Episode 113 – “Elephants in The Room, Elephants on my Chest”


Welcome To The Dreamland:


In this episode:

  1. Finished Dreams 
  2. Dreams In Progress
  3. Stitching A Dream 
  4. Radio GaGa
  5. Silver’s Bibliomania 
  6. Screen Ranting 
  7. My Favorite Things
  8. The More You Know
  9. Rolling On The Final Credits 


Finished Dreams: 

  1. The 9 Merry Holiday Socks Of Silver – 9
  2. Cubed Blanket


Dreams In Progress:

  1. Advent Shawl 
  2. My Semi-PLanned Scrappy Blanket
  3. Blue/Green Blanket:
  4. Pet Bed
  5. Meow Socks
  6. Danish Socks
  7. Rainbow Socks
  8. Summer Rainbow Socks
  9. Flat White Rainbow
  10. Crochet Rainbow Shawl


Stitching A Dream: 

Diamond Painting Journal:

  1. FO’s
    1. Kitten & Cookies
  2. WIPs
    1. Winter Moon 
    2. Brizland


Radio GaGa: 

  1. Music
  2. Podcasts


Silver’s Bibliomania: Goodreads: Silverluna (


Screen Ranting: 

  1. TV
  2. Movies
  3. Podcasts


My Favorite Things:

  1. Enabling
    1. Post card from CC
    2. From West Yorkshire Spinners
    3. From AdoreKnit
    4. From Miss Babs
    5. From DAC (Diamond Art Club)
  2. Other
    1. Knit For Food Knit-a-thon 2022
      1. 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.
      2. The knit-a-thon will take place virtually on February 12th, from 10am-10pm. There will be some programming throughout the day (music, speakers, breakout knitting rooms, yoga, stretching, knitting ergonomics, etc.). We’ll hear from each of the four organizations that we’re fundraising for to learn more about the work they’re doing. There is a $100 fundraising minimum to attend the zoom. More details will be coming along with a schedule closer to the event! The zoom programming is completely optional! You could stay home on your own, get together with another knitter, or gather with a group of crafty friends at your LYS and stay offline. The choice is completely yours.
      3. The Crafty Zen has a team. Sher of MeditativeCrafting and I are heading up this team. I will be opening up a group event on Discord. You are more than welcome to join in the chat and knit/craft along. Just let me know soon-ish so I can give you permissions to do so on that group. I’m still looking into doing the same on the FB group. Please let me know if you’d be interested in joining. I’d LOVE to have you!!!
      4. If you are so inclined… Please feel free to donate (via GiveButter) using our link.  https://givebutter.com/knitforfood22/TheCraftyZenCrew
      5. I bought merch for the event, because of course I did. I missed out on it last year, as I signed up SUPER late. I have a Tshirt and Tumbler for the event… Can’t wait to use both!!!


The More You Know

KAL Breakdown


    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, #wspridealong2122, 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/diamond paint 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. Digital Prizes
        1. CC and Dami of JavaPurl Designs have offered her wonderful “Catch The Rainbow Socks” as a prize to one lucky winner every month. (This pattern can be found On Etsy: https://www.etsy.com/listing/850836062/catch-the-rainbow-socks-pdf-knitting, 0r on Payhip: https://payhip.com/b/F3RQ) (
        2. They have also donated A free pattern of CC and Dami’s every month as well. This will be of your choice. All of their patterns can be found at http://www.javapurldesigns.com/patterns. (
        3. A free copy of my “Proud To Be Me” shawl pattern will also be given away per quarter. (
        4. MercuryZelda has offered one of her wonderful paid patterns per Quarter. Her shop can be found here: https://www.mercurialknits.com/shop/ (
        5. Two of MercuryZelda‘s wonderful patterns will also be given away at the end of the Along.
      2. Physical Prizes (
        1. Sher and her Hubby (of the MeditativeCrafting Podcast) will be giving away a board game called “Arch Ravels” to a lucky winner!  
        2. A skein of Desert Vista Dyeworks yarn in the “The Mother of All Zombody Queens” (an 8 stripe yarn) colorway 
        3. A skein of yarn from Nice & Knit in the “Times Square” color on their Fingering Base. (
        4. A skein of Yarn from SweetGeorgia Yarns in the “Rainbow Sprinkles” colorway. (
        5. Two sets of Rainbow Progress Keeper & Stitch Marker sets donated by AdoreKnit. Their shop can be found here: ( https://www.etsy.com/shop/AdoreKnit
        6. A set of Large Rainbow Progress Keeper & Stitch Marker set (including a cute heart marker) donated by AdoreKnit. (
        7. Rick from WhimzeeStitches Designs has donated two sets of a Rainbow Pride Sheep Enamel Pin & a Rainbow Unicorn Progress Keeper. (
        8. A combo Pride Rainbow Bag and Progress Keeper set from WhimzeeStitches Designs. (
        9. A set of 30 Rainbow Silicone Stitch Markers & Rainbow Progress Keeper from WhimzeeStitches Design. (
        10. A Crochet Pride Shawl made by me. Pattern: Quick & Simple Granny Shawl by Hannah Owens.
      3. If you would like to donate a prize, please PM me or email me at silversdreamland@gmail.com (


January’s FOs:


You’re Not The Boss Of Me Along 

  1. Details
    1. No real rules. Just enter your FO’s as you go. It doesn’t matter WHAT type of craft you do, or what you finish. It all counts.
    2. You can enter your WIPs as FO’s, just as long as you’ve done 6 rows, 6 stitches, added 6 diamonds, etc. As I’m celebrating my 6 year Podiversary this year.
    3. We’re going to be using #SDLBossAl2022 on all social medias. There will also be threads on Discord and The Silver’s Dreamland Podcast Group on FB.
  2. Prizes
    1. Boss Baby Diamond Painting
    2. Be Badass Embroidery Kit by Louise Maelys
    3. Grand Prize
      1. 16 inch Circular Knitting Needles Size 0-13
      2. 45 Piece Crochet Hooks Set
      3. 40 Assorted Color Skeins
  3. If you would like to donate a prize, please PM me or email me at silversdreamland@gmail.com (


