Episode 103 – “Taking Pride In Our Work”

Welcome To The Dreamland:

 

In this episode: (

  1. FO’s
  2. WIPs
  3. Stash Dash Ready
  4. Radio GaGa
  5. Silver’s Book Pile
  6. Silver & The Case of the Screen Time
  7. My Favorite Things
  8. The More You Know
  9. The End Of the Road

 

FO’s:

  1. Hexi Blanket
  2. Cubed Blanket
  3. Hat 2
  4. March 2021 DVD Socks

 

WIPs:

  1. DVD Love ❤
  2. It’s Just Blue
  3. Stocking 2
  4. Jack’s Flirting Again…
  5. A Family Holiday

 

Stash Dash Ready:

  1. Fiery Viajante
  2. My Scrappy Happy Blanket – Take 2
  3. The Doctor Ensnared 
  4. Christmas Eve Shawl

 

Radio GaGa: (

 

Silver’s Book Pile: 

  1. Finished
  2. Currently

 

Silver and The Case Of The Screen Time: 

  1. TV
  2. Podcasts
  3. YouTube Channels

 

My Favorite Things:

  1. Enabling
    1. From Simply Socks Yarn Company
      1. 8 Skeins of “Candy Cane” by West Yorkshire Spinners.
    2. From Desert Vista Dyeworks
      1. Alyssa ZomBody Edwards
      2. Summer Rainbow
    3. AdoreKnit
      1. A Supernatural “Idjits” Progress Keeper & Stitch Marker Set
      2. Two Classic Rainbow Progress Keeper & Stitch Marker Sets
      3. A Primary Color Rainbow Progress Keeper & Stitch Marker Set. It is new in the shop as of 4/28.
      4. A Transgender Flag inspired Rainbow Progress Keeper & Stitch Marker Set. It is also new in the shop as of 4/28.
      5. Mentions:
        1. Steph from AdoreKnit has also set up a 25% off coupon code in her shop that will be good until 4/24/21. This is to go along with a new along that I’ll talk about a bit later. The coupon code is “Pride2122.”
    4. VistaPrint
  2. Other
    1. RAIN!!!!

 

The More You Know: (

KAL Breakdown

  1. Stripe-Along 2021 (
    1. Details
      1. At some point last year, I had realized that I was down to 3 more skeins of Desert Vista Dyeworks’ stripey yarn. As I have enough stripey yarn to get through a full year if I continue knitting a pair a month, I have decided to start an Along for those who like stripes of ANY kind.
      2. This along will run all year long.
      3. I’ll be using #sdlstripealong2021 on all Social Media.
    2. Rules
      1. The rules are simple. Anything you finish in 2021 with stripes will count.
      2. You must be a member of The Silver’s Dreamland Discord or FB group. If you don’t use either, please make sure you use the Hashtag and @ me on Instagram (@silverstreats). This way I know to count your projects for this along.
      3. Colorwork, Fairisle, Stranded Colorwork, Double Knitting, and Intarsia will count, as long as the colors you use are bright and cheerful.
      4. A Few Notes: For this Along, you can enter your project multiple times. There is no need to enter the FO multiple times. As long as you notate how long it took you to complete each project, I’ll comment with the correct Post numbers.
        1. If you started and finished the project in 2021, you can enter your FOs 2 total times.
        2. If you started and finished the project in 6 months time, you can enter your FOs 3 total times.
        3. If you started and finished the project in 3 months time, you can enter your FOs 4 total times.
        4. If you started and finished the project in 2 months time, you can enter your FOs 5 total times.
        5. If you started and finished the project in 1 months time, you can enter your FOs 6 total times.
    3. Prizes
      1. Digital Prizes
        1. @Pat (loonyhiker) has offered one of her lovely patterns. You can look at her patterns on Lovecraft, or on Rav. Links will be in the shownotes, on Discord, and the box below.
      2. From West Yorkshire Spinners (
        1. Fairy Lights” colorway and corresponding pattern.
      3. 200 yards/100g of 100% Merino and a mini from “The Fibre Tree” donated by @MercuryZelda
      4. The Winner’s choice of two blankets made by me (first to respond will get first choice…). (2 Pics. “Option 1” & “Option 2” titles)
      5. If anyone wishes to donate any prizes, please message me on Discord (I’m Silver Dee #8858, FB, or you can e-mail me at silversdreamland@gmail.com. I do have a few prizes in mind as of right now, but I haven’t completely decided (as I JUST now thought to put this Along together.

