High up in the Catalina Mountains (Arizona) in March.

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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.

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๐ŸŒฟ This is the time of the year when the garden begins to pull me away from knitting, at least during the sunlit hoursโ€ฆ.

That said, I have spent a good part of the winter, knitting โ€˜wrapsโ€™ which can double as over-sized cowls. My most recent wrap is shown on the home page ๐Ÿ‘‰๐Ÿผ โ€˜The Truthโ€™. I particularly like this โ€˜wrapโ€™ form, first because it lends itself to knitting in-the-round & ticker knitting. Second, itโ€™s a neater way to keep the shoulders and neck warm, I.e. no hanging ends. Rather sculptural.

The pattern for this will be put up on ravelry.com soon. Finally, thereโ€™s one more wrap to finish up the season, โ€˜The Little Red Henโ€™. Designing & knitting are often much easier to accomplish than wrangling my very, busy daughter to model for me : )

The rhubarb is well on its way and the willow field that I planted anew this year is budding. ๐ŸŒฑ

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