Saturday, January 10, 2015

Episode 113 Tickle

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 second 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:

Alia Grace Shawl KAL! now through January 15th.
Prizes so far;

Skein of Leading Men Fiber Arts Spotlight in No Good Deed
Second the Tan House Brook Shawl pattern by Jennifer Lassonde

Aila Grace Shawl by Jennifer Lassonde. Into The Whirled Meridian Sock in the On The Rocks Colorway, September 2014 Club Color. US size 6s - 4.0mm needles.
Is finished and blocked!  So proud of myself!

January Sweater KAL for us...Ahead in the polls: 34% for Miranda and 28% for Irish Coffee.
voting will close 1/11

1. Drambuie -By Thea Colman
2. Irish Coffee -By Thea Colman
3. Hickory -By Cecily Glowik MacDonald
4. Miranda -By Josee Paquin
5. Plain and Simple Pullover -By Verra Valimaki

Worsted weight, I'm leaning toward Zenith in Pumpkin or Cascade 220 Heathers in Lake Chelan....
Ryan's Peace Socks: Opal Sweet & Spicy in colorway 8617 Cake Pops. Using US size 0 - 2.25mm needles. Wendy Johnson's Slip Stitch Heel Basic Sock. I do a 2x2 rib on top of that. Finished!

Parents are off with Harvey Socks! Paton's Kroy Sock Stripes in 55015 Bramble stripes US size 0 - 2.25mm needles. Wendy Johnson's Slip Stitch Heel Basic Sock. A 2x2 rib on top of that.

Worsted Weight Socks for Father-In-Law using Rye Pattern by TinCan Knits and Berroco Vintage in Olive.  US size 4s - 3.5mm needles.  Worried about no nylon wool yarns, thinking acrylic will help with wear.  Not enough yarn so shorter cuff. May knit my farther a pair as well. 

Felted Kid Mitts by TechKnitter.  Pattern is $3.25 on Rav.  Changed from the beginning.  Omitted the cuff will knit that after felting.  Smallest size and Medium size as well.  Using US size 7s - 4.5mm needles and Malabrigo Worsted in 59-Lime Blue color.

Fulvous Curl! by Hunter Hammersen with ?? yarn.  Cast on did 5 rows than Tristan woke up.  Using US size 6s -mm needles.

Up And Coming:
Washcloths for the baby who's eatting 2 meals a day
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. -12 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)
    • Fish Lips Kiss Heel Socks (FLK)
    • September Socks
    • Kim's Short Socks
  • 5 Pairs of Slippers: for Mum, Dad, LDZ, Nate, Me -1 Completed
    • Seamless Salomas Slippers for me
  • Socks for AB, Shary, Steve, Dad, UD -Counting this as Completed
    • 1 pair for Dad
    • Have Knit 5 Pairs for other people, JKelly, Dad, Aunt Laura, Randi, Kim
  • 2 Sweaters for me, 2 for Ro, 2 for Thing: 4 of 6 completed
    • Thing 2's are done, 2 Toddler Vests; LMFA Puffin & London Rico Yarn
    • Story Time Schoolar Sweater for Tristan
    • Soledad Sweater for Roland Completed
    • Langstroth Sweater for Roland on the needles
  • Knit More Hats (8 in 2013) -YTD 19 hats!!! Completed
    • 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
    • Garter Earflap Hat x3
    • 2 Crafting for a Cause Hats
    • Monster T Hat
    • Robyn's Recess Hat take 1
    • Robyn's Recess Hat take 2

To wrap up 2014: Rav tells me I knit 63 Projects for 16,458 yards.  Knit just over a 15K!! When you think 5K of that was during Stash Dash.  I'm slacking off the rest of the year :-)

Mission 2015:
A Pair a Month: 12 Pairs of Socks
3 Years to Build a Barn: Year 2: 16 to 22 Squares
2 Sweaters for Me
Rhinebeck/Thanksgiving/Christmas Sweaters for Tristan and Roland
End with Lessthan 2014 ended with
Stash Less than 164 Miles at year end.
WIPS Less than 29 projects at year end. 15 would be a stretch goal here. 

Silverlinings Playbook
Agents of Sheild -not so much

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