Sunday, December 29, 2013

Episode 75: 2013 Review



Steph is the Knittingsamurai on Ravelry and there is also a group for this podcast Knitting Samurai Plus 1 please join!

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 at the beginning of the Knitting Samurai Plus 1 Adventure check out Episode 1.

Now onto today's show...

The 13th Pair of Socks in Loops and Threads Luxury Sock in the Autumns Fields colorway using US size 0s 2.0mm needles. 2x2 Rib.
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Grinch Socks in Red Heart Heart & Sole in the Faded Jeans colorway using US size 0s 2.0mm needles. 2x2 Rib.

Rosewater Hat by TinCanKnits from the Handmade in the UK ebook.  Using Di.Ve Zenith in a rose color # 33083.  US size 4s - 3.5mm and US size 6s - 4.0mm.
 
New Christmas Yarn:



2013 Goal Update.
13 Self Striping Socks: 13 of 13! -I did it!
13 Patterns from Books: 4 of 13! -fail!
1 Vest, 2 Baby Blankets, 3 Christmas Stockings: -4 Baby Blankets but no vest and or Christmas Stockings -fail!
13 Sweaters: 5 of 13! -Dark & Stormy, Harvest Moon, Jackaroo, Asilomar & Abernathy
13 Oldest Yarns: 2 of 13: -Pi Shawl Blanket, -Kery in Snowball Buddies.
 
 

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Episode 74: The One With Ro



Steph is the Knittingsamurai on Ravelry and there is also a 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.

Snowball Buddies by Susan Claudino with Tahki Kerry.

Heather's Mitts by Elena Latch with Berrroco Vintage Chunky with color
 on US size 10.5 and size 11s. 

New Stitched By JessaLu Bag

The 13th Pair of Socks in Loops and Threads Luxury Sock in the Autumns Fields colorway using US size 0s 2.0mm needles.  2x2 Rib.
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Grinch Socks in Red Heart Heart & Sole in the Faded Jeans colorway using US size 0s 2.0mm needles.  2x2 Rib.

New Yarn for Halela's Sweater with Must Stash Knit-along

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Episode 73: 8 by 9



Knittingsamurai on Ravelry and there is also a 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.
Leading Men Fiber Arts in Industrial is for my Vodka Gimlet by Baby Cocktails/Thea Coleman with US size 6s, 4.0mm needles. 

Peekaboo Mitts by Abi Gregorio using Dream in Color Classy in the Dusky Aurora using US size 7s 4.5mm needles. 

Peekaboo Mitts by Abi Gregorio using Steam Valley Fiber Worsted Wool in the Seahorse colorway using US size 7s 4.5mm needles. 

Peekaboo Mitts by Abi Gregorio using Three Irish Girls Springvale Worsted in Supernova using US size 7s 4.5mm needles. 
Peekaboo Mitts by Abi Gregorio using Dragonfly Fibers Traveller in the Ruby, Ruby colorway using US size 7s 4.5mm needles. 
Vivid by TinCanKnits with Berroco Vintage in color 5197 using US size 7s, 4.5mm needles.
Octopus Socks in Opal a blue green colorway using US size 0s 2.0mm needles.  2x2 Rib.


2013 Goal Update.
13 Self Striping Socks: 12 of 13! -check! on track
13 Patterns from Books: 4 of 13! -fail!
1 Vest, 2 Baby Blankets, 3 Christmas Stockings: -4 Baby Blankets but no vest and or Christmas Stockings -fail!
13 Sweaters: 5 of 13! -Dark & Stormy, Harvest Moon, Jackaroo, Asilomar, Abernathy, and Vodka Gimlet is on the needles.
13 Oldest Yarns: 1 of 13: -Pi Shawl Blanket -super fail!
 
Hurry Up Socks in Loops and Thread Luxury Sock in Autumn Fields colorway using US size 0s 2.0mm needles.  2x2 Rib.



 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Episode 72:

Steph is Knittingsamurai on Ravelry and there is also a 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.

Jingle Tricorner Cable Socks by your truely using Knit Picks Felici in the Jingle Colorway. US size 0s, 2.0mm needles.

2013 Update

Birdlegbags!

Peekaboo Mitts by Abi Gregorio using Dream in Color Classy in the Dusky Aurora using US size 7s 4.5mm needles. 

Peekaboo Mitts by Abi Gregorio using Three Irish Girls Springvale Worsted in Supernova using US size 7s 4.5mm needles. 

