Down Cellar Studio Podcast

Thanks for tuning in to Episode 63! This week I share some finished objects and some WIPs. You'll hear about my travel adventures some fun winter stories. 

 

Did you participate in the Pigskin Party KAL? If so, tune in to see if you're a prize winner!

 

Full show notes will be posted on www.downcellarstudio.com

 

Thanks for listening!

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Thanks for tuning into this episode of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast!

 

This week I talk about some finished projects, a few new knits, a little sewing, a yarn review & book review and lots more fun (including a new KAL announcement).

 

Check out www.downcellarstudio.com for more details and full show notes!

 

Thanks for listening!

Happy Knitting!

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This week I talk about a bunch of recently finished objects and my trip to Vogue Knitting Live in New York City!

 

Show notes will be up soon at www.downcellarstudio.com

 

Thanks for tuning in!

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Thanks for tuning in to Episode 60!

This week's segments included:

  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needles
  • Crafty Adventures
  • From the Armchair
  • Events
  • Contests, News & Notes
  • On a Happy Note

Off the Needles

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The only photo I have of this so far. Garret thought it looked like a veil! Riley & Garret are wearing Mom's new dishcloths as hats!

Shawl for Mom

  • New design in the works
  • Needles: US 7 needles
  • Yarn: Berrocco Ultra Alpaca Light in black

Emelyn's Christmas HatIMG_7296

  • Pattern Goblin Hat by Elizabeth Murphy (free pattern)
  • US 5 (smaller than called for)
  • Yarn: Miss Babs Kawaeh DK

Monster for OisinIMG_7303IMG_7268-3

  • No pattern (cast on 24 stitches)
  • Needles: US 8

On the Needles

LegwarmersIMG_0997
Pattern: None
Needles: US 2

Measure in LoveIMG_1063

  • Pattern: Measure in Love by Megan Williams
  • Yarn: Mad Tosh DK in Embers color way- burnt orange
  • Needles: US 5

Nutcracker Socks

  • Pattern: OMG Heel socks by Megan Williams
  • Yarn: Nutcracker Candy Colorway from Must Stash Yarn in the Perfect Sock Base
  • Needles: US 1.5

Crafty Adventures

I did some sewing (alone and with my best friend). I love these project bags. I vary up the sizes, but they are all based on this tutorial.IMG_7279IMG_7274IMG_0993

I did some sewing with my niece and nephew during our recent sleepover. Emelyn is 10. She made 3 pillows! Two for her, and one for Oisin's new alien stuffed monster, Dave.

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Oisin learned to sew buttons in school but hasn't done it in awhile. I gave him the swatch from my Rocky Coast Cardigan and bunch of old buttons. He had a blast!IMG_7228

Every year I make custom photo calendars from Picaboo. The quality is great and I appreciate how customizable they are.

From the Armchair

2014 accomplishments:

  • I finished 51 projects (20 more than last year) including publishing 2 designs. 10 things for me, the rest were gifts.
  • Click here to check out my 2014 Projects Tab in Ravelry.

2015 goals:

  • Knit from my well curated stash. I've updated my stash on Ravelry. Currently I have 65 yarns stashed/ 91 skeins total.
  • Publish at least 2 if not more patterns in 2015.
  • Take more classes, especially at fiber events I'm already planning to go to.
  • Keep me in mind when knitting (make sure my gift knitting ratio doesn't go up too much)

Fiber Related Plans for 2015

  • January- Vogue Knitting Live. January 16-18 in NYC.
  • February- I'm going to North Carolina for a scrapbooking weekend!
  • May: Maryland Sheep & Wool: May 2 & 3
  • May: NH Sheep and Wool: May 9 & 10 (I'll be taking Emelyn & Aila on Saturday)
  • August: Stitches Midwest in Shaumburg IL August 6-9
  • October:  NY SHeep and Wool- 3rd full weekend in Oct 16-18th 2015

