Down Cellar Studio Podcast

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
Category:general -- posted at: 7:10pm EDT

 

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!
 
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Direct download: Episode_85__Cast_On_All_the_Socks.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:11pm EDT

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!
 
Contact Information:
Direct download: Episode_83__Superbowl__Sharing.mp3
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Thank you for tuning in to Episode 82 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. This week's segments included:
 
  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needles
  • From the Armchair
  • In my Travels
  • Events
  • Contest, News & Notes
  • Ask Me Stuff
  • On a Happy Note
  • Pigskin Party KAL
 

Off the Needles

Tan House Brook Hat v2

  • This is a hat I'm designing. The second version came out better than the first but I'd still like to tweak it.

Christmas 2015 Socksimage

  • Yarn: Marigold Jen- Merry & Bright (purchased at MD Sheep & Wool)
  • Needles: US 1.5
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams

On the Needles

  • Yarn: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Needles: Regia Design line by Arne & Carlos
  • Pattern: OMG by Megan Williams
 
  • Yarn: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Needles: Regia Design Lines Colorations Color by Kristin Nicholas
  • Pattern: OMG by Megan Williams
 
  • Yarn: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Needles: Berry Colorful Yarnings Saturated Sock in the Patriots Colorway
  • Pattern: OMG by Megan Williams
 
  • Pattern: Schwimmen by Shannon Cook $4.95 Ravelry Download
  • Slouchy lacy hat, DK yarn
  • Yarn: Hedgehog Fibres Merino DK in poison colorway- so much depth of color
I'm working on a new shawl design
  • My plan is to join in on Jenny from Tiny Paper Foxes' #Craftfor20 hashtag in the month of February to make progress on design work

From the Armchair

In My Travels

Vogue Knitting Live- NYC 2016 Recap
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My purchases:
  • Regia 4 plyimage
  • DK weight yarn from Artfilimage
  • Jill Draper makes stuff- worsted weight- Raspberry Beretimage
  • 2 Skeins of Malabrigo Rios Teal Feather for gift knits + 1 skein in Vaa colorwayimage
  • Madeline Tosh - Tosh DK in Midnight in Manhattanimage
  • Regia- Arne and Carlos (2 skeins)image
  • Hedgehog Fibres Merino DK- poison colorwayimage
  • Woolbearers-- 4 gradient setsimage

Events

 
Stitches West– February 18-21 in Santa Clara, CA
 
Contest News & Notes
 
In Episode 81 I reviewed a project bag from Pear & Plum on Etsy. 2 Winners announced on this episode for these beautiful bags!imageimage
 
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!image
 
12 Months to Christmas KAL

Ask Me Stuff

This week I answered a question from NittenNurse about my degree and my line of work which was fun to answer.
 
Do you have a question you'd like to ask? Come ask in the thread on Ravelry.
 

On a Happy Note

  • Bathroom reorganization-I moved the bins I use for washing socks under the sink. I also moved our salad spinner into the bathroom since its primary use is for getting extra water out of socks once they've been washed. It's much more convenient this way.
  • I've been very much enjoying hand soap and wool wash soap bars kindly sent to me by Jessica of Soap-a-licious. The wool wash soaps up nicely and its my go to wool wash for socks. It is not currently in the store but check back soon if you're interested.
  • I ordered a project bag from Holland Handmade on Etsy. Erin also has a video podcast on YouTube.image
  • I was sick last weekend but seem to have passed this cold quicker than most of my coworkers. 

Pigskin Party KAL

 
At the time of this posting there are over 2220 photos in the End Zone Dance Thread! If you need some inspiration or motivation- go look! You won't regret it.
 
 
Check out Coupon Code Thread-- 27 coupon codes still active! Most at least until February!!!
 
 
 
 
Thank you for tuning in!
 
Contact Information:
Direct download: Episode_82-_Design_Enthusiasm.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:36pm EDT

Thank you for tuning in to Episode 81 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast.
Check out www.downcellarstudio.com/81 for show notes
 
This week's segments included:
 
Off the Needles
On the Needles
From the Armchair
Crafty Adventures
Contest, News & Notes
On a Happy Note
Pigskin Party KAL
 

Off the Needles 

 
Tan House Brook Hat v1 (still designing)
  • Yarn- Neighborhood Fiber Company
  • Needles- US 6 & US 7
  • Design Process Tip- use different colors (in Excel or in Colored Pencils) to mark each repeat, section of your design to help yourself visualize it better
  • Jen's Blocking Tip: For blocking a hat, put a soup bowl over mason jar to give it more height so it doesn't drag on the counter
  • Mom's Blocking Tip: Send your knits to your daughter and say "here!" and have her block them for you! Or better yet, send them to Jen!
 
