Episode 46 – Stitches Midwest In Review

In this episode, the girls reminisce all things Stitches Midwest 2014!

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Finished Projects

Danie finished a baby baseball hat on the fly! She worked a simple white beanie and duplicate-stitched the stitches in red. Super cute! She also wove her first scarf.

Susie finished her Rainbow Oops! socks and her Hitofude! The final verdict is she loves this sweater.

Current Projects

Susie started Song of the Sea using her hard-won #mileageforyardage yarn, Simply Sock Yarn Company’s Poste Yarn Silken Sock in Moulin Rouge.

Danie worked on her Spectra while getting a pedicure, and her Bramble Fern while on the road to Stitches. She also restarted a holiday stocking, this time opting for a plain stocking with contrasting toe and heel. While at Stitches she worked on her Featherweight Cardigan. She also started a pair of Eugenia’s Mittens using Bijou Basin Ranch’s Himalayan Trail in Dinna Fash.

Future Projects

Susie is all set to cast on the Mayapple Shawl by Dee O’Keefe. There will be an informal KAL going if anyone is interested in joining!

Enhance the Stash

In order of purchase, Susie enhanced her stash with two skeins of Shaky K Fibers Shaky Silver, a 2-ply laceweight, in Teal and Hibiscus. Next she picked up a double-shot project bag from Kitchen Counter Crafter, and three skeins of Sun Valley Fiber MCN Fingering in Edingburgh. Then came three skeins of Miss Babs Yowza –  Whatta Skein in Cloak, a shawl kit for the Aranami Shawl, Gnome Acres House Gnome in Aurora Gnomealis, and Another Crafty Girl Strong Sock in Spring Peony.

Danie came home with a bag from Knerd with a skein of Tardis from Fiberstory and a t-shirt, two skeins of Miss Babs Yowza –  Whatta Skein in Denim and a skein of Cosmic Hand Painted Sock in Berlin, a fingering-weight gradient from Knit Circus in Shades of Grey, and a Lo-Lo Bar in Hookah Girl. She also came home with her first loom, and Ashford Sample It Rigid Heddle Loom.

Episode 45 – Prairie Girls Potpourri

In this episode, it’s another potpourri! Danie talks sock blanks, and Susie reviews her (long) list of projects to shop for at Stitches.

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Patterns mentioned include Song of the Sea, Spectra, Ziggy, Honeybee Cardigan, Merryall Cardigan, Netherwood, Begonia Swirl, Malgven, Morvarch, Vine Yoke Cardigan, Lush, and Central Park Hoodie.

Items mentioned include the Star Weaver Knitting Machine and Knitter’s Pride Bamboo Interchangeable needles.

Events

Stitches Midwest is in Schaumburg, IL August 7 – 10!

Episode 44 – Stitches Preparedness

In this episode, the girls strategize all things Stitches. Susie is euphoric, and Danie is a complicated knitter.

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Miscellaneous finished projects mentioned include Susie’s Tan House Brook Shawl, Rainbow Oops! socks, Elizabeth Shawl, and Danie’s Tan House Brook Shawl.

Miscellaneous current projects mentioned include Susie’s gift-for-a-friend socks and Danie’s Featherweight Cardigan.

Events

Stitches Midwest is in Schaumburg, IL August 7 – 10!

Current Projects

Susie once again worked exclusively on her Hitofude Cardigan, and she is so close to the end. While she’s a little nervous about the fit, she could easily be talked in to knitting another, whether for herself or for a fabulous friend.

Danie added a few triangles to her Spectra, and a few inches to her Broncos Socks. She also restarted her Bramble Fern using Cascade 220 Superwash in a light gray.

Episode 43 – How Do Prairie Girls Learn Best

In this episode, the girls compare notes on how they learn best. Danie had fun with sock blanks, and Susie was a one-project knitter.

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Events

Stitches Midwest is in Schaumburg, IL August 7 – 10!

Finished Projects

Danie dyed not one, but two sock blanks she worked up (with a little help) using Knit Picks Bare Stroll. One is a Broncos-inspired colorway in blue and orange, and the other a rainbow gradient.

Current Projects

Susie worked exclusively on her Hitofude Cardigan, and is hoping to be finished with it very soon.

Danie continued working on her Featherweight Cardigan, and is making steady progress. Her Bramble Fern is in a temporary timeout, so she cast on socks from her Broncos yarn, and is trying a customized toe, and knit a bit on her Spectra as well.

Project Reconsideration

Susie is reconsidering a long-suffering Christmas stocking.

Episode 42 – Knitter, Know Thyself

In this episode, the girls talk about knowing themselves as knitters. Susie is making fraternal socks, and Danie spits for sleeves (not a typo).

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Events

Stitches Midwest is in Schaumburg, IL August 7 – 10!

Contest

The winners of the One Twisted Tree project bag contest are announced!

Finished Projects

Danie finished her Countess Ablaze fiber. She got approximately 100 yards of worsted weight, and is open to pattern suggestions for it.

Current Projects

Susie worked on her Swirl E. Socks, finishing the first one, and started a colorwork hat.

Danie split for the sleeves on her Featherweight Cardigan. She also cast on a Bramble Fern Sweater using Knit Picks Comfy Worsted. She also cast on a Spectra using the Alisha Goes Around Unicorn Fingering in a purple and a teal that she picked up at Iowa Sheep & Wool.

Review

The girls review Bijou Basin Ranch’s Himalayan Trail yarn and are in love with their Outlandish Collection! Check out the weekly sales they are having through August 10th.

Episode 41 – Freestylin’

In this episode, the girls have no clear direction. Danie recounts her many finished projects, and Susie traded shawls for socks.

