Episode 103 – Knitting Deep Thoughts

In this episode, the girls reflect on what knitting does for them, and how that sometimes changes because of life.

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Contest

We’re gearing up for the 2017 Legend-Prairie contest! Please contact us if you’re interested in donating a giveaway prize.

Finished Projects

Danie finished a stack of garter stitch squares, which is the start of her Micah’s Blanket. She also started and mostly finished (minus the felting) her Micah’s Duffers (2016).

Susie finished her secret hat project.

Current Projects

Danie has been working away on her HamilKnit hat. She also started a new sweater – Staring at Stars.

Susie worked a little on the i-cord edging on her Oh Scrap Blanket, and on her Vedai sweater. She also worked through the cuff of her second Directional Socks, and cast-on Whisky & Rye using Marigoldjen BFL/Nylon Sock in Merry & Bright. She knit a bit on her Pebble Beach Shawl, and cast-on Close To You using Ethereal Fibers Aurora Borealis Sock (shawl) in Do You Know When Santa Farts at the Mall?, as well as a Luckdragon Shawl using KnitCircus Lavish in Humperdink, Humperdink, Humperdink.

Project: Reconsideration

Susie will never knit a Christmas stocking, and so she’s given up even pretending like she will. She is following Danie’s lead and ordering some Holiday Stockings (white glove,  yo!) from Sprout Patterns.

Enhance the Stash

Susie acquired madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Undergrowth, a peppermint mocha bag from Suburban Stitcher, some Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd Wool Worsted for a kid hat, and a couple skeins from A Whimsical Wood Yarn Co.

Episode 102 – Prairie Girls Potpourri: The Sweater Show

In this episode, Danie finishes a pile of sweaters and Susie casts on a pile of projects.

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Stuff & Things

Check out the Glorien cowl from Kino Knits, and Susie’s Good Grief! child sweater pattern!

Events

The Big-Bad-Berg-along started October 1st and runs through November 15th! Check out the thread in the Ravelry group, and be sure to check out the threads in the other podcasts’ groups too!

Finished Projects

Susie finished her Threshold in time for family photos, and it looked goooood.

Danie finished her Rhinebeck Campside Cardi, re-knit the buttonband on her Handspun Elda Cardigan, finished her Featherweight Cardigan, and started AND finished two Harvests!

Current Projects

Danie swatched for an epic Hamilton-inspired hat Emily of Knitting Butterflies has designed.

Susie started figuring out the border on her Oh Scrap Blanket, and because she’s a Prairie Girl, had to do some re-figuring too. She knit a bit on her black 2×1 Ribbed Socks, her Directional Socks,  and cast on a third Newborn Bonnet & Wrap Set, and yet another iteration of a Christmas Stocking. She worked a little on her Drachenfels, and cast on a Pebble Beach Shawl using handspun from Sarah of Cultivate & Create, a super secret hat using madelinetosh Vintage in Mill Pond. And finally, she cast on a new sweater – Vedai – using One Twisted Tree Lavish in Frozen Forest of Dean.

 

Future Projects

Danie is going to swatch for Staring at Stars to cast on soon.

Enhance the Stash

Susie enhanced her stash with blanket edging yarn twice, The Loopy Ewe S0lid Series in Slate, sweater yarn, One Twisted Tree Lavish in Frozen Forest of Dean, and a new bag from The Fat Squirrel.

Episode 101 – Point/Counterpoint Review

In this episode, the girls review the design collection Point/Counterpoint. Susie self-sabotages her sweater goal with a snail stuffie, and Danie gets her steek on.

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Stuff & Things

Thank yous to Bronwyn of Bronwyn the Brave Designs for sending us her newest pattern Gathering Rosebuds, and Melinda of the YarnderWoman podcast for sending Susie the Ligita Shawl and Danie Risteilyhuivi (Cruise Shawl), and Caroline of Clotheslines Designs for sending us her Yellow Roses and allowing us to share how she is raising funds for the charity Mind.

Susie also mentions the Mighty Fix subscription box.

Events

The Big-Bad-Berg-along starts October 1st and runs through November 15th! Check out the thread in the Ravelry group, and be sure to check out the threads in the other podcasts’ groups too!

Susie and mrsshoo Sarah of the Cultivate & Create podcast are knitting stuffies in the month of October and calling it the Creepy Crawly Critter KAL! Keep an eye out on the Cultivate & Create Ravelry group for a prize announcement.

Finished Projects

Susie finished her Slo’Moe, as well as her secret shawl project.

Current Projects

Danie knit on her kid mittens, her Bronco socks, and some husband socks. She also STEEKED her Rhinebeck Campside Cardi!

