Episode 168: Shawls for Falls

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!  A Show about a scattered caffeinated mom who knits, loves her family, works full-time and tries to keep it all running smoothly.

Knitting Time:

Almost finished the Song of Sorrow by Sara Gresbach using Knit Picks Essential in the Jay colorway and Cascade Heritage Prints in Aqua Sol, 9848.  Using US size 6s – 4mm needles.  Love the pattern and added a picot edge.

Working slowly on the Kline Shawl by Jennifer Dassau.  Using Knit Picks Essential Kettle Dyed in Eggplant and Blue Moon Fiber Arts Medium Weight in Mist.  Using US size 6s – 4mm needles.

Cast on the Mad for Plaid Cowl by Alexandra Davidoff from Knitty First Fall 2016.  Using discontinued Berroco Softwist (59% Viscos, 41% wool) makes for a nice sheen, extremely splitty.  I had 1700 yards of this and will use about 400 for the cowl.  Pattern calls for US 5/6s.  I ended  up going up to 7s for the colorwork portion.

Shawl design using Koigu KPPPM from Heather.  It’s color P820, 100% merino yarn.  LOVE IT!  Only 175yards.  Will also use Claudia Handpaints Fingering in Oceans Depths if needed.  Also 100% merino with 175 yards per skein.  I have two of these and the colors are very close.  The contrasting color will be Knit Picks Essential Kettle Dyed in Gold.  Not the same twist but love the color difference.  75/25% wool/nylon.  Or I could go with some Fibernymph bounce with same twist….still considering.

Boy-Ventures…

Tristan is into Duplos and singing!

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Episode 167: Happy Fall Y’all!

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!  A Show about a scattered caffeinated mom who knits, loves her family, works full-time and tries to keep it all running smoothly.

Knitting Time:

All hats are knit holding yarn doubled, with US size 5 and US size 7 needles.

 

Finished Orion’s Belt by Paulina P.  Pattern was gifted to my MaidInEngland.  Thank you.  Using Handmaiden Casbah in Pewter, Knit Picks Stroll in Butternut, and Lion Brand Sock Ease Prints in Taffy.  Oxymoron!

Cast on and lots of focus on the Song of Sorrow by Sara Gresbach using Knit Picks Essential in the Jay colorway and Cascade Heritage Prints in Aqua Sol, 9848.  Using US size 6s – 4mm needles.

Cast on and did less work on the Kline Shawl by Jennifer Dassau.  Using Knit Picks Essential Kettle Dyed in Eggplant and Blue Moon Fiber Arts Medium Weight in Mist.  Using US size 6s – 4mm needles.

 

Boy-Ventures…

Pokemon,
Camping Birthday,
First day of school,

Where to find more episodes…

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Episode 166: Missing you

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!  A Show about a scattered caffeinated mom who knits, loves her family, works full-time and tries to keep it all running smoothly.

Knitting Time:

All hats are knit holding yarn doubled, with US size 5 and US size 7 needles.

PHI Shawl is done!  PHI Shawl by Jennifer Dassau using Leading Men Fiber Arts in Show Stopper color Man of Mystery and Into The Whirled Ulundi Sock in the Captain Tightpants color.  US size 6s – 4.0mm needles.

Finished Save The Baby Whales! by Sargantana with some Cascade 220 Heathers in color 1910 Summer Sky Heather using US size 4 -3.5mm and US size 6 -4.0mm needles.  Made it a Henley and knitting the 2-3 year size for Tristan.  Although may fit Roland (5T).

Working on hat inspired by the Baa-Ble Hat by Donna Smith using mitten stitch motif for the colorwork.  Fibernymph Bounce and unknown yarn from Rhinebeck.

Great Progress on Orion’s Belt by Paulina P.  Pattern was gifted to my MaidInEngland.  Thank you.  Using Handmaiden Casbah in Pewter, Knit Picks Stroll in Butternut, and Lion Brand Sock Ease Prints in Taffy.  Oxymoron!

Franklin Covey

2016 Aspirations: Really just focusing in on knitting down stash and completing stash dash for now.

  • Knit 10 miles(17.6K yards) of yarn, 27% more than last year.
    So far this year I’ve knit 10,700 yards.  I’m right on schedule.
  • Barn Raising Quilt Year 3: 29 Blanket squares. This is the 3rd year so I need to knit whatever squares are left to be knit.
    -none this month, but I took them out.  Stash dash is a deterrent.
  • Get stash below 160 miles. -10.7 miles total.
    At 165.9 down 5 miles! 6 miles to go.  6 consecutive months of decrease!
  • Knit 6 sweaters for us: maybe 3 sweaters for me and 2 sweaters for each boy.  That math doesn’t work.
    Finished Whale Sweater for Tristan
  • 10 Pairs of socks including socks for LT, Dad, Shary, Kevin, Mum.
    Finished Pair for LT.  -knit them hats instead!
  • Languishing Sweaters: Sew Buttons on Jackaroo and wear it.  Finish or Frog!
    Nope.

STASH DASH!
May 27th through August 21st

3.2K yards or 2.9K Meters completed toward my 5K – 2K in and 3 weeks…unlikely.  Pokemon!

Boy-Ventures…

AP,  Pokemon,  Stratham Fair.

Where to find more episodes…

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  • 3 Seasons available of Knitting Samurai Podcasts on YouTube. Expectant Knitter (10 episodes), Knitting Samurai Plus 1 (100 episodes), and The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys (35 episodes).
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Episode 165: Beach Cruise Beach Beach

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!  A Show about a scattered caffeinated mom who knits, loves her family, works full-time and tries to keep it all running smoothly.

Knitting Time:

All hats are knit holding yarn doubled, with US size 5 and US size 7 needles.

PHI Shawl is almost done!  PHI Shawl by Jennifer Dassau using Leading Men Fiber Arts in Show Stopper color Man of Mystery and Into The Whirled Ulundi Sock in the Captain Tightpants color.  US size 6s – 4.0mm needles.

Working on hat inspired by the Baa-Ble Hat by Donna Smith using mitten stitch motif for the colorwork.  Fibernymph Bounce and unknown yarn from Rhinebeck.

Finished the brown and teal hat inspired by  the Baa-Ble Hat by Donna Smith .

Cast on Orion’s Belt by Paulina P.  Pattern was gifted to my MaidInEngland.  Thank you.  Using Handmaiden Casbah in Pewter, Knit Picks Stroll in Butternut, and Lion Brand Sock Ease Prints in Taffy.  Oxymoron!

2016 Aspirations: Really just focusing in on knitting down stash and completing stash dash for now.

  • Knit 10 miles(17.6K yards) of yarn, 27% more than last year.
    So far this year I’ve knit 9,400 yards.  I’m still ahead of schedule.
  • Barn Raising Quilt Year 3: 29 Blanket squares. This is the 3rd year so I need to knit whatever squares are left to be knit.
    -none this month
  • Get stash below 160 miles. -10.7 miles total.
    At 166.4 down 4 miles! 6 miles to go.
  • Knit 6 sweaters for us: maybe 3 sweaters for me and 2 sweaters for each boy.  That math doesn’t work.
    no movement here
  • 10 Pairs of socks including socks for LT, Dad, Shary, Kevin, Mum.
    Finished Pair for LT.  -knit them hats instead!
  • Languishing Sweaters: Sew Buttons on Jackaroo and wear it.  Finish or Frog!
    Nope.

STASH DASH!
May 27th through August 21st

1.8 Meters completed toward my 5K – 6 weeks in and 6 weeks to go.

Boy-Ventures…

4th of July weekend -beaches and family and harbor cruise.
Saw Melissa and Sean

Where to find more episodes…

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  • 3 Seasons available of Knitting Samurai Podcasts on YouTube. Expectant Knitter (10 episodes), Knitting Samurai Plus 1 (100 episodes), and The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys (35 episodes).
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Episode 164: Ro’s First Graduation

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!  A Show about a scattered caffeinated mom who knits, loves her family, works full-time and tries to keep it all running smoothly.

Knitting Time:

All hats are knit holding yarn doubled, with US size 5 and US size 7 needles.

Finished a hat inspired by the Baa-Ble Hat by Donna Smith using mitten stitch motif for the colorwork.  Fibernymph Sunshine in Wafer Gradient yarn.

PHI Shawl is back!  PHI Shawl by Jennifer Dassau using Leading Men Fiber Arts in Show Stopper color Man of Mystery and Into The Whirled Ulundi Sock in the Captain Tightpants color.  US size 6s – 4.0mm needles.

Cast on  a hat inspired by the Baa-Ble Hat by Donna Smith using mitten stitch motif for the colorwork.  Fibernymph Bounce and unknown yarn from Rhinebeck.

STASH DASH!

Boy-Ventures…

Walkway is done.
Roland graduated from KPrep

Where to find more episodes…

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  • 3 Seasons available of Knitting Samurai Podcasts on YouTube. Expectant Knitter (10 episodes), Knitting Samurai Plus 1 (100 episodes), and The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys (35 episodes).
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Episode 163: To Go

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!  A Show about a scattered caffeinated mom who knits, loves her family, works full-time and tries to keep it all running smoothly.

Knitting Time:

All hats are knit holding yarn doubled, with US size 5 and US size 7 needles.

Finished a hat inspired by the Baa-Ble Hat by Donna Smith using mitten stitch motif for the colorwork.  Fibernymph Sunshine in Pulse Gradient yarn.

Working on a hat inspired by the Baa-Ble Hat by Donna Smith using mitten stitch motif for the colorwork.  Fibernymph Sunshine in Wafer Gradient yarn.

Cast on Purple Nostalgic Hat.

Modular shawl design with Malabrigo Sock Yarn, blues, greens, and orange.

PHI Shawl is back!  PHI Shawl by Jennifer Dassau using Leading Men Fiber Arts in Show Stopper color Man of Mystery and Into The Whirled Ulundi Sock in the Captain Tightpants color.  US size 6s – 4.0mm needles.

STASH DASH!

Boy-Ventures…

Tristan turned two.
More work on the walls.

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

  • 3 Seasons available of Knitting Samurai Podcasts on YouTube. Expectant Knitter (10 episodes), Knitting Samurai Plus 1 (100 episodes), and The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys (35 episodes).
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Episode 162: Girl’s Weekend

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!  A Show about a scattered caffeinated mom who knits, loves her family, works full-time and tries to keep it all running smoothly.

HI to friends in Canada, Brazil, United Kingdom, Sweden, New Zealand, and Mozambique!

Knitting Time:

Finished Adama by Hillary Smith Callis with Inspiration Dyeworks and J.Knits Simply Luxurious -teals.

PHI Shawl is back!  PHI Shawl by Jennifer Dassau using Leading Men Fiber Arts in Show Stopper color Man of Mystery and Into The Whirled Ulundi Sock in the Captain Tightpants color.  US size 6s – 4.0mm needles.

All hats are knit holding yarn doubled, with US size 5 and US size 7 needles.

Started Colorwork portion of the hat inspired by the Baa-Ble Hat by Donna Smith using Christmas Balls as a the stitch motif for the colorwork.  Chocolate Claudia Handpaints Fingering yarn and Fiber Optic Kashmir yarn.

Working on a hat inspired by the Baa-Ble Hat by Donna Smith using Christmas Balls as a the stitch motif for the colorwork.  Fibernymph Sunshine Gradient yarn.

Still going…Luna Varidis by Hillary Smith Callis with Cakewalk yarn in the Allegan colorway.

Started a new design!  Modular!

Poison Ivy is still EVIL!

2016 Aspirations: Really just focusing in on knitting down stash and completing stash dash for now.

  • Knit 10 miles(17.6K yards) of yarn, 27% more than last year.
    So far this year I’ve knit 8,300 yards.  I’m ahead of schedule.
  • Barn Raising Quilt Year 3: 29 Blanket squares. This is the 3rd year so I need to knit whatever squares are left to be knit.
    -none this month
  • Get stash below 160 miles. -10.7 miles total.
    At 166.5 down 4 miles! 6 miles to go.
  • Knit 6 sweaters for us: maybe 3 sweaters for me and 2 sweaters for each boy.  That math doesn’t work.
    no movement here
  • 10 Pairs of socks including socks for LT, Dad, Shary, Kevin, Mum.
    Finished Pair for LT.  -knit them hats instead!
  • Languishing Sweaters: Sew Buttons on Jackaroo and wear it.  Finish or Frog!
    Nope.

STASH DASH!

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

  • 3 Seasons available of Knitting Samurai Podcasts on YouTube. Expectant Knitter (10 episodes), Knitting Samurai Plus 1 (100 episodes), and The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys (35 episodes).
  • wordpress.com carries the 20 most recent episodes and 20 past episodes back to when Roland was born.
  • And you can subscribe to the podcast via the I-tunes as well.

Episode 161: Fully Moved

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!  A Show about a scattered caffeinated mom who knits, loves her family, works full-time and tries to keep it all running smoothly.

Knitting Time:

All projects are knit holding yarn doubled, with US size 5 and US size 7 needles.

Finished a hat inspired by the Baa-Ble Hat by Donna Smith using Christmas Balls as a the stitch motif for the colorwork.  Brown Cakewalk yarn.

Cast on a hat inspired by the Baa-Ble Hat by Donna Smith using Christmas Balls as a the stitch motif for the colorwork.  Chocolate Claudia Handpaints Fingering yarn and Fiber Optic Kashmir yarn.

Working on a hat inspired by the Baa-Ble Hat by Donna Smith using Christmas Balls as a the stitch motif for the colorwork.  Fibernymph Sunshine Gradient yarn.

Cast on two cowls:

Luna Varidis by Hillary Smith Callis with Cakewalk yarn in the Allegan colorway.

Adama by Hillary Smith Callis with Inspiration Dyeworks and J.Knits Simply Luxurious -teals.

Poison Ivy is EVIL!

STASH DASH!

 

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

  • 3 Seasons available of Knitting Samurai Podcasts on YouTube. Expectant Knitter (10 episodes), Knitting Samurai Plus 1 (100 episodes), and The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys (35 episodes).
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Episode 160: He can run it and I can knit i

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Knitting Time:

All projects are knit holding yarn doubled, with US size 5 and US size 7 needles.

 

Finished hat inspired by the Baa-Ble Hat by Donna Smith and Pebble Cliff Hat by Shellie Anderson.  Yellow, blue, teal

Finshed hat inspired by the Baa-Ble Hat by Donna Smith and From Norway with Love by Anna & Heidi Pickles.  Beige and Green-purple.

Finished hat inspired by the Baa-Ble Hat by Donna Smith using Shaefer Anne  in pinks.

Cast on a hat inspired by the Baa-Ble Hat by Donna Smith using Christmas Balls as a the stitch motif for the colorwork.  Brown Cakewalk yarn.

Cast on a hat inspired by the Baa-Ble Hat by Donna Smith using Christmas Balls as a the stitch motif for the colorwork.  Fibernymph Sunshine Gradient yarn.

STASH DASH!

Time of year for the Stash Dash -Hosted by The Knit Girllls podcast.  Loads of levels but I’m going to stick with the 5K (or 5,468 yards), it’s been a challenge for me every time I’ve attempted.  Starts May 27th so no more FOs between now and then.  Ends August 21st, which means it’s 12 weeks long plus 2 days.  Need to be finishing 455 yards a week.  Game planning for Stash has begun.  May move me on from my Hat Addiction…

Looking at my Unfinished Objects or hybernating projects…
The candidates include:

  • The two hats currently on the needles for combine for about 700 yards
  • Tristan’s Save the baby whales! by Sargantana Formenterenca it’s about 3/4 of the way finished.  For around 750 yards.
  • Feeling Shawl-ish Phi by Jennifer Dassau is about 1/2 completed.  For around 650 yards.
  • The Schooner View Foolproof by Louise Zass-Bangham it’s about 1/4 of the way finished.  For around 300 yards.
  • The Second Luna Viridis by Hilary Smith Callis with Claudia Handpaints is about 40% completed, for a total of 375 yards.
  • That’s Good Planning Socks with Fish Lips Kiss Heel by Sox Therapist are 15% completed, for a total of 375 yards.
  • Grey Tweed Socks Wendy Knits Toe-up Slip-Stitch Heel by Wendy D. Johnson are 20% completed for a total of 350 yards.
  • Second round of Frankenfingers (fingering-weight version) by Elizabeth Green Musselman are just begun at 5% but would need 350 yards.
  • Vodka Gimlet by Thea Colman is 20% finished and languishing for years.  Would use about 1,500 yards.

With the sweat0er I’m about 200 yards short.  Without it 1,700 yards.  Conclusion, I need to knit a sweater.  Maybe cast one on today.

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

  • 3 Seasons available of Knitting Samurai Podcasts on YouTube. Expectant Knitter (10 episodes), Knitting Samurai Plus 1 (100 episodes), and The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys (35 episodes).
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Episode 159: Stash Dive

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Knitting Time:

All projects are knit holding yarn doubled, with US size 5 and US size 7 needles.

Finished a hat inspired by the Baa-Ble Hat by Donna Smith and the Maplecider by Alicia Plummer.  Pink and grey with yellow.

Finished hat inspired by the Baa-Ble Hat by Donna Smith and Pebble Cliff Hat by Shellie Anderson.  Orange, green, gold, and blue.

Cast on and Finished hat inspired by the Baa-Ble Hat by Donna Smith and Pebble Cliff Hat by Shellie Anderson.  Navy, Purple, Red, and teal.

Still working on hat inspired by the Baa-Ble Hat by Donna Smith and From Norway with Love by Anna & Heidi Pickles.  Beige and Green-purple.

Cast on a hat inspired by the Baa-Ble Hat by Donna Smith using Shaefer Anne  in pinks.

2016 Aspirations:

  • Knit 10 miles(17.6K yards) of yarn, 27% more than last year.
    So far this year I’ve knit 5,975 yards.  Right on track for the year!
  • Barn Raising Quilt Year 3: 29 Blanket squares. This is the 3rd year so I need to knit whatever squares are left to be knit.
    -none this month
  • Get stash below 160 miles. -10.7 miles total.
    At 167.6 down 3 miles! 7 miles to go.
  • Knit 6 sweaters for us: maybe 3 sweaters for me and 2 sweaters for each boy.  That math doesn’t work.
    no movement here
  • 10 Pairs of socks including socks for LT, Dad, Shary, Kevin, Mum.
    Finished Pair for LT.  
  • Languishing Sweaters: Sew Buttons on Jackaroo and wear it.  Finish or Frog!
    Nope.

Boy and House Adventures…

Tristan is talking up a storm
Roland’s soccer adventure continues
We have gutters!

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

  • 3 Seasons available of Knitting Samurai Podcasts on YouTube. Expectant Knitter (10 episodes), Knitting Samurai Plus 1 (100 episodes), and The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys (35 episodes).
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  • And you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes as well.

Episode 158: In The Kitchen

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Knitting Time:

All projects are knit holding yarn doubled, with US size 5 and US size 7 needles.

Cast on hat inspired by the Baa-Ble Hat by Donna Smith and the Maplecider by Alicia Plummer.  Pink and grey with yellow.

Cast on hat inspired by the Baa-Ble Hat by Donna Smith and From Norway with Love by Anna & Heidi Pickles.  Beige and Green-purple.

Cast on hat inspired by the Baa-Ble Hat by Donna Smith and Pebble Cliff Hat by Shellie Anderson.  Orange so far

Finished a hat inspired by the Baa-Ble Hat by Donna Smith and the Norwegian Star Earflap Hat by Tiennie.  Dark teal and yellow

Finished a hat inspired by the Baa-Ble Hat by Donna Smith using Schaefer Nicole Yarn in Billie Holiday colorway.

Boy and House Adventures…

Roland’s soccer adventure has begun
Family gathering with cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents.
Boys riding on Steve

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

  • 3 Seasons available of Knitting Samurai Podcasts on YouTube. Expectant Knitter (10 episodes), Knitting Samurai Plus 1 (100 episodes), and The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys (35 episodes).
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  • And you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes as well.

Episode 157: Fun with Excel or Year of the Hat

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Knitting Time:

Finished Hat inspired by the Baa-Ble Hat by Donna Smith  and I Hardly Know Her Hat by Pamela Northrup.

Cast on and finished hat inspired by the Baa-Ble Hat by Donna Smith  and Flora Hat by Margaux Hufnagel.

Cast on hat inspired by the Baa-Ble Hat by Donna Smith and the Norwegian Star Earflap Hat by Tiennie.  Dark teal and yellow

Cast on hat inspired by the Baa-Ble Hat by Donna Smith using Schaefer Nicole Yarn in Billie Holiday colorway.

Interesting Stash facts….well interesting to me.

  • I own more fingering weight stash than anything else.  Makes up more than a third of my stash (36%).  Worsted is next with almost a quarter (22%), and then DK with 15%.
  • Own less than 1% of stash in Super Bulky and Lace weight.
  • For a long time Purple and Red were my favorite colors.  Together they make up almost a quarter of my stash at 24%.  But shockingly Green and Blue rock it!  again more than a third of my stash (36%) in those two colors.
  • Natural and White are clearly my least favorite with less than 2% in each of these.
  • And I knew I liked wool but… more than 3 Quarters of my stash is majority wool (79%).  Shocking!  Alpaca and Cotton are next with 8 and 9% each.  I’d happily not have anything besides wool in my stash.  That is to say I’d replace wool but I wouldn’t replace the Alpaca, cotton, acrylic stuff.  So focusing on knitting those up would be great.
  • And lastly in terms of weight, whats weighing the most? Worsted and Fingering are holding me down almost evenly, 27/28%.  Have so many more yards of fingering.

Boy and House Adventures…

Tristan “No more monkey butt!”
New trim and shutters on the house

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

  • 3 Seasons available of Knitting Samurai Podcasts on YouTube. Expectant Knitter (10 episodes), Knitting Samurai Plus 1 (100 episodes), and The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys (35 episodes).
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  • And you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes as well.

Episode 156: Hats Hats Hats

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Knitting Time:

Finished a hat inspired by the Baa-Ble Hat by Donna Smith  and Winter is coming by Annelie Hannson.

Cast on a hat inspired by the Baa-Ble Hat by Donna Smith  and I Hardly Know Her Hat by Pamela Northrup

Big Thank you to Ammieloris of the Knit Theory Podcast

Sanctuary Socks with Fish Lips Kiss Heel and Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the Sanctuary colorway knit on US size 0s – 2.0mm needles.

Boy House Adventures…

Kindergarten, Pepere’s Birthday, and Easter

2016 Aspirations:

  • Knit 10 miles(17.6K yards) of yarn, 27% more than last year.
    So far this year I’ve knit 3,600 yards.  Falling short of 1,500 a month to get to the goal.  But hey I moved.
  • Barn Raising Quilt Year 3: 29 Blanket squares. This is the 3rd year so I need to knit whatever squares are left to be knit.
    -none this month
  • Get stash below 160 miles. -10.7 miles total.
    At 169.0 so down 1 mile! 9 miles to go.
  • Knit 6 sweaters for us: maybe 3 sweaters for me and 2 sweaters for each boy.  That math doesn’t work.
    no movement here
  • 10 Pairs of socks including socks for LT, Dad, Shary, Kevin, Mum.
    Finished Pair for LT.  
  • Languishing Sweaters: Sew Buttons on Jackaroo and wear it.  Finish or Frog!
    Nope.

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

  • 3 Seasons available of Knitting Samurai Podcasts on YouTube. Expectant Knitter (10 episodes), Knitting Samurai Plus 1 (100 episodes), and The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys (35 episodes).
  • wordpress.com carries the 20 most recent episodes and 20 past episodes back to when Roland was born.
  • And you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes as well.

Episode 155: The Move

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Knitting Time:

Where did it go?

We Moved the story 

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  • 3 Seasons available of Knitting Samurai Podcasts on YouTube. Expectant Knitter (10 episodes), Knitting Samurai Plus 1 (100 episodes), and The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys (35 episodes).
  • wordpress.com carries the 20 most recent episodes and 20 past episodes back to when Roland was born.
  • And you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes as well.

Episode 154: Packing?

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Knitting Time:

Finished the second Baa-Ble Hat by Donna Smith using some Alicia Goes Around Penopoly of Peacocks in Deciduous colorway, held double with Leading Men Fiber Arts Callback in All The Way To The Bank alternating with Jill Draper Makes Stuff Splendor Sock in Spinach colorway  . Sheep colors will be Frog Tree Alpaca Sport in  color 005 and Knit Picks Essential Kettle Dyed in Black.  Sky color will be J.Knits Superwash Me Sock in Boston color.  US size 6s – 4.00mm and US size 7s – 4.5mm needles.

Cast on a hat inspired by the Baa-Ble Hat by Donna Smith using some Colorphobia Carnivale in Cherry Chocolate Mash held double with Mountain Colors Crazyfoot in India Paintbox.  Sheep colors will be Frog Tree Alpaca Sport in  color 012.  US size 6s – 4.00mm and US size 7s – 4.5mm needles.  Swapping sheep for one of the stitch patterns in 200 Fair Isle Motifs by Mary Jane Mucklestone.

Sanctuary Socks with Fish Lips Kiss Heel and Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the Sanctuary colorway knit on US size 0s – 2.0mm needles.

LT’s Yoga Socks using Opal Little Prince in color 7764 Auf Seinem Planeten with US size 0 – 2.0mm needles.  Pattern is Pedicure Socks #147 by Patons. Finished!

Boy House Adventures…
Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

  • 3 Seasons available of Knitting Samurai Podcasts on YouTube. Expectant Knitter (10 episodes), Knitting Samurai Plus 1 (100 episodes), and The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys (35 episodes).
  • wordpress.com carries the 20 most recent episodes and 20 past episodes back to when Roland was born.
  • And you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes as well.

Episode 153: Unprecedented!

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Knitting Time:

Cast on Frankenfingers by Elizabeth Green Musselman using Knit Picks Felici in the Rainbow colorway and US size 0 – 2.0mm needles.  For the Suburban Stitcher Rainbow Along for the month of February.

PHI Shawl by Jennifer Dassau using Leading Men Fiber Arts in Show Stopper color Man of Mystery and Into The Whirled Ulundi Sock in the Captain Tightpants color.  US size 6s – 4.0mm needles.   For the Suburban Stitcher Rainbow Along for the month of February.  And SPK’s Don’t Hoard The Precious KAL.

Wonder Wander Mittens by Megan Williams using Knit Picks Swish Worsted in Tidepool Heather and Missions Falls 136 Superwash Merino in 011.  Using US size 3s – 3.25mm and US size 5s – 3.75mm needles.  Finished!

Wearing the Denver Cowl I knit in 2014.

200 Fair Isle Motifs by Mary Jane Mucklestone

LT’s Yoga Socks using Opal Little Prince in color 7764 Auf Seinem Planeten with US size 0 – 2.0mm needles.  Pattern is Pedicure Socks #147 by Patons.

Finished the First  Baa-Ble Hat by Donna Smith using Jill Draper Makes Stuff Splendor Sock in Spinach colorway held double with Into The Whirled Manchester in Mithrandir colorway. Sheep colors were Frog Tree Alpaca Sport in  color 005 and Knit Picks Essential Kettle Dyed in Black.  Sky color was J.Knits Superwash Me Sock in Boston color.  US size 6s – 4.00mm and US size 7s – 4.5mm needles.

Cast on the second Baa-Ble Hat by Donna Smith using some Alicia Goes Around Penopoly of Peacocks in Deciduous colorway, held double with Leading Men Fiber Arts Callback in All The Way To The Bank alternating with Jill Draper Makes Stuff Splendor Sock in Spinach colorway  . Sheep colors will be Frog Tree Alpaca Sport in  color 005 and Knit Picks Essential Kettle Dyed in Black.  Sky color will be J.Knits Superwash Me Sock in Boston color.  US size 6s – 4.00mm and US size 7s – 4.5mm needles.

Boy House Adventures…
Sick Sick Sick boys!
Everything is headed down hill, but in a good way.  Lots of things happening: painting, flooring, new garage door in, sealed the floors, appliances and center rug for the living room bought.

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

  • 3 Seasons available of Knitting Samurai Podcasts on YouTube. Expectant Knitter (10 episodes), Knitting Samurai Plus 1 (100 episodes), and The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys (35 episodes).
  • wordpress.com carries the 20 most recent episodes and 20 past episodes back to when Roland was born.
  • And you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes as well.

Episode 152: Can’t Stop Casting On

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Wearing the Simmer Dim by Gudren Johnston with Socks That Rock Medium Weight.

Knitting Time:

PHI Shawl by Jennifer Dassau using Leading Men Fiber Arts in Show Stopper color Man of Mystery and Into The Whirled Ulundi Sock in the Captain Tightpants color.  US size 6s – 4.0mm needles.   For the Suburban Stitcher Rainbow Along for the month of February.  And SPK’s Don’t Hoard The Precious KAL.

Cast on Mismi Shawl by Andrea Rangel as seen in Knitscene Spring 2016.  Wanted to use some Miss Babs Northumbria in Believable color, bought before I realized I do not like the knitted fabric of BFL.  Needed constrast color and loved the  Leading Men Fiber Arts in Show Stopper color Man of Mystery with it so much I split the cake in half.  Using US size 6s -4.0mm needles.

Modern Tartan Slouch by Talitha Kuomi using Knit Picks Stroll Sport in Rainforest Heather and Navy as well as Fibernymph Dye Works in Happy Camper color from November 2013 Club.  Using US size 3s – 3.25mm needles and US size 5s – 3.75mm needles. -finished!

Cast on the Baa-Ble Hat by Donna Smith using some Jill Draper Makes Stuff Splendor Sock in Spinach colorway with Into The Whirled Manchester in Mithrandir colorway.  US size 6s – 4.00mm needles.

Sanctuary Socks with Fish Lips Kiss Heel and Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the Sanctuary colorway knit on US size 0s – 2.0mm needles.

LT’s Yoga Socks using Opal Little Prince in color 7764 Auf Seinem Planeten with US size 0 – 2.0mm needles.  Pattern is Pedicure Socks #147 by Patons.

 

 

Cast on Frankenfingers by Elizabeth Green Musselman using Knit Picks Felici in the Rainbow colorway and US size 0 – 2.0mm needles.  For the Suburban Stitcher Rainbow Along for the month of February.

