Saturday, September 17, 2011

Chapter 2 Week 2 Plus One


Steph is Knittingsamurai on Ravelry and there is also a discussion group for this podcast Expectant Knitter Podcast.

Going forward the podcast will be called Knitting Samurai Plus 1.  You can find the new show notes website at www.knittingsamuraiplus1.blogspot.com.  And the discussion group on ravelry is now known as Knitting Samurai Plus One.
Roland's Rainbow Hat is the Rainbow Marley by Susan B. Anderson.  Knit on US size 5s with a variety of yarns.  For more details check out the project page.

Rhinebeck Sweater for this year is the Melrose Peacoat by Cecily Glowik MacDonald. It can be found in New England Knits: Timeless Knitwear with a Modern Twist. I'm knitting with Cascade Eco+ in color 0515, or Navy as I like to call it.

Simple Baby Hat by Alison Williams using Berroco Comfort DK in colors 2758 & 2761. 

Delivery Socks in plain stockinette with my first attempt at an After Thought Heel. The yarn is 3Ewes Twisted In Fiber Ewe Look Great In Stripes colorway Harry Potter.

Veritas by Julie Trice is a set of colorwork fingerless mitts and a matching cowl. Using Classic Elite Wool Bam Boo yarn in the exact colors specified in the pattern. 

Steph's going to the Super Summer Knitaway!!!

And by Bum Genie I meant Bum Genius cotton diapers.

Bloopers!

Thought you might enjoy a blooper reel from weeks 30-40!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Chapter 2 Week 1 Roland Is Here

This is the story of my labor and delivery of my son Roland.  There isn't any knitting content this week.  Just the story.  Couple of notes, Roland was born at 9:18 PM on Saturday September 3rd.  I left that out by mistake.

Unfortunately the camera wouldn't remain in focus and I didn't have the time to rerecord.  So this would be better if you treated it as an audio podcast since I alternate between fuzzy and infocus and there isn't anything to see anyway.  Well except for the cute baby photo at the end.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Week 40: A September Baby


Steph is Knittingsamurai on Ravelry and there is also a discussion group for this podcast Expectant Knitter Podcast. Go over and chat!
Westknits Mystery Shawl KAL 2011 for Earth & Sky. Using Claudia Handpaints Fingering in the colors Moss, Mudslide, and Rock Creek.

Shibui Baby Hat and Socks by Helen Bingham from Sock Yarn One Skein Wonders Book. Finished a pair with Colinette Jitterbug in color Lagoon 130 to match the Arrakis hat or Norwegian Sweet Baby Cap by Gro.

Rhinebeck Sweater for this year is the Melrose Peacoat by Cecily Glowik MacDonald.  It can be found in New England Knits: Timeless Knitwear with a Modern Twist.  I'm knitting with Cascade Eco+ in color 0515, or Navy as I like to call it.

Some Socks for Steve in 4x4 rib using as a basis for this, Wendy D. Johnson's Slip Stitch Heel Basic Socks. The yarn is Sensations Soles & More in the Grey Shades color 604.

Veritas by Julie Trice is a set of colorwork fingerless mitts and a matching cowl.  Using Classic Elite Wool Bam Boo yarn in the exact colors specified in the pattern. 

The Milk Memos by Cate Colburn-Smith and Anrea Serrette.

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Week 39: Come On Irene!


Steph is Knittingsamurai on Ravelry and there is also a discussion group for this podcast Expectant Knitter Podcast.  Go over and chat!

Shibui Baby Hat and Socks by Helen Bingham from Sock Yarn One Skein Wonders Book. Finished a pair with Patons Kroy Stripes in color Cyan Stripes 1006.  Cast on a second pair with Colinette Jitterbug in color Lagoon 130 to match the Arrakis hat or Norwegian Sweet Baby Cap by Gro.

Westknits Mystery Shawl KAL 2011 for Earth & Sky. Using Claudia Handpaints Fingering in the colors Moss, Mudslide, and Rock Creek.
Veritas is next on the needles as soon as the main color arrives!

