Episode 18: all night long!…Biking and Knitting of course! 

Episode Number: 18 All night long!…Biking and Knitting of course! 
Record Date: 8/10/21
Publish Date: August 24th
Edited by: Bryan

Tonight’s Drinks: 

Gold and Squeezy Beer Night!
Light & Squeezy-Lemon-raspberry radler from confluence brewing company
Lil’ Squeezy-Juicy Pale Deschutes Brewery
Voodoo Ranger-IPA New Belgium
Podcast beverages (Links direct to Untappd)

Kelsi and Caitlyn Start of talking about what’s going on!

Caitlyn Traveled to Seattle for a friends belated engagement party!  

Explored Edmonds
Took the ferry, missed the one our friends were on so we had a quick drink at the restaurant across the way at Demetris and this guy gave us buttons!  I got the girl with the fire behind her meme and his friend who is a jazz artist: Heidi Savoie. Bryan got a picard button.
We explored the town across the way, Kingston, and had lunch and faried back
Pike’s Market 🙂
Ferris Wheel-go to the end of the pier-the restaurant was reasonably priced and we sat right next to the ferris wheel 🙂
Ugly Baby is a very fun store!

 Announcements and Gravel Knits Events


Entries for the our Hat Not Hate Make a Long are due by Sept 13th on Instagram, Facebook or our Website.  Remember to use the hashtag #gkmal2021hatnothate.  We’ll be drawing for winners during the first episode we record after September 13th.

Our First ever make along - Hat Not Hate
Submissions due by: Sept 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
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!

What have you been listening to?

True Crime & Knit
Safiyyah Talley (The Drunk Knitter)

What’s Brewing Current projects/ cast ons)


Vanilla Socks – Desert Vista Dyeworks – Rainbows rule the world

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? And now I’m planning for my next 3 of these….


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
I’m on the leg of sock 2!
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.
Need to glue 10 and Steam block one more and then I’m done with 20 dumpsters
38 grms per dumpster (before glueing together)
71.4 yard/65 meters per dumpster
20 dumpsters
1428 yards, 1307 meters (my oversized worsted weight sweater was 1155 yards/1056 meters)
Ravelry Link Gravel Knits Website Link

Part of Knit Circus 5k MAL!
Free Pattern
Living Room: Free as a bird by Kajsa Vuorela Fredriksson
CC Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Colorway: 300 Denim Mist
Using up what was left from my Hat not Hate FO.  This is my first brioche knitted flat.  The pattern is both written out and charted.

Part of Knit Circus 5k MAL!
Caitlyn Car Project: 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)


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

                        Knit Circus 5K Current Total: 1229.2 Meters – I need to update this yet


Part of Knit Circus 5k MAL!
Park of Hat Not Hate MAL!
Airplane Project: Fisherman’s Rib Hat and Scarf Set by Staci Perry
Yarn: Lion Brand Vanna’s Choice Colorway: 300 Denim mist
Knitted on the airplane.  First time doing fisherman’s Rib.  It was a good airplane project.
Ravelry Link Gravel Knits Website Link

Part of Knit Circus 5k Total so far 926.25

What’s Hopping          (Stash Enhancements/Yarn collecting)




Stranded by the Sea in Edmonds (by seattle)
All 225 colors for Jamieson’s of Shetland
Shop was very organized and she has 7 angora bunnies!  She let me hold the one that was in the shop-Blueberry
This is the first shop I’ve visited with a bunch of spinning wheels for sale
Thursday Spinning (and any other fiber art) group

Frog and Toad Kit!
Cascade 220 Superwash (DK):
50g in Olive Heather for Frog's Body
33g in Walnut Heather for Toad's Body
3g in White for Eyes
Jamieson's of Shetland Spindrift wound on our own Frog Bobbins:
12g Wren (Frog's Pants)
12g Burnt Umber (Frog's Coat)
8g Rye (Toad's Swimsuit)
8g Moss (Toad's Swimsuit)
1g Cascade Heritage in Black for Embroidered Details
6 ounces of Buckwheat Hulls for stuffing

MJ Yarns
Yarn shop/stand in Pike’s Place Market
            Sophistisock – Northern Lights 
            Content: 75% Superwash Merino, 15% Nylon, 10% Tencel



I’ve been trying to think of a way to remember to do some projects not from patterns.  I love patterns but I also want to understand how stitches fit together and what I can create-I’m thinking maybe every so many cast ons I should do something with no pattern. Listeners! What are your thoughts?

Find us 

You can find us on facebook at: Gravel Knits

Instagram and Untappd as: GravelKnits

You can email us at: gravelknits@gmail.com


            Ravelry & Instagram: BikesBrewsEwes
Untappd: kelsidjs                                                                                                         


            Ravelry & Instagram: CaitlynNLloyd

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