Down Cellar Studio Podcast
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
Category:general -- posted at: 9:29pm EST

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
Category:general -- posted at: 8:30pm EST

 

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:
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  • 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
Category:general -- posted at: 8:42pm EST

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