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 'Nana' aka Alma Bruneck, my grandmother taught me how to knit.  She arrived in the USA from Riga, Latvia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น in 1916 ๐ŸŒฟ She also taught my mother about gardening who in time taught me as well. 

'Nana' aka Alma Bruneck, my grandmother taught me how to knit.  She arrived in the USA from Riga, Latvia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น in 1916 ๐ŸŒฟ She also taught my mother about gardening who in time taught me as well. 

GARDENING: When not knitting, find me in the garden ๐ŸŒฟ zone 5 : NW CT

september 2018

๐Ÿฟ Where did the summer go?
My heart, soul & mind were mostly in the garden....and when the Fall comes, I just can't bear to leave it for the city. That said, I also managed to do lots of knitting as well! The next TickerKnits collection 'GREEN' was  inspired by the garden of course, as well as my daughter's interest in healthy eating - she's  starting a Masters in Nutrition program @ Columbia U this  Fall - very excited for her. So I am hoping to get the GREEN collection out sometime soon...lots to do in the mean time! ๐Ÿค“ 

๐Ÿ€ 'speaking of 'green' we are soon off to  Ireland for a few weeks.  I have been before, but never to Donegal and Galway - the home of tweeded wool yarn.  I'll post pics on my instagram site @tickerknits. Irish sheep are cute ๐Ÿ‘ ๐Ÿ˜บ

Aside from designing 'Tickerknits' items - I have also been knitting other things to learn new ideas & techniques. At the beginning of the Summer,  I made my first Gansey sweater - amazing that, after a half century of knitting! -  a few pairs of socks for the winter and I am currently knitting a lace-weight cardigan. Ticker has also gone wild knitting some noisy political pieces which shock my own family so I am wondering if they will ever 'see-the-light-of-day !
We'll have to think about that!! ๐Ÿ˜น

 ๐ŸŒฑto come!!

๐ŸŒฑto come!!

 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ More images of wartime knitting can be viewed by clicking the header above

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ More images of wartime knitting can be viewed by clicking the header above

about me

I learned to knit from my Latvian ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น  grandmother who emigrated from Riga to the USA in 1916 ( ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ photo on left).  My work can be found in numerous knitting magazines, as well as in seven books including best sellers, Hip Knit Hats (2005), Hattitudes (2009), Short Story (2012), Happy Feet (2014), and Cowlgirls 1 & 2 (2010, 2016).

At the moment, I am using stranded knitting to render letters, words and language as design elements under the logo โ€˜TICKER KNITSโ€™. ๐Ÿ˜บ However, when time permits, I continue to work on private commissions and for other publications as well.

I split my time between New York City and New Preston, CT where my other love, my garden resides. ๐ŸŒฟ My daughters,  Emma & Lydia, are both muses &  models. I know I have made something particularly special when they both vie for it at once! 


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 ๐Ÿ˜ป SNOW โ„๏ธ (TK#4)   ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ amazon

๐Ÿ˜ป SNOW โ„๏ธ (TK#4)  
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ amazon

 ๐Ÿ˜ป  AMEN : so be it  (TK#3) ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ amazon

๐Ÿ˜ป AMEN : so be it (TK#3) ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ amazon

  ๐Ÿ˜บ    IMHO : in-my-humble-opinion  (TK#2) ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ amazon

๐Ÿ˜บ  IMHO : in-my-humble-opinion (TK#2) ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ amazon

  ๐Ÿ˜บOH BOY   : knit-what-you-mean  (TK#1)  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ amazon.com

๐Ÿ˜บOH BOY : knit-what-you-mean (TK#1)  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ amazon.com

  COWGIRLS 2  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ amazon.com 

COWGIRLS 2 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ amazon.com 

 Check out the origins of some common knitting terms according to the  Merriam-Webster dictionary   ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ intarsia knitting by  Jill Promolli

Check out the origins of some common knitting terms according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ intarsia knitting by Jill Promolli