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A knitting and spinning audio podcast from the Nebraska & Iowa prairies.

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A knitting and spinning audio podcast from the Nebraska & Iowa prairies.

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Love to Lehrer you two laugh

By Joanne O'Sullivan - Oct 09 2019
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New listener. Here to report I’ve never laughed so much while learning!!! Funny and informative. Thanks for another great fiber listen.

Today you two made me laugh and laugh!

By chokecherry45 - Mar 06 2017
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I get inspired as I listen on the way home from work!

iTunes Ratings

184 Ratings
Average Ratings
173
6
2
1
2

Love to Lehrer you two laugh

By Joanne O'Sullivan - Oct 09 2019
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New listener. Here to report I’ve never laughed so much while learning!!! Funny and informative. Thanks for another great fiber listen.

Today you two made me laugh and laugh!

By chokecherry45 - Mar 06 2017
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I get inspired as I listen on the way home from work!
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Prairie Girls Knit & Spin

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A knitting and spinning audio podcast from the Nebraska & Iowa prairies.

Rank #1: Episode 55 - The Variegated Predicament

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

Shownotes can be found at http://prairiegirlsknitandspin.com/

Nov 09 2014

39mins

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Rank #2: Episode 53 - Sweaters, and Socks, and Stash! Oh My!

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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.

Shownotes can be found at http://prairiegirlsknitandspin.com/

Oct 28 2014

38mins

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Rank #3: Episode 54 - The Many Faces of Knitters

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

Shownotes can be found at http://prairiegirlsknitandspin.com/

Nov 02 2014

41mins

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Rank #4: Episode 51 - Judging Knitworthiness

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In this episode, the girls discuss their criteria for determining knitworthiness. Danie takes scissors to socks, and Susie thinks better of taking scissors to a sweater.

Shownotes can be found at http://prairiegirlsknitandspin.com/

Sep 29 2014

42mins

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Rank #5: Episode 124 - Capital-K-nitter

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In this episode, the girls talk about what it means to them to be a “Knitter”.

No shownotes this week!

Apr 02 2018

56mins

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Rank #6: Episode 99 - Prairie Girls Potpourri the Second

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No shownotes this week!

Sep 16 2016

1hr 7mins

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Rank #7: Episode 101 - Point/Counterpoint Review

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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!

Oct 14 2016

57mins

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Rank #8: Episode 52 - Product or Process?

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In this episode, the girls rehash product- and process-knitting. Susie finishes things, and Danies dyes some fabulous yarn.

Shownotes can be found at http://prairiegirlsknitandspin.com/

Oct 12 2014

44mins

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Rank #9: Episode 100 - Celebrate Good Times

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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 & 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 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!

Oct 02 2016

1hr 8mins

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Rank #10: Episode 125 - PGP: Unscripted

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In this episode, the girls had no idea what they were going to talk about before they hit the record button.

No shownotes this week!

Apr 30 2018

1hr 16mins

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Rank #11: Episode 97 - Happiness is...Handspun

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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.

Aug 13 2016

59mins

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Rank #12: Episode 63 - The Whys and Wherefores of Patterned Socks

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In this episode, the girls discuss all things patterned sock. Susie wonders if her new hat makes her head look fat, and Danie is dainty (but only when knitting with itty bitty circs).

Shownotes can be found at http://prairiegirlsknitandspin.com/

Mar 15 2015

30mins

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Rank #13: Episode 80 - Shawl Series 5: Stylin' & Profilin'

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In this episode, the girls talk shawl styling, and many other things in this longer-than-usual episode.

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.

Oct 25 2015

1hr 6mins

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Rank #14: Episode 92 - Small Circs & You A Beginner's Guide

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

Listen here.

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 project - A 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 plying-head for her spinning wheel, and a sweater's quantity of Cormo fleece to spin.

May 17 2016

1hr 6mins

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Rank #15: Episode 62 - Chitter Chatter

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In this episode, the girls chit chat about their knitting and various things. Susie flings a shawl, and Danie casts on socks that are a departure for her.

Shownotes can be found at http://prairiegirlsknitandspin.com/

Mar 08 2015

38mins

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Rank #16: Episode 64 - Prairie Girls Freestyle

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In this episode, the girls freestyle a variety of knitting-related segments. Danie works through more heel-related issues, and Susie liberates a long-languishing sock.

Shownotes can be found at http://prairiegirlsknitandspin.com/

Mar 29 2015

41mins

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Rank #17: Episode 66 - Needle Storage Natterings

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In this episode, the girls nater about needle storage. Danie has fancy new glasses, and Susie has a bit of a periodic general funk.

