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 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
Nanna says she started knitting a jersey in colours to match her new trousers – and it got away on her! It’s long and striped and although it matches her “autumn” pants, she doesn’t often wear scarfs and might sell it instead. We reckon it looks lovely and snuggly and warm and wiggly! Continue reading Long and winding scarf