Boy House Adventures…
Tristan focus -reading, mastering his fine motor skills, and spelling
Roland working on the writing
House: electrical and plumbing, steve saved us $1.5K, lights: hallways, exterior, bathrooms.  Tiles, Drawer pulls, and towel bars.
Tubs, garage door, door hinges and knobs.
Next weekend appliances and curtains.

2016 Aspirations:

  • Knit 10 miles(17.6K yards) of yarn, 27% more than last year.
    This month 1,060 yards finished -about 1500 a month gets to goal
  • Barn Raising Quilt Year 3: 29 Blanket squares. This is the 3rd year so I need to knit whatever squares are left to be knit.
    -none this month
  • Get stash below 160 miles. -10.7 miles to go.
    At 170.1 so down 1/2 mile, 10 miles to go.
  • Knit 6 sweaters for us: maybe 3 sweaters for me and 2 sweaters for each boy.  That math doesn’t work.
    no movement here
  • 10 Pairs of socks including socks for LT, Dad, Shary, Kevin, Mum.
    Pair for LT and Shary on the needles
  • Languishing Sweaters: Sew Buttons on Jackaroo and wear it.  Finish or Frog!
    Nope.

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

  • 3 Seasons available of Knitting Samurai Podcasts on YouTube. Expectant Knitter (10 episodes), Knitting Samurai Plus 1 (100 episodes), and The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys (35 episodes).
  • wordpress.com carries the 20 most recent episodes and 20 past episodes back to when Roland was born.
  • And you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes as well.

Episode 151: Feeling Shawlish

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Steph’s wearing the Cameo Shawl knit by CrissyTheGreat with Madelinetosh tosh sock in calligraphy and Manor.

Knitting Time:

Shawl evolved based on the View From The Charles Shawl  by Jennifer Lassonde using Into The Whirled Gloucester in July 2013 Club color Qarth.  US size 6 – 4.0mm needles.  Finished!

PHI Shawl by Jennifer Dassau using Leading Men Fiber Arts in Show Stopper color Man of Mystery and Into The Whirled Ulundi Sock in the Captain Tightpants color.  US size 6s – 4.0mm needles.

LT’s Yoga Socks using Opal Little Prince in color 7764 Auf Seinem Planeten with US size 0 – 2.0mm needles.  Pattern is Pedicure Socks #147 by Patons.

Modern Tartan Slouch by Talitha Kuomi using Knit Picks Stroll Sport in Rainforest Heather and Navy as well as Fibernymph Dye Works in Happy Camper color from November 2013 Club.  Using US size 3s – 3.25mm needles and US size 5s – 3.75mm needles.

Boy House Adventures…

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

  • 3 Seasons available of Knitting Samurai Podcasts on YouTube. Expectant Knitter (10 episodes), Knitting Samurai Plus 1 (100 episodes), and The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys (35 episodes).
  • wordpress.com carries the 20 most recent episodes and 20 past episodes back to when Roland was born.
  • And you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes as well.

Episode 150: Cast ON?

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Knitting Time:

Too Much Yellow Socks second one cast.  Online Supersocke 4-Fach Neon Color Two in color 1728.  US size 0 – 2mm needles.  Will do Wendy D. Johnson’s Wendy Knits Toe-Up Slip Stitch Heel pattern.  Finished!

LT’s Yoga Socks using Opal Little Prince in color 7764 Auf Seinem Planeten with US size 0 – 2.0mm needles.  Pattern is Pedicure Socks #147 by Patons.

Wonder Wander Mittens by Megan Williams using Knit Picks Swish Worsted in Tidepool Heather and Missions Falls 136 Superwash Merino in 011.  Using US size 3s – 3.25mm and US size 5s – 3.75mm needles.  First one finished already!

View From The Charles Shawl  by Jennifer Lassonde using Into The Whirled Gloucester in July 2013 Club color Qarth.  US size 6 – 4.0mm needles.  Loving the colors

Knit Scene 

Modern Tartan Slouch by Talitha Kuomi using Knit Picks Stroll Sport in Rainforest Heather and Navy as well as Fibernymph Dye Works in Happy Camper color from November 2013 Club.  Using US size 3s – 3.25mm needles and US size 5s – 3.75mm needles.

Colorwork Knit-A-Long now through January 15th! -Pattern Prize Drawing

Boy House Adventures…

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

  • 3 Seasons available of Knitting Samurai Podcasts on YouTube. Expectant Knitter (10 episodes), Knitting Samurai Plus 1 (100 episodes), and The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys (35 episodes).
  • wordpress.com carries the 20 most recent episodes and 20 past episodes back to when Roland was born.
  • And you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes as well.

Episode 149: Renovations

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Knitting Time:

Too Much Yellow Socks second one cast.  Online Supersocke 4-Fach Neon Color Two in color 1728.  US size 0 – 2mm needles.  Will do Wendy D. Johnson’s Wendy Knits Toe-Up Slip Stitch Heel pattern.

LT’s Yoga Socks using Opal Little Prince in color 7764 Auf Seinem Planeten with US size 0 – 2.0mm needles.  Pattern is Pedicure Socks #147 by Patons.

View From The Charles Shawl  by Jennifer Lassonde using Into The Whirled Gloucester in July 2013 Club color Qarth.  US size 6 – 4.0mm needles.  Loving the colors

Sassy Pants Knitter Podcast

Wonder Wander Mittens by Megan Williams using Knit Picks Swish Worsted in Tidepool Heather and Missions Falls 136 Superwash Merino in 011.  Using US size 3s – 3.25mm and US size 5s – 3.75mm needles.  First one finished already!

Colorwork Knit-A-Long now through January 15th! -Pattern Prize Drawing

Save The Baby Whales! by Sargantana with some Cascade 220 Heathers in color 1910 Summer Sky Heather using US size 4 -3.5mm and US size 6 -4.0mm needles.  Making it a Henley of course and knitting the 2-3year size for Tristan.

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

  • 3 Seasons available of Knitting Samurai Podcasts on YouTube. Expectant Knitter (10 episodes), Knitting Samurai Plus 1 (100 episodes), and The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys (35 episodes).
  • wordpress.com carries the 20 most recent episodes and 20 past episodes back to when Roland was born.
  • And you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes as well.

Episode 148: 2015 Review

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Knitting starts at the 11 minute 30 second mark.

Octonauts TV show

Knitting Time:

Dad’s Neon Socks are finished!  Using Fish Lips Kiss Heel by Socks Therapist and Online SUpersocks 4 Neon Color in color 1754 Black.  US size 1s – 2.25 needles, feel hugh!

Too Much Yellow Socks second one cast.  Online Supersocke 4-Fach Neon Color Two in color 1728.  US size 0 – 2mm needles.  Will do Wendy D. Johnson’s Wendy Knits Toe-Up Slip Stitch Heel pattern.

Colorwork Knit-A-Long now through January 15th! -Pattern Prize Drawing

Using “Ho, Ho, Ho” Chrsitmas Orniments by Mary Triplett with some new Knit Picks Palette in Raspberry Heather and Blush, along with Knit Picks Stroll Heathers in Firecracker Heather.  Knit Picks Stroll Glimmer in White.  The Teacher and Family Bunch are finished, the Coworker and friends groups to go.  Need to do 1 a day from here on out.

Save The Baby Whales! by Sargantana with some Cascade 220 Heathers in color 1910 Summer Sky Heather using US size 4 -3.5mm and US size 6 -4.0mm needles.  Making it a Henley of course and knitting the 2-3year size for Tristan.

Sweater KAL in January…take an F!

Really thinking about knitting colorwork mitts, winter is coming hat for nate, and view from the charles shawl.

View From The Charles Shawl  by Jennifer Lassonde using Into The Whirled Gloucester in July 2013 Club color Qarth.  US size 6 – 4.0mm needles.  Loving the colors

2015 Recap:

Projects: 34 Projects for 14.7K yards, down from 64 projects last year and 16.4K yards.

For Others: 23 of the 34 projects were knit for others…68% of my knitting.

Most Yards: used in one project was Tristan’s Barn Raising Quilt for 2.1K yards.  Followed by Miranda Sweater for me for 1.1K yards.

Least Yards: used were the Magic Slippers for Ro for 112 yards.

Worsted vs Finger: 1 Bulky Project, 8 Worsted weight Projects, 5 Sport weight, and 19 Fingering weight.

Socks, sweaters, hats: Knit 1- blanket, hat, pair of slippers.  Knit 2 –kids sweaters, and pairs of mittens.  Knit 3 –Shawls and Adult sweaters.  Knit 7 Baby Sweaters.  Knit 8 Dinner Napkins.  Knit 10 Pairs of Socks.  Knit 23 Ornaments.

Least Enjoyable to knit: Easy Boomarang with Done Roving, didn’t like the color. Lesson there.

Most Enjoyable to Knit: Suzanne’s Little Guy’s Anders, first one, color work magic, and small.

Best Finished Object: county ribbon at the fair: Tristan’s BRQ Blanket

Most Worn Finished Object: Frankenfingers or Grace Sweater

Mission 2015:

A Pair a Month: 12 Pairs of Socks -9 Pairs so 75% completed!

  • Cake Pops
  • Harvey Socks for Mum
  • Potty Socks
  • Jupiter Ascending Socks
  • Narnia Socks
  • Starter Socks for Steve
  • Blue That Sings Socks
  • Christmas Tree Socks
  • Dad’s Neon Socks

3 Years to Build a Barn: Year 2: 16 to 22 Squares –On Track here!

  • 16 Squares Completed

2 Sweaters for Me Yay! 3 Completed!

  • Miranda Finished
  • Grace Finished
  • 2010 Cardigan Finished

Rhinebeck/Thanksgiving/Christmas Sweaters for Tristan and Roland -On Track!

  • Tristan’s Anders sweater finished
  • Roland’s Anders sweater in finished
  • Tristan’s Save the Baby Whales Sweater in progress

End with Less than 2014 ended with

Stash Less than 164 Miles at year end.

WIPS Less than 29 projects at year end. 15 would be a stretch goal here.

  • Current Stash Mileage – 171 -flat to last month.
  • Current WIPs 13 Projects! 3 active & 9 Hibernating -down 1 to last month. I’ve made it!
    • brought two pairs of socks back into rotation and finished 2 pairs.

Starting to think about next year….6 sweaters for us.

2016 Aspirations:

  • Knit 10 miles of yarn, 27% more than last year.
  • Barn Raising Quilt Year 3: 29 Blanket squares. This is the 3rd year so I need to knit whatever squares are left to be knit.
  • Get stash below 160 miles. -10.7 miles to go.
  • Knit 6 sweaters for us: maybe 3 sweaters for me and 2 sweaters for each boy.  That math doesn’t work.
  • 10 Pairs of socks including socks for LT, Dad, Shary, Kevin, Mum.
  • Langishing Sweaters: Sew Buttons on Jackaroo and wear it.  Finish or Frog the 3 Hybernating Sweaters: Vodka Gimlet , Melrose Peacoat , and the Peasy .

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

  • 3 Seasons available of Knitting Samurai Podcasts on YouTube. Expectant Knitter (10 episodes), Knitting Samurai Plus 1 (100 episodes), and The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys (35 episodes).
  • wordpress.com carries the 20 most recent episodes and 20 past episodes back to when Roland was born.
  • And you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes as well.

Episode 147: Friday Before Christmas

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Knitting Time:

Gale’s Art Special Secret Sock Blank in Christmas Tree for the Boxed Heel by Janel Rockwell.  Fish Lips Kiss Heel by Socks Therapist for the second sock for the win!  Using US size 0s – 2.0mm needles.  Not a fan of the Boxed Heel, didn’t get counts exactly right.  Love the FLK heel on the second one.

Using “Ho, Ho, Ho” Chrsitmas Orniments by Mary Triplett with some new Knit Picks Palette in Raspberry Heather and Blush, along with Knit Picks Stroll Heathers in Firecracker Heather.  Knit Picks Stroll Glimmer in White.  The Teacher and Family Bunch are finished, the Coworker and friends groups to go.  Need to do 1 a day from here on out.

Colorwork Knit-A-Long now through January 15th!

Next up for me on that front are the DK weight Wonder Wander Mittens by Megan Williams.

Save The Baby Whales! by Sargantana with some Cascade 220 Heathers in color 1910 Summer Sky Heather using US size 4 -3.5mm and US size 6 -4.0mm needles.  Making it a Henley of course and knitting the 2-3year size for Tristan.

Needed some party knitting so pulled these socks out of hibernation, Dad’s Neon Socks using Wendy Johnson’s Slip Stitch Heel Socks using Online SUpersocks 4 Neon Color in color 1754 Black.  US size 1s – 2.25 needles, feel hugh!

Reminder Sweater KAL in January…should we all do the same pattern? designer? opionons?

How do you feel about more a video log format like Thanksgiving?  Or do you prefer and host sharing information format?

2016 Aspirations?

Some thoughts:

  1. Knit 10 miles of yarn. Or whatever is a 20% lift over 2015 total amount.
  2. 16-22 Blanket squares. This is the 3rd year so I need to knit whatever squares are left to be knit.
  3. Get stash below 160 miles.
  4. Knit 3 sweaters for me
  5. Knit 2 sweaters for each boy -little boy
  6. Pair of socks for LT, Dad, Shary, Kevin, Mum.
  7. Join 5 KALs
  8. Knitted Mood Blanket – one square each week signifying my overall mood(s) from the past week -this is Heather219 ‘s idea but I love it. SO somehow work this into my goals.
  9. Fair Isle Vest for me.
  10. Sew Buttons on Jackaroo and wear it.
  11. Finish or Frog the 3 Hybernating Sweaters: Vodka Gimlet , Melrose Peacoat , and the Peasy .

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

  • 3 Seasons available of Knitting Samurai Podcasts on YouTube. Expectant Knitter (10 episodes), Knitting Samurai Plus 1 (100 episodes), and The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys (35 episodes).
  • wordpress.com carries the 20 most recent episodes and 20 past episodes back to when Roland was born.
  • And you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes as well.

Episode 146: Santas and a Christmas Tree

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Knitting Time:

It’s an ornament kind of year.  Snowball Buddies 2 years ago went over well.  This year Santas.  Overzealous of course.  Ordered some blush colored yarn for skin, didn’t have any.  Needed sparkly white and red yarns as well.  Charted it out 9  for Thanksgiving Family gathering, 12 for Teachers and Family, 11 for Coworkers.  I know it’s crazy.  US size 0s -2mm needles.  Using “Ho, Ho, Ho” Chrsitmas Orniments by Mary Triplett with some new Knit Picks Palette in Raspberry Heather and Blush, along with Knit Picks Stroll Glimmer in Pomegranate and White along with, leftovers of Oasis Sock in Peach Cobbler.

Too Much Yellow Socks back in action.  Dinner with friends  needed a mindless project.  Online Supersocke 4-Fach Neon Color Two in color 1728.  US size 0 – 2mm needles.  Will do Wendy D. Johnson’s Wendy Knits Toe-Up Slip Stitch Heel pattern.  My go to pattern.  One sock complete.

Colorwork Knit-A-Long now through January 15th!

Megan Williams’ Pattern: Wonder Wander Mittens.  Not released yet.

Save The Baby Whales! by Sargantana with some Cascade 220 Heathers in color 1910 Summer Sky Heather using US size 4 -3.5mm and US size 6 -4.0mm needles.  Making it a Henley of course and knitting the 2-3year size for Tristan.

 

Gale’s Art Special Secret Sock Blank in Christmas Tree for the Boxed Heel by Janel Rockwell.  Using US size 0s – 2.0mm needles.  Not a fan of the heel, didn’t get counts exactly right but will do a regular short row heel on the second one.  Second one in progress.

Mission 2015:

A Pair a Month: 12 Pairs of Socks -7 Pairs -but taking a break

  • Cake Pops
  • Harvey Socks for Mum
  • Potty Socks
  • Jupiter Ascending Socks
  • Narnia Socks
  • Starter Socks for Steve
  • Blue That Sings Socks

3 Years to Build a Barn: Year 2: 16 to 22 Squares –On Track here!

  • 16 Squares Completed

2 Sweaters for Me Yay! 3 Completed!

  • Miranda Finished
  • Grace Finished
  • 2010 Cardigan Finished

Rhinebeck/Thanksgiving/Christmas Sweaters for Tristan and Roland -On Track!

  • Tristan’s Anders sweater finished
  • Roland’s Anders sweater in finished
  • Tristan’s Save the Baby Whales Sweater in progress

End with Less than 2014 ended with

Stash Less than 164 Miles at year end.

WIPS Less than 29 projects at year end. 15 would be a stretch goal here.

  • Current Stash Mileage -need to knit 6 miles!  171 -up a quarter  mile from last month.
  • Current WIPs 14 Projects! 4 active & 10 Hibernating -down 1 to last month. I’ve made it!
    • Finished 2 Anders and replaced with 1 colorwork sweater

Starting to think about next year….6 sweaters for us.

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

  • 3 Seasons available of Knitting Samurai Podcasts on YouTube. Expectant Knitter (10 episodes), Knitting Samurai Plus 1 (100 episodes), and The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys (35 episodes).
  • wordpress.com carries the 20 most recent episodes and 20 past episodes back to when Roland was born.
  • And you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes as well.

Episode 145: Our Thanksgiving

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Knitting Time:

It’s an ornament kind of year.  Snowball Buddies 2 years ago went over well.  This year Santas.  Overzealous of course.  Ordered some blush colored yarn for skin, didn’t have any.  Needed sparkly white and red yarns as well.  Charted it out 9  for Thanksgiving Family gathering, 12 for Teachers and Family, 11 for Coworkers.  I know it’s crazy.  US size 0s -2mm needles.  Using “Ho, Ho, Ho” Chrsitmas Orniments by Mary Triplett with some leftovers in Oasis Sock in Peach Cobbler, Louet Gems Sportweight in White, and Happy Feet Plymouth in Cranberry.

Save The Baby Whales! by Sargantana with some Cascade 220 Heathers in color 1910 Summer Sky Heather using US size 4 -3.5mm and US size 6 -4.0mm needles.  Making it a Henley of course and knitting the 2-3year size for Tristan.

Colorwork Knit-A-Long now through January 15th!

Gale’s Art Special Secret Sock Blank in Christmas Tree for the Boxed Heel by Janel Rockwell.  Using US size 0s – 2.0mm needles.  Not a fan of the heel, didn’t get counts exactly right but will do a regular short row heel on the second one.  Starting second one.

Too Much Yellow Socks back in action.  Dinner with friends  needed a mindless project.  Online Supersocke 4-Fach Neon Color Two in color 1728.  US size 0 – 2mm needles.  Will do Wendy D. Johnson’s Wendy Knits Toe-Up Slip Stitch Heel pattern.  My go to pattern.  One heel completed.

 

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

  • 3 Seasons available of Knitting Samurai Podcasts on YouTube. Expectant Knitter (10 episodes), Knitting Samurai Plus 1 (100 episodes), and The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys (35 episodes).
  • wordpress.com carries the 20 most recent episodes and 20 past episodes back to when Roland was born.
  • And you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes as well.

Episode 144: Contract

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Knitting Time:

Gale’s Art Special Secret Sock Blank in Christmas Tree for the Boxed Heel by Janel Rockwell.  Using US size 0s – 2.0mm needles.  Not a fan of the heel, didn’t get counts exactly right but will do a regular short row heel on the second one.

Too Much Yellow Socks back in action.  Dinner with friends  needed a mindless project.  Online Supersocke 4-Fach Neon Color Two in color 1728.  US size 0 – 2mm needles.  Will do Wendy D. Johnson’s Wendy Knits Toe-Up Slip Stitch Heel pattern.  My go to pattern.

Boy-Ventures:

Great time at the park, with sweaters means new intro.

We’re under contract.

Knitting Time -more:

Rainbow Anders by Sorren Kerr is a Henley Pullover Sweater -size 12 month.  Using US size 6s, 4.0mm needles, and Classic Elite Yarns Liberty Wool in the colorway 7842: Pink Interruption. -Finished!

Anders by Sorren Kerr is a Henley Pullover Sweater -size 12 month for Steve’s Friend.  Using Louet Gems Sportweight in blue and  US size 4s, 3.5mm and US size 6s, 4.0mm needles. -Finished!

Cast on Save The Baby Whales! by Sargantana with some Cascade 220 Heathers in color 1910 Summer Sky Heather using US size 4 -3.5mm and US size 6 -4.0mm needles.  Making it a henley of course and knitting the 2-3year size for Tristan.

Colorwork Knit-A-Long now through January 15th!

How Cold Is It? Mittens by Drunk Girl Designs.  Using Leading Men Fiber Arts Callback in The Haunted Woods and Nude Scene.  US size 4s, 3.5mm -Frogged

CHRISTMAS KNITTING HAS BEGUN!  It’s an orniment kind of year.  Snowball Buddies 2 years ago went over well.  This year Santas.  Overzealous of course.  Ordered some blush colored yarn for skin, didn’t have any.  Needed sparkly white and red yarns as well.  Charted it out 9  for Thanksgiving Family gathering, 12 for Teachers and Family, 11 for Coworkers.  I know it’s crazy.  US size 0s -2mm needles.  Using “Ho, Ho, Ho” Chrsitmas Orniments by Mary Triplett with some leftovers in Oasis Sock in Peach Cobbler, Louet Gems Sportweight in White, and Happy Feet Plymouth in Cranberry.

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

  • 3 Seasons available of Knitting Samurai Podcasts on YouTube. Expectant Knitter (10 episodes), Knitting Samurai Plus 1 (100 episodes), and The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys (35 episodes).
  • wordpress.com carries the 20 most recent episodes and 20 past episodes back to when Roland was born.
  • And you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes as well.

Episode 143: Counting

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Thank you Elenorgamgee,and Fraydele and Irish for buttonband classes and resources.

Knitting Time:

Roland’s Flax and Anders Hybrid, my Third Anders Sweater. I really like this sweater.  Flax by TinCanKnits for the gauge, sizing, correct measurements, and construction.   Anders by Sorren Kerr is for the Henley construction and colorwork.  Knitting the 26″ Chest size.  Using Leading Men Fiber Arts Dramaturg in Queens of the Sea and Nude Scene.  US size 6s, 4.0mm needles. -10 rows of colorwork and sleeves to go.

Anders by Sorren Kerr is a Henley Pullover Sweater -size 12 month for Steve’s Friend.  Using Louet Gems Sportweight in blue and  US size 4s, 3.5mm and US size 6s, 4.0mm needles.

Southern Girl Knits Podcast

Rainbow Anders by Sorren Kerr is a Henley Pullover Sweater -size 12 month.  Using US size 6s, 4.0mm needles, and Classic Elite Yarns Liberty Wool in the colorway 7842: Pink Interruption.

Cast on the How Cold Is It? Mittens by Drunk Girl Designs.  Using Leading Men Fiber Arts Callback in The Haunted Woods and Nude Scene.  US size 4s, 3.5mm

Frankenfingers by Elizabeth Green Musselman using US size 1.5 – 2.5mm needles.  Yarn is an Opal Schafpate in color 8120 GL Cksbringer.  Score them an 85.

Gale’s Art Special Secret Sock Blank in Christmas Tree for the Boxed Heel by Janel Rockwell.  Using US size 0s – 2.0mm needles.

3 Years to Build a Barn: is my Barn Raising Quilt by Larissa Brown and Shelley Mackie.  Using US size 2 – 2.75mm needles.

Boy-Ventures:

Happy Birthday Uncle Nate

 

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

  • 3 Seasons available of Knitting Samurai Podcasts on YouTube. Expectant Knitter (10 episodes), Knitting Samurai Plus 1 (100 episodes), and The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys (35 episodes).
  • wordpress.com carries the 20 most recent episodes and 20 past episodes back to when Roland was born.
  • And you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes as well.

Episode 142: Apple Pie Not The Big Apple

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Knitting Time:

Provence Baby Cardigan by Cecily Glowik MacDonald in Berroco Vintage in color 5122.  Cast on May 2011 and it’s October 2015, time to be done.  Knitting on US size 6s – 4mm needles.

Roland’s Flax and Anders Hybrid, my Third Anders Sweater. I really like this sweater.  Flax by TinCanKnits for the gauge, sizing, correct measurements, and construction.   Anders by Sorren Kerr is for the Henley construction and colorwork.  Knitting the 26″ Chest size.  Using Leading Men Fiber Arts Dramaturg in Queens of the Sea and Nude Scene.  US size 6s, 4.0mm needles. -10 rows of colorwork and sleeves to go.

Anders by Sorren Kerr is a Henley Pullover Sweater -size 12 month for Steve’s Friend.  Using Louet Gems Sportweight in blue and  US size 4s, 3.5mm and US size 6s, 4.0mm needles.

The Grace by Jane Richmond using Tahki Yarns New Tweed in color 33. Using US size 7s – 4.5mm and 8s – 5.0mm needles.

Frankenfingers by Elizabeth Green Musselman using US size 1.5 – 2.5mm needles.  Yarn is an Opal Schafpate in color 8120 GL Cksbringer

Gale’s Art Special Secret Sock Blank in Christmas Tree for the Boxed Heel by Janel Rockwell.  Using US size 0s – 2.0mm needles.

3 Years to Build a Barn: is my Barn Raising Quilt by Larissa Brown and Shelley Mackie.  Using US size 2 – 2.75mm needles.

Boy-Ventures:

Ball fields and Halloween 2015

Mission 2015:

A Pair a Month: 12 Pairs of Socks -7 Pairs -but taking a break

  • Cake Pops
  • Harvey Socks for Mum
  • Potty Socks
  • Jupiter Ascending Socks
  • Narnia Socks
  • Starter Socks for Steve
  • Blue That Sings Socks

3 Years to Build a Barn: Year 2: 16 to 22 Squares –On Track here!

  • 16 Squares Completed

2 Sweaters for Me Yay! 3 Completed!

  • Miranda Finished
  • Grace Finished
  • 2010 Cardigan Finished

Rhinebeck/Thanksgiving/Christmas Sweaters for Tristan and Roland -On Track!

  • Tristan’s Anders sweater finished
  • Roland’s Anders sweater in progress

End with Less than 2014 ended with

Stash Less than 164 Miles at year end.

WIPS Less than 29 projects at year end. 15 would be a stretch goal here.

  • Current Stash Mileage -need to knit 6 miles!  170.8 -up half a mile from last month.
  • Current WIPs 15 Projects! 6 active & 9 Hibernating -down 1 to last month. I’ve made it!
    • Frogged 1965 Armwarmers
    • Finished Provence Baby Cardigan

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

  • 3 Seasons available of Knitting Samurai Podcasts on YouTube. Expectant Knitter (10 episodes), Knitting Samurai Plus 1 (100 episodes), and The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys (35 episodes).
  • wordpress.com carries the 20 most recent episodes and 20 past episodes back to when Roland was born.
  • And you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes as well.

Episode 141: October

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

2010 Cardigan by Verra Valimaki knit with Valley Yarns Northhampton Bulky.

Harvest Moon Sweater by Heidi Kirrmaier using Miss Babs Yowza in Homestead.

Life and Rhinebeck Recap lead the show.

Gale’s Art Wonder Sock in Graffiti and Asphalt

Gale’s Art Special Secret Sock Blank in Christmas Tree

Baa-ble Hat by Donna Smith

Miss Babs Yowza in Zombie Prom

Miss Babs Yummy 2-Ply Toes in Blackwatch, Zombie Reunion, and Spread Your Wings

Knitting Time:

Roland’s Flax and Anders Hybrid, my Third Anders Sweater. I really like this sweater.  Flax by TinCanKnits for the gauge, sizing, correct measurements, and construction.   Anders by Sorren Kerr is for the Henley construction and colorwork.  Knitting the 26″ Chest size.  Using Leading Men Fiber Arts Dramaturg in Queens of the Sea and Nude Scene.  US size 6s, 4.0mm needles. -10 rows of colorwork and sleeves to go.

Anders by Sorren Kerr is a Henley Pullover Sweater -size 12 month for Steve’s Friend.  Using Louet Gems Sportweight in blue and  US size 4s, 3.5mm and US size 6s, 4.0mm needles.

Provence Baby Cardigan by Cecily Glowik MacDonald in Berroco Vintage in color 5122.  Cast on May 2011 and it’s October 2015, time to be done.  Knitting on US size 6s – 4mm needles.

What’s New or Next?

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

  • 3 Seasons available of Knitting Samurai Podcasts on YouTube. Expectant Knitter (10 episodes), Knitting Samurai Plus 1 (100 episodes), and The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys (35 episodes).
  • wordpress.com carries the 20 most recent episodes and 20 past episodes back to when Roland was born.
  • And you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes as well.

Episode 140: Lunchtime

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Knitting Time:

Anders by Sorren Kerr is a Henley Pullover Sweater -size 18-24 months for Tristan.  Using Leading Men Fiber Arts Callback in Orchard Slope and Nude Scene.  US size 4s, 3.5mm and US size 6s, 4.0mm needles.  Finished!

Roland’s Flax and Anders Hybrid, my Third Anders Sweater. I really like this sweater.  Flax by TinCanKnits for the gauge, sizing, correct measurements, and construction.   Anders by Sorren Kerr is for the Henley construction and colorwork.  Knitting the 26″ Chest size.  Using Leading Men Fiber Arts Dramaturg in Queens of the Sea and Nude Scene.  US size 6s, 4.0mm needles. -10 rows of colorwork and sleeves to go.

Anders by Sorren Kerr is a Henley Pullover Sweater -size 12 month for Steve’s Friend.  Using Louet Gems Sportweight in blue and  US size 4s, 3.5mm and US size 6s, 4.0mm needles.

Provence Baby Cardigan by Cecily Glowik MacDonald in Berroco Vintage in color 5122.  Cast on May 2011 and it’s October 2015, time to be done.  Knitting on US size 6s – 4mm needles.

What’s New or Next?

A member of the group Akamillie is doing her Internship in Clinical Counseling. She is using Knitting to teach people to knit mindfully bringing them time for self-care and peace. She is looking for acrylic or wool yarn donations, DK-Aran weight as well as needles in the range of 7-10. If you’re interested in donating get in touch with Emily, Akamillie via ravelry. And Emily sends A big pre-thank you to everyone who is willing to donate!!!!

Boy-Ventures:

Rhinebeck is coming!

 

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

  • 3 Seasons available of Knitting Samurai Podcasts on YouTube. Expectant Knitter (10 episodes), Knitting Samurai Plus 1 (100 episodes), and The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys (35 episodes).
  • wordpress.com carries the 20 most recent episodes and 20 past episodes back to when Roland was born.
  • And you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes as well.

