Friday, April 11, 2014

Episode 86: The Great Outdoors -sort of



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:http://knittingsamuraiplus1.wordpress.comwill have the 10 most recent episodes, and feed them to ITunes.

Knitting Time:

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.

Socks for Dad in Regia Snowflake Colors color way 7709 using US 0 - 2.0mm needles for a 2x2 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 2x2 toe up Rib. 32sts cast on for the toe.

Golden Pear Hat by Melissa Thomson using Malabrigo Rios in 412 Teal Feather and Dragon Fly Fibers Traveller in Ruby Ruby.  US size 7s - 4.5mm needles.  Knit in an afternoon.  LOVE IT!

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?
Book Review:
5 Patterns retails on Rav for $20. Really like the details in the Bisbee top.  But by far my favorite is the Diamonback Cowl 

Friday, April 4, 2014

Episode 85: The Show of Clips




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.com to 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: http://knittingsamuraiplus1.wordpress.comwill have the 10 most recent episodes, and feed them to ITunes.

Knitting Time:


Vivid by TinCanKnits with Berroco Vintage in US size 7s, 4.5mm needles. 17th Square in progress.
Opal Socks I love: in Opal 4-Fach colorway 7126 Maurer using US size 0s - mm needles for a 2x2 toe up Rib. 32sts cast on for the toe.

The 2nd Twin's T-Shirt Vest by Sam Lamb for Jackie's little ones. Using Into the Whirled Uluni in the Courtly Frogs colorway and Louet Gems Sport Weight in Green Jay colorway.   US size 7s - 4.5mm needles.

Cast on While Listening to Craft Lit used to be my favorite Audiopodcast.  Went away for a couple years, and just picked it back up.  Just as wonderful! 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.  4 Colors of Miss Babs Yummy Superwash Sock & Baby Yarn as well as an 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.

Socks for Dad in Regia Snowflake Colors color way 7709 using US 0 - 2.0mm needles for a 2x2 Rib. Blips of color, not fair isle effect or a colorwork effect of any sort to my eye.
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.

Hibernating:
Questionable Socks?
Book Review:
5 Patterns retails on Rav for $20.  By far my favorite is the Diamonback Cowl 

2014 Intentions:
  • All 2013 Rhinebeck yarn purchases prior to Rhinebeck 2014. Really shouldn’t go if it’s not all knit up. 14 Skeins total.
    • Socks that Rock Mediumweight Hobbit Garden
    • Into The Whirled Ulundi 221B
  • 14 Pairs of Socks -stripe, solid, patterned, etc. Some with after thought heels.
    • Grinch Socks
    • Sugared Violets Socks
    • 2 pairs in process
  • 5 Pairs of Slippers: for Mum, Dad, LDZ, Nate, Me
  • Socks for AB, Shary, Steve, Dad, UD
    • 1 pair in process
  • 2 Sweaters for me, 2 for Ro, 2 for Thing 2
    • Thing 2's are done, 2 Toddler Vests; LMFA Puffin & London Rico Yarn
  • Knit More Hats (8 in 2013) -YTD 8 hats!!!
    • Garter Earflap Hat for Thing 2
    • Windschief for me
    • Steve's Tweed Hat
    • Argyle Lace Hat for me
    • Rainbow Marley for Thing 2
    • Easy Peasy Newborn Hat x2

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Episode 84: Do You Like Socks?

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. 

Wordpress: http://knittingsamuraiplus1.wordpress.comwill have the 10 most recent episodes, and feed them to Itunes.

Blip and Blogger: http://knittingsamuraiplus1.blogspot.com will have the entire back catalog available for viewing in the Blip player, not on iTunes.

If you want to catch up on the episodes released prior to this, you can either go way back and check out the 33 episodes of the Expectant Knitter at www.expectantknitter.blogspot.com

 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.
Knitting Time:

Steph's wearing... Hitchhiker Shawl by Martina Behm in  Desert Vista Dyeworks Zien in color I Could've Been A Super Hero using all 438 yards with US size 4s 3.5mm needles.

Sugared Violets Socks in Knit Picks Felici in Sugared Violets color. Knit on US size 0s - 2.0mm needles. 2x2 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  2x2 Rib. Blips of color, not fair isle effect or a colorwork effect of any sort to my eye.

Bag is WWW.planetwise.com

Opal Socks I love: in Opal 4-Fach colorway 7126 Maurer using US size 0s -
mm needles for a 2x2 toe up Rib.  32sts cast on for the toe.

 
 The 2nd Twin's T-Shirt Vest by Sam Lamb for Jackie's little ones. Using Into the Whirled Uluni in the Courtly Frogs colorway and Louet Gems Sport Weight in Green Jay colorway. Not a fan of them together. US size 7s - 4.5mm needles.

Vivid by TinCanKnits with Berroco Vintage in US size 7s, 4.5mm needles. Finished 13th Orange Square.

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.

Hibernating:
Questionable Socks?

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Episode 83: Shall We Get Acquainted



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 way back and check out the 33 episodes of the Expectant Knitter at www.expectantknitter.blogspot.com. 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.

The Blip Thing:
Going forward the podcast will be hosted through the NEW wordpress blog: http://knittingsamuraiplus1.wordpress.com.If you watch through Itunes, you’ll need to go in and re-subscribe to the podcast. Just search for “Knitting Samurai” and the two versions (Blips & Wordpress) will pop-up.You want to subscribe to the new grey icon, not the original purple one.That will ensure that you don’t miss an episode when Blip stops feeding itunes.

