Wool and School! (does that rhyme?)  

rm_Almondnut 44F
318 posts
2/17/2005 7:29 pm

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Wool and School! (does that rhyme?)

Man, that was one really freaking hard history test. I think I barely scraped through with maybe a B if i'm lucky. Essays and write-ins, the entire thing. I totally screwed up the final essay because I didn't look up the authors of the articles I was quoting before going in to the test. My next test (for my other history class) is on Monday - so stuying over the weekend.

I learned how to turn on a gas kiln today. Fire scares me, but there is a bit of excitement in controlling the fire of a powerful gas kiln. The thing just roars when you put too much gas in.

This weekend might have some fun elements. I'm going to experiment with dying wool. I made a very silly looking felt hat yesterday. It has three "antenna" looking things coming off the top. I wore it around campus most of the day, enjoying the sillyness of it and getting a lot of strange looks. For my midterm, I'm thinking of making a really bright, really BIG silly hat. Apparently Kool-aid is the best dye for wool, so I picked up a few packs to see what kind of garish colors I can make. What I really want to do is to dye the piece after it has been made, not dye the wool before making. I want to make an all white wool piece then dip-dye the parts of the hat to make it colored.

I'll keep you updated on the wool experiment...I suspect that "lemonaide" yellow and "Berry Blast" blue will make some neat colors.

A friend just pointed out that all I do is work. I'm either doing my job, working on homework, doing housework, or at school. He said I needed some "Almond alone time" to do "fun stuff". Not sure what that would be right now..all I can think of is all the things that still have to be done.

lostinthebeach 42F
1 post
2/23/2005 6:33 pm

Boy, that desert heat must be really getting to you - u need to come back since we all miss u here at ff in pa
(without the hat though...)
- brockstar

rm_Almondnut 44F
115 posts
2/25/2005 12:19 pm

Aw come on! That hat is Awesome! Really (snort)

New hat pic coming soon....

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