This episode I learn I do not have the creeping finger; I delve into my post bag and also wax knitical about my Fair isle night class
Recently me and the lovelyfella went to the Shetland Museum to watch a film called, The Work They Say is Mine. It was made for channel 4 in the mid 80s and looked at women in industry in Shetland and particularly how knitters were affected by the truck system.
Although truck was banned in the early 1800s, women in Shetland were expected to exchange their knitting for goods from the merchant for many years after
We made a film … Once a common sight at Halloween and Christmas and New Year guizing, the skekler was also an honoured guest at the Shetland Wedding.