b is for gifts from Denmark!

breadbag breadbagin
b is for brodpose (pronounced something like brol-poseh), or bread bag, with bread! Ciabatta in this case. It was very yummy. This bag amuses me because it is also my favorite hat shape. Prior to knitting, I made a lot of fleece hats that have this basic shape, and my former warmest hat was a wool hat in this shape.

pakhat coshat1 coshat2

The wooly one is one made in Pakistan… remember all the Afghan rebels wearing these in the 1980′s? It is a butt-ugly color, and has been put away in favor of a knit hat… but I may overdye it. The fleece is one dh wears, but with the band just doubled as in the pic on the far right… makes him look like a Cossack.

b is also for bush cards, another gift brought from Denmark, as a birthday gift for dh. He says he finds them rather disturbing. I think they are hilarious.
there are bunch of magazine covers

and a bunch of movie clips, famous photos, etc. I especially like the one where Cheney is his little lap dog.

(Hopefully I won’t get in any trouble for this picture…) I was reading Alice Starmore’s Fair Isle book, and in the beginning she writes about the history of the islands. There is a large picture of the herring boats at Lerwick harbor. It’s a very interesting picture… all the rigging on the boats, all the fish barrels on the dock, all the people working, women and men working side by side, what the women were wearing, and, wait, what is he looking at?
(portion of a picture from Alice Starmore’s Book of Fair Isle Knitting)
her butt
dh says some things never change.

b is also for bathrooms… ds had a friend over last night. Friend went into the bathroom as we were all going to bed (which though it is our big bathroom, is less than 5×7 and has a sliding door) and I heard a big crash and glass breaking. Leapt outta bed. Kid was fine, luckily he’d stepped into the bathroom before closing the door (sensible, eh?).
A piece of sheetrock about a foot by five fell down, knocking some pictures off the wall (thus the glass breaking). Our house is falling apart around us. The (sometimes leaking) bedroom ceiling is old, solid work that needs replacing. This is more recent (1980′s?) and not so solid work, that also apparently needs replacing.

So if that’s the big bathroom… how small is the small one? 28 inches wide. If you like to read on the seat, you must sit up, you cannot read with your elbows on your legs and close the door.

8 Responses so far

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    Mel said,

    January 26, 2008 @ 7:01 pm

    Hey! That could be one of my relatives you’re casting aspersions on there. Or they could all be relatives. The island population has always been kind of small, after all.

    So you wouldn’t be exaggerating or pretentious at all to refer to the small bathroom as your water closet.

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    Blogless Carrie said,

    January 26, 2008 @ 8:07 pm

    Wow – that definitely meets the “E for eclectic” category, too! Sheetrock falling from houses – that poor guy must have been scared sh**tless! Helpful reminder as we ponder buying an old house again…

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    Cathy-Cate said,

    January 26, 2008 @ 8:52 pm

    The ‘smallest room in the house’ is hilarious; obviously, people above a certain height may be restricted from full use. Might need a sign to that effect.
    Glad no one was hurt by the falling sheetrock, just freaked out, no doubt! In the first year we owned this >100-year-old construction project we have, two things that I had hung up fell down cataclysmically; a large framed work of art, and a mug rack full of mugs. VERY loud noises both and messes. I refused to ever hang anything up again. A year later, we found the plaster lath on that wall (it was two sides of the same wall the ill-fated objects had been hung on, kitchen backing up to living room) had water damage tracking down the inside of the wall from flashing that had pulled away from the chimney. So it wasn’t my fault. I felt less incompetent, but I still make the construction dude hang heavy things up now.
    Nice bread-bag and bag-hats! Overdyeing sounds like fun….

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    Chris said,

    January 26, 2008 @ 9:57 pm

    Yikes – that would be just way too much excitement, the ceiling falling down like that! Those cards are funny.

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    kmkat said,

    January 26, 2008 @ 10:15 pm

    Overdying the hat sounds like a great idea. Tell dh that I find the Bush cards disturbing as well.

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    Jennifer said,

    January 27, 2008 @ 12:03 am

    Thanks for taking the time to scan those cards. I think they’re disturbing and hilarious at the same time. The picture in the Starmore book is so funny. Imagine that! Despite the fact that a lot is left to the imagination, with all of those layers of clothing, the guy still bothers to take a peek.

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    Lucia said,

    January 28, 2008 @ 7:06 am

    When I was a teenager our bathroom (just one for four people) was six feet square. Literally. You could use the facilities and brush your teeth at the same time.

    Those cards freak me out. Like one of those love songs, “I see your face everywhere…” only, ICK.

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    mia said,

    January 28, 2008 @ 7:26 am

    Yup.. that’s a small bathroom! *grin*

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