Janet's thread

A weblog, mostly about knitting but other topics appear

Castles of Scotland March 24, 2018

Filed under: Castles,Scotland — Janet @ 5:11 pm

c02Drumlanrig Castle  Drumlanrig Castle

6a9dfb47-483c-4117-8cf3-97f35501defd  Borthwick Castle



Vintage Photos of Knitters July 21, 2017

Filed under: Knitters,Knitting,Scotland,St Kilda — Janet @ 9:59 pm

Knitters - St Kilda Knitters on St Kilda, Outer Hebrides, Scotland

St Kilda woman knitting  St Kilda, Outer Hebrides, Scotland


Family Connections – Castles In Scotland October 11, 2016

Filed under: Ancestors,Ancestry,Castles,Genealogy,Scotland — Janet @ 7:09 pm

In my genealogy research I am finding several interesting connections.  I’m trying to trace each branch as far as possible.  Right now I’m in the midst of several  17th and 18th GreatGrandparents and I’m finding links to two castles in Scotland, pictured below.

merchiston-castle  Merchiston Castle Tower, Edinburgh, home to the Napier family

wemyss-castle-livingston-family  Wemyss Castle, home to the Livingston Family






Scottish Ancestry August 1, 2016

Filed under: Ancestors,Genealogy,Scotland — Janet @ 11:08 pm

Edenburough Castle  Edenborough Castle


Sea Captains In The Family Tree July 24, 2016

Filed under: Ancestors,Genealogy,Scotland,Sea Stories,Ship captains,Ships — Janet @ 3:18 pm

My 14th Great Grandfather Admiral Sir Andrew Wood, 1450-1515.  This is a replica of his ship.

Yellow Caravel Sir Andrew Wood's Ship  Yellow Caravel


The Open 2016 July 16, 2016

Filed under: Golf,Scotland — Janet @ 6:43 pm

at the OPEN

The Open is in Scotland.  Wish I were there – despite the rain and the wind – after all that’s Scotland isn’t it?  For those who are wondering, this is a golf tournament.  The Wimbledon of golf.


A Hap Necklace June 15, 2016

Filed under: Hand Knitting,Haps,knitted scarves,Norsk,Scarves,Scotland — Janet @ 1:50 am

IMG_0391A necklace – a shawl – a hap

Hand knit by a Norwegian woman on Vashon Island Seattle

Beautiful and very well modeled by a sister student in my Norwegian language class