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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).
  • 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 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).
  • 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 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).
  • 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.