Friday, 17 February 2012

The Scottish North Harassment Division

Having just put the my blog up, the postman popped by with my mail - and look and see what it is!!!

The dreaded black threat. I've already had the red one but it isn't relevant to me as I don't watch the telly, certainly not the stuff that you need a license for, which they give out absolutely no information about as far as I can see. Doesn't matter, I do not watch the telly so why should I have to put up with this garbage

Thank goodness that I'm taking up the knitting because I'll be waiting long enough for them to turn up. I suppose that I should ask Sarah, who sent the offensive and threatening letter, what size she is, I could do a nice jumper for her in a really threatening and offensive colour scheme.

Just her style :))

This might sound daft!!!

This might sound daft but here in Shetland, men used to knit. When my grandfather was at sea and he had a little time to himself he would get the pins out to do some repairs or make a new pair of socks, maybe a jumper for himself or his wife, perhaps for one of his children, my mother and uncles and aunt.

I'm sure that a lot of men still do knit here, especially if there is no pub close by, the telly is on and it's raining outside. What better to do as you stare at the news or the music is on - and save a fortune as you do it.

So, I've made a decision. Not just a wee decision either but a big one!!! A change in my life when you think about it. I'm going to learn to knit. I'm doing this to keep myself busy, to give myself the ability to have clothes that I like and to be able to repair clothes instead of having to buy new ones that I can't afford.

You never know, this might have been a photo of one of my older relatives - or maybe one of yours - making a new pair of underpants.

You can do a lot with a pair of knitting needles you know!!!

I'll let you know how I get on and if I start taking orders I'll give you an idea of the prices, alright!!!

Tuesday, 14 February 2012

Booth Shot Lincoln / Speed the Plow

Richard Branson, Scottish Spaceman!!!

There is talk of Sir Richard Branson using RAF Lossiemouth to launch his spacecrafts if he wins the fight against Sweden. If he does this then the benefits to Scotland will be massive. Every benefit for Scotland is beneficial for Shetland too.

Fingers crossed for Virgin Galactic's Scottish spacecraft!!!

Monday, 13 February 2012

Grøps O Gott

This is a tune he wrote, the name of which was offered to him by a Jarmson man. He told him to put a stroke through the Ø to get the right pronunciation. The Grøps is an area between Gott and Eldigarth. Thanks to him and to his ancestor Jarm Magnuson who the violin player is also descended!!! Long live the Jarmsons, long live the Halcrows, long live the Malcomsons, long live Adamsons, long live the Smiths, long live Cunningsburgh! We will repel the invaders to our very certain deaths.