Episode 85 – Winter Accessorized

In this episode, the girls talk about winter accessories. Danie busts many moves, and Susie got bit hard by a knitty bug.

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Contest

The 2015 LegendPrairie contest is running! Post in the Ravelry thread and tell us about your favorite fibery FO of the year.

Events

We’re going to the Knitting Pipeline Retreat February 26-27, 2015 in Washington, IL!

Finished Projects

Susie started and finished her Cousteau Hat using With Pointed Sticks Rollerball Worsted in Ice Queen. It is her new favorite hat and she is basically living it now that it’s turned bitterly cold.

Danie finished her Fuzzy Hat, complete with fur trim and pom-pom. She also finished a pair of kid mittens, sheep sweaters, Bronco socks (with proven winning mojo!), some boot socks, and a Bluebird of Happiness.

Current Projects

Danie worked on a pair of husband socks, and on her Stained Glass Sock Yarn Blanket. She also started a pair of mittens out of her Fuzzy Hat leftovers, and has decided to make them fingerless mitts instead. She also started amazing self-striping socks using Kirbywirby Self-Striping Fingering in Circus Poodles.

Susie worked on the second of her Socks in the Name of Science and has just gotten to the heel flap, and the first sleeve of her Glenfiddich sweater. She also cast on her Infinito, and has pretty much knit on nothing else since.

Enhance the Stash

In addition to the skein of Rollerball Worsted she used for her hat, Susie also acquired a skein of Ballpoint Sock in All Is Bright from With Pointed Sticks.

Episode 84 – All Things Stocking

In this episode, the girls talk about stockings. Susie finishes her first pair of mittens, and Danie whips up a quick blanket.

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Some of the specific knitter-style stocking stuffers mentioned include the Sock Ruler, Anne Budd’s Gauge Ruler, the Sirka Counter, Elizabeth Zimmerman quotation mug by winemakerssisterKnitter’s Pride Knit Blockers, peacock needle gauge and wraps-per-inch tools by  hipstrings, Knitter’s Tool Tin by TheSexyKnitterwool & wire stitch marker necklace  and scissor sleeve sold on nevernotknitting.com, and emergency fix keychain sold on knitpicks.com.

Contest

The 2015 LegendPrairie contest is running! Post in the Ravelry thread and tell us about your favorite fibery FO of the year.

Finished Projects

Susie finished her first pair of mittens using Danie’s Triangle Thumb Toddler Mittens pattern and Kirbywirby Worsted in Fru Fighters.

Danie knit up a super quick lap blanket for her grandma – watch for the pattern!

Current Projects

Susie cast on a Barley hat out of her mitten leftovers, and an On the Bias Cowl out of Manos Del Uruguay Gloria in Oceano and Vereda. She also worked on her Socks in the Name of Science and  Glenfiddich sweater, and will be ripping back a bit and reknitting on her Choice Bit of Calico test knit.

Danie worked on some new mittens, and would have finished her Broncos Socks but for a literal thorn in her side (or hand, really). She also worked on her Fuzzy Hat.

Future Projects

Susie is planning an Infinito from Joji Locatelli’s The Authentic Collection using Twisted Fiber Arts Arial Evolution in Phantom and Valley Yarns Charlemont (now discontinued) in Dusk.

Danie is planning a Bluebird of Happiness for her grandma.

Enhance the Stash

Susie acquired Malabrigo Yarn Sock in Lettuce and Arco Iris.

Episode 83 – The Great Prairie Girl Caper

In this episode, the girls recount their recent road trip to Des Moines. Danie doodled her little heart out, and Susie forgets everything.

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Miscellaneous items mentioned include Susie’s We Call Them Pirates hat, Danie’s Wide Thumb Toddler Mittens, Jordan Creek Mall, Zombie Burger, Des Moines’ East VillageStitch, and Yarn Junction Co..

Contest

The winner of the fabulous Skein Watch Socks  pattern by the lovely kino was announced!

Also, the 2015 LegendPrairie contest has begun! Post in the Ravelry thread and tell us about your favorite fibery FO of the year.

Finished Projects

Danie finished her Doodler, and it is glorious! 984 yards in 19 days, including practically finishing and then ripping back to adjust the border. She also finished her Keuka Hat, and it is indeed dapper.

Susie finished her Rambled hat, and her Willowbrook Shawl. Both knits were enjoyed and are loved, both were also forgotten for recording purposes.

Current Projects

Susie worked more on her Socks in the Name of Science, and just started the toe on the first sock. She also plugged away at her Glenfiddich sweater, and cast on a test knit for mrsshoo of the In a sKnit podcast using One Twisted Tree Prime in Hinkypunk.

Danie knit on her Awesome Socks, some socks for her Wellies, and a pair of socks using One Twisted Tree in Soul of the Tardis and Admiral Adama.

Enhance the Stash

Susie acquired Manos Del Uruguay Gloria in Oceano and Vereda, Knitter’s Pride Knit Blockers, and With Pointed Sticks Ballpoint Pen in All is Bright and Rollerball in Ice Queen.