Events

Pigskin Party KALTune in to Episode 52 if you haven’t already

  • Knit-a-long that runs along the NFL football season. For any projects you complete between Sept 4 and Feb 2nd you'll earn points which are used to give you entries in for fantastic prizes. Opportunities to get more points along the way by using products from our awesome sponsors and for posting on instagram, getting others to participate in the KAL and things like that.
  • Never too late to sign up. Go to downcellarstudio.com/pigskinparty for all of the details. This is the last full month.
  • There are also monthly prizes for participating by using hashtag #DCSPigskinParty on Instagram and for chatting in the Monthly Huddle Tread in the DCS Ravelry Group! Come play along. We're having so much fun!
  • WIP Interception- Winner Announced!!
  • New sponsor: Jan Smiley Bag- Check out this martini themed bag! What a great prize!
  • Just arrived in the mail- a beautiful new bag from Prairie bag works- beautiful cardinals and other birds on the outside. would be great for a 2-3 skein project. drawstring. inside has 2 pockets and a jump ringIMG_1070IMG_1071

December Participation Prizes were announced

Contests, News & Notes

Taste of Nomad Kit:

  • One lucky winner will get a 3 month subscription to the Taste of Nomad Taster Package. Kits will arrive each month and include one original pattern and the yarn to make it, along with a recipe card from the garden behind the shop and a fun surprise.

  • How to enter: Come on over to this thread, check out their patterns and tell us what you like best to be entered to win a 3 month subscription. Contest ends January 5th. You must be a member of the Ravelry Group to be entered to win.

News- VAT increase European Union have gone into effect. I want to make sure you can still buy my patterns. If you live in the EU and want one of my designs, please PM me on Ravelry, I'll send you my Paypal info. If you make a donation to podcast I'll give you the patterns you'd like. I'm still hoping for better solution in the coming weeks/months.

On a Happy Note

  • We had a wonderful Christmas.
  • Aila loved the huge giraffe we bought her. Will loved him Rhino!IMG_6886IMG_6888-2IMG_6938
  • My best friend, Kris, made me a chevron burlap pillow with my podcast logo on a pocket on the front! AMAZING!IMG_0994
  • Millie loved her Anna hoodie! The kids all had a great day!IMG_7059
  • I went to see the The imitation Game at the movies. I think this is a must see.
  • Dan and I are doing a biggest loser style weight loss challenge with our friends. It's been a really fun and super motivating competition so far!
  • I've enjoyed quality time with Dan over the vacation. We've started watching the League on Netflix. Totally irreverent raunchy humor, but if you're interested in that this is a funny show.

 

Direct download: Episode_60-Knit_Gift_Review_Repeat.mp3
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Thank you for tuning in to Episode 59. This time I've got 9 FOs to share and lots of holiday merriment! Check out www.downcellarstudio.com for full show notes.

Direct download: Episode_59-_FO_Parade.mp3
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Thank you for tuning into Episode 58! I'm so thankful for all of my amazing listeners. Please check out www.downcellarstudio.com for show notes and links to project details, contests and KALs!

Happy knitting!

Direct download: Episode_58-_Thankful.mp3
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Thanks for tuning in to Episode 57. Today's segments included:

  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needles
  • Brainstorming
  • From the Armchair
  • Events
  • Contests, News & Notes
  • On a Happy Note
  • Quote of the Week

Off the Needles

  • Elephant for Riley
    • Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash (from stash)
    • Needles: US 5 (3.75mm)
    • Pattern: Savannah Chaps $3.99 US
    • Modifications: in the round. Judy's Magic Cast on for arms worked way to the top, stuffed, bound off sewed on.
  • Conjunction Cowl
    • Pattern by Susie White- Prairie Girl Susie from Prairie Girls Knit & Spin Podcast
    • Yarn: Miss Babs Kawaeh DK
    • Needles: US 7 (4.5mm) 40 inch. Nova Cubics Platina (first time using these needles)
    • Modifications: only cast on 112 sts- fewer than called for. Decreased to 96. Didn't make it as high as called for, because its for my 10 year old niece.

On the Needles

  • Dark Side of the Moon Socks
    • Yarn: Self Striping from Stacie of Must Stash Yarn-- grays with dark gray rainbow stripes! Love colors
    • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5mm)
    • Pattern: OMG Heel socks by Megan Williams
    • Knit on these at the Patriots Game after I figured out how to smuggle them past security (I know, I'm a rebel)
  • My 1st Christmas Socks
    • Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight- Mill End
    • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5mm)
    • Pattern: OMG Heel socks by Megan Williams
  • Autumnal Mitts
    • Pattern by Jo Bangles- free
    • Needles: US 6
    • Simple fingerless mitt pattern that only calls for 110-130 yard of DK. I've made before and love my pair. Simple cable and eyelet pattern that repeats. Goes quickly.
    • Yarn: Bijou Basin Ranch- Himalayan Trail (75% Yak down 25% merino) in the 49 Dinna fash colorway-- sent to me for review-- next episode
  • Fingerless mitts (for my niece to go with the Conjunction Cowl)
    • No pattern
  • Yarn: Miss Babs Kawaeh DK (Ginko= green & Perfectly Wreckless= variegated + pink - Floyd)
  • Needles: US 7 (4.5mm) 40 inch. Nova Cubics Platina

