Episode 97 – Happiness is…Handspun

In this episode, the girls do a deep-dive into knitting with handspun. Susie can’t carry a tune in a bucket, and Danie is a show-stopper.

Miscellaneous things mentioned include With Pointed Sticks‘ Killer Fall Collection, Danie’s and PrairiePoppin’s (of Imagined Landscapes) prairie-inspired collaboration, Danie’s collaboration with The Rusted Stitch and Lucia of the Knitted Paradise video podcast, the Cables & Arans Harmony Guide, and Melissa Schaschwary’s designs.

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Finished Projects

Susie finished the 4th Birthday Socks, and the Alight Cowl.

Danie finished several earbud pouches based on Mary Keenan’s Earbud Pouch pattern, but modified for her toe-up preferences.

Current Projects

Susie started her second Newborn Bonnet & Wrap Set, and finished the bonnet. She also made some progress on her Threshold and has past the sleeve-joining point, and started her Ripple Ribbed Socks.

Danie has been crushing the cables in her Tour de Fleece handspun in a modified Elda Cardigan.

Enhance the Stash

Danie acquired an amazing and endlessly useful NeedleBook from 19 Stitches.

Susie acquired a wrist ruler from LVLY that she saw on Black Mountain Yarn Shop‘s Instagram feed, a skein of Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stopper in The Great Sweater Debate, and the most fabulous zippered sock-sized project bag and matching WIPminder from Suburban Stitcher.

Knits on Screen

Susie has been enjoying Slow TV‘s National Knitting Evening on Netflix, and you know there is some serious knits on screen on a show like that.

Episode 96 – Tour de Fleece: Finish Line

In this episode, the girls chat about Danie’s spectacular Tour de Fleece finish and start pre-gaming for Ravellenics.

Miscellaneous things mentioned include the suspended bind-offHopkins Sewing Studio bags, a collection of Christmas stocking patterns, and Slo’ Moe.

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Finished Projects

Susie finished her her A Night at the Theatre, persevering through two different sons-of-a-stitch while binding off.

Danie met her Tour de Fleece goal with seventeen bobbins worth of singles. Seventeen. SEVEN. TEEN.

Current Projects

Danie worked on her Stained Glass Sock Blanket and her Rhinebeck Campside Cardi.

Susie’s progress on her Oh Scrap Blanket has slowed, but she did finish another square and she started a test knit for Lucia of the Pearl of the Pacific video podcast. She also cast-on a new cowl design using Yarn Geek Fibers Maven DK in the Boxcar Gallery colorway, as well as Threshold using Sun Valley Fibers Merino Cashmere Silk 75/15/10 Fingering in the Interlude colorway. She also worked on the previously-not-mentioned 4th Birthday Socks using Another Crafty Girl Strong Sock in the Tickle, Tickle colorway. She’s digging the tweaked design so much she’s already planning a pair for herself using One Twisted Tree Prime in the Frozen Forest of Dean colorway.

Episode 94 – Prairie Girls Potpourri Post-ZK2016

In this episode, the girls recount their wonderful ZK2016 experiences.

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Miscellaneous items mentioned include Susie’s Overlynd sweater.

Contest

Enter to win a skein of Merino Singles Fingering in the Jewellic Dark colorway from Spark Story! In the contest Ravelry thread, tell us what Spark Story colorways you would put together in a multi-colored shawl (such as Leventry).

Finished Projects

Susie finished both her Leventry shawl and her Waiting For Rain shawl.

Current Projects

Danie worked on her Dude Socks, her Royal Socks, and her First Hermione’s Everyday Socks. She also made significant progress on her Rhinebeck Campside Cardi – hitting the major milestone of splitting for sleeves and zooming down the body.

Susie picked back up her Glenfiddich sweater and finished a couple more squares on her Oh Scrap Blanket. She also started newborn wrap as a commission, and worked more on her Circuitous Ribbed Socks, cast on a sock test knit using KnitKnot Studios SlipKnot Sock in Freaky Friday. She also made progress on her A Night at the Theatre after resolving a son of a stitch.

Enhance the Stash

Both girls enhanced their stashes far too much to link individually! If you’re curious about Susie’s enhancements in particular, she managed to update her stash on Ravelry.

Episode 92 – Small Circs & You: A Beginner’s Guide

In this episode, the girls chat about small circs. Susie rides a sock-yarn-scrap square high, and Danie casts on all the socks.

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Finished Projects

Danie finished her Lady Skater dress.

Current Projects

Susie maintained momentum on her Oh Scrap Blanket, finishing 3 squares. She also worked on her Circuitous Ribbed Socks and her Pere Lachaise Socks, and got to the lace border on her Leventry shawl. She also cast on her Mother’s Day Cast-On projectA Night at the Theatre shawl out of Leading Men Fiber Arts Soliloquy in Ol’ Blue Eyes.

