🍂 Hand-Knitting-High-Season has begun. After scooting all over the place last month, I am tucking into getting some serious knitting done in the coming weeks. I've been knitting at such a pace, I can't tell if it's the bed boards or my back bones creaking at night! 😜 That said, it's truly delicious to knit 'to my heart's content' .
💥 Ticker Knits Booklet #3 =
AMEN: so-be-it is out!
And the reaction to it has been at once interesting and amusing. My thoughts are all about 'memory' at the moment, i.e. what I remember learning and picked up as a kid. And the words that remain in my head....
When I find myself in the situation of explaining what I am doing, many people offer up other words that could be knitted, most often far more provocative and not the intent of this collection at all. My choices are intentionally mundane, words-of-the-everyday. However, in our quickly changing times, simple prayers & sayings can surprisingly be provocative in unintended ways. So be it.
If you have a chance, sit down and take a moment to list all the things in your own head, what have you memorized over time? What's been imprinted in your mind? 🙏🏼
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, my work is focussed on 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. 🌿 I often use my daughters, my muses - Emma & Lydia - as 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!