Thank you for tuning in to Episode 155 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. For full show notes including photos, please check out my website: www.downcellarstudio.com/155
This week's segments included:
- Off the Needles
- On the Needles
- From the Armchair
- Crafty Adventures
- KAL News
- Contest, News & Notes
- Life in Focus
- Ask Me Anything
- On a Happy Note
- Quote of the Week
Off the Needles
Pattern: Kaiya Mei by Jamie Hoffman (free knitting pattern)
Needles: US 4 (3.5 mm) and US 6 (4.0 mm)
Yarn: Worsted weight leftovers.
- baby girl hat using solid purple and speckled red/blue from Sunsoaked yarn
- baby boy hat using worsted weight scraps- navy and white. Colorwork patterns from Tin Can Knits Strange Brew
Pattern: Confection Baby Shrug by Tonya Wagner (free knit pattern)
Needles: US 8 (5 mm) for the body and US 7 (4.5 mm) for the ribbing
Yarn: Knit Picks Felici Worsted in the Surfs Up Colorway
On the Needles
Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams
Needles: US 1.5 (2.5mm)
Yarn: Yoshi & Lucy, Isabel Base in the Commissioner color way (gray with blue flecks)
Pattern: Worsted Boxy by Joji Locatelli
Needles: US 7 (4.5mm) and US 8 (5.0 mm)
Yarn: Holly Press Fibers - Sheepish (fingering weight) base in colorways: Flower Petal, Rambler in the Wilderness & Seeking You & 3 skeins from stash
- Holding fingering weight double.
From the Armchair
I reviewed the book Finish
by Jon Acuff
I made a birthday hat for my niece Hattie. A quick and satisfying project!
Slay the Stash 2019
Each month you can declare a skein of yarn to knit/crochet/weave to its very end. Let’s use up those older special skeins (purchased before 2019) - and maybe win a new beautiful skein of yarn from one of our sponsors along the way!
Use and follow #slaythestash2019 on Social Media
Slay the Stash Sponsor List- 2019
- We wrapped up the Pigskin Party on February 4th. Grand Prizes will be announced on Episode 156.
- Tune in to hear if you won a January participation prize.
Special Thank You to this season's Pro Shop Sponsors
Contest, News & Notes
Life in Focus
I reviewed my January goals, progress, and what's working well for me in achieving my goals for the year!
Ask Me Anything
Suzanne emailed to ask "I would be interested in hearing you discuss why you prefer to use Evernote over the Notes app in the iPhone and how you shifted from one to the other. I use the Notes app by default but have been hearing more about Evernote. What are the pros and cons? Do you have any tips if I want to transition? Thank you for being a great knitting friend. "
On a Happy Note
I did a massive clean out of the studio.
We bought a new fridge and finally have an ice maker for first time in 10 years.
I met up with my friend Robb hadn’t seen in awhile. We went to a jazz class together!
I got over the nasty cold/cough that’s going around in about a week. Seems like a record
We had our friends' daughters- Carina and Ella- for a sleepover. We had fun painting, building forts with the rubber puzzle piece floor mats. We watched a movie, ate Dan's snowflake pancakes and had a blast!
Mom’s birthday & Hattie’s first birthday- celebrated last weekend!
Quote of the Week
“Reviewing your past is one of the best ways to understand who you really are and how you’ll work best on a goal. Keep in mind that perfectionism can’t stand self-awareness. If you’re self-aware, you’re more likely to know and accept your limitations, which means you won’t fall for the promise of a perfect performance.”
Thank you for tuning in!