Episode 83 – The Great Prairie Girl Caper

In this episode, the girls recount their recent road trip to Des Moines. Danie doodled her little heart out, and Susie forgets everything.

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Miscellaneous items mentioned include Susie’s We Call Them Pirates hat, Danie’s Wide Thumb Toddler Mittens, Jordan Creek Mall, Zombie Burger, Des Moines’ East VillageStitch, and Yarn Junction Co..

Contest

The winner of the fabulous Skein Watch Socks  pattern by the lovely kino was announced!

Also, the 2015 LegendPrairie contest has begun! Post in the Ravelry thread and tell us about your favorite fibery FO of the year.

Finished Projects

Danie finished her Doodler, and it is glorious! 984 yards in 19 days, including practically finishing and then ripping back to adjust the border. She also finished her Keuka Hat, and it is indeed dapper.

Susie finished her Rambled hat, and her Willowbrook Shawl. Both knits were enjoyed and are loved, both were also forgotten for recording purposes.

Current Projects

Susie worked more on her Socks in the Name of Science, and just started the toe on the first sock. She also plugged away at her Glenfiddich sweater, and cast on a test knit for mrsshoo of the In a sKnit podcast using One Twisted Tree Prime in Hinkypunk.

Danie knit on her Awesome Socks, some socks for her Wellies, and a pair of socks using One Twisted Tree in Soul of the Tardis and Admiral Adama.

Enhance the Stash

Susie acquired Manos Del Uruguay Gloria in Oceano and Vereda, Knitter’s Pride Knit Blockers, and With Pointed Sticks Ballpoint Pen in All is Bright and Rollerball in Ice Queen.

Danie acquired an upcycled project bag from Spud and Chloe, Vice Paradigm in Trollop, a Fat Squirrel bag, Juniper Moon Farm’s Sheep Stash, and Plymouth Yarns Happy Feet 100 Splash.

Episode 81 – Prairie Girls Potpourri

In this episode, the girls talk about a variety of things. Danie rises to meet her challenge, and Susie is daunted by her many WIPs.

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Miscellaneous items mentioned included Susie’s new pattern the Hellebore Shawl, the techknitter’s post on jogless stripes, and Sucre Sucre Miniatures.

Contest

To win a copy of the fabulous Skein Watch Socks by the lovely kino, post in the thread on the Ravelry group.

Finished Projects

Susie finished her Rainbow Connection Socks.

Danie finished her third mouse and her Equatorial Nights cowl.

Current Projects

Susie worked on her Fork in the Road Socks and on her Anemone shawl. She ran into sons of stitches while working on her Candy Cane Stocking, her Glenfiddich sweater, and a new cast on – the Ludmilla socks using Marigoldjen Yarns BFL/Nylon Sock in Merry & Bright. She also cast on the Willowbrook Shawl using Yarn Geek Fibers Rocketeer 5 Pack in the 8th Dimension colorway.

Danie cast on a pair of kid mittens using Berroco Vintage in the Kingfisher colorway, Fractal Danger using Oh! Loops Glitter in the Mermaid Song colorway, Lintilla using One Twisted Tree Glimmer in Dream of the Cosmos, and the Keuka Hat using One Twisted Tree Lavish in a beautiful green.

New to Me

Susie is greatly enjoying her new bag from Studio in the Green.

Enhance the Stash

Susie acquired two skeins of Black Sheep Dyeworks Sock Weight Superwash Merino in the Honey Mustard colorway.

 

Episode 80 – Shawl Series 5: Stylin’ & Profilin’

In this episode, the girls talk shawl styling, and many other things in this longer-than-usual episode.

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Contest

To win a copy of the lovely View from the Charles shawl pattern by the wonderful Jen of the Down Cellar Studio podcast, post in the thread on the Ravelry group.

Finished Projects

Susie finished her Wild Goose Shawlette, and it is fabulous. She found it to be a super quick knit, and very very enjoyable.

Danie finished her Box Troll Mittens, and two adorable mice.

Current Projects

Danie knit more on her Corrugated Box, her Fuzzy Hat, her third mouse, and her Equatorial Nights cowl. She has carefully planned out milestones to complete it for the Oh! Loops Harry Potter KAL 2015.

