Episode 95 – “Queen Outage Sweaty Betty Casts On ALL The Things! lol”

 

Welcome To The Dreamland:

 

In this episode: 

  1. FOs (3:53)
    WIPS (8:24)
    Be Aware… Mild Language in this section.
    X’s & O’s (15:20)
    Stitch Area: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Stitcharea
    Radio GaGa (19:22)
    Book Pile (20:30)
    Screen Time (22:23)
    My Favorite Things (23:58)
    The End of The Road (26:30)Please stay tuned after the credits for bloopers. (29:39)

 

FO’s: 

  1. My Scrappy Happy Blanket – Take 2 
  2. Drawing DVD in August 
  3. SunFlower Shawl 
  4. Bebe Barley B & Bebe Barley T 

 

Totals For Stash Dash So Far: 28,386.84 yds or 25,819.8 meters 

 

WIPs: (mild language in this section. I have put a warning into the video…)

  1. DVD Love ❤ 
  2. Blanket Para Bebe 
  3. Bebe Flax 1
  4. Bebe Flax 2
  5. Power Went Out? Okay. Time For A New Project
  6. Test Knit 
    1.  
    2. Provisional Cast-On Mentioned in Episode. 

X’s & O’s:

  1. Writing
    1. Personal Blog
  2. Cross Stitch:
    1. Stitch Area: 

 

Back To The Future:

 

Radio GaGa: 

  1. Music
  2. Podcasts

 

Silver’s Book Pile: 

  1. Finished
  2. Currently

 

Silver and The Case Of The Screen Time:

  1. TV
  2. Movies
  3. Podcasts

 

My Favorite Things: 

  1. Emptyeye’s Birthday 
  2. Enabling
    1. Shipment From LoveCrafts

 

The End Of The Road: 

Silver Being Social:
Silver’s Dreamland Discord Server: https://discord.gg/wce5Uf
On Discord: Silver Dee #8858
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2535800023116491/
On Instagram: SilversTreats
On Twitter: @SilversKnitting
On Twitch: twitch.tv/silverluna2112
On Goodreads: Silverluna
E-mail: silversdreamland@gmail.com

Okay. I’ve rambled for long enough. I know your time is valuable. Please feel free to join in any discussion (or start your own) on the Silver’s DreamLand Disord board! I don’t bite, I promise!!! If you’re feeling generous, please click that like button below this video. It really helps my channel out. Please stay tuned for Episode 96 in a few weeks.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Granny Stripes and Cozy Dreamz

Hello Beautiful Readers! Welcome back to my WIP Madness Corner! The next WIP I want to talk about is what I called “Granny Stripes and Cozy Dreamz.” I started this project back in April of 2018., and it’s been pretty much stalled since July of last year. It’s just sitting in a box, where I threw it when I was getting the house ready for company once. I haven’t even really LOOKED at it since I did so. I think this may be one I’ll eventually get around to ripping it out sooner rather than later. I’ll let you know what I decided to do with it.

I’ve been using a size K or 6.5mm hook and a bunch of Red Heart scraps. I’m using the “Granny Stripes” pattern by Lucy of Attic24. You can find the pattern here.

I think part of why I’ve stalled out on this blanket, is I no longer actually WANT this blanket. That, and the fact that the Red Heart Acrylic yarn hurts my hands. I KNEW this going into the blanket at the beginning, but we needed a blanket for our Queen Size Blanket. I thought with the nature of Crochet, it would go fast. But when it got too warm to work on it, I put it upstairs and only worked on it once after the initial 6 rows.

 

 

This is how far I got in the blanket before I lost interest in it… If you were wondering, that’s my wonderful Hubby modeling the width of the blanket. (He puts up with SOOO much of my crafty crazy, and I appreciate him. Trust me.. lol)

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

J’s Shawl

Hello Wonderful Readers! I’m going to start off this WIP Madness journey of ours talking about my longest-standing WIP.

This one, I titled “J’s Shawl.” This was meant to be a gift for my brother-in-law’s new wife when they were first wed. I cast it on back in 2017, and didn’t end up finishing even the first part of the shawl by the time the wedding happened. I’m sorry to say that this one has been sitting around without having much work done on it since about 2018. I keep meaning to work on it, really I do.  But usually, when I’m in the mood to try to clear up some needles, I go up to my UFO bin, take one look at the light fingering yarn held double part of this shawl, zip up the bag it’s in, and toss the bag back in the cubbies I have upstairs in my craft room. I’m not entirely sure WHY, if I’m being honest.

The pattern I was using for this shawl was the “2016 Mother’s Day MKAL Shawl” by J.L. Fleckenstein. It is a pattern that I’ve made before, and I quite enjoyed it. Although, the first time, I WAS using the yarn that the designer called for in the pattern (it had cashmere. Need I say more? lol). Do you think this should have much bearing on what’s holding me up? It might, if I’m being honest. I’ve had issues in the past knitting with certain yarn types. But I REALLY do love the feel and the color of the “Socks That Rock,” lightweight yarn in the “Snowflake” colorway that I’ve been using.