  • Yarn: Hand Made Modern  Wool Blend Yarn Duo 120 yard each (yarn from Target)
  • Needles: US 10.5 (6.5mm)
  • Pattern: I made it up. Find detailed instructions in my Project Page linked above
 
  • Yarn: Woolen Rabbit Pearl in the Straw Colorway (fingering weight yarn)
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5mm)
  • Pattern: by Jenn Sheelen ($4)
  • This is my January "12 months to Christmas KAL" project

On the Needles 

 
  • Yarn: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Needles: Regia Design Lines Colorations Color by Kristin Nicholas (blues, greens, purple, plum/magenta, white, dark gray). self patterning
  • Pattern: OMG by Megan Williams

From the Armchair  

  • Mom and I have been watching Making a Murderer (Netflix), Ray Donovan and Homeland
  • Jen has been watching The Affair  (Showtime). Mom has been watching Limitless.
  • Mom is reading the Alex Cross books by James Patterson.
  • Jen has been listening to Gretchen Rubin's Better Than Before
Tune in for a review of a project bag from Etsy Shop Pearl & Plum. In the excitement of talking with Mom I forgot to mention that the large (owl print) bag was graciously provided to me by Vivian of Pearl and Plum for review.imageimage
 
Check out the Pearl & Plum Contest Thread to be entered to win. We have a small and a medium project bag up for lucky listeners to win!
 
 
Coupon Code!!!  If you want to purchase a bag from this amazing shop, use coupon code: DownCellarJan15 to get 15% off a purchase of at least $30 through the whole month of January
 
Mom reviewed a product she purchased on Etsy for a Christmas gift from BeBeBeez. These personalized elastic bands are a great way to know whose bottle is whose (so you can avoid sharing germs). Mom had one small issue and the customer service was great! Highly recommend.

Crafty Adventures

  • I've been sewing on my scrap fabric curtainimage
  • Mom will be turning a duvet cover into fabric for a new shower curtain and to recover the pieces on her headboard.
  • Mom talks about her decorating for Christmas, reactions from the kids, and the most commonly asked questionsMom Family Room Tree
 
Contest News & Notes
 
  • News starting email list 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. Prize will be announced on Episode 82 or whenever we hit 200!
  • Side note: with Mom's help, I was able to find a better way to update the Down Cellar Studio Facebook page! Come check it out. I'll be posting more regularly there now.
  • This week I announced the winners of the Fix a Stitch and the Riot of Color Yarn!
 
12 Months to Christmas KAL- details announced on the episode

On a Happy Note

  • Emelyn and Oisin opening their gifts!image
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  • Will loved his Force Awakens Hatimage
  • My favorite gift-- Canvas from the kids with hand prints that make a treeimage
  • I got an IPA beer making kit from Williams Sonoma from my friend Megg
  • Mom gave the girls (Emelyn, Riley and Aila) a knitting kit for Christmas
  • Dan and I did our annual January clean out and moved our dry food to an easily accessible drawer in our island. I am hoping that if I can easily see it, I will know and use what we have and waste less!

Pigskin Party KAL

 
This Episode I announced the December Participation Winners! Tune in to see if you've won!
 
 
Thank you for tuning in.
 
 
Contact Information:
Direct download: Episode_81-_Mom__Me.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 7:33pm EDT

Thank you for tuning in to Episode 80 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast.

