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 97 Sea Shells By The River Shore

Hello and welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast! Today I am at George’s Island Park in Montrose, NY. It’s a beautiful day in the valley.

I have so many things to show you and to talk about.

FO’s

Team USA Hat by Susan Rainey using Cascade 220 Yarn.

Isthmus By Gudrun Johnston in Brooklyn Tweed Quarry color Slate

Lolo by Jared Flood using Brooklyn Tweed Shelter in color Fauna

Gramps Cardigan by Tin Can Knits in Knitpicks Wool of the Andes Tweed

Roots by Clare Mountain found in Socks 2018 Making Stories, using Spirit Trail Fiverworks Tayet in Pink Sands. Used a Fish Lips Kiss heal.

WIP’s

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

Fragment by Helen Stewart and found in Laine Issue 4, using Into The Whirled Pakokku Sock color Second Spring. Your LYS may have an issue but if not you can order in the US from the Woolley Thistle

New stash from Once Upon a Corgi is Aeron Fingering in the color Nose Stuck In a Book

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 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.