Some Socks for Steve in 4x4 rib using as a basis for this, Wendy D. Johnson's Slip Stitch Heel Basic Socks. The yarn is Sensations Soles & More in the Grey Shades color 604.

Skeined up the navy 0515 colored Cascade Eco+ for my Rhinebeck Sweater which will most likely be the Melrose Peacoat.
Design your own baby carrier by Baby Hawk.

The Milk Memos by Cate Colburn-Smith and Anrea Serrette.

Your Pregnancy Week by Week by Glade Curtis & Judith Schuler
Melrose Peacoat by Cecily Glowik MacDonald can be found in New England Knits: Timeless Knitwear with a Modern Twist.

Wendy Knits Lace by Wendy D. Johnson



Saturday, August 20, 2011

Week 38: Who Knew?



Steph is Knittingsamurai on Ravelry
There is now an Expectant Knitter Podcast Group on Ravelry for discussion

Simple 6x2 Rib Sock using as a basis for this, Wendy D. Johnson's Slip Stitch Heel Basic Socks. The yarn is Opal Rainforest in color Herzogin Eugenie.

Shibui Baby Hat and Socks by Helen Bingham from Sock Yarn One Skein Wonders Book. Finished a pair with J.Knit Superwash Me Sock and cast on another with Patons Kroy Stripes
 in color Cyan Stripes 1006.

Turn a Square Hats by Jared Flood. This is third one!  Berroco Jasper in color 3823 with Valley Superwash DK in color 02 and Di've Zenith in color 26861.

Westknits Mystery Shawl KAL 2011 for Earth & Sky. Using Claudia Handpaints Fingering in the colors Moss, Mudslide, and Rock Creek.
Some Socks for Steve in 4x4 rib using as a basis for this, Wendy D. Johnson's Slip Stitch Heel Basic Socks. The yarn is Sensations Soles & More in the Grey Shades color 604.

Delivery Socks in plain stockinette using as a basis for this, Wendy D. Johnson's Slip Stitch Heel Basic Socks. The yarn is 3Ewes Twisted In Fiber Ewe Look Great In Stripes colorway Harry Potter.

The Happiest Baby on The Block by Harvey Karp is wonderful for building confidence.

Veritas is next on the needles as well as a Rhinebeck Sweater which will most likely be the Melrose Peacoat.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Week 37: Delivery Music


Steph is Knittingsamurai on Ravelry
There is now an Expectant Knitter Podcast Group on Ravelry for discussion
Leyfi by Rosemary Hill from Interweave KnitsFall 2010. The yarn is Knit Picks City Tweed Heavy Weight in the color Blue Blood.

Simple 6x2 Rib Sock using as a basis for this, Wendy D. Johnson's Slip Stitch Heel Basic Socks. The yarn is Opal Rainforest in color Herzogin Eugenie.

Shibui Baby Hat and Socks by Helen Bingham from Sock Yarn One Skein Wonders Book. Finished a pair with Berroco Sox in color 1482 and cast on another pair with J.Knit Superwash Me Sock.
Turn a Square Hats by Jared Flood.  First one is knit with Berroco Ultra Alpaca in color 6207 and Berroco Jasper in color 3823.  The Second one is knit with Valley Superwash DK in color 18 and Berroco Jasper in color 3844.

Flamboyan Shawl by Stephen West IS FINISHED!!!  Knit in String Theory Caper Sock in Nerrivik and Tavikki.

Westknits Mystery Shawl KAL 2011 for Earth & Sky.  Using Claudia Handpaints Fingering in the colors Moss, Mudslide, and Rock Creek.

The Girlfriends' Guide to Baby Gear by Vicki Iovine.

Useful Websites:

American Academy of Pediatrics
La Leche League
Baby Center

Your Pregnancy Week by Week by Glade Curtis & Judith Schuler

NPR article "Songs For The Delivery Room"

Jack Sparrow video by Lonely Island

Veritas is next on the needles as well as a Rhinebeck Sweater which will most likely be the Melrose Peacoat.