Saturday, February 28, 2015

Episode 118 It's March!

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Knitting Time:
January Short Sleeve Sweater KAL wrapping up!  Miranda by Josee Paquin.
Prize drawing....
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, AMAZING FIT!
  • Potty Socks -CO Sept 2014 Finished Febuary 2015!
  • Caution MittsS
  • Provence Cardigan -finish front panel and 2 sleeves, 18 month size.
  • Vodka Gimlet -try it on and finish or frog!
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!

Movie Theater Socks! Paton's Kroy Sock Stripes in Celestial Stripe US size 0 - 2.25mm needles. Wendy Johnson's Slip Stitch Heel Basic Sock. A 2x2 rib on top of that.

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.  So excited two sweaters in a month!
First button band wavy.  Knit the other side, picked up 4 fewer stitches, just right.  Re-Knit the first button the same and am much happier with it.  Did a couple decreases at the shoulder seams on the neck edging.  Tried it on and it’s perfect!  PERFECT length! PERFECT circumference!  Lays nice!  AMAZING.  Raglins and armholes are Perfect!  Just an all around great fitting garment.  FINALLY!  I want to knit all of her sweaters now. 
Sleeves are still going although hope to have those finished for the end of the month.
Will wear without buttons but now I need to find the perfect buttons.

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.  40 completed squares!  52% of the way there!  Cast on in July!

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

Strokkur by Ysolda Teague is itching to get on my needles.  But not until sweater is done.  Forest Green Pattern Works Bretton Heathers, I have 21 skeins!
Part of the Southern Girl Knits Sweater KAL

Whatcha Watching?
The Fall, CSI Miami, Podcasts of course. 

Mission 2015:

A Pair a Month: 12 Pairs of Socks

  • Harvey Socks for Mum
  • Potty Socks

3 Years to Build a Barn: Year 2: 16 to 22 Squares
  • 8 Squares Completed.
2 Sweaters for Me
  • Miranda Finished
  • Grace nearly finished

Rhinebeck/Thanksgiving/Christmas Sweaters for Tristan and Roland

End with Less than 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.
  • Current Stash Milage is 168 miles -finished a sweater but added 4 miles.
  • Current WIPS 30 Projects! 6 active & 24 Hibernating -hybernating down 2!.

Where to find more episodes...
Steph is the Knitting Samurai on Ravelry and Instagram. Visit the Ravelry Group for Knitting Samurai & Her Guys to continue to the discussion.

  • 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.

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