Episode 22: It’s Really Vanilla Pumpkin

Episode Number: 22
Record Date: 10/4/21
Publish Date: 10/19/21
Edited by: Kelsi


Oktoberfest Beer Night:

O’Fallon Vanilla Pumpkin Beer
New Belgium Voodoo Ranger Future Hop IPA


Desamour Designs is a crochet designer that is hosting her 4th BIPOC MAL and we are going to participate!
Hate not Hate MAL drawing! Please message us with your mailing address and selection!

What have you been listening to?

True Crime & Knit

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….
Lap Blanket – Corner to Corner Crochet Method
Mandala something
A friend of mine was recently diagnosed with breast cancer and will be starting chemo soon and I want to give her something to cuddle up with. At the moment it’s not very big but I’m going to try to find another yarn to put a border on it with
Born in Berlin – Wollmuschi
Paid for pattern on Ravelry
Fingering weight hoodie that I’ve now turned into 1×1 colorwork, the pattern calls for size 6 needles but I’ve gone up to an 8
LIght House Keeper’s Wife
Spinning – Combo
Lawen – MK Nance
Leading Men Fiber Arts – Showstopper in “How you doin’?”
Bah La Jolla – Tequila Lime


Caitlyn’s Couch Project: Aperture Shawl by Ambah O’Brien
Needles: US 5 – 3.75 mm
Yarn: New Garden Yarns Lavender BFL annual yarn base Colorway: Teal Fade
This is so fun! This is a knitted lace shawl, I’m knitting the smaller size. Starting with the lighter color so it will fade down to the darker shade of teal.
Ravelry Link
Gravel Knits Website Link
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
Koha Mitts by Francoise DanoyUS 2 (2.75 mm) and US 3 (3.25 mm)
MC:West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply Colorway: Liquorice
CC: Knit Picks Stroll Colorway: Gumball Hand Panted
Ravelry Link
The Peaceful People Hat by Jennifer Berg
Needles: US 2½ – 3.0 mm and US 4 – 3.5 mm
Yarn: Cascade Yarns Spuntaneous Worsted Effects Colorway: 301 Grape Crush
Cascade Yarns Spuntaneous Worsted Effects Colorway: 308 River Rock
It’s fun! This yarn is so soft and the color work is fun to follow, not a lot of floats to catch 🙂
Festival Hat by Cecilia Losada
Needles: US 8 – 5.0 mm & US 10 – 6.0 mm
Yarn: Berroco Vintage Chunky Colorway: 6106 Smoke & Yarn Love Amy March Bulky Colorway: Flower Market

End of the Trail (FOs)


Everyday Magic Bonnet
Stephanie Lotven
From the book – Knit Happy with Self Striping Yarn
Festival Hats
Mamma DIY
Tunisian Crochet Slouchy Beanie


Caitlyn’s Work Project: Copycat Dishcloth by Michelle Krause
Needles: US 7 – 4.5 mm
Yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream Solids & Denim Colorway: Dark Pine
Just needed something for small breaks at work. This one looks great and is simple to create. The pattern is written very well.
Ravelry Link

Stash Enhancements



A Tangle of Yarn shop visit!
Yarn: Berroco Vintage Chunky Colorway: 6106 Smoke & Yarn Love Amy March Bulky Colorway: Flower Market
Webs Order



Ishneich Shawl – this had been sitting in time out for a long time (maybe two years?) I really love the yarn, it’s a camel/merino blend I believe and I’ve really been wanting to
knit with a “fancy” yarn. I couldn’t figure out where in the pattern I was so I ripped back 28 rows of the edge knot ribbing pattern

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