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.

Listen here.

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.

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