Episode 29 Rhinebeck Weekend

Hello and welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits podcast!

This is a really long episode as you can imagine. So much to talk about and share about Rhinebeck!

Some quick updates. See the Ravelry group for details on the Senior Love Along. You can mail your washclothes as soon as you are ready and the details are in the discussion thread.

Also a reminder that half the proceeds of my pattern sales are going to SillyFru’s #Crushthesack fund so if you like any of my patterns please purchase now and help Wendy out as well!

I have also started a new KAL and hope lots of you join in. It is the Podcaster Sprinkled With Fru Love KAL and you can find all the details in the chat thread

So many Rhinebeck stories to share but I save that all for the end. I have some great WIPs, and Spinning to show and Stash enhancement galore!

WIPs:

Marc’s Rhinebeck Birthday Sweater is coming along well. Making progress on the front.

Finally added Joe’s Chevron Scarf to my projects. He is very excited about it!

Canadiana socks are making progress.

Cast on the MPG by Emily of Fibretown Podcast for the KAL!

Spinning:

Chainplied a ton of stuff including Naturally Knitty singles for my second handspun sock! She just updated her Etsy shop and I’m warning you don’t click the link if you can’t afford temptation!

Also chainplied my beautiful Loop Bump in the Mother Nature Colorway. Can’t wait to knit this up!

Spinning up my beautiful On The Round punis in the Grey gradiant color. Love this! Check out the project page on Ravelry

Stash Enhancement:

Highland Handmade Sugar Maple Sock yarn in the Fruju Colorway #Crushthesack

Expression Fiber Arts Pearlescent Silk Worsted in Shifting Shadows

2 braids of Into The Whirled in “Mackenzie” and “Ramble”

Blue Moon FIber Arts:

1 Socks that Rock Med in Rocktober

1 Socks That Rock Light in The Cluck Chimes At Midnight

Fiber Optics Midnight Gradient

Bosworth Spindle!!!

Thanks for hanging in for the whole show!

Episode 28 All The Knitter Ladies

Hello all! Welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast.

This is a brief Pre Rhinebeck episode

News:

I will be at The NY Sheep and Wool Festival  in Rhinebeck both days and would love to see you! I can’t make the podcaster meet-up because I have a 1pm class but I will go to that area at 12:30 if anyone wants to come by.

Big update on the Senior Love Along! I have set the date with the event person at the Veteran’s Administration Nursing Home in Montrose, NY and we are all set to hand out the washcloths on December 20. I am asking for all washcloths to be sent to me by Thanksgiving. If you can, wrap your washcloth with a nice ribbon so it looks like a gift.  If you can’t don’t worry about it, I have lots of volunteers that will help me with that.

BIG REQUEST: I don’t have enough washcloths. There are 250 beds at the VA Nursing Home, so I need over 100 more washcloths that are gender neutral. Please spread the word!

Knitting:

WIPs

Marc’s cable sweater knit with Bainin by Virtual Yarns. Designed by me

Canadiana Sock with Fishknits Yarn Superwash Strong Heart Self Striping Sock Yarn Canadiana

Chevron scarf for Joe out of my own handspun (I’ll put it up on Ravelry soon)

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Naturally Knitty:

Puni style Rolags in Spring Sprang Sprung color way almost done! I should have it all plied up by the next show!

Stash Enhancement:

Wait for it……..

Episode 27 New Pattern, New KAL!

Hello all! Welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast.

News:

Thank you all who offered to test knit the Guardian of Air Shawl! I am thrilled to announce my pattern is now published! For the month of October, half of sales will go to SillyFru’s #Crushthesack fund!

I also drew a name for the pattern give away and the winner is entry 2, Cre8vleigh! Thank you to all who participated!

And now for the details of the KAL. I am calling it the Podcaster Sprinkled With Fru Love KAL and here are all the rules:

  • Has to be a Podcaster’s pattern.
  • Has to be started after October 6 and completed by December 15th.
  • You can use any yarn.
  • Entry must use at least 200 yards. You can combine small projects that total 200 or more yards to make 1 entry. This is great if you want to knit some toys!
  • Add an extra entry if your project meets the following criteria:
  • Yarn is from a Podcaster
  • Yarn is donating proceeds to the #Crushthesack fund
  • Pattern is donating to #Crushthesack fund
  • To get your extra entries just post your picture in the picture thread for every entry you have earned.

See the Chat/Prize thread for a list of all the podcaster designers and dyers I could think of. Please add any I have missed!