Danie acquired an upcycled project bag from Spud and Chloe, Vice Paradigm in Trollop, a Fat Squirrel bag, Juniper Moon Farm’s Sheep Stash, and Plymouth Yarns Happy Feet 100 Splash.

Episode 81 – Prairie Girls Potpourri

In this episode, the girls talk about a variety of things. Danie rises to meet her challenge, and Susie is daunted by her many WIPs.

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Miscellaneous items mentioned included Susie’s new pattern the Hellebore Shawl, the techknitter’s post on jogless stripes, and Sucre Sucre Miniatures.

Contest

To win a copy of the fabulous Skein Watch Socks by the lovely kino, post in the thread on the Ravelry group.

Finished Projects

Susie finished her Rainbow Connection Socks.

Danie finished her third mouse and her Equatorial Nights cowl.

Current Projects

Susie worked on her Fork in the Road Socks and on her Anemone shawl. She ran into sons of stitches while working on her Candy Cane Stocking, her Glenfiddich sweater, and a new cast on – the Ludmilla socks using Marigoldjen Yarns BFL/Nylon Sock in Merry & Bright. She also cast on the Willowbrook Shawl using Yarn Geek Fibers Rocketeer 5 Pack in the 8th Dimension colorway.

Danie cast on a pair of kid mittens using Berroco Vintage in the Kingfisher colorway, Fractal Danger using Oh! Loops Glitter in the Mermaid Song colorway, Lintilla using One Twisted Tree Glimmer in Dream of the Cosmos, and the Keuka Hat using One Twisted Tree Lavish in a beautiful green.

New to Me

Susie is greatly enjoying her new bag from Studio in the Green.

Enhance the Stash

Susie acquired two skeins of Black Sheep Dyeworks Sock Weight Superwash Merino in the Honey Mustard colorway.

 

Episode 80 – Shawl Series 5: Stylin’ & Profilin’

In this episode, the girls talk shawl styling, and many other things in this longer-than-usual episode.

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Contest

To win a copy of the lovely View from the Charles shawl pattern by the wonderful Jen of the Down Cellar Studio podcast, post in the thread on the Ravelry group.

Finished Projects

Susie finished her Wild Goose Shawlette, and it is fabulous. She found it to be a super quick knit, and very very enjoyable.

Danie finished her Box Troll Mittens, and two adorable mice.

Current Projects

Danie knit more on her Corrugated Box, her Fuzzy Hat, her third mouse, and her Equatorial Nights cowl. She has carefully planned out milestones to complete it for the Oh! Loops Harry Potter KAL 2015.

Susie worked a lot on her Rainbow Connection Socks, and a little on her Anemone shawl. She cast on a Candy Cane Stocking using Valley Yarns Northampton Sport in Ocean Heather and Natural, and a Glenfiddich sweater in Miss Babs Yowza in Cloak. Her best-laid fitting plans ran into a son of a stitch, but she’s re-plotted her course.

Review

Danie reviews Sun Valley Fiber‘s Yarn Buddy.

New to Me

Susie has been enjoying the audio podcast Skein Enable and the video podcast Stitched in Sweden.

Project Reconsideration

Susie reconsiders her Gridelin and her Aranami shawl.

Episode 79 – Shawl Series 4: Lace & Beads

In this episode, the girls chat about lace and beads. Susie discovered she’s aggressive when it comes to finishing, and Danie got her math on.

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Miscellaneous items, patterns, and designers mentioned include Sirka counters, the Midge Shawl, and Boo Knits.

Contest

The winner of the gorgeous Agatha Socks pattern by  the fantastic Claire of the NH Knits podcast was announced!

Finished Projects

Susie finished her Bob & Weave socks, and her Peekaboo sweater, despite a small son of a stitch with some of the undershirt detailing.

Current Projects

Danie worked more on her Featherweight Cardigan, and is almost done with the body. She cast on her Box Troll Mittens, and worked out the sleeve mods for her gauge on her Corrugated Box. She also cast on Equatorial Nights using fiberstory FAVE sock in Tardis, and the first of three Marisol the Knitted Mouse.

Susie cast on a Wild Goose Shawlette using Moonrover Wyld in Creature Report, and she loves the project so much she’s already almost done with it. She also cast on the second of her Fork in the Road Socks, and picked up her Anemone shawl to knit a few rows to get back into the swing of the pattern. She also cast on a brand new pair of socks, her Rainbow Connection Socks, using String Theory Colorworks Continuum Self-Striping in Trifolium.

Future Projects

Susie is looking forward to casting on Glenfiddich by Annamaria Otvos using Miss Babs Yowza in Cloak, despite her long-standing skepticism of v-neck cardigans. She has done her gauge swatch and the math, and has landed on a fitting plan.

Enhance the Stash

Danie acquired a fabulous skein of Lazy Bee Yarn Sock in the Not Knotted Now colorway.