Moving to wordpress will only allow for hosting the 10 most current episodes.Ideally I’d love them all to be up there, but the hosting fees would be exorbitant for something that I do as a hobby.The yearly cost of hosting 10 episodes at my current file size, seemed very reasonable to me.
Wordpress: http://knittingsamuraiplus1.wordpress.comwill have the 10 most recent episodes, and feed them to Itunes.
Blip and Blogger: http://knittingsamuraiplus1.blogspot.com will have the entire back catalog available for viewing in the Blip player, not on itunes.

Knitting Time:
Toddler T-Shirt Vest by Sam Lamb for Thing 2! Using Rico Designs Essentials Soft Merino Aran that I got in London this summer. Main color is 036 Royal Navy, then 038 Navy Blue, and highlights of 049 Teal. US size 8s - 5.0mm needles. 

The 2nd Twin's T-Shirt Vest by Sam Lamb for Jackie's little ones. Using Into the Whirled Uluni in the Courtly Frogs colorway and Louet Gems Sport Weight in Green Jay colorway. Not a fan of them together. US size 7s - 4.5mm needles.

Garter Ear Flap Hat by Purl Soho.  Using  Berroco Vintage in US size 7s, 4.5mm needles. Colors are Navy and Sour Cherry.

Sugared Violets Socks in Knit Picks Felici in Sugared Violets color. Knit on US size 0s - 2.0mm needles. 2x2 rib. Following LaLa's After Thought Heel Pattern. Sock Classifieds for JKelly70.



Brought the Vivid back to life! Vivid by TinCanKnits with Berroco Vintage in US size 7s, 4.5mm needles. Finished 12th Green square.

14 days since I last bought yarn...

Next up:
Miss Babs Yowza What a Skein in Berlin from Rhinebeck.

Hibernating:
Socks for Dad in Regia Snowflake Colors color way 7709 using US 0 - 2.0mm needles for a 2x2 Rib. Blips of color, not fair isle effect or a colorwork effect of any sort to my eye.

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?

Sunday, March 2, 2014

Episode 82: Project Overload

Steph is the Knittingsamurai on Ravelry and Instagram.  There is Ravelry Discussion Group for this podcast Knitting Samurai Plus 1 please join! We just crossed over 1,000 members! Feel free to start any topic you’d like in there.  I’m easy going.
If you want to catch up on the episodes released prior to this, you can either go way back and check out the 33 episodes of the Expectant Knitter at www.expectantknitter.blogspot.comOr 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.

The Blip Thing:
I’m not comfortable walking away from Itunes.Personally I watch podcasts through Itunes, and I can see that 2/3rds of you watch me there.
Going forward the podcast will be hosted through the NEW wordpress blog: http://knittingsamuraiplus1.wordpress.com.If you watch through Itunes, you’ll need to go in and re-subscribe to the podcast. Just search for “Knitting Samurai” and the two versions (Blips & Wordpress) will pop-up.You want to subscribe to the new grey icon, not the original purple one.That will ensure that you don’t miss an episode when Blip stops feeding itunes.

Moving to wordpress will only allow for hosting the 10 most current episodes.Ideally I’d love them all to be up there, but the hosting fees would be exorbitant for something that I do as a hobby.The yearly cost of hosting 10 episodes at my current file size, seemed very reasonable to me. 
Wordpress: http://knittingsamuraiplus1.wordpress.comwill have the 10 most recent episodes, and feed them to Itunes.

Blip and Blogger: http://knittingsamuraiplus1.blogspot.comwill have the entire back catalog available for viewing in the Blip player, not on itunes.

I hope this pleases everyone.

Knitting Time:

Toddler T-Shirt Vest by Sam Lamb for Thing 2!  Using Rico Designs Essentials Soft Merino Aran that I got in London this summer. Main color is 036 Royal Navy, then 038 Navy Blue, and highlights of 049 Teal. US size 8s - 5.0mm needles. 

Puffin Vest by Sam Lamb for Thing 2! Cast on and finished the first sweater for him! Using Leading Men Fiber Arts in Show Stopper in Puffin Colorway.  Christmas Gift from Dad, Knit by Mom, for Thing 2.  Held yarn double and just love it!  Pleasent surprise!  US size 7s - 4.5mm needles. Free Pattern.

Twins T-Shirt Vest by Sam Lamb for Jackie's little ones.  Using Claudia Handpaints Fingering in Blue Fields Colorway and Louet Gems Sport Weight in Green Jay colorway.  Not a fan of them together.  US size 7s - 4.5mm needles.


Sugared Violets Socks in Knit Picks Felici in Sugared Violets color. Knit on US size 0s - 2.0mm needles. 2x2 rib. Following LaLa's After Thought Heel Pattern.  Sock Classifieds for JKelly70.

Cast on a second pair of Magic Slippers by Carol Hegwer the Fibernymph Dye Works Happy Camper club color Look Into Their Eyes for Ro. Again with US size 3s - 3.25mm needles. Mods here: Held double for the sole only. Knit sole 5.5" before toe decrease. 6" foot. Finished and he ran away with it. I did tell him it was for him! Really is a bit too small. Will figure out the slipper thing. Patternwhisper recommended a pair, so may try those next.
Socks for Dad in Regia Snowflake Colors color way 7709 using US 0 - 2.0mm needles for a 2x2 Rib. Blips of color, not fair isle effect or a colorwork effect of any sort to my eye.
 
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.
 
Brought the Vivid back to life! Vivid by TinCanKnits with Berroco Vintage in US size 7s, 4.5mm needles. Finished 11th Green square.

Fox Hat for Ro
Baby Blanket from 60 Quick Baby Blankets
 
Hibernating:Slippers! First 1 for me is finished. Don't really understand them. 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?