Episode 117 – “2022 In A Nutshell…”




  1. A Bit of Chit Chat
  2. Finished Dreams
  3. Dreams In Progress (WIPs)
  4. Haunting Dreams (Unraveling Fast)
  5. Haunting Dreams (Problem WIPs)
  6. Stitching A Dream (X’s & O’s)
  7. Radio GaGa
  8. Silver’s Bibliomania (Silver’s Book Pile)
  9. Screen Ranting (Silver & The Case of the Screen Time)
  10. My Favorite Things
  11. The More You Know
  12. Rolling On The Final Credits (The End Of the Road)


A Bit of Chit Chat:

Alright. A bit of why I am not recording this episode and posting it on YouTube. The short answer? I have plans to stop the full-length podcast episodes.

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but over the past year I’ve been taking more and more breaks from full podcast episodes. I’ve also been posting more timelapses, videos from my streams, or smaller vlog-style videos over the past year. Part of the reasoning, is that I’ve felt that my normal episodes are not being posted/pushed by the YT algorithm, and I’ve been feeling burnt out by the extra pushing I had to do to get it seen to new viewers. So I gave up and started to post what I want to pour my energies into.

I’ve felt guilty about NOT letting you know what’s been going on in my life (crafty-wise), so I try to keep uploading those episodes when I could.

I love the VlogTober/VlogMas style of episodes where I’m just chatting with everyone. These types of videos seem to be snagging everyone’s attention better. So, I will continue with the Summer Vlogs, VlogTober, and VlogMas episodes as they come up. I might post occasional WIP & Chats as well. I’ll try to switch up crafts too.

Another note… Instead of full-length podcast episodes, I plan on doing monthly updates here on the Vlog. I will be writing out full “shownotes” and putting the details of each project I’ve been working on/finishing here. I’ll be changing the Podcast category on Discord a bit too, so be on the look out for that…

These notes you see may include dates in ( ). They just notate when I started it or finished it, depending on if I remember to notate the date.


One final note before I start the Shownotes… I believe I’m going to be dropping the FB group by the end of 2022, as no one engages there anymore, and I don’t really use FB for anything other than contacting my IRL family.

I will continue to grab all FOs/WIPs from Instagram for the alongs as long as you tag me or use the hashtags.

With that, LET”S GOOOOOOOOO! lol!


  Finished Dreams: This is where you will find everything I finished since the last time I posted. 





  1. Holiday Socks 1
    1. Pattern: Vanilla socks. Cuff down. Traditional heel & gusset
    2. Yarn: West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 ply. Red and Green (Photo in black and white so the recipient can’t see the ACTUAL colors of the socks…
    3. Needles: US 1, 2.25mm 9 inch circs. DPNs when at heel.
  2. SpoonieHug Shawl (8/25) 
    1. Pattern: “Yowza Weigh-It Shawl 2”by Susan B. Anderson
    2. Yarn: 2 skeins of Miss Babs, Yowza “Rainbow Betta”
    3. Needles: US 9, 5.5mm, Marblz Circs. 


Dreams In Progress: Here is where you will find all the things I’m currently working on.




  1. Cotton Crochet Shawl (5/5)
    1. Pattern: “Quick & Simple Granny Shawl” by Hannah Howens
    2. Yarn: Am using the remaining cotton yarn from the washcloths in the order I finished them. This might take a bit…
    3. Hook: I/5.5mm
    4. Bag: 2018 SSK Exclusive bag by The Fat Squirrel.
  2. More Washcloths. Sometimes, my brain needs something simple to work on… (8/26)
    1. Pattern: “Gramma’s Favorite Washcloth”
    2. Yarn: Knit Picks Dishie. Both Twist and solids. Deep Blue Sea Multi, Summer Jems, Pebble, Herb Garden, a few mixes.
    3. Needles: US 6, 4.0mm 24 inch Marblz circs
    4. Bag: 2018 SSK Exclusive bag by The Fat Squirrell
  3. Mixed Tape Shawl
    1. Pattern: “Quick and Simple Granny Shawl” by Hannah Owens
    2. Yarn: All misc scraps of fingering weight yarn. There will be too many to add…
    3. Hook: 4.0mm Clover Hook
    4. Bag: Doctor Who bag by Whimzee Stitches
  4. Harvest Cardigan
    1. Pattern: “Harvest Cardigan” by TinCanKnits
    2. Yarn: West Yorkshire Spinners Illustrious – 70% wool, 30% Alpaca
    3. Needles: US 8, 6.0mm, Marblz Circs
    4. Bag: HP bag by Bags by Awesome Grannie
  5. Holiday Blankets, Square Style – (11/6) 
    1. Pattern: Making grannie-style squared blanket. 6 rounds. Plan on making a total of 504 of them for blankets. Won’t tell you who for yet….
    2. Yarn: West Yorkshire Spinners, Signature 4 Ply the red and green from the socks. Will explain this more later…
    3. Hook: 4.0mm Clover Hook
    4. Bag: Blue Sheep bag by TheFatSquirrel.
  6. My Pheasant Socks (11/4)
    1. Pattern: “My Vanilla Socks” – Pattern to be published soon-ish….
    2. Yarn: “Pheasant” by West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4-Ply
    3. Needles: US 1, 2.25mm, Knitters Pride 9-inch circs
    4. Bag: Holiday Music bag by Stitching The High Notes


