Episode 24 – Prairie Girls Potpourri

In this episode, the Prairie Girls chat about stitch markers and Nebraska living. Danie puts her pie-making skills to work, and Susie works through a dilemma.

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The girls mention the Stitched Together podcast, Clover interlocking stitch markers, Knit Picks metal stitch markers, Clover split ring markers, Memorial Stadium, Warren BuffetHenry Doorly Zoo, the College World Series, US Olympic Swim Trials, US Figure Skating Championships, and Runza.

Events

Join the Prairie Girls on Team Sasquatch for the 2014 Ravellenic Games! Danie will be knitting the Middlefield Pullover, and Susie the Ahoy! Matey.

Finished Projects

Danie finished her 22 Little Clouds. The ruffle didn’t impressive her straight off the needles, but a nice blocking made it lovely.

Susie finished her second Measure in Love. Danie helped her realize the wisdom of giving it as intended – there is always more yarn to knit another.

Current Projects

Susie made some good progress  on her Conwy socks. She finished the leg and is working on the heel flap with the reinforcement thread. She also worked on her Hiro and has started the colorwork.

Danie worked on her StarBrite Socks. She also worked on her Wrapped in Leaves.

Episode 23 – Block(ing) Party

In this episode, the Prairie Girls discuss blocking. Danie brings things back around, and Susie feels strongly about other things.

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Miscellaneous projects mentioned include Susie’s Measure in LovePiper’s Journey, and Lintilla, and Danie’s Owl Sweater, Dreambird, Alaska Clouds, Wrapped in Leaves, a couple baby blankets, and Entangled Vines.

Events

Join the Prairie Girls on Team Sasquatch for the 2014 Ravellenic Games! Danie will be knitting the Middlefield Pullover, and Susie the Ahoy! Matey.

Finished Projects

Danie finished her Lintilla. She loves it, but is considering re-homing it.

Current Projects

Susie keeps on keeping on, and knit on her second Measure in Love and her Conwy socks. She hit a minor son of a stitch with her Hiro and its bust darts, but the second attempt seems to have worked out.

In a push to finish projects before the start of the Ravellenic Games, Danie focused on her StarBrite Socks.

Truth.

Susie hates green beans. A lot.

Episode 22 – Show Me the Patterns

In this episode, the Prairie Girls talk all things pattern. Susie struggles to control her coughing, and Danie swatches circularly.

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Miscellaneous projects mentioned include Susie’s Transition Gloves.

Patterns mentioned include Ahoy! MateyFat Kitty, and Leftie.

Join the Prairie Girls on Team Sasquatch for the 2014 Ravellenic Games!

Finished Projects

Danie finished the finishing on the TINY tea leaves cardis she and Susie knit for her girls.

Susie finished her Zigzagular Socks.

Current Projects

Susie knit a bit on her second Measure in Love. She also started her smaller Hiro, and a pair of Conwy socks.

Danie put in the yarn for the afterthought heels on  her StarBrite Socks and decided to rib the legs.  She also worked a bit on her 22 Little Clouds and cast on the Wrapped in Leaves shawl. She also swatched for her 2014 Ravellenics project – the Middlefield Pullover.

Episode 21 – The Prairie Girls ‘Cast Again!

In this episode, the Prairie Girls declare their 2014 goal-like things. Susie starts 2014 with a big ol’ son of a stitch, and Danie impresses with the number of firsts she had in 2013.

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Miscellaneous projects mentioned include Susie’s Kiku, Ten Stitch TwistDamask, and Hesperia Stole, and Danie’s Color Genesis shawl (Find a Penny) , Twisted Little Raglan, and Slither Socks.

Patterns mentioned include the Sugar Bear Hooded Cardi, the Learning Curve shawl, the OMG Heel Socks, and the Fish Lips Kiss Heel.

Contest

The 2013 Legend-Prairie contest winners are announced!

Finished Projects

Susie finished her Measure in Love hat, and has worn it just about every day since.

Danie finished replacement mittens for the original Kool-Aid mittens that were lost. She also finished her Entangled Vines cardigan, complete with grosgrain ribbon on both bands – button and buttonhole. Amazing!

Current Projects

Danie is almost to the heels on her StarBrite Socks and is considering trying a heel of her own construction. She also worked a bit on her 22 Little Clouds and Lintilla.

Susie is nearing the finish line on her Zigzagular Socks. She had a major son of a stitch with her Hiro, by finishing the entire sweater and realizing she knit it for a much larger person. She ripped it all out, saving the sleeves, and will reknit a smaller size. She needed a knitting win, and so cast on for a second Measure in Love using her beloved Malabrigo Rios in Azules.

Future Projects

Join the Prairie Girls on Team Sasquatch for the 2014 Ravellenic Games!

Danie is considering the Middlefield Pullover using Malabrigo Arroyo in the familiar Plomo colorway for the games. She is also thinking of using the reclaimed yarn from her Twisted Raglan sweater for a Wrapped in Leaves shawl.

Susie is committing to a toddler sweater for her Ravellenics’ project, but is still deciding between Ahoy! Matey using Plymouth Yarns Galway in a heathered sage or Fat Kitty (with the Bear option) using Cascade 220 Superwash in Army Green and (light) Brown.

Enhance the Stash

Susie enhanced her stash with the aforementioned  Cascade 220 Superwash in Army Green and Puget Sound, Plymouth Yarns Galway in a heathered sage, Malabrigo Rios in Azules. She also picked up a skein of Dream in Color Smooshy in Black Pearl.

Danie had a very good Christmas, and enhanced her stash with the previously mentioned Malabrigo Arroyo in Plomo. She also acquired Knit Picks Stroll Tonal in Thunderhead and Deep Waters, Plymouth Yarn Company Happy Feet in a green-and-purple variegation, and Patons Kroy Sock FX in a green/teal colorway. She has coming to her a sweater quantity of Knit Picks Swish, some fingering weight and some laceweight.

New to Me

Both girls are listening to and greatly enjoying the Knitting Butterflies podcast.

Knits on Screen

Susie was re-watching the Wizard of Oz and noticed Auntie Em is holding knitting in the scene where Ms. Gulch comes to take Toto away.

In a much more timely movie, The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug, Danie was just as mesmerized by Gandalf’s mitts as she was in the first one. She also spotted a fair-isle knitted coat on Season 4 Episode 1 of Downton Abbey.