Episode 99 Big Life Changes

Hello and welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast! It’s too darn hot out to post anywhere but in front of my AC! So bring your nice frosty beverage and find out where I’ve been the past few months!

FO:

Ragna Cardigan by Trin-Annelie using O-Wool Sport

WIPs

Fragment Socks by Helen Stewert using Into the Whirled Pakokku Sock in Second Spring colorway

Fading Point by Joji using Spirit Trail Fiberwork Aurora Succulents kit.

La Vie Est Belle by Isabell Kraemer using deep stash Spirit Trail Fiberwork

Rose Gold by Andrea Mowry using Knit Picks Hawthorne and some deep stash Mad Tosh Light

Episode 97 Sea Shells By The River Shore

Hello and welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast! Today I am at George’s Island Park in Montrose, NY. It’s a beautiful day in the valley.

I have so many things to show you and to talk about.

FO’s

Team USA Hat by Susan Rainey using Cascade 220 Yarn.

Isthmus By Gudrun Johnston in Brooklyn Tweed Quarry color Slate

Lolo by Jared Flood using Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in color Fauna

Gramps Cardigan by Tin Can Knits in Knitpicks Wool of the Andes Tweed

Roots by Clare Mountain found in Socks 2018 Making Stories, using Spirit Trail Fiverworks Tayet in Pink Sands. Used a Fish Lips Kiss heal.

WIP’s

Humulus by Isabell Kraemer using Knitpicks Simply Wool and Wool of the Andes Tweed.

Fragment by Helen Stewart and found in Laine Issue 4, using Into The Whirled Pakokku Sock color Second Spring. Your LYS may have an issue but if not you can order in the US from the Woolley Thistle

New stash from Once Upon a Corgi is Aeron Fingering in the color Nose Stuck In a Book

Episode 96 I’m American And My Tension Sucks

Hello and welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast! I am Amy and I am podcasting today from my home in the Hudson Valley in NY state. I have a couple of finished projects to show you and a little progress on some WIPs.

Mostly what I talk about during this podcast is stranded colorwork and some tips related to that. Please know that the title of the podcast is all in fun. I know there has been a lot of talk in the knitting podcast world about stranded knitting, tension and color dominance. I share some of my own thoughts as well as some tips about stranded knitting on magic loop and color dominance.

I try to demonstrate my advise but don’t have the best set up. Also this is not a complete topic about these subjects. It it meant to add to the amazing video expertly done by Dianna Walla on her YouTube channel Paper Tiger.

I also refer to the Arne & Carlos YouTube video Why There Is No Dominant Color in Norwegian Knitting

I highly recommend the book Knitting With Two Colors by Meg Swansen and Amy Detjen if you want to learn or improve your stranded knitting. I swear by this book and think it is all you will need to improve your stranded knitting and customize your colorwork knitting.

Episode 92

Hello and welcome! I’ve just added a new video to YouTube. You can see it here.

 

I’ve made some progress on some of the projects since recording and thought I would share.

First thing is I delivered the baby sweater gift and it was well received. The new dad is a trainer that comes to our office and holds a bood camp class. We surprised him before class with our gifts. He loved it and said he would take a picture of his wife with it.

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I also finished one of the fingerless mitts which will be a Christmas gift for my sister. I used the little Tosh cakes and came up with this order for the color changes but the mitts didn’t use all the yarn. I think I’ll knit another pair with the remaining colors.

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Here’s the finished mitt.

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That’s about it for now. Here are the other projects I talk about in the video. See you soon!

Episode 87 Bye Bye Birdie

Welcome to Hudson Valley Knits Podcast! Today I am podcasting at Oscawana Park. Lots of FOs to show today!

WIPs:

Lucky Plain Vanilla Socks using Never Enough Thyme Sock Yarn in Luck of the Irish

Cullum by Isabele Kraemer using Knit Picks Lindy Chain in Navy

Abalone Cardigan by Alice Starmore using Virtual Yarns Hebridean 2 ply.

FOs:

Kwalla Socks by Alice Yu using Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight in the See Scum, Sea Scum Run

Apple Blossem Shawl is the  Yarn Fairy’s In My Garden pattern by Donna Druchunas using Yarn Fairy’s Fairy Sock Fine yarn in the Apple Blossem colorway

Ripley Tank by Leah B. Thibault using Quince & Co Kestral

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Episode 86 Fahnestock State Park

Welcome to Hudson Valley Knits Podcast! Today I podcast from Fahnestock State Park and take you for a little journey around Canopas Lake and then podcast from Pelton Pond. Come check out what I’m knitting and enjoy the scenery.

WIPs:

Lucky Plain Vanilla Socks using Never Enough Thyme Sock Yarn in Luck of the Irish

Kwalla Socks by Alice Yu using Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight in the See Scum, Sea Scum Run

Apple Blossem Shawl is the  Yarn Fairy’s In My Garden pattern by Donna Druchunas using Yarn Fairy’s Fairy Sock Fine yarn in the Apple Blossem colorway

Cullum by Isabele Kraemer using Knit Picks Lindy Chain in Navy

Exploration Station by Steven West using Spirit Trail Fiberworks Sunna

New on the Needles:

Abalone Cardigan by Alice Starmore using Virtual Yarns Hebridean 2 ply.

Come join the Summer Stripe CAL Ravelry group