Down Cellar Studio Podcast
 
Thank you for tuning in to Episode 92 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast.
Full show notes & photos can be found at www.downcellarstudio.com/92
 
This week's segments included:
 
  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needles
  • Brainstorming
  • From the Armchair
  • Crafty Adventures
  • Events
  • Contest, News & Notes
  • Ask Me Anything
  • On a Happy Note
 
 
Thank you to this episode's sponsors: Fix-a-StitchStitched by Jessalu, Never Not Knitting & Kitchen Counter Crafter
 

Off the Needles 

 
  • Yarn: Bergere de France Goomy 50 in the Imprim Beige colorway & cream
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams
 
  • Yarn: Patons Kroy- Purple Haze Colorway
  • Needles US 2 & 3 (2.75 and 3.25 mm)
  • Pattern: None. Cast on 56, 2x2 ribbing for about 2 inches. Switched to stockinette then moved up to US 3 needles.
 
2 improvised crochet dishcloths
 
 
 
 

On the Needles

 
  • Yarn: Regia Fluormania in Neon Beach- neon orange and turquoise blue
  • Needles: US 1 & 1.5 (2.25 & 2.5 mm)
  • OMG Heel by Megan Williams
 
  • Yarn: Berry Colorful Yarnings Saturated Sock self striping in the Pats colorway
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • OMG Heel by Megan Williams
 
 
  • Yarn: Knitting Fever KFI Luxury Collection Indulgence Cashmere Colorway- 602
  • Needles: US 2 (2.75mm)
  • OMG Heel by Megan Williams
 
  • Yarn: Knits4Comfort Merino/Silk in the Beach Shade Colorway (438 yards of fingering)
  • Pattern: new design in progress

Brainstorming

 
The yarn for my Boxy Sweater arrived! Holiday Yarn Flocksock Fingering. Peachy Keen Colorway. 75% SW Merino. 25% Nylon.
 
 
I have some yarn from One Twisted Tree coming to knit the final sample of this shawl which should be published soon.
 
 
Crochet kit for Anna doll (from Frozen) with Jasmin at Stitches West in February. Really want to cast that on. Itching for some crochet. Hopefully soon.
 
 

From the Armchair

 

Crafty Adventures 

 
I went to a local paint night with my friends Lisa and Suzanne and we painted wine glasses.
 
 
 

Ask Me Stuff

 
Mislissa asked about how I factor in sizing for gift knits. Tune in to hear my response.
 
 
 

Events

12 Months to Christmas KAL (feel free to double dip with Splash Pad Party if you're gifting the finished object)
 
 
Splash Pad Party
 

This fun filled, summer KAL runs from June 1- July 31

Be sure to check out our Splash Pad Party Pro Shop Sponsors:
 
There is still time to sign up for the Swim Meet & Golf Tournament we're planning for July.
 
In this episode I announced 5 winners for Instagram post and Ravelry Chatter as part of the Splash Pad Party KAL.
 
 
 
  • This event will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 9am to 4pm at the Spencer Peirce Little Farm on 5 Little's Lane Newbury, Massachusetts
  • I am hoping to attend. More details on that soon.

Contests, News & Notes

 
Check out the Sock Yarn Swappers group on Ravelry, as well as on Facebook. They are running a
KAL to use up all these mini skeins.  The Summer of Squares KAL will run from May 27 to August 27.
 

On a Happy Note

Birthday fun! Which started early! On Wednesday I received a Knitter's Brewing Company Splash Pad Party gradient set from Lisa!

Thursday night- I helped out my BFF and received some more early birthday gifts. A giraffe nightgown + necklace that has first initial from each of 7 nieces and nephews. SO special.Friday- Dan and I went to see mt grandmother in the morning then to get massages. Had a wonderful time at his friend's wedding.

Saturday- spent the day photographing my nieces and nephew's dance recital dress rehearsalSunday we went out to breakfast at my favorite breakfast place then Riley made her stage debut as an Oompa Loompa in Charlie and Chocolate factory. 

With birthday money and gift cards, I bought a set of Fiestaware dishes to replace some cheaper dishes we bought 8 years ago when we first moved into our house. 

Riley and Millie's gymnastics recital, Aila, Emelyn, Will & Oisin's dance recital then our twin friends' 40th birthday party.

Sunday--- Fun day for Father's Day by the pool. Did some pool knitting but my sock was co-opted by Riley who wanted to knit on them.

Thank you for tuning in!
 
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Direct download: Episode_92__Its_a_Marathon_Not_a_Sprint.mp3
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Mom joins me for Episode 91 to celebrate the opening of the pool (both real and virtual).

I announce the prizes available for the Splash Pad Party 2016 and share lots of finished objects!

Check out our Ravelry Group to chat and find show notes on my website.

Thanks for tuning in!

Jen & Diane

Direct download: Episode_91-_The_Pool_is_Open.mp3
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Thank you for tuning in!


For full show notes, please check out my website: www.downcellarstudio.com/90

 

Happy Knitting!