Shownotes can be found at http://prairiegirlsknitandspin.com/

Apr 19 2015

37mins

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Rank #18: Episode 78 - Shawl Series 3: Multi-Color Shawls

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In this episode, the girls chat about multi-colored shawls. Susie tries to get everyone drunk, and Danie says 'Current Projects' like a pro.

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.

Sep 26 2015

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Rank #19: Episode 123 - PGP: Whatcha Been Knitting?!

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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.

Mar 04 2018

1hr 6mins

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Rank #20: Episode 127 - PGP: Episode IV - A New Puppy

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No shownotes this week!

Jun 14 2018

51mins

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Episode 138 - Accidental Summer Break

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The girls are back after an unexpected but much needed summer break.

Stuff & Things

The BIPOC Make-Along, hosted by Desamour Designs and the BIPOC Makers Project is running from September 2nd through November 4th. For additional details and to see a ton of beautiful and inspiring projects on Instagram, follow @desamourdesigns, @bipocmakers, and #bipocmal2019.

The romance novel that started it all for Danie is Penny Reid's Neanderthal Seeks Human, book 1 of her Knitting in the City series.

Current Projects

Susie has been working on an upcoming collection of shawls. She also cast on a Brioche Waffle Beanie using yarn she acquired in 2014's Iowa Sheep & Wool, Alisha Goes Around Unicorn Twist in an unknown colorway. 

Sep 08 2019

23mins

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Episode 137 - Wait For It...

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In this episode, you really need to wait for it because it's so worth it.^ Danie does a balancing act, and if Susie could wink, she totally would have.

Stuff & Things

Simma down now

Finished Projects

Susie started and finished her Soldotna Crop since the last episode and within that same week also finished her Holly. She also finished her Life's a Peach Socks.

Current Projects

Danie swatched (like, *really* swatched) for a Jilted, which is her Mother's Day Cast-On.

Susie worked on her The Shallow Voice of Reason Socks and her Blue Jeans & Tie-Dyed T-Shirts Socks. She also cast on a new pair of striped socks using Must Stash Yarn Perfect Must Match in the Ready Player One colorway. She also worked on her Moonquake and cast on her Mother's Day Cast-On project - the Siberian rustic shawl using a thing for string Himalayan Sock in undyed and Stained.

Enhance the Stash

Susie enhanced her stash with a skein of Suburban Stitcher Merino DK in the April 2019 Park Passport Yarn Club - Carrizo Plain National Monument colorway.

^No Prairie Girls were harmed during the recording of this episode.

May 19 2019

46mins

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Episode 136 - The One with All the Dogs

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In this episode, the girls are joined by a couple canine co-hosts. Susie is not mad at extra soccer practices, and Danie has been channeling her inner Bob Villa in lieu of knitting.

Stuff & Things

A big thank you to Rachel of Unraveled Designs, designer of the Outlander Shawl, who reached out to Susie to suggest an alternate edging. So kind!

Finished Projects

Hahahahaha....None finished projects. Again.

Current Projects

Susie worked on both of her Life's a Peach socks again (this one and this one). She also cast on The Shallow socks out of Another Crafty Girl Strong Sock in the Voice of Reason colorway and a new self-striping sock design out of Nomadic Yarns Brit Sock in the Gives Me Goosebumps colorway. She also cast on a Moonquake cowl out of Suburban Stitcher Sport in the Eggplant and Masquerade colorways.

Danie worked on her Chicago Socks and her Home Alone Socks.

Enhance the Stash

Susie enhanced her stash in a major way at DFW Fiber Fest. She picked up a Bolga basket from Windmill Crest Farms, three skeins of Must Stash Yarns & Fiber Perfect Self Striping Sock in the Vespa, Ready Player One, and I am Strong colorways, two skeins of a thing for string Himalayan Sock (undyed) to make a Siberian rustic shawl, and a skein of Teeny Button Studio Soft Sock in the Flying Horses colorway. From Suburban Stitcher she picked up a shawl kit for a Time Trades shawl, a skein of Sock on the show colorway Irving to make Hello Sunshine socks, four skeins of Sport in Eggplant and Masquerade for the already started Moonquake cowl, a total of five skeins of Merino DK in Eggplant, Clam City, Neptune and Bashful to make a Soldotna Crop (for the record, Danie's surprise was that no color direction was provided as a jumping off point), and two skeins of Single Sock in the Eggplant and Clam City. She also picked up the cutest hedgehog project bag from Whimzee Stitches, and various notions and pins from both Whimzee Stitches and Suburban Stitcher as well as a mini shawl pin from Crafty Flutterby Creations.

