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 'Nana' aka Alma Bruneck, my grandmother taught me how to knit.  She arrived in the USA from Riga, Latvia πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ή in 1916 🌿 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 πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ή in 1916 🌿 She also taught my mother about gardening who in time taught me as well. 

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

july 2018

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Oh say can you see πŸ€“ 
I am an 'incurable romantic' but moreso, I am for sure an 'incurable patriot' as well. I've thought a lot about why this is so. Perhaps, it was the annual Flag Day assembly in grade school where each class had to memorize and sing their song - once pitch-piped to perfection by the teacher? (My favorite was, "You're a Grand Ole Flag" πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ). Or maybe even the daily recitation of 'The Pledge of Allegiance' - murmured rotely before the start of the day? No doubt, the song-and-pledge made an imprint. Certain parts of the political spectrum keep saying that the USA is an 'evil' country, one that has much to 'apologize' for...but, I don't think so. The USA is a remarkable experiment in 'life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness'...which we should be forever be vigilant...but there's so much to celebrate....really, truly. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ Happy Fourth of July πŸŽ‰

✈️ That said, I am off to Vail, CO for a few days of fireworks and B-B-Q....but will soon be back in the garden...I will be knitting a pair of socks on the plane : ) 

🐝 As for knitting, I am just finishing up a Kim Hargreaves, Guernsey sweater design (Rowan Book 11)...my first ever. So much fun & per usual, easier than anticipated....

I am also working on the next TICKERKNITS  πŸ˜» booklet - I actually have quite a bit of material for the next two booklets already completed. So stay tune for more #KnitWhatYouMean WORDS!

 🌱to come!!

🌱to come!!

 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ More images of wartime knitting can be viewed by clicking the header above

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ More images of wartime knitting can be viewed by clicking the header above

about me

I learned to knit from my Latvian πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ή  grandmother who emigrated from Riga to the USA in 1916 ( πŸ‘‰πŸΌ 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 β€˜TICKER KNITS’. πŸ˜Ί 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! 


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 😻 SNOW ❄️ (TK#4)   πŸ‘‰πŸΌ amazon

😻 SNOW ❄️ (TK#4)  
πŸ‘‰πŸΌ amazon

 😻  AMEN : so be it  (TK#3) πŸ‘‰πŸΌ amazon

😻 AMEN : so be it (TK#3) πŸ‘‰πŸΌ amazon

  😺    IMHO : in-my-humble-opinion  (TK#2) πŸ‘‰πŸΌ amazon

😺  IMHO : in-my-humble-opinion (TK#2) πŸ‘‰πŸΌ amazon

  😺OH BOY   : knit-what-you-mean  (TK#1)  πŸ‘‰πŸΌ amazon.com

😺OH BOY : knit-what-you-mean (TK#1)  πŸ‘‰πŸΌ amazon.com

  COWGIRLS 2  πŸ‘‰πŸΌ amazon.com 

COWGIRLS 2 πŸ‘‰πŸΌ amazon.com 

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

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