Direct download: Episode_90.mp3
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Thank you for tuning in to Episode 89! Show notes can be found at:

www.downcellarstudio.com/89

 

In this episode, I talk about 1 new shawl, a bunch of WIPs, lots of details about the Splash Pad Party KAL and other contests and events in our group & the knitting community as a whole.

Direct download: Episode_89-_All_the_Summer_KALs.mp3
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Hope you enjoy Episode 88 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. This episode features lots of knitting and crochet, stories of my recent trip to Newport, RI and lots of other Happy Notes including some audio of Riley and me during a girls day out and some bonus audio at the end of the episode of some quality time with my 6 year old niece Aila and 8 year old nephew Will.

I also share the list of Splash Pad Party 2016 Sponsors and announce the details of a Mini Skein Swap going on in the group now. Signs up for the swap open until Wednesday 4/27!

Show notes can be found here.
To chat, check out the Episode 88 Chat Thread on Ravelry.
Direct download: Episode_88-Sweet_Bunny.mp3
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Thank you for tuning in! Mom joins me again this episode. There is a ton of knitting content, a couple personal/family stories (some of the slightly embarrassing nature), more than a few laughs and a Summer KAL announcement!

 

Check out show notes at www.downcellarstudio.com/87

Direct download: Episode_87-_Cookie_Monster__Teen_Angst.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:19pm EDT

I hope you enjoy this episode. Thank you for all of your support over the past 4 years! I can't believe I've been podcasting that long!

 

For full show notes please visit www.downcellarstudio.com/86

 

 

Thanks!

Direct download: Episode_86__Fox_on_Sox.mp3
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Thank you for tuning in to Episode 85 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. This week's segments included:
 
  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needles
  • Brainstorming
  • From the Armchair
  • Knitting in Passing
  • Events
  • Contest, News & Notes
  • On a Happy Note

Off the Needles

 
  • Pattern: Sachet of Love by Maria Bittner (free)
  • Yarn: scraps of worsted weight
  • Hook: H (5.0 mm)
 
  • Pattern: Small Crocheted Rhino by Kristi Tullus 3.50 Euro/ $4 US
  • Calls for DK Weight yarn and a B hook (2.25 mm)
  • Yarn: Cascade 220 SW
  • Hook: C (2.75 mm)
 
 
  • Pattern: Small Long Legged Bunny by Kristi Tullus- Free Pattern
  • Calls for DK Weight yarn and a B hook (2.25 mm)
  • Yarn: Cascade 220 SW
  • Hook: C (2.75 mm)
 
 

On the Needles

 
 
Needles & Patterns for All Socks Mentioned:
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG by Megan Williams
 
  • Yarn: KnitCircus Yarn Greatest of Ease 80/20 Merino Nylon (400 yards) Colorway: Come What May. 
 
  • Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Lightweight in the Light at the End of the Tunnel Colorway
  • Cast on: Leap Day- Feb 29th
 
  • Yarn: Regia Design line by Arne & Carlos
 
I've also been working on my Double Crochet Granny Squares for scrap sock yarn blanket.
 
 

Brainstorming

  • I'd like to make more of crochet projects in patterns by-  Kristi Tullus. 5 free patterns- bunny is one of them, if you want to it out
  • I'm thinking of starting another scrap project. Sue of the Legacy Knitz Podcast on YouTube (not Deb, as I said on the show. Sorry for the mistake!) made a mitered square log cabin blanket. She started with 4x4 mitered squares in similar color palette then added a cream colored log cabin border

From the Armchair

Watching & Reading:
Reviews:
 
 
  • Henry's Hat by Joanna and Eric Johnson, published by Slate Falls Press.  Aila (my 6 year old niece) and I reviewed this together and thoroughly enjoyed it.
  • Wool & Wire Jewelry available at NeverNotKnitting
    • Necklace $32.00
    • Earrings- $28 (I have B & D as shown on website)
    • Purse Clip $28
    • I can't recommend this highly enough. I wear my pieces nearly every day of the week. They're gorgeous, well made and classy!

Knitting in Passing

  • I helped my friend Megg work on her sock leg and turn her first heel while my nephew Oisin worked on his knitted scarf project. 
  • Posted on Instagram about doing the citric acid treatment on my newly finished socks.   For instructions check out this post by Jasmin of the Knitmore Girls Podcast.

Events

 
12 Months to Christmas KAL
Check out the Stitches West Group on Ravelry.  They are hosting a "use your Stitches Haul along" Use your stuff from the show, post something each month in the thread and be entered to win (can post WIPs or FOs). See details in the group.
 

Contests, News and Notes 

  • Tune in to see if you won the skein of Tink Yarn
  • This episode we have a contest sponsored by Sarah Schira for her Pomball Hat Collection, a 5 hat eBook collection. Check out the Pomball Hat Contest Thread in DCS Podcast Rav Group and enter to win a copy of the eBook containing all 5 hats!
 
