Episode 106 – Catching Up Is Hard To Do

In this episode, the girls catch up on all things fiber.

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Contest

The 2016 Legend-Prairie contest will be closing soon-ish, and some late-breaking prizes have been added! Please check out the Ravelry thread for all the details.

Stuff & Things

Susie is excited to announce the release of the Point/Counterpoint, Volume 2 collection collaboration with Kino Knits! Check out the contest Ravelry thread to learn how to win a copy.

Finished Projects

Susie started and finished a test knit hat Ermahgerd! PSL for Sarah/mrsshoo of Cultivate & Create, using The Lemonade Shop DK in Spectravision, finished her Directional Socks, and started and finished her Tilled Row Socks using With Pointed Sticks Ballpoint Sock in the Tulip Fields colorway.

Current Projects

Danie is crocheting away on her Micah’s Blanket, and hexis for a WeekEnder Blanket.

Susie finished the 13th of 63 (or 70) squares on her Oh Scrap! Blanket, and worked on yet another sock of her own design using KnitKnot Studio Half Hitch Sock in the Lunacy colorway. She also started the Earl version of the Lady & Early Grey Socks using Narwhal Needlework Rogue Sock in the River Tan colorway. She knit more on Architexture using madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in the Undergrowth colorway, and NightBlossoms using One Twisted Tree Lace in the Acid Peacock colorway. She also cast on Good Vibes using Hedgehog Fibres Sock in Bali and Genie.

Episode 104 – Prairie Girls Last Potpourri of 2016

In this episode, the girls chatter away through the final potpourri episode of 2016. Susie muses on Santa’s flatulence levels, and Danie has a sock break-through.

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Stuff & Things

The PACE collaboration from Danie and Sarah of Imagined Landscapes has been revealed! Check out the Prairie Hills Shawl pattern and the Prairie Gold colorway.

Susie released her Alight Cowl pattern!

Contest

We’re gearing up for the 2016 Legend-Prairie contest! Please contact us if you’re interested in donating a giveaway prize.

Thank you to Sari of The Girl Who Crafted who donated a Blue Lily Mitt kit as a prize, and Sarah of Imagined Landscapes who donated a copy of her Prairie Hills Shawl pattern!

Finished Projects

Susie started and finished her Striped Kid Hat, and finished her Close To You shawl.

Danie finished another two squares on her Micah’s Blanket, and started and finished two Pussyhats for the Women’s March on Washington.

 

Current Projects

Susie knit just a little bit on her Vedai sweater, edged a couple of squares on her Oh Scrap Blanket, and added a couple of inches on the third Newborn Bonnet & Wrap Set. She also worked on the second of her Directional Socks, and cast-on a Come What May shawl using KnitCircus Lavish in Humperdink, Humperdink, Humperdink.

Danie has been working on her Micah’s Blanket, and on her First Hermione’s Everyday Socks.

Project: Reconsideration

Susie pretty quickly reconsidered her Luckdragon Shawl. She’s going to save the pattern for when she’s more in a “thinking-knit” place.

Danie is considering frogging her Handspun Elda Cardigan and reknitting it into a Harvest cardigan.

Enhance the Stash

Susie acquired some yarn from The Lemonade Shop – a skein of DK in Spectravision and two skeins of Mighty Sock in Witch, Please, which may or may not become a Sugar Plum Shawl.

Danie treated herself to some much-deserved goodies from the Bar Maids.

New to Me

Susie tried out the yarn-themed video game called Unravel, hopped on the Instant Pot bandwagon, and put a purple streak in her hair.

Episode 103 – Knitting Deep Thoughts

In this episode, the girls reflect on what knitting does for them, and how that sometimes changes because of life.

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Contest

We’re gearing up for the 2016 Legend-Prairie contest! Please contact us if you’re interested in donating a giveaway prize.

Finished Projects

Danie finished a stack of garter stitch squares, which is the start of her Micah’s Blanket. She also started and mostly finished (minus the felting) her Micah’s Duffers (2016).

Susie finished her secret hat project.

Current Projects

Danie has been working away on her HamilKnit hat. She also started a new sweater – Staring at Stars.

