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GARDENING: When not knitting, find me in the garden 🌿 zone 5 : NW CT
🐿 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! 🤓
🍀 '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 🐑 😺
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!! 😹
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!