Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Episode 130: Northern Adventure Pending

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Mission 2015:

A Pair a Month: 12 Pairs of Socks (right on track)
  • Cake Pops
  • Harvey Socks for Mum
  • Potty Socks
  • Jupiter Ascending Socks
  • Narnia Socks
  • Starter Socks for Steve
3 Years to Build a Barn: Year 2: 16 to 22 Squares (same)
  • 8 Squares Completed
2 Sweaters for Me Yay! Completed!
  • Miranda Finished
  • Grace Finished

Rhinebeck/Thanksgiving/Christmas Sweaters for Tristan and Roland
  • Bookish Stitcher has inspired me for Stranded Matching Sweaters

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 -down 3/4 of a mile! first time down 170.8!!!!
  • Current WIPS 24 Projects! 7 active & 17 Hibernating -down 2 to last month
    • Frogged Campside shawl, finished Jet Plan Mitts and Starter Socks this month.

Knitting Time:

Blue that Sings socks, my monthly self striping vanilla sock. My basic toe up sock receipe: US size 0 - 2.0mm needles. Toe up with a 2x2 rib.  Fish Lips Kiss Heel on top of that. Yarn is Scrumptiouspurl Stripe Me Up in the Berrylicious Colorway. 80/20 merino nlon -love it!

Swirl Hat by Mandie Harrington second round! Finished the 3rd with Knit Picks Felici in the Goth colorway.  Finished final hat using the Little Knight pattern by Olha using J.Knits Superwash Me Sock in the Louisianna colorway.  US 2s/3s -2.75/3.25mm needles.  Makes 8 hats off my needles for a total of 601 yards!

Second Easy by Martina Behm using new needles 24" cable. Using US size 3 - 3.25mm needles. Using Coulrophobia Carnivale in the Self-Striping Spring Jeans colorway.

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!  Used 189 yards.

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.

Cast on the winner of the color selection question: Neon! On-Line Supersock 4-Fach Neon Color Two in color 01728.  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.

Baby Surprise Jacket by Elizabeth Zimmerman for Fibernymph's ABCKAL. White Birch Fiber Arts 80/20 Merino Nylon Self-Striping in the Tan, Rested, and Ready colorway. Mixed in some Fibernymph Dye Works Bounce in the Summer Squash colorway. US size 4s, 3.5mm needles.

Twenty Ten Cardigan: by Veera Valimaki using Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky in the Fawn Colorway. US size 8s - 5.0mm needles. Finished back pannel and started a sleeve. 

What's New or Next?
Knit Girllls KAL for 3 Waters Farms.

Let's Swap!
July Mini Swap!  Let's get them shipped off by Friday July 17th. Lively discussions on the  thread on Ravelry
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!

Finish is Friday August 14th -less than 7 weeks to go!

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

knittingsamurai’s Twenty Fifteen Cardigan for 1000 yards -back on needles
Knittingsamurai’s Tristan’s BRQ for 2400 yards -9 or 11 to go
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 -check done

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 2,004 yards from last week, plus 189 for the Jet Plan Mits plus 601 for the Swirl Hats makes 2,605 yards finished!  48% finished

Tristan broke Pepere's Glasses
Roland Knitting and talking about Aunt Bonny vs Grampy

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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