Episode 118 – Sweater Series 3: Man Sweaters

In this episode, the girls share their thoughts on planning (or not) sweaters for the men in their lives.

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Review

Mary of Kino Knits and Clare of Knit Share Love recently released the Point/Counterpoint, Volume 3 collection. It’s another gorgeous collaboration in this series, with 2 hats, a shawl, and a pair of fingerless mitts.

Finished Projects

 

Susie finished her Timber Bay hat, her Origami Top Hat, and her Pebble Beach Shawl.

Danie finished a Playful Stripes Cardigan out of Knit Picks Shine Sport.

Current Projects

Susie worked on her Winter Remix Hexi Socks, and cast on a pair of Circuitous Ribbed Socks out of 716knit 716Sock in the Winning Friends Through Telepathy colorway as well as a Lilli Pilli out of Sun Valley Fibers MCS Fingering in Purple Passion, Lavender, and Whisper.

Danie started her Cattails sleeves, worked more on her Daelyn Pullover, her MIL Socks, and revisited her Handspun Elda Cardigan.

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Episode 117 – Prairie Girls Potpourri

In this episode, the girls press record in the middle of a non-knitting conversation which evolves into a potpourri episode.

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Susie’s Roughlock Falls Shawl pattern is now available on Ravelry!

Contest

The girls are giving away SIX copies of Stand Up! Post a comment in the contest thread in the Ravelry group to enter!

Finished Projects

Danie finished her Downpour Socks and her Thundertwist.

Susie finished her 5th Birthday Socks and her Georgetown.

Psst! Danie also finished a pair of kid mittens!

Current Projects

Danie worked her Cattails and cast on MIL Socks, Helical Striped Fingerless Mitts, and Daelyn Pullover out of One Twisted Tree Lavish in Take the Black.

Susie worked more on her Winter Remix Hexi Socks, and cast on the Origami Top Hat out of Lavender Lune Yarn Co. DK in the Critters of Texas colorway. She also picked back up her Timber Bay hat and her Pebble Beach Shawl.

Episode 116 – Sweater Series 2: Take This Class!

In this episode, the girls chat about all the fun they had a recent class.

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Check out Cori’s website for upcoming classes! Also mentioned is the double gusset included in the Basic Sock with a Double Gusset Heel pattern.

Events

The girls will be having a pop-up at Imagiknit on October 8th 1pm-4pm.

Finished Projects

Susie finished her Aviatrix hat.

Current Projects

Danie worked on her Downpour Socks and on her Cattails, including a fancy fix for a slightly-too-short length. She also cast on Thundertwist out of Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool Worsted in Berries.

Susie worked on her Winter Remix Hexi Socks, and cast on the 5th Birthday Socks using Another Crafty Girl Strong Sock in the Om Nom Nom colorway. She also finished the sleeves for her Georgetown, sewed the shoulder seams and picked up for the shawl collar.

Enhance the Stash

Susie enhanced her stash with A Whimsical Wood Yarn Co. Hocus-Pocus Sock in Crazy Ass, Lavender Lune Yarn Co. DK in Critters of Texas, and Alexandra’s Crafts Dark Side of the Moon in Purple Haze.

Danie received a wonderful birthday gift from her daughter!

Episode 115 – Sweater Series 1: Sizing Things Up

In this episode, the girls talk deciding on a sweater size to knit. Susie chokes on alpaca fluff, and Danie is never gonna give up her sock.

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Miscellaneous mentions in the topic segment include the Twist Collective article on sweater ease and fitting, Susie’s Hiro, and Ann Budd’s gauge formula.

Stuff & Things

Thank you to Erin of Remade By Hand Designs for sending her new pattern Coloresque Wrap and Greg of Unraveling with Greg and Joey podcast (KnittingDaddy on Rav) for sending his new pattern Thundertwist.

Susie’s new pattern Endless Maze Socks will be released this week. Keep an eye on her Instagram feed for the announcement.

Events

Cori, one of the two Knit Cahoots behind Minnesota 52, will be at Imagiknit on September 25th for a book signing 4pm-5:30pm and then talking all about sweaters and making them fit 6pm-9pm. Also at Imagiknit, the girls will be having a pop-up on October 8th 1pm-4pm.

Finished Projects

Susie finished her second Roughlock Falls Shawl and it’s uh-wow!

