Sunday, October 14, 2012

TVknittingpodcast Episode 33

I have shownotes again, woo hoo!

Here is the link for Calendar of Hope All proceeds go to benefit the following organization:

Army of Women whose goals are 
• To recruit one million healthy women of every age and ethnicity, including breast cancer survivors and women at high-risk for the disease. 
• To partner with breast cancer researchers and directly participate in the research that will eradicate breast cancer once and for all. 
• To challenge the scientific community to expand its current focus to include breast cancer prevention research conducted on healthy women.


I have finished Penumbra!

Not blocked yet, pics when it is all done.

I am knitting the Sockhead hat

Can't wait to get to the stockinette part. LOVE, love love the colors. Thank you to Savvygirl Deborah for the inspiration.

Stash Stories:

I bought this Cashgora/Silk 50/50. It is simply gorgeous. It was processed by Robin Russo. (From the class I took at Fiber fallout 2012.


Below are links to all of the restaurants and winery we mentioned in the show. If you are staying in town or nearby for Rhinebeck, these are our local favs!

Wine/liquor store we love :  summerlinwines

Yobo   Newburg NY.  (Asian, Sushi)

Aladdin Cafe  East Fishkill, NY (Just off Taconic, rt 52 exit)  (Middle Eastern)

Farm To Table Bistro  Rt. 9 Fishkill  (American)

Aroma Osteria    Rt. 9 Fishkill  (Gourmet Italian)

Shadows on the Hudson  Poughkeepsie  (American)

Poughkeepsie Ice House  Poughkeepsie  (American)

Hyde Park Brewing  Rt. 9 Hyde Park  (American, pub style)

Terrapin Restaurant  Rt. 9 Rhinebeck  (American, extensive menu)

Millbrook Winery  Millbrook NY

As long as I'm mentioning the winery in Millbrook, we also love 

Cafe Les Baux which is in Millbrook NY. (French bistro)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

TVknittingpodcast Episode 32

I have Shownotes!

GIANT podcaster meetup at Rhinebeck, Saturday October 20 at 1:00 pm. The complete list is here

Thank you Jen, from Downcellarstudio Podcast for compiling this extensive list! Holy cow, I can't believe that so many of us will be there. Super exciting.


Almost finished with Penumbra. 

(Actually I am finished at this point, I'll post finished pics when I talk about it.)

LOVED this knit SO hard. Gorgeous yarn and beads, and fun pattern together made for the perfect storm of a fantastic knit.

Confessions of a Newbie spinner:

I went to Fiber Fallout 2012. It was fantastic. I learned so much!

I talked about Robin Russo's class on Saturday. We did lots of fiber prep, which I had never done before. And we made batts!!

I think this is a medium wool, alpaca, and mohair. Just beautiful. I could get into making batts.

This is the book we used for fiber prep and spinning worsted (combed) and woolen (carded). It really gave me a better understanding of the concepts.

Stash Stories

These beautiful skeins just arrived from Blue Moon Fiber Arts

I am going to make Sockhead Hats for my step granddaughters. I think I am going to start with "Rue de Pondscum" the one on the right. The other is "Rosanna Donna". They are both mediumweight, which I do not like for socks, but will be great for hats.

This Week in TV

I get all of my TV info from Great site.

Have a good week!