Brainstorming

From the Armchair

Tune in to hear my review of the Stashbot App by Hannah Fettig. You can also check out the website about StashBot & a blog post about it. For questions or to chat, visit Hannah's Ravelry Forum.  I really like this and think its a great addition to your knitter's toolkit! Check it out!

I also reviewed project bags from The Etsy Shop Bags by Awesome Grannie. I have the Large bag and notions pouch in the Giraffe in the Garden fabric! The bag is plenty large for 3-5 skeins of yarn and your project. I love that this is a bigger than usual notions pouch (I used mine for elephant poly-fill). Her prices are great for the quality workmanship put into these bags! Definitely check it out!

Events

  • Fall Shawl Style:
    • We'll be running this contest through the next episode. Show us your shawls and post to Instagram using #fallshawlstyle
    • Tune in to hear if you're the winner of a pattern by Helen Stewart, designer and voice behind the Curious Handmade Podcast
  • ShawlTogether is a project hosted by Cate of with Infinite Twist and more other bloggers and podcasters
    • There are already some great posts on various blogs on all different shawl topics!
  • Pigskin Party KAL
    • Tune in to Episode 52 if you haven’t already
    • Knit-a-long that runs along the NFL football season. For any projects you complete between Sept 4 and Feb 2nd you'll earn points which are used to give you entries in for fantastic prizes. Opportunities to get more points along the way by using products from our awesome sponsors and for posting on instagram, getting others to participate in the KAL and things like that.
    • Never too late to sign up. Check out this page for all of the details.
    • There are also monthly prizes for participating by using hashtag #DCSPigskinParty on Instagram and for chatting in the Monthly Huddle Tread in the DCS Ravelry Group! Come play along. We're having so much fun!
    • October Participation Prizes for Instagram and Ravelry were announced. Thanks to our prize sponsors:  Judy Marples & Lauren McMordie

Contests, News & Notes

Twist Fiber Studio Kickstarter prize winner announced!

Infinite Twist Contest- Down Cellar Studio Custom Gradient & pattern kit winner announced

On a Happy Note

  • I'm doing a 4 week challenge at my gym! It's just the kick in the pants I needed to get back into health habits!
  • Halloween 2014. It's especially fun as the kids get older each year.
  • Dinner + a movie with my best friend and realizing my knitting in the dark skills are improving!
  • I splurged on an iPad Air!!

Quote of the Week

Summer ends, and Autumn comes, and he who would have it otherwise would have high tide always and a full moon every night; and thus he would never know the rhythms that are at the heart of life. ~Hal Borland

Direct download: Episode_57__Conjunction_Addiction.mp3
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Thanks for tuning in to Episode 56!IMG_5585
 
This week's segments included:
  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needles
  • Brainstorming
  • Events
  • In My Travels
  • Contests, News & Notes
  • On a Happy Note
 
Off the Needles
 
  • Yarn: Coloring Book Yarn- September color (self striping)
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5mm)
  • Pattern: OMG Heel socks by Megan Williams
 
On the Needles
 
Dark Side of the Moon Socks | Down Cellar Studio Podcast
  • Yarn: Self Striping from Stacie of Must Stash Yarn-- grays with dark gray rainbow stripes! Love colors
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5mm)
  • Pattern: OMG Heel socks by Megan Williams
  • Until now I've mostly done afterthought heel socks, but I like the way OMG heel socks fit and they are easy to do (even on the go)
My first pair of handmade Christmas socks
  • Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight- Mill End so no colorway name- Reds and Greens but slightly untraditional
  • Cast on 64 stitches. A little big-- going to make the leg taller so I can enjoy knitting on these longer
 
  • Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash (from stash)
  • Needles: US5 (3.75mm)
  • Pattern: Savannah Chaps (used for Rhino I made for Willy)
  • Modifications:
 
Brainstorming 
This week I talked about gift knitting. For more, check out these two blog posts:
 
Events
 Fall Shawl Style
  • Show us your shawls and post to Instagram using wearing #fallshawl style
  • Tune in to Episode 52 if you haven’t already
  • Knit-a-long that runs along the NFL football season. For any projects you complete between Sept 4 and Feb 2nd you'll earn points which are used to give you entries in for fantastic prizes. There are opportunities to get more points along the way by using products from our awesome sponsors and for posting on instagram, getting others to participate in the KAL and things like that.
  • Check out this page for all of the details.

