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!

Episode 112 – Hey, How Are You?

In this episode, the girls are back at it after some time away!

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Finished Projects

Susie finished her second pair of Downpour Socks, and started and finished her Stripe Study Shawl using Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stopper in Glacial and Seaweed that she picked up at the ZK market.

Current Projects

Happily, Danie added a bunch of squares her Stained Glass Sock Blanket. Less happily, she almost finished her pair of Broncos socks and put in three heels into her Downpour Socks, and realized both are a touch too tight. (The culprit is clearly humidity ankles.)

Susie worked on her Endless Maze Socks, and cast on the Weekend Pullover using Luna Grey Fiber Arts Nova Worsted in Brickhouse.

finished Oh, Scrap! Blanket squares #20 and #21 of 63, and started a Bunny Hat with Chin Ties using Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash in a buff color. She also worked more on her Downpour Socks, and started a new self-designed pair she is calling the Endless Maze Socks using Panorama Fiber Arts Hitchhiker Sock in Torrent.

Danie worked a bit on , and on her WeekEnder Hexi Blanket. She also worked on her I See You Socks.

Enhance the Stash

Danie acquired a mini pack from Marigold Jen, a skein of Suburban Stitcher Sock in Bourbon Street Blues. Susie’s acquisitions were many, and are all logged on her Ravelry stash page.

Episode 111 – That’s What They Call Us

In this episode, the girls sneak in a quick-ish episode before they leave for ZK! Susie shares the project so secret she almost forgot about it, and Danie confirms her weighing-yarn-by-hand-skills are on par with her blanket-yarn-math skills.

Listen here.

Events

Zombie Knitpocalypse is June 21, 2017 – June 25, 2017 in Rochester, MN.

Finished Projects

Danie finished a fully-functional and awesome washcloth.

Susie finished her Mother’s Day Cast-On project, Luna Viridis. She also finished her Roughlock Falls Shawl using Blue Moon Fiber Arts Woobu in Mossay, and the pattern is underway.

Current Projects

Susie finished Oh, Scrap! Blanket squares #20 and #21 of 63, and started a Bunny Hat with Chin Ties using Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash in a buff color. She also worked more on her Downpour Socks, and started a new self-designed pair she is calling the Endless Maze Socks using Panorama Fiber Arts Hitchhiker Sock in Torrent.

Danie worked a bit on her Stained Glass Sock Blanket, and on her WeekEnder Hexi Blanket. She also worked on her I See You Socks.

Enhance the Stash

Danie acquired an epic messenger bag from Hopkins Sewing Studio, and a Turkish spindle from IST Crafts.

Episode 110 – Risqué Hex-ay

In this episode, the girls catch up after another break from being in front of the mic. Danie gets her sock-groove back, and Susie is bad at words.

Listen here.

Stuff & Things

Thank yous to Andy of Plum Deluxe for sending us tea samples, Caroline of Clothesline Designs for sending us copies of her Mountain Air pattern (don’t forget to also check out Mountain Path), and Jen of Down Cellar Studio for sending us copies of her Emelyn Mae Shawl.

Events

Zombie Knitpocalypse is June 21, 2017 – June 25, 2017 in Rochester, MN.

Finished Projects

Danie finished a pair of socks.

Susie started and finished her Darling Little Ear Flap Hat, and finished her Atlantic Current Socks and the first (erroneous) sample of her Downpour Socks.

Current Projects

Danie started her I See You Socks and worked on her WeekEnder Hexi Blanket.

Susie started her second Downpour Socks sample using Kirbywirby HoneyBFL self striping fingering sock in A Case of the Mondays, and a pair of Bob & Weave Socks using Suburban Stitcher Sock in the Bomb Pop colorway. And for her 2017 Mother’s Day Cast On she started Luna Viridis in With Pointed Sticks Fountain Pen in the Sunsets on the Eastside colorway.

Enhance the Stash

Susie acquired an amazing set of race car stitch markers from Ann Tudor LLC, and her stash was greatly enhanced with a (kid’s) sweater quantity of Luna Grey Fiber Arts Nova Worsted in Brickhouse.

Episode 109 – Reunited

In this episode, the girls are back together and in front of the mic! Susie is moved, and Danie has been crocheting like the wind.

Listen here.

Stuff & Things

Susie is excited to announce the release of her Directional Socks pattern!

Events

The Mid-Plains Fiber Fair is April 21-23, 2017, at the York County Fairgrounds in York, Nebraska!

Finished Projects

Danie finished a knit washcloth.

