Down Cellar Studio Podcast

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This Week’s Segments Included:

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


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.


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
Category:general -- posted at: 8:23pm EST

Thank you for tuning in! Today we have lots of knitting (including 2 FOs!), some upcoming travel and some family stories. Check out the show notes here.

Direct download: Episode_49-_Stitches_Bound.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:07pm EST

Sorry for the issue with the first upload of this episode. Hopefully all is well now. Thanks for tuning in. Lots of FOs to discuss on this show. Some more Down Cellar Studio Progress and lots of other fun stuff.


Thanks as always for tuning in! I appreciate the download. If you're enjoying the show I'd greatly appreciate a star rating or review on iTunes!


Happy Knitting!

Direct download: Episode_48-_Mindless_Knitting.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:15pm EST

Lots of WIPs this week, a couple book reviews and some other fun things I've tried out recently. Have you joined our Tan House Brook KAL yet? If not, tune in and think about joining us! Enjoy!

Direct download: Episode_47-_Summer_Breeze.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 10:14pm EST

I've caught the Stash Dash bug and want to knit (and crochet) all the things! Some travel stuff to share and a few fun stories! Thanks for tuning in!

Direct download: Episode_46-Stash_Dashing.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:45pm EST

Thanks for tuning in to Episode 45. This week I have 1 FO, a few new WIPS, some yarn acquisitions, a Life in Focus segment about photographing your FOs, and a segment co-hosted by my niece Emelyn about our adventures at NH Sheep & Wool! Enjoy!

Direct download: Episode_45-_NH_Sheep__Wool_FUN.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 3:40pm EST

A few items off the needles, a special guest, shawl KAL winners announced, the announcement of my first design & an upcoming KAL! SO much jammed into 1 hour! ENJOY!

Direct download: Episode_44-_Tan_House_Brook_Shawl.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:13pm EST

Thanks for tuning in! I'm celebrating 2 years of podcasting, a bunch of FOs and some other fun things to share!

Direct download: Episode_43-_FO_Frenzy.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:40pm EST

After a busy month of travel, Jen is back! With a number of projects off the needles, some travel adventures and yarny purchases there's a lot to chat about. Thanks for tuning in!

Direct download: Episode_42-_Home_for_the_Afternoon.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:59pm EST

The knitting is in high-gear. I've done some other crafty projects, had a yarn adventure in NYC and am experimenting with some new protein smoothies. Plus- a review of Subversive Socks from Cooperative Press! Thanks for tuning in! Enjoy1 :)

Direct download: Episode_41-_Hats_Paint__Smoothies-_Oh_MY.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:15pm EST