Danie worked on her Chicago Socks and her Home Alone Socks.

Enhance the Stash

Susie enhanced her stash in a major way at DFW Fiber Fest. She picked up a Bolga basket from Windmill Crest Farms, three skeins of Must Stash Yarns & Fiber Perfect Self Striping Sock in the Vespa, Ready Player One, and I am Strong colorways, two skeins of a thing for string Himalayan Sock (undyed) to make a Siberian rustic shawl, and a skein of Teeny Button Studio Soft Sock in the Flying Horses colorway. From Suburban Stitcher she picked up a shawl kit for a Time Trades shawl, a skein of Sock on the show colorway Irving to make Hello Sunshine socks, four skeins of Sport in Eggplant and Masquerade for the already started Moonquake cowl, a total of five skeins of Merino DK in Eggplant, Clam City, Neptune and Bashful to make a Soldotna Crop (for the record, Danie's surprise was that no color direction was provided as a jumping off point), and two skeins of Single Sock in the Eggplant and Clam City. She also picked up the cutest hedgehog project bag from Whimzee Stitches, and various notions and pins from both Whimzee Stitches and Suburban Stitcher.

Apr 21 2019

52mins

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Episode 135 - The Accurate Episode

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In this episode, the girls are up to their usual tangents and chats.

Please note that this episode was recorded almost 2 weeks ago, just as the major flooding that has devastated much of Nebraska and the Midwest was beginning. We mention the evacuation of a local lake community briefly without knowing the extent of the evacuations and hardship to come. Our hearts and thoughts are with those who have been affected and are still dealing with the aftermath of the floods.

Stuff & Things

Susie will be attending DFW Fiber Fest again this year, April 4th - April 7th in Irving, Texas.

Finished Projects

Susie finally finished her kid's hat - The Stockholm Hat out of Malabrigo Rios in the Green Apple colorway.

Danie finished her Weekender sweater.

Current Projects

Susie cast on the Outlander Shawl out of frabjous fibers & Wonderland Yarns Mad Hatter in Pennyworth and Sleeping Gryphon. She also picked back up her pair of Walnut Street Socks, cast on her second Life's a Peach Socks, and worked more on her Holly

Danie worked on her own Walnut Street Socks aka her Chicago Socks

Enhance the Stash

Susie enhanced her stash a skein of Six and Seven Fiber Soybean in the Barista colorway as well as February's Park Passport Club skein of Suburban Stitcher Merino DK in the Sequoia & King's Canyon National Park colorway.

Danie enhanced her stash by dyeing up three new gorgeous sweater quantities.

Project Reconsideration

Susie is reconsidering her Ryo.

Future Projects

Danie is in the early stages of planning a fingering weight summery top.

Mar 22 2019

58mins

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Episode 134 - Feels Like the First Time

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In this episode, the girls are a tad nervous to be back in front of the mic after a long break.

Stuff & Things

Susie released her Life's a Peach Socks pattern.

Please check out the Lots of Socks KAL hosted in the Paper Daisy Creations Ravelry group!

Finished Projects

Hahahahaha....None finished projects.

Current Projects

Susie worked on her Life's a Peach socks (this one and this one). Susie started a different kid hat out of the Malabrigo Rios in the Green Apple colorway he picked out - the Paragon Toque. She also worked on her Blue Jeans & Tie-Dyed T-Shirts Socks. She also frogged her Chatham Pullover and cast on a Holly.

Danie made a quick fix on her Daelyn Sweater, and cast on a pair of fingerless mitts. She also worked more on her Weekender sweater.

Enhance the Stash

Susie enhanced her stash with a skein of Suburban Stitcher Merino DK in the Rocky Mountain National Park colorway and several amazing items from several awesome makers via Suburban Stitcher's Peach Collective kit update.

Feb 11 2019

52mins

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Episode 133 - Braggadocious

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In this episode, the girls announce this year's LegendPrairie concept.

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LegendPrairie is all about the bragging! Watch the Ravelry group for the thread and tell us what 2018 finished project you are most proud of and why.

Finished Projects

Danie finished a couple of adorable baby hats, including a pretty kitty hat.

Susie finished her Beeswax hat and a secret shawl.

Current Projects

Susie cast on an Ironwood out of Malabrigo Rios in the Green Apple colorway. She also worked on her Walnut Street Socks and her Chatham Pullover and cast on a swatch sock and her Blue Jeans & Tie-Dyed T-Shirts Socks

Danie cast on The Weekender out of Knit Picks Swish DK in the Delft Heather colorway and a baby Barley hat.

