Episode 122 – LegendPrairie Prize Drawing!

In this episode, the girls draw the LegendPrairie prize winners!

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Episode 121 – Skippers Need Not Apply

In this episode, there are so many tangents. So many. Maybe too many. Susie recovers from issues with her edge stitches, and Danie prepares to zoom.

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Stuff & Things

Susie gives a huge thanks to all the test knit volunteers!

Check out Tightly Spun podcast!

Event/Contest/Something

The Legend-Prairie contest is on through January 31st, so get your entry in! Danie’s project this year is her re-visited Handspun Elda Cardigan, and Susie’s is her Roughlock Fall Shawl (first & second).

And don’t forget the on-going Loosey-Goosey Sweater KAL!

Finished Projects

Susie finished her Hellebore shawl.

Current Projects

Susie cast on a Cypress Hat using Lavender Lune Yarn Co. DK in the Critters of Texas colorway leftover from her Origami Top Hat. She’s also worked quite a bit on her Tracie after a (not so) minor son of stitch concerning eyelets not lining up followed by a wonky edge stitch, and a little bit on her Ryo.

Danie knit on her Daelyn Pullover , her 2018 New Year Socks, and her Jaywalkers. She also picked up her Stained Glass Sock Blanket and it was just what she needed.

Episode 120 – PGP: Hello, 2018!

In this episode, the girls are back!

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Stuff & Things

Please let Susie know if you are interested in test knitting a shawl or a cowl!

Event/Contest/Something

The Legend-Prairie contest and the Loosey-Goosey Sweater KAL are both underway; don’t forget to check out and post in Ravelry group threads!

Finished Projects

Susie finished a shawl and a cowl, both of her own design.

Danie finished some more really adorable pig food – a watermelon slice of her own design and a truffle. She also finished a Two By Two watch cap and added a folded brim to her Thundertwist hat.

Current Projects

Susie knit a bit on her Oh! Scrap Blanket, and started an LYS sample of her Hellebore Shawl pattern out of Brown Sheep Prairie Spun DK in the Huckleberry Pie colorway. She also cast on a Tracie out of Suburban Stitcher Sock in Cinder and Yarn Lang Syne, and worked more on her Berlin Soft.

Danie made a hard decision to re-work her Daelyn Pullover, and now it is knitting along swimmingly. She also cast on Jaywalker using Biscotte Yarns Bis-Sock in the Gazania colorway. She also cast on a pair of socks using Knit Picks Felici in Rainbow, with Knit Picks Stroll in Ash for heels and toes.

Enhance the Stash

In addition to Suburban Stitcher Sock in Cinder and Yarn Lang Syne, Susie also acquired Whitewalkers, Daenerys, and Coal as well as a skein of Glitter Sock in Blonde Squad.

Episode 119 – Sweater Series 4: Kid Sweaters

In this episode, the girls share their experiences knitting sweaters for their kids. Susie is secretive, and Danie is getting experiment-y.

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Stuff & Things

Check out Behind the Wool podcast!

Event/Contest/Something

This year’s Legend-Prairie contest is starting! Check the Ravelry group for the thread

The Loosey-Goosey Sweater KAL is also underway; don’t forget to check out and post in the thread!

Finished Projects

Susie finished another Aviatrix hat, and a secret shawl.

Danie knit some really adorable pig food – Apple Knitting Pattern and Itty Bitty Pumpkin. She’s also winging an acorn and will be winging a watermelon slice.

Current Projects

Susie has mostly been working on another secret shawl, but also knit a bit on her Winter Remix Hexi Socks and her Circuitous Ribbed Socks. She also started a new cowl design using Lavender Lune Yarn Co. DK.

 

Danie worked more on her MIL Socks, a little on her Daelyn Pullover. She also spent some more time re-working her Handspun Elda Cardigan.

Episode 118 – Sweater Series 3: Man Sweaters

In this episode, the girls share their thoughts on planning (or not) sweaters for the men in their lives.

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Review

Mary of Kino Knits and Clare of Knit Share Love recently released the Point/Counterpoint, Volume 3 collection. It’s another gorgeous collaboration in this series, with 2 hats, a shawl, and a pair of fingerless mitts.

Finished Projects

Susie finished her Timber Bay hat, her Origami Top Hat, and her Pebble Beach Shawl.

Danie finished a Playful Stripes Cardigan out of Knit Picks Shine Sport.

Current Projects

Susie worked on her Winter Remix Hexi Socks, and cast on a pair of Circuitous Ribbed Socks out of 716knit 716Sock in the Winning Friends Through Telepathy colorway as well as a Lilli Pilli out of Sun Valley Fibers MCS Fingering in Purple Passion, Lavender, and Whisper.

Danie started her Cattails sleeves, worked more on her Daelyn Pullover, her MIL Socks, and revisited her Handspun Elda Cardigan.

Episode 117 – Prairie Girls Potpourri

In this episode, the girls press record in the middle of a non-knitting conversation which evolves into a potpourri episode.

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Susie’s Roughlock Falls Shawl pattern is now available on Ravelry!

Contest

The girls are giving away SIX copies of Stand Up! Post a comment in the contest thread in the Ravelry group to enter!

Finished Projects

Danie finished her Downpour Socks and her Thundertwist.

Susie finished her 5th Birthday Socks and her Georgetown.

Psst! Danie also finished a pair of kid mittens!

Current Projects

Danie worked her Cattails and cast on MIL Socks, Helical Striped Fingerless Mitts, and Daelyn Pullover out of One Twisted Tree Lavish in Take the Black.

