onsdag den 17. januar 2018

TUSAL 1 - 17. januar 2018

     Som jeg skrev i min kommentar på Daffycat's blog er mit probelm ikke, at jeg har for få hobbyer, ting jeg gerne vil eller materialer til at lave dem med. Mit problem er plads til at opbevare materialerne og endnu mere plads til at bruge dem og så kunne jeg da godt bruge lidt mere tid. Et par ekstra timer mellem klokken 12 og 14 ville være velkomne.
     Derfor er de fleste af mine stumper ikke af tekstil art denne gang. 
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As I said in my comment at Daffycat's blog, it's not hobbies, I'm missing, but room for them.  A little extra time would not be amiss either; a few more hours between 12 and 2 pm. would be much appreciated.
But as a result of my diverse hobbies, most of my ORTs are of non-yarny origin.

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     Her er de tekstile ender. De stammer fra strikningen af min hue og et mislykket syprojekt.Alle enderne fra 2017 endte jo i to temari, så jeg begyndte på et tomt glas den 1. januar.
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 Yarny ORTs from the knitting of my earflap hat, and from a failed sewing idea.All the ORTs from 2017 did end up as centres for the two temari, so I began the year with an empty jar.


     Bemærk det nye, fine glas. Det dukkede frem under oprydningen.
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Notice the newfound container. Cleaning helps.

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      Og så har jeg puttet alle enderne fra papirkuglerne ned i glasset. Der er mange flere af dem end af garnenderne. Og sikke da nogle farver på en overskyet januardag.
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Instead I stuffed all the odds and ends from weaving paper baubles into the glass. There's  a load more, and the colours are perfect for cheering us up on a beak January day. 


     Den allerede færdige regnbuekugle set fra en ny side og et smugkig på den kommende "Asagao"-kugle.
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A new view on the already finished Rainbow bauble and a preview of the coming Morning Glory bauble.


     En ting, der er godt ved den her TUSAL-øvelse. Man passer godt på sine ender, så de ikke bliver spist af støvsugeren. Det vil sige, man rydder op, for at få alle enderne med.
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At least one good thing comes from the TUSAL. I have sudenly become very neat, picking up all threads and putting everything back in place so as not to leave any ORTs for the vacuum cleaner.

tirsdag den 16. januar 2018

Words for Wednesday - 17. January

The Words for Wednesday in January will be found at Letting the Words Escape. Today's (or rather tomorrow's) words are:


birthday
robbery
earthquake
execution
Pooh
Paris

and/or

Hepburn
ferry
murder
rolling
ledger
and oops Tobruk, which I did not see - I have not included it into the story.

For my birthday last year, I received a book on the Hepburn romanization of Japanese writing. My interest in Japanese took wings after the big earthquake, noticing the houses rolling with the quake instead of tumbling down, like the houses here in Paris would have done.
I sat on the ferry feeling the wind in my long hair. It was a wonderful day to be alive sailing down the Seine. I closed my eyes against the glare, and began memorizing the rules for transcription of long vowels. I felt a bit like the Pooh Bear reciting foreign poetry.
Next I tried my hand at the Japanese text, I was supposed to be able to read tomorrow in class, but I lost my way in the meandering, beautiful kanji. I wondered why the poor fellow in the text suddenly had to be executed for murder. I dug up my word list for the relevant chapter, and realized that Yamamoto-san was accused of robbery and falsifying the ledger, he was not a murderer.
Reaching this comparatively happy end, I closed my books, determined to enjoy the rest of the trip.


Papirkugler -- Paper Balls

     For noget tid siden præsenterede Uglemor theposekuglen i en stor og en lille udgave. De er resultaterne af et lykkeligt møde mellem en 12-siders terning og et forkert flettet led, jeg læste om hos ... tja, måske var det her hos Anne, måske hørte jeg om det et andet sted fra. Det kan jeg ikke længere huske.
     Resultatet var i hvert fald et forsøg på en kugle. Den blev ikke pæn, og er blevet smidt væk eller den forsvandt eller blev aldrig færdig; tja det er længe siden.

