Episode 19 Webs’ Tent Sale!

Hello all! Welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast. Went on an exciting road trip to Webs‘ Tent Sale and had a great time. I have some special “stash” to share with you all! This is a long one so I am adding some fun pictures to this post rather than having them at the end of the show. (Truth is I forgot to add the pictures and had already exported the movie so you’ll have the music and a blank screen).

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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 then. 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!

WIPs

Toatie Hottie by Kate Davies Designs. Love this cute little cozy. I bought the kit from Kate’s shop in the Madder and Cream colors. Hopefully I’ll finish by next podcast

http://katedaviesdesigns.bigcartel.com/products

Hiroshima Peace Socks by Donna Druchunus. Double knit using Plucky Feet in the colors

Carson Throw – I know, you can’t see the progress but I will be starting another color soon so it will show. Knit in the movies again and go a lot of rounds done while watching Godzilla.

Spinning – Spun up 2 oz of my ITW Silk/Wool blend in the Sansa color way. Still thinking about what to knit it up as. Leaning towards a little cowl to wear with the mitts.

FOs

Opal Socks using Opal sock yarn in the Little Prince color way Geographer. Using my brand spankin new Signature DPNs!

The Event Horizon Shawl is now blocked and officially done! I can’t wait to give it to my Aunt. They are coming up to visit this week. I will take some pictures of her with it. If you want to make one Donna Druchunus is starting another KAL soon and String Theory has kits available.

http://www.stringtheoryyarn.com/home.php?cat=140

Donna’s site

http://storiesinstitches.net/stories-in-stitches-2-knitted-samplers/

Shash Enhancements:

Sandy and I went to Webs’ Tent Sale!! It was so much fun! Here’s what I got

A Lendrum double treddle complete kit!!!!!! I have been wanting this wheel since I took a spinning class last year at Rhinebeck. We used the Lendrum wheels and they were a dream. I tried other wheels a couple of months ago when I made a stop at Webs and it was by far the best for me.

From Barbara Parry of Made by Foxfire FIber and Designs http://www.foxfirefiber.com/index.html I purchased

5 oz of Shetland bats by Foxfire Fiber and Designs in lavenders and gray/blues to spin on my new wheel!

3 skeins of her hand dyed  Cormo Camel Silk blend in 3 colors. Jade Cloud, Marigold, and Poppy. I have a design in mind for them!

I purchased her book Adventures in Yarn Farming to give to my sister Kim (I’m trying to convince her to get some sheep on her farm in upstate NY) I started reading it last night and it is so fascinating!

I also picked up a beautiful spindle at the Foxfire Fiber and Designs tent and purchased an assortment of items including a spindle. The spindle is named “Damsel Monique” and is Spalted Jamarind wedge and Walnut Shaft. Made by Greensleeves Spindles http://www.greensleevesspindles.com

From the vendor Rag Hill Farm raghillfarm.com

Colorful wool bits

and the most fabulous project bag ever!

2 bats in Orange and one in a lime green. Can’t find the business card! 😦

Now for the Web sale loot:

Fiber

Free pound of BFL fiber because of the wheel purchase

Frabjous FIbers Silky Cashmerino 70% Superfine merino, 15% Cashmere and 15% Mulberry Silk colorway #12 Redwood Forest

Abstract Fiber BFL in Mossy Rock colorway

Yarn

2 skeins of Giselle 64% Kid Mohair, 25% wool and 1% Nylon in the colors pink and cream (I love Pink)!

2 skeins Araucania Yarns Tolten in color 4. Bulky 100% wool

Rowen Fine Art Handpainted Sock Yarn 45% wool, 20% Mohair, 25% Polyamide, 10% Silk Shade 308 Chiff-Chaff

Opal Sock Yarn Love Story Romantik and Wolke 7

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My new Lendrum Wheel!

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Me and Sandy!

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Yummy Yarn

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Another bag from Rag Hill Farm

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Wanted one of these real bad

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I love this!

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Ran into my virtual knitting buddy and Podcaster extraudenair Sharon AKA Bronxknitter.

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THE TENT!!!

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IF you know the name of the vendor for these beautiful batts please let me know! I can’t find the information and the batts and natural dyes were so beautiful!

Episode 18 Road Trip and Lakeside Knitting

Hello all! Welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast. It’s been a few weeks but I’m back now with a huge FO and a couple of WIPs. It wouldn’t be a knitting podcast without a few stash enhancements either, now would it???

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 then. 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!

WIPs

Opal Socks using Opal sock yarn in the Little Prince color way Geographer. Using my brand spankin new Signature DPNs!

Toatie Hottie by Kate Davies Designs. Love this cute little cozy. I bought the kit from Kate’s shop in the Madder and Cream colors

These are the only 2 WIPs I have to show because I had been working almost exclusively one project since I last podcast and that project is…..

The Event Horizon Shawl which I finished minutes before I recorded the podcast! I was on vacation a whole week and hardly knit! Unbelievable isn’t it? Still I managed to finish this amazing Pi Shawl Using String Theory Hand Dyed Caper Sock Yarn. Boy was this yarn yummy! I want to knit another but alas I have to knit my Rhinebeck Sweaters now. If you want to make one Donna Druchunus is starting another KAL soon and String Theory has kits available.

Donna’s site

Quite small compared to my Event Horizon Shawl but still very loved are my finished Collywobles socks by Fibretown Designs. This is a great pattern for variegated colored yarns and lots of fun to knit. I used Desert Vista Dyeworks Voir yarn in the color Cottage Garden. My only wish is that I had made them a little longer up the calf. Like with 2 extra repeats of the pattern. I had plenty of yarn left to do this. Oh well, still love them!

Shash Enhancements:

Got me some new needles on my way to visit family for Easter. I had forgot to grab a DPN to knit the border on my Event Horizon Shawl and on top of that lost a DPN at a restaurant so I couldn’t work on my socks either! I begged my sisters to take a very minor detour to the Yarn Explosion in Roanoke, VA. The service was super lovely and I would love to stop again next time I visit my family out that way.

I purchased Hiya Hiya DPNs for the shawl border and Knitter’s Pride Dreamz DPNs for the socks. Love them both!

I also picked up another skein of Opal Sock Yarn in color way that I have no clue. I can’t find one listed on the label but the numbers are Farbe 3200 and Partie 862

We also stopped at a JoAnne store so I checked out their stock of Patons Kroy Sock yarn and they had a terrific variety of colors! I got

2 pairs worth of Blue Striped Ragg

Sing N the Blues Stripes

Rusty Stripes

Cameo Colors Fx

And let us not forget 2 sets of Signature DPNs! 2.25 and 2.50!! My absolute favs!