Episode 16: What was our topic even?

Episode Number: 16
Record Date: 7/22/21
Publish Date: 8/3/21
Edited by: Bryan Lloyd

Dranks (Caitlyn)

Tonight’s Drinks: Big Grove Brewery Night!
Tailwind Golden Ale (RAGBRAI Exclusive)
Summer Jam (Sour)
Easy Eddy (IPA)

Podcast beverages (Links direct to Untappd)

Chatter:

Caityn’s Trip:

Cedar Rapids Area:
Hayes Park
Clock House Brewing
Tiny Yarn Shop in NewBo City Market Website Facebook Instagram
Solon Beef Days
Indian Creek Nature Center 

Ely Iowa (eeeelee)
House Divided Brewery (Dogs welcome!)
Odie’s Bar & Grill (facebook link)
Old MacDonald’s Farm in Bever Park (petting zoo)

Iowa City
Iowa River Power Restaurant on the Dam
Big Grove Brewery
The Iowa Children’s Museum in Coralville Mall 

Announcements:

Our First ever make along – Hat Not Hate
https://hatnothate.org/

Don’t forget about our Hat not Hate MAL!
Submissions due by: September 13
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!

Shout Outs: (Shout outs to new members of our group, comments, etc.)

Thank you Emily from – Little Cabin Knits 

What have you been listening to?

Fiber Hooligan, no new episodes since August 2020, but he is the CEO of the Stitches Events.  I’ve been listening to the older episodes and there are lots of fantastic interviews!  I think the show will eventually come back.
Just a few of the interviews include: Adella Colvin (LoLaBean Yarn Co.), The Oink Pigments Team (Alexa Wilson, Helena Bristow, Julie Gillespie, & Harper Hodes), & Karida Collins (Neighborhood Fiber Co.)

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 

Sea Glass Tee – Abbye and Selena, Wool and Pine Designs

Ravelry Link http://www.woolandpine.com/ 

Fingering weight colorwork short sleeve tee. I’m using my minis from the Merry Everything and Happy Always mini swap. What was that I said about not doing another colorwork fingering weight sweater any time soon?

Lever knitting

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 first one for her set.
Ravelry Link Gravel Knits Website Link

Part of Knit Circus 5k MAL!
Free Pattern!
Bryan Car Project: Slip Stitch Dish Towel (2) 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. This is my second one for her set.
Ravelry Link Gravel Knits Website Link

Caitlyn’s Work Project: Copycat Dishcloth by Michelle Krause
Needles: US 6 – 4.0 mm 
Knitting heald double with 
Yarn: Knit Picks Dishie Twist Colorway: Jalapeno 
Yarn: Red Heart Scrubby Colorway: Lime
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
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

End of the Trail (FOs)

Kelsi

Tie Me Up Tie – Bernat

#1 of 2 is complete.  The other I’m hoping to be done with tomorrow.

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

Knit Circus 5K Current Total: 1229.2 Meters

Caitlyn:
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!
Free Pattern
Bryan’s Car Project: Diagonal Knit Dishcloth by Jana Trent
Yarn: recycled cotton yarn from a cotton sweater I purchased from goodwill.  
Ravelry Link Gravel Knits Website Link Pattern Link

Diaper Bag Shoulder Strap 
Knit Picks Dishie Twist; Colorways: 28248 Fiesta Red, 28244 Blue, & 28251 Mulberry
Lion Brand Re-Up; Colorway: 100 White
Made this because the handles are too short to put over my shoulder.  It’s a band that connects the two handles so leaving daycare or traveling it’s easier to carry.
iCord Machine made 4 strands, then looped over one handle and did a braid with the 8 strands and tied around the other strap.  
Ravelry Link

What’s Hopping (Stash Enhancements/Yarn collecting)

Kelsi

Caitlyn

Tiny Yarn Shop in NewBo City Market
Two skeins:
StoneHedge – Crazy – Stonehedge Fiber Mill – 2 ply sport 100% merino wool -no colorway they are all different
Zauberball Crazy – 75% superwash 25% biodegradable nylon, fingering weight 100g, colorway: 1507 – herbstwind “Autumn Wind”
Website  Facebook Instagram

Yarn Love…sale…50% off sock set for the pattern:
Blooming Lavender socks by Stone Knits (Charlotte Stone)
Purple: mini skeins in Majesty, and Martini; main color is Lupine.
Pink: mini skeins in Pizzazz and Conifer; main color is Fable.
Yarn: ELIZABETH BENNET
65% superwash merino / 20% bamboo / 15% silk
1.75 oz / 195 yards 50 grams / 178 meters
Suggested Needle: US 0-3 2 – 3.25 MM

Hangovers (Knitting Disasters)

Caitlyn:

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
Ravelry Link Gravel Knits Website Link

Find us 

You can find us on facebook at: Gravel Knits
Instagram and Untappd as: GravelKnits
You can email us at: gravelknits@gmail.com

Kelsi:
Ravelry & Instagram: BikesBrewsEwes
Untappd: kelsidj

Caitlyn:
Ravelry & Instagram: CaitlynNLloyd

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