Episode 64 – Prairie Girls Freestyle

In this episode, the girls freestyle a variety of knitting-related segments. Danie works through more heel-related issues, and Susie liberates a long-languishing sock.

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Contest

Enter to win a skein of yarn from One Twisted Tree by posting in the contest thread telling the girls if you were a flower, what kind of flower would you be? The thread will be open through April 8, 2015.

Finished Projects

Susie finished her Electric Rainbow Friendship Socks!

Current Projects

Danie started a second Mama Vertebrae using One Twisted Tree Lavish in Miss Fisher’s Pearl Handled Pistol, and worked on her 60 Stitch Skyp Socks. She also restarted one of her Dude Socks in the quest of a heel that fits right and that she can stand to knit repeatedly.

Susie worked on her scrap blanket as a sort of palate cleanser, after finishing the body of her Dragonflies Jumper. She also cast on a new pair of Swirl E. Socks using Knitterly Things Vesper Yarn in Junebug, and worked more on her Bonnie’s Wish.

Project Reconsideration

Susie reconsiders her John Huston, the Tarnished Hero socks. The intricate pattern coupled with the plain brown yarn has caused her to avoid the project for awhile, and talking through it with Danie allowed her to make the final decision.

Review

Susie reviews her new Signature Needle Arts convertible circular needle.

New to Me

Susie is ecstatic with her first Suburban Stitcher bag!

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Episode 63 – The Whys and Wherefores of Patterned Socks

In this episode, the girls discuss all things patterned sock. Susie wonders if her new hat makes her head look fat, and Danie is dainty (but only when she knits on itty bitty circs).

Miscellaneous patterns mentioned include the Zigzagular Socks and the Bayerische Socks.

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Finished Projects

In the space of the week since the last episode, Susie started and finished a Rikke hat.

Current Projects

Susie knit a bit more on her Dragonflies Jumper until a needle snafu sidelined the project. She had a minor son of a stitch on her Electric Rainbow Friendship Socks in that she did a couple too many gusset decreases and had to tink. She got that straight and is zooming towards the toe decreases. She also picked up her Bonnie’s Wish, and will work on getting over some nit-pickiness.

With her limited knitting time this week, Danie worked some on her 60 Stitch Skyp Socks. She also put in two different heels into her Dude Socks to check to see which heel fits best.

 

Episode 62 – Chitter Chatter

In this episode, the girls chit chat with no specific topic in mind. Susie flings a shawl, and Danie casts on socks that are a departure for her.

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Finished Projects

Susie finished her Cerise! It’s definitely on the shorter side, which she expected, but she’s finding it pretty easy to style.

Current Projects

Danie worked on her Dude Socks and they are zooming along. She also cast on a pair of Simple Skyp Socks she is modifying to her preferred stitch count out of Mountain Colors Crazyfoot in Ruby River.

Susie knit on her Dragonflies Jumper and after an initial worry about yarn, she thinks she’s going to be ok. She closing in on the heel of the second of her Electric Rainbow Friendship Socks.

Enhance the Stash

Susie made a much anticipated stash enhancement with a purchase from Ladybug Fiber Company with two skeins of her 400 Fingering 100% Merino in Sapphire and Tourmaline for this year’s Mother’s Day Cast-On.

Future Projects

Because there are never enough shawls on the needles, Susie is planning an Outlander Shawl using stashed yarn.

Project Reconsideration

Danie reconsidered her Lintilla. She adores the pattern and the yarn, but maybe not so much together. She’s considering the Narcissa Socks.

Truth.

Susie’s new old house is not haunted. There was no real worry about this, but she feels better for having proven it not to be.

Episode 61 – Stashing Publicly

In this episode, the girls talk about how they keep (or don’t keep) track of their stash. Susie has limited knitting time, and Danie finishes socks.

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Contest

The lucky winners of the Static Zing contest were announced!

Finished Projects

Danie finished two pairs of socks for the Suburban Stitcher‘s Rainbowalong! Both pairs use the Fish Lips Kiss heel, and she loves the fit.

Current Projects

Susie finished the first of her Electric Rainbow Friendship Socks, and is cruising down the leg of the second one. She also knit on her Cerise, and has reached the tipping point where the rows are getting longer and the yarn is going faster, and on her Dragonflies Pullover. She is jumping around in the pattern to make the most out of the yardage. She knit a little way down the body, knit the neck, knit one sleeve and is now working on the body again.

Danie kept with her sock theme started a pair of Dude Socks. She very practically is knitting them in a way so that if they somehow don’t fit her husband, they should fit her.

Review

Danie went to an Erlbacher Gearhart sock knitting machine demonstration, and found it fascinating.