Short Cuts Episode 5: Just me, myself, and husband

Record Date:  7/31/21
Publish Date: Next Thursday
Edited by: Bryan Lloyd

Kelsi is currently riding in Ragbrai (Register’s Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa) and is having a wonderful time!

Next week my husband and I will be traveling without or son to Seattle to celebrate our good friends engagement party (1 year late 😉)

Beverage Review:

New Glarus Brewing Co. – Totally Naked


Don’t Forget about Hat not Hate MAL!  Check out our website for additional information.  Deadline is Sept 13.

Yarnspinners Tale’s Podcast just posted an episode 7/26.  Cindy has paused the podcast for a while due to her mother’s illness.  She does have a website and a ravelry group if you would like to reach out.

Shout Out

I wanted to spend a little more time talking about the Fiber Hooligan podcast!   Fiber Hooligan interviews all sorts of voices in the fiber community including:

Adella Colvin (LoLaBean Yarn Co.), The Oink Pigments Team (Alexa Wilson, Helena Bristow, Julie Gillespie, & Harper Hodes), Karida Collins (Neighborhood Fiber Co.), Etc.


I felt like all I was doing was knitting flames!  But today-I finished them!  I now have 10 completed dumpster fire ornaments, 9 blocking and one in line to block.  Thank you Husband!

It helped to lay out all of my not completed dumpsters to see what I needed

On Monday-my husband found them on the floor!  I have no idea if it was my son or the cat or maybe just a freak accident-but I put them back up and It’s was a nice home base to see where I am at with all of them.

I’m hoping to cast on one more Hat Not Hate hat-I have a skein for Vanna’s choice blue yarn, and I think it would be nice to find a fun pattern for it-if you have any ideas please message or email us!  I would love some ideas!  I plan on casting on as soon as I’ve bound off my dumpsters.

Since I’m trying to focus on finishing my dumpsters I haven’t been working on my other projects, but I’m excited to get back to them!


Last weekend we biked for the first time with a group with our son.  It went pretty well and it was a very nice trail!  We biked out in Waukee which is a 20 minute drive away.  We started early and left from Kinship brewery and biked to breakfast at the brickyard and came back to the Kinship brewery and tried a few of their brews.  It’s a great brewery with a dog park!

Kinship brewery

Brick Yard Burgers & Brews

That’s FO for now!  Talk to you in our next short and in the next Gravel knits full episode!

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