Episode 139: All Anders All The Time

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Knitting Time:

Anders by Sorren Kerr is a Henley Pullover Sweater -size 18-24 months for Tristan.  Using Leading Men Fiber Arts Callback in Orchard Slope and Nude Scene.  US size 4s, 3.5mm and US size 6s, 4.0mm needles.  Ran out of yarn!

Roland’s Flax and Anders Hybrid, my Third Anders Sweater. I really like this sweater.  Flax by TinCanKnits for the gauge, sizing, correct measurements, and construction.   Anders by Sorren Kerr is for the Henley construction and colorwork.  Knitting the 26″ Chest size.  Using Leading Men Fiber Arts Dramaturg in Queens of the Sea and Nude Scene.  US size 6s, 4.0mm needles. -Just past armhole.

Frankenfingers by Elizabeth Green Musselman using US size 1.5 – 2.5mm needles.  Yarn is an Opal Schafpate in color 8120 GL Cksbringer

What’s New or Next?

A member of the group Akamillie is doing her Internship in Clinical Counseling. She is using Knitting to teach people to knit mindfully bringing them time for self-care and peace. She is looking for acrylic or wool yarn donations, DK-Aran weight as well as needles in the range of 7-10. If you’re interested in donating get in touch with Emily, Akamillie via ravelry. And Emily sends A big pre-thank you to everyone who is willing to donate!!!!

Trip to Webs!  Ro was my yarn-assistant.  Insisted we buy blue yarn for a sweater for him.

Boy-Ventures:

Rhinebeck is coming!

Mission 2015:

A Pair a Month: 12 Pairs of Socks -7 Pairs -but taking a break

  • Cake Pops
  • Harvey Socks for Mum
  • Potty Socks
  • Jupiter Ascending Socks
  • Narnia Socks
  • Starter Socks for Steve
  • Blue That Sings Socks

3 Years to Build a Barn: Year 2: 16 to 22 Squares –on track here!

  • 12 Squares Completed

2 Sweaters for Me Yay! 3 Completed!

  • Miranda Finished
  • Grace Finished
  • 2010 Cardigan Finished

Rhinebeck/Thanksgiving/Christmas Sweaters for Tristan and Roland

  • Two Anders sweaters on the needles, Tristan’s is almost done.

End with Less than 2014 ended with

Stash Less than 164 Miles at year end.

WIPS Less than 29 projects at year end. 15 would be a stretch goal here.

  • Current Stash Mileage -up a quarter mile.  169.9 -up half a mile from last month.
  • Current WIPs 16 Projects! 5 active & 11 Hibernating -down 1 to last month. Down 1 more and I’ve made it!
    • Frogged Sideways in Lace vest
    • Frogged Traversing cardigan

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

  • 3 Seasons available of Knitting Samurai Podcasts on YouTube. Expectant Knitter (10 episodes), Knitting Samurai Plus 1 (100 episodes), and The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys (35 episodes).
  • wordpress.com carries the 20 most recent episodes and 20 past episodes back to when Roland was born.
  • And you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes as well.

Episode 138: Quick Trip to Rye

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Knitting Time:

Anders by Sorren Kerr is a Henley Pullover Sweater -size 18-24 months for Tristan.  Using Leading Men Fiber Arts Callback in Orchard Slope and Nude Scene.  US size 4s, 3.5mm and US size 6s, 4.0mm needles.  Ran out of yarn!

Roland’s Flax and Anders Hybrid, my Third Anders Sweater. I really like this sweater.  Flax by TinCanKnits for the gauge, sizing, correct measurements, and construction.   Anders by Sorren Kerr is for the Henley construction and colorwork.  Knitting the 26″ Chest size.  Using Leading Men Fiber Arts Dramaturg in Queens of the Sea and Nude Scene.  US size 6s, 4.0mm needles. -Just past armhole.

Frankenfingers by Elizabeth Green Musselman using US size 1.5 – 2.5mm needles.  Yarn is an Opal Schafpate in color 8120 GL Cksbringer

What’s New or Next?

A member of the group Akamillie is doing her Internship in Clinical Counseling. She is using Knitting to teach people to knit mindfully bringing them time for self-care and peace. She is looking for acrylic or wool yarn donations, DK-Aran weight as well as needles in the range of 7-10. If you’re interested in donating get in touch with Emily, Akamillie via ravelry. And Emily sends A big pre-thank you to everyone who is willing to donate!!!!

Winter Is Coming Mittens

Boy-Ventures

Rye Harbor State Park

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

  • 3 Seasons available of Knitting Samurai Podcasts on YouTube. Expectant Knitter (10 episodes), Knitting Samurai Plus 1 (100 episodes), and The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys (35 episodes).
  • wordpress.com carries the 20 most recent episodes and 20 past episodes back to when Roland was born.
  • And you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes as well.

Episode 137: We’re Mobile Again

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Trip to the UFO Bin!

Knitting Time:

Anders by Sorren Kerr is a Henley Pullover Sweater -first for Suzanne’s guy.  3 Month sized.  Using Leading Men Fiber Arts Callback in All The Way to the Bank and Nude Scene.  US size 4s, 3.5mm and US size 6s, 4.0mm needles. -Finished with ends woven in and buttons sewn on.  Just need to block it.

Anders by Sorren Kerr is a Henley Pullover Sweater -size 18-24 months for Tristan.  Using Leading Men Fiber Arts Callback in Orchard Slope and Nude Scene.  US size 4s, 3.5mm and US size 6s, 4.0mm needles.

 

Frankenfingers by Elizabeth Green Musselman using US size 1.5 – 2.5mm needles.  Yarn is an Opal Schafpate in color 8120 GL Cksbringer

What’s New or Next?

Winter Is Coming Mittens

Boy-Ventures

Odiorne State Park -knitting my on the beach

Tristan’s working on head, shoulder, knees, and toes

Boys visiting the goats at the Apple Orchard

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

  • 3 Seasons available of Knitting Samurai Podcasts on YouTube. Expectant Knitter (10 episodes), Knitting Samurai Plus 1 (100 episodes), and The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys (35 episodes).
  • wordpress.com carries the 20 most recent episodes and 20 past episodes back to when Roland was born.
  • And you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes as well.

Episode 136: Ro is 4!

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Knitting Time:
Second Luna Viridis Cowl by Hillary Smith Callis hybrid with Age of Brass and Steam by Orange Flower Yarn Using Claudia Handpaints Fingering in the Rock Creek Colorway and US size 6 – 4.0mm neddles.

Frankenfingers by Elizabeth Green Musselman using US size 1.5 – 2.5mm needles.  Yarn is an Opal Schafpate in color 8120 GL Cksbringer

Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman. White Birch Fiber Arts 80/20 Merino Nylon Self-Striping in the Tan, Rested, and Ready colorway. Mixed in some Fibernymph Dye Works Bounce in the Summer Squash colorway. US size 4s, 3.5mm needles. -Finished!

Anders by Sorren Kerr is a Henley Pullover Sweater -first for Suzanne’s guy.  Using Leading Men Fiber Arts Callback in All The Way to the Bank and Nude Scene.  US size 4s, 3.5mm needles.

What’s New or Next?

Heidi And Lana Stitch Markers

Winter Is Coming Mittens

Boy-Ventures

Birthday Party!

Mission 2015:

A Pair a Month: 12 Pairs of Socks -7 Pairs -but taking a break

  • Cake Pops
  • Harvey Socks for Mum
  • Potty Socks
  • Jupiter Ascending Socks
  • Narnia Socks
  • Starter Socks for Steve
  • Blue That Sings Socks

3 Years to Build a Barn: Year 2: 16 to 22 Squares –on track here!

  • 12 Squares Completed

2 Sweaters for Me Yay! 3 Completed!

  • Miranda Finished
  • Grace Finished
  • 2010 Cardigan Finished

Rhinebeck/Thanksgiving/Christmas Sweaters for Tristan and Roland

  • Bookish Stitcher has inspired me for Stranded Matching Sweaters

End with Less than 2014 ended with

Stash Less than 164 Miles at year end.

WIPS Less than 29 projects at year end. 15 would be a stretch goal here.

  • Current Stash Mileage -up a quarter mile.  169.4 -bought 2 sweaters worth of yarn.
  • Current WIPS 17 Projects! 4 active & 13 Hibernating -down 1 to last month (an active, need to frog a sweater today)
    • Finished Tristan’s Blanket which was long term

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

  • 3 Seasons available of Knitting Samurai Podcasts on YouTube. Expectant Knitter (10 episodes), Knitting Samurai Plus 1 (100 episodes), and The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys (35 episodes).
  • wordpress.com carries the 20 most recent episodes and 20 past episodes back to when Roland was born.
  • And you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes as well.

Episode 135: A 98!

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

YouTube update: Knitting Samurai Plus 1 is now completely on YouTube!  Over 100 subscribers there.  Thank you!  Made some playlists, getting more comfortable with that site.

Knitting Time:
Second Easy by Martina Behm using new needles 24″ cable. Using US size 3 – 3.25mm needles. Using Coulrophobia Carnivale in the Self-Striping Spring Jeans colorway. -Finished!

Luna Viridis Cowl by Hillary Smith Callis using 3 Waters Farm KnitGirllls Knit-A-Long colorway: Honky Tonk.  Using US size 6 – 4.0mm neddles. -Finished!

Second Luna Viridis Cowl by Hillary Smith Callis hybrid with Age of Brass and Steam by Orange Flower Yarn Using Claudia Handpaints Fingering in the Rock Creek Colorway and US size 6 – 4.0mm neddles.

Sprout Baby Blanket knit in April 2011.  Sprout Pattern is by Hanna Breetz and mine was knit with Spud and Chloe Sweater a 55% Wool, 45% Cotton yarn.

Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman. White Birch Fiber Arts 80/20 Merino Nylon Self-Striping in the Tan, Rested, and Ready colorway. Mixed in some Fibernymph Dye Works Bounce in the Summer Squash colorway. US size 4s, 3.5mm needles.

Frankenfingers by Elizabeth Green Musselman using US size 1.5 – 2.5mm needles.  Yarn is an Opal Schafpate in color 8120 GL Cksbringer

What’s New or Next?

Anders by Sorren Kerr is a Henley Pullover Sweater -for Tris

Winter Is Coming Mittens

Boy-Ventures

Playground

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

  • 3 Seasons available of Knitting Samurai Podcasts on YouTube. Expectant Knitter (10 episodes), Knitting Samurai Plus 1 (100 episodes), and The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys (35 episodes).
  • wordpress.com carries the 20 most recent episodes and 20 past episodes back to when Roland was born.
  • And you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes as well.

Episode 134: Barn Raising Quilt

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Knitting Time:
Tristan’s BRQ! By Shelley Mackie & Larissa Brown Using US size 2s – 2.75mm needles. Using Opal Rainforest, Fibernymph Bounce, and Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stopper in Dipping Sauce.  Is Finished!

Working on my project history BRQ blanket.  BRQ Squares By Shelley Mackie & Larissa Brown Using US size 2s – 2.75mm needles.

Second Easy by Martina Behm using new needles 24″ cable. Using US size 3 – 3.25mm needles. Using Coulrophobia Carnivale in the Self-Striping Spring Jeans colorway.

Hello!  Stephanie Circa 2010!  2 Shawls on the needles!

Knit 1 Heart 2 Comfort Shawl Charity KAL/CAL

Luna Viridis Cowl by Hillary Smith Callis using 3 Waters Farm KnitGirllls Knit-A-Long colorway: Honky Tonk.  Using US size 6 – 4.0mm neddles.

Frankenfingers by Elizabeth Green Musselman using US size 1.5 – 2.5mm needles.  Yarn is an Opal.

What’s New or Next?

Yarn from Stockinette Zombies Self-Striping KAL. Two Sisters

Winter Is Coming Mittens

Stash Dash 2015

Finished!  Blanket was 2,186 yards once edging was applied.  6,267 yards  yay!

Boy-Ventures

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

Knitting Samurai podcast has had many incarnations…

  • First there was The Expectant Knitter detailing Steph’s adventures during her first pregnancy. There are 33 Episodes spanning January 2010 to September 2011.
  • Next came The Knitting Samurai Plus 1 detailing life from the birth of Steph’s first son to the first few months of her second son’s life. There are 102 Episodes available spanning September 2011 to September 2014.
  • Most recently The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys has begun starting in September 2014

Episode 133: Schowl to the Rescue

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Knitting Time:
Tristan’s BRQ! By Shelley Mackie & Larissa Brown Using US size 2s – 2.75mm needles. Using Opal Rainforest, Fibernymph Bounce, and Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stopper in Dipping Sauce. 24 completed squares for T’s Blanket. All Knit, some blocked.  Boys helped with layout.

Second Easy by Martina Behm using new needles 24″ cable. Using US size 3 – 3.25mm needles. Using Coulrophobia Carnivale in the Self-Striping Spring Jeans colorway.

Motivation continues to be lacking.  Spent a good 6-8 hours surfing Ravelry this week.  Growing my queue looking for the next best thing.

Colorwork as a technique is interesting me –mittens
Thinking about Christmas knitting is not
End product –want shawl cowls, highly wearable for me

Cast on two more BRQ Squares By Shelley Mackie & Larissa Brown Using US size 2s – 2.75mm needles.

Hello!  Stephanie Circa 2010!  2 Shawls on the needles!

Luna Viridis Cowl by Hillary Smith Callis using 3 Waters Farm KnitGirllls Knit-A-Long colorway: Honky Tonk.  Using US size 6 – 4.0mm neddles.

Super soft

 

What’s New or Next?

Yarn from Stockinette Zombies Self-Striping KAL. Two Sisters

Winter Is Coming Mittens

Frankenfingers

Stash Dash 2015

Count me in on this Stash Dash! I have two successful stash dashes under my belt and am going for a third. I’m a 5K all the way! 5,468 yards baby

Holding at 3,890 yards, 71% finished.  Blanket will be 1,880 yards without an edging.  Enough to finish.

Mission 2015:

A Pair a Month: 12 Pairs of Socks -7 Pairs -but taking a break

  • Cake Pops
  • Harvey Socks for Mum
  • Potty Socks
  • Jupiter Ascending Socks
  • Narnia Socks
  • Starter Socks for Steve
  • Blue That Sings Socks

3 Years to Build a Barn: Year 2: 16 to 22 Squares (same)

  • 8 Squares Completed

2 Sweaters for Me Yay! 3 Completed!

  • Miranda Finished
  • Grace Finished
  • 2010 Cardigan Finished

Rhinebeck/Thanksgiving/Christmas Sweaters for Tristan and Roland

  • Bookish Stitcher has inspired me for Stranded Matching Sweaters

End with Less than 2014 ended with

Stash Less than 164 Miles at year end.

WIPS Less than 29 projects at year end. 15 would be a stretch goal here.

  • Current Stash Milage -down 1 1/2 miles! Down 2 months in a row!  169.2!!!!  Stash Dash is working!
  • Current WIPS 18 Projects! 5 active & 13 Hibernating -down 6 to last month
    • Finished 2010 Cardigan, Christmas Balls, Baby Hats,
    • Frogged Beatnick Sweater, Zike Socks.
    • Likely need to cast on a few more to feel creative

Boy-Ventures

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

Episode 132: Mobile Studio

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

What’s New or Next?

Yarn from Kristina along with coloring books for boys.  Thank you!

Knitting Time:

Christmas Balls have been stuffed and blocked.  Knit with Red Heart Heart & Ssole for the white and Jo-Ann Sensations Bamboo & Ewe for the red.  Usings US 1.5 – 2.5mm needles.  Pattern is JuleKuler by Arne & Carlos.

Neon! On-Line Supersock 4-Fach Neon Color Two in color 01728. My basic toe up sock receipe: US size 0 – 2.0mm needles. Wendy Johnson’s Slip Stitch Heel Basic Sock. A 2×2 rib on top of that.

Blue that Sings socks, my monthly self striping vanilla sock. My basic toe up sock receipe: US size 0 – 2.0mm needles. Toe up with a 2×2 rib. Fish Lips Kiss Heel on top of that. Yarn is Scrumptiouspurl Stripe Me Up in the Berrylicious Colorway. 80/20 merino nylon.  Finished!  For 332 yards.

Quickly worked up a BRQ! By Shelley Mackie & Larissa Brown Using US size 2s – 2.75mm needles. With the left overs of Scrumptiouspurl Stripe Me Up in the Berrylicious.  Used every ounce of that yarn.

Tristan’s BRQ! By Shelley Mackie & Larissa Brown Using US size 2s – 2.75mm needles. Using Opal Rainforest, Fibernymph Bounce, and Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stopper in Dipping Sauce.  24 completed squares for T’s Blanket. Will need 30.

7 Opal Squares.

9 Dipping Sauce Squares

8 Turquoise Squares

Second Easy by Martina Behm using new needles 24″ cable. Using US size 3 – 3.25mm needles. Using Coulrophobia Carnivale in the Self-Striping Spring Jeans colorway.

Let’s Swap!

July Mini Swap! Thank you so much Mathalete07! See other people’s packages on the thread on Ravelry.

Stash Dash 2015

Count me in on this Stash Dash! I have two successful stash dashes under my belt and am going for a third. I’m a 5K all the way! 5,468 yards baby!

Here’s my plan…for sure finish these….

KnittingSamurai’s Easy Boomerang for 350 yards -check done
knittingsamurai’s Narnia socks for 320 yards -check done

knittingsamurai’s Twenty Fifteen Cardigan for 1000 yards -CHECK DONE

Knittingsamurai’s Tristan’s BRQ for 2400 yards -8 or 10 to go
knittingsamurai’s kevin’s socks for 300 yards -check done
Along with 2 more pairs of socks for 650 yards

-Blue That Sings for 332 yards –Check done

-Neons!

For 5020 yards

and potential these hibernating projects
knittingsamurai’s jet plan mittens for 180 yards -check done

knittingsamurai’s provence cardigan for 400 yards

knittingsamurai’s vodka gimlet for 1500 yards
or Knittingsamurai’s sideways Steph in lace for 960 yards

Total so far 3,558 yards from last week, plus 332 makes 3,890 yards finished! 71% finished

1,578 yards to go!

Boy-Ventures

Retirement party, Boston Aquarium

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

Episode 131: What’s your motivation

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Not feeling motivated to knit.

Thanksgiving SweaterAngora Cowl that makes me sneeze, I’m looking at you guys.

Couple of Snowball Buddies and Christmas Balls, I’m thinking your done.

Knitting Time:

Twenty Ten Cardigan: by Veera Valimaki using Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky in the Fawn Colorway. US size 8s – 5.0mm needles. Finished First sleeve racing to finish collar and second sleeve.

Blue that Sings socks, my monthly self striping vanilla sock. My basic toe up sock receipe: US size 0 – 2.0mm needles. Toe up with a 2×2 rib. Fish Lips Kiss Heel on top of that. Yarn is Scrumptiouspurl Stripe Me Up in the Berrylicious Colorway. 80/20 merino nlon -love it!  First one done.  Leg on the second.

Neon! On-Line Supersock 4-Fach Neon Color Two in color 01728. My basic toe up sock receipe: US size 0 – 2.0mm needles. Wendy Johnson’s Slip Stitch Heel Basic Sock. A 2×2 rib on top of that.

Tristan’s BRQ! By Shelley Mackie & Larissa Brown Using US size 2s – 2.75mm needles. Using Opal RainforestFibernymph Bounce, and Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stopper in Dipping Sauce is the final piece.

20 completed squares for T’s Blanket. Will need 30.

These are Neon socks for Dad.  Using US size 0 – 2.25mm needles. Wendy Johnson’s Slip Stitch Heel Basic Sock. Paired with a 2×2 rib and Online Supersock 4-Fach Neon Color in color 1754.

Second Easy by Martina Behm using new needles 24″ cable. Using US size 3 – 3.25mm needles. Using Coulrophobia Carnivale in the Self-Striping Spring Jeans colorway.

Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman for Fibernymph’s ABCKAL. White Birch Fiber Arts 80/20 Merino Nylon Self-Striping in the Tan, Rested, and Ready colorway. Mixed in some Fibernymph Dye Works Bounce in the Summer Squash colorway. US size 4s, 3.5mm needles.

 

What’s New or Next?

Knit Girllls KAL for 3 Waters Farms.

Let’s Swap!

July Mini Swap! Let’s get them shipped off by Friday July 17th. Lively discussions on the thread on Ravelry.

 

Stash Dash 2015

Count me in on this Stash Dash! I have two successful stash dashes under my belt and am going for a third. I’m a 5K all the way! 5,468 yards baby!

Here’s my plan…for sure finish these….

KnittingSamurai’s Easy Boomerang for 350 yards -check done
knittingsamurai’s Narnia socks for 320 yards -check done

knittingsamurai’s Twenty Fifteen Cardigan for 1000 yards -CHECK DONE

Knittingsamurai’s Tristan’s BRQ for 2400 yards -8 or 10 to go
knittingsamurai’s kevin’s socks for 300 yards -check done
Along with 2 more pairs of socks for 650 yards

-Blue That Sings for 350 yards

-Neons!

For 5020 yards

and potential these hibernating projects
knittingsamurai’s jet plan mittens for 180 yards -check done

knittingsamurai’s provence cardigan for 400 yards

knittingsamurai’s vodka gimlet for 1500 yards
or Knittingsamurai’s sideways Steph in lace for 960 yards

Total so far 2,605 yards from last week, plus 953 makes 3,558 yards finished! 65% finished

1,910 yards to go, for 382 a week.  Definitely a challenge.

Boy-Ventures

Great Northern Adventure! Carride -good and bad

Sleeping late, Pool, Smores, family, ATV rides, girls movie, double swing at the park.

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

Episode 130: Northern Adventure Pending

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Mission 2015:

A Pair a Month: 12 Pairs of Socks (right on track)

  • Cake Pops
  • Harvey Socks for Mum
  • Potty Socks
  • Jupiter Ascending Socks
  • Narnia Socks
  • Starter Socks for Steve

3 Years to Build a Barn: Year 2: 16 to 22 Squares (same)

  • 8 Squares Completed

2 Sweaters for Me Yay! Completed!

  • Miranda Finished
  • Grace Finished

Rhinebeck/Thanksgiving/Christmas Sweaters for Tristan and Roland

  • Bookish Stitcher has inspired me for Stranded Matching Sweaters

End with Less than 2014 ended with

Stash Less than 164 Miles at year end.

WIPS Less than 29 projects at year end. 15 would be a stretch goal here.

  • Current Stash Milage -down 3/4 of a mile! first time down 170.8!!!!
  • Current WIPS 24 Projects! 7 active & 17 Hibernating -down 2 to last month
    • Frogged Campside shawl, finished Jet Plan Mitts and Starter Socks this month.

Knitting Time:

Blue that Sings socks, my monthly self striping vanilla sock. My basic toe up sock receipe: US size 0 – 2.0mm needles. Toe up with a 2×2 rib.  Fish Lips Kiss Heel on top of that. Yarn is Scrumptiouspurl Stripe Me Up in the Berrylicious Colorway. 80/20 merino nlon -love it!

Swirl Hat by Mandie Harrington second round! Finished the 3rd with Knit Picks Felici in the Goth colorway.  Finished final hat using the Little Knight pattern by Olha using J.Knits Superwash Me Sock in the Louisianna colorway.  US 2s/3s -2.75/3.25mm needles.  Makes 8 hats off my needles for a total of 601 yards!

 

Second Easy by Martina Behm using new needles 24″ cable. Using US size 3 – 3.25mm needles. Using Coulrophobia Carnivale in the Self-Striping Spring Jeans colorway.

Jet Plan Mittens are the Felted Kid Mitts by TECHknitter $3.25 on Rav. Using Malabrigo Worsted -100% merino single ply wool, perfect for felting. Color is 59 Lime Blue. Initial Cast on was January 2015. Finished!  Used 189 yards.

Tristan’s BRQ! By Shelley Mackie & Larissa Brown Using US size 2s – 2.75mm needles. Using Opal Rainforest, Fibernymph Bounce, and Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stopper in Dipping Sauce is the final piece.

15 completed squares for T’s Blanket. Will need 30.

Cast on the winner of the color selection question: Neon! On-Line Supersock 4-Fach Neon Color Two in color 01728.  My basic toe up sock receipe: US size 0 – 2.0mm needles. Wendy Johnson’s Slip Stitch Heel Basic Sock. A 2×2 rib on top of that.

Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman for Fibernymph’s ABCKAL. White Birch Fiber Arts 80/20 Merino Nylon Self-Striping in the Tan, Rested, and Ready colorway. Mixed in some Fibernymph Dye Works Bounce in the Summer Squash colorway. US size 4s, 3.5mm needles.

Twenty Ten Cardigan: by Veera Valimaki using Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky in the Fawn Colorway. US size 8s – 5.0mm needles. Finished back pannel and started a sleeve.

What’s New or Next?

Knit Girllls KAL for 3 Waters Farms.

Let’s Swap!

July Mini Swap!  Let’s get them shipped off by Friday July 17th. Lively discussions on the  thread on Ravelry.

 

Stash Dash 2015

Count me in on this Stash Dash! I have two successful stash dashes under my belt and am going for a third. I’m a 5K all the way! 5,468 yards baby!

Finish is Friday August 14th -less than 7 weeks to go!

Here’s my plan…for sure finish these….

KnittingSamurai’s Easy Boomerang for 350 yards -check done
knittingsamurai’s Narnia socks for 320 yards -check done

knittingsamurai’s Twenty Fifteen Cardigan for 1000 yards -back on needles

Knittingsamurai’s Tristan’s BRQ for 2400 yards -9 or 11 to go
knittingsamurai’s kevin’s socks for 300 yards -check done
Along with 2 more pairs of socks for 650 yards

-Blue That Sings for 350 yards

-Neons!

For 5020 yards

and potential these hibernating projects
knittingsamurai’s jet plan mittens for 180 yards -check done

knittingsamurai’s provence cardigan for 400 yards

knittingsamurai’s vodka gimlet for 1500 yards
or Knittingsamurai’s sideways Steph in lace for 960 yards

Total so far 2,004 yards from last week, plus 189 for the Jet Plan Mits plus 601 for the Swirl Hats makes 2,605 yards finished!  48% finished

Boy-Ventures

Tristan broke Pepere’s Glasses

Roland Knitting and talking about Aunt Bonny vs Grampy

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

Episode 129: Tristan’s First Birthday

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!


Knitting Time:

Mum’s Starter Socks for Steve using Patons Kroy Sock FX in the Cascade Color. Using US size 1.5 or 2.5mm needles. These were cast on Febuary 18th 2010. Had just turned the first heel and was doing color management with mismatched dye lots. Sock is too large for my foot or Mum’s, ergo Steve gets them. He doesn’t mind the color.  Finished the second sock, 332 yards.

Noro Argosy Scarf in Silk Garden Lite designed by Vyvyan Neel and published in Knitty Winter 2006.  I used 2 skeins and knit this in November of 2007.

Blue that Sings socks, my monthly self striping vanilla sock. My basic toe up sock receipe: US size 0 – 2.0mm needles. Wendy Johnson’s Slip Stitch Heel Basic Sock. A 2×2 rib on top of that. Yarn is Scrumptiouspurl Stripe Me Up in the Berrylicious Colorway. 80/20 merino nlon -love it!

Swirl Hat by Mandie Harrington second round!  White Birch Fiber Arts 80/20 Merino Nylon Self-Striping in the Tan, Rested, and Ready colorway.  2 down started 3rd with Knit Picks Felici in the Goth colorway.  US 2s/3s -2.75/3.25mm needles.

Cast on a Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman for Fibernymph’s ABCKAL. White Birch Fiber Arts 80/20 Merino Nylon Self-Striping in the Tan, Rested, and Ready colorway.  Mixed in some Fibernymph Dye Works Bounce in the Summer Squash colorway.  US size 4s, 3.5mm needles.

The Easy by Martina Behm purchased Done Roving Frolicking Feet in the Apple Picking Colorway for this shawl back in January. Using US size 3 – 3.25mm needles. Finished! 336 yards.

Cast on a Second Easy by Martina Behm using new needles 24″ cable. Using US size 3 – 3.25mm needles. Using Coulrophobia Carnivale in the Self-Striping Spring Jeans colorway.

Jet Plan Mittens are the Felted Kid Mitts by TECHknitter $3.25 on Rav. Using Malabrigo Worsted -100% merino single ply wool, perfect for felting. Color is 59 Lime Blue. Initial Cast on was January 2015. Finished top and felted both pairs. Cutting away cotton not so much fun. First row is tough on hands. Need to knit 4 cuffs.

Tristan’s BRQ! By Shelley Mackie & Larissa Brown Using US size 2s – 2.75mm needles. Using Opal Rainforest, Fibernymph Bounce, and Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stopper in Dipping Sauce is the final piece.

15 completed squares for T’s Blanket. Will need 30.

What’s New or Next?

Knit Girllls KAL for 3 Waters Farms.

Let’s Swap!

July Mini Swap! Who’s in? Signups are now through and 6/19. Will assign partners that weekend and we’ll get them shipped off by Friday July 17th. We’ll plan on exchanging addresses via private messages and getting to know each other a little bit over here on the boards. Packages should include either Option A or B along with a few other little extras but let’s agree to keep the cost of the goodies under $10 (not including yarn). It may or may not be important to your swap partner to know the yarn brand/color/content of the yarns so please try and include it just to be safe. If you don’t know that’s alright, but if you do, please include it.

If your interested in swapping head over the thread on Ravelry. Reply with the option you’d like to receive. You can also answer some of the questions I’ve listed to give us some ideas about each other and maybe prompt some chatter. Feel free to reply to others, this is not chatterfree.

Option A: Send 4 mini skeins (20 grams each)
or
Option B: Send 8 mini mini skeins (5 grams each)

-What project or pattern are the Mini Skeins for?
-Absolutely favorite #1 color?
-I have lots of scraps in this color?
-Please don’t send me any of this color?
-I would like Self Striping, variegated, or Semi-Solid? -do you have a preference?
-Please send me a cup of _____?
-International or Domestic Shipping?
-Right now I’m loving the Book _____? Or TV Show _____?
-extras could also include knitter gadgetry, note pad, stickers, sweets, or tea/coffee.

