🇺🇸 I just added a new page 👉🏼 see the header 'wartime'. It's channeling my new instagram feed ''OurBoysNeedSox' - a long burning interest and passion about knitting for the military during the two world wars. I started this project 20 years ago in London....did extensive research, acquired a vast collection of memorabilia and wrote a manuscript....which was never published for various reasons (which I will explain someday in the foreword of the book should it see the light of day!) In the meantime, I thought I'd rekindle my own interest by posting pics of my collection. 🤓 Have a look-see and follow new postings of material @ #OurBoysNeedSox 🇺🇸 🧦 🇬🇧
❄️ I am finishing up a 6-piece collection called 'SNOW' inspired by the first snowfall of the year. It was so refreshing & exciting, that I immediately set all other work aside and worked up my homage. All the pieces are completed....' just finishing writing it up. It was lots of fun to do, a complete joy.
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!