Susie worked more on her Winter Remix Hexi Socks, and cast on the Origami Top Hat out of Lavender Lune Yarn Co. DK in the Critters of Texas colorway. She also picked back up her Timber Bay hat and her Pebble Beach Shawl.

Episode 116 – Sweater Series 2: Take This Class!

In this episode, the girls chat about all the fun they had a recent class.

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Check out Cori’s website for upcoming classes! Also mentioned is the double gusset included in the Basic Sock with a Double Gusset Heel pattern.

Events

The girls will be having a pop-up at Imagiknit on October 8th 1pm-4pm.

Finished Projects

Susie finished her Aviatrix hat.

Current Projects

Danie worked on her Downpour Socks and on her Cattails, including a fancy fix for a slightly-too-short length. She also cast on Thundertwist out of Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd’s Wool Worsted in Berries.

Susie worked on her Winter Remix Hexi Socks, and cast on the 5th Birthday Socks using Another Crafty Girl Strong Sock in the Om Nom Nom colorway. She also finished the sleeves for her Georgetown, sewed the shoulder seams and picked up for the shawl collar.

Enhance the Stash

Susie enhanced her stash with A Whimsical Wood Yarn Co. Hocus-Pocus Sock in Crazy Ass, Lavender Lune Yarn Co. DK in Critters of Texas, and Alexandra’s Crafts Dark Side of the Moon in Purple Haze.

Danie received a wonderful birthday gift from her daughter!

Episode 115 – Sweater Series 1: Sizing Things Up

In this episode, the girls talk deciding on a sweater size to knit. Susie chokes on alpaca fluff, and Danie is never gonna give up her sock.

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Miscellaneous mentions in the topic segment include the Twist Collective article on sweater ease and fitting, Susie’s Hiro, and Ann Budd’s gauge formula.

Stuff & Things

Thank you to Erin of Remade By Hand Designs for sending her new pattern Coloresque Wrap and Greg of Unraveling with Greg and Joey podcast (KnittingDaddy on Rav) for sending his new pattern Thundertwist.

Susie’s new pattern Endless Maze Socks will be released this week. Keep an eye on her Instagram feed for the announcement.

Events

Cori, one of the two Knit Cahoots behind Minnesota 52, will be at Imagiknit on September 25th for a book signing 4pm-5:30pm and then talking all about sweaters and making them fit 6pm-9pm. Also at Imagiknit, the girls will be having a pop-up on October 8th 1pm-4pm.

Finished Projects

Susie finished her second Roughlock Falls Shawl and it’s uh-wow!

Current Projects

Danie worked a bunch on her Cattails and on her Downpour Socks.

Susie worked on her Georgetown. She also cast on an Aviatrix hat out of Hikoo by skacel Sueño and a plain self-striping sock out of Coloring Book Yarns in the Winter Remix Hexi colorway.

Episode 114 – Clothespins to Wooden Spoon Conversion

In this episode, the tangents are legion. Danie fakes Susie out, and Susie sits back and lets Danie go.

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Stuff & Things

Frondescence and Any Way the Wind Blows are both now available as individual patterns in the Prairie Girl Designs Ravelry store, and are still available as part of the Point/Counterpoint, Volume 2 collection available in the Kino Knits Ravelry store.

Events

The girls will be having a pop-up at Imagiknit in October! Details to come!

Finished Projects

Susie finished another Darling Little Earflap Hat out of Plymouth Yarn Homestead in Light Grey Heather, and her Endless Maze Socks.

Current Projects

Danie persisted on her Downpour Socks, and went nuts (in the best way) on her WeekEnder Hexi Blanket. She also started Cattails.

Susie started a second Roughlock Falls Shawl out of One Twisted Tree Lavish in Chaotic Neutral. She also swatched for her Georgetown out of Luna Grey Fiber Arts Vega in Pewter.

New to Me

Susie found a couple new podcasts, Wine & Crime and Off Book. Both are hilarious in very different ways.

KISS

Susie grew a vegetable container garden for the first time this year, and has had great success with lettuces, radishes, cucumbers, sweet peppers and hot peppers. She has turned into a pickle-making machine.

Danie’s family has started exploring the wonders of whey by making their own yogurt and cheese.

Episode 113 – Heel Today, Gone Tomorrow

In this episode, the girls have no clue what they’re going to talk about but quickly figure something out. Susie has news and tangents, and Danie perseveres through more heel issues.

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Events

The girls will be having a pop-up at Imagiknit in October! Details to come!

Finished Projects

Susie finished her Weekend Pullover, and it is pretty adorable.

Current Projects

Susie started a Pebble Beach Shawl out of Leading Men Fiber Arts Diva in the Yarnhoarder colorway.

Danie added a square to her Stained Glass Sock Blanket (not her WeekEnder Hexi Blanket). She also put a 5th heel into her Downpour Socks which didn’t work, but has a new heel plan in place.

Project: Reconsideration

Susie reconsidered her Vedai. It has languished far too long, and she’s just doesn’t love it anymore. She is very taken with Ryo, however, which is likely what the yarn will become.

Danie reconsidered her Staring at Stars out of Miss Babs’ Yowza in the Denim colorway. She is considering striping the yarn with some of her early hand-dyed in a Cattails or a Naima.

Enhance the Stash

A big thank you to It’s All About Ewe for sending preview skeins of her self-striping in the Falling Stars and Fluorite colorways!