Episode 38 Sentimental

Welcome to Hudson Valley Knits Podcast!

The fantastic podcast I mentioned is Tara Swiger’s Explore Your Enthusiasm. Great for all of you small indy businesses.

WIPs

Ice Shanty by Amy Miller using Miss Babs Heartland in Pewter and Violaceous

Mashed Socks by Hunter Hammersen Silk Road Socks book usingJill Draper Makes Stuff Splendor Sock Yarn in the Fireside Colorway

FO’s 

Snawheid Hat by Kate Davies Yarn is Alice Starmore Hebridean 2ply

Fluffy Bunny Fingerless Mitts made with Cozy Rabbit Handspun Angora

Stash Enhancement

Hedgehog Fibers Twist Sock in the color way Flashdance

Hedgehog Fibers Merino.Silk.Alpaca.Sparkle fiber 125grams

Spinning

WIP

Spinning Holiday Aftermath Punis fromGourmet Stash on my Bosworth Spindle

Highland Handmades SW Merino Silk Braid Winter Wheat color on the Lendrum

Unwind Yarn Company BFL in the Stop and Smell the Poppies color way on my Made by Aaron spindle.

Episode 37 Snowy Picnic

Episode 37 

Welcome to Hudson Valley Knits Podcast! Today I record again at George’s Island Park.  I have lots of WIPs and some knitting and spinning FO’s to show today.

WIPs

Ice Shanty by Amy Miller using Miss Babs Heartland in Pewter and Violaceous 

Marc’s sweater in Virtual Yarn Banin

Mashed Socks by Hunter Hammersen Silk Road Socks book usingJill Draper Makes Stuff Splendor Sock Yarn in the Fireside Colorway

FO’s 

Blight shawl by Deborah Frank, AKA Obliviousknits using my handspun Loop Bullseye Bump in the Mother Nature colorway

The Hat in the Japanese pattern using Dragonfly Fibers Super Traveller Skein in the Starry Starry Night Colorway and one in the 

The Teacher Cowl using Long Island Livestock Bulky in an Alpaca Merino blend

Stash Enhancement! 

Knit Picks Prize 

2 Chromo Worsted in the Groovy color

2 Chromo Fingering in the Sandpiper color

1 Diadem in the Emerald Color

Spinning

WIP

Spinning Holiday Aftermath Punis fromGourmet Stash on my Bosworth Spindle

Highland Handmades SW Merino Silk Braid Winter Wheat color on the Lendrum

Unwind Yarn Company BFL in the Stop and Smell the Poppies color way on my Made by Aaron spindle. I spoke about the Yarngasm podcast and couldn’t think of the person’s name! It is Kristen who is Voolenvine on Revelry.  She has been plying on the fly and I want to give that a try with this fiber. 

FO

Hedgehog Fibers Sparkly Merino on the Lendrum 2 ply 174 yards

Check out my review of Anthology 1 and Elements by Carrie Bostick Hoge of Madder Made.

Episode 36 Dye Day

Welcome to Hudson Valley Knits Podcast! Today I record at George’s Island Park. Sorry I wasn’t able to get you some good Eagle shots but I’lll try again! I have lots of WIPs and some knitting and spinning FO’s to show today.

WIPs

Ice Shanty by Amy Miller using Miss Babs Heartland in Pewter and Violaceous 

Marc’s sweater in Virtual Yarn Banin

Mashed Socks by Hunter Hammersen Silk Road Socks book usingJill Draper Makes Stuff Splendor Sock Yarn in the Fireside Colorway

The Hat in the Japanese pattern using Dragonfly Fibers Super Traveller Skein in the Starry Starry Night Colorway

FO’s 

Blight shawl by Deborah Frank, AKA Obliviousknits using my handspun Loop Bullseye Bump in the Mother Nature colorway

Stash Enhancement! 

Blue Moon Socks that Rock Med in the Groovy Colorway

Spinning

WIP

Spinning Holiday Aftermath Punis fromGourmet Stash on my Bosworth Spindle

Spinning myHedgehog Fiber Sparkly Merino on the Lendrum

FO

Spinning last ounce of On The Round  Merino/Angora Punis on my Greensleeve Spindle approx 340yards of  a sport weight 3 ply

Episode 35 Vogue Knitting Live 2015

Welcome to Hudson Valley Knits! Lots to talk about this week. Went to Vogue Knitting Live and had an amazing time! Lots of progress on WIPs , some new projects and a FO.

Please check out Moms With Yarn Podcast where I made a guest appearence!

WIPs

Amy Miller Ice Shanty

Marc’s sweater

Blight shawl

FO’s 

Marc’s Seedy Socks 

Stash Enhancement! 