 

March’s FO’s:

 

  1. Dream Along 2021 (
    1. Details
      1. I was dreaming of saying goodbye to 2020 something fierce by the end of the year. In an effort to literally dream 2020 away, I thought to host a new along in 2021 where I finally cast on projects I’ve been dreaming about starting. I also have been (literally) dreaming about finishing projects that I’ve had on the project for a long time. To this end, the Dream Along 2021 was born.
      2. This year will run all year.
      3. I’ll be using #sdldreameralong2021 on all Social Media.
    2. Rules
      1. The rules are simple. Anything you finish in 2021 will count.
      2. You must be a member of The Silver’s Dreamland Discord or FB group. If you don’t use either, please make sure you use the Hashtag and @ me on Instagram (@silverstreats). This way I know to count your projects for this along.
      3. The main idea I had for this Along is to Start or Finish things that have been in your Queue (weither as UFOs or things you have been dreaming of making for years and haven’t gotten up the gumption to do so before. I’m looking at you Evenstar…). However, ANYTHING you finish in 2021 will count for this Along.
      4. A Few Notes: For this Along, you can enter your project multiple times. This is based on the length of time the project has been in your Queue. There is no need to enter each FO multiple times. As long as you notate how long it’s been marinating, I’ll comment with the correct Post numbers for you.
        1. If you started or have had this in your queue more than a year, you may enter your FOs 2 total times.
        2. If you started or have had this in your queue more than 2 years, you may enter your FOs 3 total times.
        3. If you started or have had this in your queue more than 3 year, you may enter your FOs 4 total times.
        4. If you started or have had this in your queue more than 4 years, you may enter your FOs 5 total times.
        5. If you started or have had this in your queue more than 5 years, you may enter your FOs 6 total times.
        6. If you started or have had this in your queue more than 10 years (longer than I was on Rav), you may enter your FOs 10 total times.
    3. Prizes
      1. From West Yorkshire Spinners (
        1. Starry Night” colorway and corresponding pattern.
      2. Louet Sonix circular needles. Size US 5, 3.75mm, 24 inch circs (
      3. The Winner’s choice of two blankets made by me (first to respond will get first choice…).
      4. If anyone wishes to donate any prizes, please message me on Discord (I’m Silver Dee #8858, FB, or you can e-mail me at silversdreamland@gmail.com. I do have a few prizes in mind as of right now, but I haven’t completely decided (as I JUST now thought to put this Along together. (

     

March’s FO’s: 

 

  1. Pride-Along2122 – NEW ALONG ALERT!!! April 17th Cast-on Party
    1. Details
      1. This Along will run from Monday, May 17th 2021 [The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)] through June 30th 2022. Please use #sdlpridealong2122, #mcpridealong2122, #ggkcspridealong2122, #akpridealong2122, or #pridealong2122 on all social media platforms.
    2. Ways To Play/Rules
      1. Knitting the Progression Shawl by Carin Risinger (Rav Link: https://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/progression-shawl-2) or Crochet the Quick & Simple Granny Shawl by Hannah Owens ( https://notyouraveragecrochet.com/).
      2. Using any Pride colorway (including, but not exclusively Rainbow, Gender Fluid, Intersex, Trans colorways, etc.)
      3. If you knit/crochet/stitch ANY Pride flag, it will count. (Using blocks of color to represent the flags in a shawl or other items DO count)
      4. Using a pattern with the word “Pride” or “Proud” in it counts as well. Please include the name of the design, the designer, and a link (if you can’t find one other than to Rav, that’ll be fine…)
      5. You will get double entries if you knit the Progression Shawl with a Pride colorway or making a Pride Flag while knitting the Progression Shawl.
      6. You will also get double entries if you crochet the Quick & Simple Granny Shawl with a Pride colorway or making a Pride Flag while crocheting the Quick & Simple Granny Shawl.
      7. Anything with rainbows in it will count as well.
    3. Prizes
      1. I’ll talk about all the prizes next month, but I wanted to start the hype train for this Along.
      2. If you would like to donate a prize, please PM me or email me at silversdreamland@gmail.com

 

Other Announcements:

  1. Patreon Stuff: https://www.patreon.com/SilversDreamlandPodcast
    1. $2 Tier
      1. Access to Fam-Only Discord Threads & FB Rooms
      2. A Monthly Behind-The Scenes Video as I Record Episodes.
      3. My Undying Love (In the form of Happy Mail! This includes a One-Time Welcome To The Fam goodie.)
    2. $5 Tier
      1. Access to Fam-Only Discord Threads & FB Rooms
      2. A Monthly Behind-The Scenes Video as I Record Episodes.
      3. My Undying Love (In the form of Happy Mail! This includes a One-Time Welcome To The Fam goodie.)
      4. A Weekly Knit Night With The Fam
    3. $10 Tier
      1. Access to Fam-Only Discord Threads & FB Rooms
      2. Monthly Behind-The Scenes Video as I Record Episodes.
      3. My Undying Love (In the form of Happy Mail! This includes a One-Time Welcome To The Fam goodie.)
      4. A Weekly Knit Night With The Fam
      5. A Virtual Game Night
      6. A One-On-One Chat with me. The medium will be up to you (Zoom, Discord/FB Call, etc.)
      7. You will Receive a Producer’s Credit in each episode.

Knitathon Stuff: https://givebutter.com/knitforfood/silverdee

Knit for Food Knit-a-thon is a 12 hour knitting marathon to raise funds and awareness for food insecurity. The money we raise will be equally divided between Feeding America, World Central Kitchen, No Kid Hungry, and Meals on Wheels.

