Thursday, February 19, 2015

Episode 117 I'm a Gambler...

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Knitting Time:January Short Sleeve Sweater KAL now through February 28th. Miranda by Josee Paquin. I'm using Cascade 220 Heathers in Lake Chelan got gauge with suggested needles US size 8s - 5mm. Knitting size that gives 3" of positive ease. Lively discussions on the board about armholes. Finished!!! Tag projects with #Miranda2015KAL
-Too long
-Too big
-Gauge is a big liar
-sweaters should be mathmatically predictable, but they are about luck for me.  -Jackaroo was supposed to fit perfect, too tight.
-This 2" of positive ease and I'm swimming, plus way too long.
-Is it superwash?

Finish it or Frog It February with Knitting Blooms
At first I wondered how this could possibly interesting, but now as I work through the projects they are picking up momentum and I'm excited about them.   
  • Lacy Rib Socks by Wendy Johnson - CO Jan 2012. Frogged!
  • Grace by Jane Richmond -CO March 2013. Good fit, keep going!
  • Potty Socks -CO Sept 2014
  • Caution Mitts
  • Provence Cardigan -finish front panel and 2 sleeves, 18 month size.
  • Vodka Gimlet -try it on and finish or frog!

Green sweater inspired by the Grace by Jane Richmond using Tahki Yarns New Tweed in color 33. Using US size 7s - 4.5mm and 8s - 5.0mm needles. -CO March 2013. Past armholes.  Have knit a good 10" on this.  Onto bottom ribbing.  2.5 skeins to go for neck edging, button band, and sleeves.  So excited two sweaters in a month!

Potty Socks are using the Fish Lips Kiss Heel Construction by Sock Therapist and Red Heart Heart and Sole in the BlackJack Colorway. US size 0 - 2.0mm needles.  Finished one, on the foot of the other.

Fibernymph Dyeworks Bounce in
Fat Squirrel Bag...

Up And Coming:
Done Roving: Frolicking Feet Transitions Yarn Planning to knit the Easy shawl pattern by Martina Behm.

Whatcha Watching?
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson and Alex Scheffler

Where to find more episodes...
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  • First there was The Expectant Knitter detailing Steph's adventures during her first pregnancy. There are 33 Episodes spanning January 2010 to September 2011.
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  • Most recently The Knitting Samurai & Her Guys has begun starting in September 2014
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