Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Episode 90: So happy!

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.

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Great Big Thank You to Steve of Dramaticknits for this Lovely Blanket!

Knitting Time:

Camp Loopy 2014 6/1-6/30: 
Find a project that reminds you of one of your favorite books, TV Shows, or movies. This first project must have a minimum of 400 yards, used in one project.

Stash Dash 2014Every yard of yarn used from 5/23 to 8/7 counts toward your goal of knitting through 5K of yarn (5,468 yards), WIPs count.

Oldest Anything Socks! Regia Galaxy Color circa July 2009! Color 1559 using US size 0s - 2.0mm needles for a 2x2 topeup Rib sock. Want a more rounded toe, cast on 32sts.  Finished the first sock and feel like the toe is too round.  Good length!

He was Kicking Me Socks!!! Loops & Thread Luxury Sock in the Balloon Colorway using US size 0s - 2.0mm needles for a 2x2 toe up Rib socks.

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 Miss Babs Yummy in Impatience. 4th section is Inspiration Dyeworks Fluffy Plus in Cooper Beach.  Currently 37".  Just starting 5th section with Miss Babs Yummy in Deep Sea Jellyfish.   6 sections rather than the 7, have full skeins so divided total yardage by 6 rather than 7 to know how much to use of each.

Vivid by TinCanKnits with Berroco Vintage in US size 7s, 4.5mm needles. 19th Square in progress.

Denver Cowl by Veronica Parsons using Miss Babs Yowza in the Berlin Colorway. Using US size 8s - 5.0mm needles. Rhinebeck yarn! All the places. Also messed up 4 rows and left it! Personal record!

New Yarn:

Malabrigo Rios in Playa

Desert Vista Dyeworks Viso in Holiday Wreath


Mum’s Starter Socks are back in action.Cast on Feb 2010.She wanted to knit socks, but didn’t want to mess with toes and heels.So I got her started.She never went any further.Realized I’d knit them for her.Patons Kroy Sock FX color 57210. US size 1.5s - 2.5mm 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. Using US size 2.5 - 3.0mm needles. We'll see.

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. -1 used
    • Dragonfly Fibers Traveler in Ruby with Peekaboo Mitts, Pear Hat and Beaded Fair Isle Hat
    • Miss Babs Yowza! in Berlin with Denver Cowl
    • Miss Babs Yummy in Deep Sea Jellyfish with Tubularity
    • Into The Whirled Ulundi 221B with SockHead Hat
    • Socks that Rock Mediumweight Hobbit Garden (finished)
  • 14 Pairs of Socks -stripe, solid, patterned, etc. Some with after thought heels.                              -4 Completed
    • Grinch Socks
    • Sugared Violets Socks (afterthought heel)
    • Brick Socks
    • Snowflake Socks
    • 3 pairs in process
  • 5 Pairs of Slippers: for Mum, Dad, LDZ, Nate, Me -Zero!
  • Socks for AB, Shary, Steve, Dad, UD -1 of 5
    • 1 pair for Dad
  • 2 Sweaters for me, 2 for Ro, 2 for Thing 2 -2 of 6
    • Thing 2's are done, 2 Toddler Vests; LMFA Puffin & London Rico Yarn
  • Knit More Hats (8 in 2013) -YTD 9 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
    • Galatic Ruby Storm for Me

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