Episode 17 – Prairie Girls Unplugged

In this episode, the Prairie Girls ease back in to things with an unplugged episode. Susie prattles on about kids’ hats, and Danie realizes she has a color palette security blanket.

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Miscellaneous projects mentioned include Susie’s Cobblestone Pullover.

Contest

The 2013 Legend-Prairie contest is underway! From now until January 5, 2014, post the project you consider to your most legendary of 2013 in the contest thread in the Ravelry group. The second of three prizes was announced – a skein of Lorna’s Laces Shepherd Sock Multi in Winona.

Finished Projects

Susie went for an easy win and started and finished a toddler hat – little scallops.

Current Projects

Susie finished the first of her Transition Gloves and barely started the second. She also made significant progress on her Zigzagular Socks and is closing in one the toe of the first sock. She went on a starting fit and cast on for a TINY tea leaves cardi for one of Danie’s girls out of the green of Danie’s reconsidered $5 in Paris. She also cast on her Hiro, using the first sleeve as her swatch.

Danie worked a little bit on her StarBrite Socks, and decided to do an afterthought star heel. She also worked on her four-at-a-time mittens using the yarn she dyed herself, as well as her own TINY tea leaves cardi.

Future Projects

Danie is planning both an Entangled Vines cardigan and a Lush cardigan.

Enhance the Stash

Danie acquired two sweater quantities of yarn – Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Superwash in Noble Heather and Knit Picks Swish DK in Delft Heather.

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Episode 16 – Finally FO

In this episode, the Prairie Girls talk about knitting from charts. Danie indulges her dyer side, and Susie finally finishes a project or three.

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Contest

The girls are very excited to announce the first annual “Legend-Prairie” contest! From now until December 31, 2013, post the project you consider to your most legendary of 2013 in the contest thread in the Ravelry group. The first of three prizes was announced – a Ravelry-giftable pattern of $10 or less.

Review

Danie attended a dyeing class at Tonya’s Cute by Design and greatly enjoyed it. So much so that she went directly home from class and dyed two more new and gorgeous colorways.

Finished Projects

Susie went on a finishing spree last week – finishing Minnesnowta and her Mother’s Day Socks. But the true star of this FO parade is her Holloway Pullover, which turned out exactly like it was supposed to even if it’s a tad shorter than her usual sweater.

Current Projects

Danie worked a bit on Lintilla and her StarBrite Socks. She also knit a bit on her Purple Kid Socks and has decided to try them as tube socks, with an option to put in an afterthought heel in if they don’t fit well. She started a new project, the Winter Leaf Cowl, out of the yarn that sparked her dyeing fever. She also spun some on the Malabrigo Nube in Plomo.

Susie has been cruising along on her Zigzagular Socks. It’s turned into a bit of a re-design from the original, but she’s enjoying the process. She also picked back up her Transition Gloves, and realized she might not be as terrible at colorwork as she thought.

Knits on Screen

Danie spied some knitwear on an interviewer while watching the Nebraska-Michigan game.

Susie had two sightings – both on children’s shows. The first was on Abby’s Flying Fairy School on Sesame Street. One of the fairies, Gonnigan, sports an orange and yellow striped hoodie that shows knit stitch details in his closeups. The second was on Dog with Blog, when straight-laced Avery decided to prove her “edginess” by yarn-bombing a statue at school.

 

 

Episode 15 -Flattery Will Get You Everywhere

In this episode, the Prairie Girls talk about things that flatter. Susie didn’t finish a project, and Danie dyes.

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Miscellaneous projects and patterns mentioned include Danie’s A Twisted Little Raglan, Susie’s Damask, Hiro by Julia Farwell-Clay, TGV by Susan Ashcroft, the Elizabeth Shawl by Dee O’Keefe , and the Effortless Cardigan by Hannah Fettig.

Events

Danie will be attending a dyeing class Saturday, November 9th at Tonya’s Cute by Design.

Contest

The girls are very excited to announce the first annual “Legend-Prairie” contest! From now until December 31, 2013, post the project you consider to your most legendary of 2013 in the contest thread in the Ravelry group.

Current Projects

Susie cut in the first heel on her Mother’s Day socks. She also started socks of her own design using The Dyeing Arts Old Hippies colorway in their Splendiferous Sock base. In another new project, she started a Minnesnowta hat in retina-searing shade of orange (details in a later segment). She also finished Holloway‘s second sleeve, seamed it in, and started on the collar.

Danie worked on her magical Lintilla. She also adjusted her StarBrite Socks to a lower stitch count and finds the fit a lot more to her liking. She also started a new pair of kids’ socks. So far it hasn’t been the most enjoyable of projects, but she’s knitting on. What is an enjoyable is her Malabrigo Nube in Plomo spinning project.

Enhance the Stash

Susie bumped up the timeline on her bribery yarn and enhanced her stash with a skein of Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool Worsted in Orange and a sweater’s quantity of Cascade 220 in grey, purple and two shades of blue.

Unhance the Stash

Sadly, a yarn-related catastrophe eliminated some yarn from Susie’s stash. She has received approval for replacing those skeins, but is remaining committed to The Plan and is considering rolling it in to her December reward.

It’s New to Me

Danie got the urge to dye, and dye she did. Using Gail Callahan’s Hand Dyeing Yarn and Fleece as her guide, she turned a special skein of natural yarn into a beautiful tonal green.