Peekaboo Mitts by Abi Gregorio using Steam Valley Fiber Worsted Wool in the Seahorse colorway using US size 7s 4.5mm needles. 
Peekaboo Mitts by Abi Gregorio using Dragonfly Fibers Traveller in the Ruby, Ruby colorway using US size 7s 4.5mm needles. 
Leading Men Fiber Arts in Industrial is for my Vodka Gimlet by Baby Cocktails/Thea Coleman with US size 6s, 4.0mm needles. 
Octopus Socks in Opal a blue green colorway using US size 0s 2.0mm needles.  2x2 Rib.

Favorite Project This Month?

Wearing the Simmer Dim knit with Socks That Rock in January One colorway.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Episode 71: 7 Fridays Away!


Steph is Knittingsamurai on Ravelry and there is also a 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 Blanket Knit Along

100th Episode Celebration! Knit A-Long runs through October 31st. We're using the Knitting Samurai Plus 1 colorway dyed by Inspiration Dyeworks!

KSP1 KAL Finished Object Norwegian Sweet Baby Cap By Gro using US size 2.5s 3.0mm
KSP1 KAL Finished Object Bisontine Mittens by La Mason Rililie using US size 2.5s 3.0mm
KSP1 KAL Finished Object Baby Leg Warmers by Purl Soho using US size 2.5s 3.0mm

Jingle Tricorner Cable Socks by your truely using Knit Picks Felici in the Jingle Colorway. US size 0s, 2.0mm needles.
Vivid by TinCanKnits with Berroco Vintage in US size 7s, 4.5mm needles.  5 squares completed.  Stalling here.

Leading Men Fiber Arts in Industrial is for my Vodka Gimlet by Baby Cocktails/Thea Coleman with US size 6s, 4.0mm needles. 

Steph's February Lady Sweater


Peekaboo Mitts by Abi Gregorio using Dream in Color Classy in the Dusky Aurora using US size 7s 4.5mm needles. 

Peekaboo Mitts by Abi Gregorio using Three Irish Girls Springvale Worsted in Supernova using US size 7s 4.5mm needles. 
Baby Leg Warmers by Purl Soho using Socks That Rock Mediumweight in Hobbit Garden color using US size 3s 3.25mm needles.

Favorite Project This Month?

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Episode 70: Rhinebeck Wrap Up



Steph is Knittingsamurai on Ravelry and there is also a 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 Blanket Knit Along -8 days to finish your blankets

Vivid by TinCanKnits with Berroco Vintage in US size 7s, 4.5mm needles.  5 squares completed.  Stalling here.

100th Episode Celebration! Knit A-Long runs through October 31st. We're using the Knitting Samurai Plus 1 colorway dyed by Inspiration Dyeworks!

KSP1 KAL Finished Object Norwegian Sweet Baby Cap By Gro using US size 2.5s 3.0mm
KSP1 KAL Finished Object Bisontine Mittens by La Mason Rililie using US size 2.5s 3.0mm
KSP1 KAL Project Baby Leg Warmers by Purl Soho using US size 2.5s 3.0mm

Jingle Tricorner Cable Socks by your truely using Knit Picks Felici in the Jingle Colorway. US size 0s, 2.0mm needles.

Leading Men Fiber Arts in Industrial is for my Vodka Gimlet by Baby Cocktails/Thea Coleman with US size 6s, 4.0mm needles. 
Row and stitch gauge correct. 
Cast on correct.
Math doesn't work for yoke length and stitch count. 
What do I do?

Favorite Project This Month?

Rhinebeck 2013 Wrap Up:
Ro wore his sweater and thought his stroller was a motorcycle
Miss Babs Crazy Line
Artichokes at 10am!
The Fold STR Rare Gems
Into the Whirled
Lots of wonderful people
Fell in Love with Tunis Sheep
Dragonfly Fibers
Steam Valley Fibers

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Episode 69: We All Fall Down



Steph is Knittingsamurai on Ravelry and there is also a 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.


Favorite Project This Month?

Baby Blanket Knit Along

Vivid by TinCanKnits with Berroco Vintage in color 5197 using US size 7s, 4.5mm needles.

100th Episode Celebration! Knit A-Long runs through October 31st. We're using the Knitting Samurai Plus 1 colorway dyed by Inspiration Dyeworks! 

KSP1 KAL Finished Object Norwegian Sweet Baby Cap By Gro using US size 2.5s 3.0mm
KSP1 KAL Project is Bisontine Mittens by La Mason Rililie using US size 2.5s 3.0mm

Roland's Rhinebeck Sweater is the Abernathy by Terri Kruse using US size 7s, 4.5mm needles and Berroco Vintage in color 5197

Jingle Tricorner Cable Socks by your truely using Knit Picks Felici in the Jingle Colorway.  US size 0s, 2.0mm needles.

