happy new year 🎉
🙋 These past few months, not only have I been working on new Ticker Knits designs, but I have also been trying out other designers' patterns as well, to see how they think. At the moment I am finishing up an elegant & classic scarf designed by Olga Buraya-Kefelian for Woolfolk. Prior to that, I completed the Woolfolk pullover 'Los' - their 'Far' merino wool yarn is scrumptious. I'd even venture to say, softer or as soft as any cashmere on the market. And earlier in the fall, I completed Sivia Harding's 'Mobius Sweater' - ingenious & lots of fun. So, now, it's time to hunker down and get back to 'tickering'.
I learned to knit from my Latvian 🇦🇹 grandmother who emigrated from Riga to the USA in 1916. 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 ‘TICKER KNITS’. 😺 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. 🌿 My daughters, Emma & Lydia, are both muses & models. I know I have made something particularly special when they both vie for it at once!
📕 NEW BOOKS @ Amazon.com....
👉🏼 CowlGirls2 : the Neck's Favorite Knits (Soho Publishing) - dozens of new cowl ideas !
👉🏼 OH BOY : knit-what-you-mean (TK#1 booklet) = five matching hats and cowls covered in quotable quotes.
👉🏼 IMHO: in-my-humble-opinion (TK#2 booklet) = 6 acronym-covered patterns.
👉🏼 AMEN : so be it (TK#3) =
6 patterns of prayer, songs and other words of comfort remembered and known-by-heart.
AMANO book #3 - I designed a few hats, cowls and writers for this volume 👉🏼 great yarn line - check it out!