🍂 Back from the Faroe Islands....my- heart-be-still because it belongs in Nordic country. I am convinced my veins run with Viking blood 💉 (albeit my DNA test showed only 3% Scandinavian 😕 but lots of Lativian, Irish & Scottish...) 😊 'nuf said, but this journey will continue....
While I was reveling in one of the far reaches of the planet, the third Ticker Knits booklet was being edited and prepared for publishing. I'll admit I have been dragging my feet on this collection.
The knitting was finished months ago but I hesitated to push it out. It resonates with what I am feeling as I age & mature, as they say, like a 'good wine' - at least I'd like to think so 😊🍷 That said, we live in a rather God-less, faithless age so-much-so that I fear letting this volume loose. No matter, I also feel that there are many out there who are romantics, who wonder about life's struggles but also of its beauty. So stay tuned, the third booklet will see the light of day in a week or so....just taking in the turn of the season, the loveliness of it all.
🍁 Happy Falling Leaves
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.