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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!

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173
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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!
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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 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 #2: 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 #3: Epsiode 116 - Sweater Series 2: Take This Class

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In this episode, the girls chat about all the fun they had a recent class. 

Check out Cori's website for upcoming classes! Also mentioned is the double gusset included in the Basic Sock with a Double Gusset Heel pattern.

Events

The girls will be having a pop-up at Imagiknit on October 8th 1pm-4pm.

Finished Projects

Susie finished her Aviatrix hat.

Current Projects

Danie worked on her Downpour Socks and on her Cattails, including a fancy fix for a slightly-too-short length. She also cast on Thundertwist out of Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd's Wool Worsted in Berries.

Susie worked on her Winter Remix Hexi Socks, and cast on the 5th Birthday Socks using Another Crafty Girl Strong Sock in the Om Nom Nom colorway. She also finished the sleeves for her Georgetown, sewed the shoulder seams and picked up for the shawl collar. 

Enhance the Stash

Susie enhanced her stash with A Whimsical Wood Yarn Co. Hocus-Pocus Sock in Crazy Ass, Lavender Lune Yarn Co. DK in Critters of Texas, and Alexandra's Crafts Dark Side of the Moon in Purple Haze.

Danie received a wonderful birthday gift from her daughter!

Oct 01 2017

52mins

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Rank #4: Episode 108 - Idle Chit Chat

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No shownotes this week!

Mar 05 2017

47mins

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Rank #5: Episode 103 - Knitting Deep Thoughts

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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.

Nov 26 2016

52mins

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Rank #6: 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 #7: Episode 113 - Heel Today Gone Tomorrow

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In this episode, the girls have no clue what they're going to talk about but quickly figure something out. Susie has news and tangents, and Danie perseveres through more heel issues. 

Events

The girls will be having a pop-up at Imagiknit in October! Details to come!

Finished Projects

Susie finished her Weekend Pullover, and it is pretty adorable.

Current Projects

Susie started a Pebble Beach Shawl out of Leading Men Fiber Arts Diva in the Yarnhoarder colorway.

Danie added a square to her Stained Glass Sock Blanket (not her WeekEnder Hexi Blanket). She also put a 5th heel into her Downpour Socks which didn't work, but has a new heel plan in place.

Project: Reconsideration

Susie reconsidered her Vedai. It has languished far too long, and she's just doesn't love it anymore. She is very taken with Ryo, however, which is likely what the yarn will become.

Danie reconsidered her Staring at Stars out of Miss Babs' Yowza in the Denim colorway. She is considering striping the yarn with some of her early hand-dyed in a Cattails or a Naima.

Enhance the Stash

A big thank you to It's All About Ewe for sending preview skeins of her self-striping in the Falling Stars and Fluorite colorways!

Aug 06 2017

47mins

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Rank #8: Episode 117 - Prairie Girls Potpourri

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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.

Oct 21 2017

53mins

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Rank #9: Episode 60 - Knit Down to Stash Down

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In this episode, the girls talk about stashing down. Susie finishes two sweaters, one little and one big, and Danie finishes some epic socks and a sweater.

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

Feb 14 2015

45mins

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Rank #10: 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 #11: Episode 59 - WIP Management

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In this episode, the girls talk about their WIP management strategy. Susie questions how many buttons are too many buttons, and Danie works through her heel issues.

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

Jan 25 2015

40mins

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Rank #12: Episode 110 - Risque Hex-ay

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In this episode, the girls catch up after another break from being in front of the mic. Danie gets her sock-groove back, and Susie is bad at words.

Stuff & Things

Thank yous to Andy of Plum Deluxe for sending us tea samples, Caroline of Clothesline Designs for sending us copies of her Mountain Air pattern (don't forget to also check out Mountain Path), and Jen of Down Cellar Studio for sending us copies of her Emelyn Mae Shawl.

Events

Zombie Knitpocalypse is June 21, 2017 - June 25, 2017 in Rochester, MN.

Finished Projects

Danie finished a pair of socks. 

Susie started and finished her Darling Little Ear Flap Hat, and finished her Atlantic Current Socks and the first (erroneous) sample of her Downpour Socks.

Current Projects

Danie started her I See You Socks and worked on her WeekEnder Hexi Blanket.

Susie started her second Downpour Socks sample using Kirbywirby HoneyBFL self striping fingering sock in A Case of the Mondays, and a pair of Bob & Weave Socks using Suburban Stitcher Sock in the Bomb Pop colorway. And for her 2017 Mother's Day Cast On she started Luna Viridis in With Pointed Sticks Fountain Pen in the Sunsets on the Eastside colorway.

Enhance the Stash

Susie acquired an amazing set of race car stitch markers from Ann Tudor LLC, and her stash was greatly enhanced with a (kid's) sweater quantity of Luna Grey Fiber Arts Nova Worsted in Brickhouse.

May 25 2017

54mins

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Rank #13: Episode 112 - Hey, How Are You?

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In this episode, the girls are back at it after some time away!

