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”
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 couldn’t think what to get her oldest friend for her birthday. Then she said she’s not the oldest friend she’s got, but they’ve been friends for over 45 years, and we think that sounds very old. In the end, Nanna says she decided something “handmade with love” would be the best present, and because her friend spends a lot of time fishing and sailing, she’s knitted it in colours of the ocean. On one side, the scarf ends in a V or triangle shape, and on the other side there are six steps, one for each decade. We … Continue reading Colours of the ocean for a friend
…and knitted a couple of new ones! Nanna says she’s very happy someone bought her “Jump for Joy” jersey for their little kid and also some kids’ ugg boots. We got beautiful yarn for Nanna for Christmas, and she’s nearly finished knitting a cardigan/jacket. The wool we got her is twisted blue and purple, and she’s knitting in some of the matching blue “for added interest”, she says. We wonder what lucky little kid will get to wear it? Nanna says it’s probably too small for either of us, coz we’re big kids now. Continue reading Nanna sold a jersey…
Nanna says she’s really enjoying “free knitting”! These are her scrumbles so far. She thinks they’re getting away on her… Continue reading she’s still scrumbling
When she finished knitting a vivid stripy scarf, Nanna says she hat lots of bits of colours to play with. So she’s doing freeform knitting, making scrumbles. We don’t know what they’ll turn into. Nanna says she doesn’t know, either. But she’s got some ideas… Nanna always says “I’ve got an idea!” (Little brother says, “So does Maisie Mouse!” What do you think it will be? (We don’t think it’s something for us to wear, but Nanna says, “You never know!” Continue reading Scrumbles – you never know…
Nanna’s knitted a LOT OF HATS but they’re not for Little Brother – who doesn’t like hats, anyway – or for Big Brother who already has a snuggly purple hat. The hats Nanna’s been knitting are to give away to kids who don’t have a Nanna or Mum who knits for them; or who need to stay at someone else’s place and don’t have time to take their clothes (Foster Hope). We’re lucky coz we’ve got lots of clothes at home and some at Nanna’s house, too. So, can you guess what Nanna’s been knitting just now? Here’s an idea: … Continue reading can you guess what this is?