Goodreader class for knitters at The Stitch House on Sunday November 10 from 10-12. $20 If you're local I'd love to teach you how to use this amazing iPad app to keep track of all of your knitting patterns.

 

In My Travels: RhinebeckMy Rhinebeck Roomies 2014Left on Friday for NY with three of my friends, Ryan, Nicole and Beverly. Stopped at a cute little restaurant in Danbury CT- Market Place. I enjoyed a yummy local IPA- Blue Point Brewing Company.IMG_9652

Went to dinner at Coppola's on 9 in Poughkseepie. Kind of a weird environment but the food was delicious. I am picky about tomato sauce and it was good!

Saturday:IMG_5555IMG_5559IMG_5568IMG_9704

  • 2 project bags from Tika Bags: Slick WristletIMG_9733IMG_9735
  • O Wash by O Wool: 100% organic Merino 400 yards in a gorgeous teal color for $16! wanted some last year but they were picked over by the time I found them on Sunday.IMG_9724
  • Gradient set from Fiber Optic- MCN base, 430 yards. Steampunk Colorway- grays into pumpkiny oranges! IMG_9730
  • Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight. Mill End in a Christmasy Looking Colorway & Grimm Colorway (blue, green/teal and gray)IMG_9721IMG_9700
  • Needlefelted Giraffe ornament for my niece AilaIMG_9732
Dinner at Market St. Restaurant. Great Burnt Venetian Martini.IMG_9686
 
 
Sunday: laid back. my favorite day.
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Contests, News & Notes
 

Check out the Kickstarter then come over to the Down Cellar Studio Ravelry Group and tell us which color way is your favorite. The winner will be drawn after 10/31. The prize is a one-of-a-kind skein of Twist Fiber Studio Arden Bulky in the “Faded Indigo” colorway. It’s a bulky weight Merino yarn, 140 yards - 100 grams.

Infinite Twist Contest 

Enter to win the Down Cellar Studio Custom Gradient and 2 patterns that the yarn can be used for: Log Cabin II (smaller version of the Log Cabin Shawl or the Gradient Carousel shawl (winner will receive both patterns). Infinite Twist | Down Cellar Studio Gradient

To be entered to win: go to Thread in the DCS Ravelry to check out the photo of the yarn and answer the prompt about what kind of bases you like (weight + fiber content) and what color in the Infinite Twist Helix color card you like best.

News:

  • Maria Yarley designer behind eleganteconomyknits.com. Has a new pattern called the Graceful Pullover- Ravelry here. Donating post paypal & printing fees to a friend Bekah, a fellow knitter who recently lost her husband and needs financial support for she and her 4 children.
  • Wendy, sillyfru, host of the Sassy Pants Knitter Podcast has been diagnosed with hairy cell  leukemia. Here's a link to her podcast group on Ravelry where you can find more information about how you can help support Wendy! Sending happy, healthy wishes your way, Wendy!!!
 
On a Happy Note
 
 
  • Overdrive app to download audio books to my iPhone
  • Having my niece and nephew sleepover
  • Starting a 4 week challenge at my gym on Monday
Thanks for listening! Don't forget you can also find me here:
    • Ravelry: BostonJen
    • Instagram: BostonJen1
Direct download: Episode_56-_For_the_Love_of_Rhinebeck.mp3
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Thanks for tuning in. This episode's segments included:

  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needles
  • Brainstorming
  • From the Armchair
  • Events
  • Contests
  • On a Happy Note
  • Quote of the Week

Off the Needles

Cool Clavicle CoverCool Clavicle Cover | knit by Boston Jen | Down Cellar Studio Podcast

  • Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) (calls for US 8)
  • Yarn: Another Crafty Girl Strong Sock in the Ponkie Brewster Colorway
  • Pattern: Cool Clavical Cover by Megan Williams
 
Maize Mitts by Tin Can Knits
 
  • Yarn: Brooks Farm Yarn
  • Needles: US 6 4.0mm
  • Inspired by Amy Beth of Fat Squirrel Speaks Podcast to knit them inside out
  • Thought I'd flip them back out to wear, but I like them as they are.

