Episode 20 – The Emotions Are Strong in This One

In this episode, the Prairie Girls share their holiday knitting wishlists. Danie knits with wiggling kittens, and Susie leads a WIP parade.

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Podcasts mentioned include Stockinette Zombies and In a sKnit. Items mentioned on the girls’ holiday knitting wishlists include Knit Picks’ sock yarn blanks, Ply Magazine, Stanwood Needlecraft’s ball winder, and Signature needles.

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.

Current Projects

Danie got a little bit further on her StarBrite Socks, and made good progress on her Entangled Vines despite feeling like she wasn’t getting anywhere. She switched the stalled A NEW Family Christmas stocking to two circulars and is happier with it. She also started a new shawl, 22 Little Clouds, using the 100% alpaca yarn she dyed herself.

Susie is almost done with the first sleeve of her Hiro and already cast on the second’s cuff. She knit a bit on the second of her Zigzagular Socks and started a new shawl, Learning Curve using Maple Ridge Lace yarn, to lift her out of her slump. She also cast on Measure in Love hat using Stonehedge Fiber Mill’s Shepherd’s Wool Worsted in Lilac.

Wear Report

Danie reported on her Kool-Aid Mittens she knit four-at-a-time. Unfortunately she could report on the wear of only one of the mittens. But it is holding up well, for a lone mitten.

New to Me

Danie listens to StarTalk Radio with her favorite astrophysicist.

Knits on Screen

Susie saw The Book Thief and the entire movie was pretty much a knits on screen. She highly recommends the movie for this, and also because it was a really good movie.

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Episode 19 – Knitting Ennui

In this episode, the Prairie Girls talk about when their knitting slumps and how they get their mojo back. Susie emotes all over the place, and Danie hand-graphs a cable chart for naught.

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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.

Finished Projects

Danie knit a Basic Man Beanie (no Ravelry project page at the time of publishing these shownotes!)  knit on US 7 /4.5mm in what may be Cascade 220 worsted in a graphite grey color.

Susie finished her Fleck hat out of Malabrigo Rios in the Vaa colorway, persevering through several son of a stitch moments involving the crown.

Current Projects

Susie worked a bit on her Hiro, had a son of a stitch finishing the toe of the first Zigzagular Socks, and knit a little on the second of her Transition Gloves.

Danie picked back up a Christmas stocking using the pattern A NEW Family Christmas. She also continued with her StarBrite Socks and her Lintilla, and made decent headway on her Entangled Vines. She has a bit of a son of the stitch on the sleeves, but it worked itself out.

Wear Report

Susie reported on the wear of the First Birthday Socks. All in all, they’re holding up really well.

Episode 18 – Magnum Opus

In this episode, the Prairie Girls dream about their magnum opus knitting projects. Danie finishes four mittens with strange-looking but very functional thumbs, and Susie has a yarn-related revelation.

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Miscellaneous patterns mentioned include Oak Trail, In Dreams, and Celestarium.

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 third of three prizes was announced – a skein of Simply Socks Yarn Company Poste Yarn, Striping in Garden District.

Finished Projects

Both Susie and Danie finished the knitting on their TINY tea leaves cardis for Danie’s girls.

Danie also finished her four-at-a-time Kool-Aid Mittens.

Current Projects

Susie started a hat of her own design, and knit at least one round on her Zigzagular Socks, but probably not many more than that.

Danie picked her Lintilla back up for some therapeutic knitting, and her StarBrite Socks for some cheery knitting. She also swatched, and then cast on for, an Entangled Vines cardigan.

Future Projects

Both girls are started thinking about their 2014 Ravellenic Games projects. Susie is deciding between a toddler sweater and husband socks. Danie is considering socks.

Project Reconsideration

Danie is reconsidering her A Twisted Little Raglan for something that will work better with the drape and growing-tendency of alpaca. Something like Wrapped in Leaves.

Enhance the Stash

Susie acquired two skeins of Malabrigo Rios in Vaa.

New to Me

Susie is a feminist history buff with an affinity for NYC and has been listening to two new-to-her history podcasts The History Chicks and The Bowery Boys.

Truth.

Susie doesn’t do Christmas knitting. At all.