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!

WIPs:

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!

Spinning:

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 24 – The Three Yarnmigos

Episode 24 The Three Yarnmigos

Hello all! Welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast. I podcast today from Senasqua park in Croton-on-Hudson, NY with my 2 friends Sandy and MaryJean!

Knitting:
WIPs
Blue Striped Rag Socks using Patons Kroy sock yarn.
WendyKnits Summer Mystery Shawl 2014 using Spirit Trail Fiberworks Brigantia in a color way from the 2013 Club
Marc’s cable sweater!
Mitered Crosses Blanket square

Sandy is working on Song of the Sea cowl

MaryJean is working on the second sock of her first pair of socks!!

FO
MaryJean has some finished washclothes

Spinning –
FO’s:
Highland Handmades Pitch Pine Top – Palwarth Silk in colorway Islesboro Blues

WIPs:
Started another Loop bump on my Hanson Mini in Mother Nature. Merino, bamboo, Tussah Silk and Angelina. Saving for a chain ply class I’ll be taking in Rhinebeck with Jacee Bogs!

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

Shash Enhancements:
Fishknits Yarn Superwash Strong Heart Self Striping Sock Yarn Canadiana – A birthday gift from Trisha23
Rolags from Blue Barn Fiber on Etsy. Colorway Kansas Merino and Baby Alpaca blend.

Just a shout out that I am still looking for test knitters for my 2 new patterns soon to be published. If you may be interested please check out the thread in my Ravelry group.

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!

Episode 23 Name That Spindle

Hello all! Welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast.

News: More Sr Love Along prizes!!

IMG_7480 IMG_7481 IMG_7482

Knitting:

WIPs

Blue Striped Rag Socks using Patons Kroy sock yarn.

WendyKnits Summer Mystery Shawl 2014 using Spirit Trail Fiberworks Brigantia in a color way from the 2013 Club

Marc’s cable sweater!

FO

No new FO’s

Spinning –

WIPs:

Highland Handmades Pitch Pine Top – Palwarth Silk in colorway Islesboro Blues. Plan on 3pling on the last bobbin!

Started another Loop bat on my Hanson Mini in Mother Nature. Merino, bamboo, Tussah Silk and Angelina

Still working on the Puni style Rolags from Naturally Knitty in the Spring, Sprang, Sprung color way

Shash Enhancements:

I have gotten so much fibery Birthday Presents! I am floored by all the sweet generousity!

From my parents

All Puni Style Rolags fromNaturally Knitty:

4oz Bella’s Sky SW Merino, Silk and SW BFL

1.7 oz Rainbow! Falklin, merino, silk and Angelina

2.75oz Rainbow Brite’s Tiights Falklin, merino, silk and Angelina

From a viewer:

2oz Berry Blast falkland, firestar, merino, romney, shetland, silk, sw bfl targhee

From another wonderful viewer:

Not only did she donate prizes for the Sr Love Along, but she sent gifts for me as well!

2 skeins All For The Love Of Yarn Luminosity in the color Luscious

1 skein Stray Cat Socks Self Striping Yarn in the color Sea Breeze

Another viewer ordered my a custom dyed surprise that hasn’t arrived yet.

I am so moved by the generosity!

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 as they are donated and unashamedly ask for any prize donations. They would be very welcome and much appreciated!

Episode 19 Webs’ Tent Sale!

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).

Also available on YouTube

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!

WIPs

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

http://katedaviesdesigns.bigcartel.com/products

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.

FOs

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.

http://www.stringtheoryyarn.com/home.php?cat=140

Donna’s site

http://storiesinstitches.net/stories-in-stitches-2-knitted-samplers/

Shash Enhancements:

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:

Fiber

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

Yarn

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

IMG_7124

My new Lendrum Wheel!

IMG_7105

Me and Sandy!

IMG_7104

Yummy Yarn

IMG_7112

Another bag from Rag Hill Farm

IMG_7114

Wanted one of these real bad

IMG_7115

I love this!

IMG_7120

Ran into my virtual knitting buddy and Podcaster extraudenair Sharon AKA Bronxknitter.

IMG_7121

THE TENT!!!

IMG_7123

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!

Episode 18 Road Trip and Lakeside Knitting

Hello all! Welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast. It’s been a few weeks but I’m back now with a huge FO and a couple of WIPs. It wouldn’t be a knitting podcast without a few stash enhancements either, now would it???

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!

WIPs

Opal Socks using Opal sock yarn in the Little Prince color way Geographer. Using my brand spankin new Signature DPNs!

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

These are the only 2 WIPs I have to show because I had been working almost exclusively one project since I last podcast and that project is…..

The Event Horizon Shawl which I finished minutes before I recorded the podcast! I was on vacation a whole week and hardly knit! Unbelievable isn’t it? Still I managed to finish this amazing Pi Shawl Using String Theory Hand Dyed Caper Sock Yarn. Boy was this yarn yummy! I want to knit another but alas I have to knit my Rhinebeck Sweaters now. If you want to make one Donna Druchunus is starting another KAL soon and String Theory has kits available.

