Down Cellar Studio Podcast
 
Thank you for tuning in to Episode 151 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. Check out my website for full show notes and photos.
 
This week's segments included:
 
 
  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needles
  • Crafty Adventures
  • Brainstorming
  • From the Armchair
  • Knitting in Passing
  • KAL News
  • Contest, News & Notes
  • Life in Focus
  • On a Happy Note
  • Quote of the Week
 
Thank you to this episode's sponsors: Yumi Yarns & Knit Style Yarns
 
 

Off the Needles

 
 
  • Hook D- 3.25 mm
  • Yarn: Vanna's Choice
  • Pattern:  Pig Miniatric Amigurumi by Miss Dolkapots (free)
 
  • Pattern: Little Pig (free crochet pattern) by Mari-Liis Lille
  • Hook D- 3.25 mm
  • Yarn: Vanna's Choice (same as used for Eme's)
 
  • Pattern: Flora the Fawn by Joanna Kienmeyer (etsy Crochet pattern $5.34)
  • Hook B- 2.25 mm
  • Yarn: Cloudborn Highland DK
 
  • Hook: J
  • Yarn: worsted held with fingering
  • Pattern: in Ravelry notes
 
Crochet Thong for Yankee swap
Goes with the TittensI made in 2015
 
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams
  • Yarn: Fibernymph Dye Works Traveler (sport weight) in the Summertime Blues Colorway + Patons Kroy Solids (Red)
  • Needles: US 2 (2.75mm) 
  • Pattern:Turn a Square Hat 
  • Yarn: Leading Men Fiber Arts 
  • Needles: US 5 & 7 
  • Cast on 96. 6.5 inches before decrease for the crown

On the Needles

 
  • Yarn: Holly Press Fiber Works SHEEPish in the Christmas Pops Colorway
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern- Non-Euclidian Heel by Sarah Jordan
  • Yarn: Patons Kroy
  • Needles: US 1.5  (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams  

Crafty Adventures

 

I talked about mending Mom's fingerless mitts. Click here for the link to original project page. Clearly these have been well loved since 2012!

Brainstorming

  • Fingerless Mitts for mom (clearly she needs another pair)
  • Another toy for Will
  • Knit Picks Felici for socks for Dan

From the Armchair

Diane: Reading James Patterson's Women's Murder Club: 15th Affair
 
 
Jen:
 

KAL News

 
Slay the Stash 2018
  • Each month you can declare a skein of yarn to knit/crochet/weave to its very end (within 3 yards) . Let’s use up those older special skeins that are soooo pretty we don’t want to touch them. Finish up that skein and maybe win a new beautiful skein of yarn from one of our sponsors along the way! Full details and rules can be found here.
  • Use and follow #slaythestash2018 on Social Media
  • Tune in to see if you won!
Slay the Stash 2018: Sponsor List
 
Slay the Stash Sponsor List- 2019
 
  • Wondering what this crazy KAL is? Check out this page which gives you the best overview with all necessary links. There’s also a helpful “Start Here” Thread in the Ravelry Group
  • Check out the Rulesbut if you still have questions, come over to the Questions threadand ask. We’re happy to help.
  • Put your Name on the Roster then claim your spot in the End Zone Dance Threadwhere you’ll track your points. Continue to update your post with all of the points you earn during the KAL
  • For every 100 points, you’ll earn an entry into the drawing for the Grand Prizes
  • Check out our amazing Sponsors;if you use their products, you’ll earn more points per FO
  • Some of our Pro Shop Level Sponsors will be creating exclusive items for Pigskin Party participants. They may come out at different times and will likely be limited in quantities, so keep your eyes on this Exclusive Items thread in the group for all the latest news
  • Scope out the prizes!Some will be given out during the KAL; some will be part of the Grand Prizes.
  • Don’t forget to use #DCSPigskinParty18 on Instagram so we check out what you’re doing and you can be eligible for participation prizes.
 In This Episode:

Contest, News & Notes

 
Tune in to see if you won the Riley Rose Cowl Contest.
Didn’t get your pattern yet? Sign up for my newsletter to get it for free or find it on Ravelry for only $4.

Life in Focus

Mom and I talked about reviewing 2018 and some ideas for focusing and shaping 2019 by getting better systems in place.
 
 

On a Happy Note

  • Celebrating Dan’s Birthday
  • Funky nutcracker - featuring my niece Emelyn
  • I planned a surprise for my niece Aila for Giraffe Mommy's birthday but had to work. Dropped off gift for her instead.
  • My friend Laura coming to visit after Christmas!!

Quote of the Week

When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice.  -Marquis de la Grange (1639 - 1692)
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Thank you for tuning in!
 