Susie picked up some tasty stitch markers from Sucre Sucre Miniatures, and a couple more WIP Cozies and a Demitasse Notions Wallet from Kitchen Counter Crafter.

Episode 78 – Shawl Series 3: Multi-Color Shawls

In this episode, the girls chat about multi-colored shawls. Susie tries to get everyone drunk, and Danie says ‘Current Projects’ like a pro.

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Miscellaneous things mentioned include Susie’s Bob & Weave sock pattern release (use code ‘3RDBDAY’ to get 33% off through October 9, 2015), Danie’s first and second Mama Vertebraes, and way too many multi-colored shawl patterns to link to. Please check out Susie’s queue and Danie’s favorites for patterns mentioned.

Events

One Twisted Tree will be at the Nebraska Knit & Crochet Guild’s Fall Retreat’s market at Mahoney State Park on Sunday, September 27, 2015.

Contest

To win a copy of the gorgeous Agatha Socks pattern by  the fantastic Claire of the NH Knits podcast, post in the thread on the Ravelry group.

Finished Projects

Susie finished her Third Birthday Socks and they are a BIG hit! She also started and finished the pattern sample for her new shawl design the Hellebore Shawl.

Danie finished her Sugared Violets after a couple sons of a stitch. They were worth it though, because the finished shawl is stunning.

Current Projects

Susie is banging out her second Bang Whiz sock, and has reached the project’s tipping point. She also worked on her second Bob & Weave sock. She finished the body on her Peekaboo sweater and picked up the stitches for the first sleeve. It’s a little slow going because she’s magic-looping, and it’s not her favorite.

Danie worked a bit on her Featherweight Cardigan, and one her Stained Glass Sock Blanket. She also cast on Corrugated Box by von Hinterm Stein with One Twisted Tree Lavish in Shrewd Lady Mary.

New to Me

Susie has been enjoying a new-to-her audio podcast called The Sweet Georgia Show, hosted by Felicia Lo of Sweet Georgia Yarns.

Enhance the Stash

Danie celebrated her birthday by treating herself to a Single Shot bag from Kitchen Counter Crafter, an Oh! Loops fingering-weight skein in Mermaid’s Song, and a Lo-Lo bar.

Episode 77 – Prairie Girls Potpourri: Catching Up

In this episode, the girls catch up after too long away from the mic (and each other)!

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Miscellaneous things mentioned include goodstuff’s Perpendicular Cowl, Knitsy digital magazine, Susie’s Electric Rainbow Friendship Socks, the German Twisted Cast-On, Susie’s Gramps Cardigan, the other Gramps sweater, horseshoes in Springfield, Knit One Weave Too, and Knitorious.

Events

The first Prairie Girls’ meet-up will be at It’s Yours Pottery on September 19, 2015 at 1:00pm.

Contest

To win a fabulous Espresso Your Needles WIP cozy from Kitchen Counter Crafter, go to her Etsy shop and tell us what you love!

Finished Projects

Susie finished her Ozukuri Lace Shawl, which found its forever home with the lovely mrsshoo from the In a sKnit video podcast. She also finished the prototype of a shawl she is designing and is calling the Hellebore Shawl. She also started AND finished a new shawl, the Reyna shawl pattern, out of Larkshead Sock 101 (base not listed in Ravelry) in the colorway Vlad.

Danie finished her Holiday Stocking!

Current Projects

Susie finished the first of her Fork in the Road Socks, but hasn’t started the second one because she stole the needles to start a different sock project. She is cruising down the leg of her second Bang Whiz. She slowed down a bit because she thought she might have knit the first one’s foot slightly short, but after several try-ons, she has decided it’s fine and she’s ready to proceed. She also started her Third Birthday Socks, using Another Crafty Girl’s Strong Sock in the I Can Fix It! colorway, and has finished the first and is approaching the heel flap of the second. She started a pair of matching socks for herself using Another Crafty Girl’s Strong Sock in the Spring Peony colorway. She also started a Peekaboo using Berroco Vintage in Azure. She also started a new lace shawl, Anemone, using One Twisted Tree Lace in the Acid Peacock colorway, and it is all she wants to knit on forever.

Danie worked on her Cotton Top, and very narrowly missed putting in armholes. She also added a square to her Stained Glass Sock Blanket. The majority of her knitting time was devoted to her Sugared Violets shawl.

Enhance the Stash

Susie spent a weekend in Illinois, and came home with some Vice Blurred Lines in Teal Deer and Frabjous Fibers Mad Hatter in Sleeping Gryphon and Pennyworth,  in addition to the Larkshead Sock 101 in Vlad that she already knit up.

Danie came home from Stitches Midwest with a Dumpling Batt from Wool Pierogi in October Dreams, a skein of Another Crafty Girl’s Strong Sock in Gamut, a wallet from Kitchen Counter Crafter, a t-shirt from Knerd, a set of mini skeins from Gnome Acres, a project bag from Slipped Stitch Studios, and a Yarn Buddy to review from Sun Valley Fibers.