We got an email from a lady called Di last week. As Di says:
"Hi. I read with interest (via delightfulblogs.com) that you
are holding a knitting competition for the public to make Supergran hats for
your product. I just thought it may interest you that I actually
knitted Supergran's cardigan. I was a knitwear designer back in the
1980s and was commisioned by my local TV station Tyne Tees TV. It
was the most difficult item I have ever made as they asked for it
to look awful and tasteless. At the time I was knitting and
exporting expensive designer knitwear around the world and this was
just not my thing. I got the grand total of £16 for it."
We are honoured to have been contacted by someone who was
involved in the original Supergran. For the
younger readers amongst you, Supergran was an 80s TV show featuring
a gran with superpowers (you may have guessed that from the title).
Whenever she was about to do something really super, she'd do the
devil horn thing with her hands, like a heavy metal drummer. Oh
Anyway, if you want to see what Di is up to these days, she has
a blog featuring some more tasteful stuff right here. Don't think she
knits dodgy cardigans anymore.