On the Needles

Nellie Cardigan for Millie

Nellie Cardigan

  • Nellie pattern by Donna Higgins- $6.50 cardigan pattern
  • 36 month size using US size 6  (4.0mm) needles
  • Yarn:  AppleTree Knits- gradient yarn Cherry Blossom colorway

Coloring Book Yarn SocksSeptember Socks

  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5mm)
  • Yarn: Coloring Book Yarns- Colorway: September. Base- 80% merino/ 20% nylon
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams
  • Finished first sock.
  • Really like OMG heel! Excited to have these finished.
  • Cast on second and will be one of my take along projects for Rhinebeck
 
  • Yarn: Must Stash Yarn Perfect Sock in the Dark Side of the Moon Colorway.

Brainstorming

  • I have Cascade 220 super wash from my stash all kitted up to make the elephant that's part of the Savannah Chaps pattern I talked about last time.

From the Armchair

  • Tune in to hear my review of Knitters Pride Nova Platina 
    • I tried the US size 7 fixed circulars with the 40 inch cord
    • I really enjoyed these details- listen in to hear the details.
  • Minerva Turkey, Shannon Gleason has a new video podcast you should check out! You can find it on her website, through her Ravelry Group  on iTunes 

Events

I've released my second design, the Aila Grace Shawl. Check it out on Ravelry.Aila Grace Shawl

This shawl was inspired by niece, Aila (pronounced “a-la”), a fiery red-head who packs a lot of personality into a very small package while always letting her class and beauty shine through.

The result is an easy, top down, elongated, triangular shawl that will add a punch of personality into your wardrobe while still looking classic. A great project for that single skein of fingering weight yarn you just had to buy but aren’t quite sure what to do with.

I hope you'll check it out!

Rhinebeck- NY Sheep and Wool: is this coming weekend, October 18 & 19, at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds

  • Come say hello at the Podcaster Meet up Saturday 1p. Location: on the hill to the left just inside the Main Entrance
  • For Fiber Event Tips- Check out this post from earlier this year,

Fall Shawl Style

  • Show us your shawls and post to Instagram using wearing #fallshawl style
  • This week I chose a random winner who will receive a pattern of her choice from Lisa Mutch's self published patterns. She has beautiful shawls. Be sure to check her out.

Pigskin Party KAL

  • Tune in to Episode 52 if you haven’t already to hear all of the details about this KAL

Goodreader Class for Knitters

  • I'm teaching at The Stitch House in Dorchester, MA on Sunday November 10 from 10a-12p. If you're local I'd love to teach you how to use this amazing iPad app to keep track of all of your knitting patterns.

Contests

 Twist Fiber Studio Kickstarter

  • Check out the Kickstarter then come over to the Down Cellar Studio Ravelry Group and tell us which color way is your favorite. The winner will be drawn after 10/31. The prize is a one-of-a-kind skein of Twist Fiber Studio Arden Bulky in the “Faded Indigo” colorway.

Tune in to see if you're the winner of the Kung Fu Knits by Elizabeth Green Musselman provided to us by the Cooperative Press.

Infinite Twist Contest

  • Infinite Twist has created a custom Down Cellar Studio Gradient (see below)Infinite Twist | Down Cellar Studio Gradient
  • This yarn works with two Infinite Twist patterns: the Log Cabin II (smaller version of the Log Cabin Shawl) which is due out in November or the Gradient Carousel shawl
  • To be entered to win: go to Thread in the DCS Ravelry to check out the photo of the yarn and answer the prompt about what kind of bases you like (weight + fiber content) and what color in the Infinite Twist Helix color card you like best.

As a reminder, I'm an affiliate of Infinite Twist. If you choose to buy something from her excellent selection, please note that you were referred by Down Cellar Studio on the website- you'll receive a little bonus gift and I receive a small percentage of the sale.

On a Happy Note

  • Making applesauceApplesauce = Fall!
  • Fall foliageimageimage
  • Starting to feel a bit better after this nasty cold

Quote of the Week

“I cannot endure to waste anything so precious as autumnal sunshine by staying in the house."

Nathaniel Hawthorne

 Thanks for listening!

