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!
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
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.
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.
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:
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
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
My new Lendrum Wheel!
Me and Sandy!
Another bag from Rag Hill Farm
Wanted one of these real bad
I love this!
Ran into my virtual knitting buddy and Podcaster extraudenair Sharon AKA Bronxknitter.
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!