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.

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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 91 – Prairie Girl Potpourri: A Cavalcade of FOs

In this episode, the girls go on an FO parade!

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Miscellaneous items mentioned include stroopwafels, which are a delicious Dutch treat (not Danish as Susie mistakenly stated), Susie’s Costeau Hat, Very Busy Monkey Designs, Hermione’s Everyday Socks, Monkey, Atlantic Current Socks, Nymphalidea, and Henry’s Hat.

Finished Projects

Susie finished her Choice Bit of Calico and her Good Grief! sweater.

Danie finished her Toe-Up Suburban Prairie Socks, her Denver Socks (rallying nicely from a son of a stitch on a plane!), and her Super Bowl Rainbow Socks. She also finished TWO sewn dresses, and some beautiful handspun.

Current Projects

Susie frogged her Spectrum and is re-purposing the yarn for Leventry. She also started a new sock design, her Circuitous Ribbed Socks, using With Pointed Sticks Ballpoint Sock in Big Head, Little Arms, and yet another scrap blanket. She also started her Pere Lachaise Socks using itty bitty circs.

Danie worked on her Handspuns Headwinds, her Featherweight Cardigan, and restarted her Dude Socks.

Future Projects

Danie is going to cast on all the socks!!! She’s also going to frog her Corrugated Box to knit the Campside Cardi by Alicia Plummer for her 2016 Mother’s Day Cast-on and Rhinebeck sweater.

Susie is going to knit A Night at the Theater using a Soliloquy gradient set by Leading Men Fiber Arts for her 2016 Mother’s Day Cast-On.

Enhance the Stash

Danie acquired Colorful Yarns sock yarn in Denver Broncos Self-Striping, Cormo Fingering from Sincere Sheep in Agean, fiber from Greenwood Fiberworks, and fiber from Into the Whirled.

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 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 79 – Shawl Series 4: Lace & Beads

In this episode, the girls chat about lace and beads. Susie discovered she’s aggressive when it comes to finishing, and Danie got her math on.

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Miscellaneous items, patterns, and designers mentioned include Sirka counters, the Midge Shawl, and Boo Knits.

Contest

The winner of the gorgeous Agatha Socks pattern by  the fantastic Claire of the NH Knits podcast was announced!

Finished Projects

Susie finished her Bob & Weave socks, and her Peekaboo sweater, despite a small son of a stitch with some of the undershirt detailing.

Current Projects

Danie worked more on her Featherweight Cardigan, and is almost done with the body. She cast on her Box Troll Mittens, and worked out the sleeve mods for her gauge on her Corrugated Box. She also cast on Equatorial Nights using fiberstory FAVE sock in Tardis, and the first of three Marisol the Knitted Mouse.

Susie cast on a Wild Goose Shawlette using Moonrover Wyld in Creature Report, and she loves the project so much she’s already almost done with it. She also cast on the second of her Fork in the Road Socks, and picked up her Anemone shawl to knit a few rows to get back into the swing of the pattern. She also cast on a brand new pair of socks, her Rainbow Connection Socks, using String Theory Colorworks Continuum Self-Striping in Trifolium.

Future Projects

Susie is looking forward to casting on Glenfiddich by Annamaria Otvos using Miss Babs Yowza in Cloak, despite her long-standing skepticism of v-neck cardigans. She has done her gauge swatch and the math, and has landed on a fitting plan.

Enhance the Stash

Danie acquired a fabulous skein of Lazy Bee Yarn Sock in the Not Knotted Now colorway.

Susie picked up some tasty stitch markers from Sucre Sucre Miniatures, and a couple more WIP Cozies and a Demitasse Notions Wallet from Kitchen Counter Crafter.

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 75 – Shawl Series 1: Shape

In this episode, the girls talk about various shawl shapes. Danie knocks out two projects, and Susie can’t be mad at a picot bind-off.

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Check out Stash Dash 2015, the Around Your Neck KAL, and the PalKal!

Events

Stitches Midwest is in Schaumburg, IL August 6-9, 2015!

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

Finished Projects

Danie completed her Tour de Fleece and has finished handspun to show for it. She also completed her Mama Vertebrae, complete with sewing in grosgrain ribbon to stabilize the collar/front edges.

Susie finished her Dinner in the Eiffel Tower Shawl and Danie likes it! She really likes it!

Current Projects

Danie started a cotton top for Stitches, based on Petrie, using Knit Picks Comfy Worsted in Marlin. Unfortunately she encountered a son of a stitch in the way of 36 extra stitches, so it will need to be restarted and may not be a Stitches top.

Susie continued knitting on her Ozukuri Lace Shawl. She is nearing the toe on her first Bang Whiz sock, and put in the heel on the first of her Fork in the Road Socks.