Episode 12: What is in your project bag?

Topic: What notions do you keep in your project bag(s)?
Episode Number: 12
Record Date: 5/21/21
Publish Date: 6/1/21


It’s raid Kelsi’s fridge night !!
Podcast beverages (Links direct to Untappd)
First Drink – Fuck Covid – Ale Asylum

Announcements and Gravel Knits Events

For our first ever MAL we will be making blue hats for Hat not Hate!
Knit, Crochet, Knitting Loom
Start Date: Now
End Date: July 31, 2021 (Mail your hats in by August 1, 2021)
Hosted on: Instagram, Facebook, and our website!
For Instagram and Facebook: take a picture and post each hat as an individual post. Use the hastags #gkmal2021hatnothate and #hatnothate on facebook and instagram.
For submitting on the website head over to the MAL page and comment. Include a description and your name (or username) for us to call out on our podcast for drawing prizes!
Hat requirements:
Any type of yarn, any pattern as long as the hat’s circumference is 16-20 inches, and the hat is 75% blue. Each hat counts as an entry!

Please use TWO hashtags, one for our tracking and one to support the program


What’s Brewing Current projects/ cast ons)


I had the startitis bad this week, including one thing that you’ll hear about at the end of the trail

Outline Tank – Jessie Mae of Jessie Maed Designs

Grey – Boozy Broad Yarn (sadly no longer in business)

Arcade  – My handspun from Greenwood Fiberworks in 50/50 Merino/Silk
Ravelry Link

DK Ripple Bralette – Another Jessie Maed DK Scraps Ravelry Link

Antler Pullover – Tin Can Knits!!!!!!!!!


Part of Knit Circus 5k MAL!
Kitchen Table Project: Before & After Socks by Marceline Smith
Needles: US 1 – 2.25 mm; US 0 – 2.0 mm Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll Hand Painted Colorway: Gumball (all sorts of vibrant colors in microstriping)
I didn’t mention this last episode but the designer is a BIPOC designer.  She even commented on my instagram post-I feel like a celebrity 🙂
Ravelry Link Gravel Knits Website Link

Living Room: Dumpster Fire 2020 by Kino Knits.
Various super value worsted acrylic yarns, I think it’s mostly red heart.  Lots of colors! Using US 2, 2.75 mm needles.
Going through the pattern for a third time.  Doing 7 flames at a time of each flame type (9 rounds of 7 flames!).
Ravelry Link Gravel Knits Website Link

Part of Knit Circus 5k MAL!
Living Room: Birthday cast on! Outline Tank by Jessie Mae
Yarn: Malabrigo Yarn Sock Colorway: 870 Candombe
Ravelry Link Gravel Knits Website Link

Bedroom: Speckled Space Socks by Amanda Stephens 
Yarn: Knit Picks Stroll Fingering Tonal Colorway: Inverness
At the leg!  Just need to find time to work on them 🙂
Ravelry Link Gravel Knits Website Link

End of the Trail (FOs)


Sharon’s Glamping Blanket Ravelry

Lang Yarns Wrist Warmers Ravelry


Part of Knit Circus 5k MAL!
Ryker’s Room: Three Dishcloths by Joan Janes
Yarn: Lion Brand Re-Up Colorway: 112 Raspberry
Knitting all three patterns, I’m having a great time knitting these!  It’s fun to knit little projects like this to learn new things without committing to something giant.
Ravelry Link  Gravel Knits Website Link

What’s Hopping (Stash Enhancements/Yarn collecting)


Na da, yet again


Yardage Counter!

Stanwood Needlecraft -counts meters, it’s the type that wraps around a wheel.  Simple, easy to use!  Just make sure the tension going in stays consistent and you are good to go!

Plymouth Yarn Cammello Merino 80% Merino 20% Baby Camel Colorway: Navy Plymouth Yarn Website For my next sweater Abraço by Filipa Carneiro.  “Abraço” means “hug” in Portuguese.  The sweater is written for fingering, but this does match the WPI even though it is sport weight. 

Hangovers (Knitting Disasters)


I actually have a KNITTING hangover this week – the antler pullover.  I had to reknit the sleeves, I ran out of the yarn for the body.  Then entirely missed a decrease row that required tinking back a couple rows.

And then I contacted all the “local” yarn sotres…Now I’m rethinking what to do on the whole thing.


Topic : What’s in your project bag?


Small snips, a counter, and a ponytail holder!


Small tins to keep them in – mine are the size of altoid mint containers
Stitch markets – no special number – but I alway have one purple as that is my beginning of a round color!
Tapestry needle
Seam ripper
Cloth measuring tape
Binder Clips -to clip tails together so it doesn’t hang to long and get tangled 
Cable needles – not in all my 6 project baskets/bags but in the ones where I have worked on a project that used it 

In my living room project basket I also have:
stitch holders for big projects like sweaters
Trouser Pant Safety Metal Clips to hold big projects together so it’s easier to ‘spin’ back and forth

One exception is Ryker’s room – I just keep my needles and the yarn I’m currently using


I am not so good about keeping my notions in any project bag.  (though I always like when I actually do that)

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