Susie is worked on her Threshold, and cast on Drachenfels using Sun Valley Fibers MCS Fingering in Lavender, Whisper, and Purple Passion, which she is homing in her ShawlSack from Studio in the Green.

Review

Check out the fabulous and unique collaboration between Mary of Kino Knits and Sarah of Imagined Landscapes in Point/Counterpoint, Volume 1!

Enhance the Stash

Danie got a wonderful box of goodies in the form of the Bar Maids House Special: Knitmore Girls #2!

KISS

How do you downsize or minimize your handknits? Does level of knitting skill in the selected-to-be-downsized item change your approach? Share with us in the episode thread on the Ravelry group!

Episode 100 – Celebrate Good Times

In this episode, the girls celebrate 100 episodes!

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Stuff & Things

Thank you to KnittingDaddy Greg of the Unraveling with Greg and Joey podcast for sending us copies of his wonderful new shawl pattern Amplitude.

Susie’s Ripple Ribbed Sock pattern has been released! Help celebrate this 4th installment of the birthday sock tradition by using code ‘4THBDAY’ to receive 40% off any Prairie Girl Designs sock pattern through October 10th.

Check out the Forest Dreams kit available at One Twisted Tree!

Other things mentioned include Susie’s Glenfiddich sweater’s inaugural wearing,  Angie Tribeca, Rosemary & ThymePolygon, and the Seashell Scrap Yarn Blanket.

Events

Danie is going to Rhinebeck!

The Big-Bad-Berg-along starts October 1st and runs through November 15th! Check out the thread in the Ravelry group, and be sure to check out the threads in the other podcasts’ groups too!

Susie and mrsshoo Sarah of the Cultivate & Create podcast are knitting stuffies in the month of October and calling it the Creepy Crawly Critter KAL! Keep an eye out on the Cultivate & Create Ravelry group for a prize announcement.

Contest

The winners of the wool wash from Dusty Tree Soap are announced!

Finished Projects

Danie finished her dramatically modified Handspun Elda Cardigan, her Portside Duffle Bag from Sprout Patterns, and a couple garter wash clothes.

Current Projects

Thanks to a marathon session of The Walking Dead, Susie is almost done with the first sleeve of her Threshold. She also cast on some husband socks.

Danie ripped out the body of her Rhinebeck Campside Cardi so she can reknit it alternating skeins. She also worked on her Bronco socks, her Stained Glass Sock Blanket, more wash cloths, and kid mittens.

Enhance the Stash

Danie acquired the most perfect for her back from Hopkins Sewing Studio.

Susie picked up several skeins from Yarn Harbor in Duluth, MN – Three Irish Girls Adorn Sock in Skyline Parkway and Hawk Ridge, and HiKoo by skacel Sueño in Indigo. She also acquired a couple hilariously fabulous skeins from Ethereal FibersAurora Borealis Sock (shawl) in Do You Know When Santa Farts at the Mall and Celestial Sock in The Hamster Life is the Life for Me. Also, her customized sock blockers from Burning Impressions arrived, and they are fabulous!

Episode 98 – Prairie Girls Potpourri

In this episode, the girls chat about all manner of things. Danie decides to mull over sweater hem options, and Susie introduces a new segment.

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Miscellany

Thank you to quiltercaroline for sending us copies of her new pattern Grandma’s Flower Garden!

Go check out PACE with One Twisted Tree and Imagined Landscapes and rock the vote!

Contest

To enter to win wool wash from Dusty Tree Soap, post in the thread telling us which soap(s) you’d love to try! Two winners will be randomly selected.

Current Projects

Susie continued working on her second Newborn Bonnet & Wrap Set, and is on track to finish by the end of the week. She also cast on a Slo’ Moe using various leftovers, and worked a bit on her Threshold. She finished the first of her Ripple Ribbed Socks and is cruising down the leg of the second.

Danie picked back up her First Hermione’s Everyday Socks, and finished the body of her handspun cardigan. She’s less than thrilled with the bottom hem treatment, and will be swatching alternatives. She also finished the first of her Dude Socks, and is zooming on the second, and started a new weaving project.

Future Projects

Susie will be knitting Trego with the handspun Danie so generously gave her.

Enhance the Stash

The girls both picked up a beautiful three-color shawl kit from Sun Valley Fibers. Stay tuned for more exciting details!

New to Me

If you’re a fan of Hamilton, you’ll want to check out the audio podcast The Room Where It’s Happening.

Danie is very much enjoying her Leaf by Bellabeat, a health tracker created with women specifically in mind.

Susie is loving the soap and wool wash from Dusty Tree Soap.

KISS

Susie introduces a new, occasional segment where she’ll talk about her efforts to simplify various aspects of her life. In this first installment, she talks about her initial efforts at downsizing kid toys and her clothes.

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.