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Direct download: Episode_151_-_121518_5.12_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:46pm EDT

Thank you for tuning in to Episode 150 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. This week's segments included:
 
  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needles
  • Brainstorming
  • From the Armchair
  • Crafty Adventures
  • Knitting in Passing
  • KAL News
  • Events
  • Contest, News & Notes
  • Life in Focus
  • Ask Me Anything
  • On a Happy Note
  • Quote of the Week
 
Thank you to this episode's sponsors: Tailored Knits that Fit, Infinite Twist & The Woolly Thistle
 

Off the Needles

 
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams
  • Yarn: Knitters Brewing Company Sock-a-holic II
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
 
  • Pattern: NickyBlade Doll (free crochet pattern) by Nicky Blade
  • Hook: B 2.25 mm
  • Yarn: leftover DK weight
 
  • Hook: B 2.25 mm
  • Yarn: leftover fingering weight yarn 
 
  • Patterns: My First Babies Little Boy Blue Amigurumi Dress Up Doll Football Player Accessories + My First Babies Amigurumi Dolls pattern by Michelle Kovach (patterns each $1)
  • Hook: US C (2.75mm)
  • Yarn: DK/worsted from stash
 
  • Pattern- Hulk by Kati Galusz from Marvel Crochet Kit
  • Yarn: Loops & Threads Impeccable in the Fern color way + purple DK weight yarn from stash
  • Hook: D (3.25 mm)

On the Needles

 
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams 
  • Yarn: Fibernymph Dye Works Traveler (sport weight) in the Summertime Blues Colorway + Patons Kroy Solids (Red)
  • Needles: US 2 (2.75mm)
 
  • Yarn: Holly Press Fiber Works SHEEPish in the Christmas Pops Colorway
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern- Non-Euclidian Heel by Sarah Jordan
 
  • Yarn: Patons Kroy
  • Needles: US 1.5  (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams 
Brainstorming
  • Diego for my nephew Oisin
  • Flora the Fawn for my niece Aila
  • A hat for my Dad
  • A stuffy for my niece Millie (maybe an elephant?)
  • Something for my 10 month old niece Hattie
 
From the Armchair
  • Bad Blood by John Carryrou
  • Bear Brook podcast from New Hampshire Public Radio (true crime)
  • Gladiator podcast from Wondery (Aaron Hernandez, football and concussion syndrome)
  • Mayans MC  tv show
 
Crafty Adventures
 
 
Emelyn wanted to make gifts for her friends. Channel called Crafty on Snapchat. Series of episodes of instructional videos 
 
Aila painted ornaments and paintings for family! There are so many cool how to draw videos on YouTube 
 
 
Knitting in Passing
  • Meeting up with Ramona, Lisa, Jillian, Anne and Sarah in Somerville for dinner after work.
  • Dinner with Lauren and Ryan at Lolita in Boston. Delicious wine and tacos tapas! Cold night. First snow. Warm friends and lots of laughs. 
 
KAL News
 
 
Slay the Stash 2018
  • 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 that are soooo pretty we don’t want to touch them. In 2018, we are turning those sacred skeins into beautiful projects you can enjoy-- and maybe win a new beautiful skein of yarn from one of our sponsors along the way! Full details and rules can be found here.
  • November Post
  • Use and follow #slaythestash2018 on Social Media
Slay the Stash 2018: Sponsor List
Slay the Stash Sponsor List- 2019
Rules and the 2019 will be posted in December
 
 
 
  • Wondering what this crazy KAL is? Check out this page which gives you the best overview with all necessary links. There’s also a helpful “Start Here” Thread in the Ravelry Group
  • Check out the Rulesbut if you still have questions, come over to the Questions threadand ask. We’re happy to help.
  • Put your Name on the Roster then claim your spot in the End Zone Dance Threadwhere you’ll track your points. Continue to update your post with all of the points you earn during the KAL
  • For every 100 points, you’ll earn an entry into the drawing for the Grand Prizes
  • Check out our amazing Sponsors;if you use their products, you’ll earn more points per FO
  • Some of our Pro Shop Level Sponsors will be creating exclusive items for Pigskin Party participants. They may come out at different times and will likely be limited in quantities, so keep your eyes on this Exclusive Items thread in the group for all the latest news
  • Scope out the prizes!Some will be given out during the KAL; some will be part of the Grand Prizes.
  • Don’t forget to use #DCSPigskinParty18 on Instagram so we check out what you’re doing and you can be eligible for participation prizes.
December Interception Announced! Thank you to Imagined Landscapes for sponsoring this month. The Theme is Craft a Team! Check out the details in this post.
 

