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🙀 It’s snowing here today - it’s the 22nd March…I love snow, but I’m over it this year…yup, ready to move on and more than ready to get back into the garden. Ranunculus bulbs and willow cuttings are on the way.
🧶 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 off…it 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. What’s falling off the needles is a teddy bear of a wrap, an over-sized scarf. It’s fabulous TV knitting - the only time the brain is summoned is when it’s time t make a color switch.
😻 So there’s another TickerKnits booklet in the works…everything is just about done…weaving in the end threads.
😿 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 👉🏼 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 work…it will be interesting to see how the industry recovers….
Anticipating Spring!! cc
I learned to knit from my Latvian 🇦🇹 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 ‘TICKER KNITS’. 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 🌿 zone 5 : NW CT