What does Granny Weatherwax look like? In how much detail can we describe her?
Equal Rites wrote: The smith was still staring gloomily at the rain when she came back down the stairs and clapped a warty hand on his shoulder.
Equal Rites wrote:Granny suffered from robustly healthy teeth, which she considered a big drawback in a witch. She really envied Nanny Annaple, the witch over the mountain, who managed to lose all her teeth by the time she was twenty and had real crone-credibility. It meant you ate a lot of soup, but you also got a lot of respect. And then there was warts. Without any effort Nanny managed to get a face like a sockful of marbles, while Granny had tried every reputable wart-causer and failed to raise even the obligatory nose wart.
General: Granny wears well-worn clothing. The material is usually black. She is powerfully attracted to black velvet.
Equal Rites wrote: Granny wasn’t sure she approved of silk, she’d heard it came out of a caterpillar’s bottom, but black velvet had a powerful attraction. Loyalty won.
Equal Rites wrote: “I’ll be off, then,” she said at last. She turned and strode off towards the kitchen entrance. As she did so her cloak swirled out, and Esk saw that it was now lined with red. A dark, winy red, but red nevertheless. On Granny, who had never been known to wear any visible clothing that was other than a serviceable black, it was quite shocking.
Witches Abroad wrote: "That's silly. That's like saying everyone's naked under their clothes," said Magrat.
"Magrat Garlick, may you be forgiven," said Granny Weatherwax.
"Well, it's true!"
"I'm not," said Granny flatly, "I got three vests on."
Hat: standard-shapped witches hat made from black cloth (probably felt) with a supporting willow framework.
A Hat Full of Sky wrote: The old witch walked across the room and tugged the cloth off the thing in the corner. It turned out to be a big wooden spike, just about the size of a pointy hat on a tall stand. A hat was being… constructed on it, with thin strips of willow and pins and stiff black cloth.
‘I make my own,’ she said. ‘Every year. There’s no hat like the hat you make yourself. Take my advice. I stiffens the calico and makes it waterproof with special jollop. It’s amazing what you can put into a hat you make yourself. But you didn’t come to talk about hats.’
Boots: Sturdy boots made out of leather with hobnails and crescent-shaped scads. Known to raise sparks when Granny runs on cobble-stones.
Wyrd Sisters wrote: Granny Weatherwax stretched out her legs and looked at her boots. They were good strong boots, with hobnails and crescent-shaped scads; you couldn't believe a cobbler had made them, someone had laid down a sole and built up from there.
Equal Rites wrote: Cooks and scullery maids darted for cover as the old woman pounded along the slippery flagstones, leapt up the stairs to the courtyard and skidded out into the lane, her shawl flying out behind her and her boots striking sparks from the cobbles. Once out into the open she hitched up her skirts and broke into a full gallop, turning the corner into the main square in a screeching two-boot drift that left a long white scratch across the stones.