Events

If you haven't already- check out the Indie Designer Gift-Along on Ravelry! I am participating this year as a designer. Join the KAL using one of my patterns (or any of those of the other 300+ designers) and enter to win prizes. 
 

Contest, News & Notes

Riley Rose Cowl Contest- Winner will be announced next time
 

Life in Focus

I've been doing a daily yoga and meditation challenge this month and loving it!
 
Love this Date Energy Ball Recipe & drinking Natural Calm before bed
 

On a Happy Note

 

Quote of the Week

 
“Ask yourself throughout the day, “what do I need to do in this moment to take care of myself?” If you can be aware of what legitimate needs and wants you’re not attending to, and then take actions to meet them on your own – or ask your partner for help if you can’t – that is the road to happiness.”
– Neil Strauss
 
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Direct download: Episode_150_-_112918_6.55_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:12pm EDT

 
Thank you for tuning in to Episode 149 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. Full show notes and photos can be found on my website.
 
Bonus audio from the nieces and nephews at the end! 
 
This week's segments included:
 
 
  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needles
  • Brainstorming
  • From the Armchair
  • KAL News
  • Contest, News & Notes
  • Life in Focus
  • On a Happy Note
  • Quote of the Week
 
Thank you to this episode's sponsors: JDStudios480, Rainy Day Fiber CompanyFibernymph Dye Works
 

Off the Needles

 
  • Pattern: Friendly Sonya by AradiyaToys on Etsy $6.99
  • Yarn: Knit Picks Brava Sport in Cream, custard and Almond
  • Hook: B 2.25mm 
 
  • Pattern: Amigurumi Dog Pattern available on Etsy from Diminu $4.01
  • Hook: 3.5 mm
  • Yarn: Loops and Threads Impeccable in Chocolate and Soft Taupe. Cream (nose) in stash acrylic worsted/Aran weight yarn 
 
 

On the Needles

 
 
  • Yarn: Knitters Brewing Company Sock-a-holic II
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern: none
 
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams
  • Yarn: Fibernymph Dye Works Traveler (sport weight) in the Summertime Blues Colorway + Patons Kroy Solids (Red)
  • Needles: US 2 (2.75mm)
 
 
  • Yarn:
    • KFI Luxury Indulgence Cashmere in Colors 601 + 602 ( 70% Merino, 25% Nylon, 5% Cashmere goat)- DK
    • Skacel Kenzie- worsted: 50% Wool, 25% Nylon, 10% Alpaca, 10% Angora, 5% Silk
  • Needles: US 2 (2.75 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG heel by Megan Williams
 

Brainstorming

 
Patterns saw at Rhinebeck that I’ve favorited:
 
 

From the Armchair

 

KAL News

 
Slay the Stash 2018
  • 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 that are soooo pretty we don’t want to touch them. In 2018, we are turning those sacred skeins into beautiful projects you can enjoy-- and maybe win a new beautiful skein of yarn from one of our sponsors along the way! Full details and rules can be found here.
  • November Post
  • Use and follow #slaythestash2018 on Social Media
  • Tune in to see if you're the October Slay the Stash WINNER!
Slay the Stash 2018: Sponsor List
  • Wondering what this crazy KAL is? Check out this page which gives you the best overview with all necessary links. There’s also a helpful “Start Here” Thread in the Ravelry Group
  • Check out the Rules but if you still have questions, come over to the Questions thread and ask. We’re happy to help.
  • Put your Name on the Roster then claim your spot in the End Zone Dance Thread where you’ll track your points. Continue to update your post with all of the points you earn during the KAL
  • For every 100 points, you’ll earn an entry into the drawing for the Grand Prizes
  • Check out our amazing Sponsors; if you use their products, you’ll earn more points per FO
  • Some of our Pro Shop Level Sponsors will be creating exclusive items for Pigskin Party participants. They may come out at different times and will likely be limited in quantities, so keep your eyes on this Exclusive Items thread in the group for all the latest news
  • Scope out the prizes! Some will be given out during the KAL; some will be part of the Grand Prizes.
  • Don’t forget to use #DCSPigskinParty18 on Instagram so we check out what you’re doing and you can be eligible for participation prizes.
In this episode: Tune in to hear
  • If you won an October Participation Prize or an Interception Prize
  • Details about the 10 Grand Prize Packs!
 
 

Contest, News & Notes

Life in Focus

  •  I've challenged myself to doing Yoga & Meditation every day in November and am thoroughly enjoying it!
  • I moved the social media apps on my phone to the third page. I think it's helping my productivity.
 
