Episode 56 – KAL Considerations

In this episode, the girls talk about knitalongs. Susie blames it on the Nyquil, and Danie puts black eyeliner on rainbows.

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Events

It’s National Knit a Sweater in a Month (NaKniSweMo)! Danie is knitting Mama Vertebrae and Susie is knitting Water and Stone.

Contest

The 2014 Legend-Prairie contest thread is open! Tell us about your most legend-prairie project of the year!

Finished Projects

Danie finished some big kid mittens.

Susie finished her Barley hat.

Current Projects

Danie worked on her My First Stitches Socks, and loves the fit of the Sweet Tomato Heel. She finds it fits her heel very well, and the pattern easy to memorize. She started a new pair of socks, her Swirling Rainbow Socks, out of fabulous yarn she dyed herself. She also worked on her Mama Vertebrae, and started another pair of kid mittens.

Susie worked on her Water and Stone, and she’s past the bust shaping and is cruising down the body. She also worked on her Conjunction Cowl and John Huston socks. She too cast on a new pair of socks, using the amazing electric rainbow yarn Danie dyed.

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Episode 55 – The Variegated Predicament

In this episode, the girls talk about their strategies for using variegated yarn. Susie declares sport is the new sock for her, and Danie concentrates on her sweater.

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Last week’s topic was inspired by a listener’s comment in the Episode 52 thread, and she let us know the idea originated with Em of the Knitting Pretty podcast. Check out her Ravelry group for additional discussion on the many faces of knitters.

Events

It’s National Knit a Sweater in a Month (NaKniSweMo)! Danie is knitting Mama Vertebrae and Susie is knitting Water and Stone.

Contest

The 2014 Legend-Prairie contest thread is open! Tell us about your most legend-prairie project of the year!

Current Projects

Susie worked on her Water and Stone. She’s planning on shortening it, and is winging the sizing, so she’s hoping for the best. She also cast on a new Conjunction Cowl, using some fantastic Kirbywirby sport weight yarn.

Danie worked on her My First Stitches Socks, and is planning to do Cat Bordhi’s Sweet Tomato Heel. She also worked on her Mama Vertebrae.

Future Projects

Susie is planning on a Barley hat, using The Flying Kettle’s Glider in Wild Things held double.

Episode 54 – The Many Faces of Knitters

In this episode, the girls talk about the many faces of knitters. Danie won at yarn chicken, and Susie didn’t attempt it.

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Miscellaneous projects mentioned include Susie’s Simple Skyp socks and Grenadine and Danie’s Entangled Vines and Zigzagular Socks.

Events

The Chill Chaser KAL is going on September 1, 2014 through October 31, 2014. Check out this blog post for details! Here is a link to the official KAL thread on the Friends of Spud & Chloe Ravelry group, and a link to the KAL thread on the PGK&S Ravelry group.

National Knit a Sweater in a Month (NaKniSweMo) is coming up in November. Danie is knitting Mama Vertebrae and Susie is knitting Water and Stone.

Contest

The 2014 Legend-Prairie contest thread will be opening shortly! Tell us about your most legend-prairie project of the year!

Finished Projects

Danie finished her Conjunction Cowl. She fought the yarn chicken, and she won but it was really close.

Susie finally finished her 3/4 Hap Shawl. She didn’t attempt yarn chicken, and so modified the bottom edging accordingly.

Current Projects

Susie knit a few stitches on her John Huston, the Tarnished Hero socks.

Danie cast on her My First Stitches Socks, and swatched for a Mama Vertebrae.

Truth.

Danie is hard on things.

Episode 53 – Sweaters, and Socks and Stash! Oh My!

In this episode, the girls talk about the 3 S’s – sweaters, socks, and stash. Susie finishes a sweater in 21 days, and Danie finishes a sweater and some socks. And there is stash enhancement.

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Events

The Chill Chaser KAL is going on September 1, 2014 through October 31, 2014. Check out this blog post for details! Here is a link to the official KAL thread on the Friends of Spud & Chloe Ravelry group, and a link to the KAL thread on the PGK&S Ravelry group.

National Knit a Sweater in a Month (NaKniSweMo) is coming up in November. Danie is knitting Mama Vertebrae and Susie is knitting Water and Stone.

Contest

The girls are starting to gear up for this year’s Legend-Prairie contest! More details to come!

Finished Projects

Susie finished her Overlynd! Despite modifying it to eliminate some increase rounds, it was still pretty long mid-block. It wasn’t anything a quick trip in the dryer didn’t fix.

Danie finished her Chill Chaser Hoodie and used a couple of different tutorials to put in the zipper. She also finished her Exploding Tardis Socks and her Spectrum Socks, out of her own hand-dyed yarn.  She also refinished her Starbrite Socks, but cutting out the heels to put in her preferred heel.

Current Projects

Susie started the second sleeve on her Chill Chaser Cardigan, and cast on a pair of John Huston, the Tarnished Hero socks. She also picked up her 3/4 Hap Shawl, which she put down ages ago.

After her finishing spree, Danie worked on her Conjunction Cowl.

Enhance the Stash

Danie picked up a skein from Lazy Bee Yarn in I’m a Royal at the NKCG Fall Retreat. She also scored a skein of Kirbywirby  in a gorgeous one-of-a-kind colorway.

Susie also got some Kirbywirby, a worsted skein in Fru Fighters, and two Oomph Sport in Black Jeans Jacket 80s Style and Please, I’m a Thousand Years Older Than You Put Your Baby Fangs Away Before You P*ss Me Off. She also received her first order from the Flying Kettle, with two skeins of Glider – one in Wild Things and one in June Bug.

Review

Danie enjoyed Euclan wool wash so much, she almost couldn’t believe she didn’t have to rinse!