Episode 49 Bear Poop

Welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast!

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

Knitting

WIPs

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.

Marc’s Rhinebeck Sweater

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 36 Dye Day

Welcome to Hudson Valley Knits Podcast! Today I record at George’s Island Park. Sorry I wasn’t able to get you some good Eagle shots but I’lll try again! I have lots of WIPs and some knitting and spinning FO’s to show today.

WIPs

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

Marc’s sweater in Virtual Yarn Banin

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

The Hat in the Japanese pattern using Dragonfly Fibers Super Traveller Skein in the Starry Starry Night Colorway

FO’s 

Blight shawl by Deborah Frank, AKA Obliviousknits using my handspun Loop Bullseye Bump in the Mother Nature colorway

Stash Enhancement! 

Blue Moon Socks that Rock Med in the Groovy Colorway

Spinning

WIP

Spinning Holiday Aftermath Punis fromGourmet Stash on my Bosworth Spindle

Spinning myHedgehog Fiber Sparkly Merino on the Lendrum

FO

Spinning last ounce of On The Round  Merino/Angora Punis on my Greensleeve Spindle approx 340yards of  a sport weight 3 ply

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 28 All The Knitter Ladies

Hello all! Welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast.

This is a brief Pre Rhinebeck episode

News:

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!

Knitting:

WIPs

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.

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!

Episode 26 Doggy Visit

Hello all! Welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast.

News:

Thank you all who offered to test knit the Guardian of Air Shawl! I now have plenty of test knitters!

I forgot to draw a name for the pattern giveaway so I will leave it open till next podcast! 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! 30 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. You have to be a member of the group to win.

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

Nada

Spinning –

FO’s:

Highland Handmades Pitch Pine Top – Palwarth Silk in colorway Islesboro Blues

Shash Enhancements:

8 skeins of Road To China Light in the following colorways:

2 – Peridot

2 – Rhodolite

1 – Sapphire

1 – Aquamarine

2 Skeins Tundra in the Taiga colorway

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