Episode 48 Yarn Fairy Dreams

Welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast!

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

Knitting

WIPs

Still swatching for the Ursula Cardigan by Kate Davies using Jamieson colors Coffee, Ginger, Delph, Cornfield, Caspian and now Aqua as well.

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.

FO

Plain Vanilla Socks with KnitCircus Thrilling in the color way Fireflies

Spinning 

Finished one little Fuzzling from Fondant Fibers 

Stash Enhancement

Too much to list but I will put it all up in Ravalry and you can sort my stash by date!

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 38 Sentimental

Welcome to Hudson Valley Knits Podcast!

The fantastic podcast I mentioned is Tara Swiger’s Explore Your Enthusiasm. Great for all of you small indy businesses.

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

FO’s 

Snawheid Hat by Kate Davies Yarn is Alice Starmore Hebridean 2ply

Fluffy Bunny Fingerless Mitts made with Cozy Rabbit Handspun Angora

Stash Enhancement

Hedgehog Fibers Twist Sock in the color way Flashdance

Hedgehog Fibers Merino.Silk.Alpaca.Sparkle fiber 125grams

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.

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 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 20 What Does the Rooster Say?

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

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

Hiroshima Peace Socks by Donna Druchunus. Double knit using Plucky Feet in the colors

Spinning – Spun up the batts I purchased at the Webs tent sale. One bat was practice for my long draw. Sadly too yucky to use for anything but I plied it anyway. I ended up using a hybrid long draw/short draw and I like the way it came out. I will 2 ply this.

Guardian of Air Shawl almost done with a sample and writing up the pattern. Anyone interested in test knitting?

The Teacher Cowl – Really quick and easy cowl. Great for using up any art yarn you may have in your stash. I will also be writing up this pattern.

FOs

Senior Love a Long washcloth

Shash Enhancements:

Got my Stories In Stitches 3 in the mail and will be reviewing soon!

Also purchased Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Knitting Workshop which I can’t wait to read!

Super Stitches Knitting by Karen Hemingway

Cast On, Bind Off by Cap Sease

Up, Down, All-Around Stitch Dictionary by Wendy Bernard

You can purchase a copy of Walkable Westchester at this link

Plan on banging out a couple more washcloths this month and also will start planning out Marc’s aran sweater (Round 2)

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 17 Vermont Writing Workshop

Episode 17 Writing Workshop

My Against the Current Shawl is available on Ravelry! Use coupon code HVKPodcast for 50% off all my patterns until April 16

Boston Marathon Scarf Project – I have a winner!

WIPs

Toatie Hottie by Kate Davies

Event Horizon Pi Shawl

Collywobbles by Emily Estrada from Fibretown Podcast

Opal Socks

Gardian of Air Shawl

Stash enhancements:

Periwinkle Sheep Little Feet, color way Carrot Sticks

Color Me Warm Mitten Kit  with Peace Fleece Worsted Weight

Lorna’s Laces Honor Turtle Rodeo

Road to China Light in Lapis, Hematite, and Grey Pearl

Must Stash Yarns Perfect Sock in Chocolate Bunny Cake

Episode 16 WIPing It Up

Welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits podcast!

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

Boston Marathon Scarf Project – There is a group on Ravelry. I am also starting a FO thread. Post your FO by April 1 and I will draw a winner! one scarf per person please! Crochet, weave or knit.

WIPs

Toatie Hottie by Kate Davies

Event Horizon Pi Shawl by Donna Druchunas Stories in Stitches 2

Collywobbles by Emily Estrada from Fibretown Podcast using the Fish Lips Kiss Heal by Sox Therapist

Boston Marathon Scarf Project using Multidirectional Diagonal Scarf by Karen Baumer

FO: 

Krakatoa Socks by Amelia Putri Papiput on Ravelry Test knitting sock using Malabrigo CandombeSpinning:

Unwind Yarn BFL Stop and Smell the Poppies

Stash Enhancements:

Estate Sale finds

Fiber from Three Waters Farm.