Stash Dash 2015

Count me in on this Stash Dash! I have two successful stash dashes under my belt and am going for a third. I’m a 5K all the way! 5,468 yards baby!

Total so far 1,338 yards from last week, plus 336 for the Easy Shawl plus 330 yards for Starter Socks makes 2,004 yards finished! 36% finished

Boy-Ventures

Tristan’s Birthday

Playing in the yard

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

Episode 128: Socks on the Horizon

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!


Knitting Time:

Finished the 7th and 8th of Tristan’s Dinner Napkins.  Last ones. Using Grandmother’s Dishcloth Pattern using Lily Sugar and Cream Ombre’s.  Will send the remaining skeins to my grandmother to crochet into dinner napkins for him.  This group should last us for a while.  For the 8 I did knit I used 380 Yards.

UFOs got new project bags.  Really seemed to help!

Christmas Juliettes by Linda S Worland using Knit Picks Stroll in Spruce and Plymouth Happy Feet in Cranberry.  Project was started July 10th 2010!  Long time in the making.  Had a sock and a half completed.  Finished! for 370 yards Using US size 1.5 & 2s or 2.5 & 2.75mm needles.

Mum’s Starter Socks for Steve using Patons Kroy Sock FX in the Cascade Color.  Using US size 1.5 or 2.5mm needles.  These were cast on Febuary 18th 2010.  Had just turned the first heel and was doing color management with mismatched dye lots.  Sock is too large for my foot or Mum’s, ergo Steve gets them.  He doesn’t mind the color.  Finished first sock and started second.

Blue that Sings socks, my monthly self striping vanilla sock. My basic toe up sock receipe: US size 0 – 2.0mm needles. Wendy Johnson’s Slip Stitch Heel Basic Sock. A 2×2 rib on top of that. Yarn is Scrumptiouspurl Stripe Me Up in the Berrylicious Colorway.  80/20 merino nlon -love it!

Magic Slippers by Caroline Hegwer sized them up to fit Toddler size 10 foot.  Turned out closer to an 8-9.  And Ro now wears an 11 so too small.  Used Us size 3 – 3.25mm needles.  Cast on February 2014.  Yarn is Fibernymph Dye Works Happy Camper in the Look Into Their Eyes color way.  Club color, 100% superwash merino Sport weight, discontinued.  Used 112 yards but because sole was doubled, only 74 yards count.

Swirl Hat by Mandie Harrington second round!  Cast on with a second one with White Birch Fiber Arts 80/20 Merino Nylon Self-Striping in the Tan, Rested, and Ready colorway.  Finished the one with the Monkey stitch pattern. Loved them for Tristan.

Jet Plan Mittens are the Felted Kid Mitts by TECHknitter $3.25 on Rav.  Using Malabrigo Worsted -100% merino single ply wool, perfect for felting.  Color is 59 Lime Blue.  Initial Cast on was January 2015.  Finished top and felted both pairs.  Cutting away cotton not so much fun.  First row is tough on hands.  Need to knit 4 cuffs.

The Easy by Martina Behm purchased Done Roving Frolicking Feet in the Apple Picking Colorway for this shawl back in January. Using US size 3 – 3.25mm needles. Has captured me!

Unsure of the Campside Shawl by Alicia Plummer. Using Spooky colorway of Dragon Fly Fibers Traveller base. US size 7 – 4.5mm needles. Not in love with the eyelet section or the way the center increases look. Really like the size and mesh section. Yarn is lovely and will look great this fall. OK go for it!

Tristan’s BRQ! By Shelley Mackie & Larissa Brown Using US size 2s – 2.75mm needles. Using Opal Rainforest, Fibernymph Bounce, and Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stopper in Dipping Sauce is the final piece.

15 completed squares for T’s Blanket. Will need 30.

Let’s Swap!

Swap Package from Heather219!

July Mini Swap!  Who’s in?  Signups are now through and 6/19. Will assign partners that weekend and we’ll get them shipped off by Friday July 17th. We’ll plan on exchanging addresses via private messages and getting to know each other a little bit over here on the boards. Packages should include either Option A or B along with a few other little extras but let’s agree to keep the cost of the goodies under $10 (not including yarn). It may or may not be important to your swap partner to know the yarn brand/color/content of the yarns so please try and include it just to be safe. If you don’t know that’s alright, but if you do, please include it.

If your interested in swapping head over the thread on Ravelry.  Reply with the option you’d like to receive. You can also answer some of the questions I’ve listed to give us some ideas about each other and maybe prompt some chatter. Feel free to reply to others, this is not chatterfree.

Option A: Send 4 mini skeins (20 grams each)
or
Option B: Send 8 mini mini skeins (5 grams each)

-What project or pattern are the Mini Skeins for?
-Absolutely favorite #1 color?
-I have lots of scraps in this color?
-Please don’t send me any of this color?
-I would like Self Striping, variegated, or Semi-Solid? -do you have a preference?
-Please send me a cup of _____?
-International or Domestic Shipping?
-Right now I’m loving the Book _____? Or TV Show _____?
-extras could also include knitter gadgetry, note pad, stickers, sweets, or tea/coffee.

 

Stash Dash 2015

Count me in on this Stash Dash! I have two successful stash dashes under my belt and am going for a third. I’m a 5K all the way! 5,468 yards baby!

There are 13 weeks in Stash Dash so that’s and average of 420 yards a week.

Here’s my plan…for sure finish these….

KnittingSamurai’s Easy Boomerang for 350 yards
knittingsamurai’s Narnia socks for 320 yards -check done

knittingsamurai’s Twenty Fifteen Cardigan for 1000 yards

Knittingsamurai’s Tristan’s BRQ for 2400 yards
knittingsamurai’s kevin’s socks for 300 yards -check done
Along with 2 more pairs of socks for 650 yards

-Blue That Sings for 350 yards

For 5020 yards

and potential these hibernating projects
knittingsamurai’s jet plan mittens for 180 yards -working on them

knittingsamurai’s provence cardigan for 400 yards

knittingsamurai’s vodka gimlet for 1500 yards
or Knittingsamurai’s sideways Steph in lace for 960 yards

Total so far 514 yards from last week, plus 380 for the dinner napkins and 370 for the Christmas Juliettes and 74 for the Magic Slippers makes 1,338 finished!  24% finished

Boy-Ventures

Quiet week for us.

Planning his first birthday party.

Washing machine died.

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

Episode 127: Solo

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Knitting Time:

Worsted Weight Socks for Father-In-Law using Rye Pattern by TinCan Knits and Berroco Vintage in Olive.  US size 4s – 3.5mm needles.  Finished for 176 yards!

Narnia Socks Using my go to sock recipe: US size 0 – 2.0mm needles. Wendy Johnson’s Slip Stitch Heel Basic Sock. A 2×2 rib on top of that. Yarn is Opal Schafpate in color 8127. Brick Red/Spruce Green/Rust color.  Finished for 338 yards!

Maid of Honor Socks -frogged

Tristan’s BRQ! By Shelley Mackie & Larissa Brown Using US size 2s – 2.75mm needles. Using Opal Rainforest, Fibernymph Bounce, and Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stopper in Dipping Sauce is the final piece.

15 completed squares for T’s Blanket. Will need 30.

The Easy by Martina Behm purchased Done Roving Frolicking Feet in the Apple Picking Colorway for this shawl back in January.  Using US size 3 – 3.25mm needles.

Unsure of the Campside Shawl by Alicia Plummer.  Using Spooky colorway of Dragon Fly Fibers Traveller base.  US size 7 – 4.5mm needles.  Not in love with the eyelet section or the way the center increases look.  Really like the size and mesh section.  Yarn is lovely and will look great this fall.  OK go for it!

Swap Package from PoppyCleo!

Mission 2015:

A Pair a Month: 12 Pairs of Socks (right on track)

  • Cake Pops
  • Harvey Socks for Mum
  • Potty Socks
  • Jupiter Ascending Socks
  • Narnia Socks

3 Years to Build a Barn: Year 2: 16 to 22 Squares (same)

  • 8 Squares Completed

2 Sweaters for Me Yay! Completed!

  • Miranda Finished
  • Grace Finished

Rhinebeck/Thanksgiving/Christmas Sweaters for Tristan and Roland

End with Less than 2014 ended with

Stash Less than 164 Miles at year end.

WIPS Less than 29 projects at year end. 15 would be a stretch goal here.

  • Current Stash Milage -added 3/4 of a mile, 171.4 miles total.
  • Current WIPS 26 Projects! 5 active & 21 Hibernating -down 3 to last month
    • frogged Zike socks, finished Kevin socks, baby sweaters weren’t replaced.

Stash Dash 2015

Count me in on this Stash Dash! I have two successful stash dashes under my belt and am going for a third. I’m a 5K all the way! 5,468 yards baby!

Here’s my plan…for sure finish these….

KnittingSamurai’s Easy Boomerang for 350 yards
knittingsamurai’s Narnia socks for 320 yards

knittingsamurai’s Twenty Fifteen Cardigan for 1000 yards

Knittingsamurai’s Tristan’s BRQ for 2400 yards
knittingsamurai’s kevin’s socks for 300 yards
Along with 2 more pairs of socks for 650 yards
For 5020 yards

and potential these hibernating projects
knittingsamurai’s jet plan mittens for 180 yards

knittingsamurai’s provence cardigan for 400 yards

knittingsamurai’s vodka gimlet for 1500 yards
or Knittingsamurai’s sideways Steph in lace for 960 yards

Total so far 514 yards finished!

Steph’s UFOs shown during closet exploration…filter on Hibernating.

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

Episode 126: How Many Eggs?

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Knitting Time:

Narnia Socks Using my go to sock recipe: US size 0 – 2.0mm needles. Wendy Johnson’s Slip Stitch Heel Basic Sock. A 2×2 rib on top of that. Yarn is Opal Schafpate in color 8127. Brick Red/Spruce Green/Rust color.  Two Heels!

Swirl Hat by Mandie Harrington: 4 done and few more to come. First was knit with Claudia Handpaints Fingering in Plumolicious (once upon a time this was my favorite yarn to work with). Second one was knit with White Birch Fiber Arts 80/20 Merino Nylon Self-Striping in the Tan, Rested, and Ready colorway (another skein of yarn that wont make it into Tristan’s Blanket). 3rd was knit with Into The Whirled Manchester Sock in the Sterrennacht colorway. 4th is knit with Into The Whirled Quijarro Sock in the Winds of Change colorway. Using US size 2 -2.75mm and 3 -3.25mm needles. Couple more in my future.

Used the Swirl Hat by Mandie Harrington stitch counts and applied the Monkey Sock by Cookie A stitch pattern.  This one is knit with Inspiration Dyeworks Basic Sock in the Walking after midnight colorway.  Using US size 2 -2.75mm and 3 -3.25mm needles.

Linnie by Justyna Lorkowska with Into The Whirled Quijarro Sock in the Winds of Change colorway and MillaMia Naturally Soft Merino in the colorway Seaside.Using US size 4s – 3.5mm needles.  Finished.  Enjoyed the pattern, would knit another.

Finished the 6th of Tristan’s Dinner Napkins…more to come. Using Grandmother’s Dishcloth Pattern using Lily Sugar and Cream Ombre’s.

Tristan’s BRQ! By Shelley Mackie & Larissa Brown Using US size 2s – 2.75mm needles. Using Opal Rainforest, Fibernymph Bounce, and Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stopper in Dipping Sauce is the final piece.

11 completed squares for T’s Blanket.  Will need 30.

Stash Dash 2015

What’s New?

Fibernymph Dye Works Bounce Base Semi-Solids

Let’s Swap!

Partners have been assigned and packages should be received by May 30th. We’ll plan on exchanging addresses via private messages and getting to know each other a little bit over here on the boards. Packages should include either Option A or B along with a few other little extras but let’s agree to keep the cost of the goodies under $10 (not including yarn). It may or may not be important to your swap partner to know the yarn brand/color/content of the yarns so please try and include it just to be safe. If you don’t know that’s alright, but if you do, please include it.

Where to find more episodes…
Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

Episode 125: Run Off Together

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Knitting Time:

Easy by Martina Behm.  I’ve wanted to knit this since January when I purchased the Done Roving Frolicking Feet in the Apple Picking Colorway. Using US size 3 – 3.25mm needles.

5 skeins of yarn that wont make it into Tristan’s blanket, so to use squares in my BRQ I need to knit projects with the rest of the skeins.  

Narnia Socks Using my go to sock recipe: US size 0 – 2.0mm needles. Wendy Johnson’s Slip Stitch Heel Basic Sock. A 2×2 rib on top of that. Yarn is Opal Schafpate in color 8127.  Brick Red/Spruce Green/Rust color.

Whatcha Watching?

The Voice

Outlander

Homeland season 1

Game of Thrones season 4

Knitting Time continued:

Swirl Hat by Mandie Harrington: 3 done and few more to come.  First was knit with Claudia Handpaints Fingering in Plumolicious (once upon a time this was my favorite yarn to work with).  Second one was knit with White Birch Fiber Arts 80/20 Merino Nylon Self-Striping in the Tan, Rested, and Ready colorway (another skein of yarn that wont make it into Tristan’s Blanket).  3rd was knit with Into The Whirled Manchester Sock in the Sterrennacht colorway.  4th is knit with Into The Whirled Quijarro Sock in the Winds of Change colorway.  Using US size 2 -2.75mm and 3 -3.25mm needles.  Couple more in my future.  Maybe one with the Monkey stitch pattern.  Loved them for Tristan.

Linnie by Justyna Lorkowska with Into The Whirled Quijarro Sock in the Winds of Change colorway and MillaMia Naturally Soft Merino in the colorway Seaside.  Using US size 4s – 3.5mm needles.

Finished the 5th of Tristan’s Dinner Napkins…more to come. Using Grandmother’s Dishcloth Pattern using Lily Sugar and Cream Ombre’s.

Tristan’s BRQ! By Shelley Mackie & Larissa Brown Using US size 2s – 2.75mm needles. Using Opal RainforestFibernymph Bounce, and Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stopper in Dipping Sauce is the final piece.

19 completed squares but only 10 of them are for T’s Blanket.

Stash Dash 2015

Camp Loopy 2015

What’s New?

Etsy shopping…

KeepMeWarm is the bangle.

Leading Men Fiber Arts in Callback

Scrumptiouspurl is the self-striping from Canada

Fibernymph Dye Works Bounce Base Semi-Solids

Let’s Swap!

Partners have been assigned and packages should be received by May 30th.    We’ll plan on exchanging addresses via private messages and getting to know each other a little bit over here on the boards.  Packages should include either Option A or B along with a few other little extras but let’s agree to keep the cost of the goodies under $10 (not including yarn).  It may or may not be important to your swap partner to know the yarn brand/color/content of the yarns so please try and include it just to be safe.  If you don’t know that’s alright, but if you do, please include it.

Where to find more episodes…
Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

Episode 124: Save me from this plague!

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Knitting Time:

It was time for something new!  SOME-ThingS new that is.  

Cast on the Easy by Martina Behm.  I’ve wanted to knit this since January when I purchased the Done Roving Frolicking Feet in the Apple Picking Colorway. This is a transitions/gradient yarn so I’m looking forward to how it will play out.  Using US size 3 – 3.25mm needles.

5 skeins of yarn that wont make it into Tristan’s blanket, so to use squares in my BRQ I need to knit projects with the rest of the skeins.  

First of these….New socks!  Using my go to sock recipe: US size 0 – 2.0mm needles. Wendy Johnson’s Slip Stitch Heel Basic Sock. A 2×2 rib on top of that. Yarn is Opal Schafpate in color 8127.  Brick Red/Spruce Green/Rust color.

Babies are popping up everywhere and my gift box is depleted!  

Swirl Hat by Mandie Harrington: 2 done and few more to come.  First was knit with Claudia Handpaints Fingering in Plumolicious (once upon a time this was my favorite yarn to work with).  Second one was knit with White Birch Fiber Arts 80/20 Merino Nylon Self-Striping in the Tan, Rested, and Ready colorway (another skein of yarn that wont make it into Tristan’s Blanket).  Using US size 2 -2.75mm and 3 -3.25mm needles.  Couple more in my future.  Loved them for Tristan.

Newborn Vertebrae by Kelly Brooker with Knit Picks Felici in the Goth colorway.  Using US size 2 -2.75mm and 3 -3.25mm needles.  Thought striped neck ribbing would be odd, so found a fingering red in a close color.  Dream in Color Smooshy in Lipstick Lava.  The Twinkleberry Socks I knit in December of 2009 also out of Felici.

Finished the 4th of Tristan’s Dinner Napkins…more to come. Using Grandmother’s Dishcloth Pattern using Lily Sugar and Cream Ombre’s.

Tristan’s BRQ! By Shelley Mackie & Larissa Brown Using US size 2s – 2.75mm needles. Using Opal RainforestFibernymph Bounce, and Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stopper in Dipping Sauce is the final piece.

17 completed squares but not using them all for T’s Blanket.

Twenty Ten Cardigan: by Veera Valimaki using Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky in the Fawn Colorway. US size 8s – 5.0mm needles. I’ve fallen a little behind on the “just an inch a day!”  Stalled out on the back.

Mission 2015:

A Pair a Month: 12 Pairs of Socks (just a little behind at 3)

  • Harvey Socks for Mum
  • Potty Socks
  • Jupiter Ascending Socks

3 Years to Build a Barn: Year 2: 16 to 22 Squares (same)

  • 8 Squares Completed

2 Sweaters for Me Yay! Completed!

  • Miranda Finished
  • Grace Finished

Rhinebeck/Thanksgiving/Christmas Sweaters for Tristan and Roland

End with Less than 2014 ended with

Stash Less than 164 Miles at year end.

WIPS Less than 29 projects at year end. 15 would be a stretch goal here.

  • Current Stash Milage -added 3 miles, 170.7 miles total.
  • Current WIPS 29 Projects! 6 active & 23 Hibernating -flat to last month.

Whatcha Watching?

Homeland season 1

Game of Thrones season 4

Outlander

What’s New?

Etsy shopping…

Jan B Smiley bag -Dandelion Love.

Onecklace with the boys names.
Let’s Swap!

Signups through April 30th.  Then I’ll partner us up depending on which Option we’ve chosen.  Packages should be received by May 30th.    We’ll plan on exchanging addresses via private messages and getting to know each other a little bit over here on the boards.  Packages should include either Option A or B along with a few other little extras but let’s agree to keep the cost of the goodies under $10 (not including yarn).  It may or may not be important to your swap partner to know the yarn brand/color/content of the yarns so please try and include it just to be safe.  If you don’t know that’s alright, but if you do, please include it.

If your interested in swapping reply to the thread on Ravelry with the option you’d like to receive.  You can also answer some of the questions I’ve listed to give us some ideas about each other and maybe prompt some chatter.  Feel free to reply to others, this is not chatterfree.

Option A

1 knit Barn Raising Quilt Square and 3 mini skeins (minimum of 20 grams each)

Or

Option B

4 mini skeins (minimum of 20 grams each)

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

Episode 123: Choose Your Own Texture

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Knitting Time:

This week has been a story of textures, a texture for every mood, choose your own texture…stockinette, garter, ribbed, moss stitch.  What texture are you in the mood for?  It’s an interesting choice.  Time and place for each

Twenty Ten Cardigan: by Veera Valimaki using Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky in the Fawn Colorway. US size 8s – 5.0mm needles. I’ve fallen a little behind on the “just an inch a day!”  Seperated the front from the back.  Finished Fronts and working on the back now.  Gainning mommentum and can’t wait to do the cowl portion.

Movie Theater Socks! for Mountain Purl! Paton’s Kroy Sock Stripes in Celestial Stripe US size 0 – 2.25mm needles. Wendy Johnson’s Slip Stitch Heel Basic Sock. A 2×2 rib on top of that.  Finished!

Finished the 2nd & 3rd of Tristan’s Dinner Napkins…more to come. Using Grandmother’s Dishcloth Pattern using Lily Sugar and Cream Ombre’s.

Tristan’s BRQ! By Shelley Mackie & Larissa Brown Using US size 2s – 2.75mm needles. Using Opal Rainforest, Fibernymph Bounce, White Birch Fiber Arts 80/20 merino/nylon and Into the Whirled Manchester.

16 completed squares but not using them all for T’s Blanket.

Ordered some yellows!

Have bought 8 skeins for this, so much for a stash busting project.

Whatcha Watching?

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mystery

Red Socks baseball

The Voice

Let’s Swap!

Signups will go from April 17th through April 30th.  Then I’ll partner us up depending on which Option we’ve chosen.  Packages should be received by May 30th.    We’ll plan on exchanging addresses via private messages and getting to know each other a little bit over here on the boards.  Packages should include either Option A or B along with a few other little extras but let’s agree to keep the cost of the goodies under $10 (not including yarn).  It may or may not be important to your swap partner to know the yarn brand/color/content of the yarns so please try and include it just to be safe.  If you don’t know that’s alright, but if you do, please include it.

If your interested in swapping reply to the thread on Ravelry with the option you’d like to receive.  You can also answer some of the questions I’ve listed to give us some ideas about each other and maybe prompt some chatter.  Feel free to reply to others, this is not chatterfree.

Option A

1 knit Barn Raising Quilt Square and 3 mini skeins (minimum of 20 grams each)

Or

Option B

4 mini skeins (minimum of 20 grams each)

-Prefer self-striping, variegated, semi-solid?

-favorite colors?

-colors to avoid?

-tea or coffee?

-Sweets?

-Things you might collect?

-favorite TV Show?

-extras could also include knitter gadgetry, note pad, stickers, sweets, or tea/coffee.

Where to find more episodes…
Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

Episode 122: Tristan Walks

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Knitting Time:

Tristan’s BRQ! By Shelley Mackie & Larissa Brown Using US size 2s – 2.75mm needles. Using Opal Rainforest, Fibernymph Bounce, White Birch Fiber Arts 80/20 merino/nylon and Into the Whirled Manchester.

16 completed squares but not using them all for T’s Blanket.

Ordered some yellows!

Have bought 8 skeins for this, so much for a stash busting project.

Twenty Ten Cardigan: by Veera Valimaki using Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky in the Fawn Colorway. US size 8s – 5.0mm needles. Just an inch a day!

Just about to split for the armholes.  16″ so far.

Movie Theater Socks! for Mountain Purl! Paton’s Kroy Sock Stripes in Celestial Stripe US size 0 – 2.25mm needles. Wendy Johnson’s Slip Stitch Heel Basic Sock. A 2×2 rib on top of that.  1 Heel finished.

Finished the first of Tristan’s Dinner Napkins…more to come.  Using Grandmother’s Dishcloth Pattern using Lily Sugar and Cream Ombre’s.

SWAP details coming in Episode 123!  Mini Skeins and Blanket Squares seem to be leading the ideas.

Whatcha Watching?

Vikings

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mystery

Cinderella

New to me Homespun House Podcast

Welcome back Carin from Round The Twist

Did some frogging…

Strokkur by Ysolda Teague ,

Fulvous Curl! by Hunter Hammersen,

and a sock toe never made a project page for.

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

Episode 121: An Inch A Day or Motoring…

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Knitting Time:

Tristan’s BRQ! By Shelley Mackie & Larissa Brown Using US size 2s – 2.75mm needles.  Using Opal RainforestFibernymph BounceWhite Birch Fiber Arts 80/20 merino/nylon and Into the Whirled Manchester.

MadeInEngland is my savior!

12 completed squares but not sure using them all.

Twenty Ten Cardigan: by Veera Valimaki using Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky in the Fawn Colorway.  US size 8s – 5.0mm needles.  Just an inch a day!

Sock Contest Prize Drawing!

Whatcha Watching?

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mystery

Mission 2015:

A Pair a Month: 12 Pairs of Socks (same)

  • Harvey Socks for Mum
  • Potty Socks

3 Years to Build a Barn: Year 2: 16 to 22 Squares (same)

  • 8 Squares Completed.

2 Sweaters for Me      Yay! Completed!

  • Miranda Finished
  • Grace Finished

Rhinebeck/Thanksgiving/Christmas Sweaters for Tristan and Roland

End with Less than 2014 ended with

Stash Less than 164 Miles at year end.

WIPS Less than 29 projects at year end. 15 would be a stretch goal here.

  • Current Stash Milage is 167 miles -finished a sweater down a mile!
  • Current WIPS 30 Projects!  7 active & 23 Hibernating -hybernating down 1!.

Fulvous Curl! by Hunter Hammersen with String Theory Merino DK in Caledonia color that I bought at Stitches East this past year.Using US size 6s – 4.0mm needles.  Going to be frogged.

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

Episode 120: I Don’t Want To Talk About It

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Knitting Time:

I don’t want to talk about it….

Strokkur by Ysolda Teague in Forest Green Pattern Works Bretton Heathers.

Part of the Southern Girl Knits Sweater KAL. Dropped down to a US size 6 – 4.5mm needle. Gauge seems to be all over the place. 6″ of the body completed. 7.5″ of the first sleeve done. Suspicious the whole thing will be too small.

Movie Theater Socks! Paton’s Kroy Sock Stripes in Celestial Stripe US size 0 – 2.25mm needles. Wendy Johnson’s Slip Stitch Heel Basic Sock. A 2×2 rib on top of that.

Frogged my Caution Mitts!

Tristan’s BRQ! By Shelley Mackie & Larissa Brown Using US size 2s – 2.75mm needles.  Using Opal Rainforest, Fibernymph Bounce, White Birch Fiber Arts 80/20 merino/nylon and Into the Whirled Manchester.  8 completed 2 in progress.

Love knitting the Barn Raising Quilt Squares. Sadly the original project is knit with my leftovers from socks I’ve knit. Self-Striping only. I quickly burned through the scraps I had in my stash and now am limited to knitting squares at the same speed I knit socks…1 per month.

I can’t accept that so thought I’d start a second BRQ for my youngest son, and when his is done, maybe one for my oldest son. Small child sized blankets. (maybe later I’ll knit one for me, and one for steve and sew them all together when the boys are men?)

Headed to the Rav stash of fingering weight and blue far out numbers the other colors. Perfect, Tristan will have a nice teal/blue colored blanket.

Plan to use 3 colors, 2 skeins each for 10 squares each.

Approximately 30 squares.

A 30 square blanket that is 5×6 squares 35”x42” or

A 28 square blanket that is 4×7 squares 28”x49” or

Colors: 1 Self striping, 1 solid, 1 varigated.

The Self-Striping is the most coveted skein of Opal I own. Rainforest in Merlin, bought July 2010. Who better to use it for then my Baby?!

Twenty Ten Cardigan: by Veera Valimaki using Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky in the Fawn Colorway.  US size 8s – 5.0mm needles.  You’re seeing it from the very start!

Newness:

Kickstarter -“A Riot of Color Hits the Road” and ends at midnight on March 28. Backer rewards include: exclusive colorways, exclusive sock pattern, colorway named in your honor, or private knitting retreat for you and 5 friends.

Up And Coming:

Done Roving: Frolicking Feet Transitions Yarn Planning to knit the Easy shawl pattern by Martina Behm.

Whatcha Watching?

The Paradise

Miss Fisher’s Murder Mystery

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

Episode 119: On The Road

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!  This is not the typical podcast for us.

Knitting Time:

January Short Sleeve Sweater KAL wrapping up! Miranda by Josee Paquin.

Prize drawing….

Strokkur by Ysolda Teague in Forest Green Pattern Works Bretton Heathers.

Part of the Southern Girl Knits Sweater KAL.  Dropped down to a US size 6 – 4.5mm needle.  Gauge seems to be all over the place.  6″ of the body completed.  7.5″ of the first sleeve done.  Suspicious the whole thing will be too small.

Movie Theater Socks! Paton’s Kroy Sock Stripes in Celestial Stripe US size 0 – 2.25mm needles. Wendy Johnson’s Slip Stitch Heel Basic Sock. A 2×2 rib on top of that.

Newness:

Up And Coming:

Done Roving: Frolicking Feet Transitions Yarn Planning to knit the Easy shawl pattern by Martina Behm.

Whatcha Watching?

Big Bang Theory

Podcasts of course.

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

  • First there was The Expectant Knitter detailing Steph’s adventures during her first pregnancy. There are 33 Episodes spanning January 2010 to September 2011.
  • Next came The Knitting Samurai Plus 1 detailing life from the birth of Steph’s first son to the first few months of her second son’s life. There are 102 Episodes available spanning September 2011 to September 2014.
  • Most recently The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys has begun starting in September 2014
  • The wordpress site carries the 8-10 most recent episodes and 10 greatest hits from the past. And you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes page.

Episode 118: It’s March

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Knitting Time:

January Short Sleeve Sweater KAL wrapping up!  Miranda by Josee Paquin.

Prize drawing….

Finish it or Frog It February with Knitting Blooms!

At first I wondered how this could possibly interesting, but now as I work through the projects they are picking up momentum and I’m excited about them.

  • Lacy Rib Socks by Wendy Johnson – CO Jan 2012. Frogged!
  • Grace by Jane Richmond -CO March 2013. Good fit, AMAZING FIT!
  • Potty Socks -CO Sept 2014 Finished Febuary 2015!
  • Caution MittsS
  • Provence Cardigan -finish front panel and 2 sleeves, 18 month size.
  • Vodka Gimlet -try it on and finish or frog!

Potty Socks are using the Fish Lips Kiss Heel Construction by Sock Therapist and Red Heart Heart and Sole in the BlackJack Colorway. US size 0 – 2.0mm needles. Finished!

Movie Theater Socks! Paton’s Kroy Sock Stripes in Celestial Stripe US size 0 – 2.25mm needles. Wendy Johnson’s Slip Stitch Heel Basic Sock. A 2×2 rib on top of that.

Green sweater inspired by the Grace by Jane Richmond using Tahki Yarns New Tweed in color 33. Using US size 7s – 4.5mm and 8s – 5.0mm needles. -CO March 2013.  So excited two sweaters in a month!

First button band wavy.  Knit the other side, picked up 4 fewer stitches, just right.  Re-Knit the first button the same and am much happier with it.  Did a couple decreases at the shoulder seams on the neck edging.  Tried it on and it’s perfect!  PERFECT length! PERFECT circumference!  Lays nice!  AMAZING.  Raglins and armholes are Perfect!  Just an all around great fitting garment.  FINALLY!  I want to knit all of her sweaters now.

Sleeves are still going although hope to have those finished for the end of the month.

Will wear without buttons but now I need to find the perfect buttons.

