Episode 169: Every Leaf is a Flower

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.

“Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower.” -Albert Camus

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Knitting Time:

Cast on the Rikaart2016 Cowl by Megi Burcl using Claudia Handpaints Addiction.  Raced to LYS to pick up 2 coordinating colors and then came home to cast on.  I actually bought 3 new colors, and cowl can be worked with 2 colors or 5 colors.  So added a few more from my stash.  Bought Oops, Silver Shimmer, and Graphite.  175 yards of 100% superwash merino loveliness in finger weight.  Using US size 5s – 3.75mm needles.  Almost done and can’t wait to knit another.

Finished and wove in ends 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 and then back down to 5s for the ending rib.  Twisted Rib.  Love it, so hard to remember.

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.  Almost finished.

Cast on a second Shawl design with Sportweight yarn and US size 7s.  Knit Picks Felici Sport in Dockside colorway.  75% Merino 25% Nylon.  Self-Striping will be fun to pair with short rows.

Boy-Ventures…

Aria’s Birthday party and home alone
Sick then Uncle Bennett, High School Football
Swimming Lessons

RHINEBECK!!!!

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