Episode 58 Vogue Knitting Live Part 2

Episode 58 Part 1 & 2

Welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast!

Today I share with you all my new stash and projects! Also drawing prizes for the 2015 goals contest and talking about Vogue Knitting Live NYC

Jane Hiatt’s Knitting Belt Class. Check out her site Principles of Knitting for more info and videos about using a knitting belt. http://www.principlesofknitting.com/

See the world’s fasted knitter, Hazel Tidal, show me how she knits with a knitting belt at the very end! http://www.hazeltindall.com/

MaryJane Mucklestone’s Fresh Fair Isle Class

http://maryjanemucklestone.com/

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 http://www.leadingmenfiberarts.bigcartel.com/

http://www.thepluckyknitter.com/

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Mimers/yarn-tamer

Vestigial Socks by Beata Jezek (Hedgehog Fibers) using Highland Handmade Sugar Maple Sock in FruJu color way. http://www.highlandhandmades.com/

http://www.ravelry.com/projects/Mimers/vestigial

Stash Enhancements

Studio Donegal Soft Donegal yarn

520 Yards BFL from Feederbrook Farm

http://feederbrook.com/

From Knit Circus Yarns

http://knitcircus.com/

Greatest of Ease in Seurat Impressionist

Calliope in Hummingbird

Mini Skeins from Yarn Cupboard

http://www.yarncupboard.com/shop/

Hedgehog Fibers Sock yarn in Winter Thaw and Peacock Tease

http://shop.hedgehogfibres.com/

Dragonfly Fibers in the Lady Liberty color way

https://www.dragonflyfibers.com/

Mini Gnome Kit by Going Gnome

goinggnome.com from Dream Come True Farm

1oz Pygora fiber

http://pamsfiber.blogspot.com/

2 oz Romney from Pardo De Lana Farm

www.pradodelana.com

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 53 Sr Love Along

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

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

Woolly Wormhead’s 2015 Mystery Hat-a-Long using Spirit Trail Fiberworks Club CVM

The Camilla Shawl by Carrie Bostick Hoge using Fibre Company Canopy in the Acai color way

FO’s:

Abstract Washcloth from Dishcloth Diva

Olive Washcloth from Dishcloth Diva Knits On

Spinning:

Spinning Naturally Knitty Puni Style Rolags in the Bella Sky colorway on my supported spindles

Spinning Fuzzlings by Fondant Fibre on my Bosworth drop spindle

Episode 48 Yarn Fairy Dreams

Welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast!

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

Knitting

WIPs

Still swatching for the Ursula Cardigan by Kate Davies using Jamieson colors Coffee, Ginger, Delph, Cornfield, Caspian and now Aqua as well.

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

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

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

FO

Plain Vanilla Socks with KnitCircus Thrilling in the color way Fireflies

Spinning 

Finished one little Fuzzling from Fondant Fibers 

Stash Enhancement

Too much to list but I will put it all up in Ravalry and you can sort my stash by date!

Episode 47 Knitting Camp Recap

Episode 47 Knitting Camp Recap

Welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast!

Today I share with you all my Knitting Camp experiences including the new stash and projects!

Knitting

WIPs

Swatching for the Ursula Cardigan by Kate Davies using Jamieson colors Coffee, Ginger, Delph, Cornfield, and Caspian 

Plain Vanilla Socks with KnitCircus Thrilling in the color way Fireflies

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

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

FO

Hornet’s Honey Socks by Donna Druchunas using Kauni Wool in a green solid and radiant color way

Name tag for camp using Jamieson DK

Spinning 

Mother Earth Puni’s by On The Round 100% New Zeland wool Finished the deep red color.

Stash Enhancement

From Schoolhouse Press:

The Jamieson colors listed above

Blackberry Ridge Fingering in:

5 Cream

1 Pink

1 Burgandy

1 Buttercup

From KnitCircus Yarns: 

Thrilling in the gradient color way Fireflies

Greatest of Ease 600 Yards in the gradient Kaylee color way

Greatest of Ease Striped Gradient for socks in Mulberry Street Stripes

From Sun Valley Fibers 75/15/10 Merino/Cashmere/silk in

Sugar Plum

Antler 

Beachfront

Episode 46 Getting Ready For Knitting Camp

Welcome to Hudson Valley Knits!

WIPs

Name tag for Camp

Hornet’s Honey Socks by Donna Druchunas using Kauni Wool in a green solid and radiant color way

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

FO

Scalloped lace shawl. knit with Artyarns Merino Cloud and Beaded Silk

Stash enhancement

The Fibre Company Terra: 5 skeins of Redwood and 5 skeins of Shale

Studio North Hand Dyed Mini Skeins. Hand dyed in the Hudson Valley

Selkie, Raspberry Sorbet and Rosewood.

