Friday, June 5, 2015

Episode 128: Socks on the Horizon

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Knitting Time:

Finished the 7th and 8th of Tristan's Dinner Napkins.  Last ones. Using Grandmother's Dishcloth Pattern using Lily Sugar and Cream Ombre's.  Will send the remaining skeins to my grandmother to crochet into dinner napkins for him.  This group should last us for a while.  For the 8 I did knit I used 380 Yards.

UFOs got new project bags.  Really seemed to help!

Christmas Juliettes by Linda S Worland using Knit Picks Stroll in Spruce and Plymouth Happy Feet in Cranberry.  Project was started July 10th 2010!  Long time in the making.  Had a sock and a half completed.  Finished! for 370 yards Using US size 1.5 & 2s or 2.5 & 2.75mm needles. 

Mum's Starter Socks for Steve using Patons Kroy Sock FX in the Cascade Color.  Using US size 1.5 or 2.5mm needles.  These were cast on Febuary 18th 2010.  Had just turned the first heel and was doing color management with mismatched dye lots.  Sock is too large for my foot or Mum's, ergo Steve gets them.  He doesn't mind the color.  Finished first sock and started second.

Blue that Sings socks, my monthly self striping vanilla sock. My basic toe up sock receipe: US size 0 - 2.0mm needles. Wendy Johnson's Slip Stitch Heel Basic Sock. A 2x2 rib on top of that. Yarn is Scrumptiouspurl Stripe Me Up in the Berrylicious Colorway.  80/20 merino nlon -love it!

Magic Slippers by Caroline Hegwer sized them up to fit Toddler size 10 foot.  Turned out closer to an 8-9.  And Ro now wears an 11 so too small.  Used Us size 3 - 3.25mm needles.  Cast on February 2014.  Yarn is Fibernymph Dye Works Happy Camper in the Look Into Their Eyes color way.  Club color, 100% superwash merino Sport weight, discontinued.  Used 112 yards but because sole was doubled, only 74 yards count.

Swirl Hat by Mandie Harrington second round!  Cast on with a second one with White Birch Fiber Arts 80/20 Merino Nylon Self-Striping in the Tan, Rested, and Ready colorway.  Finished the one with the Monkey stitch pattern. Loved them for Tristan.

Jet Plan Mittens are the Felted Kid Mitts by TECHknitter $3.25 on Rav.  Using Malabrigo Worsted -100% merino single ply wool, perfect for felting.  Color is 59 Lime Blue.  Initial Cast on was January 2015.  Finished top and felted both pairs.  Cutting away cotton not so much fun.  First row is tough on hands.  Need to knit 4 cuffs. 

The Easy by Martina Behm purchased Done Roving Frolicking Feet in the Apple Picking Colorway for this shawl back in January. Using US size 3 - 3.25mm needles. Has captured me!

Unsure of the Campside Shawl by Alicia Plummer. Using Spooky colorway of Dragon Fly Fibers Traveller base. US size 7 - 4.5mm needles. Not in love with the eyelet section or the way the center increases look. Really like the size and mesh section. Yarn is lovely and will look great this fall. OK go for it!

Tristan's BRQ! By Shelley Mackie & Larissa Brown Using US size 2s - 2.75mm needles. Using Opal Rainforest, Fibernymph Bounce, and Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stopper in Dipping Sauce is the final piece.
15 completed squares for T's Blanket. Will need 30.

Let's Swap!
Swap Package from Heather219!

July Mini Swap!  Who's in?  Signups are now through and 6/19. Will assign partners that weekend and we’ll get them shipped off by Friday July 17th. We’ll plan on exchanging addresses via private messages and getting to know each other a little bit over here on the boards. Packages should include either Option A or B along with a few other little extras but let’s agree to keep the cost of the goodies under $10 (not including yarn). It may or may not be important to your swap partner to know the yarn brand/color/content of the yarns so please try and include it just to be safe. If you don’t know that’s alright, but if you do, please include it.
If your interested in swapping head over the thread on Ravelry.  Reply with the option you’d like to receive. You can also answer some of the questions I’ve listed to give us some ideas about each other and maybe prompt some chatter. Feel free to reply to others, this is not chatterfree.
Option A: Send 4 mini skeins (20 grams each)
Option B: Send 8 mini mini skeins (5 grams each)

-What project or pattern are the Mini Skeins for?
-Absolutely favorite #1 color?
-I have lots of scraps in this color?
-Please don’t send me any of this color?
-I would like Self Striping, variegated, or Semi-Solid? -do you have a preference?
-Please send me a cup of _____?
-International or Domestic Shipping?
-Right now I’m loving the Book _____? Or TV Show _____?
-extras could also include knitter gadgetry, note pad, stickers, sweets, or tea/coffee.
Count me in on this Stash Dash! I have two successful stash dashes under my belt and am going for a third. I’m a 5K all the way! 5,468 yards baby!

There are 13 weeks in Stash Dash so that's and average of 420 yards a week.

Here’s my plan…for sure finish these….
KnittingSamurai’s Easy Boomerang for 350 yards
knittingsamurai’s Narnia socks for 320 yards -check done

knittingsamurai’s Twenty Fifteen Cardigan for 1000 yards
Knittingsamurai’s Tristan’s BRQ for 2400 yards
knittingsamurai’s kevin’s socks for 300 yards -check done
Along with 2 more pairs of socks for 650 yards

    -Blue That Sings for 350 yards
For 5020 yards

and potential these hibernating projects
knittingsamurai’s jet plan mittens for 180 yards -working on them

knittingsamurai’s provence cardigan for 400 yards
knittingsamurai’s vodka gimlet for 1500 yards
Knittingsamurai’s sideways Steph in lace for 960 yards

Total so far 514 yards from last week, plus 380 for the dinner napkins and 370 for the Christmas Juliettes and 74 for the Magic Slippers makes 1,338 finished!  24% finished

Quiet week for us. 
Planning his first birthday party. 
Washing machine died.

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.
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