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Episode 173: They Know I’m Me

Welcome BACK!!!! 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.

It’s been months, so this is not the traditional show.  Welcome back!  Past-Present-and-Future Knitting!  Maryland Sheep and Wool Recap, adventures in Disney and what’s up with the Knitting Samurai after a long absence.

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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 172: Best Wishes

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.

“Keep your best wishes, close to your heart and watch what happens”
Tony DeLiso, Legacy: The Power Within

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Ouidad curling hair products.

Knitting Time…

I’m wearing my View from the Charles Shawl by Jennifer Lassonde.

Finished but not blocked; the first 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.  Love the size and drape.  Love the feel to my hand but my hands don’t love it.  ALLERGY!

Cast on a second right away, thinking of making 4 of these 3 for gifts and 1 for me. Using some more of that lovely Miss Babs Yummy that I got at Rhinebeck 2016.  The Goldfinch by Andrea Mowry using US size 5 – 3.75mm needles.  Colors are Dark Perseus, Dream Weaver, Dark Orion.  Adding Claudia Handpaints Addiction in Silver Shimmer and Chocolate.

Completed 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.  Can’t wait to knit another.

My Bien, Oui vest is 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 😉

Boy-Ventures….

  • Halloween
  • Dr. Strange
  • In-Law visit and Tree triming
  • My Parents are 2 months into their 3-4 month Journey around the country.
  • Voting is over

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 12,400 yards.  We are 86% through the year….I’m only 70% to my goal but loads of WIPs on needles if I wanted to push it out.  
  • 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, need to pull out that happy Fibernymph I got for this.  Or use some of the shawl/cowl yarns I’ve been knitting.
  • Get stash below 160 miles. -10.7 miles total.
    At 169.6 was down down 5 miles but then Rhinebeck added that much back into stash.  I can tell, the bin I had half emptied this year was just enough space for my Rhinebeck stuff.  
  • 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, started sweater for me
  • 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.

Music is Monster Mash (remix by Nick Bref) by Haunted House Project

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 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

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 170: Show and Tell Rhinebeck Style

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.

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Knitting Time:

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.

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.  Is Finished.

Boy-Ventures…

RHINEBECK!!!!

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 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!!!!

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 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!

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 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…

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 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…

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 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…

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 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…

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 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).
  • 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 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).
  • 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 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

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Knitting Time:

Where did it go?

We Moved the story 

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!

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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

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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

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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 149: Renovations

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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 142: Apple Pie Not The Big Apple

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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

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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 136: Ro is 4!

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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 134: Barn Raising Quilt

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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

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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 129: Tristan’s First Birthday

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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

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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 122: Tristan Walks

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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 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 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

KSP1: Episode 99: Barn Raising

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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 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 87: Intergalactic Planetary

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:

 

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 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

Steph is Knittingsamurai on Ravelry and there is also a group for this podcast Knitting Samurai Plus 1 and Expectant Knitter Podcast.

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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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If you want to catch up on the episodes released prior to this, check out www.expectantknitter.blogspot.com. Or if you want to start with the very first Knitting Samurai Plus 1 Episode click here.

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

Steph is Knittingsamurai on Ravelry and there is also a discussion group for this podcast Knitting Samurai Plus 1 and Expectant Knitter Podcast.

If you want to catch up on the episodes released prior to this, check out www.expectantknitter.blogspot.com. Or if you want to start with the very first Knitting Samurai Plus 1 Episode click here.

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

Steph is Knittingsamurai on Ravelry and there is also a discussion group for this podcast Knitting Samurai Plus 1 and Expectant Knitter Podcast.

If you want to catch up on the episodes released prior to this, check out www.expectantknitter.blogspot.com.  Or if you want to start with the very first Knitting Samurai Plus 1 Episode click here.
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!

Steph is Knittingsamurai on Ravelry and there is also a discussion group for this podcast Knitting Samurai Plus 1 and Expectant Knitter Podcast.

If you want to catch up on the episodes released prior to this, check out www.expectantknitter.blogspot.com.

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!

Steph is Knittingsamurai on Ravelry and there is also a discussion group for this podcast Knitting Samurai Plus 1 and Expectant Knitter Podcast.

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

Steph is Knittingsamurai on Ravelry

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?

Steph is Knittingsamurai on Ravelry

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

Expectant Knitter: Week 12: Tulips Are Coming Up

Steph is Knittingsamurai on Ravelry

Cherry-O! Hat by Susan B. Anderson in Berroco Comfort DK

Connorsmom10306’s Carrot Hat in Berroco Comfort DK

Tulips, A Colorful Cardigan for Baby by Lindsay Perkins

Steph used Dream in Color Classy, Cascade 220 Paints and Malabrigo Rios

Check out Steph’s Harvard Girl’s Blanket in Bernat Alpaca Natural Blends

Maja by Agnieszka Rupnik in Lion Brand Cotton Ease

Steph is really enjoying Battlestar Galatica and Steve repeatedly shows her pictures of Beets and Bears.

Rav Group for Due in August 2011

Books: Your Pregnancy Week by Week, The Girlfriend’s Guide To Pregnancy, What to Expect When Your Expecting, and Belly Laughs.

Sugar N’ Cream for dishcloths

Next tulip sweater in Lorna’s Laces Shepard Worsted, Malabrigo Rios, Shibui Knits Merino Worsted

Expectant Knitter: Week 9 Ode to Cascade 220 Superwash

Featuring Steph but with a cameo by Isitt the cat and later Linus the other cat.

Currently working on the

BFF Socks by Cookie A featured in the book Knit. Sock. Love by Cookie A

Hurani by Emily Ross is a free Ravelry download

Steph is Knittingsamurai on Ravelry

Milan Jacket by Louisa Harding in Natural Knits for Babies and Moms

Tulips, A Colorful Cardigan for Baby by Lindsay Perkins

Steph is using Cascade 220 Paints and Malabrigo Rios

Expectant Knitter: Week 8! The Inaugural Episode

Featuring Steph but with a cameo by Isitt the cat.

Currently working on the

BFF Socks by Cookie A featured in the book Knit. Sock. Love by Cookie A

Seaside shawlette by Wendy D. Johnson published on Wendy Knits website

Hurani by Emily Ross is a free Ravelry download

Steph is Knittingsamurai on Ravelry

The new yarn is Caper Sock by String Theory available at their website as well as at Purl Divia’s Shop.