On a Happy Note
  • I took my niece Millie to the zoo for her 4th birthday
  • I got my order of Tony's Coffee- Cafe Carmelita.
  • Took my niece Aila to her dance classes last weekend.
  • Bought some yarn at Webs after my friend Suzanne posted on Facebook. KFI Luxury- Indulgence Cashmere $12.99 a skein (normally about $25). 75% merino, 25% polyamide, 5% cashmere. Not superwash...  and I didn't realize when I purchased it that it's not fingering even though that's how its categorized on website. At 150g/437 yards it's more like a heavy sport.  Will still work great for socks and will be great gifts knits.
 
Thank you for tuning in!
 
Contact Information:
Direct download: Episode_85__Cast_On_All_the_Socks.mp3
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For full show notes check out my website:

www.downcellarstudio.com84 for links and photos to everything discussed!

 

Happy knitting!

Direct download: Episode_84-_Stitches_West.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:20pm EDT

 
Thank you for tuning in to Episode 83 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. This week's segments included:
 
  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needles
  • Brainstorming
  • From the Armchair
  • Knitting in Passing
  • Events
  • Contest, News & Notes
  • On a Happy Note
  • Pigskin Party KAL

 Off the Needles

 
  • Pattern: Football Coccon & Hat by Kelly Dager- $4 US
  • Needles: US 15 (10mm)
  • Yarn:  Lion Brand Homespun USA (Billings Chocolate & NY White) 1 skein of the white was enough to make 3 cocoons & 3 hats. Cocoons take more than 1 skein each. 3 skeins would be plenty for 2 cocoons + their matching hats.
 
  • Yarn: Socks that Rock Lightweight
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG Heel Socks by Megan Williams
 
Regia Socks- Mom's birthday
  • Yarn: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Needles: Regia Design Lines Colorations Color by Kristin Nicholas
  • Pattern: OMG Heel Socks by Megan Williams
     
  • Pattern: Schwimmen by Shannon Cook $4.95
  • Yarn: Hedgehog Fibres Merino DK in poison colorway- so much depth of color
  • US 6 & 7 ( 4.0 & 4.5 mm) needles
 
  • Pattern: Greyhaven Hat by Robin Ulrich $5 US
  • Needles: US 5 (3.75mm) for ribbing & US 7 (4.5mm) for body
  • Yarn: MadelineTosh Tosh DK in Midnight in Manhattan- purchased at Vogue Knitting Live in NYC in January
  • Third time I've made this hat; it's one of my favorites. 

On the Needles

 
  • Yarn: Gales Art Sock blank
  • Needles: US 1.5
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams
  • Turned heel on sock #2 and my friend Megg and nephew Oisin both knit on them!
 
  • Yarn: Plymouth Merino DK (cream color) & Hedgehog Fibres Merino DK in Genie colorway- short bursts of color
  • Needles: US 4 & 5 (3.5 & 3.75 mm)
  • May remember my Fall Brights Hat-- too big. Never wear it. This will be its replacement
 
  • Yarn: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Needles: Regia Design line by Arne & Carlos
  • Pattern: OMG by Megan Williams

Brainstorming

I'm looking forward to casting on Susan B Anderson's new Octopus pattern with Tink Yarn in the Stardust colorway!
 

From the Armchair 

Dan and I thoroughly enjoyed Season 1 of Jessica Jones on Netflix
 

Knitting in Passing

Last Thursday I taught my friend Erika to knit! She did a great job learning the Long Tail Cast on and the knit stitch! Can't wait to work with her some more.
 
 
On Friday night, my dear friend Megg asked to knit on my sock and began talking about wanting to have her own project. On Saturday, we went to the local yarn shop and got her set up!
Megg learned to Cast On and how to purl and practiced those. I knit most of the cuff. She sent me a photo this week of her progress!
 
While I was at their house on Saturday, my nephew Oisin asked to work on his Star Wars Crochet Kit!
 
We started by teaching him how to wind yarn and then did a little crochet. Oisin knows how to knit but wanted to learn to purl, so we did that too! It was a great afternoon!
 

Events

 
I'll be attending Stitches West– February 18-21 in Santa Clara, CA
 
 
12 Months to Christmas KAL
 
 
Contests, News and Notes 
 
 
Sign up for my email newsletter to get the latest on everything happening in the Down Cellar Studio! Once I get to 200 will draw for a winner for a gorgeous skein of yarn from My Colour Wheelhouse!
 
 

On a Happy Note 

  • I LOVE my new purse from Atenti that I purchased at Vogue Knitting Live
  • We had a lovely night celebrating my Mom's 60th Birthday this week!
  • Snow!
  • We had 2 new iTunes review recently! THANK YOU!

Pigskin Party KAL

 
Check out the (over 2900) photos in the End Zone Dance Thread! If you need some inspiration or motivation- go look! You won't regret it.
 
This episode I announced winners for January Huddle & Instagram prizes, Super Bowl Interception Prizes & Sponsor Love Contest Prizes.
 
I will be tallying everyone's points in their End Zone Dance Threads and randomizing entries so I can pull winners for our 12 amazing Grand Prizes in an upcoming episode.
 
 
 
Thank you for tuning in!
 
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Direct download: Episode_83__Superbowl__Sharing.mp3
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