Sunday, 21 February 2010

Jings, Crivvens, Help ma Boab!

Some of you may recognise the above title as one often muttered by Oor Wullie, or Ma Broon, some of Scotland's best loved cartoon characters by DC Thomson, seen weekly in the Sunday Post.

I was contacted at the end of last year by one of their journalists to see if they could do a lifestyle feature on My Baboo, of course I said yes. Today saw a full page article on My Baboo and a little bit of background about me. It's still funny to see myself in print, looking more like Ma Broon behind my knitting machine than I would care to mention.The article mentions that I started knitting over 30 years ago, probably around the same time as I started to read the Broons and Oor Wullie annuals.

I also had the opportunity to meet one of the creators, David Donaldson at the Country Living Christmas Fair last year, and purchased a wide selection of the Broons books for presents for my family, all kindly signed by David. I bought my mum 'Ma Broons Cook Book' full of good traditional Scottish recipes, my favourite being a 'Jam piece' where it is forbidden to cut the slice of your 'Mothers Pride' loaf, it has to be folded - of course.

If you haven't read either Oor Wullie or The Broons yet, try and do so, it gives a very funny look into Scottish life and culture, and if anything it will give you a whole new vocabulary.

Keeping in the Scottish theme I have finally put some of the wool I use for sale on my web site. I have a decent amount of 100gm Aran weight balls, and can easily wind some myself off my cones if other colours are needed. I always take some with me to shows I do and it flies out the doors, good pure Scottish wool at a great price. Please have a look!

On my other current production, Jnr is kicking away like mad now and we have decanted the 'study' to become the nursery.

I cant wait to get decorating 'The Bairns' new room!