Susie finished her Earl Grey Socks, a pair of fingering weight baby bonnets, and a pair of worsted weight baby bonnets (one knit from leftovers from this cardigan).

Current Projects

Susie worked just a little bit on her Vedai, knit her Timber Bay almost to the crown decreases,  and continued on with her Downpour Socks. She also started a Serenata Shawlette out of handspun from Sarah/mrsshoo, and a second pair of Atlantic Current Socks using Marigoldjen Yarns BFL/Nylon Sock in Merry & Bright. She also worked quite a bit on her Oh! Scrap Blanket, finishing 5 squares for a total of 19 done out of a projected 63.

Danie worked on her WeekEnder Hexi Blanket, started her Kiku Monkey using the Chinese New Year Monkey pattern, and she picked back up a pair of knit socks.

Enhance the Stash

Susie’s stash was enhanced with a skein of With Pointed Sticks Fountain Pen in Sunsets on the Eastside colorway. She’s planning on knitting a Luna Viridis, and it may be her 2017 Mother’s Day Cast-On, if she can hold out that long.

KISS

Susie shares a bit about her packing/moving/unpacking experiences and things she found helpful for downsizing during the process, and the girls both talk about toy-wrangling/purging they’ve used.

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.

Listen here.

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 102 – Prairie Girls Potpourri: The Sweater Show

In this episode, Danie finishes a pile of sweaters and Susie casts on a pile of projects.

Listen here.

Stuff & Things

Check out the Glorien cowl from Kino Knits, and Susie’s Good Grief! child sweater pattern!

Events

The Big-Bad-Berg-along started 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!

Finished Projects

Susie finished her Threshold in time for family photos, and it looked goooood.

Danie finished her Rhinebeck Campside Cardi, re-knit the buttonband on her Handspun Elda Cardigan, finished her Featherweight Cardigan, and started AND finished two Harvests!

Current Projects

Danie swatched for an epic Hamilton-inspired hat Emily of Knitting Butterflies has designed.

Susie started figuring out the border on her Oh Scrap Blanket, and because she’s a Prairie Girl, had to do some re-figuring too. She knit a bit on her black 2×1 Ribbed Socks, her Directional Socks,  and cast on a third Newborn Bonnet & Wrap Set, and yet another iteration of a Christmas Stocking. She worked a little on her Drachenfels, and cast on a Pebble Beach Shawl using handspun from Sarah of Cultivate & Create, a super secret hat using madelinetosh Vintage in Mill Pond. And finally, she cast on a new sweater – Vedai – using One Twisted Tree Lavish in Frozen Forest of Dean.

 

Future Projects

Danie is going to swatch for Staring at Stars to cast on soon.

Enhance the Stash

Susie enhanced her stash with blanket edging yarn twice, The Loopy Ewe S0lid Series in Slate, sweater yarn, One Twisted Tree Lavish in Frozen Forest of Dean, and a new bag from The Fat Squirrel.

Episode 101 – Point/Counterpoint Review

In this episode, the girls review the design collection Point/Counterpoint. Susie self-sabotages her sweater goal with a snail stuffie, and Danie gets her steek on.

Listen here.

Stuff & Things

Thank yous to Bronwyn of Bronwyn the Brave Designs for sending us her newest pattern Gathering Rosebuds, and Melinda of the YarnderWoman podcast for sending Susie the Ligita Shawl and Danie Risteilyhuivi (Cruise Shawl), and Caroline of Clotheslines Designs for sending us her Yellow Roses and allowing us to share how she is raising funds for the charity Mind.

Susie also mentions the Mighty Fix subscription box.

Events

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.

Finished Projects

Susie finished her Slo’Moe, as well as her secret shawl project.

Current Projects

Danie knit on her kid mittens, her Bronco socks, and some husband socks. She also STEEKED her Rhinebeck Campside Cardi!

Susie is worked on her Threshold, and cast on Drachenfels using Sun Valley Fibers MCS Fingering in Lavender, Whisper, and Purple Passion, which she is homing in her ShawlSack from Studio in the Green.

Review

Check out the fabulous and unique collaboration between Mary of Kino Knits and Sarah of Imagined Landscapes in Point/Counterpoint, Volume 1!

Enhance the Stash

Danie got a wonderful box of goodies in the form of the Bar Maids House Special: Knitmore Girls #2!

KISS

How do you downsize or minimize your handknits? Does level of knitting skill in the selected-to-be-downsized item change your approach? Share with us in the episode thread on the Ravelry group!