Episode 76 – Shawl Series 2: Color

In this episode, the girls talk about color in shawls. Danie’s top is now more Danie-sized, and Susie knits the usual projects.

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

Events

Stitches Midwest is in Schaumburg, IL August 6-9, 2015!

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

Current Projects

Danie’s restart of her Cotton Top is on track, with the help of tacos.

Susie finished her first Bang Whiz sock, and is cruising down the foot of her first Fork in the Road Socks. She also knit more on her Ozukuri Lace Shawl. The end is in sight.

 

Episode 75 – Shawl Series 1: Shape

In this episode, the girls talk about various shawl shapes. Danie knocks out two projects, and Susie can’t be mad at a picot bind-off.

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

Events

Stitches Midwest is in Schaumburg, IL August 6-9, 2015!

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

Finished Projects

Danie completed her Tour de Fleece and has finished handspun to show for it. She also completed her Mama Vertebrae, complete with sewing in grosgrain ribbon to stabilize the collar/front edges.

Susie finished her Dinner in the Eiffel Tower Shawl and Danie likes it! She really likes it!

Current Projects

Danie started a cotton top for Stitches, based on Petrie, using Knit Picks Comfy Worsted in Marlin. Unfortunately she encountered a son of a stitch in the way of 36 extra stitches, so it will need to be restarted and may not be a Stitches top.

Susie continued knitting on her Ozukuri Lace Shawl. She is nearing the toe on her first Bang Whiz sock, and put in the heel on the first of her Fork in the Road Socks.

Episode 74 – Prairie Girls Potpourri: Sorry and You’re Welcome

In this episode, the girls go on tangents while chatting about various things.

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Miscellaneous mentions include PrairiePiper Paula from the Knitting Pipeline‘s Wild Goose Shawlette, Danie’s Fade In Mittens, Susie’s frogged Bonnie’s Wish, Danie’s Dude Socks, kino‘s Four Points Socks, Susie’s Reminiscence Blanket, the In Dreams shawl, the Fleegle beader, and Knitter’s Pride Nova Platina needles.

Events

Stitches Midwest is in Schaumburg, IL August 6-9, 2015!

Finished Projects

Danie finished her Fade In Mittens, and they are fabulous!

Current Projects

Susie knit through the heel flap and has just started the turn on her first Bang Whiz sock and will be putting in what has become her standard heel – the double gusset heel. She also knit on her Ozukuri Lace Shawl, and the rows are getting so very long. She cast on a Chou Cowl using Twisted Fiber Arts Arial Evolution in Phantom, and a Dinner in the Eiffel Tower Shawl using Malabrigo Arroyo in Borrajas.

Danie spun two bobbins full of singles and is planning on doing a 2-ply. She also knit a bit on her Awesome Socks, and on her glorious Sugared Violets. She added a huge square to her Stained Glass Sock Blanket, and is rapidly closing in on the hem of her Mama Vertebrae.

Enhance the Stash

Danie purchased some gorgeous chocolate cormo from Clabber Glynn Farm.

Susie purchased some Berroco Vintage in Azure, and Another Crafty Girl Strong Sock in I Can Fix It!

Review

Danie reviews SilverSpun Sport from the Feel Good Yarn Company.

Episode 73 – For Real This Time

In this episode, the girls update their 2015 knitting plans. Susie comes down just barely on the wrong side of 500 yds, and Danie thinks some deep thoughts while knitting her sock yarn blanket.

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Finished Projects

Danie finished two more coozies!

Susie finished her Imagine When. She had the tiniest of a son of a stitch in that it finished just 4 yds shy of a second point for the Around Your Neck KAL. It brings her Stash Dash total to 3027 out of 5468 yds.

Current Projects

Susie knit just a little bit on her Fork in the Road socks, enough for another little son of  stitch by putting the heel in too early and having to rip back.  She also worked some on her Bang Whiz socks, and a lot on her no-longer-hibernating Ozukuri Lace Shawl.

Danie knit a bit on her Stained Glass Sock Blanket, until choosing colors stalled her progress. She also worked on her Sugared Violets and is so enjoying it’s simplicity, and she put a second sleeve on her Mama Vertebrae.

 

Episode 72 – Plans Subject to Change

In this episode, the girls chat about what they might maybe knit this summer. Danie has herself one very well-dressed can, and Susie goes all Regina George on a project.

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

Miscellaneous mentions include indie dyer Fistful of Fiber, White Sandy Beach Socks, Susie’s Conwy socks, the ACTually KNITting podcast, Susie’s Bonnie’s Wish, and patterns Dinner in the Eiffel Tower, High Desert, Peekaboo, Honeybee Cardigan, Rattan Shawl, Loie, and Occitan.

Finished Projects

Danie identified her need for a well-dressed bottle of beer (and/or can of pop) and so she whipped up a coozy out of One Twisted Tree BFL Prime in One Twisted Summer.

Susie finished her 3×1 Ribbed Socks. They are brown and ribbed, and not very exciting. Her current stash dash total is 2531 yds out of 5468.

Current Projects

Susie started a pair of Business Casual socks out of her One Twisted Tree Prime in Disco Lemonade. Unfortunately they are a little tighter-fitting than she likes, so she is going to frog the little bit she has and knit the Whiz Bang pattern instead. She also cast on Imagine When using Yarn Geek Fibers Rocketeer in Cloud Smiles.

Danie added a square to her Stained Glass Sock Blanket, and finished the first sleeve on her Mama Vertebrae. She also cast on Sugared Violets using One Twisted Tree BFL Prime in Knight Bus Escape.

Episode 71 – IA Sheep & Wool 2015 Recap

In this episode, the girls chat about their wild and woolly weekend!

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Finished Projects

Susie finished her Dragonflies Jumper and everything about it is perfect – fit, color, everything! She also finished her Mother’s Day Cast-On 2015 project, her Birthstone Color Affection, and it didn’t turn out too twee at all. In fact, she loves it. Her current stash dash total is 2114 yds out of 5468.

Current Projects

Danie knit on her Mama Vertebrae, and after a slight hiccup on the sleeves, she’s making good progress. She also worked on her Stained Glass Sock Blanket.

Susie worked on her 3×1 Ribbed Socks and is closing in on the toe on the second one. She worked a little bit on her Fork in the Road Socks and her Aranami Shawl. She is in the midst of a son of a stitch with her Bonnie’s Wish in the form of not having enough yarn.

Enhance the Stash

Susie brought home with her yarn from Yarn Geek Fibers – a Rocketeer 5 Pack in The 8th Dimension and a single skein of Rocketeer in Cloud Smiles. She also picked up two skeins from Fiber Curio and Sundries.

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!