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The Saltire

It seems very fitting that it’s today that you get to see the Saltire Mitts, being St Andrews Day and all. I was getting carried away about the ideas of all things Scottish, remembering why I loved drinking Irn Bru so much as a treat when I was younger just so I could practise my obviously very Scottish sounding accent saying "made in Scotland from girders" . Sadly I have no good Scottish accent but a few hours in the car with Skein Queen and Kira and hell, I am very Scottish ; )

These mitts are inspired by the Johnny Rotten mitts and specifically as one of the Squeenery asked for them – Skein Queen and I will be launching them in some brand new specially printed stash bags containing the pattern and beautiful hand-dyed merino yarn DK weight, 120 yards each of St Andrews Blue and Naked White….. mmmmmm. The kits will be for sale soon at Skein Queen’s shop, in my shop or you can drop me an email to pre-order.

But if you can’t wait that long, you fancy a bit of a giggle and you fancy celebrating St Andrews Day then enter a wee competition for a Saltire mitt pattern freebie?
In the comment section, tell us your funniest Scottish story with lots of Scottish anecdotes thrown in – the competition will be judged by a Scot and an English girl and it will probably be the most bizarre/ funny story that wins but the squeen loves a bit of blether.

Winner will be decided on Friday 3rd Dec




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4 Responses to The Saltire

  1. anna November 30, 2010 at 7:44 pm #

    love the mitts, but you don’t need to enter me in the draw – i’ve won a couple of your giveaways so it’s someone else’s turn – but i do have a scottish story that might raise a smile…
    one new years, myself and 3 friends drove all the way from cambridge to edinburgh to visit another friend for new years eve. we had various adventures on the way, including the person in the passenger seat having to lean out of the car window whilst we were driving and it was snowing, to pour screen wash on the windscreen as the squirty things had frozen solid.
    then for the evening itself, we got all ready, went out into the perishing cold city centre ready for the big display that we’d driven all this way for…. only to find it had all been cancelled due to high winds. we ended up squished into a tiny pub watching jools holland on a little tv.

  2. Worsted Knitt November 30, 2010 at 7:50 pm #

    I love these mittens, so here’s my best shot (it’s slightly dirty, so any children reading please close your eyes now :D):

    A young Scottish lad and lass were sitting on a low stone wall, holding hands, gazing out over the loch. For several minutes they sat silently.
    Then finally the girl looked at the boy and said, “A penny for your thoughts, Angus.”
    “Well, uh, I was thinkin’…perhaps it’s aboot time for a wee kiss.”
    The girl blushed, then leaned over and kissed him lightly on the cheek.
    Then he blushed. The two turned once again to gaze out over the loch.
    Minutes passed and the girl spoke again. “Another penny for your thoughts, Angus.” “Well, uh, I was thinkin’ perhaps it’s noo time aboot time for a wee cuddle.”
    The girl blushed, then leaned over and cuddled him for a few seconds.
    Then he blushed. Then the two turned once again to gaze out over the loch.
    After a while, she again said, “Another penny for your thoughts, Angus.”
    “Well, uh, I was thinkin’ perhaps it’s aboot time you let me put my hand
    on your leg.”
    The girl blushed, then took his hand and put it on her knee. Then he blushed. The the two turned once again to gaze out over the lock before the girl spoke again.
    “Another penny for your thoughts, Angus.”
    The young man glanced down with a furled brow. “Well,noo,” he said, “my thoughts are a wee bit more serious this time.”
    “Really?” said the lass in a whisper, filled with anticipation.
    “Aye,” said the lad, nodding.
    The girl looked away in shyness, began to blush, and bit her lip in anticipation of the ultimate request.
    Then he said, “Dae ye nae think it’s aboot time ye paid me the first three pennies?”

    It made me LOL (even though it’s missing sagpipes and haggis, but maybe just mentioning them here will give me some extra credit??) Best of success with the kits, anyhow!

  3. Kira November 30, 2010 at 10:08 pm #

    Not an entry, but I just wanted to say ” I Love These”!


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