Thursday, February 13, 2014

Episode 80: Hobbit Garden

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
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: 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:

Olympics -want to, but really more interested in clearing
Finally did some baby knitting!  Week 23. 

Pulled out a hybernating project and finished that!  Baby Leg Warmers by Purl Soho using Socks That Rock Mediumweight in Hobbit Garden colorway.  Rhinebeck YARN! US 3s - 3.25mm needles.

Cast on a hat to match for a gift and a second one for our little guy.  Easy Peasy Newborn Hat by Keri McKiernan using US size 3s -3.25mm needles.  Using Socks That Rock Mediumweight in Hobbit Garden colorway. Rhinebeck YARN!

And after that I still had some Socks That Rock Mediumweight in Hobbit Garden left and I wanted to a knit a correct Windschief hat by Stephen West.  Since this is a sport weight, knitting the smallest size on US size 3s - 3.25mm needles is about right.  Knitting for 4.5" then crown decreases. 
Inspired by my Fibernymph Bona-Fide DK 100% superwash in Rainbow Riot and knit a Rainbow Marley by Susan B. Anderson.  Used US size 5s - 3.75mm needles.  Seemed big for newborn.

Valentine's Day Themed Grandma's Favorite Dishcloths. Using US size 7s - 4.5mm needles. Lili's Sugar N' Cream in Azalea colorway.  Finished.

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.

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. 

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.

Purple Socks just started are 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.

Questionable Socks?

Next up:
Brickless with DragonFly Fibers Traveller in the Spooky Colorway
Toddler T-Shirt Vest with Worsted Yarn???
Orange Yarn for the Vivid

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
    • 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
  • Knit More Hats (8 in 2013)
    • Windschief for me
    • Steve's Tweed Hat
    • Argyle Lace Hat for me
    • Rainbow Marley for Thing 2
    • Easy Peasy Newborn Hat x2

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