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 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.

Episode 92

Hello and welcome! I’ve just added a new video to YouTube. You can see it here.

 

I’ve made some progress on some of the projects since recording and thought I would share.

First thing is I delivered the baby sweater gift and it was well received. The new dad is a trainer that comes to our office and holds a bood camp class. We surprised him before class with our gifts. He loved it and said he would take a picture of his wife with it.

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I also finished one of the fingerless mitts which will be a Christmas gift for my sister. I used the little Tosh cakes and came up with this order for the color changes but the mitts didn’t use all the yarn. I think I’ll knit another pair with the remaining colors.

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Here’s the finished mitt.

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That’s about it for now. Here are the other projects I talk about in the video. See you soon!

Episode 88 Blustery Day

Welcome to Hudson Valley Knits Podcast! Today I am podcasting at Steamboat Dock in my hometown. Lots of progress so come join me.

WIPs:

Cullum by Isabele Kraemer using Knit Picks Lindy Chain in Navy

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

Exploration Station by Steven West using Spirit Trail Fiberworks Sunna

Glam Lamb by Steven West using Debbie Bliss Roma

FO:

Lucky Plain Vanilla Socks using Never Enough Thyme Sock Yarn in Luck of the Irish

Come join the Summer Stripe CAL Ravelry group

Episode 86 Fahnestock State Park

Welcome to Hudson Valley Knits Podcast! Today I podcast from Fahnestock State Park and take you for a little journey around Canopas Lake and then podcast from Pelton Pond. Come check out what I’m knitting and enjoy the scenery.

WIPs:

Lucky Plain Vanilla Socks using Never Enough Thyme Sock Yarn in Luck of the Irish

Kwalla Socks by Alice Yu using Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight in the See Scum, Sea Scum Run

Apple Blossem Shawl is the  Yarn Fairy’s In My Garden pattern by Donna Druchunas using Yarn Fairy’s Fairy Sock Fine yarn in the Apple Blossem colorway

Cullum by Isabele Kraemer using Knit Picks Lindy Chain in Navy

Exploration Station by Steven West using Spirit Trail Fiberworks Sunna

New on the Needles:

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

Come join the Summer Stripe CAL Ravelry group

Episode 85 Silvermine Lake Trail

Hello and welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast. Today I am podcasting again at Silver Mine Lake off of Seven Lakes Drive in Harriman State Park. This time I take you around the lake at various points of my 4 mile hike. I have some great WIPs to share and beautiful scenery!

WIPs:

Lucky Plain Vanilla Socks using Never Enough Thyme Sock Yarn in Luck of the Irish

Kwalla Socks by Alice Yu using Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight in the See Scum, Sea Scum Run

Apple Blossem Shawl is the  Yarn Fairy’s In My Garden pattern by Donna Druchunas using Yarn Fairy’s Fairy Sock Fine yarn in the Apple Blossem colorway

New on the Needles:

Cullum by Isabele Kraemer using Knit Picks Lindy Chain in Navy

Exploration Station by Steven West using Spirit Trail Fiberworks Sunna