Susie worked a lot on her Rainbow Connection Socks, and a little on her Anemone shawl. She cast on a Candy Cane Stocking using Valley Yarns Northampton Sport in Ocean Heather and Natural, and a Glenfiddich sweater in Miss Babs Yowza in Cloak. Her best-laid fitting plans ran into a son of a stitch, but she’s re-plotted her course.

Review

Danie reviews Sun Valley Fiber‘s Yarn Buddy.

New to Me

Susie has been enjoying the audio podcast Skein Enable and the video podcast Stitched in Sweden.

Project Reconsideration

Susie reconsiders her Gridelin and her Aranami shawl.

Episode 78 – Shawl Series 3: Multi-Color Shawls

In this episode, the girls chat about multi-colored shawls. Susie tries to get everyone drunk, and Danie says ‘Current Projects’ like a pro.

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Miscellaneous things mentioned include Susie’s Bob & Weave sock pattern release (use code ‘3RDBDAY’ to get 33% off through October 9, 2015), Danie’s first and second Mama Vertebraes, and way too many multi-colored shawl patterns to link to. Please check out Susie’s queue and Danie’s favorites for patterns mentioned.

Events

One Twisted Tree will be at the Nebraska Knit & Crochet Guild’s Fall Retreat’s market at Mahoney State Park on Sunday, September 27, 2015.

Contest

To win a copy of the gorgeous Agatha Socks pattern by  the fantastic Claire of the NH Knits podcast, post in the thread on the Ravelry group.

Finished Projects

Susie finished her Third Birthday Socks and they are a BIG hit! She also started and finished the pattern sample for her new shawl design the Hellebore Shawl.

Danie finished her Sugared Violets after a couple sons of a stitch. They were worth it though, because the finished shawl is stunning.

Current Projects

Susie is banging out her second Bang Whiz sock, and has reached the project’s tipping point. She also worked on her second Bob & Weave sock. She finished the body on her Peekaboo sweater and picked up the stitches for the first sleeve. It’s a little slow going because she’s magic-looping, and it’s not her favorite.

Danie worked a bit on her Featherweight Cardigan, and one her Stained Glass Sock Blanket. She also cast on Corrugated Box by von Hinterm Stein with One Twisted Tree Lavish in Shrewd Lady Mary.

New to Me

Susie has been enjoying a new-to-her audio podcast called The Sweet Georgia Show, hosted by Felicia Lo of Sweet Georgia Yarns.

Enhance the Stash

Danie celebrated her birthday by treating herself to a Single Shot bag from Kitchen Counter Crafter, an Oh! Loops fingering-weight skein in Mermaid’s Song, and a Lo-Lo bar.

Episode 77 – Prairie Girls Potpourri: Catching Up

In this episode, the girls catch up after too long away from the mic (and each other)!

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Miscellaneous things mentioned include goodstuff’s Perpendicular Cowl, Knitsy digital magazine, Susie’s Electric Rainbow Friendship Socks, the German Twisted Cast-On, Susie’s Gramps Cardigan, the other Gramps sweater, horseshoes in Springfield, Knit One Weave Too, and Knitorious.

Events

The first Prairie Girls’ meet-up will be at It’s Yours Pottery on September 19, 2015 at 1:00pm.

Contest

To win a fabulous Espresso Your Needles WIP cozy from Kitchen Counter Crafter, go to her Etsy shop and tell us what you love!

Finished Projects

Susie finished her Ozukuri Lace Shawl, which found its forever home with the lovely mrsshoo from the In a sKnit video podcast. She also finished the prototype of a shawl she is designing and is calling the Hellebore Shawl. She also started AND finished a new shawl, the Reyna shawl pattern, out of Larkshead Sock 101 (base not listed in Ravelry) in the colorway Vlad.

Danie finished her Holiday Stocking!

Current Projects

Susie finished the first of her Fork in the Road Socks, but hasn’t started the second one because she stole the needles to start a different sock project. She is cruising down the leg of her second Bang Whiz. She slowed down a bit because she thought she might have knit the first one’s foot slightly short, but after several try-ons, she has decided it’s fine and she’s ready to proceed. She also started her Third Birthday Socks, using Another Crafty Girl’s Strong Sock in the I Can Fix It! colorway, and has finished the first and is approaching the heel flap of the second. She started a pair of matching socks for herself using Another Crafty Girl’s Strong Sock in the Spring Peony colorway. She also started a Peekaboo using Berroco Vintage in Azure. She also started a new lace shawl, Anemone, using One Twisted Tree Lace in the Acid Peacock colorway, and it is all she wants to knit on forever.

