Down Cellar Studio Podcast
Thank you for tuning in to Episode 78 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. For full notes and photos check out www.downcellarstudio.com/78
 
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

 
  • Pattern by Kelly Dager
  • $4.00 pattern- available via Etsy
  • US 15 needles (10mm)
  • Lion Brand Hometown USA- Billings Chocolate & New York White
 
 
Star Wars Crochet:
 
  • No pattern (see Ravelry page for my notes)
  • Needles: US 3 & US 6
  • Yarn: Berroco Vintage (worsted weight)
 
  • Baa-ble Hat by Donna Smith (free) Click here for link to download
  • US 6 & 7 Needles
  • DK weight yarn (Mirasol Tuhu, Cascade 220 Superwash (which is very light worsted) and leftover Liberty Wool
 
Brainstorming
 
Kaweah Hat by Veronica Parsons
 
 
From the Armchair 
 
 
Tune in for a review of Deborah Tomasello- Hand Knitted Gift Wraps. It is available on Amazon ($17.95 ebook) & e-version is up on Ravelry for $16). I definitely recommend checking it out. If you're interested in purchasing, this feel free to use Coupon code GIFTS at check out on Ravelry to get the ebook for half price ($8).
Coupon: good through Sunday December 6th at midnight Eastern
 
Crafty Adventures
Spent Black Friday sewing with my best friend Kris
 
I made a pillowcase using this tutorial from Notes from the Patch blog
 
I also made drawstring bags for my 3 nephews to put their crocheted toys in.
 
 
Kris made a pillow from one of Aila’s favoriate dresses with a pocket made out of her old giraffe PJs. Learned how to make an invisible zipper.  Link to video she used that had good instruction.
 
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
 
My friend Jenn Sheelen has started her own website. She has beautiful knitting patterns available on her site and via Ravelry. She also just posted t-shirts and tote bags that say “Hug a Knitter… they give you Warm Fuzzies!” that are adorable.
 
 
Contest!
Go to jennsheelen.com to find the answers to these three questions.
1. Who taught Jenn to knit? 
2. What is the price of the Happiness in Threes Mitts pattern?
3. Where is Jenn located?
 
Post answers in Jenn Sheelen Contest Thread in Down Cellar Studio Ravelry Group
The first three people to get it right get the Flutterby Dreams pattern gifted to them.
If you’re not in the first three— feel free to answer anyways. From all of the entries, will pick three random winners who will be gifted the Glowflake jar pattern.
 
Check it out! and enter to win. This will run for at least 2 weeks-- if the thread is unlocked feel free to enter. Must be a member of the DCS Rav Group to be entered to win.
 
On a Happy Note
 
  • My friend Laura came to visit last weekend!
  • I got in lots of family time between Thanksgiving and my cousin's wedding.
  • Thank you to Sarah- themartiniknitter- who sent me Swiss Chocolate which I can’t wait to indulge in!
  • THANK YOU all for listening and participating!!
 
Pigskin Party KAL

Thank you to our Headline Sponsors!
 
WIPs Interception: runs November 10 – December 25— there are 8 awesome prizes which I announced last episode
Check out this thread for details and to chat & post your finished objects in this thread to be entered for prizes.
 
Direct download: Episode_78-_Thankful.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:13pm EST

Thank you for tuning in to Episode 77 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. Please visit my website for more details: www.downcellarstudio.com/77
 
This week's segments included:
 
  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needles
  • Brainstorming
  • From the Armchair
  • In my Travels
  • Events
  • Contest, News & Notes
  • On a Happy Note
  • Pigskin Party KAL
 

Off the Needles

 
Star Wars Crochet Kit by Lucy CollinsIMG_7415
I've made 10 so far! All using a C Hook and various worsted weight yarn
 
  1. Storm Trooper 
  2. Darth Vader
  3. Han Solo
  4. Yoda
  5. Leia
  6. R2D2
  7. Luke Skywalker
  8. C3P0
  9. Wicket the Ewok
  10. Darth Maul (not in the book--- found one on Etsy that someone was selling and figured out how to make it using the basic body type from the book)IMG_7465
Up next: Boba Fett, Jabba the Hut, Chewbacca & Obi Wan (also not in book. Lucy Collins has Obi-Wan as a single pattern available through Etsy. Here is the link to the Ravelry Pattern Page for him.)
 
 
Eyes from 6060 shop on Etsy.
 
 
 
  • Free pattern by Wanett Clyde
  • Yarn: Duck Duck Wool- Merino Aran in the Summer Sidewalk color way.
  • U.S. 6 and 8 needles
  • Altered just slightly- I cast on 86 sts with US 6. 1x1 rib for 2 inches.

On the Needles 

  • Yarn: Gales Art Sock blank- Starlight Star Bright
  • Needles: US 1.5
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams
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  • Pattern: OMG Heel Socks by Megan Williams
  • Yarn: Marigold Jen  in the Merry and Bright colorway
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5mm)IMG_7461
 
 
 
 
  • Pattern: OMG Heel Socks by Megan Williams
  • Yarn: Berry Colorful Yarning. Saturated Sock Self-Striping. In the Pats colorway
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5mm)
 

From the Armchair 

Check out the Unraveling Podcast with Greg & Joey
Check out their Preemie Hat KAL (I am offering my View from the Charles Shawl pattern as a prize for one lucky winner)
 

Brainstorming

Anotherfroghorn very kindly gifted me the Red Flannel mitts pattern by Alicia Plummer. Can't wait to make these! Thanks!
 

In My Travels 

 
Dan and I traveled to Burlington, VT for a wedding
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While there, my best friend Kris and I went to Nido
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Last week I had a business trip to Sarasota, FL.
Dan came to see me present at the conference!
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We also got to visit with family and I went to A Good Yarn. What an amazing store! I definitely recommend that you visit if you're ever in the area.
 

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!
 

Contests, News & Notes

Emily of FibreTown Podcast has recently published a new design:  Esther Belle Shawl
Emily has kindly donated a copy-- tune in to see if you won!
 
 
 

On a Happy Note

  • I'm loving our new Chromecast -- it's helpful to be able to watch podcasts on YouTube while still using my GoodReader app on my iPad.
  • Halloween!!IMG_7299IMG_7297
 

Pigskin Party KAL

 

What is the Pigskin Party KAL?

  • Virtual knit-a-long that runs along the NFL football season. For any projects you complete between Sept 10 and Feb 8th, you'll earn points that make you eligible for fantastic prizes. For every 100 yards completed (in your fiber craft of choice) you earn 7 points for a touchdown. For all partial touchdown yardage you earn 3 points (field goal) |For any small finished project (less than 100 yards) earn 3 points
  • There are also Special Teams points available for using sponsor products and fulfilling other challenges.
  • For every 100 points you earn, you'll be entered in the drawing for one of many grand prizes graciously donated by our Sponsors
  • In addition to working for your prizes- there are also prizes for just for participating. Use #DCSPigskinParty2015 on Instagram to show us what you're working on and come chat in the Down Cellar Studio Ravelry Group's Monthly Huddle Thread and you could be randomly selected
  • It's never too late to sign up. Join anytime during the football season (you don't even need to be a fan to play along)
 
Thank you to our Headline Sponsors!
 
This episode I announced the October Prize Winners! Tune in to hear if you've won.
 
 
WIPs Interception: runs November 10 - December 25
Check out this thread for details and to chat & post your finished objects in this thread to be entered for prizes.
 
Thank you for tuning in!
 
Contact Information:
 
Direct download: Episode_77-_Star_Wars_Obsessed.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:48pm EST

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