Episode 29 Rhinebeck Weekend

Hello and welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits podcast!

This is a really long episode as you can imagine. So much to talk about and share about Rhinebeck!

Some quick updates. See the Ravelry group for details on the Senior Love Along. You can mail your washclothes as soon as you are ready and the details are in the discussion thread.

Also a reminder that half the proceeds of my pattern sales are going to SillyFru’s #Crushthesack fund so if you like any of my patterns please purchase now and help Wendy out as well!

I have also started a new KAL and hope lots of you join in. It is the Podcaster Sprinkled With Fru Love KAL and you can find all the details in the chat thread

So many Rhinebeck stories to share but I save that all for the end. I have some great WIPs, and Spinning to show and Stash enhancement galore!

WIPs:

Marc’s Rhinebeck Birthday Sweater is coming along well. Making progress on the front.

Finally added Joe’s Chevron Scarf to my projects. He is very excited about it!

Canadiana socks are making progress.

Cast on the MPG by Emily of Fibretown Podcast for the KAL!

Spinning:

Chainplied a ton of stuff including Naturally Knitty singles for my second handspun sock! She just updated her Etsy shop and I’m warning you don’t click the link if you can’t afford temptation!

Also chainplied my beautiful Loop Bump in the Mother Nature Colorway. Can’t wait to knit this up!

Spinning up my beautiful On The Round punis in the Grey gradiant color. Love this! Check out the project page on Ravelry

Stash Enhancement:

Highland Handmade Sugar Maple Sock yarn in the Fruju Colorway #Crushthesack

Expression Fiber Arts Pearlescent Silk Worsted in Shifting Shadows

2 braids of Into The Whirled in “Mackenzie” and “Ramble”

Blue Moon FIber Arts:

1 Socks that Rock Med in Rocktober

1 Socks That Rock Light in The Cluck Chimes At Midnight

Fiber Optics Midnight Gradient

Bosworth Spindle!!!

Thanks for hanging in for the whole show!

Episode 15 Sweater Knitting

Welcome to Hudson Valley Knits! Today I have some FO’s and WIPS to show and talk a little about my sweater knitting goals and possible KALS.

Emily from Fibre Town Podcast is graciously hosting 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

WIPs

Krokatoa Socks by Amelia Putri, Papiput on Ravelry Test knitting sock using Malabrigo Candombe

Event Horizon Pi Shawl by Donna Druchunas. There is a KAL thread in her Ravelry Group.

Soon Collywobbles by Emily Estrada from Fibretown Podcast

FO: 

Vanilla Socks for Joe using Patons Kroy sock yarn

Basic fingerless Mitts using Handspun ITW 50/50 Merino and Silk in the Sansa Colorway

Washcloth

Spinning – 

Unwind Yarn BFL Stop and Smell the Poppies

Stash enhancements:

Knitpicks Felici sock yarn in Foxglove and Sweetheart

Knitpick Diadem in Garnet and Moonstone

21 skeins of Cotton Classic  by Tahki Stacy Charles

Stitches East Roadtrip!

Welcome to Hudson Valley Knits!

Hudson Valley Knits Ravelry Group – Please join!

When we reach 100 members  I will do a pattern give away.

I am wearing Calliope’s Odyssey by Rosemary (Romi) Hill

In todays video I talk about the following  topics

News

WIPs

FO’s – Some Spinning ones

Lots of new stash and tools

Nothing New in the Queue

Knitty Talk

News:

GAL KAL – I’m going to do a gift giving KAL/CAL please see thread in group for more details

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

please see thread in group for more details

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

In  A Sknit podcast is also doing a gift KAL

WIPS

Wooly Wormhead 2013 Mystery KAL

Spirit Trail Fiberworks Orihime Aran weight 80 Merino, 20 Cashmere

Living in LittleSkein bag LE

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 Yarniad bag

Maidenhair Shawl by Alice Starmore using Hebridean 3ply in Limpet

Looking for a bag to live in (Fat Squirrel do you hear me???)

Against the Current Shawl by me using Mad Tosh Sock in Worn Denim

Living in Fat Squirrel large bag

Spinning FO

DId some BFL – for practice

North Cabin FIber-Crafts Shetland Pass in Storm Clouds for Knitting Blooms KAL/CAL/SAL

Frabjous Fibers Six Sheep Sampler Webs 8 oz of Wool Top

Acquisitions

Plucky Classics Club

Plucky Feet and Primo Sport in Completely Bonkers

Blue Moon Fiber Arts October Club Sleepy Hollow

BFL and 50/50 Mulberry Silk and Merino

Dragonfly Fibers

Starry Night Traveller

Starry Night Super Traveller

Celery Seed Super Traveller

Lotus Yarns Mimi 100% Mink light FIngering

Leilani Arts Silk Sari ‘yarn’

Strauch Ball Winder

The Fiber Factor

Love love love Tracy Purtscher’s design from Challenge 3 “Open Slate”Bravura which is for sale and I am making it. I LOVE IT

Lauren Riker Owl In One and the Mashera using Schulana and the Hardware

Here I am trying on Mashera:

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Shout out to Steve Mae. I’m keeping an eye on you. Hope you continue to put out designs!

Here are some more pictures from Stitches East. It was a great time!

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