the frontier. True cowboy chaps are designed to protect your thighs from rubbing on a saddle when you spend all day horseback. Other modern chaps are somewhat similar to leggings. Snake bite and briar chaps for hunting are of the same basic function as leggings. I have even worn my buffalo leather leggings over jeans when pheasant hunting.

And just for the record, I have never seen a pair of chaps that were not arseless. They have always, as far as I know, been just a pair of pantlegs.

Posted by: Petey at March 17, 2008 09:12 AM