Donna’s site

Quite small compared to my Event Horizon Shawl but still very loved are my finished Collywobles socks by Fibretown Designs. This is a great pattern for variegated colored yarns and lots of fun to knit. I used Desert Vista Dyeworks Voir yarn in the color Cottage Garden. My only wish is that I had made them a little longer up the calf. Like with 2 extra repeats of the pattern. I had plenty of yarn left to do this. Oh well, still love them!

Shash Enhancements:

Got me some new needles on my way to visit family for Easter. I had forgot to grab a DPN to knit the border on my Event Horizon Shawl and on top of that lost a DPN at a restaurant so I couldn’t work on my socks either! I begged my sisters to take a very minor detour to the Yarn Explosion in Roanoke, VA. The service was super lovely and I would love to stop again next time I visit my family out that way.

I purchased Hiya Hiya DPNs for the shawl border and Knitter’s Pride Dreamz DPNs for the socks. Love them both!

I also picked up another skein of Opal Sock Yarn in color way that I have no clue. I can’t find one listed on the label but the numbers are Farbe 3200 and Partie 862

We also stopped at a JoAnne store so I checked out their stock of Patons Kroy Sock yarn and they had a terrific variety of colors! I got

2 pairs worth of Blue Striped Ragg

Sing N the Blues Stripes

Rusty Stripes

Cameo Colors Fx

And let us not forget 2 sets of Signature DPNs! 2.25 and 2.50!! My absolute favs!

Episode 14 Huffing Wool

Hi everyone! Thanks for watching Hudson Valley Knits Podcast!

This week my friend Sandy joined me! We had so much fun but it also made for a long show. I’ll post links to her stuff and mine.

Little warning. I know my voice came over very soft. I have to work on remembering to speak louder. Sorry!

News:

Emily from Fibre Town has graciously hosted a fundraising contest on her forum – so thought it couldn’t hurt to ask if you could give a little love.

Maya (selkhet on Rav) and her sister are raising money for Team ASPCA for the TD 5 Boro Bike Ride in May, and along with Emily  are doing a little giveaway for contest for folks that pledge – details available in Fibretown forum. which I link in my group. I am upping the anti with some Lorna’s Laces Solemate in the Rainbow color way!

Senior Love A Long #SrLovealong  – I am doing a year long KAL to make wash clothes for local seniors living in homes. I will collect them at the end of the year and gift out during the holidays. Please use 100% cotton, and any technique you would like to make your wash cloth. There are more details and a FO thread in the Hudson Valley Knits Group

WIPs

Vanilla Socks for Joe using Patons Kroy sock yarn

Krokatoa Socks by Amelia Putri Papiput on Ravelry Test knitting sock using Malabrigo Candombe

Event Horizon Pi Shawl

Washcloth

Carson Throw by Rosemary (Romi) Hill using Cascade Eco

Guardian of Air Shawl pattern

Lost City Knits Twin Canyon Fingering in Cerrillos and Silver Bells

FO: Cambio Cowl by Laura Nelkin

SpinningLoop Bullseye Bump in “Earth Mother” Merino and Tussah Silk

ITW 50/50 Merino Silk 2 oz

Unwind Yarn BFL Stop and Smell the Poppies

Sandy’s stuff:

knit1weavetoo is my ravelry name

FINISHED PROJECTS:

kusha kusha scarf

moonkoosa boots

cloche hat

green wrap I was wearing

yellow coat

poncho Amy was wearing

circle blanket

yarn for flower hat

yarn for scarf with green balls and:   http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/ozark-handspun-ozark-opulent

WIP:

argyle cowl

ten stitch/ten year blanket

sunflower medallion hat

YARN STORES MENTIONED:

http://www.ravelry.com/shops/flying-fingers

http://www.ravelry.com/shops/knitting-nation

http://www.ravelry.com/shops/cornwall-yarn-shop

http://www.ravelry.com/shops/the-quarter-stitch-3

http://www.ravelry.com/shops/annie–company-knitting

NYC Bra Shoppe:

http://www.townshop.com/

Episode 11 Vogue Knitting Live!

This episode is all about Vogue Knitting Live. I’ll show all my new purchases and spend the second half of the podcast talking about my favorite parts of the event. Enjoy!

Here’s Links:

Artisan Lockspun Yarn from Wunsapana Farm

Jill Draper Makes Stuff Esopus Goldenrod and D Train Dreams

Superwash Merino Cashmere by LionBrand Slate, Wine, and Green Tea

Hedgehog Fibers Sock Yarn Wildflower Ooak

Loop Bat  Earth Mother

 

Lost City Knits

Foothills Fingering in the color Vintage

Twin Canyon in Cirillos and Silver Bells for my Guardian Of Air Shawl

Knitty Goals for 2014

Welcome!

What I’m wearing:

Marin Shawl by Ysolda Teague made with Spirit Trail Fiberworks Lyra worsted, Silk, Alpaca, Merino

Show notes for Dec 8, 2013

News:

Hudson Valley Knits Ravelry Group – Please join!