Current Projects

Danie worked a bunch on her Cattails and on her Downpour Socks.

Susie worked on her Georgetown. She also cast on an Aviatrix hat out of Hikoo by skacel Sueño and a plain self-striping sock out of Coloring Book Yarns in the Winter Remix Hexi colorway.

Episode 114 – Clothespins to Wooden Spoon Conversion

In this episode, the tangents are legion. Danie fakes Susie out, and Susie sits back and lets Danie go.

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Stuff & Things

Frondescence and Any Way the Wind Blows are both now available as individual patterns in the Prairie Girl Designs Ravelry store, and are still available as part of the Point/Counterpoint, Volume 2 collection available in the Kino Knits Ravelry store.

Events

The girls will be having a pop-up at Imagiknit in October! Details to come!

Finished Projects

Susie finished another Darling Little Earflap Hat out of Plymouth Yarn Homestead in Light Grey Heather, and her Endless Maze Socks.

Current Projects

Danie persisted on her Downpour Socks, and went nuts (in the best way) on her WeekEnder Hexi Blanket. She also started Cattails.

Susie started a second Roughlock Falls Shawl out of One Twisted Tree Lavish in Chaotic Neutral. She also swatched for her Georgetown out of Luna Grey Fiber Arts Vega in Pewter.

New to Me

Susie found a couple new podcasts, Wine & Crime and Off Book. Both are hilarious in very different ways.

KISS

Susie grew a vegetable container garden for the first time this year, and has had great success with lettuces, radishes, cucumbers, sweet peppers and hot peppers. She has turned into a pickle-making machine.

Danie’s family has started exploring the wonders of whey by making their own yogurt and cheese.

Episode 113 – Heel Today, Gone Tomorrow

In this episode, the girls have no clue what they’re going to talk about but quickly figure something out. Susie has news and tangents, and Danie perseveres through more heel issues.

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Events

The girls will be having a pop-up at Imagiknit in October! Details to come!

Finished Projects

Susie finished her Weekend Pullover, and it is pretty adorable.

Current Projects

Susie started a Pebble Beach Shawl out of Leading Men Fiber Arts Diva in the Yarnhoarder colorway.

Danie added a square to her Stained Glass Sock Blanket (not her WeekEnder Hexi Blanket). She also put a 5th heel into her Downpour Socks which didn’t work, but has a new heel plan in place.

Project: Reconsideration

Susie reconsidered her Vedai. It has languished far too long, and she’s just doesn’t love it anymore. She is very taken with Ryo, however, which is likely what the yarn will become.

Danie reconsidered her Staring at Stars out of Miss Babs’ Yowza in the Denim colorway. She is considering striping the yarn with some of her early hand-dyed in a Cattails or a Naima.

Enhance the Stash

A big thank you to It’s All About Ewe for sending preview skeins of her self-striping in the Falling Stars and Fluorite colorways!

Episode 112 – Hey, How Are You?

In this episode, the girls are back at it after some time away!

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Finished Projects

Susie finished her second pair of Downpour Socks, and started and finished her Stripe Study Shawl using Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stopper in Glacial and Seaweed that she picked up at the ZK market.

Current Projects

Happily, Danie added a bunch of squares her Stained Glass Sock Blanket. Less happily, she almost finished her pair of Broncos socks and put in three heels into her Downpour Socks, and realized both are a touch too tight. (The culprit is clearly humidity ankles.)

Susie worked on her Endless Maze Socks, and cast on the Weekend Pullover using Luna Grey Fiber Arts Nova Worsted in Brickhouse.

finished Oh, Scrap! Blanket squares #20 and #21 of 63, and started a Bunny Hat with Chin Ties using Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash in a buff color. She also worked more on her Downpour Socks, and started a new self-designed pair she is calling the Endless Maze Socks using Panorama Fiber Arts Hitchhiker Sock in Torrent.

Danie worked a bit on , and on her WeekEnder Hexi Blanket. She also worked on her I See You Socks.

Enhance the Stash

Danie acquired a mini pack from Marigold Jen, a skein of Suburban Stitcher Sock in Bourbon Street Blues. Susie’s acquisitions were many, and are all logged on her Ravelry stash page.