I’ve also been debating if the reason I’m delaying working on the Shawl is the 47 inch, US 7 Knitters Pride Cubics needles I have the project on. Again, it COULD possibly be that. They aren’t the right shape for my fingers, I’m thinking. But at the time, they were the only needles I had available to use. This is, if I remember correctly. This could be completely wrong, but why knows, right??? LOL. It HAS been a few years…

I really DO love the bag I’ve been using to house this project. It’s making me want to finish up the project so I can get it back to use with another project. This is the “Knitter & Knitting Cat bag” by Twist Fiber Studio. It’s Super Cute. It’s been so long since I bought the bag, that I couldn’t tell you if they have the fabric anymore, but what they currently have in their shop is making me long for another bag. You can find the shop here.

I have been using a mix of blue beads as well. I’m not sure you can see it in this picture, but they are so cute! I was going for a dark to light sort of motif. I had a bit of an issue getting some of the beads placed as about half of the beads don’t seem to be as drilled as they should be for the yarn I’m using. This could also be part of why I had to put it aside. Beading is not REALLY my favorite thing to do. Especially when it’s being this fidley…

 

 

 

 

The last issue I have with getting this one done has to do with the length of time it’s been a UFO. Even if the intended recipient still wanted it (which I’m thinking she forgot that I EVER promised this shawl to her, as it HAS been a few years…), I’m pretty sure it is too far outside the “late-wedding-gift” parameters allowed my Miss Manners… Maybe if I stop thinking of it as a wedding shawl, and start thinking of it as a general gift for her… That might work… Hmm… Might go grab this one now and try to figure out where I left off. We’ll see, right?

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

Stash Dash 2020 is RIGHT around the corner…Nope…. It’s here! ;)

Hello Beautiful Readers! I know it’s been a while since I came by and updated this post, and I thought it was time.  I’m going to organize the items that I’ve finished by category to make it easier for me to keep track… For this update, I have added two categories. An “Other Garments” and a “Blanket” category, as I have a few of those to add now (SPOILER…Lol). I totally expect this to be my last post for Stash Dash as it’s pretty close to the end of the Along. But, you never know, right?

 

  1. Socks

    1. Birthday Month Socks (258.7 yards)
    2. Mama’s Muse (308.8 yards)
    3. Banana Sis (273.2 yards)
    4. Blue Bro (371.8 yards)
    5. Blue Tait – Silver Style (244.7 yards)
    6. Doctor Daddy-O (353.4 yards)
    7. June DVD Socks (268.0 yards)
    8. R Bro (310.6 yds)
    9. July’s All About The Sparkle 😉 (271.6 yards)
    10. Drawing DVD in August (286.44)
  2. Shawls/Wraps

    1. My Flat White Is Magical (880.4 yards)
    2. Forever Minty (796.4 yards)
    3. It’s Getting Dangerous (401.9 yards)
    4. Quiddy S20 Match 2 (432.4 yards)
    5. Sunflower Shawl (621 yards)
  3. Other Garments

    1. Ripples On The Water (536 yards)
    2. Stick In The Mud Fix It (155.3 yards)
  4. Blankets

    1. My Scrappy Happy Blanket (5,460.8 yards)
    2. Blankie 2.0 (1,660 yards)
    3. Scrappy Happy DVD (4,449 yards)
    4. I Can Hear The Bells
  5. Other

    1. First Batch of Fingering Squares (1,104 yards) 
    2. Second Batch of Fingering Squares (1,104 yards)
    3. Third Batch of Fingering Squares (1,104 yards)
    4. Fourth Batch of Fingering Squares (736 yards)

 

With these projects all added up, I have a total of 28,236.84 yards or 25,819.8 meters.. I’ll show you my current Ticker.  Wow! That’s a lot past even my stretch goal of 20,00. I can’t tell you how happy I am with this total…

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-SIlver-

 


Here is where you’ll find previous updates to this post. 


Details that were Posted 6/22:

Hello Beautiful Readers! I know it’s been a while since I came by and updated this post, I thought it was time. Especially since today is the 1 month mark of Stash Dash. I’m going to organize the items that I’ve finished by category to make it easier for me to keep track… (I’ve taken the photos to be included in this update.)

With these projects all added up, I have a total of 7,108.3 yards or 6,499.8 meters. I feel like I’ve made pretty good progress so far. What do you think?

 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!

-SIlver-

 

Original Post from May, before the start of StashDash2020.

Hello everyone! As the title suggests, we’re VERY close to the start of Stash Dash 2020. The dates for Stash Dash this year are May 22nd to August 22nd. 

This is the time of the year where I go over my crafty goals for this wonderful Stash-busting Along that I participate in with a BUNCH of knitters/crocheters/spinners/weavers from all around the world. I have a few goals, so I’m going to list them all here. There are some projects that I have all ready to go, and there are some that are possible to do. Then there are some projects that are just hopes/dreams. Those I’ll try to finish after the others I KNOW I can complete by the end of the Along.

