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Episode 117 - Prairie Girls Potpourri

Episode 117 - Prairie Girls Potpourri

Update: 2017-10-21
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In this episode, the girls press record in the middle of a non-knitting conversation which evolves into a potpourri episode.

Susie's Roughlock Falls Shawl pattern is now available on Ravelry!

Contest

The girls are giving away SIX copies of Stand Up! Post a comment in the contest thread in the Ravelry group to enter!

Finished Projects

Danie finished her Downpour Socks and her Thundertwist.

Susie finished her 5th Birthday Socks and her Georgetown.

Psst! Danie also finished a pair of kid mittens!

Current Projects

Danie worked her Cattails and cast on MIL Socks, Helical Striped Fingerless Mitts, and Daelyn Pullover out of One Twisted Tree Lavish in Take the Black.

Susie worked more on her Winter Remix Hexi Socks, and cast on the Origami Top Hat out of Lavender Lune Yarn Co. DK in the Critters of Texas colorway. She also picked back up her Timber Bay hat and her Pebble Beach Shawl.

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Episode 123 - PGP: Whatcha Been Knitting?!
In this episode, the girls catch up on what all they've been knitting lately. Danie knits for not-her-baby, and Susie makes peace with the fact that she's only going to shrink from here. Events Susie will be at DFW Fiber Fest April 5th-8th in Irving, Texas. If you will be too, let her know! And don’t forget the on-going Loosey-Goosey Sweater KAL! Finished Projects Danie finished a couple of #notherbaby knits: her (but not *her* hers) Baby Hat and her Pink Better Than Baby Booties. Susie finished her Tracie. Current Projects Danie started a Baby Verebrae using Universal Yarn Bamboo Pop. She worked a little on her Daeyln Pullover, and on her 2018 New Year Socks. She also started a blanket for the Ravellenics. She also started a test knit for Greg/KnittingDaddy's new design called Smoke in the City Hat using Malabrigo Rios in the Aquamarine colorway. Susie finished two more squares on her Oh, Scrap! Blanket. She also started a Fly Away blanket using Plymouth Yarn Worsted Merino Superwash Solids, and the first two colors she's working with are Dress Blues Navy and Primavera. She also worked on (and re-worked) her Winter Remix Hexi Socks, and started a pair of Zigzagular Socks using Suburban Stitcher Glitter Sock in the Blonde Squad. She also got Ryo to the point where it's joined for knitting in the round, and she's been chugging away on her Berlin Soft.  Enhance the Stash  Susie acquired a skein of Ines from Yoshi and Lucy in the Cheshire Cat colorway. She also had her birthday wish granted in the form of a Fringe Supply Co. Field Bag, the orange one exclusive to PurlSoho.

Episode 110 - Risque Hex-ay

2017-05-2500:54:55

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. 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 109 - Reunited

2017-04-0900:50:28

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. 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. 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. 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 2x1 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. 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! 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 & Thyme, Polygon, 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 Fibers - Aurora 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 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. Listen here. 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.
Episode 97 - Happiness is...Handspun
In this episode, the girls do a deep-dive into knitting with handspun. Susie can't carry a tune in a bucket, and Danie is a show-stopper. Miscellaneous things mentioned include With Pointed Sticks' Killer Fall Collection, Danie's and PrairiePoppin's (of Imagined Landscapes) prairie-inspired collaboration, Danie's collaboration with The Rusted Stitch and Lucia of the Knitted Paradise video podcast, the Cables & Arans Harmony Guide, and Melissa Schaschwary's designs. Listen here. Finished Projects Susie finished the 4th Birthday Socks, and the Alight Cowl. Danie finished several earbud pouches based on Mary Keenan's Earbud Pouch pattern, but modified for her toe-up preferences. Current Projects Susie started her second Newborn Bonnet & Wrap Set, and finished the bonnet. She also made some progress on her Threshold and has past the sleeve-joining point, and started her Ripple Ribbed Socks. Danie has been crushing the cables in her Tour de Fleece handspun in a modified Elda Cardigan. Enhance the Stash Danie acquired an amazing and endlessly useful NeedleBook from 19 Stitches. Susie acquired a wrist ruler from LVLY that she saw on Black Mountain Yarn Shop's Instagram feed, a skein of Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stopper in The Great Sweater Debate, and the most fabulous zippered sock-sized project bag and matching WIPminder from Suburban Stitcher. Knits on Screen Susie has been enjoying Slow TV's National Knitting Evening on Netflix, and you know there is some serious knits on screen on a show like that.
Episode 91 - Prairie Girls Potpourri A Cavalcade of FOs
In this episode, the girls go on an FO parade!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 ProjectsSusie finished her Choice Bit of Calico and her Good Grief!sweater.Danie finished her Toe-Up Suburban Prairie Socks, her Denver Socks (rallyingnicely 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 ProjectsSusie frogged her Spectrum and is re-purposing the yarnfor Leventry. She also started a new sock design,her Circuitous Ribbed Socks, using With Pointed Sticks Ballpoint Sock in Big Head, LittleArms, and yet another scrap blanket. She also started herPere Lachaise Socks using itty bitty circs.Danie worked on her Handspuns Headwinds, her Featherweight Cardigan, and restarted herDude Socks.Future ProjectsDanie is going to cast on all the socks!!! She's also going tofrog her Corrugated Box to knit the Campside Cardi by Alicia Plummer for her 2016 Mother'sDay Cast-on and Rhinebeck sweater.Susie is going to knit ANight at the Theater using a Soliloquygradient set by LeadingMen Fiber Arts for her 2016 Mother's Day Cast-On.Enhance the StashDanie acquired Colorful Yarns sock yarn in Denver BroncosSelf-Striping, Cormo Fingering from Sincere Sheep in Agean, fiber from Greenwood Fiberworks, and fiber from Into the Whirled.
Episode 85 - Winter Accessorized
In this episode, the girls talk about winter accessories. Danie busts many moves, and Susie got bit hard by a knitty bug.ContestThe 2015 LegendPrairie contest is running! Post in the Ravelry thread and tell us about your favorite fibery FO of the year.EventsWe're going to the Knitting Pipeline Retreat February 26-27, 2015 in Washington, IL!Finished ProjectsSusie started and finished her Cousteau Hat using With Pointed Sticks Rollerball Worsted in Ice Queen. It is her new favorite hat and she is basically living it now that it's turned bitterly cold.Danie finished her Fuzzy Hat, complete with fur trim and pom-pom. She also finished a pair of kid mittens, sheep sweaters, Bronco socks (with proven winning mojo!), some boot socks, and a Bluebird of Happiness.Current ProjectsDanie worked on a pair of husband socks, and on her Stained Glass Sock Yarn Blanket. She also started a pair of mittens out of her Fuzzy Hat leftovers, and has decided to make them fingerless mitts instead. She also started amazing self-striping socks using Kirbywirby Self-Striping Fingering in Circus Poodles.Susie worked on the second of her Socks in the Name of Science and has just gotten to the heel flap, and the first sleeve of her Glenfiddich sweater. She also cast on her Infinito, and has pretty much knit on nothing else since.Enhance the StashIn addition to the skein of Rollerball Worsted she used for her hat, Susie also acquired a skein of Ballpoint Sock in All Is Bright from With Pointed Sticks.
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Episode 117 - Prairie Girls Potpourri

Episode 117 - Prairie Girls Potpourri