Episode 111 – That’s What They Call Us

In this episode, the girls sneak in a quick-ish episode before they leave for ZK! Susie shares the project so secret she almost forgot about it, and Danie confirms her weighing-yarn-by-hand-skills are on par with her blanket-yarn-math skills.

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Events

Zombie Knitpocalypse is June 21, 2017 – June 25, 2017 in Rochester, MN.

Finished Projects

Danie finished a fully-functional and awesome washcloth.

Susie finished her Mother’s Day Cast-On project, Luna Viridis. She also finished her Roughlock Falls Shawl using Blue Moon Fiber Arts Woobu in Mossay, and the pattern is underway.

Current Projects

Susie finished Oh, Scrap! Blanket squares #20 and #21 of 63, and started a Bunny Hat with Chin Ties using Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash in a buff color. She also worked more on her Downpour Socks, and started a new self-designed pair she is calling the Endless Maze Socks using Panorama Fiber Arts Hitchhiker Sock in Torrent.

Danie worked a bit on her Stained Glass Sock Blanket, and on her WeekEnder Hexi Blanket. She also worked on her I See You Socks.

Enhance the Stash

Danie acquired an epic messenger bag from Hopkins Sewing Studio, and a Turkish spindle from IST Crafts.

Episode 110 – Risqué Hex-ay

In this episode, the girls catch up after another break from being in front of the mic. Danie gets her sock-groove back, and Susie is bad at words.

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Stuff & Things

Thank yous to Andy of Plum Deluxe for sending us tea samples, Caroline of Clothesline Designs for sending us copies of her Mountain Air pattern (don’t forget to also check out Mountain Path), and Jen of Down Cellar Studio for sending us copies of her Emelyn Mae Shawl.

Events

Zombie Knitpocalypse is June 21, 2017 – June 25, 2017 in Rochester, MN.

Finished Projects

Danie finished a pair of socks.

Susie started and finished her Darling Little Ear Flap Hat, and finished her Atlantic Current Socks and the first (erroneous) sample of her Downpour Socks.

Current Projects

Danie started her I See You Socks and worked on her WeekEnder Hexi Blanket.

Susie started her second Downpour Socks sample using Kirbywirby HoneyBFL self striping fingering sock in A Case of the Mondays, and a pair of Bob & Weave Socks using Suburban Stitcher Sock in the Bomb Pop colorway. And for her 2017 Mother’s Day Cast On she started Luna Viridis in With Pointed Sticks Fountain Pen in the Sunsets on the Eastside colorway.

Enhance the Stash

Susie acquired an amazing set of race car stitch markers from Ann Tudor LLC, and her stash was greatly enhanced with a (kid’s) sweater quantity of Luna Grey Fiber Arts Nova Worsted in Brickhouse.

Episode 109 – Reunited

In this episode, the girls are back together and in front of the mic! Susie is moved, and Danie has been crocheting like the wind.

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Stuff & Things

Susie is excited to announce the release of her Directional Socks pattern!

Events

The Mid-Plains Fiber Fair is April 21-23, 2017, at the York County Fairgrounds in York, Nebraska!

Finished Projects

Danie finished a knit washcloth.

Susie finished her Earl Grey Socks, a pair of fingering weight baby bonnets, and a pair of worsted weight baby bonnets (one knit from leftovers from this cardigan).

Current Projects

Susie worked just a little bit on her Vedai, knit her Timber Bay almost to the crown decreases,  and continued on with her Downpour Socks. She also started a Serenata Shawlette out of handspun from Sarah/mrsshoo, and a second pair of Atlantic Current Socks using Marigoldjen Yarns BFL/Nylon Sock in Merry & Bright. She also worked quite a bit on her Oh! Scrap Blanket, finishing 5 squares for a total of 19 done out of a projected 63.

Danie worked on her WeekEnder Hexi Blanket, started her Kiku Monkey using the Chinese New Year Monkey pattern, and she picked back up a pair of knit socks.

Enhance the Stash

Susie’s stash was enhanced with a skein of With Pointed Sticks Fountain Pen in Sunsets on the Eastside colorway. She’s planning on knitting a Luna Viridis, and it may be her 2017 Mother’s Day Cast-On, if she can hold out that long.

KISS

Susie shares a bit about her packing/moving/unpacking experiences and things she found helpful for downsizing during the process, and the girls both talk about toy-wrangling/purging they’ve used.