When I’m not writing or teaching or grading or playing music or making a perfunctory attempt to keep house, I can often be found working with wool. Felting has been a passion of mine ever since I decided I had to figure out something to do with all that wool, our little farm’s most abundant natural resource.
Besides selling felted soap at the local farmers’ market, I engage in various experiments with wool and water. Once I attempted to make a pink beret. Unfortunately, in my calculations I forgot the difference between radius and diameter. . .
Fortunately, my daughter, a theatre major and costume designer, cleverly turned the botched beret into a dashing Renaissance cap that could have been donned by a character in Kingdom of the Birds.