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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

183 Ratings
Average Ratings
172
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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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A knitting and spinning audio podcast from the Nebraska & Iowa prairies.

Rank #1: 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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Rank #2: 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 #3: Episode 108 - Idle Chit Chat

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No shownotes this week!

Mar 05 2017

47mins

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Rank #4: 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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Rank #5: Episode 115 - Sweater Series 1: Sizing Things Up

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In this episode, the girls talk deciding on a sweater size to knit. Susie chokes on alpaca fluff, and Danie is never gonna give up her sock.

Miscellaneous mentions in the topic segment include the Twist Collective article on sweater ease and fitting, Susie's Hiro, and Ann Budd's gauge formula.

Stuff & Things

Thank you to Erin of Remade By Hand Designs for sending her new pattern Coloresque Wrap and Greg of Unraveling with Greg and Joey podcast (KnittingDaddy on Rav) for sending his new pattern Thundertwist.

Susie's new pattern Endless Maze Socks will be released this week. Keep an eye on her Instagram feed for the announcement.

Events

Cori, one of the two Knit Cahoots behind Minnesota 52, will be at Imagiknit on September 25th for a book signing 4pm-5:30pm and then talking all about sweaters and making them fit 6pm-9pm. Also at Imagiknit, the girls will be having a pop-up on October 8th 1pm-4pm.

Finished Projects

Susie finished her second Roughlock Falls Shawl and it's uh-wow!

Current Projects

Danie worked a bunch on her Cattails and on her Downpour Socks.

Susie worked on her Georgetown. She also cast on an Aviatrix hat out of Hikoo by skacel Sueño and a plain self-striping sock out of Coloring Book Yarns in the Winter Remix Hexi colorway.

Sep 17 2017

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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

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Rank #7: Episode 106 - Catching Up Is Hard To Do

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In this episode, the girls catch up on all things fiber.

Contest

The 2016 Legend-Prairie contest will be closing soon-ish, and some late-breaking prizes have been added! Please check out the Ravelry thread for all the details.

Stuff & Things

Susie is excited to announce the release of the Point/Counterpoint, Volume 2 collection collaboration with Kino Knits! Check out the contest Ravelry thread to learn how to win a copy.

Finished Projects

Susie started and finished a test knit hat Ermahgerd! PSL for Sarah/mrsshoo of Cultivate & Create, using The Lemonade Shop DK in Spectravision, finished her Directional Socks, and started and finished her Tilled Row Socks using With Pointed Sticks Ballpoint Sock in the Tulip Fields colorway.

Current Projects

Danie is crocheting away on her Micah's Blanket, and hexis for a WeekEnder Blanket.

Susie finished the 13th of 63 (or 70) squares on her Oh Scrap! Blanket, and worked on yet another sock of her own design using KnitKnot Studio Half Hitch Sock in the Lunacy colorway. She also started the Earl version of the Lady & Early Grey Socks using Narwhal Needlework Rogue Sock in the River Tan colorway. She knit more on Architexture using madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in the Undergrowth colorway, and NightBlossoms using One Twisted Tree Lace in the Acid Peacock colorway. She also cast on Good Vibes using Hedgehog Fibres Sock in Bali and Genie.

Feb 05 2017

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Rank #8: Episode 114 - Clothespins to Wooden Spoon Conversion

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In this episode, the tangents are legion. Danie fakes Susie out, and Susie sits back and lets Danie go.

Stuff & Things

Frondescence and Any Way the Wind Blows are both now available as individual patterns in the Prairie Girl Designs Ravelry store, and are still available as part of the Point/Counterpoint, Volume 2 collection available in the Kino Knits Ravelry store.

Events

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

Finished Projects

Susie finished another Darling Little Earflap Hat out of Plymouth Yarn Homestead in Light Grey Heather, and her Endless Maze Socks.

Current Projects

Danie persisted on her Downpour Socks, and went nuts (in the best way) on her WeekEnder Hexi Blanket. She also started Cattails.

Susie started a second Roughlock Falls Shawl out of One Twisted Tree Lavish in Chaotic Neutral. She also swatched for her Georgetown out of Luna Grey Fiber Arts Vega in Pewter.

New to Me

Susie found a couple new podcasts, Wine & Crime and Off Book. Both are hilarious in very different ways.

KISS

Susie grew a vegetable container garden for the first time this year, and has had great success with lettuces, radishes, cucumbers, sweet peppers and hot peppers. She has turned into a pickle-making machine.

Danie's family has started exploring the wonders of whey by making their own yogurt and cheese.

Aug 19 2017

53mins

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Rank #9: Episode 45 - Prairie Girls Potpourri

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In this episode, it's another potpourri! Danie talks sock blanks, and Susie reviews her (long) list of projects to shop for at Stitches.

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

Aug 07 2014

35mins

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Rank #10: Episode 46 - Stitches Midwest In Review

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In this episode, the girls reminisce all things Stitches Midwest 2014!

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

Aug 17 2014

48mins

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Rank #11: 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 #12: 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 #13: 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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Rank #14: 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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Rank #15: 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 #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 47 - Stuff & Things

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In this episode, the girls talk about a bunch of different things. Susie just about goes crazy from a sewn bind-off, and Danie gets an assist from Elizabeth Zimmermann.

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

Aug 31 2014

38mins

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Rank #18: Episode 48 - Starting a New Sweater

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In this episode, the girls talk about what they do when preparing to start a new sweater. Danie releases a toddler mitten pattern, and Susie makes progress on her lace.

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

Sep 08 2014

45mins

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Rank #19: 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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Rank #20: Episode 84 - All Things Stocking

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In this episode, the girls talk about stockings. Susie finishes her first pair of mittens, and Danie whips up a quick blanket.

Some of the specific knitter-style stocking stuffers mentioned include the Sock Ruler, Anne Budd's Gauge Ruler, the Sirka Counter, Elizabeth Zimmerman quotation mug by winemakerssisterKnitter’s Pride Knit Blockers, peacock needle gauge and wraps-per-inch tools by  hipstrings, Knitter’s Tool Tin by TheSexyKnitterwool & wire stitch marker necklace  and scissor sleeve sold on nevernotknitting.com, and emergency fix keychain sold on knitpicks.com.

Contest

The 2015 LegendPrairie contest is running! Post in the Ravelry thread and tell us about your favorite fibery FO of the year.

Finished Projects

Susie finished her first pair of mittens using Danie's Triangle Thumb Toddler Mittens pattern and Kirbywirby Worsted in Fru Fighters.

Danie knit up a super quick lap blanket for her grandma - watch for the pattern!

Current Projects

Susie cast on a Barley hat out of her mitten leftovers, and an On the Bias Cowl out of Manos Del Uruguay Gloria in Oceano and Vereda. She also worked on her Socks in the Name of Science and  Glenfiddich sweater, and will be ripping back a bit and reknitting on her Choice Bit of Calico test knit.

Danie worked on some new mittens, and would have finished her Broncos Socks but for a literal thorn in her side (or hand, really). She also worked on her Fuzzy Hat.

Future Projects

Susie is planning an Infinito from Joji Locatelli's The Authentic Collection using Twisted Fiber Arts Arial Evolution in Phantom and Valley Yarns Charlemont (now discontinued) in Dusk.

Danie is planning a Bluebird of Happiness for her grandma.

Enhance the Stash

Susie acquired Malabrigo Yarn Sock in Lettuce and Arco Iris.

Dec 20 2015

53mins

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