Episode 69 – Time is of the Essence

In this episode, the girls run out of time before they get to a topic. Susie hangs on by a thread, and Danie goes crazy with the black sock yarn.

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Miscellaneous mentions include Susie’s Swirl E. Socks and Atlantic Current Socks, and a lovely project using another of Ladybug Fiber Company’s birthstone colorways.

Check out Stash Dash 2015 and the Around Your Neck KAL!

Events

The Iowa Sheep & Wool Festival is June 13 – 14, 2015 at the Jasper County Fairgrounds in Colfax, IA. The girls hope to see you there!

Current Projects

Danie knit a bit on her Awesome Socks, and made some great progress on her Mama Vertebrae, thanks to the magic of a VKN. She also cast on her Mother’s Day Cast-On 2015 project, which is where she went sock yarn crazy.

Susie worked a bit on lots of projects in preparation for Stash Dash 2015 and the Around Your Neck KAL – a new pair of socks using the Fork in the Road pattern and gorgeous Kirbywirby Self-Striping Fingering yarn, Dragonflies Pullover3×1 Ribbed SocksAranami Shawl, and Gridelin. She also cast on the well-planned Color Affection for her Mother’s Day Cast-On 2015 project.

Enhance the Stash

Danie enhanced her stash with Dizzy Blonde Studios Superwash DK yarn in Martha, Kirbywirby Self-Striping Fingering in My Name Is Not Phoebe It’s Regina Phalange!, and Knitterly Things Vesper Sock Yarn with Nylon in Sesame Cha-Cha.

Episode 68 – Prairie Girls Potpourri

In this episode, the girls talk about a variety of things with no formal topic in mind. Danie knits monogamously, and Susie unfurls a strategic plan.

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Miscellaneous mentions include Lo-Lo Bars by Bar Maids,  Suburban Stitcher’s Around Your Neck KAL and Stash Dash (hosted by the Knit Girllls; this year’s thread in the Ravelry group has not yet been opened.). All WIPs mentioned as part of Susie’s Plan can be found in her Ravelry projects.

Events

The Iowa Sheep & Wool Festival is June 13 – 14, 2015 at the Jasper County Fairgrounds in Colfax, IA. The girls hope to see you there!

Finished Projects

Susie finished her Atlantic Current Socks, and she adores everything about these socks.

Current Projects

Danie knit monogamously on her Mama Vertebrae. She had a rather major son of a stitch in which she knit the armholes a couple inches longer than she needed to.

Susie started her next curl, Gridelin, using Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Sport in Baltic Heather, as well as an Aranami Shawl using Brown Sheep Nature Spun Fingering from a kit she got at Stitches Midwest 2014. She also knit a bit on her 3×1 Ribbed Socks.

Future Projects

Susie will be casting on a Color Affection for her Mother’s Day Cast-On, and Danie is considering two different projects. The for-sure one is a sock yarn blanket.

Project Reconsideration

Danie reconsidered her Spectra in favor of a sweater, Soft Stones.

Episode 67 – Stroll Down FO Lane

In this episode, the girls revisit past finished objects. Danie ends her FO drought, and Susie recovers her mojo.

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Finished Projects

Danie ended her FO drought by finishing her 60 Stitch Skyp Socks.

Current Projects

Susie started her Atlantic Current Socks, and finished the first one already. She is using the gusset from the Basic Sock with a Double Gusset Heel and adores it.

Danie worked a bit on her Awesome Socks.

Project Reconsideration

Danie reconsidered her Dude Socks, and has decided to keep husband socks simple.

New to Me

Danie discovered a new-to-her video podcast, Sockmatician, and she enjoys everything about it. Check it out!

Episode 66 – Needle Storage Natterings

In this episode, the girls natter about needle storage. Danie has fancy new glasses, and Susie has a bit of a periodic general funk.

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Contest

The winner of the skein of yarn from One Twisted Tree was announced!

Finished Projects

Susie finished her Swirl E. Socks! The stripes match up very well, except for the color order on the heels. She decided the recipient could live with it rather than frogging.

Current Projects

Susie picked back up her Dragonflies Jumper, and cast on a new pair of husband socks.

Danie worked on her 60 Stitch Skyp Socks, as well as her Awesome Socks.

Danie worked just a little on her Dude Socks, got the heels knit in both of her 60 Stitch Skyp Socks, and started a new pair of Awesome Socks out of Kirbywirby yarn. She had a son of a stitch with herMama Vertebrae in the form of a dropped stitch she has decided to tack down rather than tink back to fix.

Future Projects

Susie plans on casting on the third curl, Gridelin, possibly out of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Sport in Baltic Heather, leftover from her Holloway. She also wants to cast on a pair of Atlantic Current Socks using Lorna’s Laces Solemate in Blue Skies Over Colorado.

Episode 65 – Easter Egg Hunt 2015

In this episode, the girls hide Easter eggs and give progress reports on their 2015 knitting plans. Susie remembers to bring her knitting to record a knitting podcast, and Danie searches for a sock pattern.

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Miscellaneous mentions include Knitting Vintage Socks, Atlantic Current SocksLo-Lo bars, and Chromecast.

