Saturday, September 20, 2014

Episode 103: Knitting Samurai & Her Guys

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 first 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:
Fish Lips Kiss Heel Socks by Sock Therapist is the current sock on the needles.  Using US size 2 -0mm needles.  Yarn is Opal Smokey Eyes and Coloured Lips in color 6641.  Love this yarn!

New Project Bag: Front Range Bags: Nanny Knitter on Rav.

She's offering a generous coupon for 20% off: KS2014 good now through December 31st.  And Nancy has offered one for a give away.  Will mail directly to the winner.  For your chance to win, go to Rav thread and tell us your favorite bag from her Etsy shop. 

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.

September Socks: with Opal Love Story in color 7910 Romantik.   Using US size 0 - 2.0mm needles.  Planning to do a Fish Lips Kiss Heel Socks by Sock Therapist.

3 Years to Build a Barn: is my Barn Raising Quilt by Larissa Brown and Shelley Mackie. Using US size 2 - 2.75mm needles. All yarns, colorways, and amounts are listed on my project page.  With these 8 additional squares completed, the count is up to 32.  I'm 40% complete already!  And it's not even 2 months.

Trip To The UFO Bin:

At the start of Stash Dash I had 39 Unfinished Projects (UFOs)!  Set a personal goal to get down to 20 by the end of August.  The Recap is that I got down to 24, but hibernated the Foolproof so at 25.  I'll tackle again in a few months.

 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 completely used up, 8 knit with.
    • Steam Valley Fibers in Candle Light with Cabled Newborn Hat
    • Miss Babs Yowza! in Berlin with Denver Cowl
    • Dragonfly Fibers Traveler in Ruby with Peekaboo Mitts, Pear Hat and Beaded Fair Isle Hat
    • Miss Babs Yummy in Deep Sea Jellyfish with Tubularity
    • Miss Babs Yummy in Zombie Prom with Tubularity
    • Into The Whirled Ulundi 221B with SockHead Hat
    • Into The Whirled Bukavu in Vegetable Medley with Sock Bunny and Hat Set
    • Socks that Rock Mediumweight Hobbit Garden (finished)
  • 14 Pairs of Socks -stripe, solid, patterned, etc. Alternate Constructions a plus but not a requirement. -9 Completed
    • Grinch Socks
    • Sugared Violets Socks (Afterthought Heel)
    • Brick Socks
    • Snowflake Socks
    • Oldest Anything Socks (Bottom Gusset)
    • He was Kicking Me Socks (Afterthought Heel)
    • Mystik Spiral Socks (OMG Heel)
    • Lavender Socks
    • Houdini Socks (Afterthought Leg)
    • 2 pair in process
  • 5 Pairs of Slippers: for Mum, Dad, LDZ, Nate, Me -1 Completed
    • Seamless Salomas Slippers for me
    • Lowanne recommended some that look great
  • 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 -3 of 6
    • Thing 2's are done, 2 Toddler Vests; LMFA Puffin & London Rico Yarn
    • Soledad Sweater for Roland Completed
  • Knit More Hats (8 in 2013) -YTD 11 hats!!!
    • Garter Earflap Hat for Tristan
    • Windschief for me
    • Steve's Tweed Hat
    • Argyle Lace Hat for me
    • Rainbow Marley for Tristan
    • Easy Peasy Newborn Hat x2
    • Galatic Ruby Storm for Me
    • Bunny Hat Set
    • Sock Head Hat for me
    • Cable Baby Hat for Tristan

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