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Holly lives in the Oxfordshire countryside and has four children and two grandkids. She is also frantically knitting booties for a third grandchild due in the New Year. She started knitting as a child during the Second World War when she helped sew blankets for the war effort made from unravelled old jumpers. What a trooper!
An active granny, Holly still enjoys sailing (mainly around the Scottish Isles) and gardening. We expect she needs all that energy to keep up with her growing family!
Josephine is in her sixties and lives with her husband in Stoke-on-Trent. She is also the proud granny to one grandson.
With over fifty years experience creating knitwear she is quite the hobbyist, enjoying various other handicrafts including cross-stitch, sewing and card making.
Josephine's biggest claim to fame is that she's chatted to ex-England cricketer Andrew Flintoff in a local restaurant. Howzat!
Jean is in her early seventies, married and proud grandmother to no less than five grandchildren. Wowzers!
She has been knitting for over 60 years (not continuously!) after being taught by her mum. When she's not busy knitting for us, she can usually be found trying to avoid the housework (her pet hate).
Margaret is in her late seventies, happily married and grandmother to no less than eight grandchildren! She lives by the motto 'if you can't say something nice about someone, then don't say anything at all' (although we reckon she's always got something nice to say!)
Margaret started knitting during the Second World War and her biggest claim to fame is knitting for Grannies, Inc. (ahhhh, what a sweetie!). We think the fact she still enjoys skiing at nearly 80 years of age is a pretty big achievement!
Sheila lives in the picturesque Cotswolds with her husband of 40 years. She has a full complement of children and grandchildren (one son, one daughter, one grandson and one granddaughter) and is not even 60 yet!
She has half a century of knitting experience, which she maintains is a great way of distracting yourself from snacking (although you'll never find her binging on a Thai curry - she detests coconut and coriander!)
Patsy lives in Basingstoke with her husband of 44 years. She loves knitting beanies, scarves and baby clothes in particular, which is handy as she has four grandchildren to keep warm!
She is proud to be a hip and young-at-heart granny and believes you should live every day to the full as you never know what might be happen. Good advice, except for fortune tellers perhaps?
Patsy hates two things in life - tattoos and walnuts (don't even mention tattoos of walnuts!)
(Mari)Lyn lives down in South Devon with her husband of 46 years, Vic. She is proud mother to 2 daughters and 1 son, grandmother to 4 and step grandmother to 2. Phew-eee!
She loves the combination of relaxation and creativity that knitting brings her whilst creating useful pieces of clothing and has most recently been knitting baby clothes for the little ones in her life.
Lyn will be found glued to the TV during Strictly Come Dancing, avoiding the stove and hoping someone else might do the cooking. She has a big, big heart and considers the best advice she has ever received is to 'tell the people you love that you love them, at every opportunity'. Ahhhhh...
We've been lucky enough to work with the super talented Anna from Nita-Rose Photography on all the website and look book photos. Her relentless hard work and outstanding eye for a shot has been the foundation of the artwork on this website and we are proud to have her as our official Grannies, Inc. photographer.
Katie has an obvious passion for knitwear. She has drawers and drawers full of different knitted accessories in all the colours of the rainbow. She absolutely loves skiing and is always keen to make a statement on the slopes, which ultimately led to her obsession for beanies. After learning to knit during a university year abroad in California there was no stopping her, she could now create her own designs and be confident that they were true one-offs. And so the obsession spread...
Born as a 'design your own' company, Grannies, Inc. has grown from strength to strength and Katie has now branched her knitwear designs out to a whole range of different accessories to suit every taste.