Episode 46 – Stitches Midwest In Review

In this episode, the girls reminisce all things Stitches Midwest 2014!

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Finished Projects

Danie finished a baby baseball hat on the fly! She worked a simple white beanie and duplicate-stitched the stitches in red. Super cute! She also wove her first scarf.

Susie finished her Rainbow Oops! socks and her Hitofude! The final verdict is she loves this sweater.

Current Projects

Susie started Song of the Sea using her hard-won #mileageforyardage yarn, Simply Sock Yarn Company’s Poste Yarn Silken Sock in Moulin Rouge.

Danie worked on her Spectra while getting a pedicure, and her Bramble Fern while on the road to Stitches. She also restarted a holiday stocking, this time opting for a plain stocking with contrasting toe and heel. While at Stitches she worked on her Featherweight Cardigan. She also started a pair of Eugenia’s Mittens using Bijou Basin Ranch’s Himalayan Trail in Dinna Fash.

Future Projects

Susie is all set to cast on the Mayapple Shawl by Dee O’Keefe. There will be an informal KAL going if anyone is interested in joining!

Enhance the Stash

In order of purchase, Susie enhanced her stash with two skeins of Shaky K Fibers Shaky Silver, a 2-ply laceweight, in Teal and Hibiscus. Next she picked up a double-shot project bag from Kitchen Counter Crafter, and three skeins of Sun Valley Fiber MCN Fingering in Edingburgh. Then came three skeins of Miss Babs Yowza –  Whatta Skein in Cloak, a shawl kit for the Aranami Shawl, Gnome Acres House Gnome in Aurora Gnomealis, and Another Crafty Girl Strong Sock in Spring Peony.

Danie came home with a bag from Knerd with a skein of Tardis from Fiberstory and a t-shirt, two skeins of Miss Babs Yowza –  Whatta Skein in Denim and a skein of Cosmic Hand Painted Sock in Berlin, a fingering-weight gradient from Knit Circus in Shades of Grey, and a Lo-Lo Bar in Hookah Girl. She also came home with her first loom, and Ashford Sample It Rigid Heddle Loom.

Episode 45 – Prairie Girls Potpourri

In this episode, it’s another potpourri! Danie talks sock blanks, and Susie reviews her (long) list of projects to shop for at Stitches.

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Patterns mentioned include Song of the Sea, Spectra, Ziggy, Honeybee Cardigan, Merryall Cardigan, Netherwood, Begonia Swirl, Malgven, Morvarch, Vine Yoke Cardigan, Lush, and Central Park Hoodie.

Items mentioned include the Star Weaver Knitting Machine and Knitter’s Pride Bamboo Interchangeable needles.

Events

Stitches Midwest is in Schaumburg, IL August 7 – 10!

Episode 44 – Stitches Preparedness

In this episode, the girls strategize all things Stitches. Susie is euphoric, and Danie is a complicated knitter.

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Miscellaneous finished projects mentioned include Susie’s Tan House Brook Shawl, Rainbow Oops! socks, Elizabeth Shawl, and Danie’s Tan House Brook Shawl.

Miscellaneous current projects mentioned include Susie’s gift-for-a-friend socks and Danie’s Featherweight Cardigan.

Events

Stitches Midwest is in Schaumburg, IL August 7 – 10!

Current Projects

Susie once again worked exclusively on her Hitofude Cardigan, and she is so close to the end. While she’s a little nervous about the fit, she could easily be talked in to knitting another, whether for herself or for a fabulous friend.

Danie added a few triangles to her Spectra, and a few inches to her Broncos Socks. She also restarted her Bramble Fern using Cascade 220 Superwash in a light gray.