Leading Men Fiber Arts in Industrial is for my Vodka Gimlet by Baby Cocktails/Thea Coleman with US size 6s, 4.0mm needles. 

Friday, October 4, 2013

Episode 68: Time Keeps on Slipping



Steph is Knittingsamurai on Ravelry and there is also a 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.
Favorite Project This Month?

Baby Blanket Knit Along

Vivid by TinCanKnits with Berroco Vintage in color 5197 using US size 7s, 4.5mm needles.

Punk Stripe Socks are my new 2x2 Rib socks using US size 0s, 2.0mm needles. Using Basic Sock by Inspiration Dyeworks.

Jingle Tricorner Cable Socks by your truely using Knit Picks Felici in the Jingle Colorway.  US size 0s, 2.0mm needles.

Miss Winkle by Martina Behm new this week! Using Gnome Acres Sparkle Gnome in the GGnome on Fire Colorway. US size 4s 3.5mm needles.

Roland's Rhinebeck Sweater is the Abernathy by Terri Kruse using US size 7s, 4.5mm needles and Berroco Vintage in color 5197

100th Episode Celebration! Knit A-Long runs through October 31st. We're using the Knitting Samurai Plus 1 colorway dyed by Inspiration Dyeworks! 

KSP1 KAL Project is Bisontine Mittens by La Mason Rililie using US size 2.5s 3.0mm

Boot Cuffs are my own design with Cakewalk Yarns Stash Yarn in the Rhinebeck colorway. Using US size 2.5s 3.0mm.

Leading Men Fiber Arts in Industrial!
2013 Goal Update.
13 Self Striping Socks: 10 of 13! -check! on track
13 Patterns from Books: 4 of 13! -way behind here
1 Vest, 2 Baby Blankets, 3 Christmas Stockings: -4 Baby Blankets but no vest and or Christmas Stockings but I did look for patterns!
13 Sweaters: 4 of 13! -Dark & Stormy, Harvest Moon, Jackaroo, Asilomar, and Abernathy is on the needles
13 Oldest Yarns: 1 of 13. -pi shawl blanket -not good




 

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Episode 67: 100th Episode Celebration!



Steph is Knittingsamurai on Ravelry and there is also a 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.

100th Episode Celebration! Knit A-Long runs through October 31st. We're using the Knitting Samurai Plus 1 colorway dyed by Inspiration Dyeworks!  Steph is knitting the Bisontine Mittens by La Mason Rililie using US size 2.5s 3.0mm

Boot Cuffs are my own design with Cakewalk Yarns Stash Yarn in the Rhinebeck colorway.  Using US size 2.5s 3.0mm.

Neural Handshake Sock for MEEEEE. 3x2 Rib using US size 0s, 2mm needles. Using Fluffy Plus by Inspiration Dyeworks Custom color.

New and Noteworthy: Next up Vivid by TinCanKnits with Berroco Vintage.

Punk Stripe Socks are my new 2x2 Rib socks using US size 0s, 2.0mm needles.  Using Basic Sock by Inspiration Dyeworks.

Asilomar by Amy Herzog in Cascade 220 Heathers Color 7806 using US size 7s 4.5mm needles.

Miss Winkle by Martina Behm new this week!  Using Gnome Acres Sparkle Gnome in the GGnome on Fire Colorway.  US size 4s 3.5mm needles.
 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Episode 66: He's Two!



Steph is Knittingsamurai on Ravelry and there is also a 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.

Favorite Project This Month?

A Little Help From My Friends by A Texas Yarn

Herbacous Socks by Chain of Fools

Cousin's Mitre Square Baby Blanket by Emily Pain with Cotton Ease in Lime, Berry, Lake, and Violet. Using US size 8s 5.0mm needles.
Baby Blanket Knit AlongAsilomar 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!
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.

Knits-N-Things

Stitched By Jessalu bag

Bird Leg Bags

Knitter's Choice Yarn Club Version 2.0

Neural Handshake Sock for MEEEEE. 3x2 Rib using US size 1s, 2.25mm needles. Using Fluffy Plus by Inspiration Dyeworks Custom color. 
Miss Winkle by Martina Behm new this week!  Using Gnome Acres Sparkle Gnome in the GGnome on Fire Colorway.  US size 4s 3.5mm needles.


Sunday, September 1, 2013

Episode 65: London Calling



Steph is Knittingsamurai on Ravelry and there is also a 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.

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. 3x2 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.