Sweet Potato Pie

by Dye Mad Yarns


 Listen, I recognize that Pumpkin Pie is the preferred holiday pie for a good portion of the United States, but I do NOT understand why when the humble Sweet Potato Pie is an option. I'm also a big fan of sweet potato casserole, which my spouse hadn't even had before I made it for his folks at Thanksgiving!! The audacity. 

Sweet Potato Pie originates in the South during early colonial days of the United States. The sweet potato is native to the Americas, and was likely used by enslaved peoples as an alternative to the African yam. Cookbooks in the 18th century included sweet potato pie with savory vegetable dishes, but by the 19th century, it was included with desserts. The jury is still out on sweet potato casserole. The real question is, are you a marshmallow or pecan crumble household? 

Sweet Potato Pie is part of our Falliday collection, a portion of which will be donated to the Native American Indian Center of Central Ohio. November is Native American Heritage Month. If you choose to participate in Thanksgiving event, we suggest taking steps to decolonize. You can become familiar with the indigenous tribes to the land you are guests on (https://native-land.ca/), learn the real history of Thanksgiving, decolonize your dinner table, listen to indigenous voices, buy Nativeread books by Native folks, agitate for the end of racist sports mascots, or attend a Day of Mourning if there is one local to you. Recognize that although for many of us white folks, Thanksgiving is a family celebration, it is, at its core, an American celebration of genocide. 


Chester Sock: 100g, 437 yards, blend of 75% superwash merino/25% nylon
Gladys Shawl: 100g, 438 yards, single ply blend of 70% superwash merino/30% silk
Minnie DK: 100g, 246 yards, 100% superwash merino wool 
Genny Worsted: 100g, 191 yards, 80% superwash merino/20% alpaca
Chunky Trevor: 100g, 76 yards, 80% merino/20% nylon, single ply