Contest

Enter to win a skein of yarn from One Twisted Tree by posting in the contest thread telling the girls if you were a flower, what kind of flower would you be? The thread will be open through April 8, 2015.

Current Projects

Susie finished the first of the pair of Swirl E. Socks, added the second skein of yarn to her Bonnie’s Wish, and added a few more squares to her scrap blanket.

Danie worked just a little on her Dude Socks, got the heels knit in both of her 60 Stitch Skyp Socks, and started a new pair of Awesome Socks out of Kirbywirby yarn. She had a son of a stitch with her Mama Vertebrae in the form of a dropped stitch she has decided to tack down rather than tink back to fix.

Episode 64 – Prairie Girls Freestyle

In this episode, the girls freestyle a variety of knitting-related segments. Danie works through more heel-related issues, and Susie liberates a long-languishing sock.

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Contest

Enter to win a skein of yarn from One Twisted Tree by posting in the contest thread telling the girls if you were a flower, what kind of flower would you be? The thread will be open through April 8, 2015.

Finished Projects

Susie finished her Electric Rainbow Friendship Socks!

Current Projects

Danie started a second Mama Vertebrae using One Twisted Tree Lavish in Miss Fisher’s Pearl Handled Pistol, and worked on her 60 Stitch Skyp Socks. She also restarted one of her Dude Socks in the quest of a heel that fits right and that she can stand to knit repeatedly.

Susie worked on her scrap blanket as a sort of palate cleanser, after finishing the body of her Dragonflies Jumper. She also cast on a new pair of Swirl E. Socks using Knitterly Things Vesper Yarn in Junebug, and worked more on her Bonnie’s Wish.

Project Reconsideration

Susie reconsiders her John Huston, the Tarnished Hero socks. The intricate pattern coupled with the plain brown yarn has caused her to avoid the project for awhile, and talking through it with Danie allowed her to make the final decision.

Review

Susie reviews her new Signature Needle Arts convertible circular needle.

New to Me

Susie is ecstatic with her first Suburban Stitcher bag!

Episode 63 – The Whys and Wherefores of Patterned Socks

In this episode, the girls discuss all things patterned sock. Susie wonders if her new hat makes her head look fat, and Danie is dainty (but only when she knits on itty bitty circs).

Miscellaneous patterns mentioned include the Zigzagular Socks and the Bayerische Socks.

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Finished Projects

In the space of the week since the last episode, Susie started and finished a Rikke hat.

Current Projects

Susie knit a bit more on her Dragonflies Jumper until a needle snafu sidelined the project. She had a minor son of a stitch on her Electric Rainbow Friendship Socks in that she did a couple too many gusset decreases and had to tink. She got that straight and is zooming towards the toe decreases. She also picked up her Bonnie’s Wish, and will work on getting over some nit-pickiness.

With her limited knitting time this week, Danie worked some on her 60 Stitch Skyp Socks. She also put in two different heels into her Dude Socks to check to see which heel fits best.

 

Episode 62 – Chitter Chatter

In this episode, the girls chit chat with no specific topic in mind. Susie flings a shawl, and Danie casts on socks that are a departure for her.

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Finished Projects

Susie finished her Cerise! It’s definitely on the shorter side, which she expected, but she’s finding it pretty easy to style.

Current Projects

Danie worked on her Dude Socks and they are zooming along. She also cast on a pair of Simple Skyp Socks she is modifying to her preferred stitch count out of Mountain Colors Crazyfoot in Ruby River.

Susie knit on her Dragonflies Jumper and after an initial worry about yarn, she thinks she’s going to be ok. She closing in on the heel of the second of her Electric Rainbow Friendship Socks.

Enhance the Stash

Susie made a much anticipated stash enhancement with a purchase from Ladybug Fiber Company with two skeins of her 400 Fingering 100% Merino in Sapphire and Tourmaline for this year’s Mother’s Day Cast-On.

Future Projects

Because there are never enough shawls on the needles, Susie is planning an Outlander Shawl using stashed yarn.

Project Reconsideration

Danie reconsidered her Lintilla. She adores the pattern and the yarn, but maybe not so much together. She’s considering the Narcissa Socks.

Truth.

Susie’s new old house is not haunted. There was no real worry about this, but she feels better for having proven it not to be.

Episode 61 – Stashing Publicly

In this episode, the girls talk about how they keep (or don’t keep) track of their stash. Susie has limited knitting time, and Danie finishes socks.

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Contest

The lucky winners of the Static Zing contest were announced!

Finished Projects

Danie finished two pairs of socks for the Suburban Stitcher‘s Rainbowalong! Both pairs use the Fish Lips Kiss heel, and she loves the fit.

Current Projects

Susie finished the first of her Electric Rainbow Friendship Socks, and is cruising down the leg of the second one. She also knit on her Cerise, and has reached the tipping point where the rows are getting longer and the yarn is going faster, and on her Dragonflies Pullover. She is jumping around in the pattern to make the most out of the yardage. She knit a little way down the body, knit the neck, knit one sleeve and is now working on the body again.

Danie kept with her sock theme started a pair of Dude Socks. She very practically is knitting them in a way so that if they somehow don’t fit her husband, they should fit her.

Review

Danie went to an Erlbacher Gearhart sock knitting machine demonstration, and found it fascinating.