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Contest

To enter the One Twisted Tree project bag contest, please be a member of the group and post in the contest thread in the Ravelry group by July 17th what you like to see in a project bag. The randomly-selected winners will be drawn and announced on that week’s episode.

Finished Projects

Danie finished her Noodle, and he’s even more adorable with his appendages attached. She also finished her Zigzagular Socks and decided to put in foot-specific toes. She also dyed the natural yarn she got at Iowa Sheep & Wool a lovely spruce-y, teal-y blueish green color.

Current Projects

Susie worked on two pairs of socks she’s playing around with designing, and motored through the sleeves on her Hitofude.

Danie worked on her Featherweight Cardigan poolside.

Episode 40 – 2014 Goals-ish Update

In this episode, the girls give progress reports on their 2014 “goals-ish”.

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Check out Stash Dash 2014!

Contest

To enter the One Twisted Tree project bag contest, please be a member of the group and post in the contest thread in the Ravelry group by July 17th what you like to see in a project bag. The randomly-selected winners will be drawn and announced on that week’s episode.

Finished Projects

Danie finished her handspun TGV! She can tell where her plying improved throughout the skein, but it’s a gorgeous shawlette and she’s happy with how it knit up.

Susie finished her Tan House Brook Shawl and any doubts about the highly variegated yarn in the pattern have been dispelled. She loves it.

Current Projects

Susie pulled out her neglected Hitofude and cast on a pair of gift socks.

Danie worked on her Zigzagular Socks and the most adorable Noodle.

Enhance the Stash

Danie got herself a box of yarn from Knit Picks to make kid sweaters.

Episode 39 – IA Sheep and Wool In Review

In this episode, the girls relive the good times they had at Iowa Sheep and Wool!

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Check out Camp Loopy 2014 Project 1 and Stash Dash 2014!

Contest

To celebrate the grand opening of Danie’s Etsy shop One Twisted Tree, the girls are excited to announce a contest! To enter to win a project bag, please be a member of the group and post in the contest thread in the Ravelry group what you like to see in a project bag.

Finished Projects

Susie finished her Bramble Fern and can hardly contain herself with the adorableness of this little sweater. She came in just under the Camp Loopy Project 1 yardage requirements, but it brings her Stash Dash 2014 total to 1962 yds.

Current Projects

Danie worked on her Lintilla, and her Zigzagular Socks. She also went cast-on crazy and started a TGV out of her own beautiful handspun, a Featherweight Cardigan, and a Noodle.

Susie worked her Tan House Brook Shawl, and is leaning towards adding an extra textured section since she seems to have the yarn for it.

Enhance the Stash

Susie came home from the festival with a t-shirt from Knit Bah Purl and yarn from Hidden Valley Farm & Woolen Mill, Yarn Geek Fiber Super Geek in Caroline Hershel, and Alisha Goes Around Unicorn Twist in a turmeric/cumin color.

Danie also got a t-shirt from Knit Bah Purl, yarn from Morning Meadows Sundries LLC and  Alisha Goes Around Unicorn Twist in teal and purple, and baby alpaca/silk/baby camel fiber.

Episode 38 – Get Your Bead On

In this episode, the girls talk about beaded knitting. Danie struts her shawl stuff, and Susie publishes her first pattern.

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Check out Camp Loopy 2014 Project 1 and Stash Dash 2014!

Links to YouTube videos on beaded knitting: one, two, three!

Other mentions include Celestarium, Susie’s Henslowe, and Kelpie Fibers’ Etsy shop.

Events

Iowa Sheep & Wool is coming up June 14 & 15 in its new location at the Jasper County Fairgrounds in Colfax, IA.

World Wide Knit in Public Day (Week) is June 14-22.

Finished Projects

Danie finished her Tan House Brook Shawl and it is stunning! This was her first foray into beaded knitting, and it was a roaring success.

Susie finished her second pair of Zigzagular Socks and released the pattern as a free Ravelry download. Her Stash Dash 2014 total stands at 1599 yds. She was so completely wrong and actually has 3869 yds to successfully complete the Dash.

Current Projects

Danie worked on her Lintilla, and her Zigzagular Socks.

Susie worked a little on her Tan House Brook Shawl, and started her Bramble Fern for Camp Loopy 2014 Project 1. She’s roughly a sleeve-and-a-half in and is greatly enjoying the pattern.

Enhance the Stash

Susie scored some Knitterly Things Vesper Sock Yarn in the “Rainbow Oops!” one-off colorway.

Episode 37 – Have Knitting Will Travel

In this episode, the girls talk about knitting while traveling. Susie shares a couple finished shawls, and Danie gets her bead on.

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Check out Camp Loopy 2014 Project 1 and Stash Dash 2014!

Events

Iowa Sheep & Wool is coming up June 14 & 15 in its new location at the Jasper County Fairgrounds in Colfax, IA.

World Wide Knit in Public Day (Week) is June 14-22.

Finished Projects

Susie finished both her TGV and her Elizabeth Shawl, bringing her Stash Dash 2014 total to 1275 yds.

Current Projects

Danie worked on her Lintilla, and her Zigzagular Socks. She also started her own Tan House Brook Shawl, and it is consuming her knitting time and thoughts. She is adding beads, her first beaded project, and it is lovely!

Susie picked back up her Tan House Brook Shawl and is looking forward to getting to the lace and textured sections. She also added an inch or so to her Hitofude.

Future Projects

Susie is looking forward to casting on Bramble Fern for her Camp Loopy 2014 Project 1 on Sunday, June 1st.

Danie is surprising herself by planning a fingering-weight cardigan.

Enhance the Stash

Danie got her hands on some gorgeous yarn – The Flying Kettle’s Montgolfier in the Mulligrubs colorway.