3 Years to Build a Barn: is my Barn Raising Quilt by Larissa Brown and Shelley Mackie. Using US size 2 – 2.75mm needles. All yarns, colorways, and amounts are listed on my project page.  40 completed squares!  52% of the way there!  Cast on in July!

Newness:

Up And Coming:

Done Roving: Frolicking Feet Transitions Yarn Planning to knit the Easy shawl pattern by Martina Behm.

Strokkur by Ysolda Teague is itching to get on my needles.  But not until sweater is done.  Forest Green Pattern Works Bretton Heathers, I have 21 skeins!

Part of the Southern Girl Knits Sweater KAL

 

Whatcha Watching?

Jupiter Ascending

Rock of Ages

Broadchurch

The Fall, CSI Miami, Podcasts of course.

Mission 2015:

A Pair a Month: 12 Pairs of Socks

  • Harvey Socks for Mum
  • Potty Socks

3 Years to Build a Barn: Year 2: 16 to 22 Squares

  • 8 Squares Completed.

2 Sweaters for Me

  • Miranda Finished
  • Grace nearly finished

 

Rhinebeck/Thanksgiving/Christmas Sweaters for Tristan and Roland

End with Less than 2014 ended with

Stash Less than 164 Miles at year end.

WIPS Less than 29 projects at year end. 15 would be a stretch goal here.

  • Current Stash Milage is 168 miles -finished a sweater but added 4 miles.
  • Current WIPS 30 Projects! 6 active & 24 Hibernating -hybernating down 2!.

 

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

  • First there was The Expectant Knitter detailing Steph’s adventures during her first pregnancy. There are 33 Episodes spanning January 2010 to September 2011.
  • Next came The Knitting Samurai Plus 1 detailing life from the birth of Steph’s first son to the first few months of her second son’s life. There are 102 Episodes available spanning September 2011 to September 2014.
  • Most recently The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys has begun starting in September 2014
  • The wordpress site carries the 8-10 most recent episodes and 10 greatest hits from the past. And you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes page.

Episode 117: I’m A Gambler

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Knitting Time:January Short Sleeve Sweater KAL now through February 28th. Miranda by Josee Paquin. I’m using Cascade 220 Heathers in Lake Chelan got gauge with suggested needles US size 8s – 5mm. Knitting size that gives 3″ of positive ease. Lively discussions on the board about armholes. Finished!!! Tag projects with #Miranda2015KAL

Finish it or Frog It February with Knitting Blooms!

At first I wondered how this could possibly interesting, but now as I work through the projects they are picking up momentum and I’m excited about them.

  • Lacy Rib Socks by Wendy Johnson – CO Jan 2012. Frogged!
  • Grace by Jane Richmond -CO March 2013. Good fit, keep going!
  • Potty Socks -CO Sept 2014
  • Caution Mitts
  • Provence Cardigan -finish front panel and 2 sleeves, 18 month size.
  • Vodka Gimlet -try it on and finish or frog!

Green sweater inspired by the Grace by Jane Richmond using Tahki Yarns New Tweed in color 33. Using US size 7s – 4.5mm and 8s – 5.0mm needles. -CO March 2013. Past armholes.  Have knit a good 10″ on this.  Onto bottom ribbing.  2.5 skeins to go for neck edging, button band, and sleeves.  So excited two sweaters in a month!

Potty Socks are using the Fish Lips Kiss Heel Construction by Sock Therapist and Red Heart Heart and Sole in the BlackJack Colorway. US size 0 – 2.0mm needles.  Finished one, on the foot of the other.

 

Newness:

Fibernymph Dyeworks Bounce in

Fat Squirrel Bag

Up And Coming:

Done Roving: Frolicking Feet Transitions Yarn Planning to knit the Easy shawl pattern by Martina Behm.

Whatcha Watching?

Enjoyed Falling Skies

Downton Abbey

Broadchurch -David Tennant recommended by HelloKnittyKate from Stitch Addiction

Big Hero 6

The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Alex Scheffler

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

  • First there was The Expectant Knitter detailing Steph’s adventures during her first pregnancy. There are 33 Episodes spanning January 2010 to September 2011.
  • Next came The Knitting Samurai Plus 1 detailing life from the birth of Steph’s first son to the first few months of her second son’s life. There are 102 Episodes available spanning September 2011 to September 2014.
  • Most recently The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys has begun starting in September 2014
  • The wordpress site carries the 8-10 most recent episodes and 10 greatest hits from the past. And you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes page.

Episode 116: Jaundiced

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Knitting Time:January Short Sleeve Sweater KAL now through February 28th. Miranda by Josee Paquin. I’m using Cascade 220 Heathers in Lake Chelan got gauge with suggested needles US size 8s – 5mm. Knitting size that gives 3″ of positive ease. Lively discussions on the board about armholes.  Finished pocket working through the stockinette portion.

Tag projects with #Miranda2015KAL

3 Years to Build a Barn: is my Barn Raising Quilt by Larissa Brown and Shelley Mackie. Using US size 2 – 2.75mm needles. All yarns, colorways, and amounts are listed on my project page.  36 completed squares!

Finish it or Frog It February with Knitting Blooms!

  • Lacy Rib Socks by Wendy Johnson – CO Jan 2012.  Frogged!
  • Grace by Jane Richmond  -CO March 2013.  Good fit, keep going!
  • Caution Mitts
  • Potty Socks -CO Sept 2014
  • Provence Cardigan -finish front panel and 2 sleeves, 18 month size.
  • Vodka Gimlet -try it on and finish or frog!

Green sweater inspired by the Grace by Jane Richmond using Tahki Yarns New Tweed in color 33.  Using US size 8s – 5.0mm needles.  -CO March 2013.  Past armholes.  Good fit, keep going!

Potty Socks are using the Fish Lips Kiss Heel Construction by Sock Therapist and Red Heart Heart and Sole in the BlackJack Colorway.  US size 0 – 2.0mm needles.

Up And Coming:

Done Roving: Frolicking Feet Transitions Yarn Planning to knit the Easy shawl pattern by Martina Behm.

Whatcha Watching?

Still loving Falling Skies

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

  • First there was The Expectant Knitter detailing Steph’s adventures during her first pregnancy. There are 33 Episodes spanning January 2010 to September 2011.
  • Next came The Knitting Samurai Plus 1 detailing life from the birth of Steph’s first son to the first few months of her second son’s life. There are 102 Episodes available spanning September 2011 to September 2014.
  • Most recently The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys has begun starting in September 2014
  • The wordpress site carries the 8-10 most recent episodes and 10 greatest hits from the past. And you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes page.

Episode 115: Miranda oh Miranda

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Knitting Time:

January Short Sleeve Sweater KAL now through February 28th. Miranda by Josee Paquin.  I’m using Cascade 220 Heathers in Lake Chelan got gauge with suggested needles US size 6s – 4mm. Knitting size that gives 3″ of positive ease.  Lively discussions on the board about armholes.  Lots of problems with this sweater…where to begins?!?!

Tag projects with #Miranda2015KAL

Parents are off with Harvey Socks! Paton’s Kroy Sock Stripes in 55015 Bramble stripes US size 0 – 2.25mm needles. Wendy Johnson’s Slip Stitch Heel Basic Sock. A 2×2 rib on top of that. FINISHED

Up And Coming:

Finish it or Frog It February with Knitting Blooms!  Some socks here.

  • Caution Mitts
  • Potty Socks
  • Provence Cardigan -finish front panel and 2 sleeves, 18 month size.
  • Vodka Gimlet -try it on and finish or frog!
  • Grace -green sweater try it on and finish or frog!

Done Roving: Frolicking Feet Transitions Yarn Planning to knit the Easy shawl pattern by Martina Behm.

Valentine’s Day Socks, wanted to use DVD but alas no go.

Whatcha Watching?

Still loving Falling Skies

Podcasts Mentioned:

Snappy Stitches: Chrisy and her lovely Cameo Shawl
Mission 2015:

A Pair a Month: 12 Pairs of Socks

  • Harvey Socks for Mum

3 Years to Build a Barn: Year 2: 16 to 22 Squares

2 Sweaters for Me

  • Miranda is in full force, 3 out of 5 skeins used

Rhinebeck/Thanksgiving/Christmas Sweaters for Tristan and Roland

End with Less than 2014 ended with

Stash Less than 164 Miles at year end.

WIPS Less than 29 projects at year end. 15 would be a stretch goal here.

  • Current Stash Milage is 165.8 miles
  • Current WIPS 32 Projects!  6 active and 26 Hibernating.

Where to find more episodes…

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

  • First there was The Expectant Knitter detailing Steph’s adventures during her first pregnancy. There are 33 Episodes spanning January 2010 to September 2011.
  • Next came The Knitting Samurai Plus 1 detailing life from the birth of Steph’s first son to the first few months of her second son’s life. There are 102 Episodes available spanning September 2011 to September 2014.
  • Most recently The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys has begun starting in September 2014
  • The wordpress site carries the 8-10 most recent episodes and 10 greatest hits from the past. And you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes page.

Episode 114: Welcome Home

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.
This is the second episode of the 3rd Season.

  • First there was The Expectant Knitter detailing Steph’s adventures during her first pregnancy. There are 33 Episodes spanning January 2010 to September 2011.
  • Next came The Knitting Samurai Plus 1 detailing life from the birth of Steph’s first son to the first few months of her second son’s life. There are 102 Episodes available spanning September 2011 to September 2014.
  • Most recently The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys has begun starting in September 2014
  • The wordpress site carries the 8-10 most recent episodes and 10 greatest hits from the past. And you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes page.

Knitting Time:

Alia Grace Shawl KAL! now through January 15th.
Prizes:

Skein of Leading Men Fiber Arts Spotlight in No Good Deed

Second the Tan House Brook Shawl pattern by Jennifer Lassonde

January Short Sleeve Sweater KAL now through February 28th. Miranda by Josee Paquin.  I’m using Cascade 220 Heathers in Lake Chelan got gauge with suggested needles US size 8s – 5mm and US size 6s – 4mm. Knitting size that gives 3″ of positive ease.  Lively discussions on the board about armholes.  Reviewed Amy Hertzog’s Knit to Flatter Class on Bust Darts since I have 5″ difference, would be 2″ of negative ease here if I did nothing.  The plan is to add in 4sts at each underarm when sleeves are separated and do some increases on either side of the cable panel.  Tag projects with #Miranda2015KAL

Parents are off with Harvey Socks! Paton’s Kroy Sock Stripes in 55015 Bramble stripes US size 0 – 2.25mm needles. Wendy Johnson’s Slip Stitch Heel Basic Sock. A 2×2 rib on top of that. 2 Heels finished, onto the legs.
Fulvous Curl! by Hunter Hammersen with String Theory Merino DK in Caledonia color that I bought at Stitches East this past year.Using US size 6s – 4.0mm needles.  Lots of twisted stitches, slow going, but enjoying it in hour long chunks, at least I was before casting on the sweater.
Worsted Weight Socks for Father-In-Law using Rye Pattern by TinCan Knits and Berroco Vintage in Olive.  US size 4s – 3.5mm needles.  Worried about no nylon wool yarns, thinking acrylic will help with wear.  Not enough yarn so shorter cuff. May knit my farther a pair as well.
Felted Kid Mitts by TechKnitter.  Pattern is $3.25 on Rav.  Changed from the beginning.  Omitted the cuff will knit that after felting.  Smallest size and Medium size as well.  Using US size 7s – 4.5mm needles and Malabrigo Worsted in 59-Lime Blue color.

Up And Coming:

Finish it or Frog It February with Knitting Blooms!

Trip to the Yarn Shop:

Done Roving: Frolicking Feet Transitions Yarn

New Project Bag from Yarn Pop!

Whatcha Watching?

Galavant

Falling Skies

Vikings

Podcasts Mentioned:

Minerva Turkey Knits

Episode 113: Tickle

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.
This is the second episode of the 3rd Season.

  • First there was The Expectant Knitter detailing Steph’s adventures during her first pregnancy. There are 33 Episodes spanning January 2010 to September 2011.
  • Next came The Knitting Samurai Plus 1 detailing life from the birth of Steph’s first son to the first few months of her second son’s life. There are 102 Episodes available spanning September 2011 to September 2014.
  • Most recently The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys has begun starting in September 2014
  • The wordpress site carries the 8-10 most recent episodes and 10 greatest hits from the past. And you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes page.

Knitting Time:

Alia Grace Shawl KAL! now through January 15th.
Prizes so far;

Skein of Leading Men Fiber Arts Spotlight in No Good Deed

Second the Tan House Brook Shawl pattern by Jennifer Lassonde

Aila Grace Shawl by Jennifer Lassonde. Into The Whirled Meridian Sock in the On The Rocks Colorway, September 2014 Club Color. US size 6s – 4.0mm needles.

Is finished and blocked!  So proud of myself!

January Sweater KAL for us…Ahead in the polls: 34% for Miranda and 28% for Irish Coffee.

voting will close 1/11

  1. Drambuie -By Thea Colman
    2. Irish Coffee -By Thea Colman
    3. Hickory -By Cecily Glowik MacDonald
    4. Miranda -By Josee Paquin
    5. Plain and Simple Pullover -By Verra Valimaki

Worsted weight, I’m leaning toward Di.ve Zenith in Pumpkin or Cascade 220 Heathers in Lake Chelan….

Ryan’s Peace Socks: Opal Sweet & Spicy in colorway 8617 Cake Pops. Using US size 0 – 2.25mm needles. Wendy Johnson’s Slip Stitch Heel Basic Sock. I do a 2×2 rib on top of that. Finished!
Parents are off with Harvey Socks! Paton’s Kroy Sock Stripes in 55015 Bramble stripes US size 0 – 2.25mm needles. Wendy Johnson’s Slip Stitch Heel Basic Sock. A 2×2 rib on top of that.

Worsted Weight Socks for Father-In-Law using Rye Pattern by TinCan Knits and Berroco Vintage in Olive.  US size 4s – 3.5mm needles.  Worried about no nylon wool yarns, thinking acrylic will help with wear.  Not enough yarn so shorter cuff. May knit my farther a pair as well.

Felted Kid Mitts by TechKnitter.  Pattern is $3.25 on Rav.  Changed from the beginning.  Omitted the cuff will knit that after felting.  Smallest size and Medium size as well.  Using US size 7s – 4.5mm needles and Malabrigo Worsted in 59-Lime Blue color.

Fulvous Curl! by Hunter Hammersen with ?? yarn.  Cast on did 5 rows than Tristan woke up.  Using US size 6s -mm needles.

Up And Coming:

Washcloths for the baby who’s eatting 2 meals a day

2014 Intentions:

  • All 2013 Rhinebeck yarn purchases prior to Rhinebeck 2014. Really shouldn’t go if it’s not all knit up. 14 Skeins total. -1 completely used up, 8 knit with.
    • Steam Valley Fibers in Candle Light with Cabled Newborn Hat
    • Miss Babs Yowza! in Berlin with Denver Cowl
    • Dragonfly Fibers Traveler in Ruby with Peekaboo Mitts, Pear Hat and Beaded Fair Isle Hat
    • Miss Babs Yummy in Deep Sea Jellyfish with Tubularity
    • Miss Babs Yummy in Zombie Prom with Tubularity
    • Into The Whirled Ulundi 221B with SockHead Hat
    • Into The Whirled Bukavu in Vegetable Medley with Sock Bunny and Hat Set
    • Socks that Rock Mediumweight Hobbit Garden (finished)
  • 14 Pairs of Socks -stripe, solid, patterned, etc. Alternate Constructions a plus but not a requirement. -12 Completed
    • Grinch Socks
    • Sugared Violets Socks (Afterthought Heel)
    • Brick Socks
    • Snowflake Socks
    • Oldest Anything Socks (Bottom Gusset)
    • He was Kicking Me Socks (Afterthought Heel)
    • Mystik Spiral Socks (OMG Heel)
    • Lavender Socks
    • Houdini Socks (Afterthought Leg)
    • Fish Lips Kiss Heel Socks (FLK)
    • September Socks
    • Kim’s Short Socks
  • 5 Pairs of Slippers: for Mum, Dad, LDZ, Nate, Me -1 Completed
    • Seamless Salomas Slippers for me
  • Socks for AB, Shary, Steve, Dad, UD -Counting this as Completed
    • 1 pair for Dad
    • Have Knit 5 Pairs for other people, JKelly, Dad, Aunt Laura, Randi, Kim
  • 2 Sweaters for me, 2 for Ro, 2 for Thing: 4 of 6 completed
    • Thing 2’s are done, 2 Toddler Vests; LMFA Puffin & London Rico Yarn
    • Story Time Schoolar Sweater for Tristan
    • Soledad Sweater for Roland Completed
    • Langstroth Sweater for Roland on the needles
  • Knit More Hats (8 in 2013) -YTD 19 hats!!! Completed
    • Garter Earflap Hat for Tristan
    • Windschief for me
    • Steve’s Tweed Hat
    • Argyle Lace Hat for me
    • Rainbow Marley for Tristan
    • Easy Peasy Newborn Hat x2
    • Galatic Ruby Storm for Me
    • Bunny Hat Set
    • Sock Head Hat for me
    • Cable Baby Hat for Tristan
    • Garter Earflap Hat x3
    • 2 Crafting for a Cause Hats
    • Monster T Hat
    • Robyn’s Recess Hat take 1
    • Robyn’s Recess Hat take 2

To wrap up 2014: Rav tells me I knit 63 Projects for 16,458 yards.  Knit just over a 15K!! When you think 5K of that was during Stash Dash.  I’m slacking off the rest of the year🙂

Mission 2015:

A Pair a Month: 12 Pairs of Socks

3 Years to Build a Barn: Year 2: 16 to 22 Squares

2 Sweaters for Me

Rhinebeck/Thanksgiving/Christmas Sweaters for Tristan and Roland

End with Lessthan 2014 ended with

Stash Less than 164 Miles at year end.

WIPS Less than 29 projects at year end. 15 would be a stretch goal here.

Movies

Silverlinings Playbook

Agents of Sheild -not so much

Episode 112: Mission 2015! ! !

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

This is the second episode of the 3rd Season.

  • First there was The Expectant Knitter detailing Steph’s adventures during her first pregnancy. There are 33 Episodes spanning January 2010 to September 2011.
  • Next came The Knitting Samurai Plus 1 detailing life from the birth of Steph’s first son to the first few months of her second son’s life. There are 102 Episodes available spanning September 2011 to September 2014.
  • Most recently The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys has begun starting in September 2014
  • The wordpress site carries the 8-10 most recent episodes and 10 greatest hits from the past. And you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes page.

Knitting Time:

Alia Grace Shawl KAL! now through January 15th.
Prizes so far;

Skein of Leading Men Fiber Arts Spotlight in No Good Deed

Second the Tan House Brook Shawl pattern by Jennifer Lassonde

Doesn’t matter if you already started, because I did…
Aila Grace Shawl by Jennifer Lassonde. Into The Whirled Meridian Sock in the On The Rocks Colorway, September 2014 Club Color. US size 6s – 4.0mm needles.

January Sweater KAL for us…Thank you for all the suggestions.  Voting shall Commence, please get your voice heard.

  1. Drambuie -By Thea Colman
    2. Irish Coffee -By Thea Colman
    3. Hickory -By Cecily Glowik MacDonald
    4. Miranda -By Josee Paquin
    5. Plain and Simple Pullover -By Verra Valimaki

Textured Cowl by Abi Gregorio -knit 7 of these, and may make 1 more with leftovers.

 

Monkey Fingerless Mitts based on Cookie A’s Monkey Socks by Michelle Johnson using Misty Alpaca Hand Paint Sock Yarn in color 12 Black. Using US size 2s – 2.75mm needles.  Gifted and she loved them!

Ryan’s Peace Socks: Opal Sweet & Spicy in colorway 8617 Cake Pops. Using US size 0 – 2.25mm needles. Wendy Johnson’s Slip Stitch Heel Basic Sock. I do a 2×2 rib on top of that.

Parents are off with Harvey Socks! Paton’s Kroy Sock Stripes in 55015 Bramble stripes US size 0 – 2.25mm needles. Wendy Johnson’s Slip Stitch Heel Basic Sock. A 2×2 rib on top of that.

Second pair of Caution Mitts by Rebecca Blair from Knitscene Spring 2013 using leftover Schaefer Nichole in Empress Wu Zhao. Stayed with the US size 2.5s – 3.0mm needles. Dropping stitch count from 72 to 68 to reduce bunching. Not sure if for me or not.

 

Up And Coming:

Father-In-Law worsted Weight Socks -looks like Rye Pattern by TinCan Knits is going to be the one.

Washcloths for the baby who’s eatting 2 meals a day

 

Christmas:

Opal

Into The Whirled Gloucester December 2014 Club Color: Flounce

Botanical Knits, Curls, A Head for Trouble, Rustic Modern Knits -links to all from my library on Ravelry.

 

Mission 2015: coming soon…

A Pair a Month: 12 Pairs of Socks

3 Years to Build a Barn: Year 2: 16 to 22 Squares

2 Sweaters for Me

Rhinebeck/Thanksgiving/Christmas Sweaters for Tristan and Roland

End with Less than 2014 ended with

Stash Less than 164 yards at year end.

WIPS Less than 29 projects at year end.  15 would be a stretch goal here.

Movies

White Christmas

The Interview

Guardians of the Galaxy

Planes Fire And Rescue

Fiddler on the Roof

Vikings

Episode 111: Christmas Crunch

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.
This is the second episode of the 3rd Season.

  • First there was The Expectant Knitter detailing Steph’s adventures during her first pregnancy. There are 33 Episodes spanning January 2010 to September 2011.
  • Next came The Knitting Samurai Plus 1 detailing life from the birth of Steph’s first son to the first few months of her second son’s life. There are 102 Episodes available spanning September 2011 to September 2014.
  • Most recently The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys has begun starting in September 2014
  • The wordpress site carries the 8-10 most recent episodes and 10 greatest hits from the past. And you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes page.

Knitting Time:

Alia Grace Shawl KAL! now through January 15th.
Prizes so far;

Skein of Leading Men Fiber Arts Spotlight in No Good Deed

Second the Tan House Brook Shawl pattern by Jennifer Lassonde

Doesn’t matter if you already started, because I did…
Aila Grace Shawl by Jennifer Lassonde. Into The Whirled Meridian Sock in the On The Rocks Colorway, September 2014 Club Color. US size 6s – 4.0mm needles.

Start thinking about January Sweater KAL for me…

Robyn’s Recess hat take 2. Hannah by BlakeEhrlich using Cascade Yarns Baby Alpaca Chunky in the Monteray Bay colorway. US size 10s – 6.0 mm needles. Will lengthen section before decreases by 1.5 – 2 inches. December 2008 acquisition.

Textured Cowl by Abi Gregorio -knitting these like crazy!

  1. First was Mum’s with Misty Alpaca Chunky in the Rust color using US size 10.75 or 7mm needles. Altered pattern, 72 stitches to make same circumference.  Added button holes and knit flat for a portion of the cowl.
  2. Next came teacher gifts –Tina’s with Lion Brand Wool Ease Chunky in Black with US size 11s – 8.0mm needles.  Cast on 54 stitches to make same circumference as pattern.
  3. Benta’s Cowl with Lion Brand Wool Ease Chunky in Colbalt with US size 11s – 8.0mm needles. Cast on 54 stitches to make same circumference as pattern.
  4. L.T.’s Cowl with Loops & Thread Cozy Wool in the color Spearmint with US size 11s – 8.0mm needles. Cast on 54 stitches to make same circumference as pattern.
  5. Planning one more for a friend of Mum’s and A coworker.

Second pair of Caution Mitts by Rebecca Blair from Knitscene Spring 2013 using leftover Schaefer Nichole in Empress Wu Zhao. Stayed with the US size 2.5s – 3.0mm needles. Dropping stitch count from 72 to 68 to reduce bunching. Not sure if for me or not.

Monkey Fingerless Mitts based on Cookie A’s Monkey Socks by Michelle Johnson using Misty Alpaca Hand Paint Sock Yarn in color 12 Black. Using US size 2s – 2.75mm needles. Love these! So soft so much fun to knit and I know Vanessa is going to absolutely love them. Feels good to work on them knowing that.

Ryan’s Peace Socks: Opal Sweet & Spicy in colorway 8617 Cake Pops. Using US size 0 – 2.25mm needles. Wendy Johnson’s Slip Stitch Heel Basic Sock. I do a 2×2 rib on top of that. Nervous about these.

Christmas Up And Coming

Father in Law worsted Weight Socks

Washcloths for the baby who’s eatting 2 meals a day

Need to finish for Hannah, LT, and Karen (Mum’s friend).

Vite Cowl by Kristi Johnson -looks quick

Seven SIsters Cowl by Karina -Hannah

New Yarn is Knit Circus Greatest of Ease in the Brew Crew Colorway.

Episode 110: Bring it on

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.
This is the second episode of the 3rd Season.

  • First there was The Expectant Knitter detailing Steph’s adventures during her first pregnancy. There are 33 Episodes spanning January 2010 to September 2011.
  • Next came The Knitting Samurai Plus 1 detailing life from the birth of Steph’s first son to the first few months of her second son’s life. There are 102 Episodes available spanning September 2011 to September 2014.
  • Most recently The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys has begun starting in September 2014
  • The wordpress site carries the 8-10 most recent episodes and 10 greatest hits from the past. And you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes page.

Knitting Time:

Sweaters for our Kids KAL wrapped up.
Prize Drawings…19 finished sweaters
First there will be this great bag from Silver Shed USA! and
Second the New pattern from Jennifer Lassonde, Aila Grace Shawl.
Third the New Pattern Pure Spring Sweater by Solveig Engevold.

New KAL: Alia Grace Shawl KAL! now through January 15th.
Prizes so far;

Skein of Leading Men Fiber Arts Spotlight in No Good Deed

Second the Tan House Brook Shawl pattern by Jennifer Lassonde

Doesn’t matter if you already started, because I did…
Aila Grace Shawl by Jennifer Lassonde. Into The Whirled Meridian Sock in the On The Rocks Colorway, September 2014 Club Color.  US size 6s – 4.0mm needles.

Start thinking about January Sweater KAL for me…

Toddler Tshirt Vest first. By Sam Lamb using Opal Sweet and Spicy 2 in the Rotkohl color. I’m using US size 7s – 4.5mm needles. Is finished.  Need to weave in those ends.

Robyn’s Recess hat but not really. Hannah by BlakeEhrlich using Misty Alpaca Chunky in the Rust C747 colorway. US size 10s – 6.0 mm needles. Reading entire pattern is important! Used 75 yards super quick Christmas gift.  Into the gift box.

Robyn’s Recess hat take 2. Hannah by BlakeEhrlich using Cascade Yarns Baby Alpaca Chunky in the Monteray Bay colorway. US size 10s – 6.0 mm needles. Will lengthen section before decreases by 1.5 – 2 inches.  December 2008 acquisition.

Caution Mitts by Rebecca Blair from Knitscene Spring 2013 using J.Knits Superwash Me Sock leftovers.  Inadvertently went up a needle size using 2.5 rather than 2s so result is larger than I wanted, but love them anyway.  Definitely a trip through the dryer.  Knit super quick, over Thanksgiving.  Used less than 200 yards, not sure exactly need to weigh them.  Look really cool.  Great accessory another quick Christmas knit for the right person.

Started a second pair of Caution Mitts by Rebecca Blair from Knitscene Spring 2013 using leftover Schaefer Nichole in Empress Wu Zhao.  Stayed with the US size 2.5s – 3.0mm needles.  Dropping stitch count from 72 to 68 to reduce bunching.  Not sure if for me or not.

Monkey Fingerless Mitts based on Cookie A’s Monkey Socks by Michelle Johnson using Misty Alpaca Hand Paint Sock Yarn in color 12 Black.  Using US size 2s – 2.75mm needles.  Love these!  So soft so much fun to knit and I know Vanessa is going to absolutely love them.  Feels good to work on them knowing that.

Ryan’s Peace Socks: Opal Sweet & Spicy in colorway 8617 Cake Pops. Using US size 0 – 2.25mm needles. Wendy Johnson’s Slip Stitch Heel Basic Sock. I do a 2×2 rib on top of that. Nervous about these.

Christmas Up And Coming

Father in Law worsted Weight Socks

Hannah and Tina still haven’t started for them…need something I want to knit that suites them.

Vite Cowl by Kristi Johnson -looks quick

Seven SIsters Cowl by Karina -Hannah or Tina

Textured Cowl by Abi Gregorio -knit 2!

Feeling a little guilty about Mum, maybe a cowl for her as well.

Episode 109: Happy Thanksgiving

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

This is the second episode of the 3rd Season.

  • First there was The Expectant Knitter detailing Steph’s adventures during her first pregnancy. There are 33 Episodes spanning January 2010 to September 2011.
  • Next came The Knitting Samurai Plus 1 detailing life from the birth of Steph’s first son to the first few months of her second son’s life. There are 102 Episodes available spanning September 2011 to September 2014.
  • Most recently The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys has begun starting in September 2014
  • The wordpress site carries the 8-10 most recent episodes and 10 greatest hits from the past. And you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes page.

 


Knitting Time:


Sweaters for our Kids KAL! Now through 11/30.

Prizes are rolling in!

First there will be this great bag from Silver Shed USA! and

Second the New pattern from Jennifer Lassonde, Aila Grace Shawl.

Third the New Pattern Pure Spring Sweater by Solveig Engevold, a seamless top-down cardigan sized 2-12 years!


Knitting Elizabeth Green Musselman’s Langstroth sweater for Ro. Thank you for the pattern Elizabeth. I’m using Cascade 220 Heathers in color 2453 Pumpkin Spice. Elizabeth has a great podcast Dark Matter Knits. This is my third sweater with 220 Heathers. Pattern calls for US 5/7 needles. My 7s are all tied up so I’m using US size 5 – 3.75mm and US size 6 – 4.0mm needles. I’m knitting the 28″ chest size thinking it’ll be roomy this winter and still fit next winter. Really like that there isn’t anything up against his neck. Pattern is fun so far. Bottom up construction means I have to pay minimal attention and am able to knit around the boys or when I’m brain dead tired.

