When nana was a young mother, she knitted for her six children, her husband and herself. Whilst it was true that she had to, (there were no cheap imports) knitting was a pleasure for her as the warm woollies flew from her needles. Knitting was a therapy as neighbours would pop in for an hour or two after the kids had gone to school and together the mums would knit and chat over a cuppa.
She continued knitting for her nine grandchildren and the growing number of her grandchildren. Nana has slowed down these days with arthritis taking its toll. But I am a nana now and I carry on the ancient tradition of our forebears: we make clothing for our families.
These garments we bring to you are from the vast knitting library of nana. Many are vintage as nana kept all her patterns. I am adding to the family knitting library with modern patterns, sometimes merging several ideas across the decades to produce an original.
These garments remind us of nana, happy years and our children, warm and well-dressed. We know you are buying a tried-and-true knitted garment because we had our own.
From my house to yours.