Special Episode: Sheep to Shawl Knitting Retreat in Stowe Vermont Recap

This episode is all about the NEK Retreats knitting retreat that Sandy and I participated in with instructors Anne Berk and Donna Druchunas. It was a fantastic workshop/retreat where we learned new methods for intarsia knitting which included knitting intarsia in the round and stranded knitting. It was fun and informational and took place in the beautiful Trapp Family Lodge in Stowe Vermont

Episode 76 Hessian Lake

Welcome to Hudson Valley Knits, a podcast straight from the beautiful Hudson Valley of NY. Today I am podcasting at Hessian Lake located in Bear Mountain State Park. Today I have WIPs, FO’s and some beautiful stash to show you! There are also two new give aways which I will talk about at the end.


Rhinebeck Socks for Marc, pattern is Smithy by Shannon Squire and yarn is Socks That Rock Med in the Cornucopius colorway

Stepping Into Fall socks by Sivia Harding using Mustash Yarns Perfect Self Striping Sock in the Autumn Afterglow colorway

Flight of Colour by Louise Zass-Bangham using Miss Babs Yowza in Fairy Dust, Flatland Alpaca in Raspberry, and Spirit Trail Fiberworks Brigania in Cyclone

Ready for Fall by Isabell Kraemer using Spirit Trail Fiberworks Brigania in Red Tiger Eye and Birte in Fangorn


Tamdou Shawl by Melanie Berg using Spirit Trail Fiberworks Sunna in the colors Waikiki, Pink Sands and Bison

Awakening Cowl by me!


Green Mountain Spinnery Weekend Wool in Teal, Pollan and Orchid

Madelinetosh Twist Light in Court Spark and Dustweaver

Annetarsia Knits by Anne Berk

Lithuanian Knitting by Donna Druchunas and June L. Hall

Stay Tuned For:

A separate episode for the Sr Love Along. I’ll show all the prizes and talk about ideas other than washcloths

Wooley Wormhead MKAL

Book giveaway! See the Hudson Valley Knits Ravelry group for details on how to win a copy of Lithuanian Knitting or Annetarsia Knits.

Episode 12 Take Two

Thank you for watching the Hudson Valley Knits Podcast!


ASPCA fundraiser

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!
Here is the direct link to our fundraising page:



Vanilla Socks for Joe using Patons Kroy sock yarn

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

Cambio Cowl by Laura Nelkin in Vertigo Colorway

FO: None this week

Spinning –

Targee by Spirit Trail Fiberworks

Unwind Yarn Palworth/Silk Transylvania Tramp

85% Polwarth, 15%Silk

Stash Enhancements:

Knitter’s Knightmare Batty SOck Puppy Love

North Cabin Fibers Norwegian Patio Cushion


Please let me know if you are interested in my Ashford Lazy Kate. Trade proposals welcome!