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 73 Vacation Knitting

Welcome to Hudson Valley Knits, a podcast straight from the beautiful Hudson Valley of NY.Today I am podcasting at the Senasqua Park in Croton-on-Hudson. I have some WIPS to show you and a few new stash enhancements. I’ll also spend some time sharing about my Disney Vacation at the end. It was so exciting! As always, thanks so much for joining me. Happy Knitting!

WIPs

Awakening Cowl using Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift. For details on the Awakening Cowl KAL see the thread in the Hudson Valley Knits Ravelery group thread. #awakeningcowl #fairislekal

#Loveislove Shawl test knit. I am using Malibrigo Yarn Sock in Impressionist Sky and On The Round Spontaneous Sock in Cornucopia. I think she is on Clue 4. Find more information on the Love is Love Pi Shawl by Donna Druchunas in her Ravelry Group thread. #loveislove

Furrow Hat by Jared Flood from his new book, Woolen using Shelter in Old World colorway

Antler Cardigan by Tin Can Knits using Borocco Vintage.

No FOs

Stash Enhancement:

Must Stash Yarns Perfect Self Striping Sock in Autumn Afterglow for School of Stash

Never Enough Thyme Sock yarn in Luck of the Irish

Yarnitecture by Jillian Moreno

 

Episode 71 Lake George

Welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast! This episode is recorded at the Northern Lake George Resort in Hague, NY where I spent a long and peaceful weekend with my husband and MIL. It was a great place to take pictures of all my FO’s that I’ll be showing you during this episode. Please check out my Ravelry group for chat, KALs and some occasional give aways!

WIPs:

Awakening Cowl using Jamieson’s Shetland Spindrift. For details on the Awakening Cowl KAL see the thread in the Hudson Valley Knits Ravelery group thread. #awakeningcowl #fairislekal

Plain Vanilla Socks with Lollypop Yarns Independence Day self striping yarn.

#Loveislove Shawl test knit. I am using Malibrigo Yarn Sock in Impressionist Sky and On The Round Spontaneous Sock in Cornucopia. This MKAL has just started! I think she is on Clue 2. Find more information on the Love is Love Pi Shawl by Donna Druchunas in her Ravelry Group thread. #loveislove

Antler Cardigan by Tin Can Knits using Borocco Vintage.

FOs:

The Adirondack Sweater (Shirley Paden Design Along Sweater) using Harrisville Designs Turbine

Lazy Days of Summer KAL Shawl by Iris Shreier using Artyarns Merino Cloud and Artyarns Beaded Silk and Sequins.

Tiny Tea Leaves Cardigan by Melissa Labarre using Berroco Vintage color 51190

Chatter:

Carol Feller‘s new pattern book, Knitting With Rainbows, featuring gradient yarn sets!

Hunter Hammersons Curls 2 book

Jared Flood’s new book Woolens

Episode 70 Mid Year Review

Welcome to Hudson Valley Knits, a podcast straight from the beautiful Hudson Valley of NY. I have some WIPS to show you and a few new stash enhancements. At the end I do a mid year review of my knitting goals and definitely fall short.

WIPS

Plain Vanilla Socks with Lollypop Yarns Independence Day self striping yarn.

Tiny Tea Leaves Cardigan by Melissa Labarre using Berroco Vintage color 51190

Lazy Days of Summer KAL Shawl by Iris Shreier using Artyarns Merino Cloud and Artyarns Beaded Silk and Sequins.

For details on the Awakening Cowl KAL see the thread in the Hudson Valley Knits Ravelery group thread. #awakeningcowl #fairislekal

Find more information on the Love is Love Pi Shawl by Donna Druchunas in her Ravelry Group thread. #loveislove

DAL Sweater using Harrisville Designs Turbine

Episode 69 Those Lazy Days of Summer

Welcome to Hudson Valley Knits, a podcast straight from the beautiful Hudson Valley of NY. I have some WIPS to show you and a few new stash enhancements.

DAL Sweater using Harrisville Designs Turbine

Plain Vanilla Socks with Lollypop Yarns Independence Day self striping yarn.

Find more information on the Love is Love Pi Shawl by Donna Druchunas in her Ravelry Group thread. #loveislove

For details on the Awakening Cowl KAL see the thread in the Hudson Valley Knits Ravelery group thread. #awakeningcowl #fairislekal

Episode 64 DAL Update

Welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast!

Today I share with you my knitting projects and some stash enhancement. Also watch the show to learn of a give away!

WIPS:

Hermione’s Everyday Socks using Never Enough Thyme Sock yarn in the Dahlia color-way.

Lazy Days of Summer KAL by Iris Scheier using Merino Cloud and Silk and Sequins in a beautiful Teal colorway. If you are interested in joining this KAL, here is the Ravelry thread.

La Jefa by Laura Nelkin using Spirit Trail Fiber Works Nona in the Bunting colorway.

DAL Sweater using Harrisville Designs Turbine

Spinning:

Just some spindle spinning of my Fondant Fibers Fuzzlings (OMG go to her website and check out the project bags! I may have to get one!)

Give away of Colorworks by Debi yarn. See my Ravelry group for details on how to enter.