Thursday, November 17, 2011

Dusting off the hair!

You can tell we’re going to a simcha when the sheitel comes down off the closet shelf.  The bangs are pretty much ruined, but all in all, it’s not the worst thing I could wear on my head, and in this particular crowd, anything else would stand out miserably.

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Speaking of stuff on your head:

Look what I get for spending 17 years training the kid to wear a black velvet yarmulke.  He comes back from Israel with…

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…a kippah srugah (literally, “knitted kippah,” although it’s technically crocheted).  :-o

So I added a new “word of the day”:  “srugie” – a noun which describes both the kippah and the male person wearing it…

SRUGIE

(he says the word is derogatory… I maintain that it isn’t, if said with true affection)

5 comments:

  1. That does sound funny...dusting off the hair :)
    Whatever is wrong with the bangs isn't noticeable though.
    Kind of hard to tell all those riders apart unless they're right in front of the camera.
    I was wondering where you get GZ's kippah's?

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  2. GZ's - like the colourful flowery ones? They're called Bukhari kippahs. His are Size 54. We just get them at a store near here, but almost any Judaica shop should know what they are and be able to order them. Here, there are two kinds - one is expensive, like $17, with a thick fabric and lots of fancy embroidery, and a cheap one for about $8 that is a thinner fabric and mostly black. Those are the ones we get.

    When I first bought those for YM, he was soooo happy because the others just weren't staying on his head. He exclaimed, "these are just DEEPER!"

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  3. p.s. if you're at all handy with a sewing machine, you could try sewing one. It's a basic bowl shape... I made a bunch for YM in the days when I sewed.

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  4. I might try sewing one. My son wears a crocheted one that is my husband's size because it is deeper and stays on better and that's what I liked about GZ's.

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  5. "Srugie" is derogatory? That's how we've always referred to Mr. D's crocheted kippot. Hmmm... maybe just in the velvet-kippah yeshiva world?

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