Realized I have 3 pregnant friends, two are confirmed girls. So I’m off and knitting some tiny baby knits! Of course I thought of the Toddler Tshirt Vest first. By Sam Lamb. I just love this pattern. This is my 6th one. Tristan is so warm and toasty in his.  Using Opal Sweet and Spicy 2 in the Rotkohl color. I’m using US size 7s – 4.5mm needles.

Halloween I cast on….Aila Grace Shawl by Jennifer Lassonde. Into The Whirled Meridian Sock in the On The Rocks Colorway, September 2014 Club Color. Knit along Starts December 1st, 83% of votes. Obviously I’ll do a second one🙂


Ryan’s Peace Socks: Opal Sweet & Spicy in colorway 8617 Cake Pops. Using US size 0 – 2.25mm needles. Wendy Johnson’s Slip Stitch Heel Basic Sock. I do a 2×2 rib on top of that. Nervous about these.

Monkey Fingerless Mitts based on Cookie A’s Monkey Socks by Michelle Johnson using Misty Alpaca Hand Paint Sock Yarn in color 12 Black.  In December 2008 when I purchased this was too special to knit with.  Now it’s for a gift.  After first repeat remembered pattern.  Love the Monkey’s.  Two pairs of the socks previously.  These are for Vanessa.

Christmas Up And Coming

Aila Grace -Abby

Hannah by BlakeEhrlich -Robyn

Caution Mitts by Rebecca Blair from Knitscene Spring 2013 -Vanessa or Hannah or Tina or Benta

Seven SIsters Cowl by Karina -Hannah or Tina

Episode 108: Holiday Knitting

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

This is the second episode of the 3rd Season.

  • First there was The Expectant Knitter detailing Steph’s adventures during her first pregnancy. There are 33 Episodes spanning January 2010 to September 2011.
  • Next came The Knitting Samurai Plus 1 detailing life from the birth of Steph’s first son to the first few months of her second son’s life. There are 102 Episodes available spanning September 2011 to September 2014.
  • Most recently The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys has begun starting in September 2014
  • The wordpress site carries the 8-10 most recent episodes and 10 greatest hits from the past. And you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes page.

 


Knitting Time:


Sweaters for our Kids KAL! Now through 11/30.

Prizes are rolling in!  

First there will be this great bag from Silver Shed USA! and 

Second the New pattern from Jennifer Lassonde, Aila Grace Shawl.  

Third the New Pattern Pure Spring Sweater by Solveig Engevold, a seamless top-down cardigan sized 2-12 years!

Knitting Elizabeth Green Musselman’s Langstroth sweater for Ro.  Thank you for the pattern Elizabeth.  I’m using Cascade 220 Heathers in color 2453 Pumpkin Spice.  Elizabeth has a great podcast Dark Matter Knits.  This is my third sweater with 220 Heathers.  Pattern calls for US 5/7 needles.  My 7s are all tied up so I’m using US size 5 – 3.75mm and US size 6 – 4.0mm needles.  I’m knitting the 28″ chest size thinking it’ll be roomy this winter and still fit next winter.  Really like that there isn’t anything up against his neck.  Pattern is fun so far.  Bottom up construction means I have to pay minimal attention and am able to knit around the boys or when I’m brain dead tired.

Cast on a new baby sweater, not for my boys.  Realized I have 3 pregnant friends, two are confirmed girls.  So I’m off and knitting some tiny baby knits! Of course I thought of the Toddler Tshirt Vest first.  By Sam Lamb.  I just love this pattern.  This is my 5th one.  Tristan is so warm and toasty in his.  For this I’m doubling some Into The Whirled Tchula Sock in June 2013 Club Color End of Innocence.  I wasn’t kidding about having some Club Yarn Guilt.  I’m using US size 7s – 4.5mm needles.  

Second Toddler Tshirt Vest first.  By Sam Lamb  using Opal Sweet and Spicy 2 in the Rotkohl color.  I’m using US size 7s – 4.5mm needles.

What else is new…

I couldn’t resist!  Halloween I cast on….Aila Grace Shawl by Jennifer Lassonde.  Into The Whirled Meridian Sock in the On The Rocks Colorway, September 2014 Club Color.  Knit along Starts December 1st, 83% of votes.  Obviously I’ll do a second one🙂

Kim’s Socks: Are finished!  Tristan’s other teacher. With Berroco Sox in 1410 County Fair colorway. Using US size 0 – 2.25mm needles. Wendy Johnson’s Slip Stitch Heel Basic Sock. I do a 2×2 rib on top of that. 

Cast on and off the Monster Face Hat by Rebecca Danger using Berroco Vintage using US size 7 – 4.5mm needles.  Took two evenings.  Waiting for Eyes from 6060.  Added ears.  About 1″ too tall, needs some blocking, or I’ll roll the brim when he wears it.

Ryan’s Peace Socks: Opal Sweet & Spicy in colorway 8617 Cake Pops.  Using US size 0 – 2.25mm needles. Wendy Johnson’s Slip Stitch Heel Basic Sock. I do a 2×2 rib on top of that. Nervous about these.


Holiday knitting:

Knit worthy?  

*Vanessa, damaged them but wore them almost daily?  Knit for her again?

*Ryan, no idea but crafts herself?

*Mother, wears one of the 4 pairs of knit her but that’s it, need to find out about fit?

*Lauren, never seen her wear any, husband wears everything.

*Steve

*Roland’s Teachers -Robyn & Tina, hats?  Fingerless mitts?

*Coworkers, Abby & Hannah

2014 Intentions:

  • All 2013 Rhinebeck yarn purchases prior to Rhinebeck 2014. Really shouldn’t go if it’s not all knit up. 14 Skeins total. -1 completely used up, 8 knit with.
  • Steam Valley Fibers in Candle Light with Cabled Newborn Hat
  • Miss Babs Yowza! in Berlin with Denver Cowl
  • Dragonfly Fibers Traveler in Ruby with Peekaboo Mitts, Pear Hat and Beaded Fair Isle Hat
  • Miss Babs Yummy in Deep Sea Jellyfish with Tubularity
  • Miss Babs Yummy in Zombie Prom with Tubularity
  • Into The Whirled Ulundi 221B with SockHead Hat
  • Into The Whirled Bukavu in Vegetable Medley with Sock Bunny and Hat Set
  • Socks that Rock Mediumweight Hobbit Garden (finished)
  • 14 Pairs of Socks -stripe, solid, patterned, etc. Alternate Constructions a plus but not a requirement. -12 Completed
  • Grinch Socks
  • Sugared Violets Socks (Afterthought Heel)
  • Brick Socks
  • Snowflake Socks
  • Oldest Anything Socks (Bottom Gusset)
  • He was Kicking Me Socks (Afterthought Heel)
  • Mystik Spiral Socks (OMG Heel)
  • Lavender Socks
  • Houdini Socks (Afterthought Leg)
  • Fish Lips Kiss Heel Socks (FLK)
  • September Socks
  • Kim’s Short Socks
  • 2 pair in process
  • 5 Pairs of Slippers: for Mum, Dad, LDZ, Nate, Me -1 Completed
  • Seamless Salomas Slippers for me
  • Lowanne recommended some that look great
  • Socks for AB, Shary, Steve, Dad, UD -Counting this as Completed
  • 1 pair for Dad
  • Have Knit 5 Pairs for other people, JKelly, Dad, Aunt Laura, Randi, Kim
  • 2 Sweaters for me, 2 for Ro, 2 for Thing 2 -3 of 6
  • Thing 2’s are done, 2 Toddler Vests; LMFA Puffin & London Rico Yarn
  • Story Time Schoolar Sweater for Tristan
  • Soledad Sweater for Roland Completed
  • Langstroth Sweater for Roland on the needles
  • Knit More Hats (8 in 2013) -YTD 17 hats!!!  Completed
  • Garter Earflap Hat for Tristan
  • Windschief for me
  • Steve’s Tweed Hat
  • Argyle Lace Hat for me
  • Rainbow Marley for Tristan
  • Easy Peasy Newborn Hat x2
  • Galatic Ruby Storm for Me
  • Bunny Hat Set
  • Sock Head Hat for me
  • Cable Baby Hat for Tristan
  • Garter Earflap Hat x3
  • 2 Crafting for a Cause Hats
  • Monster T Hat

 

Episode 107: Just Imagine My Knitting

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

This is the second episode of the 3rd Season.

  • First there was The Expectant Knitter detailing Steph’s adventures during her first pregnancy. There are 33 Episodes spanning January 2010 to September 2011.
  • Next came The Knitting Samurai Plus 1 detailing life from the birth of Steph’s first son to the first few months of her second son’s life. There are 102 Episodes available spanning September 2011 to September 2014.
  • Most recently The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys has begun starting in September 2014
  • The wordpress site carries the 8-10 most recent episodes and 10 greatest hits from the past. And you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes page.

Knitting Time:

Story-time Scholar Sweater by Lisa Chemery. With Berroco Vintage Chunky in color 6105. 3 hours in and about to start bottom ribbing. Super quick knit! Took about 8 hours.  For Tristan knit the 3-6 month size.  Used US size 10 – 6.0mm needles.

Started a cowl with some of the Perriwinkle Sheep yarn I got at Stitches. Want it to be 55″ on size 10.75 US – 7.0mm needles. Using Aran weight. Loosely based on Donna Edgar’s Easy Lace Cowl.

Front Range Bags: Nanny Knitter on Rav.She’s offering a generous coupon for 20% off: KS2014 good now through December 31st.

What else is new…
Knitting Elizabeth Green Musselman’s Langstroth sweater for Ro.  Thank you for the pattern Elizabeth.  I’m using Cascade 220 Heathers in color 2453 Pumpkin Spice.  Elizabeth has a great podcast Dark Matter Knits.  This is my third sweater with 220 Heathers.  Pattern calls for US 5/7 needles.  My 7s are all tied up so I’m using US size 5 – 3.75mm and US size 6 – 4.0mm needles.  I’m knitting the 28″ chest size thinking it’ll be roomy this winter and still fit next winter.  Really like that there isn’t anything up against his neck.  Pattern is fun so far.  Bottom up construction means I have to pay minimal attention and am able to knit around the boys or when I’m brain dead tired.

Sweaters for our Kids KAL! Now through 11/30.
Prize will be this great bag from Silver Shed USA! and The New pattern from Jennifer Lassonde, Aila Grace Shawl.  Hint KAL to follow….

September Socks: will be for Randi, Tristan’s teacher are finished as well.  Knit with Opal Love Story in color 7910 Romantik. Using US size 0 – 2.25mm needles. Following my favorite toe up sock, heel construction. That’s Wendy Johnson’s Slip Stitch Heel Basic Sock. I do a 2×2 rib on top of that. I’ve litterarly knit hundreds of socks this.  Used just over 300 yards.

Finished one pair, cast on another.  Signature needles and I do not get along!  These are Neon socks for Dad.  Was supposed to use alternate construction for his next pair but completely forgot.  Forester pattern.  Oops.  Still looking for that perfect yellow color for him.  Using US size 0 – 2.25mm needles. Wendy Johnson’s Slip Stitch Heel Basic Sock

Doing a 2×2 rib.  Using Online Supersock 4-Fach Neon Color in color 1754.  Have been knitting with it for several days before I had it in natural light to see that it is Navy, Black, and Yellow.

Kim’s Socks: Tristan’s other teacher. With Berroco Sox in 1410 County Fair colorway. Using US size 0 – 2.25mm needles. Wendy Johnson’s Slip Stitch Heel Basic Sock. I do a 2×2 rib on top of that.  About to start heel gussets.

Next up….Aila Grace Shawl by Jennifer Lassonde.  I’ll be casting on in the coming month with some Into The Whirled Meridian Sock.  September 2014 Club Color On the Rocks.  Knit along in November?  Maybe after the sweater knit along.

Watched loads of podcasts this week,
Southern Girl Knits
Wolfe Farms
Knitting in Circles

Episode 106: Yarn Tasting

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

This is the second episode of the 3rd Season.

  • First there was The Expectant Knitter detailing Steph’s adventures during her first pregnancy. There are 33 Episodes spanning January 2010 to September 2011.
  • Next came The Knitting Samurai Plus 1 detailing life from the birth of Steph’s first son to the first few months of her second son’s life. There are 102 Episodes available spanning September 2011 to September 2014.
  • Most recently The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys has begun starting in September 2014
  • The wordpress site carries the 8-10 most recent episodes and 10 greatest hits from the past. And you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes page.


Knitting Time:

Story-time Scholar Sweater by Lisa Chemery. With Berroco Vintage Chunky in color 6105. 3 hours in and about to start bottom ribbing. Super quick knit! Knitting for Tristan in the size 6-12 month. Using US size 10 – 6.0mm needles.

Garter Ear Flap Hats, by Purl Soho maybe I went crazy with them!

First was in Berroco Vintage color 5197 Teal Heather with a 5196 Gold accent. Was for Tristan, knit 3rd size up. Too Big, for Ro. Used 130 yards.
US size 7s – 4.5mm needles and US size 8s – 5.0mm needles.

Next was in Berroco Vintage color 5187 Denim with a Pumpkin accent. Knit the second size which he currently has a wears. Forgot to switch needle size though, staying with it. US size 8s – 5.0mm needles.

Front Range Bags: Nanny Knitter on Rav.She’s offering a generous coupon for 20% off: KS2014 good now through December 31st.

Prize drawing….

September Socks: will be for Randi, Tristan’s teacher. With Opal Love Story in color 7910 Romantik. Using US size 0 – 2.25mm needles. Following my favorite toe up sock, heel construction. That’s Wendy Johnson’s Slip Stitch Heel Basic Sock. I do a 2×2 rib on top of that. I’ve litterarly knit hundreds of socks this

Starting a cowl with some of the Perriwinkle Sheep yarn I got at Stitches.  Want it to be 55″ on size 10.75 US – 7.0mm needles.  Using Aran weight.  Loosely based on Donna Edgar’s Easy Lace Cowl.

Watched Witches of East End, A Young Doctor’s Notebook, Football.

New Yarn:

Cascade Yarns Yarn Tasteing!  Highland Duo & Pattern.
Cascade 220 Heathers for 2 sweaters for Ro.
Cascade Eco Plus for another Ro sweater.
Into the Whirled in Pakokku Sock in color Butterfly Effect -Club Color

Episode 105: Stitches East

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

This is the second episode of the 3rd Season.

  • First there was The Expectant Knitter detailing Steph’s adventures during her first pregnancy. There are 33 Episodes spanning January 2010 to September 2011.
  • Next came The Knitting Samurai Plus 1 detailing life from the birth of Steph’s first son to the first few months of her second son’s life. There are 102 Episodes available spanning September 2011 to September 2014.
  • Most recently The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys has begun starting in September 2014
  • The wordpress site carries the 8-10 most recent episodes and 10 greatest hits from the past. And you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes page.

Knitting Time:

Denver Cowl by Veronica Parsons with Miss Babs Yowza – Whatta Skein in the Berlin colorway using US size 8s – 5.0mm needles. Was completed after just 6 months on the needles!

Plan to buy yarn to knit Elizabeth Green Musselman’s Langstroth sweater for Ro.

Kim’s Socks: Tristan’s other teacher. With Berroco Sox in 1410 County Fair colorway.  Using US size 0 – 2.25mm needles.  Wendy Johnson’s Slip Stitch Heel Basic Sock. I do a 2×2 rib on top of that.

Goodies…

Erin Lane Bag

White Birch Fiber Arts

Perriwinkle Sheep

String Theory

Story-time Scholar Sweater by Lisa Chemery.  With Berroco Vintage Chunky in color 6105.  3 hours in and about to start bottom ribbing.  Super quick knit!  Knitting for Tristan in the size 6-12 month.  Using US size 10 – 6.0mm needles.

Project Bag: Front Range Bags: Nanny Knitter on Rav.

She’s offering a generous coupon for 20% off: KS2014 good now through December 31st. And Nancy has offered one for a give away. Will mail directly to the winner. For your chance to win, go to Rav thread and tell us your favorite bag from her Etsy shop. 

September Socks: will be for Randi, Tristan’s teacher.  With Opal Love Story in color 7910 Romantik. Using US size 0 – 2.0mm needles.  Following my favorite toe up sock, heel construction.  That’s Wendy Johnson’s Slip Stitch Heel Basic Sock.  I do a 2×2 rib on top of that.  I’ve litterarly knit hundreds of socks this way!

Episode 104: Socks and Hats

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

This is the second episode of the 3rd Season.

  • First there was The Expectant Knitter detailing Steph’s adventures during her first pregnancy. There are 33 Episodes spanning January 2010 to September 2011.
  • Next came The Knitting Samurai Plus 1 detailing life from the birth of Steph’s first son to the first few months of her second son’s life. There are 102 Episodes available spanning September 2011 to September 2014.
  • Most recently The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys has begun starting in September 2014
  • The wordpress site carries the 8-10 most recent episodes and 10 greatest hits from the past. And you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes page.

Knitting Time:

Fish Lips Kiss Heel Socks by Sock Therapist is Finished!  Using US size 2 -0mm needles. Yarn is Opal Smokey Eyes and Coloured Lips in color 6641. Love this yarn!

Love all the little toes on the needles.

September Socks: will be for Randi, Tristan’s teacher.  With Opal Love Story in color 7910 Romantik. Using US size 0 – 2.0mm needles.  Following my favorite toe up sock, heel construction.  That’s Wendy Johnson’s Slip Stitch Heel Basic Sock.  I do a 2×2 rib on top of that.  I’ve litterarly knit hundreds of socks this way!

What to do for Roland’s teachers?

Kim’s Socks: Tristan’s other teacher. With Berroco Sox in 1410 County Fair colorway.  Using US size 0 – 2.0mm needles.  Wendy Johnson’s Slip Stitch Heel Basic Sock. I do a 2×2 rib on top of that.

Potty Socks: Planning to do a Fish Lips Kiss Heel Socks by Sock Therapist. With Red Heart Heart and Sole in 3972 BlackJack colorway. Using standard US size 0s – 2.0mm needles. 

Jingle Feet take two!  Two sets of little cuffs.  Used Into The Whirled Ulundi Sock in Courtly Frogs colorway and J.Knits Superwash Me Sock in Connecticut colorway.  2×2 rib over 32 sts for 10 rows.  Used 30 yards per set.  Prestrung the bells.  Not again.Denver Cowl by Veronica Parsons with Miss Babs Yowza – Whatta Skein in the Berlin colorway using US size 8s – 5.0mm needles. 100 grams to go!

Garter Ear Flap Hats, by Purl Soho maybe I went crazy with them!

First was in Berroco Vintage color 5197 Teal Heather with a 5196 Gold accent.  Was for Tristan, knit 3rd size up.  Too Big, for Ro.  Used 130 yards.

US size 7s – 4.5mm needles and US size 8s – 5.0mm needles.

Next was in Berroco Vintage color 5187 Denim with a Pumpkin accent. Knit the second size which he currently has a wears.  Forgot to switch needle size though, staying with it.  US size 8s – 5.0mm needles.

Edge of Tomorrow Movie.

And then after finishing the jingle cuffs and loving the Courtly Frogs, I wanted to finish it off fully.  Cast on a third with Used Into The Whirled Ulundi Sock in Courtly Frogs colorway and accent of Berroco Vintage color Navy accent. And remembered to change needle size!  US size 7s – 4.5mm needles and US size 8s – 5.0mm needles.

New Project Bag: Front Range Bags: Nanny Knitter on Rav.

She’s offering a generous coupon for 20% off: KS2014 good now through December 31st. And Nancy has offered one for a give away. Will mail directly to the winner. For your chance to win, go to Rav thread and tell us your favorite bag from her Etsy shop.

Denver Cowl by Veronica Parsons with Miss Babs Yowza – Whatta Skein in the Berlin colorway using US size 8s – 5.0mm needles. Will be about 500 yards when completed.

 

Episode 103: Knitting Samurai & Her Guys

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion. 

This is the first episode of the 3rd Season.

  • First there was The Expectant Knitter detailing Steph’s adventures during her first pregnancy.  There are 33 Episodes spanning January 2010 to September 2011.
  • Next came The Knitting Samurai Plus 1 detailing life from the birth of Steph’s first son to the first few months of her second son’s life.  There are 102 Episodes available spanning September 2011 to September 2014. 
  • Most recently The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys has begun starting in September 2014
  • The wordpress site carries the 8-10 most recent episodes and 10 greatest hits from the past. And you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes page.

Knitting Time:

Fish Lips Kiss Heel Socks by Sock Therapist is the current sock on the needles.  Using US size 2 -0mm needles.  Yarn is Opal Smokey Eyes and Coloured Lips in color 6641.  Love this yarn!

New Project Bag: Front Range Bags: Nanny Knitter on Rav.

She’s offering a generous coupon for 20% off: KS2014 good now through December 31st.  And Nancy has offered one for a give away.  Will mail directly to the winner.  For your chance to win, go to Rav thread and tell us your favorite bag from her Etsy shop. 

Denver Cowl by Veronica Parsons with Miss Babs Yowza – Whatta Skein in the Berlin colorway using US size 8s – 5.0mm needles. Will be about 500 yards when completed.

September Socks: with Opal Love Story in color 7910 Romantik.   Using US size 0 – 2.0mm needles.  Planning to do a Fish Lips Kiss Heel Socks by Sock Therapist.

3 Years to Build a Barn: is my Barn Raising Quilt by Larissa Brown and Shelley Mackie. Using US size 2 – 2.75mm needles. All yarns, colorways, and amounts are listed on my project page.  With these 8 additional squares completed, the count is up to 32.  I’m 40% complete already!  And it’s not even 2 months.

Trip To The UFO Bin:

At the start of Stash Dash I had 39 Unfinished Projects (UFOs)!  Set a personal goal to get down to 20 by the end of August.  The Recap is that I got down to 24, but hibernated the Foolproof so at 25.  I’ll tackle again in a few months.
2014 Intentions:

  • All 2013 Rhinebeck yarn purchases prior to Rhinebeck 2014. Really shouldn’t go if it’s not all knit up. 14 Skeins total. -1 completely used up, 8 knit with.
  • Steam Valley Fibers in Candle Light with Cabled Newborn Hat
  • Miss Babs Yowza! in Berlin with Denver Cowl
  • Dragonfly Fibers Traveler in Ruby with Peekaboo Mitts, Pear Hat and Beaded Fair Isle Hat
  • Miss Babs Yummy in Deep Sea Jellyfish with Tubularity
  • Miss Babs Yummy in Zombie Prom with Tubularity
  • Into The Whirled Ulundi 221B with SockHead Hat
  • Into The Whirled Bukavu in Vegetable Medley with Sock Bunny and Hat Set
  • Socks that Rock Mediumweight Hobbit Garden (finished)
  • 14 Pairs of Socks -stripe, solid, patterned, etc. Alternate Constructions a plus but not a requirement. -9 Completed
  • Grinch Socks
  • Sugared Violets Socks (Afterthought Heel)
  • Brick Socks
  • Snowflake Socks
  • Oldest Anything Socks (Bottom Gusset)
  • He was Kicking Me Socks (Afterthought Heel)
  • Mystik Spiral Socks (OMG Heel)
  • Lavender Socks
  • Houdini Socks (Afterthought Leg)
  • 2 pair in process
  • 5 Pairs of Slippers: for Mum, Dad, LDZ, Nate, Me -1 Completed
  • Seamless Salomas Slippers for me
  • Lowanne recommended some that look great
  • Socks for AB, Shary, Steve, Dad, UD -1 of 5
  • 1 pair for Dad
  • 2 Sweaters for me, 2 for Ro, 2 for Thing 2 -3 of 6
  • Thing 2’s are done, 2 Toddler Vests; LMFA Puffin & London Rico Yarn
  • Soledad Sweater for Roland Completed
  • Knit More Hats (8 in 2013) -YTD 11 hats!!!
  • Garter Earflap Hat for Tristan
  • Windschief for me
  • Steve’s Tweed Hat
  • Argyle Lace Hat for me
  • Rainbow Marley for Tristan
  • Easy Peasy Newborn Hat x2
  • Galatic Ruby Storm for Me
  • Bunny Hat Set
  • Sock Head Hat for me
  • Cable Baby Hat for Tristan

KSP1: Episode 102: Finding A Routine

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram.  Feel free to get in contact with Steph or visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai Plus 1 to continue to the discussion.  Start a topic, join a knit-a-long, or comment on today’s show.

If you want to travel in the way-back-machine and catch up on episodes released as The Expectant Knitter, visit the blog.  Or if you just want to go back to the start of Plus 1 (when Ro was born), then click here.  The wordpress site carries the 10 most recent episodes and 8-10 greatest hits from the past.  And lastly you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes page

Knitting Time:

3 Years to Build a Barn: is my Barn Raising Quilt by Larissa Brown and Shelley Mackie.  Using US size 2 – 2.75mm needles.  All yarns, colorways, and amounts are listed on my project page.

Fish Lips Kiss Heel Socks by Sock Therapist is the current sock on the needles.  Using US size 2 -0mm needles.  Yarn is Opal Smokey Eyes and Coloured Lips in color 6641.  Love this yarn!

Denver Cowl by Veronica Parsons with Miss Babs Yowza – Whatta Skein in the Berlin colorway using US size 8s – 5.0mm needles. Will be about 500 yards when completed.

KSP1: Episode 101: A Studio Audience

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram.  Feel free to get in contact with Steph or visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai Plus 1 to continue to the discussion.  Start a topic, join a knit-a-long, or comment on today’s show.

If you want to travel in the way-back-machine and catch up on episodes released as The Expectant Knitter, visit the blog.  Or if you just want to go back to the start of Plus 1 (when Ro was born), then click here.  The wordpress site carries the 10 most recent episodes and 8-10 greatest hits from the past.  And lastly you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes page

Knitting Time:

3 Years to Build a Barn: is my Barn Raising Quilt by Larissa Brown and Shelley Mackie.  Using US size 2 – 2.75mm needles.  All yarns, colorways, and amounts are listed on my project page.


Chadwick the Shakespearean Caterpillar by Rebecca Danger in Knit Picks Felici Sport Self Striping in the colorway Dockside is entertaining Tristan.

KSP1: Episode 100: Follow Your Muse

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram.  Feel free to get in contact with Steph or visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai Plus 1 to continue to the discussion.  Start a topic, join a knit-a-long, or comment on today’s show.

If you want to travel in the way-back-machine and catch up on episodes released as The Expectant Knitter, visit the blog.  Or if you just want to go back to the start of Plus 1 (when Ro was born), then click here.  The wordpress site carries the 10 most recent episodes and 8-10 greatest hits from the past.  And lastly you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes page

Knitting Time:

3 Years to Build a Barn: is my Barn Raising Quilt by Larissa Brown and Shelley Mackie.  Using US size 2 – 2.75mm needles.  


Reading: 

Divergent and Insurgent by Veronica Roth

KSP1: Episode 99: Barn Raising

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram.  Feel free to get in contact with Steph or visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai Plus 1 to continue to the discussion.  Start a topic, join a knit-a-long, or comment on today’s show.

If you want to travel in the way-back-machine and catch up on episodes released as The Expectant Knitter, visit the blog.  Or if you just want to go back to the start of Plus 1 (when Ro was born), then click here.  The wordpress site carries the 10 most recent episodes and 8-10 greatest hits from the past.  And lastly you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes page

Knitting Time:

Houdini Socks by Cat Bordhi.  Knit-a-long in the Ravelry Group running through *July 31st.  #houdinisocks.  I’m using Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the Holiday Wreath colorway.  US size 0s -2.0mm needles. Finished the first one.

Stash Dash is on!  Challenge is to knit 5,468 yards or a 5K in yarn between 5/23 and 8/7!  Currently I’m at 5,685 yards!  104% of the way through my 5K.

Provence Cardigan by Cecily Glowick MacDonald using Berroco Vintage in color 5122 Banana.  US size 6s – 4.0mm needles

Camp Loopy is in full swing!  Second project theme is your favorite vacation spot.  Use a minimum of 600 yards and knit between 7/1 and 7/31.  Knitting the Foolproof Cowl by Louise Zass-Bangham using Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere in the colors Damp Pillow and Evening Flame.  Making the size Medium using US size 5s – 3.75mm needles.  SO SOFT!


New Opal Socks on the needles! Opal Smokey Eyes and Colored Lips in color 6641. Knit on US size 0 – 2.0mm needles.  Will be my first Fish Lips Kiss Heel socks.

3 Years to Build a Barn: is my Barn Raising Quilt by Larissa Brown and Shelley Mackie.  Using US size 2 – 2.75mm needles.  

Reading: 

Divergent by Veronica Roth

Trip To The UFO Bin:

At the start of Stash Dash I had 39 Unfinished Projects (UFOs)!  After this week I’m down to 27 UFOs.  Setting a personal goal to get down to 20 by the end of August.

KSP1: Episode 98: While You Were Sleeping

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram.  Feel free to get in contact with Steph or visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai Plus 1 to continue to the discussion.  Start a topic, join a knit-a-long, or comment on today’s show.

If you want to travel in the way-back-machine and catch up on episodes released as The Expectant Knitter, visit the blog.  Or if you just want to go back to the start of Plus 1 (when Ro was born), then click here.  The wordpress site carries the 10 most recent episodes and 8-10 greatest hits from the past.  And lastly you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes page.

Knitting Time:

Houdini Socks by Cat Bordhi.  Knit-a-long in the Ravelry Group running through July 31st.  #houdinisocks.  I’m using Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the Holiday Wreath colorway.  US size 0s -2.0mm needles. Finished the first one.

Stash Dash is on!  Challenge is to knit 5,468 yards or a 5K in yarn between 5/23 and 8/7!  Currently I’m at 5,685 yards!  104% of the way through my 5K.

Provence Cardigan by Cecily Glowick MacDonald using Berroco Vintage in color 5122 Banana.  US size 6s – 4.0mm needles

Camp Loopy is in full swing!  Second project theme is your favorite vacation spot.  Use a minimum of 600 yards and knit between 7/1 and 7/31.  Knitting the Foolproof Cowl by Louise Zass-Bangham using Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere in the colors Damp Pillow and Evening Flame.  Making the size Medium using US size 5s – 3.75mm needles.  SO SOFT!

New Opal Socks on the needles! Opal Smokey Eyes and Colored Lips in color 6641. Knit on US size 0 – 2.0mm needles.  Will be my first Fish Lips Kiss Heel socks.

