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
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?
Nanna says she’s still working on 3 garments: the Jump for Joy jersey just needs its sleeves to be finished, the Asian Inspired jacket’s ready to be sewn up, and the Chunky knit-in-one-piece cardi is about one-third done. She says she’d be done by now if we’d left her in peace for just a couple of hours while she stayed with us! We thought she liked playing with us… feeding us, changing our clothes, taking us out while Mummy got some work done. By the time we were in bed, she says she was too tired to do anything but … Continue reading 3 oranges
Oranges & Limes? Avocado & Lettuce? Nanna’s got three projects on the go! Can you guess what she’s knitting now? (No, neither can we. You’ll just have to keep an eye on her, like she keeps an eye on us. Specially … Continue reading Yum! What is it?