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!


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!


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


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!



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)

Spinning –

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.


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!



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

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


Wee Cria by Ysolda using Cashsoft DK by Rowan

Spinning –


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!