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.

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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.

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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!

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 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 92 – Small Circs & You: A Beginner’s Guide

In this episode, the girls chat about small circs. Susie rides a sock-yarn-scrap square high, and Danie casts on all the socks.

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Finished Projects

Danie finished her Lady Skater dress.

Current Projects

Susie maintained momentum on her Oh Scrap Blanket, finishing 3 squares. She also worked on her Circuitous Ribbed Socks and her Pere Lachaise Socks, and got to the lace border on her Leventry shawl. She also cast on her Mother’s Day Cast-On projectA Night at the Theatre shawl out of Leading Men Fiber Arts Soliloquy in Ol’ Blue Eyes.

Danie knit a bit on her Featherweight Cardigan and on her Handspuns Headwinds. She also knit on sock after sock after sock after sock – her Dude Socks, her Royal Socks, her Loud-Mouth Socks, and her First Hermione’s Everyday Socks. She also cast on her Mother’s Day Cast-On project – a Campside Cardi out of One Twisted Tree Lavish in Shrewd Lady Mary. She also spun on her Greenwood Fiberworks handspun.

Enhance the Stash

Susie acquired two skeins of Luna Grey Fiber Arts Celeste in Moss, and a new double-shot project bag from Kitchen Counter Crafter.

Danie bought a used large head for her spinning wheel, and a sweater’s quantity of Cormo fleece to spin.

 

Episode 88 – Retreat Recap

In this episode, the girls recount their amazing experience at the Knitting Pipeline retreat.

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Look for the Suburban Prairie Kit on One Twisted Tree on March 11, 2016. Quantities are limited, so mark your calendars! Also check out the Prairie Girls Knit & Spin project bags available now!

For a complete list of the vendors at the retreat, check out this thread in the Knitting Pipeline Ravelry group.

Episode 87 – Prairie Girls Potpourri

In this episode, the girls can’t stick to any one topic or train of thought.

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Look for the Suburban Prairie Kit on One Twisted Tree on March 11, 2016. Quantities are limited, so mark your calendars! Also check out the Prairie Girls Knit & Spin project bags available now!

Events

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

Finished Projects

Susie finished her Two by Two Hat, Socks in the Name of Science, and Among the Shadows Shawl.

Danie finished her Danie Duffers, a lot of baby booties, Micah’s Dance Socks, and Circus Poodle Socks. She also spun some beautiful yarn!

Current Projects

Susie worked a little bit on her Glenfiddich sweater and Reminiscence Blanket. She also picked up her Fork in the Road Socks, restarted her Choice Bit of Calico, and started a second Zig Hat.

Danie worked on her SuperBowl Rainbow Socks and her Handspun Headwinds.

Enhance the Stash

Susie acquired two skeins from Spark Story on their Merino Singles Fingering base in Jewellic Dark and Silver Cloud.