Hi down there! Sitting and thinking of knitting up in the Catalina Mountains this past week

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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.

2019 march

๐Ÿ™€ Itโ€™s snowing here today - itโ€™s the 22nd Marchโ€ฆI love snow, but Iโ€™m over it this yearโ€ฆyup, ready to move on and more than ready to get back into the garden. Ranunculus bulbs and willow cuttings are on the way.

๐Ÿงถ On the needles at the moment is a
project / experiment I took along to Tucson last week - I piled a bunch of wool-silk mohair in a bag and took offโ€ฆit turned into an exercise in color-play. The fibers of mohair mesh in a way that no other fiber does. So when you hold two strands together and work them, the tonal possibilities multiply. Whatโ€™s falling off the needles is a teddy bear of a wrap, an over-sized scarf. Itโ€™s fabulous TV knitting - the only time the brain is summoned is when itโ€™s time t make a color switch.

๐Ÿ˜ป So thereโ€™s another TickerKnits booklet in the worksโ€ฆeverything is just about doneโ€ฆweaving in the end threads.

๐Ÿ˜ฟ Rather sad to hear that F & W Media (Interweave Knits magazine) announced its bankruptcy this month and this is on the heels of the demise of the on-line magazine, The Twist collective. Not to mention, the closing of myriad yarn shops. Clearly the hand knitting industry is ailing ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ Lack of strategic thinking by the established outfits ? Lack of investment to on-line business? The proliferation of indie yarn makers (market saturation) ? Ditto anyone-can-be-a-designer, just whip up a shawl or scarf pattern (pattern saturation)? Lots of forces at workโ€ฆit will be interesting to see how the industry recoversโ€ฆ.

Anticipating Spring!! cc

โ€ฆhanging in my studio -โ€™never tire of looking at it โ€ฆ

โ€ฆhanging in my studio -โ€™never tire of looking at it โ€ฆ

about

I learned to knit from my Latvian ๐Ÿ‡ฆ๐Ÿ‡น  grandmother who emigrated from Riga to the USA in 1916 ( 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€™. However, when time permits, I continue to work on private commissions and for other publications as well.

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

 

 

 


 

 

   
         
      

 

 

 

 

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

GREEN ๐ŸŒฟ (TK#5)
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ @amazon

SNOW  โ„๏ธ (TK#4)  ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ @amazon

SNOW โ„๏ธ (TK#4)
๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ @amazon

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

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

IMHO : in-my-humble-opinion โฐ  (TK#2) ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ @amazon

IMHO : in-my-humble-opinion โฐ (TK#2) ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ @amazon

OH BOY : knit-what-you-mean โ˜Ž๏ธ  (TK#1) ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ @amazon

OH BOY : knit-what-you-mean โ˜Ž๏ธ (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