We had craft night at our house last night. Tim wanted to learn how to needle felt--he wants to make a needle felted ornament for his friend Thomas for Christmas. So I got out the big organized (sort of) bag of needle felting stuff and we felted.
Thomas (or his sister, we aren't sure) sent Tim a little canoe ornament to commemorate the trip, and Tim needle-felted a little Thomas last night. I was very impressed with the hat.
I'm slowly acclimating to the new school year, although the schedule (three three-hour discussions each week) is challenging. I have a new group of honors students and a few have already self-identified as special snowflakes. The new PhD students seem good. I have a few new interesting projects going on with some of our PhD students too. The politics are awful but I'm working on putting those aside. After I say my piece, of course.
I finished "The Battle of Versaille" (fashion history) and it was fine--as I wrote previously, I was unaware that there wasn't really American 'high fashion' before that event. I'm also reading "The Dark Net" about the dark side of the Internet. I had read/heard several interviews with the author when the book came out so there's not a whole lot new but it is still interesting.
And this is still in progress:
I'm about to start the decreases for the neckline and then it should finish up fast!