Direct download: Episode_55_Rhinebeck_Ready.mp3
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Berry Colorful YarningsThis episode of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast is kindly sponsored by Berry Colorful Yarnings. Save the date! On October 23, Berry Colorful Yarnings will be releasing a whole new line of self-striping yarns in both sock and sport weight. Participating in the Pigskin Party KAL or just want to show your support for your local team? The October 23rd shop update will include some popular NFL & College team colors you may recognize! There will also be some other great self-striping available for you non-football fans too. Want a custom order? They can do that too!

Find Berry Colorful Yarnings on Etsy.  Berry Colorful Yarnings- where Color Plays!

This Week's Segments Included:

  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needles
  • Brainstorming
  • From the Armchair
  • Events
  • On a Happy Note

Off the Needles

Will’s Rhino

Savannah Chaps Rhino knit by Boston Jen | Down Cellar Studio Podcast

  • Yarn: Dragonfly fibers Traveller base dk in the District 12 colorway
  • Needles: US 5
  • Pattern: Savannah Chaps by Barbara Prime
  • Project Bag from Lois of Knitting's My Bag

On the Needles

Cool Clavicle CoverCool Clavicle Cover

  • Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) (calls for US 8)
  • Yarn: Another Crafty Girl Strong Sock in the Ponkie Brewster Colorway
  • Pattern: Cool Clavical Cover by Megan Williams
 
Just peachy
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Yarn: Crazy Zauberball
  • Pattern: none
  • Cast on first night of football for Pigskin party KAL

Coloring Book Yarn Socks

Coloring Book Yarns

  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5mm)
  • Yarn: Coloring Book Yarns- Colorway: September. Base- 80% merino/ 20% nylon
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams

Backwards OMG HeelOriginal OMG Heel (knit backwards: no, not on purpose)

Correct OMG HeelSecond OMG Heel (done correctly this time around)

Brainstorming

Wondering if your friends and family are knit worthy? Check out this blog post before you knit for someone who may not appreciate it.

From the Armchair

NH Knits is a new audio podcast hosted by Claire. She's lovely! Check out her show and Ravelry Group

Judy Marples & Nora Gaughan will be teaching classes in cables and lace at a Knitting Retreat in Bermuda- May 2-3 2015! For more information click here.

Events
 
Rhinebeck- NY Sheep and Wool: October 18 & 19 at the Dutchess County Fairgrounds
Podcaster Meet up Saturday 1p. Hill to the left of the entrance just inside the Main Entrance
 

Fall Shawl Style

  • Show us your shawls and post to Instagram using wearing #fallshawl style

Pigskin Party KAL

  • Tune in to Episode 52 if you haven’t already

  • All of the KAL Sponsors that have signed on so far are listed in the Prize Thread. Check out some new updates!

  • I pulled the first two monthly prizes. One for Instagram participation & one for Ravelry chatter.
  • Thank you to our sponsors:
Zelma_mediumPenelope_medium
 
  • Check out Ashley from Twist Fiber Studio's Kickstarter campaign. She is offering some really exciting yarn and fiber rewards, including Perfect Pair project bag sets. 
  • The Perfect Pair sets feature Twist Fiber Studio’s Everyday project bag, paired with dyed-to-match yarn and fiber. These will be limited edition, never to be repeated colorways and will be limited to 100 sets total. 
  • Reward levels range from $10 to $80, so hopefully everyone can find something special to add to their stash, all while helping Ashley launch her new dyeing business. The Kickstarter will run from October 1st through October 31st with an initial fundraising goal of $3,500.

Contest: Check out the Kickstarter then come over to the Down Cellar Studio Ravelry Group and tell us which color way is your favorite. The winner will be drawn after 10/31. The prize is a one-of-a-kind skein of Twist Fiber Studio Arden Bulky in the “Faded Indigo” colorway. It’s a bulky weight Merino yarn, 140 yards - 100 grams.

Contest: Kung Fu Knits by Elizabeth Green Musselman provided to us by the publisher- Cooperative Press. Check out last episode's review on Episode 53. Then come enter to win an eBook copy! 

On a Happy Note

Apple Picking 2014 | Down Cellar Studio

  • Apple picking! My favorite day of the year! Check out my post with lots of great photos. 
  • Gilmore Girls is on Netflix now! I couldn't be happier!

 

Thanks for tuning in! Have a good week!

Direct download: Episode_54__Apple-y_Knitting_Along.mp3
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