Episode 115 - Sweater Series 1: Sizing Things Up
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.
17 Sep 2017
Episode 124 - Capital-K-nitter
In this episode, the girls talk about what it means to them to be a “Knitter”. No shownotes this week!
2 Apr 2018
Episode 103 - Knitting Deep Thoughts
In this episode, the girls reflect on what knitting does for them, and how that sometimes changes because of life. Contest We're gearing up for the 2016 Legend-Prairie contest! Please contact us if you're interested in donating a giveaway prize. Finished Projects Danie finished a stack of garter stitch squares, which is the start of her Micah's Blanket. She also started and mostly finished (minus the felting) her Micah's Duffers (2016). Susie finished her secret hat project. Current Projects Danie has been working away on her HamilKnit hat. She also started a new sweater - Staring at Stars. Susie worked a little on the i-cord edging on her Oh Scrap Blanket, and on her Vedai sweater. She also worked through the cuff of her second Directional Socks, and cast-on Whisky & Rye using Marigoldjen BFL/Nylon Sock in Merry & Bright. She knit a bit on her Pebble Beach Shawl, and cast-on Close To You using Ethereal Fibers Aurora Borealis Sock (shawl) in Do You Know When Santa Farts at the Mall?, as well as a Luckdragon Shawl using KnitCircus Lavish in Humperdink, Humperdink, Humperdink. Project: Reconsideration Susie will never knit a Christmas stocking, and so she's given up even pretending like she will. She is following Danie's lead and ordering some Holiday Stockings (white glove, yo!) from Sprout Patterns. Enhance the Stash Susie acquired madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Undergrowth, a peppermint mocha bag from Suburban Stitcher, some Stonehedge Fiber Mill Shepherd Wool Worsted for a kid hat, and a couple skeins from A Whimsical Wood Yarn Co.
26 Nov 2016
Episode 60 - Knit Down to Stash Down
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/
14 Feb 2015
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Episode 80 - Shawl Series 5: Stylin' & Profilin'
In this episode, the girls talk shawl styling, and many other things in this longer-than-usual episode. 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.
25 Oct 2015
Episode 92 - Small Circs & You A Beginner's Guide
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.
17 May 2016
Episode 59 - WIP Management
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/
25 Jan 2015
Episode 123 - PGP: Whatcha Been Knitting?!
In this episode, the girls catch up on what all they've been knitting lately. Danie knits for not-her-baby, and Susie makes peace with the fact that she's only going to shrink from here. Events Susie will be at DFW Fiber Fest April 5th-8th in Irving, Texas. If you will be too, let her know! And don’t forget the on-going Loosey-Goosey Sweater KAL! Finished Projects Danie finished a couple of #notherbaby knits: her (but not *her* hers) Baby Hat and her Pink Better Than Baby Booties. Susie finished her Tracie. Current Projects Danie started a Baby Verebrae using Universal Yarn Bamboo Pop. She worked a little on her Daeyln Pullover, and on her 2018 New Year Socks. She also started a blanket for the Ravellenics. She also started a test knit for Greg/KnittingDaddy's new design called Smoke in the City Hat using Malabrigo Rios in the Aquamarine colorway. Susie finished two more squares on her Oh, Scrap! Blanket. She also started a Fly Away blanket using Plymouth Yarn Worsted Merino Superwash Solids, and the first two colors she's working with are Dress Blues Navy and Primavera. She also worked on (and re-worked) her Winter Remix Hexi Socks, and started a pair of Zigzagular Socks using Suburban Stitcher Glitter Sock in the Blonde Squad. She also got Ryo to the point where it's joined for knitting in the round, and she's been chugging away on her Berlin Soft. Enhance the Stash Susie acquired a skein of Ines from Yoshi and Lucy in the Cheshire Cat colorway. She also had her birthday wish granted in the form of a Fringe Supply Co. Field Bag, the orange one exclusive to PurlSoho.
