Episode 94 Sweater Stashing

Hi and welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast. It was a gorgeous day in the Hudson Valley so I had to record. 40 degrees F and no strong winds.

IMG_0516.jpgLots of new projects on the needles and stash enhancements for future sweaters.

Lots of new WIPs including a new pair of socks for my sister Marooned socks by Hunter Hammersen

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Another sweater on the needles. Humulus by Isabell Kramer. I can’t wait to wear this!IMG_0510.jpg

You’ve seen this before but I’ve made a lot of progress. Rose Gold shawl by Andrea Mowry

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Episode 94 2018 Knitting Goals

Hello and welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits podcast. This episode was recorded on two separate days almost a month apart. I was very sick and never go around to uploading the first recording so I have put them both together here.

I’m really excited about all my projects that I’m currently working on and also the projects I have planned. I mention my 2018 knitting goals and show my #2018makenine goals.

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I also set up a Ravelry project page like I do every year with my goals listed out. I’m real excited about everything I want to make. Here’s what I have for my goals this year.

Two Rose Gold shawls by Andrea Mowry. One for each of my sisters.

Rebel shawl by Leslie Ann Robinson for my Mom

Lots of sweaters! I already finished one for the list and that is the All The Love sweater by Joji Locatelli. Next up I will cast on the Humulus sweater by Isabelle Kraemer. I also have Arwen in the queue for 2018. This is a fingering weight sweater which I don’t have the stash for right now so I may substitute it for something I do have stash for. Or maybe even commit to work on my Alice Starmore cardigan a lot this year. Not sure yet. I have lots of sweaters in my queue that I love. I’m just really into knitting sweaters right now.

I have another brioche shawl in the queue that I want to knit for myself and maybe use some of my precious Spirit Trail Fiberworks Sunna stash for. We’ll see. I maybe tired of knitting brioch by then (or maybe not!).

I have a Wolley Wormhead hat on the list but maybe will end up knitting more.  This hat pattern was actually her 2017 MKAL pattern now called Joyce. This is the first year I didn’t knit along with the KAL. I really like it and will make it this year. Her patterns are awesome.

The last pattern in the 9 for 2018 is the Zhivago wrap pattern which I have had the yarn for since 2016. I bought the kit for this beautiful Artyarn wrap and can’t wait to have it around me.

Some other goals are knitting 6 pairs of socks, Maybe (if I have time) finish my Maidenhair wrap by Alice Starmore using her yarn. This project has been hibernating since 2013! It would feel really good to get this off the needles.

Lastly is to start a memory blanket. I have wanted to do this for a long time too.

Plans set for 2009

OK, I have a tentative schedule for 2009. It is very ambitious, but of all the projects, only 4 are “must do’s”

I broke them out between big projects and little ones. The intention is that I can have a couple of small projects going and one major one. First the “must do’s”

  1. The Emma Peet dress for Victoria. This will be next. I ordered the book from the library and as soon as it comes in I will start this. Should be a quickie.
  2. Autumn Rose for Rachael. This will be next in queue. Will be for her birthday but want to ensure it gets done in time. I must buy the pattern book for this. Knit Picks won’t have it until June. May have to wait.
  3. My husband deserves a special gift. He is the most wonderful man so I am going to make him the beautiful St Edna by Alice Starmore.  Here is a picture of someone else’s completed project. It is nice and loose fitting the way he likes.
  4. Kimono Baby Sweater from the book Mason Dixon Knitting. This will be for DJ’s baby coming in April and will be a quick knit.

Here are the things I would like to do, but may not have time:

  1. Alba Jacket by Alice Starmore. This is so beautiful I would love to have this one day.
  2. St Brigid sweater by Alice Starmore. Another breathtaking beauty. Maybe this year? The woman in the link made hers with a hood. What a great idea! I would never be that bold.
  3. Frog “the Thing” and make EZ’s Aran Jacket
  4. Lots of socks!
  5. Hats with leftover Lopi
  6. Moebius scarf with the black alpaca
  7. Still not sure what to make with all that Lopi Lite I have.  I don’t think it will serve well with the St Brigid. It is too dark to see all the beautiful cable work.

Here is The St Brigid I started. I am using the dark burgundy Lopi Lite and I made gauge using US4. The pattern calls for 7’s and I am thinking maybe I should go up to a 5. I am going to continue until I finish one set of the cable pattern and measure again. See if my gauge is too tight. Then I will frog it.  I need a different yarn for this. Maybe some Knit Picks Wool of the Andes. 

 

Started St Brigid in Lopi Lite Cordovan

Started St Brigid in Lopi Lite Cordovan

As you can see this is too dark a color for a cable sweater.

 

Here is the St Edna I want to make Marc. This photo I got from ravelry. It is not my work. Just borrowed the photo so you could see what it will look like.

 

St Edna for Marc

St Edna for Marc