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 29 Rhinebeck Weekend

Hello and welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits podcast!

This is a really long episode as you can imagine. So much to talk about and share about Rhinebeck!

Some quick updates. See the Ravelry group for details on the Senior Love Along. You can mail your washclothes as soon as you are ready and the details are in the discussion thread.

Also a reminder that half the proceeds of my pattern sales are going to SillyFru’s #Crushthesack fund so if you like any of my patterns please purchase now and help Wendy out as well!

I have also started a new KAL and hope lots of you join in. It is the Podcaster Sprinkled With Fru Love KAL and you can find all the details in the chat thread

So many Rhinebeck stories to share but I save that all for the end. I have some great WIPs, and Spinning to show and Stash enhancement galore!

WIPs:

Marc’s Rhinebeck Birthday Sweater is coming along well. Making progress on the front.

Finally added Joe’s Chevron Scarf to my projects. He is very excited about it!

Canadiana socks are making progress.

Cast on the MPG by Emily of Fibretown Podcast for the KAL!

Spinning:

Chainplied a ton of stuff including Naturally Knitty singles for my second handspun sock! She just updated her Etsy shop and I’m warning you don’t click the link if you can’t afford temptation!

Also chainplied my beautiful Loop Bump in the Mother Nature Colorway. Can’t wait to knit this up!

Spinning up my beautiful On The Round punis in the Grey gradiant color. Love this! Check out the project page on Ravelry

Stash Enhancement:

Highland Handmade Sugar Maple Sock yarn in the Fruju Colorway #Crushthesack

Expression Fiber Arts Pearlescent Silk Worsted in Shifting Shadows

2 braids of Into The Whirled in “Mackenzie” and “Ramble”

Blue Moon FIber Arts:

1 Socks that Rock Med in Rocktober

1 Socks That Rock Light in The Cluck Chimes At Midnight

Fiber Optics Midnight Gradient

Bosworth Spindle!!!

Thanks for hanging in for the whole show!

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.

Episode 24 – The Three Yarnmigos

Episode 24 The Three Yarnmigos

Hello all! Welcome to the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast. I podcast today from Senasqua park in Croton-on-Hudson, NY with my 2 friends Sandy and MaryJean!

Knitting:
WIPs
Blue Striped Rag Socks using Patons Kroy sock yarn.
WendyKnits Summer Mystery Shawl 2014 using Spirit Trail Fiberworks Brigantia in a color way from the 2013 Club
Marc’s cable sweater!
Mitered Crosses Blanket square

Sandy is working on Song of the Sea cowl

MaryJean is working on the second sock of her first pair of socks!!

FO
MaryJean has some finished washclothes

Spinning –
FO’s:
Highland Handmades Pitch Pine Top – Palwarth Silk in colorway Islesboro Blues

WIPs:
Started another Loop bump on my Hanson Mini in Mother Nature. Merino, bamboo, Tussah Silk and Angelina. Saving for a chain ply class I’ll be taking in Rhinebeck with Jacee Bogs!

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

Shash Enhancements:
Fishknits Yarn Superwash Strong Heart Self Striping Sock Yarn Canadiana – A birthday gift from Trisha23
Rolags from Blue Barn Fiber on Etsy. Colorway Kansas Merino and Baby Alpaca blend.

Just a shout out that I am still looking for test knitters for my 2 new patterns soon to be published. If you may be interested please check out the thread in my Ravelry group.

Friendly reminder that my Senior Love Along continues on this year. 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! I will be announcing prizes that I will provide very shortly and unashamedly ask for any prize donations. They would be very welcome and much appreciated!