4 Mar 2018
Episode 108 - Idle Chit Chat
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Episode 104 - Prairie Girls Last Potpourri of 2016
In this episode, the girls chatter away through the final potpourri episode of 2016. Susie muses on Santa's flatulence levels, and Danie has a sock break-through. Stuff & Things The PACE collaboration from Danie and Sarah of Imagined Landscapes has been revealed! Check out the Prairie Hills Shawl pattern and the Prairie Gold colorway. Susie released her Alight Cowl pattern! Contest We’re gearing up for the 2016 Legend-Prairie contest! Please contact us if you’re interested in donating a giveaway prize. Thank you to Sari of The Girl Who Crafted who donated a Blue Lily Mitt kit as a prize, and Sarah of Imagined Landscapes who donated a copy of her Prairie Hills Shawl pattern! Finished Projects Susie started and finished her Striped Kid Hat, and finished her Close To You shawl. Danie finished another two squares on her Micah's Blanket, and started and finished two Pussyhats for the Women's March on Washington. Current Projects Susie knit just a little bit on her Vedai sweater, edged a couple of squares on her Oh Scrap Blanket, and added a couple of inches on the third Newborn Bonnet & Wrap Set. She also worked on the second of her Directional Socks, and cast-on a Come What May shawl using KnitCircus Lavish in Humperdink, Humperdink, Humperdink. Danie has been working on her Micah's Blanket, and on her First Hermione's Everyday Socks. Project: Reconsideration Susie pretty quickly reconsidered her Luckdragon Shawl. She's going to save the pattern for when she's more in a "thinking-knit" place. Danie is considering frogging her Handspun Elda Cardigan and reknitting it into a Harvest cardigan. Enhance the Stash Susie acquired some yarn from The Lemonade Shop - a skein of DK in Spectravision and two skeins of Mighty Sock in Witch, Please, which may or may not become a Sugar Plum Shawl. Danie treated herself to some much-deserved goodies from the Bar Maids. New to Me Susie tried out the yarn-themed video game called Unravel, hopped on the Instant Pot bandwagon, and put a purple streak in her hair.
11 Dec 2016
Episode 99 - Prairie Girls Potpourri the Second
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16 Sep 2016
Episode 78 - Shawl Series 3: Multi-Color Shawls
In this episode, the girls chat about multi-colored shawls. Susie tries to get everyone drunk, and Danie says 'Current Projects' like a pro. 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.
26 Sep 2015
Episode 57 - WIPs-apalooza
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/
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Episode 97 - Happiness is...Handspun
In this episode, the girls do a deep-dive into knitting with handspun. Susie can't carry a tune in a bucket, and Danie is a show-stopper. Miscellaneous things mentioned include With Pointed Sticks' Killer Fall Collection, Danie's and PrairiePoppin's (of Imagined Landscapes) prairie-inspired collaboration, Danie's collaboration with The Rusted Stitch and Lucia of the Knitted Paradise video podcast, the Cables & Arans Harmony Guide, and Melissa Schaschwary's designs. Listen here. Finished Projects Susie finished the 4th Birthday Socks, and the Alight Cowl. Danie finished several earbud pouches based on Mary Keenan's Earbud Pouch pattern, but modified for her toe-up preferences. Current Projects Susie started her second Newborn Bonnet & Wrap Set, and finished the bonnet. She also made some progress on her Threshold and has past the sleeve-joining point, and started her Ripple Ribbed Socks. Danie has been crushing the cables in her Tour de Fleece handspun in a modified Elda Cardigan. Enhance the Stash Danie acquired an amazing and endlessly useful NeedleBook from 19 Stitches. Susie acquired a wrist ruler from LVLY that she saw on Black Mountain Yarn Shop's Instagram feed, a skein of Leading Men Fiber Arts Show Stopper in The Great Sweater Debate, and the most fabulous zippered sock-sized project bag and matching WIPminder from Suburban Stitcher. Knits on Screen Susie has been enjoying Slow TV's National Knitting Evening on Netflix, and you know there is some serious knits on screen on a show like that.
