Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Heading to Wordpress

Hi Everyone,

Thanks so much for visiting.  The blog has moved to a wordpress site with the same name.  You can also find the videos on my You Tube Channel. 

Now that Blip is no longer, there isn’t a reason to house the video on the blogspot blog as well.  Saves me from updating in 3 places.  Which is great!

Thanks for stopping by!


Saturday, August 1, 2015

Episode 133: Shcowl to the Rescue

Welcome to the Knitting Samurai and Her Guys Video Podcast!

Knitting Time:

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. 24 completed squares for T's Blanket. All Knit, some blocked.  Boys helped with layout.

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.

Motivation continues to be lacking.  Spent a good 6-8 hours surfing Ravelry this week.  Growing my queue looking for the next best thing. 
Colorwork as a technique is interesting me –mittens
Thinking about Christmas knitting is not
End product –want shawl cowls, highly wearable for me

Cast on two more BRQ Squares By Shelley Mackie & Larissa Brown Using US size 2s - 2.75mm needles.

Hello!  Stephanie Circa 2010!  2 Shawls on the needles!
Luna Viridis Cowl by Hillary Smith Callis using 3 Waters Farm KnitGirllls Knit-A-Long colorway: Honky Tonk.  Using US size 6 - 4.0mm neddles. 
Super soft

What's New or Next?

Yarn from Stockinette Zombies Self-Striping KAL. Two Sisters
Winter Is Coming Mittens
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

Holding at 3,890 yards, 71% finished.  Blanket will be 1,880 yards without an edging.  Enough to finish.

Mission 2015:

A Pair a Month: 12 Pairs of Socks -7 Pairs -but taking a break

  • Cake Pops
  • Harvey Socks for Mum
  • Potty Socks
  • Jupiter Ascending Socks
  • Narnia Socks
  • Starter Socks for Steve
  • Blue That Sings Socks
3 Years to Build a Barn: Year 2: 16 to 22 Squares (same)

  • 8 Squares Completed

2 Sweaters for Me Yay! 3 Completed!
  • Miranda Finished
  • Grace Finished
  • 2010 Cardigan 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 1 1/2 miles! Down 2 months in a row!  169.2!!!!  Stash Dash is working!
  • Current WIPS 18 Projects! 5 active & 13 Hibernating -down 6 to last month
    • Finished 2010 Cardigan, Christmas Balls, Baby Hats,
    • Frogged Beatnick Sweater, Zike Socks.
    • Likely need to cast on a few more to feel creative


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.