Haunting Dreams: Yup. There were a few things that went into the Frog Pond. Here is where you will find those details… 




  1. Northern Scrappy Blanket (8/18)
    1. Pattern: “Northeasterly” by Skeinanigans
    2. Yarn: All misc scraps of fingering weight yarn. There will be too many to add…
    3. Needles: US 2, 2.75mm, Knitters Pride Karbonz DPNs
    4. Bag: Doctor Who bag by Whimzee Stitches (marker from him too)
  2. Holiday Socks 2 (11/3)
    1. Pattern: Vanilla socks. Cuff down. Traditional heel & gusset
    2. Yarn: West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 ply. Red and Green.
    3. Needles: US 1, 2.25mm 9 inch circs. DPNs when at heel.


Stitching A Dream: There were ALOT of Diamond Paintings and other projects I’ve worked on or Finished since the last time I posted. Here is where they will be listed.



  1. Diamond Painting FO’s
    1. Moon Painting 9
    2. Craftibly Holiday Cards
    3. This is Halloween
    4. Something In The Air by Marc Allante (From DAC: Diamond Art Club)
    5. Fall Swing
    6. Fall Bridge
    7. Windy Day
    8. Halloween Coasters
    9. Pumpkin Cat from Spell Queen  
    10. More Holiday Cards
  2. Diamond Paintings I’m currently working on:
    1. Fairy Tale Forest Tree
    2. Midnight by Deborah Malcolm (Kit from DAC: Diamond Art Club   
  3. EE has been working on a Custom Mario painting. Here’s the pic.
  4. Cross Stitch Projects I’m working On
    1. In This House…Doctor Who” by StitchArea on Etsy (link Stitcharea – Etsy )
    2. Eye Scream by Satsuma Street
    3. Vampurr by Satsuma Street 


Radio GaGa: What I’ve been listening to since the last time I came by…




  1. Podcasts
    1. My Favorite Murder
  2. Music
    1. Random Spotify Playlists.
    2. Created one that I listened to mostly. You can find it here.
  3. Other
    1. DaveTheRockTV – Twitch channel with ASMR stuff. Use it during stream too…
    2. Lots of awesome streamers!


Silver’s Bibliomania: What I’ve been reading. On Goodreads: Silverluna 




  1. Finished: 
    1. Bodyguard Brothers by Samantha Twinn
    2. Bloody Bones by Laurell K. Hamilton
    3. The Killing Dance
    4. Burnt Offerings
    5. Blue Moon
    6. Obsidian Butterfly
    7. Narcissus In Chains
    8. Cerulean Sins
    9. Incubus Dreams
    10. Micah
    11. Danse Macabre
    12. The Harlequin
    13. Blood Noir
    14. Skin Trade
    15. Flirt
    16. Bullet
    17. Hit List
    18. Beauty
    19. Kiss The Dead
  2. Currently
    1. A Breath of Snow & Ashes by Diana Gabaldon
    2. Affliction by Laurell K. Hamilton


Screen Ranting: What I’ve been watching since the last time I came by…




  1. TV
    1. Supernatural
    2. Lucifer, Season 1-2
    3. Destination Fear
    4. 911 – to season 4, ep 8
    5. 911 Lonestar – all episodes
  2. Movies
    1. Hocus Pocus
    2. Hocus Pocus 2
  3. Podcasts/Other
    1. Seskasays: (YT Reactor: Supernatural, Doctor Who and a few others)
    2. Travis Viewes (YT Reactor: Supernatural episodes, Glee, Once Upon A Time, 911, & Lucifer)
    3. The Knitgirllls
    4. Stitching The High Notes
    5. GGKCS


My Favorite Things: All of the awesome things I couldn’t WAIT to share with you.