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Some weeks ago MotherOwl presented the tea bag baubles in a large and a small variety. They were the result of a mistake, I read about somewhere, maybe here at Anne's place, maybe somewhere else, and a die 12 for role-playing.
The first tries were ugly, and have since disappeared, maybe they were not even finished, it was a long time ago.

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     Nu dukkede ideen i hvert fald op igen og blev til noget. Og der er flere på vej. Først den geometriske regnbue:

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Anyway, the idea resurfaced, and more paper balls are set to follow. First a Geometric Rainbow:

Igen en stor kugle 19 cm høj.
Another big ball 19 cm from top to bottom.

     Lige siden hun begyndte på fletteriet, har Uglemor samlet på theposer. Det er blevet til ret store mængder, især fordi jeg har fået venlige mennesker til at samle fra deres arbejdspladser, sammenkomster og lignende. De fleste af dem, er den slags, Uglemor gerne vil bruge til sjove og flotte skåle, men også nogle helt andre, som jeg ikke lige kunne se, blive til hverken skåle eller fade. 
     Den slags thebreve er helt gode til stjerner og dermed til kugler.

Den næste kugle tager sit udgangspunkt i en japansk blogger, der skriver om at applikere pragtsnerleblomster, (Morning Glories eller アサガオ (asagao - morgen-ansigter) ). De har en vidunderlig blå farve, og er jo netop femkantede.
     Uglemor havde nogle blå theposer, og foldet på den rette måde, fik de små sølvfarvede og gyldne nister, der lignede blomstens aftegninger. Men der var ikke nok (mit evige problem. 180 ens theposer er rigtig mange). Uglemor stod på hovedet i theposerne og fandt blå nok til tre femkanter, røde nok til to femkanter og en masse gule. Og så var der 15 grønne af samme slags, men de havde jo ikke de sølv-gyldne nister - suk. Til gengæld havde de blade på , så de blev foldet underligt og fik vendt bladene ud. Her er hvad det er blevet til indtil nu:

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Ever since MotherOwl started making things from teabag wrappers, kind people have been collecting them from their work, social get-togethers and everywhere. Most were of the coveted variety, that can be tired into plates and baskets with pretty patterns. But some were from other manufacturers of teabags. And they are well suited for baubles.
The next to come has its idea from Morning Glories ( アサガオ (asagao - morning faces in Japanese). A japanese blogger wrote about how to applique those flowers, and MotherOwl was captured by the blue pentagons. Some blue teabags were found, They could be folded so that a part of the pattern on the bag made silver golden markings like those on a flower. But there were not enough - my eternal problem; 180 teabags of the same variety sure is a lot. But there were some red ones with the same markings, and some pale yellow ones as well. And then 15 green ones (15 is what is needed for one pentagon). But ... without those tiny details in the printing. Instead they had a leaf on the back side. They were folded off bias in both directions, and put together to form a leafy bottom part.

Bund med blade, top med solskin, to blå blomster. Eller sagt på en anden måde: 4 ud af 12 femkanter.
Bottom part with leaves, top tart with sunlight, two blue flowers. Or 4 of 12 pentagons.

8 høns - 8 æg

8 Chicken - 8 Eggs

Prøv at se, hvor forskellige æg, 8 høns lægger. Vi har 3 grønlæggere, hvor den ene lægger mere blå æg, 3 med maraner blandt forfædrene, der lægger mere eller mindre chokoladebrune æg, og så 2 Isa Brown, der lægger næsten et æg om dagen, i normale brune farver.


What a variation in egg colour. We have 3 Easter Eggers, one of which lays bluish eggs, 3 from mixed maran stock, laying chocolate brow to brownish eggs, and 2 Isa Brown - those steady an egg a day-machines - laying normal brown eggs.

fredag den 12. januar 2018

Plantemishandling -- Plant Maltreatment

     Forleden dag, da Uglemor var på indkøb, blev hun arrig. Se bare her: 

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MotherOwl went shopping. She became angry as she saw this: 


Det er jo plantemishandling!

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This is a clear case of maltreatment of plants!

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Men kan I se, hvad Uglemor også så? Planterne her overgiver sig ikke så let. De siger: 

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But do you see, what MotherOwl sees? These plants do not surrender. They are 


Defiantly flowering.