Trip To The UFO Bin:

At the start of Stash Dash I had 39 Unfinished Projects (UFOs)!  After this week I’m down to 27 UFOs.  Setting a personal goal to get down to 20 by the end of August.

Magic Slipper by Caroline Hegwer in Fibernymph Dye Works Happy Camper in the Look Into Their Eyes colorway.  Using US size 3s – 3.25mm needles.  

Frogged a sock with Lorna’s Laces yarn and the Monster Mobile.

Watched and loved the movie Labor Day.  Also recommend Up In The Air.  Enjoyed World War Z.  Reading Divergent by Veronica Roth.  

2014 Intentions:

  • All 2013 Rhinebeck yarn purchases prior to Rhinebeck 2014. Really shouldn’t go if it’s not all knit up. 14 Skeins total. -1 completely used up, 8 knit with.
    • Steam Valley Fibers in Candle Light with Cabled Newborn Hat
    • Miss Babs Yowza! in Berlin with Denver Cowl
    • Dragonfly Fibers Traveler in Ruby with Peekaboo Mitts, Pear Hat and Beaded Fair Isle Hat
    • Miss Babs Yummy in Deep Sea Jellyfish with Tubularity
    • Miss Babs Yummy in Zombie Prom with Tubularity
    • Into The Whirled Ulundi 221B with SockHead Hat 
    • Into The Whirled Bukavu in Vegetable Medley with Sock Bunny and Hat Set
    • Socks that Rock Mediumweight Hobbit Garden (finished)
  • 14 Pairs of Socks -stripe, solid, patterned, etc. Alternate Constructions a plus but not a requirement.  -9 Completed
    • Grinch Socks
    • Sugared Violets Socks (Afterthought Heel)
    • Brick Socks
    • Snowflake Socks
    • Oldest Anything Socks (Bottom Gusset)
    • He was Kicking Me Socks (Afterthought Heel)
    • Mystik Spiral Socks (OMG Heel)
    • Lavender Socks
    • Houdini Socks (Afterthought Leg)
    • 1 pair in process
  • 5 Pairs of Slippers: for Mum, Dad, LDZ, Nate, Me -1 Completed
    • Seamless Salomas Slippers for me
  • Socks for AB, Shary, Steve, Dad, UD -1 of 5
    • 1 pair for Dad
  • 2 Sweaters for me, 2 for Ro, 2 for Thing 2 -3 of 6
    • Thing 2’s are done, 2 Toddler Vests; LMFA Puffin & London Rico Yarn
    • Soledad Sweater for Roland Completed
  • Knit More Hats (8 in 2013) -YTD 11 hats!!!
    • Garter Earflap Hat for Tristan
    • Windschief for me
    • Steve’s Tweed Hat
    • Argyle Lace Hat for me
    • Rainbow Marley for Tristan
    • Easy Peasy Newborn Hat x2
    • Galatic Ruby Storm for Me
    • Bunny Hat Set
    • Sock Head Hat for me
    • Cable Baby Hat for Tristan

KSP1: Episode 97: Bring Out The Bodies

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram.  Feel free to get in contact with Steph or visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai Plus 1 to continue to the discussion.  Start a topic, join a knit-a-long, or comment on today’s show.

If you want to travel in the way-back-machine and catch up on episodes released as The Expectant Knitter, visit the blog.  Or if you just want to go back to the start of Plus 1 (when Ro was born), then click here.  The wordpress site carries the 10 most recent episodes and 8-10 greatest hits from the past.  And lastly you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes page.

Reading: Bring out the bodies by Hilary Mantel

Running app I’m using is C25K.  It’s week 2 for me.

Knitting Time:

Houdini Socks by Cat Bordhi.  Knit-a-long in the Ravelry Group running through July 31st.  #houdinisocks.  I’m using Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the Holiday Wreath colorway.  US size 0s -2.0mm needles. Finished the first one.

Camp Loopy is in full swing!  Second project theme is your favorite vacation spot.  Use a minimum of 600 yards and knit between 7/1 and 7/31.  Knitting the Foolproof Cowl by Louise Zass-Bangham using Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere in the colors Damp Pillow and Evening Flame.  Making the size Medium using US size 5s – 3.75mm needles.  SO SOFT! 

Seamless Salomas Slipper Pattern by Megan Williams. Holding Inspiration Dyeworks Fluffy held double in the Turquoise Thunder Colorway. US size 6s – 4.0mm needles. Used 268 yards

Vivid by Tin Can Knits with Berroco Vintage with US size 7s – 4.5mm needles. Used 1,282 yards.

 
Roland’s Maja by Agnieszka Rupnik with Lion Brand Cotton Ease with US size 7s – 4.5mm needles.
 

Stash Dash is on!  Challenge is to knit 5,468 yards or a 5K in yarn between 5/23 and 8/7!  Currently I’m at 5,274 yards!  96% of the way through my 5K.

Trip To The UFO Bin:

At the start of Stash Dash I had 39 Unfinished Projects (UFOs)!  After this week I’m down to 29 UFOs.  Setting a personal goal to get down to 20 by the end of August.

Sprout Blanket in green Berroco Vintage Chunky cast on July 2011 has been frogged.

Little Man Sweater in Patternworks Bretton cast on Febuary 2013 has been frogged.

Cream Caramel Cardigan in Berroco Nostalgia cast on July 2008 has been frogged.

Blanket of Insanity made of sock yarn scraps cast on November 2008 has been trashed.

KSP1: Episode 96: Too Many UFOs

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram.  Feel free to get in contact with Steph or visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai Plus 1 to continue to the discussion.  Start a topic, join a knit-a-long, or comment on today’s show.

If you want to travel in the way-back-machine and catch up on episodes released as The Expectant Knitter, visit the blog.  Or if you just want to go back to the start of Plus 1 (when Ro was born), then click here.  The wordpress site carries the 10 most recent episodes and 8-10 greatest hits from the past.  And lastly you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes page.

Knitting Time:

Giles Wavy Socks by Anne Campbell out of the UFO bin…Cast on November 2011!  US size 1.5s – 2.5mm needles.  Using Online Supersock 100 in the Lavender Fair Isle colorway.

Cable Baby Hat by Pam Allen –Steam Valley Fibers Fingering Sock in the Candle Light Colorway using US size 3s – 3.25mm needles.

Stash Dash is on!  Challenge is to knit 5,468 yards or a 5K in yarn between 5/23 and 8/7!  Currently I’m at 3,724 yards!  68% of the way through my 5K.

Houdini Socks by Cat Bordhi.  Knit-a-long in the Ravelry Group running through July 31st.  #houdinisocks.  I’m using Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the Holiday Wreath colorway.  US size 0s -2.0mm needles. 

Camp Loopy is in full swing!  Second project theme is your favorite vacation spot.  Use a minimum of 600 yards and knit between 7/1 and 7/31.  Knitting the Foolproof Cowl by Louise Zass-Bangham using Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere in the colors Damp Pillow and Evening Flame.  Making the size Medium using US size 5s – 3.75mm needles.  SO SOFT! 

Trip To The UFO Bin:

At the start of Stash Dash I had 39 Unfinished Projects (UFOs)!  Setting a personal goal to get down to 20 by the end of August.

Frogged 2 single socks, cast on October 2011 and November 2011.

Seamless Salomas Slipper Pattern by Megan Williams. Holding Inspiration Dyeworks Fluffy held double in the Turquoise Thunder Colorway. US size 6s – 4.0mm needles.

Provence Cardigan by Cecily Glowick MacDonald using Berroco Vintage in color 5122 Banana.  US size 6s – 4.0mm needles

Vivid by Tin Can Knits with Berroco Vintage with US size 7s – 4.5mm needles. Will be about 650 yards when completed.

New:

Quince and Company: Lark worsted weight yarn.

KSP1: Episode 95: Brought to you by caffeine

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram.  Feel free to get in contact with Steph or visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai Plus 1 to continue to the discussion.  Start a topic, join a knit-a-long, or comment on today’s show.

If you want to travel in the way-back-machine and catch up on episodes released as The Expectant Knitter, visit the blog.  Or if you just want to go back to the start of Plus 1 (when Ro was born), then click here.  The wordpress site carries the 10 most recent episodes and 8-10 greatest hits from the past.  And lastly you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes page

Knitting Time:

Cable Baby Hat by Pam Allen –Steam Valley Fibers Fingering Sock in the Candle Light Colorway using US size 3s – 3.25mm needles.

Houdini Socks by Cat Bordhi.  Knit-a-long in the Ravelry Group running through July 31st.  #houdinisocks.  I’m using Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the Holiday Wreath colorway.  US size 0s -2.0mm needles.

Cast on the Tan House Brook Shawl by Jennifer Lassonde of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast.  Using Into the Whirled Manchester Sock in the Tickled Pink Colorway.  US size 7s – 4.5mm needles.  Too drapy for me.  down a needle size?

Miss Winkle By Martina Behm is out of the UFO bin and FINISHED!!  Gnome Acres Sparkle Gnome in the Gnome on Fire colorway.  412 yards!  Monogomy worked!  Really disliked this knit.  The loops drove me crazy.  Started 8/11/13 finished 6/30/14.

Stash Dash is on!  Challenge is to knit 5,468 yards or a 5K in yarn between 5/23 and 8/7!  Currently I’m at 3,289 yards!  59% of the way through my 5K.

 

Camp Loopy is in full swing!  Second project theme is your favorite vacation spot.  Use a minimum of 600 yards and knit between 7/1 and 7/31.  Knitting the Foolproof Cowl by Louise Zass-Bangham using Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere in the colors Damp Pillow and Evening Flame.  Making the size Medium using US size 5s – 3.75mm needles.  SO SOFT!

Trip To The UFO Bin:

Giles Wavy Socks by Anne Campbell out of the UFO bin…US size 1.5s – 2.5mm needles.  Using Online Supersock 100 in the Lavender Fair Isle colorway.

Provence Cardigan by Cecily Glowick MacDonald using Berroco Vintage in color 5122 Banana.  US size 6s – 4.0mm needles

Hibernating:

Mum’s starter Socks are a toe up sock with some ribbing on the sides.  Knit with Patons Kroy Sock FX in the Cascade Colors.  Using US size 1.5 – 2.5mm needles.  Will be about 300 yards when completed.

Denver Cowl by Veronica Parsons with Miss Babs Yowza – Whatta Skein in the Berlin colorway using US size 8s – 5.0mm needles. Will be about 500 yards when completed.

Vivid by Tin Can Knits with Berroco Vintage with US size 7s – 4.5mm needles. Will be about 650 yards when completed. 

New:

Into the Whirled Quijarro in the June 2014 Club Colorway Sentinel.

Stitch Addiction podcast with Kate.

KSP1: Episode 94: Up Close

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram.  Feel free to get in contact with Steph or visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai Plus 1 to continue to the discussion.  Start a topic, join a knit-a-long, or comment on today’s show.

If you want to travel in the way-back-machine and catch up on episodes released as The Expectant Knitter, visit the blog.  Or if you just want to go back to the start of Plus 1 (when Ro was born), then click here.  The wordpress site carries the 10 most recent episodes and 8-10 greatest hits from the past.  And lastly you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes page.

Knitting Time:

Camp Loopy has begun!  Theme is your favorite book, movie, tv show.  Use a minimum of 400 yards and knit between 6/1 and 6/30.  I cast on 6/5.  Knitting the Soledad by Annika Barranti with Malabrigo Rios in the Playa colorway.  Using US size 4s and 5s – 3.5 and 3.75mm needles.  Knitting the 4t size, or 27″ chest, size 6 on the pattern.  Lengthened the sleeves but will follow all other aspects of the pattern.  Used 515 yards.

Sockhead Hat by Kelly McClure with Into The Whirled Ulundi Sock 100% superwash wool, in the 221B Oct 2013 Club Color using US size 2.5 – 3.0mm needles.  Used 318 yards.

Stash Dash is on!  Challenge is to knit 5,468 yards or a 5K in yarn between 5/23 and 8/7!  Currently I’m at 2,827 yards!  52% of the way through my 5K.

Houdini Socks by Cat Bordhi.  Knit-a-long in the Ravelry Group running through July 31st.  #houdinisocks.  I’m using Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the Holiday Wreath colorway.  US size 0s -2.0mm needles.

Cable Baby Hat by Pam Allen -fingering weight for Tristan.  AlisonJ’s idea!

Hibernating:

Mum’s starter Socks are a toe up sock with some ribbing on the sides.  Knit with Patons Kroy Sock FX in the Cascade Colors.  Using US size 1.5 – 2.5mm needles.  Will be about 300 yards when completed.

Denver Cowl by Veronica Parsons with Miss Babs Yowza – Whatta Skein in the Berlin colorway using US size 8s – 5.0mm needles. Will be about 500 yards when completed.

Vivid by Tin Can Knits with Berroco Vintage with US size 7s – 4.5mm needles. Will be about 650 yards when completed.

Future Knitting:

Second Camp Loopy Project, the Foolproof Cowl will work for that.  Using Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere.

Miss Winkle By Martina Behm is out of the UFO bin…

Plain Socks, need another pair by chair upstairs

2014 Intentions:

  • All 2013 Rhinebeck yarn purchases prior to Rhinebeck 2014. Really shouldn’t go if it’s not all knit up. 14 Skeins total. -1 used
    • Steam Valley Fibers in Candle Light with Cabled Newborn Hat
    • Miss Babs Yowza! in Berlin with Denver Cowl
    • Dragonfly Fibers Traveler in Ruby with Peekaboo Mitts, Pear Hat and Beaded Fair Isle Hat
    • Miss Babs Yummy in Deep Sea Jellyfish with Tubularity
    • Miss Babs Yummy in Zombie Prom with Tubularity
    • Into The Whirled Ulundi 221B with SockHead Hat 
    • Into The Whirled Bukavu in Vegetable Medley with Sock Bunny and Hat Set
    • Socks that Rock Mediumweight Hobbit Garden (finished)
  • 14 Pairs of Socks -stripe, solid, patterned, etc. Some with after thought heels.                              -7 Completed
    • Grinch Socks
    • Sugared Violets Socks (Afterthought Heel)
    • Brick Socks
    • Snowflake Socks
    • Oldest Anything Socks (Bottom Gusset)
    • He was Kicking Me Socks (Afterthought Heel)
    • Mystik Spiral Socks (OMG Heel)
    • 2 pairs in process
  • 5 Pairs of Slippers: for Mum, Dad, LDZ, Nate, Me -Zero!
  • Socks for AB, Shary, Steve, Dad, UD -1 of 5
    • 1 pair for Dad
  • 2 Sweaters for me, 2 for Ro, 2 for Thing 2 -3 of 6
    • Thing 2’s are done, 2 Toddler Vests; LMFA Puffin & London Rico Yarn
    • Soledad Sweater for Roland Completed
  • Knit More Hats (8 in 2013) -YTD 11 hats!!!
    • Garter Earflap Hat for Thing 2
    • Windschief for me
    • Steve’s Tweed Hat
    • Argyle Lace Hat for me
    • Rainbow Marley for Thing 2
    • Easy Peasy Newborn Hat x2
    • Galatic Ruby Storm for Me
    • Bunny Hat Set
    • Sock Head Hat for me

KSP1: Episode 93: He’s Here

Or Loads of Knitting!

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram.  Feel free to get in contact with Steph or visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai Plus 1 to continue to the discussion.  Start a topic, join a knit-a-long, or comment on today’s show.

If you want to travel in the way-back-machine and catch up on episodes released as The Expectant Knitter, visit the blog.  Or if you just want to go back to the start of Plus 1 (when Ro was born), then click here.  The wordpress site carries the 10 most recent episodes and 8-10 greatest hits from the past.  And lastly you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes page

Knitting Time:

Bunny Set…is Opal Sock Yarn Bunny and Hat by Susan B. Anderson.  Using Into The Whirled Bukavu in the Vegetable Medley colorway.  75% BFL superwash wool/ 25% nylon blend.  Bunny was knit on US size 1s -2.25mm needles.  Hat was knit on US size 2.5s – 3.0mm needles.

Tubularity by Martina Behm Need to remember to block wide.  Using Miss Babs Yummy primarily.  Using US size 3s -3.25 needles.  Rather than 7 sections as the pattern calls for, I opted for 6.  Long side measured 50″ .

Stash Dash is on!  Challenge is to knit 5,468 yards or a 5K in yarn between 5/23 and 8/7!  Currently I’m at 1,994 yards!  36% of the way through my 5K.

Camp Loopy has begun!  Theme is your favorite book, movie, tv show.  Use a minimum of 400 yards and knit between 6/1 and 6/30.  I cast on 6/5.  Knitting the Soledad by Annika Barranti with Malabrigo Rios in the Playa colorway.  Using US size 4s and 5s – 3.5 and 3.75mm needles.  Knitting the 4t size, or 27″ chest, size 6 on the pattern.  Lengthened the sleeves but will follow all other aspects of the pattern. 

Houdini Socks by Cat Bordhi.  Knit-a-long in the Ravelry Group running through July 31st.  #houdinisocks.  I’m using Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the Holiday Wreath colorway.  US size 0s -2.0mm needles.

Sockhead Hat by Kelly McClure with Into The Whirled Ulundi Sock 100% superwash wool, in the 221B Oct 2013 Club Color using US size 2.5 – 3.0mm needles.  Will be about 350 yards when completed.

Hibernating:

Mum’s starter Socks are a toe up sock with some ribbing on the sides.  Knit with Patons Kroy Sock FX in the Cascade Colors.  Using US size 1.5 – 2.5mm needles.  Will be about 300 yards when completed.

Denver Cowl by Veronica Parsons with Miss Babs Yowza – Whatta Skein in the Berlin colorway using US size 8s – 5.0mm needles. Will be about 500 yards when completed.

Vivid by Tin Can Knits with Berroco Vintage with US size 7s – 4.5mm needles. Will be about 650 yards when completed.

Future Knitting:

Second Camp Loopy Project, hoping the Foolproof Cowl will work for that.

Miss Winkle By Martina Behm is out of the UFO bin…

Plain Socks, need another pair by chair upstairs

Cable Baby Hat by Pam Allen -fingering weight for Tristan.  AlisonJ’s idea!

New:

Onesies from my sister-in-law

Tristan’s Story

KSP1: Episode 92: Thought he’d be here by now

Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram.  Feel free to get in contact with Steph or visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai Plus 1 to continue to the discussion.  Start a topic, join a knit-a-long, or comment on today’s show.

If you want to travel in the way-back-machine and catch up on episodes released as The Expectant Knitter, visit the blog.  Or if you just want to go back to the start of Plus 1 (when Ro was born), then click here.  The wordpress site carries the 10 most recent episodes and 8-10 greatest hits from the past.  And lastly you can subscribe to the podcast via the Itunes page

Knitting Time:

Stash Dash is on!  Challenge is to knit 5,468 yards or a 5K in yarn between 5/23 and 8/7!  Currently I’m at 937 yards!

Adventures in Dyeing, Knit Picks Bare DK weight 100% superwash merino:

Mystik Spiral Socks by Josh Ryks using 80/20 Superwash wool/nylon blend.  US size 0s -2.0mm needles.  Pattern not as intuitive as I expected.  Modified to 64 foot stitches and 68 leg stitches so would fit over my heel.  First OMG heel.  Knit these in less than 2 weeks!  Garment dyed and now really like the finished results.

Houdini Socks by Cat Bordhi.  Knit-a-long in the Ravelry Group running through July 31st.  #houdinisocks.  I’m using Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in the Holiday Wreath colorway.  US size 0s -2.0mm needles.

T’s Bunny Set…is Opal Sock Yarn Bunny and Hat by Susan B. Anderson.  Using Into The Whirled Bukavu in the Vegetable Medley colorway.  75% BFL superwash wool/ 25% nylon blend.  Has not grown on me.  Love the bunny about to start the hat.  Bunny was knit on US size 1s -2.25mm needles.  Hat will be knit on big 2s, US 2.5s – 3.0mm needles.

Tubularity by Martina Behm is back on the needles!  When finished it’ll be 900+ yards for stash dash.  Need to remember to block wide.  Tight over the head.  Using Miss Babs Yummy primarily.  Using US size 3s -3.25 needles.  Rather than 7 sections as the pattern calls for, I opted for 6.  1 1/2 sections to go!  Currently 43″.

Camp Loopy has begun!  Theme is your favorite book, movie, tv show.  Uses a minimum of 400 yards and knit between 6/1 and 6/30.  I cast on 6/5, wanted to finish bunny and mystik socks first.  Knitting the Soledad by Annika Barranti with Malabrigo Rios in the Playa colorway.  Using US size 4s and 5s – 3.5 and 3.75mm needles.  Knitting the 4t size, or 27″ chest, size 6 on the pattern.  Started with a sleeve to check gauge, and be portable.

Current projects if completed roll up to about 2K yards.

Hibernating:

Mum’s starter Socks are a toe up sock with some ribbing on the sides.  Knit with Patons Kroy Sock FX in the Cascade Colors.  Using US size 1.5 – 2.5mm needles.  Will be about 300 yards when completed.

Denver Cowl by Veronica Parsons with Miss Babs Yowza – Whatta Skein in the Berlin colorway using US size 8s – 5.0mm needles. Will be about 500 yards when completed.

Sockhead Hat by Kelly McClure with Into The Whirled Ulundi Sock 100% superwash wool, in the 221B Oct 2013 Club Color using US size 2.5 – 3.0mm needles.  Will be about 350 yards when completed.

Vivid by Tin Can Knits with Berroco Vintage with US size 7s – 4.5mm needles. Will be about 650 yards when completed.

Future Knitting:

So Hibernating rolls to another 1800 yards.

Will still need another 700 yards to complete Stash Dash. 

Thinking about pulling out a deep hibernating sweater that’s more than 40% finished. 

Will knit 2 more pairs of socks between now and August 7th, so that’ll be 600 yards easy. 

Also thinking about starting a Barn Raising Quilt but that wouldn’t be finished in time. 

Will have second Camp Loopy Project in there as well, hoping the Foolproof Cowl will work for that.

New:

Into the Whirled Manchester in Tickled Pink

KSP1: Episode 91: The Waiting Game

Steph is the Knittingsamurai on Ravelry and Instagram. There is Ravelry Discussion Group for this podcast Knitting Samurai Plus 1 please join! Feel free to start any topic you’d like in there.

If you want to catch up on the episodes released prior to this, you can either go to the www.expectantknitter.blogspot.com to see life before kids. Or you can go part way back to the beginning of the Plus 1 adventure, that started with Ro’s birth. Episode 1 is available here… the Knitting Samurai Plus 1 Episode 1.

WordPress:https://knittingsamuraiandherguys.wordpress.com will have the 10 most recent episodes, and a few select older episodes that will all feed to ITunes.  ITunes page

Knitting Time:

Stash Dash 2014: Every yard of yarn used from 5/23 to 8/7 counts toward your goal of knitting through 5K of yarn (5,468 yards), WIPs count.

Camp Loopy 2014 6/1-6/30: Find a project that reminds you of one of your favorite books, TV Shows, or movies. This first project must have a minimum of 400 yards, used in one project.

He was Kicking Me Socks!!! Loops & Thread Luxury Sock in the Balloon Colorway using US size 0s – 2.0mm needles for a 2×2 toe up Rib socks.

Delivery Socks in case you want to see.

Oldest Anything Socks! Regia Galaxy Color circa July 2009! Color 1559 using US size 0s – 2.0mm needles for a 2×2 topeup Rib sock. Want a more rounded toe, cast on 32sts. Finished the first sock and feel like the toe is too round. Good length!

Vivid by TinCanKnits with Berroco Vintage in US size 7s, 4.5mm needles.  All seamed up.  Boarder?

Mystik Spiral Socks by Josh Ryks with Fibernympth Dyeworks Bounce in Gnome Place Like Home Colorway.  US size 0s -2.0mm needles.  Went to 64 not 68 stitches.  Not as intuitive as I expected.

Houdini Socks by Cat Bordhi…interested in a knit-a-long?

Trying to use the 2013 Rhinebeck yarn has been a great learning for me.

T’s Bunny is the Opal Sock Yarn Bunny and Hat Set by Susan B. Anderson with some Rhinebeck yarn: Into The Whirled Bukavu Sock in the Vegetable Medly colorway.  Using US size 1 -2.25mm needles.  Great pattern.

Thank you so much Jackie-Knits for the Baby Surprise Jacket!

Hibernating:The Martina Behm’s new pattern Tubularity! Using US size 3s – 3.25mm needles. First section wth Jill Drapper Makes Suff Splendor Sock Yarn in Spinach. Second section in Miss Babs Yummy Superwash Sock & Baby Yarn in Zombie Prom. Third section Miss Babs Yummy in Impatience. 4th section is Inspiration Dyeworks Fluffy Plus in Cooper Beach. Currently 37″. Just starting 5th section with Miss Babs Yummy in Deep Sea Jellyfish. 6 sections rather than the 7, have full skeins so divided total yardage by 6 rather than 7 to know how much to use of each.

Denver Cowl by Veronica Parsons using Miss Babs Yowza in the Berlin Colorway. Using US size 8s – 5.0mm needles. Rhinebeck yarn! All the places. Also messed up 4 rows and left it! Personal record!

Mum’s Starter Socks are back in action.Cast on Feb 2010.She wanted to knit socks, but didn’t want to mess with toes and heels.So I got her started.She never went any further.Realized I’d knit them for her.Patons Kroy Sock FX color 57210. US size 1.5s – 2.5mm needles.

Sockhead Hat! with Rhinebeck Yarn! double intention. Sockhead hat by Kelly McClure using Into the Whirled Ulundi Yarn in the October 2013 Club Colorway 221B. Using US size 2.5 – 3.0mm needles. We’ll see.

KSP1: Episode 90: So Happy

Steph is the Knittingsamurai on Ravelry and Instagram. There is Ravelry Discussion Group for this podcast Knitting Samurai Plus 1 please join! Feel free to start any topic you’d like in there.

If you want to catch up on the episodes released prior to this, you can either go to the www.expectantknitter.blogspot.comto see life before Ro. Or you can go part way back to the beginning of the Plus 1 adventure, that started with Ro’s birth. Episode 1 is available here… the Knitting Samurai Plus 1 Episode 1.

WordPress:https://knittingsamuraiandherguys.wordpress.comwill have the 10 most recent episodes, and feed them to ITunes.

ITunes page

Great Big Thank You to Steve of Dramaticknits for this Lovely Blanket!

Knitting Time:

Camp Loopy 2014 6/1-6/30: Find a project that reminds you of one of your favorite books, TV Shows, or movies. This first project must have a minimum of 400 yards, used in one project.
Stash Dash 2014: Every yard of yarn used from 5/23 to 8/7 counts toward your goal of knitting through 5K of yarn (5,468 yards), WIPs count.

Oldest Anything Socks! Regia Galaxy Color circa July 2009! Color 1559 using US size 0s – 2.0mm needles for a 2×2 topeup Rib sock. Want a more rounded toe, cast on 32sts.  Finished the first sock and feel like the toe is too round.  Good length!

He was Kicking Me Socks!!! Loops & Thread Luxury Sock in the Balloon Colorway using US size 0s – 2.0mm needles for a 2×2 toe up Rib socks.

The Martina Behm’s new pattern Tubularity! Using US size 3s – 3.25mm needles. First section wth Jill Drapper Makes Suff Splendor Sock Yarn in Spinach. Second section in Miss Babs Yummy Superwash Sock & Baby Yarn in Zombie Prom. Third section Miss Babs Yummy in Impatience. 4th section is Inspiration Dyeworks Fluffy Plus in Cooper Beach.  Currently 37″.  Just starting 5th section with Miss Babs Yummy in Deep Sea Jellyfish.   6 sections rather than the 7, have full skeins so divided total yardage by 6 rather than 7 to know how much to use of each.

Vivid by TinCanKnits with Berroco Vintage in US size 7s, 4.5mm needles. 19th Square in progress.

Denver Cowl by Veronica Parsons using Miss Babs Yowza in the Berlin Colorway. Using US size 8s – 5.0mm needles. Rhinebeck yarn! All the places. Also messed up 4 rows and left it! Personal record!

New Yarn:

Malabrigo Rios in Playa

Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in Holiday Wreath

Hibernating:

Mum’s Starter Socks are back in action.Cast on Feb 2010.She wanted to knit socks, but didn’t want to mess with toes and heels.So I got her started.She never went any further.Realized I’d knit them for her.Patons Kroy Sock FX color 57210. US size 1.5s – 2.5mm needles.

Sockhead Hat! with Rhinebeck Yarn! double intention. Sockhead hat by Kelly McClure using Into the Whirled Ulundi Yarn in the October 2013 Club Colorway 221B. Using US size 2.5 – 3.0mm needles. We’ll see.

2014 Intentions:

  • All 2013 Rhinebeck yarn purchases prior to Rhinebeck 2014. Really shouldn’t go if it’s not all knit up. 14 Skeins total. -1 used
    • Dragonfly Fibers Traveler in Ruby with Peekaboo Mitts, Pear Hat and Beaded Fair Isle Hat
    • Miss Babs Yowza! in Berlin with Denver Cowl
    • Miss Babs Yummy in Deep Sea Jellyfish with Tubularity
    • Into The Whirled Ulundi 221B with SockHead Hat
    • Socks that Rock Mediumweight Hobbit Garden (finished)
  • 14 Pairs of Socks -stripe, solid, patterned, etc. Some with after thought heels.                              -4 Completed
    • Grinch Socks
    • Sugared Violets Socks (afterthought heel)
    • Brick Socks
    • Snowflake Socks
    • 3 pairs in process
  • 5 Pairs of Slippers: for Mum, Dad, LDZ, Nate, Me -Zero!
  • Socks for AB, Shary, Steve, Dad, UD -1 of 5
    • 1 pair for Dad
  • 2 Sweaters for me, 2 for Ro, 2 for Thing 2 -2 of 6
    • Thing 2’s are done, 2 Toddler Vests; LMFA Puffin & London Rico Yarn
  • Knit More Hats (8 in 2013) -YTD 9 hats!!!
    • Garter Earflap Hat for Thing 2
    • Windschief for me
    • Steve’s Tweed Hat
    • Argyle Lace Hat for me
    • Rainbow Marley for Thing 2
    • Easy Peasy Newborn Hat x2
    • Galatic Ruby Storm for Me

KSP1: Episode 89: It’s Raining!