For full show notes please visit: www.downcellarstudio.com/80

This week's segments included:

  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needles
  • Brainstorming
  • From the Armchair
  • Crafty Adventures
  • Knitting in Passing
  • Events
  • Contest, News & Notes
  • On a Happy Note
  • Pigskin Party KAL

Off the Needles 

Easy Coasters  (times 2)image

  • C hook
  • Worsted/dk scraps

Riley’s Christmas Dollimage

  • Pattern (Crochet): by Nicky Blade called NickyBlade Doll Pattern- free Ravelry download
  • C hook (2.75mm)
  • Cascade 220 superwash, cream for skin, gray, blue and a purple.
  • Girl with brown hair- shirt, pants and shoes. simple but really cute. looks like riley’s style

The Force Awakens Hatimageimage

  • Pattern: The Force Awakens Hat by Hannah L (free)
  • Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash Sport & Schachenmayr Extra Fine Merino DK (very light DK) seems lighter than the Sport
  • Needles: US 4 (3.5 mm)

Storm Trooper (#2)image

  • Pattern by Lucy Collins from Star Wars Crochet Hook
  • Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash
  • Hook: C

On the Needles

  • Yarn: Marigold Jen- Merry & Bright (purchased at MD Sheep & Wool)
  • Needles: US 1.5
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams

Brainstorming

I am working on a hat to match my Tan House Brook shawl design.

From the Armchair

Update on 2015 goals

  • Knit from my well curated stash
    • Started 2015 with 96 skeins in stash. Ended the year with 55! (not including WIPs)
  •  Challenge myself more
    • Took workshop with Susan B Anderson at Vogue Knitting Live 2015
    • Finally did some real colorwork (Baa-ble hat and Force Awakens Hat)
    • I learned a lot of crochet techniques through my adventures in Star Wars toy making
  • Publish at least 2 if not more patterns in 2015.
  • Knit for me (meaning knit at least 10 more things for me and keep the ratio from 2014). In 2015 I knit 18 items for me!

2015 Recap

I listed the number and types of items I made this year. You can find the details on this tab of my Projects Page. I referenced Michelle of Actually Knitting Podcast. In her recent episodes she's done a serials of Knitting Talk Backs about how to make the most of our Ravelry.

2016 goals

More to come on this next episode but I do want to join my local knitting group's "12 months to Christmas KAL" where we make 1 Christmas gift every month of the year to be more ready come Christmas 2016.

On this episode I reviewed Fix-a-Stitch. Check out the videos on the Fix-a-Stitch YouTube Channel to see how this clever tool works.

Want a chance to win a set? Come over to the DCS Ravelry Group and enter by answering the prompt on the Fix-a-Stitch Contest Thread.

Crafty Adventures

Coloring Book and pencils from my brothers kids for Christmas. They gave me these colored pencils which makes the experience more enjoyable!

Knitting in Passing

This week we have some audio from my good friend Devon who is traveling around the world. She met a very unique knitter in Morocco and would like you to meet him! Definitely check out this post!

This massive ball of yarn is not the only interesting knit bit she found in Morocco.
 
Weaving and wool plays a strong rule in traditional Moroccan culture. What she has discovered is far from traditional, but wonderful none the less.
 
 
 I hope you enjoyed this little visit from Devon!

Events

Contest, News & Notes

Enter for your chance to win a beautiful skein of yarn from Riot of Color by following the prompt on this thread in the Down Cellar Studio Ravelry Group. 

On a Happy Note

  • I worked the door and throughly enjoyed the kids' Christmas dance recital.image
  • Dan helped with ALL THE WRAPPING! Love him!image
  • Going to see Mary Poppins with the famimage
  • Christmas Eve & Christmas Day with familyimageimageimage
  • Highlights of my gifts:
    • Handsewn cosmetic case from my best friend Kris using a Tutorial on Pinterest using a placement.
    • A new coloring book with these pencils (love these pencils much more than the ones I had been using)
    • Plaid scarf from my Momimage
    • Sock Knitter Profile kit from Mom! (I also announced the Sock Knitter Profile Bag Contest Winner!)image
    • Camera strap with a scarf-like piece! floral print.image
  • Stars Hollow print!!!image

Pigskin Party KAL

Thank you to our Headline Sponsors!
 

I announced winners of the WIPs Interception and the December Bingo Winners! December Huddle and Instagram winners will be announced on Episode 81.

Thank you for tuning in!

Direct download: Episode_80-_Merry__Bright.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:22pm EDT

 
Thank you for tuning in to Episode 79of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. This week's segments included:
 
  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needles
  • Brainstorming
  • From the Armchair
  • Crafty Adventures
  • Events
  • Contest, News & Notes
  • On a Happy Note
  • Pigskin Party KAL
 

Off the Needles

Chewbaccaimage

Obi Wan (with cape)  - purchased pattern separately from Etsy from Lucy Collinsimage

 
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  • Pattern: Puppy and his Daddy by  Ana Paula Rimoli  from The Big Book of Little Amigurumi
  • Hook: C 2.75mm
  • Yarn: Plymouth encore- brown, leftover from Star Wars crochet & creamy/tan color
  • Big black nose & eyes from 6060 on Etsy!
 