When we reach 100 I will do a pattern give away – up to 62

GAL KAL – I’m having a gift giving KAL/CAL I have started a thread in the group for chatting and one for FO’s

Post a picture of the recipient wearing or holding the gift for a chance to win a skein of Dragonfly Fibers Traveller in Starry Night colorway. 280 yds Superwash Merino.

Make sure you see the thread in my Ravelry group for rules

WIPS

Herbaceous Socks by Emily of Fibretown Podcast Fancy Pants Fiber Gussied Up by Oohfancypants of Whatcha Swatchin Podcast for the Dynamic Duo KAL at the Craft Stash Podcast

Living in JoAnna‘s from Knit Spin Farm project bag.

Cambio Cowl by Laura Nelkin

Cheerio by Laura Nelkin

Against the Current Shawl by me!

FO

Ribband bracelet by Laura Nelkin

Headband from Laura Nelkin gift swap Geniap, Sent Pioneer Cuff to JanElinRN

20131126_140106_medium

Spinning

8oz Merino top from Webs. Pewter not sure of yardage

4oz Merino top got in trade

New to the Queue:

Event Horizon Pi Shawl  KAL Donna Druchunas from Stories in Stitches

with String Theory Hand Dyed Yarn Caper Sock in Teal

Here’s a link to the KAL thread 

Toatie Hottie by Kate Davies

Stitches East Roadtrip!

Welcome to Hudson Valley Knits!

Hudson Valley Knits Ravelry Group – Please join!

When we reach 100 members  I will do a pattern give away.

I am wearing Calliope’s Odyssey by Rosemary (Romi) Hill

In todays video I talk about the following  topics

News

WIPs

FO’s – Some Spinning ones

Lots of new stash and tools

Nothing New in the Queue

Knitty Talk

News:

GAL KAL – I’m going to do a gift giving KAL/CAL please see thread in group for more details

Post a picture of the recipient wearing or holding the gift for a chance to win a skein of Dragonfly Fibers Traveller in Starry Night colorway. 280 yds Superwash Merino

please see thread in group for more details

Rules

Must be a member of our group

Can double dip with other KAL’s

Show a  picture of recipient with gift

Can already be started

Have until January 8 because that is Elvis’ birthday.

Can be a gift for any occasion

In  A Sknit podcast is also doing a gift KAL

WIPS

Wooly Wormhead 2013 Mystery KAL

Spirit Trail Fiberworks Orihime Aran weight 80 Merino, 20 Cashmere

Living in LittleSkein bag LE

Herbaceous Socks by Emily of Fibretown Podcast Fancy Pants Fiber Gussied Up by Oohfancypants of Whatcha Swatchin Podcast for the Dynamic Duo KAL at the Craft Stash Podcast

Living in Yarniad bag

Maidenhair Shawl by Alice Starmore using Hebridean 3ply in Limpet

Looking for a bag to live in (Fat Squirrel do you hear me???)

Against the Current Shawl by me using Mad Tosh Sock in Worn Denim

Living in Fat Squirrel large bag

Spinning FO

DId some BFL – for practice

North Cabin FIber-Crafts Shetland Pass in Storm Clouds for Knitting Blooms KAL/CAL/SAL

Frabjous Fibers Six Sheep Sampler Webs 8 oz of Wool Top

Acquisitions

Plucky Classics Club

Plucky Feet and Primo Sport in Completely Bonkers

Blue Moon Fiber Arts October Club Sleepy Hollow

BFL and 50/50 Mulberry Silk and Merino

Dragonfly Fibers

Starry Night Traveller

Starry Night Super Traveller

Celery Seed Super Traveller

Lotus Yarns Mimi 100% Mink light FIngering

Leilani Arts Silk Sari ‘yarn’

Strauch Ball Winder

The Fiber Factor

Love love love Tracy Purtscher’s design from Challenge 3 “Open Slate”Bravura which is for sale and I am making it. I LOVE IT

Lauren Riker Owl In One and the Mashera using Schulana and the Hardware

Here I am trying on Mashera:

IMG_6177

Shout out to Steve Mae. I’m keeping an eye on you. Hope you continue to put out designs!

Here are some more pictures from Stitches East. It was a great time!

IMG_6175 IMG_6176 IMG_6178 IMG_6179 IMG_6180 IMG_6181 IMG_6182 IMG_6184 IMG_6185 IMG_6186 IMG_6187 IMG_6189

Rhinebeck Recap Part 2

As promised here is all the scrumptious stash I acquired at Rhinebeck.  I actually forgot some fiber that I bought from Fiber Optics, so I’ll show you that in the next show.

I have set up a Ravelry Group called hudson valley knits so please go check it out and join if you want to talk about any of the podcasts. I do plan on having some give aways down the line so check it out!

What I’m wearing

Mudra Cuff by Laura Nelkin

Cactus Flower Shawl by Rosemary (Romi) Hill

WIPs

Wooly Wormhead’s Mystery Hat KAL

Herbaceous Socks by Fibretown Designs

Hofsos Pullover by Stephen West

FO’s

Delias Eucharis Socks by Hunter Hammerson

A Cowl for Jeanne by Rosemary Hill