 

On a Happy Note

  • Halloween- Trick or Treating with Oisin and Hattie
  • Going to see my niece Aila perform in Annie
  • Woodchopping Weekend (fun party despite losing power)
  • Going to see Assassins, the musical!
 

Quote of the Week

If your plan is for one year, plant rice. If your plan is for ten years, plant trees. If your plan is for one hundred years, educate children.”
– Confucius
 
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Thank you for tuning in!
 
Contact Information:
 
 
Direct download: Episode_149_-_111218_5.45_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:57pm EDT

 
Thank you for tuning in to Episode 148 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. Check out full show notes on my website.
 
This week's segments included:
 
 
  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needles
  • In my Travels
  • KAL News
  • Events
  • On a Happy Note
  • Quote of the Week
 
Thank you to this episode's sponsors: KnitCircus Yarns & Bags by Awesome Grannie 
 
 

Off the Needles

 
  • Pattern: The Weekender by Andrea Mowry (Knitting $7 pattern)
  • Yarn: Yarn Geek Fibers Whiz Bang (60% Merino, 40% Rayon from Bamboo- worsted)
  • Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm) for cast on, US 6 (4.0 mm) for ribbing, US 7 (4.5 mm) for the body
 
 
 
  • Pattern: Belle the Butterfly $4 pattern from Theresascrochetshop on Etsy
  • Hook: C
  • Yarn: leftover worsted weight yarn scraps from stash
 
  • Yarn: leftover worsted weight yarns
  • Hook: C
  • Pattern: Cuddle Bunny Mini by Emmy Faranda ($2.99 downloadable crochet pattern)
  • Learned new invisible decrease technique. Check it out here. Working through front loop only. Works well.
 

On the Needles

 
  • Patterns by Megan Kreiner: Winnie the Pooh Crochet Book/Kit
  • Hook: C
  • Yarn: worsted weight yarn from kit
  • Piglet- made all pieces. Didn’t have eyes. Need to stuff and sew up
 
 
  • Pattern: none
  • Yarn: Knitters Brewing Company Sock-a-holic II
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Great conference knitting. Basically 2 15 inch leg warmers. One is ready for bind off. Second one is in the ribbing on second leg. Need to make 48 stitch shortie socks with 8 inch feet to go with.
  • Two legs done. Pink sick cast on.
 
  • Pattern: TBD
  • Yarn: Fibernymph Dye Works Traveler (sport weight) in the Summertime Blues Colorway + Patons Kroy Solids (Red)
  • Needles: US 2 (2.75mm)
 
  • Yarn: Lavender Lune- full skein + a mini set
  • Needles: US 8 (5.0 mm)
  • Pattern: TBD- basic garter stitch asymmetrical triangular shawl.
 
 

In My Travels

 
Tune in to hear my Rhinebeck Recap with Mom!
 

KAL News

Slay the Stash 2018
  • 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 that are soooo pretty we don’t want to touch them. In 2018, we are turning those sacred skeins into beautiful projects you can enjoy-- and maybe win a new beautiful skein of yarn from one of our sponsors along the way! Full details and rules can be found here.
  • October 2018 Post
  • Use and follow #slaythestash2018 on Social Media
Slay the Stash 2018: Sponsor List
  • Wondering what this crazy KAL is? Check out this page which gives you the best overview with all necessary links. There’s also a helpful “Start Here” Thread in the Ravelry Group
  • Check out the Rules but if you still have questions, come over to the Questions thread and ask. We’re happy to help.
  • Put your Name on the Roster then claim your spot in the End Zone Dance Thread where you’ll track your points. Continue to update your post with all of the points you earn during the KAL
  • For every 100 points, you’ll earn an entry into the drawing for the Grand Prizes
  • Check out our amazing Sponsors; if you use their products, you’ll earn more points per FO
  • Some of our Pro Shop Level Sponsors will be creating exclusive items for Pigskin Party participants. They may come out at different times and will likely be limited in quantities, so keep your eyes on this Exclusive Items thread in the group for all the latest news
  • Scope out the prizes! Some will be given out during the KAL; some will be part of the Grand Prizes.
  • Don’t forget to use #DCSPigskinParty18 on Instagram so we check out what you’re doing and you can be eligible for participation prizes.
 
 
Pro Shop Sponsors
-Score 8 points for using a Pro Shop Sponsor Product in your FO-
 
 
Field Sponsors
-Score 4 points for using a Field Sponsor Product in your FO-
 
Details Discussed on This Episode:
 

Events

On a Happy Note

  • My big work project going well
  • Taking my nephew Oisin to Treat or Treat at my Nana’s Assisted Living Facility
 

Quote of the Week

The cost of your good habits are in the present. The costs of your bad habits are in the future." James Clear from Atomic Habits
 
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Contact Information:
 
Direct download: Episode_148_-_102818_4.01_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:10pm EDT

 
 
Thank you for tuning in to Episode 147 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. Full show notes including photos can be found on my website.
 
