Episode 61 Welcome Spring

Welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast!

Today I share with you my knitting projects and some stash enhancement.

WIPS:

Vestigial Socks by Beata Jezek (Hedgehog Fibers) using Highland Handmade Sugar Maple Sock in FruJu color way.

Flight of Color shawl by Louise Zass-Bangham using Flatland Alpaca yarn in Raspberry, Miss BabsYowza in Fairy Dust, Spirit Trail Fiberworks Brigantia in Cyclone

Dancette Hat by Woolly Wormhead made with On The Round Signature Sock Yarn in the County Fair colorway.

Nothing really to show with my Shirley Padden DAL sweater.

Stash enhancement:

Spirit Trail Fiberworks Sunna in Waikiki and Verdande in Dancing the Orange.

Episode 60 Sitting in the Water

Welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast!

Today I share with you my knitting projects and a finished object!

WIPS:

Vestigial Socks by Beata Jezek (Hedgehog Fibers) using Highland Handmade Sugar Maple Sock in FruJu color way.

Awakening Cowl – A design in progress using Jamieson’s Spindrift

Flight of Color shawl by Louise Zass-Bangham using Flatland Alpaca yarn in Raspberry, Miss Babs Yowza in Fairy Dust, Spirit Trail Fiberworks Brigantia in Cyclone

FO:

Yarn Tamer by Louise Zass-Bangham Using Plucky Feet in Snap Out of It! color with Leading Men Fiber Arts in the OMG Squee color way

Did a lot of swatching and pattern work for the Shirley Padden DAL. I am so happy with how my swatches came out

If you want to find out more about the Shirley Padden DAL I am participating in you can find out more in the Ravelry Group

Episode 59 Swatching

Welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast!

Today I share with you all my knitting projects!

WIPS:

Yarn Tamer by Louise Zass-Bangham Using Plucky Feet in Snap Out of It! color with Leading Men Fiber Arts in the OMG Squee color way

Vestigial Socks by Beata Jezek (Hedgehog Fibers) using Highland Handmade Sugar Maple Sock in FruJu color way.

Plain fingerless Mitts for Joe. No pattern.

NO FO’s this week.

Did a lot of swatching and pattern work. Stay tuned for my newest pattern Awakening Cowl. Here is the original that I made for my daughter out of handspun.

If you want to find out more about the Shirley Padden DAL I am participating in you can find out more in the Ravelry Group

Episode 55 Warm Winter

Welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast!

Today I share with you all my new stash and projects!

WIPs:

Changeful Socks by Hunter Hammersen

Windsor Sock Yarn from Miss Babs in Navy

FO’s:

Maize fingerless mitts by Tin Can Knits using Fibre Co Canopy in Acai color

Adornment Star Steller By Laura Nelkin

Spinning:

Into The Whirled Superwash MCN in color way Dream Sequence. Spinning on the Lendrum

Episode 54 Long on the FOs

Welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast!

Today I share with you all my new stash and projects!

WIPs

Vanilla Socks using Knit Circus Greatest of Ease color way Mulberry Street Stripes

Flight of Color Shawl Using Miss Babs Yowza in Fairy Dust, Flatland Alpaca in Raspberry, and Spirit Trail Fiberworks Brigania in Cyclone

FOs

Mochimochi Snowman

Mildred Washcloth from Dishcloth Diva Knits On

Star of Butin by Laura Nelkin

Awakening Cowl by Amy Lamash not yet published

Camilla Shawl by Carrie Bostick Hoge

 

Stash Enhancement:

Cha Ching Tam Kit by by Laura Nelkin

Into The Whirled Odds and Ends

Knit Circus Ringmaster in Chance Of Flurries colorway

Lithuanian Knitting By Donna Druchunas and June Hall

Stories in Stitches 5

 

Episode 51 Autumn is Like Popcorn

Episode 51

Welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast!

Today I share with you all my new stash and projects!

WIPs:

Tribute Baby Sweater by Heatherly Walker using Blackberry Ridge Fingering in Cream

Marc’s Rhinebeck Sweater

Vanilla Socks using Knit Circus Greatest of Ease color way Mulberry Street Stripes

Yarn Fairy’s In My Garden Mystery KAL shawl knit with Yarn Fairy Fairy Sock Fine

FO:

Hermine’s Everyday Socks in Theia Fingering Mountain Rivers color way.

Stash

Madeline Tosh Light in

Winter Wheat

Moorland

Night Bloom

Spinning

On The Round Punis in the Mother Earth color way

Episode 35 Vogue Knitting Live 2015

Welcome to Hudson Valley Knits! Lots to talk about this week. Went to Vogue Knitting Live and had an amazing time! Lots of progress on WIPs , some new projects and a FO.

Please check out Moms With Yarn Podcast where I made a guest appearence!

WIPs

Amy Miller Ice Shanty

Marc’s sweater

Blight shawl

FO’s 

Marc’s Seedy Socks 

Stash Enhancement! 

Hedgehog Fiber and Sock club for January

Jill Draper Makes Stuff

Rifton 

Rockwell Dark Roast and 

Cozy Rabbit Farm 100% Angora

Long Island Livestock for my Teacher Cowl

Bulky Alpaca/Merino 

Artyarn “John Home” Alpaca, Merino, Silk, Sofsilk, Mohair done by Calluna Farm Studios 

Spinning

Spinning last ounce of On The Round Merino/Angora Punis on my Greensleeve Spindle

Spinning Holiday Aftermath Punis from Gourmet Stash on my Bosworth Spindle

Spinning myHedgehog Fiber Sparkly Merino on the Lendrum

Vogue Knitting live! 

Class with Patty Lyons was absolutely the best design class I have ever taken. She is an amazing teacher.

Episode 33 Senior Love Along

The Senior Love Along was a huge success. I can’t thank everyone enough for their contributions. The viewers, my co-workers, people from my knitting meetup group and my family. THANK YOU!!! To say the Seniors appreciated this is an understatement. I share the details and lots of pictures at the end of the podcast. I also have a great idea for next year and would love your feedback on that.

WIPS:

Socks for Marc using Socks That Rock Medium in the Rocktober color way

Marc’s sweater

MPG

Color Me Warm Mittens by Donna Druchunas Peace Fleece yarns

Cheerio necklace by Laura Nelkin – gone bad Redo

FO

The Teacher Cowl Long Island Livestock Bulky weight and Wunsapana artyarn

Stash Enhancement

CRAZY!

Fat Squirrel project bag Christmas Gnomes

Gourmet Stash Punis

Sakura 1oz

Holiday Aftermath 2 oz

Deep Snowfall 2 oz

Claire’s Distillations 2 oz

Stout Sock Yarn: 

Broken Ornaments 

O Smaug The Stupendous!

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!