Episode 43 Apple Blossom

Welcome to Hudson Valley Knits!

WIPs

Leftie Shawl with Miss Babs Yummy in Slate and Joan of Arc colors

Glam Lamb by Steven West using Debbie Bliss Roma

Hornet’s Honey socks using Kauni Wool Green and Multi. 

FO

Vanilla Socks with Crazy Zauerball

Stash Enhancement

Hedgehog Fibers Sock Yarn Monsoon and Inferno

Yarn Fairy Apple Blossem color way Kit for Donna Druchunas’ Summer 2015 “Fairy’s In My Garden MKAL which starts July 1. 100% Superwash Marino 

Spin Knit Farm Bag and Batt 

Spinning

Mother Earth Puni’s by On The Round 100% New Zeland wool Finished the Teal color and started the deep red

Loop Batt colorway “Subtle” Merino, Bamboo and Tussah Silk on the Hansen Mini Spinner

FO

Highland Handmades SW Merino Silk Braid Winter Wheat color, now a 2 ply soon to be a hat 🙂

Gormet Stash Steller Top in colorway “The Great Gatsby” Ice dyed and magnificent. Super wash Merino and Stella. 2ply

The great Chevron pattern I mentioned is Outline by Beata Jezek and is free!

The fantastic Fiber Artist from our Knitting Guild meeting is Anna Upston and you can check out her website, Maupston Design Studio

Episode 42 A New Givaway!

Welcome to Hudson Valley Knits!

WIPs

Vanilla Socks with Crazy Zauerball

Leftie Shawl with Miss Babs Yummy in Slate and Joan of Arc colors

Signed up for Donna Druchunes’ In My Garden Mystery KAL which starts on July 1. I said June 1 in the podcast and that was wrong. Sorry! All the info you need is in the project page.

Kits are availible at Yarn Fairy and The Pixies. Go check out the colorways and drool!

Spinning:

Mother Earth Puni’s by On The Round 100% New Zeland wool on the Bosworth Spindles

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

Stash

Hedgehog Fibers  Twist Sock in the color ways Mint Julep and Morello

Hand woven shawl by Paula Scardamlia of Nettles & Green Threads

New Contest!!!

Go to my Ravelry group (There is a link on the right hand side of my webpage) and choose one of the following prizes

For all you weavers a copy of Paula’s book Weaving a Woman’s Life signed by Paula!

For all you spinners there are 2 chances to win 2 issues of Ply magazine each!

And for all you knitters a digital copy of Stories in Stitches issue of your choice!

Choose the thread of the prize you want to win. Only one thread and one post per person please! I’ll keep it open until the end of June.

Episode 41 Welcome To My Backyard

Welcome to Hudson Valley Knits!

WIPs

Vanilla Socks with Crazy Zauerball

Leftie Shawl with Miss Babs Yummy in Slate and Joan of Arc colors

Carson Throw with Cascade ECO

FO

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

Stash Enhancement

Socks That Rock Rockin Sock Club 

Gran’s Kitchen Light Weight

Spinning

Mother Earth Puni’s by On The Round 100% New Zeland wool on the Bosworth Spindles

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

Episode 40 Sweater Surgery

Welcome to Hudson Valley Knits!

WIPs

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

Vanilla Socks with Crazy Zauerball

Leftie Shawl with Miss Babs Yummy in Slate and Joan of Arc colors

FO

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

Spinning

WIP

Spinning On The Round New Zealand Wool Punis on my Bosworth Spindle. The color group is called Mother Earth. Loving this!

FO

Spinning Holiday Aftermath Punis from Gourmet Stash on my Bosworth Spindle. 2 ply approx 180 yards

At the end of this podcast I show you how I am cutting apart my Ice Shanty sweater and making it longer. I would not have had the courage to attempt this if not for Carol Feller’s Craftsy class, Sweater Surgery. I also used theCraftsy class, Seaming Handknits which was a great help sewing this crazy sweater together!

Check the Ravelry group for important announcements about the Adopt a Senior program!

Episode 39 Knitting Party!

Welcome to Hudson Valley Knits Podcast!

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

Vanilla Socks with Crazy Zauerball

Leftie Shawl with Miss Babs Yummy in Slate and Joan of Arc colors

Stash Enhancement:

Hedgehog Fibers  Twist Sock in the color way Flamingo and Go Play Outside

Madeline Tosh Light in Gilded and Composition Book Grey

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.

If you are in the area check out the LYS Out Of The Loop in Hopewell Junction, seconds of the Taconic State Parkway!

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 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.