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 'Nana' aka Alma Bruneck, my grandmother taught me how to knit. She arrived in the USA from Riga, Latvia ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น in 1916 ๐ŸŒฟ 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 ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น in 1916 ๐ŸŒฟ She also taught my mother about gardening who in time taught me as well.

GARDENING: When not knitting, find me in the garden ๐ŸŒฟ zone 5 : NW CT

october 2018

๐Ÿฟ Iโ€™m late with my updateโ€ฆ.โ€™just got back from almost two weeks in Ireland โ˜˜๏ธ We traveled with Heather Radl @ Rowan Tree Travel who does small group tours usually with a knitting / textile emphasis, but this time it was more of an Ireland-thru-history sweep. We traveled about 2/3 of the coast line starting in Cork, sweeping around the west coast, over the northern coast, stops in Derry & Belfast (!!) and down to Dublin. About 1,250 miles! We saw so many amazing things - ancient tomb mounds, the spectacular coastline, grand homes, quaint villages. We attended two performances at the Clifton Art Festival; first, the famed Irish singer, Sean Keane, who sang a heart- rendering song about 1840โ€™s famine refugeesโ€™ sojourn to Ellis Island; the second night, we were bowled over by Irish fiddler Martin Hayesโ€™ soulful tunes ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ check him out on Amazon. In Ireland, music can be found just about anywhere after dinner at local bars so weโ€™d slip into one whenever we could. Lots of fun. ๐Ÿ€
Of course, there was no way I was going to Ireland and not hunt down some Irish wool! I was excited to find a fingering-weight donegal tweed early on and managed to knit a pair of socks while traveling from town to town (see below). I also found a source for donegal tweed made with merino wool (softer than the traditional wool mix but with just as lovely coloring)โ€ฆso my designer wheels are spinning!
Back home, I am now working on putting together the 5th TickerKnits booklet ๐ŸŒฟ GREEN ๐ŸŒฑโ€ฆthe collection was finished before I left for Ireland, but now I am working on the photos and layout, so hopefully it will be out by the beginning of Novemberโ€ฆ.stay tuned.
Lots of ideas & so much to knit, so little time!!

 ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿงฆ Socks knitted in-the-back-of-the-bus traveling Ireland, made of a fingering-weight Donegal Tweed. Cast on 60 stitches and away we goโ€ฆalways carry a set of size 3 US dpns ๐Ÿค“

๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿงฆ Socks knitted in-the-back-of-the-bus traveling Ireland, made of a fingering-weight Donegal Tweed. Cast on 60 stitches and away we goโ€ฆalways carry a set of size 3 US dpns ๐Ÿค“

 ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ More images of wartime knitting can be viewed by clicking the header above see Instagram ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ OurBoysNeedSox ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ More images of wartime knitting can be viewed by clicking the header above
see Instagram ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ OurBoysNeedSox ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

about me

I learned to knit from my Latvian ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น  grandmother who emigrated from Riga to the USA in 1916 ( ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ 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 โ€˜TICKER KNITSโ€™. ๐Ÿ˜บ 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. ๐ŸŒฟ My daughters,  Emma & Lydia, are both muses &  models. I know I have made something particularly special when they both vie for it at once! 


 

 

 

 


 

 

   
         
      

 

 

 

 

 
 
 ๐Ÿ˜ป  SNOW  โ„๏ธ (TK#4)  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ amazon

๐Ÿ˜ป SNOW โ„๏ธ (TK#4)
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ amazon

 ๐Ÿ˜ป  AMEN : so be it  (TK#3) ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ amazon

๐Ÿ˜ป AMEN : so be it (TK#3) ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ amazon

  ๐Ÿ˜บ IMHO : in-my-humble-opinion  (TK#2) ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ amazon

๐Ÿ˜บ IMHO : in-my-humble-opinion (TK#2) ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ amazon

  ๐Ÿ˜บOH BOY : knit-what-you-mean  (TK#1) ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ amazon.com

๐Ÿ˜บOH BOY : knit-what-you-mean (TK#1) ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ amazon.com

  COWGIRLS 2  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ amazon.com

COWGIRLS 2 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ amazon.com

 Check out the origins of some common knitting terms according to the  Merriam-Webster dictionary  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ intarsia knitting by  Jill Promolli

Check out the origins of some common knitting terms according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ intarsia knitting by Jill Promolli