Monday, 23 September 2013

The Hat! ( photo bombed)

There's always someone here to steal your limelight 

The Still House lady who looks like a typical farmer's wife
Called yesterday with my hat, she knitted from the Sylvia and Irene's wool
And a very stylish and warm hat it is too
I paraded myself around the house in it as Chris arrived back from Church
And he looked me up and down saying somewhat dryly
" You look like a medieval serf"
" I think the hat is mighty fine" I said somewhat hurt by his comment
" I' m not talking about the hat" he added " that's impressive!
......I was talking about your general appearance "
Hey ho

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  1. Love is unconditional.

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  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SseqNp7n5FU

    It's a wonderful hat x

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  3. Blimey John ..... that was quick ..... they certainly don't hang about in Trelawnyd with their knitting needles, do they ?. Will you 'mostly be wearing' the Still House hat now or be interchanging them ?!! ..... and, if the rest of your outfit reflected that of your hat, I feel that you have a Vivienne Westwood approach to fashion .... she was never understood to start with !! XXXX

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  4. It's the kind words from those closest to us that make us feel loved. ;)

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    1. I have to admit , I did look somewhat " shopworn"

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    1. No he's much more stylish than I would ever be!

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  6. Chalk and cheese works. Tom and I are so unalike but will soon have been married for 50 years.
    Briony
    x

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  7. Better to look life a serf than a smurf! Megs? ear looks like part of your face in the photo John - it is most strange! See what I mean?

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    1. I see it! Half man, half wookie!

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    2. Yes! You've got it!

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    3. I am doing a selection of my most favourite photobombs tomorrow!

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  8. Chris does an admirable line in similies :)

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  9. Between 1975 and 1988, Paul Henry played his best-known role of Benny Hawkins, a simple-minded bumbling semi-rustic handyman, in "Crossroads". And he wore a hat like that! So not a medieval serf at all - you're the new Benny!

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  10. Maybe you asked for that one...

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  11. An episode from Blackadder springs to mind.
    "Baldrick, get the door....."

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  12. You're among great predecessors :

    http://www.kidspast.com/world-history/0215-peasant-life.php

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  13. Hi there, handsome! xo

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  14. My husband said I looked like white trash, once.

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    1. I will take him out for that, and I don't mean on a date.

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  15. John you look fabulous in it or should we start calling you Baldrick!
    Love
    Jo xx

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  16. I have been beaten to it by Jacqueline and Cro Mag: That WAS quick. From the hedge to implementation onto your head.

    It is drop dead gorgeous. Particularly the rim. So stylish.

    I don't normally harbour tender feelings for Chris but think this his assessment of you spot on. Ah, to be loved ...

    U

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    1. I have te strange feeling that he would like you too Ursula!

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  17. Thankfully love is blind. x

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  18. ah, a simple roll brim knitted hat; takes about 3-4 hours to knit. I've done many of these for charitable purposes. you look warm!

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  19. He's a tad critical isn't he?

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  20. Ahh....it's Compo! But the hat is wonderful :)

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  21. He wouldn't want you any other way . . . would he????

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    1. Let me think about that one for a while

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  22. From the back Auntie Glad looks like my (late) Great-Aunt Elsie, bless her.
    Teehee - Benny and Compo's love child, that's you that is.

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  23. If looking like a medieval serf is wrong, then I don't wanna be right.

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  24. Ain't love grand??? HAHAHAHA I like the hat myself.

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  25. Don't we all just love constructive criticism.

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  26. A friend once said I looked like a drag queen..I took it as a compliment,and so should you!
    Jane x

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  27. I understand you tidy up beautifully.

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  28. Ten a 'serf' it will be!

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    1. That would be....'Then a serf..."

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  29. Aaw! The picture of Winnifred on the sidebar... she is sooo gawrrrgeous!

    :P

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  30. Very nice hat, John! And loved the photo bomb by the mop top. ;)

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    1. With four dogs , I am constantly being photo bombed

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  31. I love the natural color in the hat, you look fine.

    David

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  32. ah, whenever i get that kind of comment from Mr foresterman, my instant reply is -

    "and that would make you a ...?"


    lol i happen to love the hat, and your scruffiness. but then my state of dress is called under question too at times...

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  33. Love the hat! Hats are my favorite thing to knit, as they're usually quick and you don't have to make a duplicate (as with socks or gloves).

    One night last winter I was headed out for a walk with my husband and I put on a crazy assortment of clothes to keep warm. He told me I looked like a bag lady :) Haha.

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  34. There are a number of root vegetables on my allotment that could be mistaken for you and that hat.

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    1. Not at all. I have a baby turnip growing in my kitchen. It is so pretty. No, having carried out a non biased survey 99% of respondents suggest a kholrabi.

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    2. Hummmmm what about a swede ?

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  35. Hope you doffed said cap to the Master :-)

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  36. Such a lovely colour! ...is Chris ever 'casual' or is he nearly always a Dapper Dan?

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    1. He's always very dapper lib

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  37. Oooh I like that hat. It looks really comfy and warm!

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    1. It's exceedingly itchy
      But warm and I love it

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  38. I need to send the lovely knitter a bagful of my cat's hair so she can knit a Calico Cap for me in case I'm still out here come winter! Still no word on when I'll be able to move to Savannah.

    Nancy in Iowa

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  39. He's just jealous.....that he doesn't have a nice hat or look as handsome....................

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  40. I agree with Sandy .....

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  41. The picture is a hoot! My husband and I both tend to wear our "old" clothes until they are more holes than cloth, but we clean up well and I bet you do too.

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  42. When ever I try to take a photo of Watson, Hamish is always photo bombs. Never enough attention for him !

    cheers, parsnip

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  43. too funny! so nice she knitted that hat for you!

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  44. It's a beautiful hat. Suits you to a tee.

    Re companion for Mary I may have just the thing. Gratis. Just need to catch it..

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  45. Are you sure it is not a tea cosy?
    And what is wrong with medieval serfs - they were the salt of the earth in medieval times.

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  46. Wear the hat and nothing else. That would be fun. I sometimes walk around in high heels with no clothes. Willie Dunne Wooters loves it.

    Love,
    Janie

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  47. Yes indeed a fine hat, the original Balrdrick will be jealous. Now display your unfeasably large turnip and we will have a medieval riot on our hands!

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    1. I only show my turnip after two quality gin and tonics

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  48. Hahahahaha.
    It is indeed a wonderful hat. Oh, to have such skills.
    Enjoy!

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  49. That's one expensive bonce-cover you have there so you will take care of it won't you and for gawd's sake DO NOT chuck it in the washing machine or you'll end up with an egg cosy!

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