Hedgehog Fiber and Sock club for January

Jill Draper Makes Stuff

Rifton 

Rockwell Dark Roast and 

Cozy Rabbit Farm 100% Angora

Long Island Livestock for my Teacher Cowl

Bulky Alpaca/Merino 

Artyarn “John Home” Alpaca, Merino, Silk, Sofsilk, Mohair done by Calluna Farm Studios 

Spinning

Spinning last ounce of On The Round Merino/Angora Punis on my Greensleeve Spindle

Spinning Holiday Aftermath Punis from Gourmet Stash on my Bosworth Spindle

Spinning myHedgehog Fiber Sparkly Merino on the Lendrum

Vogue Knitting live! 

Class with Patty Lyons was absolutely the best design class I have ever taken. She is an amazing teacher.

Episode 33 Senior Love Along

The Senior Love Along was a huge success. I can’t thank everyone enough for their contributions. The viewers, my co-workers, people from my knitting meetup group and my family. THANK YOU!!! To say the Seniors appreciated this is an understatement. I share the details and lots of pictures at the end of the podcast. I also have a great idea for next year and would love your feedback on that.

WIPS:

Socks for Marc using Socks That Rock Medium in the Rocktober color way

Marc’s sweater

MPG

Color Me Warm Mittens by Donna Druchunas Peace Fleece yarns

Cheerio necklace by Laura Nelkin – gone bad Redo

FO

The Teacher Cowl Long Island Livestock Bulky weight and Wunsapana artyarn

Stash Enhancement

CRAZY!

Fat Squirrel project bag Christmas Gnomes

Gourmet Stash Punis

Sakura 1oz

Holiday Aftermath 2 oz

Deep Snowfall 2 oz

Claire’s Distillations 2 oz

Stout Sock Yarn: 

Broken Ornaments 

O Smaug The Stupendous!

Episode 32 Prize drawings!

Senior Love Along prize drawings. I will contact everyone via Ravelry.

2015 – think about your goals for the coming year! I will be opening up a thread for a 2015 goals with give aways at the end of the year. So start thinking about what you would like to accomplish for 2015 and in January we can all list our goals in a thread. Every goal you accomplish and post in the FO thread will be a chance for a prize. 

Don’t forget about the podcaster KAL. There is a beautiful skein of Knitter’s Nightmare sock yarn in Puppy Love up as a prize. You have until the end of the year to and a real good chance at winning! I have started a FO thread and there is also a chat thread.

WIPs 

Marc’s aran sweater

MPG AKA Multi Purpose Garment by Emily, aka Chainoffools, aka Fibretown podcast

Yarn Bombing piece 50″ so far! Only 30 more inches to go.

FO

Handspun socks

Spinning On The Round Punis. Finished 1st ply and working on the 2nd ounce now.

Stash Enhancement – 

Yokes book by Kate Davies. I want to knit them all!

Elements put together by Carrie Hoge “Madder”

2 Laura Nelkin kits from Cyber sale Cha Ching Mitts and another Ribband Kit.

Episode 31 Review of 2014 goals

Hello and welcome to Hudson Valley Knits!

News: Senior Love A Long – I have approximitely 300 wash cloths so far. Keep them coming!! The prizes thread will be locked on Nov 30 so get your pictures up and mail your washcloths in. I put the mailing address in the chat thread.

2014 Goals: I have a thread open in the Ravelry Group where we can share how we did with our 2014 knitting goals. I would love to see how everyone did! Come share!

WIPS

Marc’s Birthday sweater 

MPG for the Podcasters KAL. 

Started working on my homespun socks again 

Yarn Balming in Peekskill by the Knitting Ninjas

FOs

Wooleywormhead Mystery KAL using Hedgehog Fibers Sock yarn

Spinning 

On The Round Punis 

Episode 30 Another Fiber Festival

Hello all and welcome to Hudson Valley Knits. I am so thankful this week for all the response to the Sr. Love a Long. I am pretty sure I will have enough washclothes for this year and some left over for next year.  I have an idea of what to do with all the extra washclothes that are more feminine.

Reminder of the Podcasters Sprinkled With Love KAL. I have all the rules in the Ravelry group. There is a skein of Knitter’s Nightmare yarn as a prize!

Raised $40 in pattern sales for Sillyfru’s #crushthesack fundraiser. You can still donate if you missed this. Thank you so much to everyone that purchased a pattern in October!

WIPS

Marc’s Birthday sweater 

Joe’s Chevron Scarf

Canadiana socks

MPG for the Podcasters KAL. 

Started the Wooleywormhead Mystery KAL using Hedgehog Fibers Sock yarn

Started working on my homespun socks again 

FOs

Wee Cria

Spinning 

On The Round Punis 

Stash!

Went to NEFF with my friends Sandy and Lori. We got lost going home and somehow ended up at Webs. How did that happen???

