Frog has a new granny. Her name is Josie, she lives in Stoke-on-Trent and she’s not an actual relative. In fact, Frog has never met Granny Josie.
Let me explain.
We like handmade things in our house. Frog has a granny who sews and a granny who knits. At this time of year Granny from the North (otherwise known as Knitting Granny) comes in to her own. She knits cardigans and waistcoats, hats and jumpers. She is very good at knitting.
But not everyone’s lucky enough to have a Knitting Granny. Step in Grannies Inc. If you don’t have your own Knitting Granny, these are the guys for you. A dedicated army of grannies on hand to knit a personalised, handmade item for you or your child. I love them.
I’ve never laughed out loud while ordering an item online before – that is, until I ordered a stripy knitted hat for Frog from Grannies Inc. Once you’ve picked the item of clothing you want (a hat, scarf, snood – the possibilities are endless) you just pick the design, colour and extras. And then you pick your granny. Complete with a photo and bio of each granny, you get to choose which lovely gran will knit your personalised item.
The personalised touches don’t end there.
When the item arrived, it was all wrapped up, just like a present:
And the excitment continued. Opening the present made me sure I’d chosen the right colours and design. I love the attention to detail with the little button:
Not to mention the name tag:
The hat is made from 100 percent Merino wool yarn (all the design-your-own products on the website are), so it’s luxuriously soft. Everything about the hat was chosen by me when I ordered it – from the colours, pattern and style right down to the type of stitch and the pom pom on top.
Frog was rather pleased with the new addition to her winter wardrobe. I think she particularly likes the fact it matches her favourite top:
Fashionista that she is, the hat even matches Frog’s new shoes:
But don’t worry Granny from the North, you haven’t been replaced. Although I must say – you are facing some tough competition.
Grannies Inc products can be purchased from the website, Grannies Inc. Prices start from £22 for hats.
Disclaimer: I didn’t receive any payment for this review, but I did receive a free hat. And I think you’ll have guessed by now that it’s really rather lovely.