 
  • Pattern- my design
  • US 7 (4.5mm) needles
  • Yarn:
    • Oh Loops Platinum Sock- Voyage Colorway- blue
    • Cascade Heritage Silk- White
    • Two Guys Yarn Co- The Standard in Sock base in Summer Solstice Colorway- purple
 
 
  • Pattern: Scrubbie Dots by  Doni Speigle
  • Hook: H
  • Yarn: Lilly Sugar and Cream Yarn
  • I expanded it to make it larger using basic circular crochet increases. Made about 4-5 total this seasonimageimage
 
  • Pattern: Updated Parkspin Slippers by Joan Janes (free)
  • Needles: US 8
  • Worsted weight yarn held doubled.
 
  • Pattern: Little Waiting for Winter Mittens by Susan B Anderson $4 US
  • Needles: US 6 (Calls for 7s)
  • Riley Yarn: Berrocco Vintage & Plymouth Encore: Added length to the hand based on the drawing I took of Riley's hand
  • Millie Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash (purple) & Lana Gatto Super Soft Pink- Color 5240: Made hand a little longer. Added 4 stitches after thumb gusset. Details in project page on Ravelry

On the Needles

 
  • Pattern (Crochet): by Nicky Blade called NickyBlade Doll Pattern- free Ravelry download
  • C hook (2.75mm)
  • Cascade 220 superwash, cream for skin, gray, blue and a purple.
  • Girl with brown hair- shirt, pants and shoes. simple but really cute. looks like riley's style
Storm Trooper (yes another)
 

Brainstorming

Joy from movie Inside Out crochet pattern by Allison McDonough $5.00 pattern. Wanted to make for Riley- my brother actually suggested but I can't find just the right green for her dress.
 
Also found an eBook of 5 Doc McStuffins character crochet patterns also by Allison McDonough.
 
Bought the yarn on the way home today to start The Force Awakens Hat
 

From the Armchair 

 

Crafty Adventures

I've been sewing iined draw string bag from this tutorial.
 
I highly recommend photo calendars from Picaboo (for yourself or as gifts)
 

Events

 
  • Vogue Knitting Live– January 15-17, New York City I’m taking a shawl design class on Friday with Susan B Anderson and attending the Market on Saturday.
  • Stitches West– February 18-21 in Santa Clara, CA --Saturday afternoon-podcaster meet-up! Details to come!
 
 

Contest News & Notes

I announced the winners of Jenn Sheelen Contest from Episode 78.
 
 
New contest for this episode: Sock Knitter Profile Bag kindly offered up by One Twisted Tree
 

News

Becky Kelly from Knit Actually Podcast is hosting Knit Nosh event on January 23, 2016 at 12:30 pm at Samples World Bistro in Longmont, CO. The yarn companies providing yarn for the event are Bijou Basin Ranch, MJ Yarns, Skeindalous , Knerd. Tickets are still available. Details are available on her website.
 

On a Happy Note

  • I will be reviewing the Madelyn Tote bag from Pearl and Plum next month but it's already making me very happy and so I wanted to share! W
  • 2 kids sleepovers in 2 weeks! (including some audio from Riley who is 7 and Millie who is 3)
  • Having a sewing day with my best friend in lieu of Christmas shopping
  • At our friends Christmas Party I offered up some Tittens for the Yankee Swap. It was VERY well received!image
  • My co-workers and I ordered under desk exerciser that I heard about on Savvy Girls Podcast and I really like it. image
 
Pigskin Party KAL
 
 
 
 
WIPs Interception: runs November 10 – December 25— 8 awesome prizes which I announced in Episode 77
Check out this thread for details and to chat & post your finished objects in this thread to be entered for prizes. This is the only time during this 5 month long KAL that you can finish WIPs earn some points so take advantage!
 
High Fives going on now until Sunday 12/20!
 
 
Happy Holidays, Merry merry christmas, happy knitting, talk to you next time!
 
(This episode ends with a little bit of audio of my niece Millie singing. Hope you enjoy it)
 
 
Direct download: Episode_79-_Christmas_Knitting_Galore.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:42pm EDT

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