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Tan House Brook Shawls at Stitches: Episode 51 | Down Cellar Studio PodcastThank you for tuning in this week! This Week’s Segments Included:

  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needle
  • Events
  • In my Travels
  • Close Knit Family
  • On a Happy Note

Off the Needles

Shawl for GrammyEpisode 51 | Down Cellar Studio PodcastEpisode 51 | Down Cellar Studio Podcast

  • Yarn: Lotus Yarns Silky Cashmere Fingering 400 yards of 55% silk, 45% Mongolian Cashmere in a very light tan color (#16)
  • US 5 needles
  • Pattern: new design still to be tweaked further

On the Needles

Crazy Vanilla Socks

Split into 2 cakes. Cast on 48 stitches with US 1.5 needles. Couple inches of ribbing and then stockinette for about 16 inches. Great travel knitting for Stitches Midwest.Kitchen Counter Crafter

Events

Contest:  eBook copy of Knits that Breathe: 12 Breezy Projects to Keep you Cool by Julie Turjoman. We had 61 entries! Thanks for entering. Tune in to see if you won, and if you did, please contact me on Ravelry.

In my Travels

Discussion of Stitches Midwest. For more check out these posts:

Close Knit Family

During our most recent pool day, I was knitting on my Zauberball socks and my niece, Riley wanted to knit too! I helped a little, but mostly she wanted to work with Auntie Krissy! It was great to see two of my favorite people knitting together!Riley & Auntie Krissy Knitting

My nephew Garret informed me his slippers are too small. He needs new ones that will fit his feet! Adding that to the Christmas knitting list.

On a Happy Note

Couch to 5k Running Progress: I'm currently on Week 8. I'm running 25-28 minutes at a time- still can't believe it. I find I do better when I run every 2-3 days instead of taking off 4-5 days in between runs.

Vacation pool days!Pool Day

Garret figured out how to do a flip off the diving board (at the ripe old age of 4)Episode 51 | Down Cellar Studio PodcastEpisode 51 | Down Cellar Studio Podcast

We spent a day at Roger William's Zoo then visiting a local dairy for ice cream!Episode 51 | Down Cellar Studio PodcastEpisode 51 | Down Cellar Studio PodcastEpisode 51 | Down Cellar Studio PodcastEpisode 51 | Down Cellar Studio Podcast

Stitch Fix: for the first time I kept all 5 items. I found that my stylist really incorporated all of  the feedback I gave from previous shipments and it paid off! More details to follow in an upcoming blog post. If you're interested in trying it out, please consider using my referral code.

If you enjoyed this show or learned something from me today, I'd ask to you to please take a moment of your time to leave a star rating or quick review on iTunes to help others find the show too!

Happy Knitting! Talk to you soon!

Direct download: Episode_51-_Positively_Wreckless.mp3
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Thank you for tuning in! Check out the full show notes at www.downcellarstudio.com (MY NEW WEBSITE)

This Week’s Segments Included:

  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needle
  • From the Armchair
  • Events
  • In my Travels
  • Crafty Adventures
  • On a Happy Note

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Off the Needles

Rainton Hat

  • by Katya Frankel from the Head to Toe: Kids’ Knit Accessories Book that I reviewed in Episode 38
  • Calls for Aran weight and US 6 (4.0 mm) needles. I used Cascade 220 Superwash in the Mystic Purple Colorway. I still used US 6 needles. Followed directions for the 18” circumference.

On the Needles

Shawl for Grammy

  • Yarn: Lotus Yarns Silky Cashmere Fingering 400 yards of  55% silk, 45% Mongolian Cashmere in a very light tan color (#16)
  • US 5 needles
  • Pattern: new design not yet release

From the Armchair

The Killing (tv show), particularly Seasons 1 & 2. Both available on Netflix.

Hell on Wheels (tv show still running on AMC). Just returned with Season 4 this week.

Events

Thank you for participating in the Tan House Brook Shawl KAL! We had 53 entries and 4 great winners. Tune in to see if you won! 

Michelle from Actually Knitting Podcast is running an interesting KAL right now called a PAL KAL. A podcast-a-long knit-a-long. It runs July 1 -Sept 1. Rules: The design, yarn or fiber must be from a knitting/crochet/fiber podcaster. (Not all 3, just one of those to qualify). For more details, check out the Actually Knitting Podcast Group.

Contest: Put in your name to be entered to win an eBook copy of Knits that Breathe: 12 Breezy Projects to Keep you Cool by Julie Turjoman.

Check out the thread in the Down Cellar Studio Ravelry Group to enter.

I'll be attending Stitches Midwest  August 7-10 in Shaumburg, IL

In my Travels

Prep for Stitches Midwest: Check out this post for my tips on how to be prepared to fully enjoy Stitches Midwest or your next fibery adventure!

Crafty Adventures

If you're here perhaps you've heard that my latest crafty adventure was building this new website. I hope you'll like it over here! My goal is to have blog posts 5 days a week with a mix of crafty and lifestyle content.

I would LOVE to hear what YOU want to hear and see from me. If you could take less than 5 minutes to complete this survey, I'll do my best to include the things you're interested in

On a Happy Note

  • Couch to 5k Running Progress:  I'm currently on Week 6
  • I caught a One Twisted Tree Update- Danie from Prairie Girls Knit and Spin Podcast.
  • I have some new iTunes reviews from the month of July. Thank you to BlueJeep & Tatooedcat!

THANK YOU for listening!

If you enjoyed this show or learned something from me today, I'd ask to you to please take a moment of your time to leave a star rating or quick review on iTunes to help others find the show too!

Happy Knitting!

Talk to you soon!

 

Direct download: Episode_50-_Big_Announcement.mp3
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