Knitting:

WIPs

Marc’s cable sweater knit with Bainin by Virtual Yarns.

Canadiana Sock with Fishknits Yarn Superwash Strong Heart Self Striping Sock Yarn Canadiana

FO

Wee Cria by Ysolda using Cashsoft DK by Rowan

Spinning -

Nada

Stash Enhancement:

KirbyWirbyYarns FruFighters Sparkle

Senior Love Along is getting closer!  I am collecting cotton wash clothes to hand out to seniors living in homes during the holiday season. Please hold on to your washcloths until later in the year. There is an FO thread where you can post a picture of each of your washcloths. Each one you make is a chance to win a prize! Check out the chat thread to see pictures of all the lovely prizes!

Episode 26 Doggy Visit

Hello all! Welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast.

News:

Thank you all who offered to test knit the Guardian of Air Shawl! I now have plenty of test knitters!

I forgot to draw a name for the pattern giveaway so I will leave it open till next podcast! Donated by amazing color work designer Deborah Tomasello you can win a copy of her InfiniTam pattern which is really more like a mini book! 30 pages long you can make in infinite number of unique tams using the different pattern selections she gives you to choose from. To find out how to win check out the thread in my Ravelry group. You have to be a member of the group to win.

Senior Love Along is getting closer!  I am collecting cotton wash clothes to hand out to seniors living in homes during the holiday season. Please hold on to your washcloths until later in the year. There is an FO thread where you can post a picture of each of your washcloths. Each one you make is a chance to win a prize! Check out the chat thread to see pictures of all the lovely prizes!

Knitting:

WIPs

Marc’s cable sweater knit with Bainin by Virtual Yarns. Designed by me with the help of Craftsy class Custom Cable Pullovers by Carla Scott

Canadiana Sock with Fishknits Yarn Superwash Strong Heart Self Striping Sock Yarn Canadiana

Wee Cria by Ysolda using Cashsoft DK by Rowan

All other WIP’s on hold until Marc’s Rhinebeck sweater is done.

FO

Nada

Spinning -

FO’s:

Highland Handmades Pitch Pine Top – Palwarth Silk in colorway Islesboro Blues

Shash Enhancements:

8 skeins of Road To China Light in the following colorways:

2 – Peridot

2 – Rhodolite

1 – Sapphire

1 – Aquamarine

2 Skeins Tundra in the Taiga colorway

Episode 25 Designer Interview

Hello all! Welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast. I hope you enjoy my chat with colorwork Designer Deborah Tomasello of PatchworksByDebi at the end of a podcast. She is donating a pattern to give away!

News:

I’m going to come right out and say it. I need more test knitters. I only have 2 so far and would like at least 2 more. There is a thread with all the details in my Ravelry group so please go check it out if you are interested in test knitting. I knit my shawl with Lost City Knits Twin Canyon Fingering which is a beautiful Merino/Silk blend with 500yards per skein. Lost City Knits Foothills Fingering 100 Merino wool at 560 yards per skein. Another luscious yarn that is little less expensive but still beautiful. 

Senior Love Along is getting closer!  I am collecting cotton wash clothes to hand out to seniors living in homes during the holiday season. Please hold on to your washcloths until later in the year. There is an FO thread where you can post a picture of each of your washcloths. Each one you make is a chance to win a prize! Check out the chat thread to see pictures of all the lovely prizes!

Knitting:

WIPs

Marc’s cable sweater knit with Bainin by Virtual Yarns. Designed by me with the help of Craftsy class Custom Cable Pullovers by Carla Scott

Canadiana Sock with Fishknits Yarn Superwash Strong Heart Self Striping Sock Yarn Canadiana 

Wee Cria by Ysolda using Cashsoft DK by Rowan

All other WIP’s on hold until Marc’s Rhinebeck sweater is done.

FO

Blue Striped Rag Socks using Patons Kroy sock yarn.

Mitered Crosses Blanket square

Spinning – 

FO’s: 

Nadda

WIPs:

Still working on the Puni style Rolags from Naturally Knitty in the Spring, Sprang, Sprung color way. Slowly but surely….loving the process

Rolags from Blue Barn Fiber on Etsy. Colorway Kansas Merino and Baby Alpaca blend. Not liking these rolags at all. Getting tangled up in themselves and not carded nice. All clumped up and dare I say slightly felted in some spots. Spun on my Lendrum 

Just got some punis from On The Round of Angora and Merino blend. LOVE this fiber and the wonderful and friendly service from Rachel. spinning up so beautifully on my Greensleeves Spindle http://www.greensleevesspindles.com

Shash Enhancements:

Angora and Merino punis from On The Round in natural colors

Canoe project bag from Jan Smiley’s Esty Shop

Pattern Giveaway! Donated by amazing color work designer Deborah Tomasello you can win a copy of her InfiniTam pattern which is really more like a mini book! 31 pages long you can make in infinite number of unique tams using the different pattern selections she gives you to choose from. To find out how to win check out the thread in my Ravelry group. Also check out her huge Ravelry Group ColorworksByDebi

You have to be a member of the group to win.