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WordPress:https://knittingsamuraiandherguys.wordpress.comwill have the 10 most recent episodes, and feed them to ITunes.

ITunes page

Knitting Time:

Mum’s Starter Socks are back in action.Cast on Feb 2010.She wanted to knit socks, but didn’t want to mess with toes and heels.So I got her started.She never went any further.Realized I’d knit them for her.Patons Kroy Sock FX color 57210. US size 1.5s – 2.5mm needles.

Oldest Anything Socks! Regia Galaxy Color circa July 2009! Color 1559 using US size 0s – 2.0mm needles for a 2×2 topeup Rib sock. Want a more rounded toe, cast on 32sts.  Finished the first sock and feel like the toe is too round.  Good length!

He was Kicking Me Socks!!! Loops & Thread Luxury Sock in the Balloon Colorway using US size 0s – 2.0mm needles for a 2×2 toe up Rib socks.

Interesting Pair Socks Contest -Into The Whirled yarn (Winner’s choice between 2 skeins).

Camp Loopy 2014!

The Martina Behm’s new pattern Tubularity! Using US size 3s – 3.25mm needles. First section wth Jill Drapper Makes Suff Splendor Sock Yarn in Spinach. Second section in Miss Babs Yummy Superwash Sock & Baby Yarn in Zombie Prom. Third section Miss Babs Yummy in Impatience. 4th section is Inspiration Dyeworks Fluffy Plus in Cooper Beach.  Currently 37″.  Just starting 5th section with Miss Babs Yummy in Deep Sea Jellyfish.   6 sections rather than the 7, have full skeins so divided total yardage by 6 rather than 7 to know how much to use of each.

Denver Cowl by Veronica Parsons using Miss Babs Yowza in the Berlin Colorway. Using US size 8s – 5.0mm needles. Rhinebeck yarn! All the places. Also messed up 4 rows and left it! Personal record!

New Yarn:

Fibernymph Dyeworks Preorders:

Gnome Place Like Home in Fibernymph Dyeworks Bounce Base.

Frozen themed self-stripe in Bedazzled Base.

Hibernating:

Vivid by TinCanKnits with Berroco Vintage in US size 7s, 4.5mm needles. 17th Square in progress.

Sockhead Hat! with Rhinebeck Yarn! double intention. Sockhead hat by Kelly McClure using Into the Whirled Ulundi Yarn in the October 2013 Club Colorway 221B. Using US size 2.5 – 3.0mm needles. We’ll see.

KSP1: Episode 87: Intergalactic Planetary

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WordPress:https://knittingsamuraiandherguys.wordpress.comwill have the 10 most recent episodes, and feed them to ITunes.

Knitting Time:

 

I am totally on a sock jag!  If you’ve been watching for a while you know I get like this, finished two pairs and have so much momentum.  Want to cast on all the socks!  To carry this forward thought I start an Interesting Pair Socks Contest.  Post a picture in the thread of your most inspired, interesting, crazy, wild socks between now and 5/2 when I’ll next record and pull the winner for a skein of Into The Whirled yarn.

Socks for Dad in Regia Snowflake Colors color way 7709 using US 0 – 2.0mm needles for a 2×2 Rib. Blips of color, not fair isle effect or a colorwork effect of any sort to my eye.

Opal Socks I love: in Opal 4-Fach colorway 7126 Maurer using US size 0s – mm needles for a 2×2 toe up Rib. 32sts cast on for the toe.

Oldest Anything Socks!  Regia Galaxy Color circa July 2009!  Color 1559 using US size 0s – 2.0mm needles for a 2×2 top up Rib sock.  Want a more rounded toe, cast on 32sts.  Color flashing, which I typically dislike looks great in these since it’s intentional!  Go figure.

 

The Martina Behm’s new pattern Tubularity! Using US size 3s – 3.25mm needles. First section wth Jill Drapper Makes Suff Splendor Sock Yarn in Spinach. Second section in Miss Babs Yummy Superwash Sock & Baby Yarn in Zombie Prom. Third section started with Miss Babs Yummy in Impatience. Will also include Inspiration Dyeworks. 6 sections rather than the 7, have full skeins so I’ll divid total yardage by 6 rather than 7 to know how much to use of each.

 

Peekaboo Mitts by Abi Gregorio using Dragonfly Fibers Traveller in the Ruby, Ruby colorway using US size 7s 4.5mm needles.

Beaded Fair Isle Hat by Laura Irwin from Boutique Knits using Dragon Fly Fibers Traveller in Ruby Ruby and Three Ewes Twisted in Fiber Shepard DK in Galatic Storm. US size 7s – 4.5mm needles.

Vivid by TinCanKnits with Berroco Vintage in US size 7s, 4.5mm needles. 17th Square in progress.

Hibernating:

Sockhead Hat! with Rhinebeck Yarn! double intention. Sockhead hat by Kelly McClure using Into the Whirled Ulundi Yarn in the October 2013 Club Colorway 221B. Using US size 2.5 – 3.0mm needles. We’ll see.

Questionable Socks?

KSP1: Episode 86: The Great Outdoors -sort of

Steph is the Knittingsamurai on Ravelry and Instagram. There is Ravelry Discussion Group for this podcast Knitting Samurai Plus 1 please join! Feel free to start any topic you’d like in there.

If you want to catch up on the episodes released prior to this, you can either go to the www.expectantknitter.blogspot.comto see life before Ro. Or you can go part way back to the beginning of the Plus 1 adventure, that started with Ro’s birth. Episode 1 is available here… the Knitting Samurai Plus 1 Episode 1.

WordPress:https://knittingsamuraiandherguys.wordpress.comwill have the 10 most recent episodes, and feed them to ITunes.

Knitting Time: The Martina Behm’s new pattern Tubularity! Using US size 3s – 3.25mm needles. First section wth Jill Drapper Makes Suff Splendor Sock Yarn in Spinach. Second section in  Miss Babs Yummy Superwash Sock & Baby Yarn in Zombie Prom.  Third section started with Miss Babs Yummy in Impatience.  Will also include Inspiration Dyeworks. 6 sections rather than the 7, have full skeins so I’ll divid total yardage by 6 rather than 7 to know how much to use of each.

Socks for Dad in Regia Snowflake Colors color way 7709 using US 0 – 2.0mm needles for a 2×2 Rib. Blips of color, not fair isle effect or a colorwork effect of any sort to my eye.

Opal Socks I love: in Opal 4-Fach colorway 7126 Maurer using US size 0s – mm needles for a 2×2 toe up Rib. 32sts cast on for the toe.

Golden Pear Hat by Melissa Thomson using Malabrigo Rios in 412 Teal Feather and Dragon Fly Fibers Traveller in Ruby Ruby.  US size 7s – 4.5mm needles.  Knit in an afternoon.  LOVE IT!

Vivid by TinCanKnits with Berroco Vintage in US size 7s, 4.5mm needles. 17th Square in progress.

Hibernating: Sockhead Hat! with Rhinebeck Yarn! double intention. Sockhead hat by Kelly McClure using Into the Whirled Ulundi Yarn in the October 2013 Club Colorway 221B. Using US size 2.5 – 3.0mm needles. We’ll see. Questionable Socks?  Book Review:

Stephanie Tallent’s New book The Wild West: Volume 1: Lace 1

5 Patterns retails on Rav for $20. Really like the details in the Bisbee top.  But by far my favorite is the Diamonback Cowl

KSP1: Episode 85: The Show of Clips

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If you want to catch up on the episodes released prior to this, you can either go to the www.expectantknitter.blogspot.com to see life before Ro. Or you can go part way back to the beginning of the Plus 1 adventure, that started with Ro’s birth. Episode 1 is available here… the Knitting Samurai Plus 1 Episode 1.

WordPress: https://knittingsamuraiandherguys.wordpress.comwill have the 10 most recent episodes, and feed them to ITunes.

Knitting Time:

Vivid by TinCanKnits with Berroco Vintage in US size 7s, 4.5mm needles. 17th Square in progress.

Opal Socks I love: in Opal 4-Fach colorway 7126 Maurer using US size 0s – mm needles for a 2×2 toe up Rib. 32sts cast on for the toe.

The 2nd Twin’s T-Shirt Vest by Sam Lamb for Jackie’s little ones. Using Into the Whirled Uluni in the Courtly Frogs colorway and Louet Gems Sport Weight in Green Jay colorway.   US size 7s – 4.5mm needles.

 The Silver Shed

Cast on While Listening to Craft Lit used to be my favorite Audiopodcast.  Went away for a couple years, and just picked it back up.  Just as wonderful! The Martina Behm’s new pattern Tubularity!  Using US size 3s – 3.25mm needles.  First section wth Jill Drapper Makes Suff Splendor Sock Yarn in Spinach.  4 Colors of Miss Babs Yummy Superwash Sock & Baby Yarn as well as an Inspiration Dyeworks.  6 sections rather than the 7, have full skeins so I’ll divid total yardage by 6 rather than 7 to know how much to use of each.

Socks for Dad in Regia Snowflake Colors color way 7709 using US 0 – 2.0mm needles for a 2×2 Rib. Blips of color, not fair isle effect or a colorwork effect of any sort to my eye.

Sockhead Hat! with Rhinebeck Yarn! double intention. Sockhead hat by Kelly McClure using Into the Whirled Ulundi Yarn in the October 2013 Club Colorway 221B. Using US size 2.5 – 3.0mm needles. We’ll see.

Hibernating: Questionable Socks?

Book Review:

Stephanie Tallent’s New book The Wild West: Volume 1: Lace 1

5 Patterns retails on Rav for $20.  By far my favorite is the Diamonback Cowl

2014 Intentions:

  • All 2013 Rhinebeck yarn purchases prior to Rhinebeck 2014. Really shouldn’t go if it’s not all knit up. 14 Skeins total.
    • Socks that Rock Mediumweight Hobbit Garden
    • Into The Whirled Ulundi 221B
  • 14 Pairs of Socks -stripe, solid, patterned, etc. Some with after thought heels.
    • Grinch Socks
    • Sugared Violets Socks
    • 2 pairs in process
  • 5 Pairs of Slippers: for Mum, Dad, LDZ, Nate, Me
  • Socks for AB, Shary, Steve, Dad, UD
    • 1 pair in process
  • 2 Sweaters for me, 2 for Ro, 2 for Thing 2
    • Thing 2’s are done, 2 Toddler Vests; LMFA Puffin & London Rico Yarn
  • Knit More Hats (8 in 2013) -YTD 8 hats!!!
    • Garter Earflap Hat for Thing 2
    • Windschief for me
    • Steve’s Tweed Hat
    • Argyle Lace Hat for me
    • Rainbow Marley for Thing 2
    • Easy Peasy Newborn Hat x2

KSP1: Episode 78: A Week Later

Knitting Samurai Plus 1: Episode 78: A Week Later

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ITunes will only carry the 10 most current a few more popular episodes.  If  you want to catch up on the episodes released prior to that, you’ll need to check out the original blog and watch them there.  If you want to see all the excitement of pregnancy before the Plus 1 check out www.expectantknitter.blogspot.com.  Or if you want to start with the very first Knitting Samurai Plus 1 Episode click  here.

Purple Socks just started are in Knit Picks Felici in Sugared Violets color. Knit on US size 0s – 2.0mm needles. 2×2 rib. Following LaLa’s After Thought Heel Pattern.
Sock Classifieds for JKelly70.

Socks for Dad in Regia Snowflake Colors color way 7709 using US 0 – 2.0mm needles for a 2×2 Rib.

Jason’s Tweed Hat by Melissa Thomson using Berroco Blackstone Tweed Chunky color 6602-steamers US size 8s – 5.0mm needles.  130 yards.  In a day!

Languishing brought back to life Argyle Lace Hat by Laura Irwin from Boutique Knits using Schaefer Nichole in the Gertrude Ederle Colorway.  170 Yards, flew through it.  US size 2.5s – 3.0mm and US 5 – 3.75mm needles.  Fun knit.  Row Gauge must be off, or needs blocking.

Slippers!  First 1 for me, then a pair for him and then 1 for me.  Seamless Salomas Slipper Pattern by Megan Williams.  Holding Inspiration Dyeworks Fluffy held double in the Turquoise Thunder Colorway.  US size 6s – 4.0mm needles.

Questionable Socks?

Cast On All The Things! and see what sticks…

Sockhead Hat!  with Rhinebeck Yarn! double intention.  Sockhead hat by Kelly McClure using Into the Whirled Ulundi Yarn in the October 2013 Club Colorway 221B.  Fitting Sherlock is on.  Using US size 2.5 – 3.0mm needles.  We’ll see.

Valentine’s Day Themed Grandma’s Favorite Dishcloths.  Using US size 7s – 4.5mm needles.  Lili’s Sugar N’ Cream in Azalea colorway.

Citron Shawl!  I know a shawl! Citron pattern by Hilary Smith Callis from Knitty, Winter 2009 using Fibernymph Dye Works Sunshine Base in the Kings Cross Gradient Colorway using US size 6s – 4.0mm needles.  So far it’s a winner!

Next up this weekend
Brickless with DragonFly Fibers Traveller in the Spooky Colorway
Toddler T-Shirt Vest with Worsted Yarn???

KSP1: Episode 65: London Calling

9/1/13

Knitting Samurai Plus 1: Episode 65: London Calling01

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Miss Winkle by Martina Behm new this week!  Using Gnome Acres Sparkle Gnome in the Gnome on Fire Colorway.  US size 4s 3.5mm needles.
Asilomar by Amy Herzog in Cascade 220 Heathers Color 7806 using US size 7s 4.5mm needles.Amy Herzog’s Knit to Flatter Craftsy Class! Do it now!

Neural Handshake Sock for MEEEEE. 3×2 Rib using US size 1s, 2.25mm needles. Using Fluffy Plus by Inspiration Dyeworks Custom color.
Jarol British Wool Aran

Rico Design Essential Soft Merino Aran

Wollmeise Merino DK 
Favorite Project This Month?
Baby Blanket Knit Along

100th Episode Celebration! Knit A-Long Starts September 15th and runs through October 31st. We’re using the Knitting Samurai Plus 1 colorway dyed by Inspiration Dyeworks! Preorder you’re skein of either Fluffy Plus or Basic Sock Yarn now through August 31st, 2013. 

KSP1: Episode 53: Happy Mother’s Day

5/12/2013

Knitting Samurai Plus 1: Episode 53: Happy Mother’s Day

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Goldisocks.etsy.com
Canon Hand Dyes
Bird Legs Bags

Graphically Gray by Wilma Peers is from the Cascade 60 Quick Baby Blankets book. Using US size 9s, 5.5mm needles and Lion Brand Cotton Ease in Stone and Maze.
Baby Blanket Knit Along?  Next for Steph…The Window Dressing pattern from the Cascade 60 Quick Baby Blankets book. Using US size 8s, 5mm needles and Lion Brand Cotton Ease.

Goth Socks for me! 2×2 Rib using US size 1s, 2.25mm needles. Inspiration Dyeworks Basic Sock in the Goth Sock color.
Christmas socks for ??? 2×2 Rib using US size 1.5s, 2.5mm needles.  Using Paton’s Kroy Socks in Brown Rose Marl.

Dinossaur’s Binkit by Sandra Boynton is Roland’s favorite Book.

Franken-Dinosaur is a mix of Rebecca Danger patterns. Harold the Houseplant Monster‘s Feet, Dot the Dress Up Box Monster’s Legs, Terence the Tap Dancing T-Rex‘s Body, Head, and Tail, Sherman the Stegosaur’s scales. Using US size 1 – 2.25mm needles

 

KSP1: Episode 43: An Orange Peanut for Me?!

1/31/2013

Knitting Samurai Plus 1: Episode 43: An Orange Peanut for Me?!

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The NFL: Bad Lip Reading

Harvest Moon Sweater by Heidi Kirrmaier with the Miss Babs Yowza Whatta Skein in the Homestead colorway US size 8s is still finished.

Milo by Georgie Hallam with Cascade 220 Superwash in 1919 Olive Heather is finished.
Dark & Stormy KAL!! Come over to the thread and chat it up! The Knit-A-Long will run through Febuary 28th. Dark & Stormy is by Thea Coleman. I’m using Cascade 220 Heathers in color 2424 a Navy Brown Heather. Using US size 6s.

Thinking about casting on a Miss Babs Yummy Color Affection with Yummy in Impatient, Impatiens, & Deep Sea Jellyfish.

KSP1: Episode 32: Sand and Sea

9/17/2012

Knitting Samurai Plus 1: Episode 32: Sand and Sea

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Sand and Sea Shawlette by Alana Dakos in Malabrigo Sock Yarn colors 870 Candombe and 855 Aguas.

Best of My Worsted Scrap Cardigan by Tracy Hudson in worsted weight yarns.

Fibernymph Dye Works in the Happy Camper base for a Roland sweater.

Roland’s Mardi Gras Sweater in Fibernymph’s Sunday’s Coming colorway.

Dish Cloths…enough said. Jenness Farms Goat Milk Soaps.

Trader Joe’s tangent..

Beaded Fingerless Mitts by Marji LaFreniere knit with Into The Whirled August 2012 club color.

Second set of fingerless mitts based on Beaded Fingerless Mitts by Marji LaFreniere knit with Claudia Handpaints Fingering in Caribbean Blues.

Lush Sampler Cowl by Meg Myers in Louisa Harding Kimono Angora Pure in the Seacoast colorway.

Tartine by Kristeen Griffin-Grimes knit with Claudia Handpaints Fingering in Rock Creek along with Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in the Thicket Colorway.

Yet another pair of socks for Roland in Berroco Sox color 1435/ Navy Sea using 1.5 US 2.5MM needles, with a 2×2 Rib.

Socks for Steph but not me are in Berroco Sox color 1452 using 1.5 US 2.5MM needles are in the Undulating Rib Socks by Ann Budd from Favorite Socks by Interweave.

KSP1: Episode 23: Shawls Shawls Shawls

6/2/2012

Knitting Samurai Plus 1: Episode 23: Shawls Shawls Shawls2

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Maluka by Bea Schmidt with Alisha Goes Around Panopoly of Peacocks in the Deciduous colorway.

Serrated Scarf by Megan Williams in Madeline Tosh Merino Light in the Thicket colorway is finished!

The After Thought Heel Socks knit with Loops & Thread Luxury Sock in color 2: Canyon.

Scrap Cardigan by Tracy Hudson in worsted weight yarn. 
Gyllis by Stephen West in Pagewood Farm Chugiak Hand Dyed Sock Yarn in the color Meadow.

Roland and the bear…

Knit Picks City Tweed HW in the Blue Blood Colorway Drawing…
Steph used the City Tweed in her Lefyi sweater by Romi Hill.

For next time post in the Louisa Harding Thread…what would you knit with the Kimono Yarn?  Prize will be drawn during Episode 24!

Have a great week!

KSP1: Episode 18: Two FOs

3/30/2012

Knitting Samurai Plus 1: Episode 18: Two FOs

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Baby vest of my own design using Superwash Valley DK in Copper Color is Finished!

Watershed Cardigan by Amy Swenson using Dream in Color Classey in the color Gothic Rose using US size 7s 4.5mm needles is also FINISHED!!!

Age of Brass and Steam with Dream in Color Smooshy with Cashmere in color 509 Crystal Storm.

New Book!  Knits Men Want… by Bruce Weinstein.  Steph loves the Basic Cardigan Two Ways and her Steve loves the Baseball Jersey.
Socks That Stay on are the Knit One Crochet Two Soxx Appeal socks Steph is deisgning for Roland. Using color 9734 and size 2.5 US, 3.0mm needles.
Simmer Dim by Gudrun Johnston with Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Mediumweight in the color January One.

716xKnit Zombie Yarn and Cakewalk Yarn reminds Steph of Koigu’s KPM

Knit Picks Capra DK and a skein of Shaefer Anne Drawing

Plus one Fellows Drawing

And for next time, If you had a weekend full of uninterrupted knitting, something great to watch on the TV, and empty needles what yarn would you gravitate toward?  What weight yarn do you like to use the most?  What yarn is your favorite?

KSP1: Episode 8: Congrats to Cathy!

12/1/2011

Knitting Samurai Plus 1: Episode 8: Congrats to Cathy!

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Meandering Circular Ziggies by Bonnie ZInk in Three Ewes Twisted In Fiber in color The Tweedles.

Giles Wavy Socks by Anne Campbell in Online Supersocke 100 in color 1178 Lavendar Fair Isle.

Mardi Gras Sweater is Elizabeth Zimmerman’s Seamless Yoke Sweater knit with Fibernymph Dyeworks Cozy yarn in the color Sunday’s Coming.

Roland’s new sweater knit by Lucy325 is a Kindling and it matches my Placed Cable Aran Sweater.

Any interest in knitting a baby vest?  Maybe another knit along with these patterns?
Pembroke by Kristen Kapur
Owl Baby Vest by Jodi Haraldson
Oz Vest by Louisa Harding

And A little Roland talking at the end.

KSP1: Episode 1: And It Begins!

9/17/2011

Knitting Samurai Plus 1: Episode 1: And It Begins!

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Going forward the podcast will be called Knitting Samurai Plus 1. You can find the new show notes website at www.knittingsamuraiplus1.blogspot.com. And the discussion group on ravelry is now known as Knitting Samurai Plus One.  If you want to catch up on the episodes released prior to this, check out www.expectantknitter.blogspot.com.

Roland’s Rainbow Hat is the Rainbow Marley by Susan B. Anderson. Knit on US size 5s with a variety of yarns. For more details check out the project page.

Rhinebeck Sweater for this year is the Melrose Peacoat by Cecily Glowik MacDonald. It can be found in New England Knits: Timeless Knitwear with a Modern Twist. I’m knitting with Cascade Eco+ in color 0515, or Navy as I like to call it.

Simple Baby Hat by Alison Williams using Berroco Comfort DK in colors 2758 & 2761.

Delivery Socks in plain stockinette with my first attempt at an After Thought Heel. The yarn is 3Ewes Twisted In Fiber Ewe Look Great In Stripes colorway Harry Potter.

Veritas by Julie Trice is a set of colorwork fingerless mitts and a matching cowl. Using Classic Elite Wool Bam Boo yarn in the exact colors specified in the pattern.

Steph’s going to the Super Summer Knitaway!!!

And by Bum Genie I meant Bum Genius cotton diapers.

Expectant Knitter: Week 37: Delivery Music

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There is now an Expectant Knitter Podcast Group on Ravelry for discussion

Leyfi by Rosemary Hill from Interweave KnitsFall 2010. The yarn is Knit Picks City Tweed Heavy Weight in the color Blue Blood.

Simple 6×2 Rib Sock using as a basis for this, Wendy D. Johnson’s Slip Stitch Heel Basic Socks. The yarn is Opal Rainforest in color Herzogin Eugenie.

Shibui Baby Hat and Socks by Helen Bingham from Sock Yarn One Skein Wonders Book. Finished a pair with Berroco Sox in color 1482 and cast on another pair with J.Knit Superwash Me Sock.

Turn a Square Hats by Jared Flood.  First one is knit with Berroco Ultra Alpaca in color 6207 and Berroco Jasper in color 3823.  The Second one is knit with Valley Superwash DK in color 18 and Berroco Jasper in color 3844.

Flamboyan Shawl by Stephen West IS FINISHED!!!  Knit in String Theory Caper Sock in Nerrivik and Tavikki.

Westknits Mystery Shawl KAL 2011 for Earth & Sky.  Using Claudia Handpaints Fingering in the colors Moss, Mudslide, and Rock Creek.

The Girlfriends’ Guide to Baby Gear by Vicki Iovine.

Useful Websites:

American Academy of Pediatrics

La Leche League

Baby Center

Your Pregnancy Week by Week by Glade Curtis & Judith Schuler

NPR article “Songs For The Delivery Room

Jack Sparrow video by Lonely Island

Veritas is next on the needles as well as a Rhinebeck Sweater which will most likely be the Melrose Peacoat.

Expectant Knitter: Week 33: Comfortable?

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There is now an Expectant Knitter Podcast Group on Ravelry for discussion

Simple 6×2 Rib Sock using as a basis for this, Wendy D. Johnson’s Slip Stitch Heel Basic Socks. The yarn is Opal Rainforest in color Herzogin Eugenie.

Flamboyan Shawl by Stephen West in String Theory Caper Sock in Nerrivik and Tavikki.

Sprout Blanket by Hanna Breetz in Berroco Vintage Chunky in color Kiwi.

Some Socks for Steve using as a basis for this, Wendy D. Johnson’s Slip Stitch Heel Basic Socks. The yarn is Sensations Soles & More in the Grey Shades color.  To replace the See Fake Isle Socks.

The Baby Blanket or Gummi Cover that Lisa knit for us.

Patchwork Carriage Blanket by Tara Jon Manning from The Knitter’s Book of Yarn.  Using Cascade 220 Superwash Paints and Dream In Color Classy.

Baby Sock Knit A Long will run from now until July 15th. Each finished project is an entry in the prize drawing. In addition to prizes at random there will also be a prize for most finished projects

Tag you’re projects with EKBSKAL2011.

For more details and discussion check out the thread on Ravelry, and to see the beautiful Stitchmarkers made by AddKnitter00.

Time to put the car seats in the cars….

Go to the Child Safety Seat and Inspection Station Locations

http://www.nhtsa.gov/cps/cpsfitting/index.cfm

The Girlfriend’s Guide To Pregnancy

Birth plan worksheet http://www.babycenter.com/calculators-birthplan

Mooncakes Stitch markers

Expectant Knitter: Week 27: To Share The Name or Not?

Steph is Knittingsamurai on Ravelry

There is now an Expectant Knitter Podcast Group on Ravelry for discussion

Multnomah by Kate Elsa in Three Ewes Twisted in Fiber Ewe Look Great In Stripes color way Diagone Alley.

Blind Venus Socks for Steph using as a basis for this, Wendy D. Johnson’s Slip Stitch Heel Basic Socks.  The yarn is Opal in the colorway Blind Venus.

Claudia by MJ Kim in Di.Ve Zeneth in color way 26861.  Hubby’s Gray Fake Isle Hat.

Summer Mystery Shawlette in String Theory Caper Sock in Scarlett.  You too can join the KAL fun over on the Wendy Knits Group.

Yarnissima’s Gush – Sock Solids June 2011 Mystery Sock.  Can find more information in the Rav Group Solid Socks!  Steph’s last mystery sock was the July 2009 Sock Knitter Anonymous by Katie Franceschi.

Simple 4×4 Rib Socks using as a basis for this, Wendy D. Johnson’s Slip Stitch Heel Basic Socks.  The yarn is Regia Arabesque Color in color way  05900 Marrakesch.

EKCCK2011 to see all the sweaters.  Clicking the link will take you to the Rav search and you can see all of the Knit Along Projects.

Project Bags: Piddeloop Bags, Purple Spider Bag, Raddawg KP Bags, Planet Wise Bag not seen today but it’s the big one with red flowers.

Cardigan Contest KAL!!!  Click on

Baby Center has great weekly emails and information on names.

What’s the photo etiquete for Mystery Knit Along Photos?

What would you like to do for the next KAL?

Expectant Knitter: Week 21: We Have Eyebrows and Salsa

Steph is Knittingsamurai on Ravelry

There is now an Expectant Knitter Podcast Group on Ravelry for discussion

Check out Steve from The Dramatic Knits Podcast’s Japanese Garden Shawl Auction.

Green zebra baby sweater by Dove Knits in Reynolds Revue in colors 1418 and 1490.

 

Green zebra baby sweater by Dove Knits in Lion Brand Cotton Ease in color Seaspray.

BFF Socks by Cookie A featured in the book Knit. Sock. Love in Regia Color Stretch in the color 00121.

Check out Steph’s socks that are part of the 52 Pair Plunge.  Or check out the Rav Group for more details, 52ppIV.

Blind Venus Socks for Steph using as a basis for this, Wendy D. Johnson’s Slip Stitch Heel Basic Socks.  The yarn is Opal in the colorway Blind Venus.

Check out 90% Knitting Podcast, it’s great fun, as is His & Hers.  For details on the Preemie Hats  check out their podcasts or click over to the Sweet Caroline Preemie Cap KAL.

Join the Cardigan Contest KAL!!!  More details on can be found on the

Expectant Knitter Podcast Group discussion boards.  Great prizes available, no limit on the number of entries, and the contest runs through June 1st.  The KAL options are…

Green zebra baby sweater by Dove Knits
Summer Chills Cardigan by Danielle Reiner
Tulips, A Colorful Cardigan for Baby by Lindsay Pekny
Seamless Yoked Baby Sweater by Cecily Glowik MacDonald
Provence Baby Cardigan by Carole Barenys

The prizes so far…Socks That Rock and String Theory Caper Sock

New Yarn alert:

Three Ewes Twisted In Fiber in The Tweedles Colorway….LOVE!!!  And the Spud & Chloe Sweater in Splash.  Oh And Regia Arabesque in 2946 is destined to be a pair of Meandering Circular Ziggies by Bonnie ZInk.

Expectant Knitter: Week 19: Yarn: Make Room for Baby

Steph is Knittingsamurai on Ravelry

There is now an Expectant Knitter Podcast Group on Ravelry for discussion

Been watching and loving the following videopodcasts: Dramatic Knits, Yarnivore, and Knittin’ On The Fly.

Frogged some languishing projects including a Hanne by Lia Moya.

Maja by Agnieszka Rupnik in Lion Brand Cotton Ease arranged the squares while watching the videopodcast: I Swear I’m Knitting.

Wanida socks by Cookie A in Aussie Sock colorway Peach Cobbler for the Round the Twist with the sock knit along for Sock Inovations by Cookie A.

Blind Venus Socks for Steph using as a basis for this, Wendy D. Johnson’s Slip Stitch Heel Basic Socks.  The yarn is Opal in the colorway Blind Venus.

Mitered Square Wrap & Shawl by Deby Lake is making a comeback as a baby blanket.

Join the Cardigan Contest KAL!!!  More details on can be found on the Expectant Knitter Podcast Group discussion boards.  Great prizes available, no limit on the number of entries, and the contest runs through June 1st.  The KAL options are…

Green zebra baby sweater by Dove Knits
Summer Chills Cardigan by Danielle Reiner
Tulips, A Colorful Cardigan for Baby by Lindsay Pekny
Seamless Yoked Baby Sweater by Cecily Glowik MacDonald (
Provence Baby Cardigan by Carole Barenys