Episode 14 Huffing Wool

Hi everyone! Thanks for watching Hudson Valley Knits Podcast!

This week my friend Sandy joined me! We had so much fun but it also made for a long show. I’ll post links to her stuff and mine.

Little warning. I know my voice came over very soft. I have to work on remembering to speak louder. Sorry!

News:

Emily from Fibre Town has graciously hosted 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

Vanilla Socks for Joe using Patons Kroy sock yarn

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

Event Horizon Pi Shawl

Washcloth

Carson Throw by Rosemary (Romi) Hill using Cascade Eco

Guardian of Air Shawl pattern

Lost City Knits Twin Canyon Fingering in Cerrillos and Silver Bells

FO: Cambio Cowl by Laura Nelkin

SpinningLoop Bullseye Bump in “Earth Mother” Merino and Tussah Silk

ITW 50/50 Merino Silk 2 oz

Unwind Yarn BFL Stop and Smell the Poppies

Sandy’s stuff:

knit1weavetoo is my ravelry name

FINISHED PROJECTS:

kusha kusha scarf

moonkoosa boots

cloche hat

green wrap I was wearing

yellow coat

poncho Amy was wearing

circle blanket

yarn for flower hat

yarn for scarf with green balls and:   http://www.ravelry.com/yarns/library/ozark-handspun-ozark-opulent

WIP:

argyle cowl

ten stitch/ten year blanket

sunflower medallion hat

YARN STORES MENTIONED:

http://www.ravelry.com/shops/flying-fingers

http://www.ravelry.com/shops/knitting-nation

http://www.ravelry.com/shops/cornwall-yarn-shop

http://www.ravelry.com/shops/the-quarter-stitch-3

http://www.ravelry.com/shops/annie–company-knitting

NYC Bra Shoppe:

http://www.townshop.com/

Episode 13 Snow Day

Welcome to Hudson Valley Knits Podcast!

 

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

Emily from Fibre Town Podcast has graciously hosted 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!
Here is the direct link to our fundraising page:
http://www.teamaspca.org/index.cfm?fuseaction=donorDrive….

WIPs

Vanilla Socks for Joe using Patons Kroy sock yarn

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

Event Horizon Pi Shawl

FO: None this week

Spinning – Loop Bullseye Bump in “Earth Mother” Merino and Tussah Silk

Stash enhancements:

Another Joanna Spring bag!

Knitting notebook by Carol ES MacDonald. She was at VKL

carolmacdonald.com

Knitty Talk

Stories In Stitches Writing Retreat

March 20-23, 2014

Episode 10 Knit Me Happy!

What I’m wearing:

Snow Cap by Rosemary Hill

News:

Giveaway Winner!

GAL KAL  is #41 momidebi who knit a Drops hat for her daughter

Love for Our Seniors – 100% cotton washcloths  – I’ve created the FO thread. Please hold onto your completed washclothes until later in the year.  The goal is 200 wash cloths to be given to Seniors living in homes during the next holiday season.  I have set up a FO thread and a chat thread in the Ravelry group. If you have some cotton in your stash just knit up your favorite stitch pattern! There will be prizes to be announced.

WIPs:

Vanilla Socks for Joe using Patons Kroy sock yarn

Cambio Cowl by Laura Nelkin in Vertigo Colorway

Carson Throw by Romi Hill

Event Horizon Pi Shawl by DonnaDruchunas Drew Cooness

First Washcloth

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

 FO:

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

New Stash

Mad Tosh Light in Antique Lace

Knitty Talk

Croton Gab and Knit

Deb Tomasello Patchworks by Debi

Lost City Knits

Episode 4: The Frozen Tundra

Show notes for Dec 1, 2013

Coming to you from my Parent’s house in upstate NY this week! Had a wonderful long weekend surrounded by family, and 2 Thanksgiving feasts!

Welcome!

Today I will have

News

WIPs

FO’s

New Stash

Review Stories in Stitches II by Donna  Druchunas & Ava Coleman

News:

Hudson Valley Knits Ravelry Group – Please join!

When we reach 100 I will do a pattern give away – up to

GAL KAL – I’m having a gift giving KAL/CAL I have started a thread in the group for chatting and one for FO’s

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

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

WIPS

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

Ribband bracelet by Laura Nelkin

Cambio Cowl by Laura Nelkin

FO’s  

Basic ribbed hunting hat for my BIL made with Plucky Knitter Trusty

Fairy Snow Cap by Rosemary (Romi) Hill will use my Six Paca Farm Sapphire Super Royal

New Stash

Kroy sock yarn from JoAnnes

Review:

Stories in Stitches II by Donna Druchunas and Ava Coleman

 

My New Obsession

I recorded this post on Youtube.  So much easier than typing up a post. I would think it is more engaging too. Hope you like it. I will post some links after the video!

 

Here are some links:

My new Mini spinner!

Bosworth Drop Spindles

This is where I went hiking. Beautiful trails at the Moreau Lake State Park

A Cowl For Jeanne

My Lucksentyre Cardigan

Delias Eucharis Socks

Let me Tink About it..

I am currently working on the most beautiful shawl pattern by @Romi called Asterope. There are a few different charts that are used for this pattern and switching from one chart to another is sometimes a little tricky. I finished the first row of the last chart only to realize I am off by one stich and with a pattern such as this you can not cheat or it will look terrible. So, I am Tinking. What is tinking? Funny you should ask, because up until a few days ago I had never heard it either. “Tink” is knit spelt backwards and is a term used by knitters when you have to undo a row stitch by stich vs just ripping it out.

So tonight I am tinking back to my mistake and will reknit it. It will be well worth it for this gorgeous shawl.

Vogue Knitting Live Here I Come!

I am getting ready for Vogue Knitting Live!! I am so excited about this event. I signed up for it right away this year instead of dragging my feet. Last year I signed up late and the classes were practically full already. I ended up taking a class that wasn’t really worth it for me. This year I immediately signed up for a class on designing your own shawl.

Here is a picture of everything I will be bringing.

In the back is a shawl I made and designed called Guardian of Air because you can’t go to VKL and not show off a little! I am also bringing a project that I just cast on which is over on the left. It is a shawl designed by @Romi called Kleio. I am sure there will be time for knitting so I must bring that.

In the center  are  yarn and pattern ideas for the Shawl design class I a taking.  I am bringing Spirit Trail Fiberworks‘ Penelope yarn in the color Connemara. along with a swatch. This yarn is really beautiful and soft! I got this for Christmas from my sister Kim.

On the right is the pattern for another shawl designed by @Romi called Maia. I will be shopping for a yarn to make this with while I am there so I am bringing the picture and the yarn requirements.

Well that’s it. Got to get to bed and get some sleep before the exciting day!