13 Aug 2016
Episode 63 - The Whys and Wherefores of Patterned Socks
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/
15 Mar 2015
Episode 100 - Celebrate Good Times
In this episode, the girls celebrate 100 episodes! Stuff & Things Thank you to KnittingDaddy Greg of the Unraveling with Greg and Joey podcast for sending us copies of his wonderful new shawl pattern Amplitude. Susie's Ripple Ribbed Sock pattern has been released! Help celebrate this 4th installment of the birthday sock tradition by using code '4THBDAY' to receive 40% off any Prairie Girl Designs sock pattern through October 10th. Check out the Forest Dreams kit available at One Twisted Tree! Other things mentioned include Susie's Glenfiddich sweater's inaugural wearing, Angie Tribeca, Rosemary & Thyme, Polygon, and the Seashell Scrap Yarn Blanket. Events Danie is going to Rhinebeck! The Big-Bad-Berg-along starts October 1st and runs through November 15th! Check out the thread in the Ravelry group, and be sure to check out the threads in the other podcasts' groups too! Susie and mrsshoo Sarah of the Cultivate & Create podcast are knitting stuffies in the month of October and calling it the Creepy Crawly Critter KAL! Keep an eye out on the Cultivate & Create Ravelry group for a prize announcement. Contest The winners of the wool wash from Dusty Tree Soap are announced! Finished Projects Danie finished her dramatically modified Handspun Elda Cardigan, her Portside Duffle Bag from Sprout Patterns, and a couple garter wash clothes. Current Projects Thanks to a marathon session of The Walking Dead, Susie is almost done with the first sleeve of her Threshold. She also cast on some husband socks. Danie ripped out the body of her Rhinebeck Campside Cardi so she can reknit it alternating skeins. She also worked on her Bronco socks, her Stained Glass Sock Blanket, more wash cloths, and kid mittens. Enhance the Stash Danie acquired the most perfect for her back from Hopkins Sewing Studio. Susie picked up several skeins from Yarn Harbor in Duluth, MN - Three Irish Girls Adorn Sock in Skyline Parkway and Hawk Ridge, and HiKoo by skacel Sueño in Indigo. She also acquired a couple hilariously fabulous skeins from Ethereal Fibers - Aurora Borealis Sock (shawl) in Do You Know When Santa Farts at the Mall and Celestial Sock in The Hamster Life is the Life for Me. Also, her customized sock blockers from Burning Impressions arrived, and they are fabulous!
2 Oct 2016
Episode 101 - Point/Counterpoint Review
In this episode, the girls review the design collection Point/Counterpoint. Susie self-sabotages her sweater goal with a snail stuffie, and Danie gets her steek on. Stuff & Things Thank yous to Bronwyn of Bronwyn the Brave Designs for sending us her newest pattern Gathering Rosebuds, and Melinda of the YarnderWoman podcast for sending Susie the Ligita Shawl and Danie Risteilyhuivi (Cruise Shawl), and Caroline of Clotheslines Designs for sending us her Yellow Roses and allowing us to share how she is raising funds for the charity Mind. Susie also mentions the Mighty Fix subscription box. Events The Big-Bad-Berg-along starts October 1st and runs through November 15th! Check out the thread in the Ravelry group, and be sure to check out the threads in the other podcasts’ groups too! Susie and mrsshoo Sarah of the Cultivate & Create podcast are knitting stuffies in the month of October and calling it the Creepy Crawly Critter KAL! Keep an eye out on the Cultivate & Create Ravelry group for a prize announcement. Finished Projects Susie finished her Slo'Moe, as well as her secret shawl project. Current Projects Danie knit on her kid mittens, her Bronco socks, and some husband socks. She also STEEKED her Rhinebeck Campside Cardi! Susie is worked on her Threshold, and cast on Drachenfels using Sun Valley Fibers MCS Fingering in Lavender, Whisper, and Purple Passion, which she is homing in her ShawlSack from Studio in the Green. Review Check out the fabulous and unique collaboration between Mary of Kino Knits and Sarah of Imagined Landscapes in Point/Counterpoint, Volume 1! Enhance the Stash Danie got a wonderful box of goodies in the form of the Bar Maids House Special: Knitmore Girls #2! KISS How do you downsize or minimize your handknits? Does level of knitting skill in the selected-to-be-downsized item change your approach? Share with us in the episode thread on the Ravelry group!
14 Oct 2016
Episode 90 - 2016 Knitting Whims
In this episode, the girls share their current knitting whims.Susie tries to let go mismatched tippy toes and heels, and Danieincorporates bread storage into a dress. Contest The winner of the Pomball Hat Collection by Sarah Schira of Imagined Landscapes was announced! Finished Projects Susie finally finished her Fork in the Road Socks. The stripes match allthe way til the very ends of the second sock's heel and toe. Danie finished her Annadress. She fully lined it and added pockets. She also finishedsome baby booties. Current Projects Susie worked on her Spectrum, and her Choice Bit of Calico. She also started thelittlest of this year's picture sweaters, and decided to add a layer ofcomplexity and design it. Danie worked on her Suburban Prairie Socks, and her SuperBowl Rainbow Socks.
2 Apr 2016
Episode 66 - Needle Storage Natterings
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/
19 Apr 2015