Danie worked on her Cotton Top, and very narrowly missed putting in armholes. She also added a square to her Stained Glass Sock Blanket. The majority of her knitting time was devoted to her Sugared Violets shawl.

Enhance the Stash

Susie spent a weekend in Illinois, and came home with some Vice Blurred Lines in Teal Deer and Frabjous Fibers Mad Hatter in Sleeping Gryphon and Pennyworth,  in addition to the Larkshead Sock 101 in Vlad that she already knit up.

Danie came home from Stitches Midwest with a Dumpling Batt from Wool Pierogi in October Dreams, a skein of Another Crafty Girl’s Strong Sock in Gamut, a wallet from Kitchen Counter Crafter, a t-shirt from Knerd, a set of mini skeins from Gnome Acres, a project bag from Slipped Stitch Studios, and a Yarn Buddy to review from Sun Valley Fibers.

Episode 66 – Needle Storage Natterings

In this episode, the girls natter about needle storage. Danie has fancy new glasses, and Susie has a bit of a periodic general funk.

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Contest

The winner of the skein of yarn from One Twisted Tree was announced!

Finished Projects

Susie finished her Swirl E. Socks! The stripes match up very well, except for the color order on the heels. She decided the recipient could live with it rather than frogging.

Current Projects

Susie picked back up her Dragonflies Jumper, and cast on a new pair of husband socks.

Danie worked on her 60 Stitch Skyp Socks, as well as her Awesome Socks.

Danie worked just a little on her Dude Socks, got the heels knit in both of her 60 Stitch Skyp Socks, and started a new pair of Awesome Socks out of Kirbywirby yarn. She had a son of a stitch with herMama Vertebrae in the form of a dropped stitch she has decided to tack down rather than tink back to fix.

Future Projects

Susie plans on casting on the third curl, Gridelin, possibly out of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Sport in Baltic Heather, leftover from her Holloway. She also wants to cast on a pair of Atlantic Current Socks using Lorna’s Laces Solemate in Blue Skies Over Colorado.

Episode 65 – Easter Egg Hunt 2015

In this episode, the girls hide Easter eggs and give progress reports on their 2015 knitting plans. Susie remembers to bring her knitting to record a knitting podcast, and Danie searches for a sock pattern.

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Miscellaneous mentions include Knitting Vintage Socks, Atlantic Current SocksLo-Lo bars, and Chromecast.

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.

Current Projects

Susie finished the first of the pair of Swirl E. Socks, added the second skein of yarn to her Bonnie’s Wish, and added a few more squares to her scrap blanket.

Danie worked just a little on her Dude Socks, got the heels knit in both of her 60 Stitch Skyp Socks, and started a new pair of Awesome Socks out of Kirbywirby yarn. She had a son of a stitch with her Mama Vertebrae in the form of a dropped stitch she has decided to tack down rather than tink back to fix.

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!

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.

Episode 60 – Knit Down to Stash Down

In this episode, the girls talk about stashing down. Susie finishes two sweaters, one little and one big, and Danie finishes some epic socks and a sweater.

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Contest

Enter to win a copy of the Static Zing sock pattern! Post in the contest thread in the Ravelry group and tell us what yarn (or yarns!) you would use to knit these awesome socks, and we will randomly draw two lucky winners.

Finished Projects

Susie finished her Chill Chaser Cardigan, and is happy with her many modifications. She also finished her Water and Stone and it is everything she hoped it would be, despite a son of a stitch at the end.

Danie finished her epic Stitches Socks, finally finding a heel she is happy with. She also finished her Mama Vertebrae and it is fabulously flattering and showcases her geeky t-shirts nicely.

Current Projects

Susie worked on her Electric Rainbow Friendship Socks, and knit through the heel turn on the first one using Danie’s suggestion of knitting a regular heel flap using the other end of the ball of yarn to minimize the disruption in the gradient across the instep. She also started her next curl, Cerise, and had another son of a stitch getting started with it but is cruising on it now.

Danie worked on her worsted weight socks, and on her Swirl E Rainbow Socks. She also put a few rows on her Featherweight Cardigan, and started a gorgeous pair of socks for Dianne of the Suburban Stitcher‘s Rainbowalong.