Finished Projects

Susie finished her second pair of Downpour Socks, and started and finished her Stripe Study Shawl using Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stopper in Glacial and Seaweed that she picked up at the ZK market.

Current Projects

Happily, Danie added a bunch of squares her Stained Glass Sock Blanket. Less happily, she almost finished her pair of Broncos socks and put in three heels into her Downpour Socks, and realized both are a touch too tight. (The culprit is clearly humidity ankles.)

Susie worked on her Endless Maze Socks, and cast on the Weekend Pullover using Luna Grey Fiber Arts Nova Worsted in Brickhouse.

finished Oh, Scrap! Blanket squares #20 and #21 of 63, and started a Bunny Hat with Chin Ties using Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash in a buff color. She also worked more on her Downpour Socks, and started a new self-designed pair she is calling the Endless Maze Socks using Panorama Fiber Arts Hitchhiker Sock in Torrent.

Danie worked a bit on , and on her WeekEnder Hexi Blanket. She also worked on her I See You Socks.

Enhance the Stash

Danie acquired a mini pack from Marigold Jen, a skein of Suburban Stitcher Sock in Bourbon Street Blues. Susie's acquisitions were many, and are all logged on her Ravelry stash page.

Jul 23 2017

1hr 10mins

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Rank #14: Episode 104 - Prairie Girls Last Potpourri of 2016

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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. 

Dec 11 2016

56mins

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Rank #15: 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

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Rank #16: Episode 83 - The Great Prairie Girl Caper

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In this episode, the girls recount their recent road trip to Des Moines. Danie doodled her little heart out, and Susie forgets everything.

Miscellaneous items mentioned include Susie's We Call Them Pirates hat, Danie's Wide Thumb Toddler Mittens, Jordan Creek Mall, Zombie Burger, Des Moines' East VillageStitch, and Yarn Junction Co..

Contest

The winner of the fabulous Skein Watch Socks  pattern by the lovely kino was announced!

Also, the 2015 LegendPrairie contest has begun! Post in the Ravelry thread and tell us about your favorite fibery FO of the year.

Finished Projects

Danie finished her Doodler, and it is glorious! 984 yards in 19 days, including practically finishing and then ripping back to adjust the border. She also finished her Keuka Hat, and it is indeed dapper.

Susie finished her Rambled hat, and her Willowbrook Shawl. Both knits were enjoyed and are loved, both were also forgotten for recording purposes.

Current Projects

Susie worked more on her Socks in the Name of Science, and just started the toe on the first sock. She also plugged away at her Glenfiddich sweater, and cast on a test knit for mrsshoo of the In a sKnit podcast using One Twisted Tree Prime in Hinkypunk.

Danie knit on her Awesome Socks, some socks for her Wellies, and a pair of socks using One Twisted Tree in Soul of the Tardis and Admiral Adama.

Enhance the Stash

Susie acquired Manos Del Uruguay Gloria in Oceano and Vereda, Knitter's Pride Knit Blockers, and With Pointed Sticks Ballpoint Pen in All is Bright and Rollerball in Ice Queen.

Danie acquired an upcycled project bag from Spud and Chloe, Vice Paradigm in Trollop, a Fat Squirrel bag, Juniper Moon Farm's Sheep Stash, and Plymouth Yarns Happy Feet 100 Splash.

Dec 05 2015

59mins

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Rank #17: 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 #18: Episode 57 - WIPs-apalooza

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In this episode, the girls talk a lot about knitting (surprise!). Danie makes a pompom in spite of her strong feelings about them, and Susie may never have a finished project again at the rate she's casting new ones on.

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

Dec 15 2014

48mins

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Rank #19: Episode 111 - Thats What They Call Us

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In this episode, the girls sneak in a quick-ish episode before they leave for ZK! Susie shares the project so secret she almost forgot about it, and Danie confirms her weighing-yarn-by-hand-skills are on par with her blanket-yarn-math skills.

Events

Zombie Knitpocalypse is June 21, 2017 - June 25, 2017 in Rochester, MN.

Finished Projects

Danie finished a fully-functional and awesome washcloth.

Susie finished her Mother's Day Cast-On project, Luna Viridis. She also finished her Roughlock Falls Shawl using Blue Moon Fiber Arts Woobu in Mossay, and the pattern is underway.

Current Projects

Susie finished Oh, Scrap! Blanket squares #20 and #21 of 63, and started a Bunny Hat with Chin Ties using Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash in a buff color. She also worked more on her Downpour Socks, and started a new self-designed pair she is calling the Endless Maze Socks using Panorama Fiber Arts Hitchhiker Sock in Torrent.

Danie worked a bit on her Stained Glass Sock Blanket, and on her WeekEnder Hexi Blanket. She also worked on her I See You Socks.

Enhance the Stash

Danie acquired an epic messenger bag from Hopkins Sewing Studio, and a Turkish spindle from IST Crafts.

Jun 17 2017

48mins

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Rank #20: 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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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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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No shownotes this week!

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!