Fondant Fiber Rolags in the Lina color way

Sample bag of Fondant Fiber Fuzzlings

Episode 38 Sentimental

Welcome to Hudson Valley Knits Podcast!

The fantastic podcast I mentioned is Tara Swiger’s Explore Your Enthusiasm. Great for all of you small indy businesses.

WIPs

Ice Shanty by Amy Miller using Miss Babs Heartland in Pewter and Violaceous

Mashed Socks by Hunter Hammersen Silk Road Socks book usingJill Draper Makes Stuff Splendor Sock Yarn in the Fireside Colorway

FO’s 

Snawheid Hat by Kate Davies Yarn is Alice Starmore Hebridean 2ply

Fluffy Bunny Fingerless Mitts made with Cozy Rabbit Handspun Angora

Stash Enhancement

Hedgehog Fibers Twist Sock in the color way Flashdance

Hedgehog Fibers Merino.Silk.Alpaca.Sparkle fiber 125grams

Spinning

WIP

Spinning Holiday Aftermath Punis fromGourmet Stash on my Bosworth Spindle

Highland Handmades SW Merino Silk Braid Winter Wheat color on the Lendrum

Unwind Yarn Company BFL in the Stop and Smell the Poppies color way on my Made by Aaron spindle.

Episode 25 Designer Interview

Hello all! Welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast. I hope you enjoy my chat with colorwork Designer Deborah Tomasello of PatchworksByDebi at the end of a podcast. She is donating a pattern to give away!

News:

I’m going to come right out and say it. I need more test knitters. I only have 2 so far and would like at least 2 more. There is a thread with all the details in my Ravelry group so please go check it out if you are interested in test knitting. I knit my shawl with Lost City Knits Twin Canyon Fingering which is a beautiful Merino/Silk blend with 500yards per skein. Lost City Knits Foothills Fingering 100 Merino wool at 560 yards per skein. Another luscious yarn that is little less expensive but still beautiful. 

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!

Knitting:

WIPs

Marc’s cable sweater knit with Bainin by Virtual Yarns. Designed by me with the help of Craftsy class Custom Cable Pullovers by Carla Scott

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

Wee Cria by Ysolda using Cashsoft DK by Rowan

All other WIP’s on hold until Marc’s Rhinebeck sweater is done.

FO

Blue Striped Rag Socks using Patons Kroy sock yarn.

Mitered Crosses Blanket square

Spinning – 

FO’s: 

Nadda

WIPs:

Still working on the Puni style Rolags from Naturally Knitty in the Spring, Sprang, Sprung color way. Slowly but surely….loving the process

Rolags from Blue Barn Fiber on Etsy. Colorway Kansas Merino and Baby Alpaca blend. Not liking these rolags at all. Getting tangled up in themselves and not carded nice. All clumped up and dare I say slightly felted in some spots. Spun on my Lendrum 

Just got some punis from On The Round of Angora and Merino blend. LOVE this fiber and the wonderful and friendly service from Rachel. spinning up so beautifully on my Greensleeves Spindle http://www.greensleevesspindles.com

Shash Enhancements:

Angora and Merino punis from On The Round in natural colors

Canoe project bag from Jan Smiley’s Esty Shop

Pattern Giveaway! Donated by amazing color work designer Deborah Tomasello you can win a copy of her InfiniTam pattern which is really more like a mini book! 31 pages long you can make in infinite number of unique tams using the different pattern selections she gives you to choose from. To find out how to win check out the thread in my Ravelry group. Also check out her huge Ravelry Group ColorworksByDebi

You have to be a member of the group to win.

Episode 21 Puni Envy

Hello all! Welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast.

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 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! 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

Hiroshima Peace Socks by Donna Druchunus in Stories in Stitches 3. Double knit using Plucky Feet in the colors. Donna is doing a Sock KAL with any of the sock patterns from this book. You can find out more in her Ravelry Group.

Spinning – Spun up the Shetland batts I purchased at the Webs tent sale from Foxfire Fiber and Design. I’ll show them next podcast since they were still drying.

Puni style Rolags from Naturally Knitty. LOVE THEM! on my Greensleeves Spindle

Marc’s Aran Sweater with Virtual Yarns Banin

FO

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. So close!!!

http://katedaviesdesigns.bigcartel.com/products

Guardian of Air Shawl almost done writting the pattern. Anyone interested in test knitting?

Stash Enhancements:

Leather knitting belt from BobNWeave

Highland Handmade:

Corriedale in color Chunky Dunk

Polwarth in Islesboro Blues

SW Merino Silk  in Winter Wheet

Naturally Knitty:

Puni style Rolags in Spring Sprang Sprung colorway

Two if by Hand: Check the Stitch by Stitch Video podcast group on Ravelry for a SAL and Coupon code!

Falkland in Here Comes Your Man

Palworth Silk in Exausted