Enhance the Stash

Susie enhanced her stash with a skein of Malabrigo Rios in the Green Apple colorway, a notions holder, and a set of Yarn Soxx.

Dec 16 2018

45mins

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Episode 132 - PGP: Short & Sweet

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This episode is probably the quickest potpourri episode in the history of the Prairie Girls.

No shownotes this episode!

Nov 04 2018

36mins

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Episode 131 - PGP: Head Wound Edition

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As of this episode, the podcast can no longer claim to be injury-free.

Contest

Check out the thread in the Ravelry group to enter to win a copy of Point/Counterpoint Volume 4!

Finished Projects

Susie finished her DFW Socks.

Current Projects

Danie worked on her Mossy Way, and she's determined to conquer it.

Susie cast on her Victorian Circus Socks as part of the #SeasonalSockWork KAL out of Neeley's Knits Super Sock in the Victorian Circus colorway. She worked on a series of baby bonnets, the next pair of birthday socks, her Walnut Street Socks, and her Chatham Pullover.

Sep 30 2018

48mins

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Episode 130 - Effortless Kapow

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In this episode, the girls talk about storing stash and knits. Danie names the episode and Susie plans on living her best life.

Stuff & Things

Susie (finally) released the Walnut Street Socks pattern.

Finished Projects

Danie finished her Cattails, and it looks so good! 

Current Projects

Susie cast on the Chatham Pullover using madelinetosh Tosh Sport in Tart. She also worked more on her DFW Socks and started her kid's 6th Birthday Socks

Danie cast on Mossy Way out of One Twisted Tree Lavish in the Admiral Adama colorway. 

 Enhance the Stash 

Susie acquired two skeins of 75/25 Sock yarn from Traveling Yarn/Less Traveled Yarn in the Eye of Newt and Slutty Pumpkin colorways.

Sep 05 2018

40mins

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Episode 129 - PGP Again With the No Idea

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In this episode, the girls again have no idea what they're going to be talking about....

No shownotes this week!

Aug 06 2018

44mins

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Episode 128 - PGP: All Chit-Chat, All the Time

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In this episode, the girls do what they do best: chit-chat.

Finished Projects

Susie finished a test shawl.

Current Projects

Danie worked on her Kristi Socks and her Daelyn Sweater.

Susie worked on her I am Fearless Socks and her Walnut Street Socks. She also started a shawl test knit for Sarah/mrsshoo of Cultivate & Create Designs using Fuse Fiber Studio Fuse Merino Singles in the Snowflower colorway.

 Enhance the Stash 

Susie acquired a project bag from Woodberry Stitches, who was in the Abacus Dyeworks (formerly Three Sisters Fiber Co.) booth at ZK, a skein of Suburban Stitcher Sock in the ZK2018 colorway, three skeins of Suburban Stitcher Single Sock in the Whisper, Clean Slate, and Ooooh Honey colorways, and a mug from Lavender Lune Yarn Co.

Danie acquired a skein of Leading Men Fiber Arts Spotlight in the You Never Know colorway, a skein of Lavender Lune Yarn Co. 75/25 in the Rare Clouds colorway, and some gorgeous fabrics from Ginny's Fine Fabrics.

Jul 16 2018

42mins

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Episode 127 - PGP: Episode IV - A New Puppy

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Jun 14 2018

51mins

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Episode 126 - Casting On & Picking Back Up

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In this episode, the girls chat about their Mother's Day Cast-Ons (and Pick-Back-Ups). Susie is unsortable, and Danie does not recommend swatching babies.

Stuff & Things

Dianne of Suburban Stitcher is hosting a Prairie Girl Designs KAL, and Susie started a Prairie Girl Designs Ravelry group.

Events

The girls will be attending Zombie Knitpocalypse again this year - June 20th-24th in Rochester, MN.

Finished Projects

Susie finished her Circuitous Ribbed Socks.

Danie finished her Baby Vertebrae.

Current Projects

Susie worked on her second Evanesce sample out of Suburban Stitcher Single Sock in the Darkest Night, Dandiya, and Sari Silk colorways.

Danie worked on her Walnut Street Socks, her Kristi Socks, and her Home Alone Socks.

Susie's Mother's Day Cast-On was her I am Fearless Socks using Must Stash Yarn and Fiber Perfect Self Striping Sock I am Fearless colorway from the Affirmation Collection.

Danie's Mother's Day Pick-Back-Up was her Daeyln Sweater.

Project: Reconsideration

Susie reconsidered her Winter Remix Hexi Socks. When she started them she was trying to be too fancy, and with having had to re-work the first sock once, she's over them.