Date & Time

Sun, April 11th 2021
10:00 AM – 10:00 PM ED

I need to raise a minimum of $100 prior to the start of the event, but my end goal is $300.If you can, please click the link in the down bar or shownotes if you’d like to donate to help my goal.

 

Summer Schedule Announcements:

  1. StashVlogs start 4/21. I’ll have 3 per month on Wednesdays.These will be Live Premieres at 1PM ET. 
  2. StitchySilver Vlogs start 5/5 and will be the first Wednesday of every month through August. This will be the only time you will see my stitching from now until the September episode.

 

The End Of The Road:

Silver Being Social:

Silver’s Dreamland Discord Server: https://discord.gg/C4sxTtTj
On Discord: Silver Dee #8858
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/silversdreamlandpodcast
On Instagram: SilversKnitting
On Twitter: @SilversKnitting
On Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/SilversDreamlandPodcast
On Twitch: https:/twitch.tv/silverluna2112
On Goodreads: Silverluna
E-mail: silversdreamland@gmail.com

Patterns Mentioned:
1. “Quick & Simple Granny Shawl” by Hannah Howens
2. “Sockhead Hat” by Kelly McClure
3. “Toe-Up Socks With A Difference” by Wendy D. Johnson
4. “Devil’s Snare” by Erica Lueder
5. “Viajante” by Martina Behm

Yarn Dyers Mentioned:
1. Apple Tree Knits: https://www.appletreeknits.com/
2. Pandia’s Jewels: https://www.pandiasjewels.com/
3. Desert Vista Dyeworks: https://www.desertvistadyeworks.com/
1) Babushka
2) Poodle Skirt
3) Happy Birthday Cupcake!
4) Oh, Clark!
5) Clue
6) Mr. Darcy
7) Zombody’s Eating Candy Corn
8) Dracula
9) Dia De Los Muertos
10) Bing And The Andrews Sisters
11) Daphne Zombody Blake
12) Crystal Ball Frap
13) Rose Champagne
14) Harold’s Purple Crayon
15) Elvis
16) Zombody Loves The Knitgirllls
17) Holiday Striped Cup
18) Zombody’s Hanging The Lights
19) Minis
20) Witches Ball Frap
21) Sonoran Sunrise
22) Neon Cotton Candy
6. Nice & Knit: https://niceandknit.com/
7. Sheepy Time Knits: https://www.sheepytimeknits.com/
8. Leading Men Fiber Arts: https://www.leadingmenfiberarts.com/
9. Miss Babs: https://www.missbabs.com/
10. ArtisticYarnbyAbi: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtisticYarnbyAbi
11. Into The Whirled Yarn & Fiber Co: https://intothewhirled.com/

Bag Makers Mentioned:
1. The Fat Squirrel: https://thefatsquirrel.com/
2. Addicted To Sock Knitting: https://addictedtosockknitting.wordpress.com/
3. Molly Klein Design: https://www.etsy.com/shop/MollyKleinDesign?ref=shop_sugg
4. The Silver Shed USA: https://www.etsy.com/shop/TheSilverShedUSA?ref=shop_sugg
5. Slipped Stitch Studios: https://www.slippedstitchstudios.com/
6. Bags By Awesome Grannie: https://www.etsy.com/shop/bagsbyawesomegrannie
7. The Knitted Broomstick: https://www.etsy.com/ca/shop/KnittingBroomstick

Podcasts Mentioned:
1. Wine & Crime: https://wineandcrimepodcast.com/
2. And That’s Why We Drink: https://www.andthatswhywedrink.com/
3. My Favorite Murder: https://myfavoritemurder.com/
4. HP & The Sacred Text: https://www.harrypottersacredtext.com/
5. The Murder Squad: http://themurdersquad.com/
6. GGKCS: https://geekygirlsknit.blogspot.com
7. TheKnitgirllls: http://theknitgirllls.com/
8. Stockinette Zombies: https://www.stockinettezombies.com/
9. Stitching The High Notes: https://stitchingthehighnotes.com/
10. The Knitters’ League: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOPxrJdP8LXqR3WvvlJ1Z5w
11. The Yarn Hoarder Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr8DBs1iYq8f0t134RxPcsw
12. AdoreKnit: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs9EkbhCaVaOMIFz7UWb3Hw
Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AdoreKnit?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=844528016
13. Knitscents: http://knitscents.com/
14. MeditativeCrafting: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7jwpkvdki6FPGQH5WU4EAw
15. DramaticKnits: https://dramaticknits.com/
16. Plies & Hellhounds: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT6raoofDBkZKowQ49tRa1g
Shop: https://www.pliesandhellhounds.com/
17. Crazy Sock Lady: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtzJ6l6pgniBj_GDDhN-BYw/videos
18. Knittin Kitten: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeHZFt56WnPpXkitnRh60AQ

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 Discord board or the FB group! 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.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!

-Silver-

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