Episode 171: Bien, Oui

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.

This is a travel Episode focused on Steph’s recent trip to France to see the Vendee Globe 2016.

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Knitting Time…knitting starts at 2min:

Working 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.

Will be casting on the Goldfinch by Andrea Mowry using Good Karma Farm Color Blurz Sportweight.  Using US size 5 – 3.75mm needles.  First of my Rhinebeck 2016 purchases to get on the needles.  This yarn is totally the colors of my living room rug, minus brown.

Ran back for the Pietra by Connie Chang Chinchio using Lion Brand Cotton-Ease in the color Stone.  Using US size 7s – 4.5mm needles.  This may be a total nightmare as the yarn called for is Berroco Alpaca, but have knit two sweaters with that and it’s very warm plus prone to grow with wear, alpaca doesn’t have the same memory of wool.  Thinking I wanted something cooler I opted for a neutral cotton color.  I have loads of machine knit cotton sweaters, this could work out…really it could 😉

Brought some yarn to cast on a second Rikaart2016 Cowl by Megi Burcl.

Slowly working 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.

Working on hat inspired by the Baa-Ble Hat by Donna Smith but for the colorwork portion I’m using a stitch pattern based on a shirt I purchased this summer.  Knit Picks Stroll Glimmer in White.  airplane

Adventure in France…12min mark:

Music in Today’s Show…

La Mer by Charles Trenet
Vive La France by Mussette French Music Academy
Le Plus Beau De Quartier by Carla Bruni
Strolling Accordion by Paris Cafe Society
Toute le Monde by Carla Bruni
Provence (Romantic Night in Cote d’Azur) by Restaurant Music Academy
L’Excessive by Carla Bruni

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