May 18 2018

50mins

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Episode 125 - PGP: Unscripted

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In this episode, the girls had no idea what they were going to talk about before they hit the record button.

No shownotes this week!

Apr 30 2018

1hr 16mins

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Episode 124 - Capital-K-nitter

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In this episode, the girls talk about what it means to them to be a “Knitter”.

No shownotes this week!

Apr 02 2018

56mins

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Episode 123 - PGP: Whatcha Been Knitting?!

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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.

Mar 04 2018

1hr 6mins

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Episode 122 - LegendPrairie Prize Drawing

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In this episode, the girls draw the LegendPrairie prize winners!

Feb 19 2018

37mins

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Episode 121 - Skippers Need Not Apply

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In this episode, there are so many tangents. So many. Maybe too many. Susie recovers from issues with her edge stitches, and Danie prepares to zoom.

Stuff & Things

Susie gives a huge thanks to all the test knit volunteers!

Check out Tightly Spun podcast!

Event/Contest/Something

The Legend-Prairie contest is on through January 31st, so get your entry in! Danie's project this year is her re-visited Handspun Elda Cardigan, and Susie's is her Roughlock Fall Shawl (first & second).

And don't forget the on-going Loosey-Goosey Sweater KAL!

Finished Projects

Susie finished her Hellebore shawl.

Current Projects

Susie cast on a Cypress Hat using Lavender Lune Yarn Co. DK in the Critters of Texas colorway leftover from her Origami Top Hat. She's also worked quite a bit on her Tracie after a (not so) minor son of stitch concerning eyelets not lining up followed by a wonky edge stitch, and a little bit on her Ryo.

Danie knit on her Daelyn Pullover , her 2018 New Year Socks, and her Jaywalkers. She also picked up her Stained Glass Sock Blanket and it was just what she needed.

Jan 29 2018

58mins

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Episode 120 - PGP: Hello 2018

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In this episode, the girls are back!

Stuff & Things

Please let Susie know if you are interested in test knitting a shawl or a cowl!

Event/Contest/Something

The Legend-Prairie contest and the Loosey-Goosey Sweater KAL are both underway; don't forget to check out and post in Ravelry group threads!

Finished Projects

Susie finished a shawl and a cowl, both of her own design.

Danie finished some more really adorable pig food - a watermelon slice of her own design and a truffle. She also finished a Two By Two watch cap and added a folded brim to her Thundertwist hat.

Current Projects

Susie knit a bit on her Oh! Scrap Blanket, and started an LYS sample of her Hellebore Shawl pattern out of Brown Sheep Prairie Spun DK in the Huckleberry Pie colorway. She also cast on a Tracie out of Suburban Stitcher Sock in Cinder and Yarn Lang Syne, and worked more on her Berlin Soft

Danie made a hard decision to re-work her Daelyn Pullover, and now it is knitting along swimmingly. She also cast on Jaywalker using Biscotte Yarns Bis-Sock in the Gazania colorway. She also cast on a pair of socks using Knit Picks Felici in Rainbow, with Knit Picks Stroll in Ash for heels and toes.

Enhance the Stash

In addition to Suburban Stitcher Sock in Cinder and Yarn Lang Syne, Susie also acquired Whitewalkers, Daenerys, and Coal as well as a skein of Glitter Sock in Blonde Squad.

Jan 14 2018

45mins

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Episode 119 - Sweater Series 4: Kid Sweaters

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In this episode, the girls share their experiences knitting sweaters for their kids. Susie is secretive, and Danie is getting experiment-y.

Stuff & Things

Check out Behind the Wool podcast!

Event/Contest/Something

This year's Legend-Prairie contest is starting! Check the Ravelry group for the thread

The Loosey-Goosey Sweater KAL is also underway; don't forget to check out and post in the thread!

Finished Projects

Susie finished another Aviatrix hat, and a secret shawl.

Danie knit some really adorable pig food - Apple Knitting Pattern and Itty Bitty Pumpkin. She's also winging an acorn and will be winging a watermelon slice.

Current Projects

Susie has mostly been working on another secret shawl, but also knit a bit on her Winter Remix Hexi Socks and her Circuitous Ribbed Socks. She also started a new cowl design using Lavender Lune Yarn Co. DK.

Danie worked more on her MIL Socks, a little on her Daelyn Pullover. She also spent some more time re-working her Handspun Elda Cardigan.

Dec 04 2017

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By Joanne O'Sullivan - Oct 09 2019
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New listener. Here to report I’ve never laughed so much while learning!!! Funny and informative. Thanks for another great fiber listen.

Today you two made me laugh and laugh!

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I get inspired as I listen on the way home from work!