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 79 Sock Darn It

Hello and welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast. Today I am podcasting from my home and have lots of WIPs and FO’s to share with you! Grab a hot drink and join me!


Out of Darkness shawl by Boo Knits using Lost City Silk in the color On A Winter’s Day. I use Miyuki triangular beads size 5

Torquata Wrap by Ambah O’Brian using Miss Babs Yummy 2 Ply in the Eucalyptus gradient and Cocoa

Glam Lamb by Steven West using Debbie Bliss Roma

Rhinebeck Socks for Marc, pattern is Smithy by Shannon Squire and yarn is Socks That Rock Med in the Cornucopius colorway


Muratura Hat by Wooley Wormhead using Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Worsted.


Drop Dead Easy Knits by Gail Zucker, Kristen Kapur and MaryLou Egan

Knitting From the North by Hilary Grant

Spirit Trail Fiberworks Sunna and Tayet, various colors

Highland Handmades Tupelo Sock in the colorway Hello

Never Enough Thyme shawl set in Belladonna colorway

All prize winners of the Sr Love Along have been pm’d on Ravelry.

Episode 76 Hessian Lake

Welcome to Hudson Valley Knits, a podcast straight from the beautiful Hudson Valley of NY. Today I am podcasting at Hessian Lake located in Bear Mountain State Park. Today I have WIPs, FO’s and some beautiful stash to show you! There are also two new give aways which I will talk about at the end.


Rhinebeck Socks for Marc, pattern is Smithy by Shannon Squire and yarn is Socks That Rock Med in the Cornucopius colorway

Stepping Into Fall socks by Sivia Harding using Mustash Yarns Perfect Self Striping Sock in the Autumn Afterglow colorway

Flight of Colour by Louise Zass-Bangham using Miss Babs Yowza in Fairy Dust, Flatland Alpaca in Raspberry, and Spirit Trail Fiberworks Brigania in Cyclone

Ready for Fall by Isabell Kraemer using Spirit Trail Fiberworks Brigania in Red Tiger Eye and Birte in Fangorn


Tamdou Shawl by Melanie Berg using Spirit Trail Fiberworks Sunna in the colors Waikiki, Pink Sands and Bison

Awakening Cowl by me!


Green Mountain Spinnery Weekend Wool in Teal, Pollan and Orchid

Madelinetosh Twist Light in Court Spark and Dustweaver

Annetarsia Knits by Anne Berk

Lithuanian Knitting by Donna Druchunas and June L. Hall

Stay Tuned For:

A separate episode for the Sr Love Along. I’ll show all the prizes and talk about ideas other than washcloths

Wooley Wormhead MKAL

Book giveaway! See the Hudson Valley Knits Ravelry group for details on how to win a copy of Lithuanian Knitting or Annetarsia Knits.

Episode 54 Long on the FOs

Welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast!

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


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


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 37 Snowy Picnic

Episode 37 

Welcome to Hudson Valley Knits Podcast! Today I record again at George’s Island Park.  I have lots of WIPs and some knitting and spinning FO’s to show today.


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


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

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

The Teacher Cowl using Long Island Livestock Bulky in an Alpaca Merino blend

Stash Enhancement! 

Knit Picks Prize 

2 Chromo Worsted in the Groovy color

2 Chromo Fingering in the Sandpiper color

1 Diadem in the Emerald Color



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. I spoke about the Yarngasm podcast and couldn’t think of the person’s name! It is Kristen who is Voolenvine on Revelry.  She has been plying on the fly and I want to give that a try with this fiber. 


Hedgehog Fibers Sparkly Merino on the Lendrum 2 ply 174 yards

Check out my review of Anthology 1 and Elements by Carrie Bostick Hoge of Madder Made.

Episode 32 Prize drawings!

Senior Love Along prize drawings. I will contact everyone via Ravelry.

2015 – think about your goals for the coming year! I will be opening up a thread for a 2015 goals with give aways at the end of the year. So start thinking about what you would like to accomplish for 2015 and in January we can all list our goals in a thread. Every goal you accomplish and post in the FO thread will be a chance for a prize. 

Don’t forget about the podcaster KAL. There is a beautiful skein of Knitter’s Nightmare sock yarn in Puppy Love up as a prize. You have until the end of the year to and a real good chance at winning! I have started a FO thread and there is also a chat thread.


Marc’s aran sweater

MPG AKA Multi Purpose Garment by Emily, aka Chainoffools, aka Fibretown podcast

Yarn Bombing piece 50″ so far! Only 30 more inches to go.


Handspun socks

Spinning On The Round Punis. Finished 1st ply and working on the 2nd ounce now.

Stash Enhancement – 

Yokes book by Kate Davies. I want to knit them all!

Elements put together by Carrie Hoge “Madder”

2 Laura Nelkin kits from Cyber sale Cha Ching Mitts and another Ribband Kit.

Ready for Christmas

Show notes for Dec 22, 2013


What I’m wearing:

This is my Guardian of Air Shawl that I designed based on the card from the Gaian Tarot by Joanna Powell Colbert. I knit it with Art Yarns Mohair Splash.

Today I will have:



New to the Queue

Stash Enhancement


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.

check the thread in the Ravelry group for details


Basic Hat for Pa

Vanilla Socks for Joe using Patons Kroy sock yarn


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

New to the Queue:

Rosemary Hill’s Oddments Knitdown came out with 2 new patterns:

Gnarled Entling Mitts 

Gnarled Entling Warmer

 New Stash:

Mode Knit Yarn 2 skeins of Tanzanite ModeSock

Fat Squirrel small bag

Mini review of Kollage square needles