🎈A good deal of my attention this past year was devoted to my daughter's wedding which just happened at the end of July. It was everything we, she & he wanted it to be - a day to celebrate the union of two lovely, made-for-each-other 'kids' with family & friends. We literally danced the night away. 💃🕺🏻
That said, my fingers are aching to get back to my knitting & designing. The material for the third TickerKnits book is completed, so I am in the process of preparing it for publication. It's a 'spiritual' & therefore rather a personal collection. Stay tuned.
🤡 New bolster pattern is out💥 & for sale on ravelry.com. Customized it with your favorite acronyms 😝...mine is 'IAS' = 'It's Always Something'- no?!
😺 The second Ticker Knits booklet is now out = IMHO: In-My-Humble-Opinion @Amazon. It's a play on 'acronyms' which seem to characterize our interactions nowadays. Everything is expected to be quick and brief - rather the opposite of knitting, no?
These Ticker Knits booklets are my initial attempts at self-publishing. I'll admit I've got a lazy streak or rather a one-track-mind for knitting & knitting & knitting. I reluctantly took on self-publishing, and all that it entails. Who wants to lay out patterns, proof pages, size patterns, take photographs and do all the yucky stuff that tech editors, photographers, and others do - when idea after idea keeps popping out of one's head? And then there's, the 'marketability' - or not - of those 'popped ideas'. But in the end, all of that didn't matter any more; passion is a funny thing.
🙋🏼 about me
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!
CONTACT ME @ firstname.lastname@example.org
📕 NEW BOOKS available 0n Amazon.com:
👉🏼 CowlGirls2 : the Neck's Favorite Knits (Soho Publishing) - dozens of new cowl ideas !
👉🏼 Oh Boy: knit-what-you-mean is TICKER KNITS booklet #1 = five matching hats and cowls covered in truly quotable quotes.
👉🏼 IMHO: in-my-humble-opinion = TK#2 booklet = 6 acronym-covered patterns.