Episode 49 – Timey-Wimey Knitting

In this episode, the girls talk about those projects defy the laws of time. Susie has no excuses for messing up armhole shaping, and Danie jumps right in to her spinning.

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Events

The Chill Chaser KAL is going on September 1, 2014 through October 31, 2014. Check out this blog post for details! Here is a link to the official KAL thread on the Friends of Spud & Chloe Ravelry group, and a link to the KAL thread on the PGK&S Ravelry group.

Contest

We are giving away two copies of the Chill Chaser pattern! To enter to win, please be a member of the PGK&S Ravelry group, and post in the contest thread telling us which two colors of Spud & Chloe Sweater you would pair for a Chill Chaser.

Danie is also giving away a copy of her pattern! To enter to win, please be a member of the PGK&S Ravelry group, and post in the contest thread telling us which two colors you’d knit the mittens in.

Current Projects

Susie had a son of a stitch with her Chill Chaser Cardigan. She inadvertently knit the armhole shaping on the edge of the right front. She also started a new hat, copying one Sarah from In a sKnit is designing.

Danie worked on her Broncos Socks, appropriately enough during the Broncos game. She also worked on her Chill Chaser Hoodie, and started spinning the baby alpaca/silk/camel blend she got at Iowa Sheep and Wool from Morning Sun Fiber Barn.

Wear Report

One of the TINY tea leaves cardigans has come to the end of its wear.

Episode 48 -Starting a New Sweater

In this episode, the girls talk about what they do when preparing to start a new sweater. Danie releases a toddler mitten pattern, and Susie makes steady progress on her lace.

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Danie released a pattern – the Triangle Thumb Toddler Mittens!

Events

The Chill Chaser KAL is going on September 1, 2014 through October 31, 2014. Check out this blog post for details! Here is a link to the official KAL thread on the Friends of Spud & Chloe Ravelry group, and a link to the KAL thread on the PGK&S Ravelry group.

Contest

We are giving away two copies of the Chill Chaser pattern! To enter to win, please be a member of the PGK&S Ravelry group, and post in the contest thread telling us which two colors of Spud & Chloe Sweater you would pair for a Chill Chaser.

Danie is also giving away a copy of her pattern! To enter to win, please be a member of the PGK&S Ravelry group, and post in the contest thread telling us which two colors you’d knit the mittens in.

Finished Projects

Danie finished her Dinna Fash Mittens. She modified the tops slightly, and lightly felted them, and believes these will be her hardcore winter mittens. She also finished weaving her scarf, and is happy with how it turned out.

Current Projects

Susie started her Chill Chaser Cardigan. She’s modifying it to eliminate the slight flair to the bottom of the sweater, and has finished the body and is working up the left front. She also worked a fair amount on her Mayapple Shawl but she has a long way to go still.

Danie worked on her Broncos Socks. She also swatched and cast on for her Chill Chaser Hoodie.

Review

Susie loves LaviShea’s new packaging, and the new Citronella lotion bar for keeping mosquitoes from eating her family.

Episode 47 -Stuff & Things

In this episode, the girls talk about a bunch of different things. Susie just about goes crazy from a sewn bind-off, and Danie gets an assist from Elizabeth Zimmermann.

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Events

The Chill Chaser KAL is going on September 1, 2014 through October 31, 2014. Check out this blog post for details! Here is a link to the official KAL thread on the Friends of Spud & Chloe Ravelry group, and a link to the KAL thread on the PGK&S Ravelry group.

Contest

We are giving away two copies of the Chill Chaser pattern! To enter to win, please be a member of the PGK&S Ravelry group, and post in the contest thread telling us which two colors of Spud & Chloe Sweater you would pair for a Chill Chaser.

Finished Projects

Susie finished her Song of the Sea, and pulled her normal crazy with the finishing. She also started and finished a test knit for BostonJen of the Down Cellar Studio podcast using some fabulous yarn from Ladybug Fiber Company. She’ll go into more details as to the pattern once it’s released.

Danie finished her Bramble Fern. With a little help from EZ, she was able to wrap her head around her first bottom-up raglan sweater.

Current Projects

Danie worked on her Broncos Socks and is playing yarn chicken with her Dinna Fash Mittens. She is also weaving a scarf.

Susie worked on her Mayapple Shawl. The pattern is keeping her on her toes, but she’s enjoying it.

Knits on Screen

Susie enjoyed Daisy Duck knitting a rainbow scarf on Mickey Mouse Clubhouse, and Danie pondered the knitwear on The Paradise.

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.