Hurrah! I got home this afternoon and found a lovely pink SP package. It has the BIGGEST yarn and needles that I have ever seen in it! Look!
That's Big yarn in pink, and two different fun furs. And chocolate. Which someone ate once the package was opened (doo-doo-de-doo). And big needles, which are cute in a weird sort of way. Thanks SP! And it's PINK! I love pink. Even when I was a moderator on a goth website, my avatar had pink in it.
Another score this week, and a CPurl inspired photo...
I went to the thrift shop, and found this little package - yep, 10 balls (150m+/ball) of mohair in a pretty grey. That's Stabby checking it out. SCORE! It's sitting in my freezer at the moment, to freeze away any nasties, and giving me the heebie-jeebies when I open the freezer and forget it's there, and think something furry and grey has taken over.
Otherwise, I have been making something for my own SP. It is not pink - it's bluey coloured. It's also my first attempt at fulling - and it worked. A bag. I will post pics when it's dry (I have almost 100% certainty that she doesn't come here!). And I have also been party to the making of ice cream with liquid nitrogen.
No, the picture is unrelated to the ice cream, but it's a cold pic! I took the picture in my laundry on Tuesday, when I went in there and kicked the dog water bowl by mistake, only to discover it frozen solid. In the laundry. I put the platypus on it to make it obvious that it was frozen.
But liquid nitrogen ice-cream! I went and visited a physics class (basically to avoid doing my marking!) Ice-cream made from liquid nitrogen + ice cream ingredients. So sugar, milk, cream, vanilla, and we crushed up some cookies. After all the crappy jokes about Iron Chef...
Today's Theme Ingredient: Liquid Nitrogen! Ah, liquid nitrogen. I remember it well. I encountered it first in junior school science classes as a way to shatter fruit quickly and easily...
...we got down to it. You tip the liquid nitrogen into the bowl, and stir. Lots of smokey-looking ook comes off the bowl, and cascades over the counter. You feel that you need Igor there just for the ambience. Keep repeating until the ice cream resembles ice cream. Put into cones. Eat.
It was actually very nice (it should be, it cost quite a bit because of the cost of the nitrogen) and I could pretend that I'd run off to warmer climes, instead of warmer classrooms. I could give you the scientific explanation, but whaddoIlooklike? A science teacher?