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 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!

Elder of Water Sweater for Marc

I have been working on Marc’s sweater now that the holiday knitting is done (I’ll get into that next post, but I am really happy with it!). I am almost ready for armholes and considering that this is not blocked, I think my measurements are pretty spot on. What I am worried about really is the arm hole shaping and knitting the actual sleeves. Marc would like Set in sleeves with a Saddle which I am a little nervous about. Gosh I hope it works! So I am off now. Marc and i are going for a walk by the river. It is rare we ever have a day off together. Then we will hang at the Peekskill Coffee House where I will read up on the shaping in Aran Sweater Design by Janet Szabo and make plans for Marc’s sleeves!