Danie knit a bit on her Featherweight Cardigan and on her Handspuns Headwinds. She also knit on sock after sock after sock after sock – her Dude Socks, her Royal Socks, her Loud-Mouth Socks, and her First Hermione’s Everyday Socks. She also cast on her Mother’s Day Cast-On project – a Campside Cardi out of One Twisted Tree Lavish in Shrewd Lady Mary. She also spun on her Greenwood Fiberworks handspun.

Enhance the Stash

Susie acquired two skeins of Luna Grey Fiber Arts Celeste in Moss, and a new double-shot project bag from Kitchen Counter Crafter.

Danie bought a used large head for her spinning wheel, and a sweater’s quantity of Cormo fleece to spin.

 

Episode 91 – Prairie Girl Potpourri: A Cavalcade of FOs

In this episode, the girls go on an FO parade!

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Miscellaneous items mentioned include stroopwafels, which are a delicious Dutch treat (not Danish as Susie mistakenly stated), Susie’s Costeau Hat, Very Busy Monkey Designs, Hermione’s Everyday Socks, Monkey, Atlantic Current Socks, Nymphalidea, and Henry’s Hat.

Finished Projects

Susie finished her Choice Bit of Calico and her Good Grief! sweater.

Danie finished her Toe-Up Suburban Prairie Socks, her Denver Socks (rallying nicely from a son of a stitch on a plane!), and her Super Bowl Rainbow Socks. She also finished TWO sewn dresses, and some beautiful handspun.

Current Projects

Susie frogged her Spectrum and is re-purposing the yarn for Leventry. She also started a new sock design, her Circuitous Ribbed Socks, using With Pointed Sticks Ballpoint Sock in Big Head, Little Arms, and yet another scrap blanket. She also started her Pere Lachaise Socks using itty bitty circs.

Danie worked on her Handspuns Headwinds, her Featherweight Cardigan, and restarted her Dude Socks.

Future Projects

Danie is going to cast on all the socks!!! She’s also going to frog her Corrugated Box to knit the Campside Cardi by Alicia Plummer for her 2016 Mother’s Day Cast-on and Rhinebeck sweater.

Susie is going to knit A Night at the Theater using a Soliloquy gradient set by Leading Men Fiber Arts for her 2016 Mother’s Day Cast-On.

Enhance the Stash

Danie acquired Colorful Yarns sock yarn in Denver Broncos Self-Striping, Cormo Fingering from Sincere Sheep in Agean, fiber from Greenwood Fiberworks, and fiber from Into the Whirled.

Episode 90 – 2016 Knitting Whims

In this episode, the girls share their current knitting whims. Susie tries to let go mismatched tippy toes and heels, and Danie incorporates bread storage into a dress.

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Contest

The winner of the Pomball Hat Collection by Sarah Schira of  Imagined Landscapes was announced!

Finished Projects

Susie finally finished her Fork in the Road Socks. The stripes match all the way til the very ends of the second sock’s heel and toe.

Danie finished her Anna dress. She fully lined it and added pockets. She also finished some baby booties.

Current Projects

Susie worked on her Spectrum, and her Choice Bit of Calico. She also started the littlest of this year’s picture sweaters, and decided to add a layer of complexity and design it.

Danie worked on her Suburban Prairie Socks, and her SuperBowl Rainbow Socks.

 

Episode 89 – Easter Egg Hunt 2016

In this potpourri episode, the girls have a great time hiding Easter eggs.

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Contest

Enter to win the Pomball Hat Collection by Sarah Schira of  Imagined Landscapes! In the contest Ravelry thread, tell us what you would pomball if you could pomball anything.

Finished Projects

Susie finished her Suburban Prairie Socks.

Danie finished her Awesome Socks.

Current Projects

Susie worked on her Choice Bit of Calico, and started a Spectrum by Joji Locatelli using Spark Story Merino Singles Fingering in Silver Cloud and Jewellic Dark. She also picked back up her Fork in the Road Socks.

Danie worked on her Stained Glass Sock Blanket, and her own Suburban Prairie Socks. She is modifying them to be toe-up and customized them to her own preferred stitch count, so check out her project page for details.

Enhance the Stash

The girls were both gifted Shawl Sacks from Studio in the Green, and they adore them. Susie also received her first handspun yarn from a dear friend, and Danie got a fantastic bag from the Rusted Stitch.

Episode 88 – Retreat Recap

In this episode, the girls recount their amazing experience at the Knitting Pipeline retreat.

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Look for the Suburban Prairie Kit on One Twisted Tree on March 11, 2016. Quantities are limited, so mark your calendars! Also check out the Prairie Girls Knit & Spin project bags available now!

For a complete list of the vendors at the retreat, check out this thread in the Knitting Pipeline Ravelry group.