A wooden stirring tool in the stylized shape of a thistle. Excellant for stirring oatmeal. It was found by many a housewife to have other convenient uses such as proping up the window or mixing drinks.
A spirtle is just a stick. Like the wooden spoon found in many kitchens, the spirtle was usually found in the Scottish kitchen. Its primary use was to stir the oatmeal. Season with your own cooking oil prior to use.