January’s FOs: (besides the things I posted…)


Taming The Pile RAL  Silverluna

  1. Details
    1. This along is to help keep ourselves reading, and reading the books we REALLY want to finish in 2022. The idea is to read a minimum of 10 minutes every day, no matter WHAT it is you read. Audio books, social media posts, blogs, online/offline comic books all DO count.
    2. There will be new FO threads once a quarter.
    3. We’ll be using #SDLPileTaming2022 on all social medias.
  2. Prizes
    1. Anyone who reads a minimum of 10 minutes every day for the entire year will be entered into a drawing for 2 Gift Cards to Amazon and 2 Gift Cards to Webs’ online store. For every 10 people who enter the Reading Along, I’ll add another Gift card of each type to the pool.
  3. If you would like to donate a prize, please PM me or email me at silversdreamland@gmail.com 


Rolling On The Final Credits: 

Silver Being Social:
Silver’s Dreamland Discord Server: https://discord.gg/U4dvGStRm4
On Discord: Silver Dee #8858
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/silverscraftyzen
On Instagram: SilversKnitting
On Twitter: SilversKnitting
On Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/silverscraftyzen
On Twitch: https://twitch.tv/silversknitting
On Goodreads: Silverluna
E-mail: silversdreamland@gmail.com

“Creative Minds,” “Creepy,” “Cute,” “Dance,” “Dreams,” “Elevate,” “Epic,” “Happiness,” “Happy Rock,” “Hey,” “High Octane,” “House,” “Sad Day,” “Scifi,” “Sexy,” “Small Guitar,” “Smile,” “The Duel,” and “The Elevator Bossa Nova” by BenSoundMusic
“SDL Themesong” https://emptyeye.bandcamp.com/

Patterns Mentioned:
1. “Quick & Simple Granny Shawl” by Hannah Howens
2. “Granny Stripe blanket by Attic24
3. “OMG Heel” by Megan Williams
4. “I’ll Have Two Coffees and Two Cherry Danishes To Go Please Socks” by CC Gilmore
5. “Catch The Rainbow Socks” by CC Gilmore
6. “Flat White Wrap” by CC Gilmore

Diamond Art Club (DAC): https://www.diamondartclub.com/

Yarn Dyers Mentioned:
1. Must Stash Yarn: https://muststashshop.com/
2. West Yorkshire Spinners (a google search will bring you to SEVERAL sites. Cannot find a direct site for this yarn. Sorry)
3. Desert Vista Dyeworks: https://www.desertvistadyeworks.com/
4. Nice & Knit: https://niceandknit.com/
5. Sheepy Time Knits: https://www.sheepytimeknits.com/
6. Leading Men Fiber Arts: https://www.leadingmenfiberarts.com/
7. Miss Babs: https://www.missbabs.com/
8. ArtisticYarnbyAbi: https://www.etsy.com/shop/ArtisticYarnbyAbi
9. Into The Whirled Yarn & Fiber Co: https://intothewhirled.com/
10. KnitCircus Yarns: https://knitcircus.com/
11. Gamercrafting: https://gamercrafting.com/
12. Fully Spun: https://fullyspun.com/
13. Naima Bond Art: naimabondart.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
8. WhimzeeStitches: https://www.whimzeestitches.store/

Podcasts/Streams 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. The Murder Squad: http://themurdersquad.com/
5. GGKCS: https://geekygirlsknit.blogspot.com
6. TheKnitgirllls: http://theknitgirllls.com/
Stash Dash Threads on Discord: https://discord.gg/BybV4qnv
7. Stockinette Zombies: https://www.stockinettezombies.com/
8. Stitching The High Notes: https://stitchingthehighnotes.com/
9. The Knitters’ League: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCOPxrJdP8LXqR3WvvlJ1Z5w
10. The Yarn Hoarder Podcast: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCr8DBs1iYq8f0t134RxPcsw
11. AdoreKnit: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCs9EkbhCaVaOMIFz7UWb3Hw
Shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/AdoreKnit?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=844528016
12. Knitscents: http://knitscents.com/
13. MeditativeCrafting: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7jwpkvdki6FPGQH5WU4EAw
Sher: www.twitch.tv/meditativecrafter
David: www.twitch.tv/darkeranewvegas
14. DramaticKnits: https://dramaticknits.com/
15. Plies & Hellhounds: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCT6raoofDBkZKowQ49tRa1g
Shop: https://www.pliesandhellhounds.com/
16. Crazy Sock Lady: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtzJ6l6pgniBj_GDDhN-BYw/videos
17. Knittin Kitten: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCeHZFt56WnPpXkitnRh60AQ
18. Crazy Sock Lady: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCtzJ6l6pgniBj_GDDhN-BYw
19. One More Row: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5nNHnmA7L-ZqPPZS-CpUyA
20. I Am All In: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/1119-i-am-all-in-with-scott-pa-81509112/
21. Criminally Creative: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCD2kRdzeNxSox09wosBRgjQ
22. Hillywood Show: On YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/hillywood/featured
Hilly’s Stream: https://www.twitch.tv/HillyHindi

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 Crafty Zen 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 or even subscribe to my channel. It really helps my channel out and I’d be forever grateful.

Until next time, Happy Crafting!


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