Episode 24 – The Three Yarnmigos

Episode 24 The Three Yarnmigos

Hello all! Welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast. I podcast today from Senasqua park in Croton-on-Hudson, NY with my 2 friends Sandy and MaryJean!

Knitting:
WIPs
Blue Striped Rag Socks using Patons Kroy sock yarn.
WendyKnits Summer Mystery Shawl 2014 using Spirit Trail Fiberworks Brigantia in a color way from the 2013 Club
Marc’s cable sweater!
Mitered Crosses Blanket square

Sandy is working on Song of the Sea cowl

MaryJean is working on the second sock of her first pair of socks!!

FO
MaryJean has some finished washclothes

Spinning -
FO’s:
Highland Handmades Pitch Pine Top – Palwarth Silk in colorway Islesboro Blues

WIPs:
Started another Loop bump on my Hanson Mini in Mother Nature. Merino, bamboo, Tussah Silk and Angelina. Saving for a chain ply class I’ll be taking in Rhinebeck with Jacee Bogs!

Still working on the Puni style Rolags from Naturally Knitty in the Spring, Sprang, Sprung color way. Slowly but surely….

Shash Enhancements:
Fishknits Yarn Superwash Strong Heart Self Striping Sock Yarn Canadiana – A birthday gift from Trisha23
Rolags from Blue Barn Fiber on Etsy. Colorway Kansas Merino and Baby Alpaca blend.

Just a shout out that I am still looking for test knitters for my 2 new patterns soon to be published. If you may be interested please check out the thread in my Ravelry group.

Friendly reminder that my Senior Love Along continues on this year. I am collecting cotton wash clothes to hand out to seniors living in homes during the holiday season. Please hold on to your washcloths until later in the year. There is an FO thread where you can post a picture of each of your washcloths. Each one you make is a chance to win a prize! I will be announcing prizes that I will provide very shortly and unashamedly ask for any prize donations. They would be very welcome and much appreciated!

Episode 23 Name That Spindle

Hello all! Welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast.

News: More Sr Love Along prizes!!

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Knitting:

WIPs

Blue Striped Rag Socks using Patons Kroy sock yarn.

WendyKnits Summer Mystery Shawl 2014 using Spirit Trail Fiberworks Brigantia in a color way from the 2013 Club

Marc’s cable sweater!

FO

No new FO’s

Spinning -

WIPs:

Highland Handmades Pitch Pine Top – Palwarth Silk in colorway Islesboro Blues. Plan on 3pling on the last bobbin!

Started another Loop bat on my Hanson Mini in Mother Nature. Merino, bamboo, Tussah Silk and Angelina

Still working on the Puni style Rolags from Naturally Knitty in the Spring, Sprang, Sprung color way

Shash Enhancements:

I have gotten so much fibery Birthday Presents! I am floored by all the sweet generousity!

From my parents

All Puni Style Rolags fromNaturally Knitty:

4oz Bella’s Sky SW Merino, Silk and SW BFL

1.7 oz Rainbow! Falklin, merino, silk and Angelina

2.75oz Rainbow Brite’s Tiights Falklin, merino, silk and Angelina

From a viewer:

2oz Berry Blast falkland, firestar, merino, romney, shetland, silk, sw bfl targhee

From another wonderful viewer:

Not only did she donate prizes for the Sr Love Along, but she sent gifts for me as well!

2 skeins All For The Love Of Yarn Luminosity in the color Luscious

1 skein Stray Cat Socks Self Striping Yarn in the color Sea Breeze

Another viewer ordered my a custom dyed surprise that hasn’t arrived yet.

I am so moved by the generosity!

Friendly reminder that my Senior Love Along continues on this year.  I am collecting cotton wash clothes to hand out to seniors living in homes during the holiday season. Please hold on to your washcloths until later in the year. There is an FO thread where you can post a picture of each of your washcloths. Each one you make is a chance to win a prize! I will be announcing prizes as they are donated and unashamedly ask for any prize donations. They would be very welcome and much appreciated!