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 'Nana' aka Alma Bruneck, my grandmother taught me how to knit.  She arrived in the USA from Riga, Latvia πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ή in 1916 🌿 She also taught my mother about gardening who in time taught me as well. 

'Nana' aka Alma Bruneck, my grandmother taught me how to knit.  She arrived in the USA from Riga, Latvia πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ή in 1916 🌿 She also taught my mother about gardening who in time taught me as well. 

GARDENING: When not knitting, find me in the garden 🌿 zone 5 : NW CT

end-of-july 2018

🌱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 πŸ‘‰πŸΌ GREEN 🌿🌱🌲

πŸ™‹ 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.

 🌱to come!!

🌱to come!!

 πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ More images of wartime knitting can be viewed by clicking the header above

πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ More images of wartime knitting can be viewed by clicking the header above

about me

I learned to knit from my Latvian πŸ‡¦πŸ‡Ή  grandmother who emigrated from Riga to the USA in 1916 ( πŸ‘‰πŸΌ 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 β€˜TICKER KNITS’. πŸ˜Ί 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! 


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 😻 SNOW ❄️ (TK#4)   πŸ‘‰πŸΌ amazon

😻 SNOW ❄️ (TK#4)  
πŸ‘‰πŸΌ amazon

 😻  AMEN : so be it  (TK#3) πŸ‘‰πŸΌ amazon

😻 AMEN : so be it (TK#3) πŸ‘‰πŸΌ amazon

  😺    IMHO : in-my-humble-opinion  (TK#2) πŸ‘‰πŸΌ amazon

😺  IMHO : in-my-humble-opinion (TK#2) πŸ‘‰πŸΌ amazon

  😺OH BOY   : knit-what-you-mean  (TK#1)  πŸ‘‰πŸΌ amazon.com

😺OH BOY : knit-what-you-mean (TK#1)  πŸ‘‰πŸΌ amazon.com

  COWGIRLS 2  πŸ‘‰πŸΌ amazon.com 

COWGIRLS 2 πŸ‘‰πŸΌ amazon.com 

 Check out the origins of some common knitting terms according to the  Merriam-Webster dictionary   πŸ‘‰πŸΌ intarsia knitting by  Jill Promolli

Check out the origins of some common knitting terms according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary  πŸ‘‰πŸΌ intarsia knitting by Jill Promolli