Big Brother and Little Brother were living in Australia for a couple of years, and before that, they spent a year in South Korea. “In Queensland, we didn’t need warm knitted clothes, so Nanna stopped knitting for us. But now we’re home in New Zealand, she’s been knitting again. See our bright stripey scarves in the colours we chose!” Nanna says when she’s finished stitching a fibre artwork, she’ll knit some more – for us, and for you to buy. There are still cool things in her online shops, littlebrotherbigbrother and electicyarn on the Felt platform. You can see more … Continue reading We’re back – and Nanna’s knitting again
Nanna’s made a new shop for her knitting for kids like us, and her “bronzart” shop will be where she sells her fabric art. Continue reading New shop, two shops
Nanna says she’s knitting a new cardigan to sell on her website, because she’s made some sales lately and needs to restock her shop. She showed us the jersey when we talked on Skype. It’s got orange and blue stripes but she says it’s not as ghastly as it sounds. We thought she said ghostly – Woo, woo! Now we live in Queensland, Nanna says we’ll be too warm to need her to knit things for us. But Big Brother said it gets cold sometimes, and he’d like a jersey in cool colours. Nanna said, “Is red cool?” Silly old Nanna! … Continue reading We thought she said ghostly
photos of the newest knitting – and a couple of older things, just to remind you they’re still in Nanna’s bronzart shop Continue reading Shawls and scarves and news for you!
Here’s a jumper Nanna knitted for our Mummy. She wore it to school! Nanna says it’s a poem to the ’80s. We don’t know what that means. After a while, Mummy wouldn’t wear the things Nanna knitted for her. All she wanted … Continue reading vintage mummy
Nanna says some colours are really tricky to photograph – especially if they’re blue hues.
Haha, Nanna says it’s enough to make you wanna cry, the way the camera turns pink things red or orange but not bright dark pink like the real wool she was knitting with.
She says the wool of the scarf she’s made for “Operation Brighten” (we told you about that last time) is a bright raspberry pink.
Last year when we were staying at Nanna’s house, before we moved to South Korea, there was a raspberry bush in the orchard; that’s what they call down the back where all the fruit trees are. Late one night, Granddad heard a noise at the back door. When he went to see what it was, there was Big Brother coming inside again… with red on his mouth.
”Nanna was asleep,” said Big Brother, “so I went in the garden and ate some raspberries!”
Nanna and Granddad thought it was very funny. But after that, the back door was locked very tight. Continue reading “Tricky rascal raspberries”
Since Nanna’s last post, she and Granddad have been to visit us in South Korea. We miss each other and it was lovely to have real snuggly hugs instead of talking on the Skype or WhatsApp. They stayed for two weeks, but are home in New Zealand now. Here’s Little Brother wearing a scarf Nanna knitted. (Nanna says he’s a cheeky monkey!) Nanna says she’s been knitting something that combines two fun ideas: a boomerang shawl covered in freeform knitting and scrumbles! It’s for “Operation Brighten“, a challenge for the Creative Fibre Wellington area members, to create colourful winter clothing … Continue reading Snuggle hugs & “Operation Brighten”
Nanna says after all the time it took making scrumbles, it’s time for something easier, that she can get finished quickly. So she’s knitting scarves. Boomerang scarves, coz of the shape. She says it’s a really easy pattern once you get your head around it. It’s taken her a couple of goes, though, which is why the scarves are different shapes! We thought you’d put a scarf around your head or neck, not get your head around it. Sometimes the things Nanna says are weird. Continue reading Boomerang!
Nanna says she’s really happy with her snuggly scrumble shawl. We knew it would be blue! (And purple. And a bit of bright green.) When she wore her shawl to church, Nanna says, lots of people admired it! That made her happy! She says she’ll take orders, if anyone wants her to knit one for them. It’s not to everyone’s tastes, says Nanna, but if you like big and bold and totally unique, scrumbles are great! And if you get tired of it, you can make it into a carry bag and even felt it. Continue reading Another Gorgeous Scrumble Shawl
Nanna says she usually says things here and posts them to our Little Brother Big Brother Facebook page. But this one’s the other way round; it’s from her FB to here. So you might see it twice. https://www.facebook.com/littlebrotherbigbrother99/ We haven’t seen it, coz too much screen time makes us silly, but our Mum sometimes checks out online stuff. From Nanna: I have several things in the Kapiti Arts and Crafts Society’s Wonders with Wool Exhibition of work by the Spinners, Weavers & Knitters and the Felters groups. This year’s theme is “From Farm to Fashion”. When I was on Gallery duty … Continue reading Nanna says some things on Facebook