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!

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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.

 

Episode 89 – Easter Egg Hunt 2016

In this potpourri episode, the girls have a great time hiding Easter eggs.

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Contest

Enter to win the Pomball Hat Collection by Sarah Schira of  Imagined Landscapes! In the contest Ravelry thread, tell us what you would pomball if you could pomball anything.

Finished Projects

Susie finished her Suburban Prairie Socks.

Danie finished her Awesome Socks.

Current Projects

Susie worked on her Choice Bit of Calico, and started a Spectrum by Joji Locatelli using Spark Story Merino Singles Fingering in Silver Cloud and Jewellic Dark. She also picked back up her Fork in the Road Socks.

Danie worked on her Stained Glass Sock Blanket, and her own Suburban Prairie Socks. She is modifying them to be toe-up and customized them to her own preferred stitch count, so check out her project page for details.

Enhance the Stash

The girls were both gifted Shawl Sacks from Studio in the Green, and they adore them. Susie also received her first handspun yarn from a dear friend, and Danie got a fantastic bag from the Rusted Stitch.

Episode 85 – Winter Accessorized

In this episode, the girls talk about winter accessories. Danie busts many moves, and Susie got bit hard by a knitty bug.

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Contest

The 2015 LegendPrairie contest is running! Post in the Ravelry thread and tell us about your favorite fibery FO of the year.

Events

We’re going to the Knitting Pipeline Retreat February 26-27, 2015 in Washington, IL!

Finished Projects

Susie started and finished her Cousteau Hat using With Pointed Sticks Rollerball Worsted in Ice Queen. It is her new favorite hat and she is basically living it now that it’s turned bitterly cold.

Danie finished her Fuzzy Hat, complete with fur trim and pom-pom. She also finished a pair of kid mittens, sheep sweaters, Bronco socks (with proven winning mojo!), some boot socks, and a Bluebird of Happiness.

Current Projects

Danie worked on a pair of husband socks, and on her Stained Glass Sock Yarn Blanket. She also started a pair of mittens out of her Fuzzy Hat leftovers, and has decided to make them fingerless mitts instead. She also started amazing self-striping socks using Kirbywirby Self-Striping Fingering in Circus Poodles.

Susie worked on the second of her Socks in the Name of Science and has just gotten to the heel flap, and the first sleeve of her Glenfiddich sweater. She also cast on her Infinito, and has pretty much knit on nothing else since.

Enhance the Stash

In addition to the skein of Rollerball Worsted she used for her hat, Susie also acquired a skein of Ballpoint Sock in All Is Bright from With Pointed Sticks.

Episode 84 – All Things Stocking

In this episode, the girls talk about stockings. Susie finishes her first pair of mittens, and Danie whips up a quick blanket.

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Some of the specific knitter-style stocking stuffers mentioned include the Sock Ruler, Anne Budd’s Gauge Ruler, the Sirka Counter, Elizabeth Zimmerman quotation mug by winemakerssisterKnitter’s Pride Knit Blockers, peacock needle gauge and wraps-per-inch tools by  hipstrings, Knitter’s Tool Tin by TheSexyKnitterwool & wire stitch marker necklace  and scissor sleeve sold on nevernotknitting.com, and emergency fix keychain sold on knitpicks.com.

Contest

The 2015 LegendPrairie contest is running! Post in the Ravelry thread and tell us about your favorite fibery FO of the year.

Finished Projects

Susie finished her first pair of mittens using Danie’s Triangle Thumb Toddler Mittens pattern and Kirbywirby Worsted in Fru Fighters.

Danie knit up a super quick lap blanket for her grandma – watch for the pattern!

Current Projects

Susie cast on a Barley hat out of her mitten leftovers, and an On the Bias Cowl out of Manos Del Uruguay Gloria in Oceano and Vereda. She also worked on her Socks in the Name of Science and  Glenfiddich sweater, and will be ripping back a bit and reknitting on her Choice Bit of Calico test knit.

Danie worked on some new mittens, and would have finished her Broncos Socks but for a literal thorn in her side (or hand, really). She also worked on her Fuzzy Hat.

Future Projects

Susie is planning an Infinito from Joji Locatelli’s The Authentic Collection using Twisted Fiber Arts Arial Evolution in Phantom and Valley Yarns Charlemont (now discontinued) in Dusk.

Danie is planning a Bluebird of Happiness for her grandma.

Enhance the Stash

Susie acquired Malabrigo Yarn Sock in Lettuce and Arco Iris.