Friday, July 10, 2015

Episode 131: What's your motivation

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Not feeling motivated to knit.

Thanksgiving SweaterAngora Cowl that makes me sneeze, I'm looking at you guys. 

Couple of Snowball Buddies and Christmas Balls, I'm thinking your done. 

Knitting Time:

Twenty Ten Cardigan: by Veera Valimaki using Valley Yarns Northampton Bulky in the Fawn Colorway. US size 8s - 5.0mm needles. Finished First sleeve racing to finish collar and second sleeve.

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!  First one done.  Leg on the second.

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.

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

These are Neon socks for Dad.  Using US size 0 - 2.25mm needles. Wendy Johnson's Slip Stitch Heel Basic Sock. Paired with a 2x2 rib and Online Supersock 4-Fach Neon Color in color 1754. 

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.

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.
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!

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 -CHECK DONE
Knittingsamurai’s Tristan’s BRQ for 2400 yards -8 or 10 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 2,605 yards from last week, plus 953 makes 3,558 yards finished! 65% finished

1,910 yards to go, for 382 a week.  Definitely a challenge.

Great Northern Adventure: Carride -good and bad
Sleeping late, Pool, Smores, family, ATV rides, girls movie, double swing at the park.

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.

1 comment:

  1. So cute…love the pictures. Yes, I have lots of unfinished projects that I need to finish or frog. Thanks for sharing.