  1. Enabling 
    1. Resin Necklaces from SFNCreationsCo
    2. Pumpkins, Bats, and Luminol Splats” Tumbler from Cozy Glow Boutique
    3. Card from RedandTheWolfDesigns
    4. Painting from LadyB
    5. Package From SirKingCrayons
    6. Package from 999PicklePuss for the Halloween Raid Train Event
    7. 13 Days of Halloween Package from AdoreKnit
    8. Halloween DP Tray from KnSCustomDPpens
  2. Other
    1. I’ve also been crafting another island on Animal Crossing. Called it CraftyIsle. This means I have two islands. Here are the Dream Addresses, if you want to check out the Halloween builds for both…
      1. Isle Luna: DA-7649-0611-2068
      2. Crafty Isle: DA-0590-7241-6300


The More You KnowThis is where you can find the information on the Alongs I’m hosting. I’ll be announcing 2023’s Alongs here next Month.



KAL Breakdown: I just recently (after a LONG delay, sorry) put up the Q3 Wrap Up video for the Boss Along. A reminder that if you want to participate but do not use FB or Discord, if you use the tags for the alongs (Put on screen) and at me (@Silversknitting: put on screen), I can add you to either one so you can get credit for finishing things!

Alright. With that said… I want to celebrate all that put up FOs since the last time I recorded…


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. Two lucky winners will win a $50 gift card to Knitpicks!!!
    4. Malabrigo Arroyo (DK: 335 yds) color: #166: Brujula
    5. Wonderland Yarns – MaryAnn (fingering: 475 yds) color: Tea Time “Victorian China, #166
    6. Wonderland Yarns – MaryAnn (fingering: 475 yds) color: Kerfuffle #191
    7. SweetGeorgia Yarns: Party of 5 (mini-skein set: Tough Love Sock – 105 yards per mini-skein) colors: 4th and Vine, Basil, Pistachio, Melon, Sourpuss
    8. Grand Prize
      1. 16 inch Circular Knitting Needles Size 0-13
      2. 45 Piece Crochet Hooks Set
      3. 40 Assorted Color Skeins


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

  1. Eyenowhour
  2. MeditativeCrafter
  3. NicoleS
  4. RedandTheWolfDesigns
  5. WalshCentral



    1. Details
      1. This Along will run from Monday, May 17th 2021 [The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)] through June 30th 2023. Please use #sdlpridealong, #mcpridealong, #ggkcspridealong, #akpridealong, #wspridealong, or #pridealong 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.
        6. @RedandtheWolfDesigns (she/her) has offered a copy of either her Social Construct Hat or Cowl patterns. This will be one per month, and will be the Winner’s Choice. https://payhip.com/b/AUlp or https://payhip.com/b/TyUA
      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 copy of “A Wild And Precious Life” by Edie Windsor
        11. 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 (

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

  1. MeditativeCrafter
  2. NicoleS
  3. RedandtheWolfDesigns


Taming The Pile RAL

  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.


Rolling On The Final Credits: 

I’m pretty social. You can find me on our Discord Board, which is The Crafting Zen. I’m Silver Dee #8858 (need to add to titlecard: ) there. I’ll put a link to the Discord Board (where you can find Episode and Along threads and everything else I’ve ever talked about on the Podcast) below and in the shownotes. These can also be found on Facebook as well, although I’m not going to lie… I don’t check the FB group as much as I check the Discord group. The link for the FB group will be also listed below (https://www.facebook.com/groups/silverscraftyzen )

A note about the FB group. You do need to answer 3 questions, as I’m trying to keep spammers out of the group. First question, what episode I’m up to. Today is episode ___. Second question, What is the name of Silver’s Son? Mario The Cat/Mario. If you don’t remember these answers, that’s fine. Just note this in your answers. Chances are, you’ll be in. But you do need to read the Group Rules and hit agree. The rules are simple and absolute in my eyes when you answer the questions. You just have to agree to be nice…

On Instagram and on Twitter I am @SilversKnitting. I tend to read through all messages as soon as I possibly can. If you don’t hear from me within 24 hours, please feel free to e-mail me directly at silversdreamland@gmail.com.

I am on Patreon. If you would like to join, it helps with shipping costs, and helps keep the lights on around here. You get behind the scenes content at every level, some Patreon-only goodies, and early access to all episodes/videos/Twitch Streams. At the $5 and up levels, there is a Weekly Knit Night that I’ve got set up over Zoom/Discord chat. It’s a lot of fun, if you’d like to join us this year…


Silver Being Social:
The Crafty Zen Discord Server: https://discord.gg/m9zN6u9
On Discord: Silver Dee
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/silverthediamondwitch
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 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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