Episode 15: Christmas in July!

Episode Number: 15
Record Date: 7/6/21
Publish Date:7/20/21

Dranks

Green Beer Night!
Podcast beverages (Links direct to Untappd)
Hop Valley – Bubble Stash
West O – Bitter Elf
No Coast – Smokey Row Coast

Announcements and Gravel Knits Events

Our First ever make along – Hat Not Hate
https://hatnothate.org/
Don’t forget about our Hat not Hate MAL!
Submissions due by: July 31 (Try to mail them in so that they arrive by August 1st)
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!
For more information, view the Hat not Hate website or our MAL page on the gravelknits.com website.
There are several places to enter – Instagram, Our Facebook group, or our Website.
Please use TWO hashtags, one for our tracking and one to support the program
#hatnothate
#gkmal2021hatnothate
Please include your desired username if submitting on our website.
Prizes will include a fibernymph dyeworks skein (you will get to choose between a few options) and some of Kelsi’s hand spun!

New schedule! 
We are trying a new schedule every other main episode and then monthly short cuts!

Shout Outs:

Thank you everyone for the listens and support on instagram!  We love seeing your comments and likes!

What have you been listening to?

1619

1619,” a New York Times audio series hosted by Nikole Hannah-Jones, examines the long shadow of that fateful moment.

We heard about it from Fiber Coven Podcast.

Updates 

What’s Brewing Current projects/ cast ons)

Kelsi:

Wedding dress!

Take a Bow Dress – Lauren Riker, Girly Knits

Ravelry Link  https://girlyknits.com/

Knit Picks Gloss DK in Robot

Mini Party Socks

Ravelry Link 

This comes from a collection of three different socks, one that has a fade, one that’s striped and one with color work.  I’m doing the colorwork one. Reminds me of the new Tellybean Knits sweater called Garland

Brew City Christmas Mini Skeins

Shave ‘em to Save ‘em Shawl Challenge

This is in the planning stages yet, but I wanted to make sure to talk about it. The Livestock Conservancy currently has a shawl challenge.  The main rule is that you use 

Caitlyn: 

Part of Knit Circus 5k MAL!
Free Pattern!
Bedroom: Slip Stitch Dish Towel by Willow Yarns Design Team
Yarn: recycled cotton yarn from a cotton sweater I purchased from goodwill.  This is going to be part of multiple towels for my sister for a wedding present.  She is all about creative reuse so I think this will be right up her alley since I can’t do what I originally planned for her wedding present. This is my second one.
Ravelry Link Gravel Knits Website Link

Part of Knit Circus 5k MAL!
Free Pattern
Bryan’s Car Project: Diagonal Knit Dishcloth by Jana Trent
Yarn: recycled cotton yarn from a cotton sweater I purchased from goodwill.  This is going to be part of multiple towels and wash/dishcloths for my sister for a wedding present.  She is all about creative reuse so I think this will be right up her alley since I can’t do what I originally planned for her wedding present.
Ravelry Link Gravel Knits Website Link Pattern Link

Caitlyn’s Car Project: Grandma’s Dishcloth by PJ Allen.  
Lilly Sugar & Creme Grape and Dark Pine.  Striping but changing in the middle every 2 rows. 
Ravelry Link

Part of Knit Circus 5k MAL!
Kitchen Table:  Krampusnacht Socks by Carlie Perrins
Yarn: MC: KnitCircus Greatest of Ease Colorway: Leaf Peeping Panoramic Gradient CC: Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering Speckle Colorway: Panettone
So fun!  Decided to start the bottom of the sock with the blue green color.  The skulls look so fun with the speckles!  I was unsure if this would work but I think it’s really fun.  Also the Hawthorne is a two ply and that doesn’t seem to be an issue with the knit circus yarn which I believe is a 4 ply.
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.  I have 10 dumpsters completed.  I have started knitting more dumpsters I’m hopping to do 10+ more but we will see how many more I feel like knitting.  
Kelsi Challenged me to make a rainbow one and I found some crazy cotton candy colored yarn and I just had to make two of them.
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
Birthday 2021 Cast On!
Ravelry Link Gravel Knits Website Link

End of the Trail (FOs)

Kelsi

Nothing really but here’s an update on my meters for the Knit Circus 5k – 

Knit Circus 5K Current Total: 1229.2 Meters

Caitlyn:

Knit Circus 5K Current Total: 722 Meters

Part of Knit Circus 5k MAL!
Free Pattern
Bryan’s Car Project: Diagonal Knit Dishcloth by Jana Trent
Yarn: recycled cotton yarn from a cotton sweater I purchased from goodwill.  This is going to be part of multiple towels and wash/dishcloths for my sister for a wedding present.  She is all about creative reuse so I think this will be right up her alley since I can’t do what I originally planned for her wedding present.
Ravelry Link Gravel Knits Website Link Pattern Link

Part of Knit Circus 5k MAL!
Kitchen Table: 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)
Ravelry Link Gravel Knits Website Link

What’s Hopping (Stash Enhancements/Yarn collecting)

Kelsi

Mini Skeins! On day 6 of the Merry Everything and Happy All the Things July Swap

  • Rock and String Creations: Jitterbug Sock, Urban Oasis
  • Twisted Knitter: MCN, Tree Frog
  • Rohrspatz  & Wollmeise: 100% Merino, Digitessa
  • Sanguine Gryphon: Bugga, Blue Arsed Fly

Caitlyn

Love Crafts had 50% off self striping sock yarn with the fair isle striping.  I saw a shawl made out of this and loved it…sooo I bought some because it will make great socks of a great shawl!
West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply Colour Black (099)
West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply Colour Cinnamon Stick (632)
West Yorkshire Spinners The Croft Colour Heylor (754)
West Yorkshire Spinners The Croft Colour Stonybreck (759)
West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply Colour Robin (941)
West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply Colour Pheasant (855)
West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply Colour Mallard (862) 4 skeins
West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply Colour Holly Berry (886)

Topic: Get Ready…Christmas is coming!!!! 

There are currently 172 days until Christmas

Small/Fast Projects

  • Cup Koozies
  • SIMPLE bulky weight hats with fun pom poms
  • Potholders
  • Dish Clothes (can pair with handmade soap?) – Variation on a theme
  • Hats
  • Heavier weight socks
  • Mittens!/Fingerless Mitts
  • Grocery/Produce Bag
  • Ornaments

Find us 

You can find us on facebook at: Gravel Knits
Instagram and Untappd as: GravelKnits
You can email us at: gravelknits@gmail.com
Check us out at untapped for today’s beverages at Gravel Knits

Kelsi:
Ravelry & Instagram: BikesBrewsEwes
Untappd: kelsidj

Caitlyn:
Ravelry & Instagram: CaitlynNLloyd

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