Episode 99 Big Life Changes

Hello and welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast! It’s too darn hot out to post anywhere but in front of my AC! So bring your nice frosty beverage and find out where I’ve been the past few months!

FO:

Ragna Cardigan by Trin-Annelie using O-Wool Sport

WIPs

Fragment Socks by Helen Stewert using Into the Whirled Pakokku Sock in Second Spring colorway

Fading Point by Joji using Spirit Trail Fiberwork Aurora Succulents kit.

La Vie Est Belle by Isabell Kraemer using deep stash Spirit Trail Fiberwork

Rose Gold by Andrea Mowry using Knit Picks Hawthorne and some deep stash Mad Tosh Light

Episode 98 Stitches United

Hello and welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast! Today I am podcasting from George’s Island and later from Senesqua Park with my friend Sandy. This is a long one and I hope you enjoy it.

WIPs:

Catch a Falling Star socks by Pia Kammeborn using Rauma Gammelserie

Ragna Cardigan by Trin-Annelie using O-Wool Sport

Fragment Socks by Helen Stewert using Into the Whirled Pakokku Sock in Second Spring colorway

FO:

Humulus by Isabell Kraemer using Knit Picks Simply Wool and Wool of the Andes Tweed.

The website for the Rya Rug making is Byrdcall Studio

Episode 96 I’m American And My Tension Sucks

Hello and welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast! I am Amy and I am podcasting today from my home in the Hudson Valley in NY state. I have a couple of finished projects to show you and a little progress on some WIPs.

Mostly what I talk about during this podcast is stranded colorwork and some tips related to that. Please know that the title of the podcast is all in fun. I know there has been a lot of talk in the knitting podcast world about stranded knitting, tension and color dominance. I share some of my own thoughts as well as some tips about stranded knitting on magic loop and color dominance.

I try to demonstrate my advise but don’t have the best set up. Also this is not a complete topic about these subjects. It it meant to add to the amazing video expertly done by Dianna Walla on her YouTube channel Paper Tiger.

I also refer to the Arne & Carlos YouTube video Why There Is No Dominant Color in Norwegian Knitting

I highly recommend the book Knitting With Two Colors by Meg Swansen and Amy Detjen if you want to learn or improve your stranded knitting. I swear by this book and think it is all you will need to improve your stranded knitting and customize your colorwork knitting.

Episode 95 Joyfully Knitting

Hello and welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast! I am so happy you have come to join me here in the Hudson Valley in NY. Today I am podcasting at Senasqua Park in Croton-on-Hudson, NY. It is a gray and dreary day so not much of a view.

Thanks to the Olympics I have lots of knitting progress!

I cast on Coastal Walk shawl by Joji during the opening ceremony. Can I finish by final day? We shall see. I am knitting it with O-Wool yarn which I highly recommend.

My Humulus sweater by Isabel Kraemer is coming along. Kind of on hold due to the shawl cast on but still super excited to knit on this. Made with Knitpicks Simply Wool and Wool of the Andes Tweed.

I am crazy in love with the ebook Socks 2018 Making Stories! I cast on the Roots pattern and it is dreamy to knit. I am using Spirit Trail Fiberworks (STF) Tayet (no longer being sold)

One small yarn purchase from STF of Philomena in a one of a kind colorway.

 

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 89 New Trails

Welcome to Hudson Valley Knits Podcast! Today I am podcasting during my hike up Anthony’s Nose (again). It was the perfect day for hiking and I found a fantastic new to me look out point which I end up podcasting from.

WIPs:

Cullum by Isabele Kraemer using Knit Picks Lindy Chain in Navy

Abalone Cardigan by Alice Starmore using Virtual Yarns Hebridean 2 ply.

Plain Vanilla Socks using Muststash Yarns

Rock Island Shawl by Jared Flood using Brooklyn Tweed Vale in the Heron colorway.

FOs:

Exploration Station by Steven West using Spirit Trail Fiberworks Sunna

Glam Lamb by Steven West using Debbie Bliss Roma

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