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Alma Bruneck aka โ€˜nanaโ€™, 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.

Alma Bruneck aka โ€˜nanaโ€™, 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

2019 january

๐ŸŽ‰ HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Now that holiday knitting is overโ€ฆ itโ€™s time to lay out a knitting game plan for 2019. On my plate and in my head are lots of ticker-knits ideasโ€ฆ

At the moment, Iโ€™m pulling together the 6th Tickerknits collection, โ€˜SMITTENโ€™ โค๏ธ. Think, โ€˜Love-is-in-the-Airโ€™โ€ฆ.โ€™He loves me, He loves me notโ€™โ€ฆ.โ€™til death do us partโ€ฆ.
St. Valโ€™s Day is just around the corner. ๐Ÿ’•

Iโ€™m also riveted by the โ€˜shoulder wrapโ€™ as a form - a knitted โ€˜ mink stoleโ€™. They are doubled faced for heft, warmth and to conceal the carried threads in stranded knitting. It started with The Chlorophyll Wrap found in the โ€˜GREENโ€™ booklet. I particularly like to wear them over shirts and shirt dresses. A tonal purple ๐Ÿ’œ โ€˜New Yearsโ€™ wrap came next, asking the questions, โ€˜What are you waiting for? - What do you have to lose?โ€™. The pattern is for sale on ravelry.com, And the third one in blue tones๐Ÿ’™, โ€˜The Petersen Wrapโ€™ reflects admonitions by clinical psychologist Jordan Petersen, such as โ€˜Stand up Straightโ€™, โ€˜Befriend those who want the best for youโ€™ and โ€˜Pet a catโ€™ - among others, all found in his book, โ€˜12 Rules for Lifeโ€™. Working to get this pattern on ravelry to purchase towards the end of the month.

Happy New Year ๐ŸŽ‰

๐Ÿ‘ a painting which hangs in my studio -โ€™never tire of looking at it ๐Ÿค“

๐Ÿ‘ a painting which hangs in my studio -โ€™never tire of looking at it ๐Ÿค“

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 I love to work in the garden). ๐ŸŒฟ My daughters,  Emma & Lydia, are my muses & models; I know Iโ€™ve made something particularly special when they both vie for it at once! 


 

 

 

 


 

 

   
         
      

 

 

 

 

 
 
GREEN  ๐ŸŒฟ (TK#5)  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ @amazon

GREEN ๐ŸŒฟ (TK#5)
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ @amazon

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

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

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

๐Ÿ˜บ 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

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

COWGIRLS 2  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ @amazon

COWGIRLS 2 ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ @amazon

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