 

  1. Socks
    1. Ready To Go (knit to a certain point and stopped, to comply with S.D. rules)
      1. Birthday Month Socks (462 yards possible)
      2. Blue Tait – SIlver Style  (437 yards possible)
      3. Blue Bro (459 yards possible)
      4. Mama’s Muse (423 yards possible)
      5. Doctor Daddy-o (714 yards possible)
      6. Banana SIs (463 yards possible)
    2. Planned (still to cast-on, or goals to try to finish)
      1. R Bro (437 yards possible)
      2. Flower Power Spiral – Silver Style (437 yards possible)
      3. June DVD Socks (Not cast-on yet or NCO) (462 yards possible)
      4. July DVD Socks (NCO) (462 yards possible)
      5. August DVD Socks (NCO) (462 yards possible)
      6. T’s Socks (NCO)
  2. Shawls
    1. Ready To Go
      1. Forever Minty (860 yards possible)  
      2. My Flat White Is Magical (988 yards possible)
      3. It’s Getting Dangerous (423 yards possible)
    2. Planned
      1. Fiery Viajante (2,072 yards possible)
  3. Blankets
    1. Ready To Go
      1. I Can Hear The Bells (6,469 yards possible)
    2. Planned
      1. All Squared Up (3,196 yards possible)
  4. Sweaters
    1. Ready To Go
      1. N/A
    2. Planned
      1. Hufflepride (2,500 yards possible)
      2. The Blustery Day (1,715 yards possible)
      3. Whispering Amira (1,568 yards possible)
  5. Other
    1. Ready To Go
      1. Fingering Blanket Squares
        1. April Squares (8 squares = 736 yards)
        2. May Squares (10 squares = 920 yards)
    2. Planned
      1. Fingering Blanket Squares
        1. June Squares (8 squares = 736 yards)
        2. July Squares (8 squares = 736 yards)
        3. August Squares (10 squares = 920 yards)
      2. Other
        1. Hit Me With Your Best Shot (362 yards possible)

 

This breaks down to 29, 419 yards, or roughly 26,901 meters planned. This is, of course, provided I finish it all…..

 

I’ll try to update this one post as we go along throughout the summer once per week (although, you know me… it might be once per month) with what I have completed as well as the actual yardage I get for each FO (Finished Object). I’ll also be updating a meterage tracker, so you can see how close to my goals I actually am. You can find that below, for now….


 

Until Next Time, Happy Crafting!!!

-Silver-

Episode 94 – “Gaslighting is NOT Okay”

 

Welcome To The Dreamland:

 

In this episode: 

  1. Welcome
    FOs (2:27)
    WIPS (5:11)
    X’s & O’s (10:25)
    Stitch Area
    Radio GaGa (11:32)
    Book Pile (12:34)
    Screen Time (13:34)
    The More You Know (16:44)
    Be Aware… Mild Language in this section.
    The Great Podcaster Craft Together (24:44)
    Chatter/FO Threads
    #TGPAL2020
    Honorable Mentions & Prize Winners (34:39)
    JavaPurl Designs: 
    New England Yarn & Spindle LLC: 
    The End of The Road (35:54)

 

FO’s: 

  1. I Can Hear The Bells (5,848.4 yards)

 

Totals For Stash Dash So Far: 27,329.4 yds or 24,990 meters 

 

WIPs:

  1. DVD Love ❤
  2. Barrow’s Greatest Discovery
  3. Fiery Viajante
  4. SunFlower Shawl
  5. Drawing DVD in August

 

X’s & O’s: 

  1. Cross Stitch

 

Radio GaGa: 

  1. Music
  2. Podcasts

 

Silver’s Book Pile: 

  1. Finished
  2. Currently

 

Silver and The Case Of The Screen Time: 

  1. TV
  2. Podcasts

 

The More You Know: Be forewarned. I dropped a few swears but kept them in only because the sentence I was in the middle of would not have made sense.

Announcements

KAL Breakdown

  1. The Great Podcaster Craft Together (Link to Discord Server: https://discord.gg/eZp59X. Once you click on the link, Discord will ask you to create an account. It is free. Once you do, you’ll see each thread.) 
      1. Details
      2. Rules
      1. Prizes 

 

July’s FO’s: 

Most Loves:

Prize Winners: 

 

 

The End Of The Road: 

Silver Being Social:
Silver’s Dreamland Discord Server: https://discord.gg/eZp59X
On Discord: Silver Dee #8858
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/2535800023116491/
On Instagram: SilversTreats
On Twitter: @SilversKnitting
On Discord: Silver Dee #8858
On Twitch: twitch.tv/silverluna2112
On Goodreads: Silverluna
E-mail: silversdreamland@gmail.com

 

Okay. I’ve rambled for long enough. I know your time is valuable. Please feel free to join in any discussion (or start your own) on the Silver’s DreamLand Ravelry board! I don’t bite, I promise!!! If you’re feeling generous, please hit that like button below this video so that others can find my show too. Please Subscribe if you haven’t already and stay tuned for Episode 95 next week.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-