Episode 27 – 2014 Ravellenics Recap from Day 13 (recorded 2/19/14)

In this episode, the Prairie Girls recap their 2014 Ravellenics progress through Day 13. Susie stalls on seaming, and Danie folds her first hem.

Listen here.

Miscellaneous projects, shops, and patterns mentioned include Susie’s February Lady Sweater and HiroThe Dyeing Arts, and the Hitofude Cardigan.

Events

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

Current Projects/2014 Ravellenics Recap

Susie completed the knitting on her Ahoy Matey! or The Pirate Pullover, but has stalled  on the seaming. She’s not crazy about how her seams are looking in seed stitch, but Danie assured her they are just fine. She is planning on plowing through it in the next evening or so, and move on to the buttons. After finishing the knitting, she thought she could let herself enjoy a little knitting on her Conwy socks. They are being relegated back in to hiding, though, so she finishes her Ravellenics project in time.

Danie finished the body and most of the first sleeve on her Middlefield Pullover. She had to recalculate and dramatically change the waist shaping, but this sweater will suit her perfectly so it was well worth the time and effort. She also had to re-do the sleeves a few times to get a fit she is happy with, but with the first one nearing completion she is hopeful the next sleeve will fly by.

 Future Projects

Susie has allowed herself to start thinking about knitting after the Ravellenics, and is considering the options for some Araucania Nature Wool Solids from deep in her stash. She has narrowed the choices down to Dark and Stormy, Pumpkin Ale, Brandied Cherry, or Grenadine.

Enhance the Stash

Susie got two skeins of Wollemeise Pure 100% Merino Superwash in Ein Klein Wenig Verrucht for her birthday!

New to Me

Inspired by listener HeatherBrum’s Grow Old with Joeby sweater project, Susie ordered labels from Mountain Street Arts on Etsy. They haven’t arrived quite yet, but is already very impressed with their customer service.

Both Prairie Girls are enjoying a new audio podcast, ACTually KNITting.

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