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GARDENING: When not knitting, find me in the garden 🌿 zone 5 : NW CT
🎉 HAPPY NEW YEAR!!
Now that holiday knitting is over… it’s time to lay out a knitting game plan for 2019. On my plate and in my head are lots of ticker-knits ideas…
At the moment, I’m pulling together the 6th Tickerknits collection, ‘SMITTEN’ ❤️. Think, ‘Love-is-in-the-Air’….’He loves me, He loves me not’….’til death do us part….
St. Val’s Day is just around the corner. 💕
I’m also riveted by the ‘shoulder wrap’ as a form - a knitted ‘ mink stole’. 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 ‘GREEN’ booklet. I particularly like to wear them over shirts and shirt dresses. A tonal purple 💜 ‘New Years’ wrap came next, asking the questions, ‘What are you waiting for? - What do you have to lose?’. The pattern is for sale on ravelry.com, And the third one in blue tones💙, ‘The Petersen Wrap’ reflects admonitions by clinical psychologist Jordan Petersen, such as ‘Stand up Straight’, ‘Befriend those who want the best for you’ and ‘Pet a cat’ - among others, all found in his book, ‘12 Rules for Life’. Working to get this pattern on ravelry to purchase towards the end of the month.
Happy New Year 🎉
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.
I split my time between New York City and New Preston, CT (where I love to work in the garden). 🌿 My daughters, Emma & Lydia, are my muses & models; I know I’ve made something particularly special when they both vie for it at once!