🇺🇸 Oh say can you see 🤓
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" 🇺🇸). 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. 🇺🇸 Happy Fourth of July 🎉
✈️ 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 😻 booklet - I actually have quite a bit of material for the next two booklets already completed. So stay tune for more #KnitWhatYouMean WORDS!
I learned to knit from my Latvian 🇦🇹 grandmother who emigrated from Riga to the USA in 1916 ( 👉🏼 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 ‘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!