Archive for April 17th, 2011

men’s ads

April 17th, 2011 6 comments

Last night, after spending the afternoon alternating between emptying out boxes (eight of them) and doing laundry (five loads) I sat down at the computer to take a break. The DH was watching fussball (soccer for you US types). It is obvious that watching soccer is considered a man’s activity. The TV ads (batched into the breaks between periods) are completely different than what one normally sees.

Featured prominently are DIY building supplies, Media Markt (huge chain of electronic stores) and car supplies. The second round featured electronic games, a different hardware store and electronic shutter systems for the home. Other than that – can’t say that the games were all that thrilling.

Being the non-interested in TV sports person that I am – I put a bit of time into some knitting, computer and TV series watching (Bones Season 6).

This morning – I got back at the cleaning and organizing – and here you see progress!

a bit better organized - with closet access!

a bit better organized - with closet access!


I also managed to log in, then drop off another 15-20 books to BookCrossing before adding them to the swap shelves at the PHV Library. (I have take to using more or less safe places to drop off books since I have seen all too many books otherwise land in the trash due to train/bus/airport security &/or cleaning people).


And progress – Baby Pod #3 in booberry. My plan is to have this and a hat finished in the next couple of days provided my wrists hold up!

the blue pod started

the blue pod started

and, my apologies to every one – the hats of which I was speaking are by Ann Norling – her pattern #10 which covers the range from 6 months – 2 years in the yarn specified which means you can expand the size range by changing the gauge and adjusting the stitch count as long as you stay with multiples of eight.

Fruit hats

Fruit Hats

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