🌱It's a bit of a struggle to pull out the needles mid-summer especially when the sun is shining, as there is always something in the garden that needs tending to. I've also spent more mornings than I care, to meet with various vendors that keep our house in order; annual checkups include, air conditioning system, the water system, the septic system, the generator (we lose electricity a few times over the winter here in the Litchfield Hills). I've made lots of cups of coffee for wall paper hangers, electricians, etc. as well. Egads - the nitty gritty of home ownership!
No matter, Knitting in the end is irresistible, no?! - so I've still managed to whip up a pair of socks and a guernsey sweater for the upcoming winter, and am well on the way to finishing the six designs in the next TickerKnits booklet 👉🏼 GREEN 🌿🌱🌲
🙋 I hope you are all relaxing and enjoying the lazy-hazy days of summer...before you know it, we'll all be back to busy-busy come the Fall. Think socks.
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!