🌞 Finally after a rather rainy, gray and cool Spring, summer is upon us and how lovely is that?! I just finished the last piece for the third Tickerknits book, "So Be It"...which I hope will be on sale @ Amazon some time this summer. These pieces caught the 'spiritual' side of me...but they are 'accessible' no matter your inclinations or where your head is at.
....Most recently, I have been riveted by a new 'baby muse'....a dear friend of mine has produced the most adorable daughter, Pippa, for whom I took a moment out to make a classic cardigan sweater. It's making me think that Ticker might want to get into the act of baby clothes as well. Which begs the question 👉🏼 who is your muse?
🤡 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.