Susie worked a little on the i-cord edging on her Oh Scrap Blanket, and on her Vedai sweater. She also worked through the cuff of her second Directional Socks, and cast-on Whisky & Rye using Marigoldjen BFL/Nylon Sock in Merry & Bright. She knit a bit on her Pebble Beach Shawl, and cast-on Close To You using Ethereal Fibers Aurora Borealis Sock (shawl) in Do You Know When Santa Farts at the Mall?, as well as a Luckdragon Shawl using KnitCircus Lavish in Humperdink, Humperdink, Humperdink.

Project: Reconsideration

Susie will never knit a Christmas stocking, and so she’s given up even pretending like she will. She is following Danie’s lead and ordering some Holiday Stockings (white glove,  yo!) from Sprout Patterns.

Enhance the Stash

Susie acquired madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Undergrowth, a peppermint mocha bag from Suburban Stitcher, some Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd Wool Worsted for a kid hat, and a couple skeins from A Whimsical Wood Yarn Co.

Episode 100 – Celebrate Good Times

In this episode, the girls celebrate 100 episodes!

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Stuff & Things

Thank you to KnittingDaddy Greg of the Unraveling with Greg and Joey podcast for sending us copies of his wonderful new shawl pattern Amplitude.

Susie’s Ripple Ribbed Sock pattern has been released! Help celebrate this 4th installment of the birthday sock tradition by using code ‘4THBDAY’ to receive 40% off any Prairie Girl Designs sock pattern through October 10th.

Check out the Forest Dreams kit available at One Twisted Tree!

Other things mentioned include Susie’s Glenfiddich sweater’s inaugural wearing,  Angie Tribeca, Rosemary & ThymePolygon, and the Seashell Scrap Yarn Blanket.

Events

Danie is going to Rhinebeck!

The Big-Bad-Berg-along starts October 1st and runs through November 15th! Check out the thread in the Ravelry group, and be sure to check out the threads in the other podcasts’ groups too!

Susie and mrsshoo Sarah of the Cultivate & Create podcast are knitting stuffies in the month of October and calling it the Creepy Crawly Critter KAL! Keep an eye out on the Cultivate & Create Ravelry group for a prize announcement.

Contest

The winners of the wool wash from Dusty Tree Soap are announced!

Finished Projects

Danie finished her dramatically modified Handspun Elda Cardigan, her Portside Duffle Bag from Sprout Patterns, and a couple garter wash clothes.

Current Projects

Thanks to a marathon session of The Walking Dead, Susie is almost done with the first sleeve of her Threshold. She also cast on some husband socks.

Danie ripped out the body of her Rhinebeck Campside Cardi so she can reknit it alternating skeins. She also worked on her Bronco socks, her Stained Glass Sock Blanket, more wash cloths, and kid mittens.

Enhance the Stash

Danie acquired the most perfect for her back from Hopkins Sewing Studio.

Susie picked up several skeins from Yarn Harbor in Duluth, MN – Three Irish Girls Adorn Sock in Skyline Parkway and Hawk Ridge, and HiKoo by skacel Sueño in Indigo. She also acquired a couple hilariously fabulous skeins from Ethereal FibersAurora Borealis Sock (shawl) in Do You Know When Santa Farts at the Mall and Celestial Sock in The Hamster Life is the Life for Me. Also, her customized sock blockers from Burning Impressions arrived, and they are fabulous!

Episode 98 – Prairie Girls Potpourri

In this episode, the girls chat about all manner of things. Danie decides to mull over sweater hem options, and Susie introduces a new segment.

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Miscellany

Thank you to quiltercaroline for sending us copies of her new pattern Grandma’s Flower Garden!

Go check out PACE with One Twisted Tree and Imagined Landscapes and rock the vote!

Contest

To enter to win wool wash from Dusty Tree Soap, post in the thread telling us which soap(s) you’d love to try! Two winners will be randomly selected.

Current Projects

Susie continued working on her second Newborn Bonnet & Wrap Set, and is on track to finish by the end of the week. She also cast on a Slo’ Moe using various leftovers, and worked a bit on her Threshold. She finished the first of her Ripple Ribbed Socks and is cruising down the leg of the second.

Danie picked back up her First Hermione’s Everyday Socks, and finished the body of her handspun cardigan. She’s less than thrilled with the bottom hem treatment, and will be swatching alternatives. She also finished the first of her Dude Socks, and is zooming on the second, and started a new weaving project.

