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!

May 27th through August 21st

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


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

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