Got another new spindle

Spunky Eclectic fiber 

Foxfire Flock Sock Yarn in Aurora 

Debbie Bliss Roma for Steven West pattern Glam Lamb for Rachael

20 yards of corespun Angora for a Teacher Cowl

2 skeins of Periwinkle Sheep Watercolors II sock yarn in She Sings and She Speaks

Stitched by JessaLu bag

Episode 26 Doggy Visit

Hello all! Welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast.

News:

Thank you all who offered to test knit the Guardian of Air Shawl! I now have plenty of test knitters!

I forgot to draw a name for the pattern giveaway so I will leave it open till next podcast! Donated by amazing color work designer Deborah Tomasello you can win a copy of her InfiniTam pattern which is really more like a mini book! 30 pages long you can make in infinite number of unique tams using the different pattern selections she gives you to choose from. To find out how to win check out the thread in my Ravelry group. You have to be a member of the group to win.

Senior Love Along is getting closer!  I am collecting cotton wash clothes to hand out to seniors living in homes during the holiday season. Please hold on to your washcloths until later in the year. There is an FO thread where you can post a picture of each of your washcloths. Each one you make is a chance to win a prize! Check out the chat thread to see pictures of all the lovely prizes!

Knitting:

WIPs

Marc’s cable sweater knit with Bainin by Virtual Yarns. Designed by me with the help of Craftsy class Custom Cable Pullovers by Carla Scott

Canadiana Sock with Fishknits Yarn Superwash Strong Heart Self Striping Sock Yarn Canadiana

Wee Cria by Ysolda using Cashsoft DK by Rowan

All other WIP’s on hold until Marc’s Rhinebeck sweater is done.

FO

Nada

Spinning –

FO’s:

Highland Handmades Pitch Pine Top – Palwarth Silk in colorway Islesboro Blues

Shash Enhancements:

8 skeins of Road To China Light in the following colorways:

2 – Peridot

2 – Rhodolite

1 – Sapphire

1 – Aquamarine

2 Skeins Tundra in the Taiga colorway

Episode 25 Designer Interview

Hello all! Welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast. I hope you enjoy my chat with colorwork Designer Deborah Tomasello of PatchworksByDebi at the end of a podcast. She is donating a pattern to give away!

News:

I’m going to come right out and say it. I need more test knitters. I only have 2 so far and would like at least 2 more. There is a thread with all the details in my Ravelry group so please go check it out if you are interested in test knitting. I knit my shawl with Lost City Knits Twin Canyon Fingering which is a beautiful Merino/Silk blend with 500yards per skein. Lost City Knits Foothills Fingering 100 Merino wool at 560 yards per skein. Another luscious yarn that is little less expensive but still beautiful. 

Senior Love Along is getting closer!  I am collecting cotton wash clothes to hand out to seniors living in homes during the holiday season. Please hold on to your washcloths until later in the year. There is an FO thread where you can post a picture of each of your washcloths. Each one you make is a chance to win a prize! Check out the chat thread to see pictures of all the lovely prizes!

Knitting:

WIPs

Marc’s cable sweater knit with Bainin by Virtual Yarns. Designed by me with the help of Craftsy class Custom Cable Pullovers by Carla Scott

Canadiana Sock with Fishknits Yarn Superwash Strong Heart Self Striping Sock Yarn Canadiana 

Wee Cria by Ysolda using Cashsoft DK by Rowan

All other WIP’s on hold until Marc’s Rhinebeck sweater is done.

FO

Blue Striped Rag Socks using Patons Kroy sock yarn.

Mitered Crosses Blanket square

Spinning – 

FO’s: 

Nadda

WIPs:

Still working on the Puni style Rolags from Naturally Knitty in the Spring, Sprang, Sprung color way. Slowly but surely….loving the process

Rolags from Blue Barn Fiber on Etsy. Colorway Kansas Merino and Baby Alpaca blend. Not liking these rolags at all. Getting tangled up in themselves and not carded nice. All clumped up and dare I say slightly felted in some spots. Spun on my Lendrum 

Just got some punis from On The Round of Angora and Merino blend. LOVE this fiber and the wonderful and friendly service from Rachel. spinning up so beautifully on my Greensleeves Spindle http://www.greensleevesspindles.com

Shash Enhancements:

Angora and Merino punis from On The Round in natural colors

Canoe project bag from Jan Smiley’s Esty Shop

Pattern Giveaway! Donated by amazing color work designer Deborah Tomasello you can win a copy of her InfiniTam pattern which is really more like a mini book! 31 pages long you can make in infinite number of unique tams using the different pattern selections she gives you to choose from. To find out how to win check out the thread in my Ravelry group. Also check out her huge Ravelry Group ColorworksByDebi

You have to be a member of the group to win.