Future Projects

Susie will be knitting Trego with the handspun Danie so generously gave her.

Enhance the Stash

The girls both picked up a beautiful three-color shawl kit from Sun Valley Fibers. Stay tuned for more exciting details!

New to Me

If you’re a fan of Hamilton, you’ll want to check out the audio podcast The Room Where It’s Happening.

Danie is very much enjoying her Leaf by Bellabeat, a health tracker created with women specifically in mind.

Susie is loving the soap and wool wash from Dusty Tree Soap.

KISS

Susie introduces a new, occasional segment where she’ll talk about her efforts to simplify various aspects of her life. In this first installment, she talks about her initial efforts at downsizing kid toys and her clothes.

Episode 96 – Tour de Fleece: Finish Line

In this episode, the girls chat about Danie’s spectacular Tour de Fleece finish and start pre-gaming for Ravellenics.

Miscellaneous things mentioned include the suspended bind-offHopkins Sewing Studio bags, a collection of Christmas stocking patterns, and Slo’ Moe.

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Finished Projects

Susie finished her her A Night at the Theatre, persevering through two different sons-of-a-stitch while binding off.

Danie met her Tour de Fleece goal with seventeen bobbins worth of singles. Seventeen. SEVEN. TEEN.

Current Projects

Danie worked on her Stained Glass Sock Blanket and her Rhinebeck Campside Cardi.

Susie’s progress on her Oh Scrap Blanket has slowed, but she did finish another square and she started a test knit for Lucia of the Pearl of the Pacific video podcast. She also cast-on a new cowl design using Yarn Geek Fibers Maven DK in the Boxcar Gallery colorway, as well as Threshold using Sun Valley Fibers Merino Cashmere Silk 75/15/10 Fingering in the Interlude colorway. She also worked on the previously-not-mentioned 4th Birthday Socks using Another Crafty Girl Strong Sock in the Tickle, Tickle colorway. She’s digging the tweaked design so much she’s already planning a pair for herself using One Twisted Tree Prime in the Frozen Forest of Dean colorway.

Episode 94 – Prairie Girls Potpourri Post-ZK2016

In this episode, the girls recount their wonderful ZK2016 experiences.

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Miscellaneous items mentioned include Susie’s Overlynd sweater.

Contest

Enter to win a skein of Merino Singles Fingering in the Jewellic Dark colorway from Spark Story! In the contest Ravelry thread, tell us what Spark Story colorways you would put together in a multi-colored shawl (such as Leventry).

Finished Projects

Susie finished both her Leventry shawl and her Waiting For Rain shawl.

Current Projects

Danie worked on her Dude Socks, her Royal Socks, and her First Hermione’s Everyday Socks. She also made significant progress on her Rhinebeck Campside Cardi – hitting the major milestone of splitting for sleeves and zooming down the body.

Susie picked back up her Glenfiddich sweater and finished a couple more squares on her Oh Scrap Blanket. She also started newborn wrap as a commission, and worked more on her Circuitous Ribbed Socks, cast on a sock test knit using KnitKnot Studios SlipKnot Sock in Freaky Friday. She also made progress on her A Night at the Theatre after resolving a son of a stitch.

Enhance the Stash

Both girls enhanced their stashes far too much to link individually! If you’re curious about Susie’s enhancements in particular, she managed to update her stash on Ravelry.

Episode 90 – 2016 Knitting Whims

In this episode, the girls share their current knitting whims. Susie tries to let go mismatched tippy toes and heels, and Danie incorporates bread storage into a dress.

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Contest

The winner of the Pomball Hat Collection by Sarah Schira of  Imagined Landscapes was announced!

Finished Projects

Susie finally finished her Fork in the Road Socks. The stripes match all the way til the very ends of the second sock’s heel and toe.

Danie finished her Anna dress. She fully lined it and added pockets. She also finished some baby booties.

Current Projects

Susie worked on her Spectrum, and her Choice Bit of Calico. She also started the littlest of this year’s picture sweaters, and decided to add a layer of complexity and design it.

Danie worked on her Suburban Prairie Socks, and her SuperBowl Rainbow Socks.