Episode 78

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!

WIPs:

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

FOs:

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

Wooley Wormhead’s 2017 MKAL hat in Spirit Trail Fiberworks Brigantia in the 2014 club color.

Tiny Snowman by Anna Hrachovec from her Mochimochi kit

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 39 Knitting Party!

Welcome to Hudson Valley Knits Podcast!

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

Vanilla Socks with Crazy Zauerball

Leftie Shawl with Miss Babs Yummy in Slate and Joan of Arc colors

Stash Enhancement:

Hedgehog Fibers  Twist Sock in the color way Flamingo and Go Play Outside

Madeline Tosh Light in Gilded and Composition Book Grey

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.

If you are in the area check out the LYS Out Of The Loop in Hopewell Junction, seconds of the Taconic State Parkway!

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.

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

FO’s 

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

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. 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. 

FO

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 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 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.

WIPs 

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.

FO

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.

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!

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

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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

Episode 4: The Frozen Tundra

Show notes for Dec 1, 2013

Coming to you from my Parent’s house in upstate NY this week! Had a wonderful long weekend surrounded by family, and 2 Thanksgiving feasts!

Welcome!

Today I will have

News

WIPs

FO’s

New Stash

Review Stories in Stitches II by Donna  Druchunas & Ava Coleman

News:

Hudson Valley Knits Ravelry Group – Please join!

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

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

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

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

Ribband bracelet by Laura Nelkin

Cambio Cowl by Laura Nelkin

FO’s  

Basic ribbed hunting hat for my BIL made with Plucky Knitter Trusty

Fairy Snow Cap by Rosemary (Romi) Hill will use my Six Paca Farm Sapphire Super Royal

New Stash

Kroy sock yarn from JoAnnes

Review:

Stories in Stitches II by Donna Druchunas and Ava Coleman