This week's segments included:
 
 
  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needles
  • Brainstorming
  • From the Armchair
  • Crafty Adventures
  • Knitting in Passing
  • In my Travels
  • KAL News
  • Events
  • Life in Focus
  • On a Happy Note
  • Quote of the Week
 
Thank you to this episode's sponsors: Rainy Day Fiber Company& Fibernymph Dye Works
 

Off the Needles

 
  • Pattern: Belle the Butterfly $4 pattern from Theresascrochetshopon Etsy
  • Hook: C
  • Yarn: leftover Worsted Weight yarn scraps from stash
 

On the Needles

 
  • Pattern: The Weekender by Andrea Mowry (Knitting $7 pattern)
  • Yarn: Yarn Geek Fibers Whiz Bang (60% Merino, 40% Rayon from Bamboo- worsted)
  • Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm) for cast on, US 6 (4.0 mm) for ribbing, US 7 (4.5 mm) for the body
 
 
  • Pattern: Belle the Butterfly $4 pattern from Theresascrochetshopon Etsy
  • Hook: C
  • Yarn: leftover Worsted Weight yarn scraps from stash
 
  • Yarn: Sock blank by AndreSue Knits
  • US 1 (2.25mm)
  • Pattern: Non-Euclidian heel by Sarah Jordan
 
 
  • Pattern: none
  • Yarn: Knitters Brewing Company Sock-a-holic II
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
 
  • Pattern: TBD
  • Yarn: Fibernymph Dye Works Traveler (sport weight) in the Summertime Blues Colorway + Patons Kroy Solids (Red)
  • Needles: US 2 (2.75mm)
 
  • Yarn: Patons Kroy
  • Needles: US 1.5  (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG
  • Well past heel of first sock. Christmas gift in the works

Brainstorming

From the Armchair

The Dream: podcast about MLM- multi-level marketing
 

Crafty Adventures

  • Finished Week in the Life 2017 album. Unexpected free day. No apple picking.
  • Photos of Hattie 8 months.

Knitting in Passing

  • Construction worker commenting that sweater knitting seemed a great way to pass the commute
  • Helping Oisín get his knitting groove back on Thursday.
  • Wearing my shawls and using #ravelry to get photo into Ravelry project page easily.

In My Travels

 
Sarasota, Venice and Largo Florida

KAL News

 
Slay the Stash 2018
  • 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 that are soooo pretty we don’t want to touch them. In 2018, we are turning those sacred skeins into beautiful projects you can enjoy-- and maybe win a new beautiful skein of yarn from one of our sponsors along the way! Full details and rules can be found here.
  • October 2018 Post
  • September winner announced
  • Use and follow #slaythestash2018 on Social Media
Slay the Stash 2018: Sponsor List
  • Wondering what this crazy KAL is? Check out this page which gives you the best overview with all necessary links. There’s also a helpful “Start Here” Thread in the Ravelry Group
  • Check out the Rulesbut if you still have questions, come over to the Questions threadand ask. We’re happy to help.
  • Put your Name on the Roster then claim your spot in the End Zone Dance Threadwhere you’ll track your points. Continue to update your post with all of the points you earn during the KAL
  • For every 100 points, you’ll earn an entry into the drawing for the Grand Prizes
  • Check out our amazing Sponsors;if you use their products, you’ll earn more points per FO
  • Some of our Pro Shop Level Sponsors will be creating exclusive items for Pigskin Party participants. They may come out at different times and will likely be limited in quantities, so keep your eyes on this Exclusive Items thread in the group for all the latest news
  • Scope out the prizes!Some will be given out during the KAL; some will be part of the Grand Prizes.
  • Don’t forget to use #DCSPigskinParty18 on Instagram so we check out what you’re doing and you can be eligible for participation prizes.
Details Discussed on This Episode:
 
Pro Shop Sponsors
-Score 8 points for using a Pro Shop Sponsor Product in your FO-
 
 
Field Sponsors
-Score 4 points for using a Field Sponsor Product in your FO-
 
 
 
 

Events

 
 
 

Life in Focus

I joined the PnP tribe in September. In this episode I shared about how that coaching helped enable a healthy, fun trip to Florida!
 
 

On a Happy Note

  • Local production of Urinetown (the musical)
  • Celebrating my niece Hattie's Baptism
  • TSA PreCheck interview before  our flight to FL. It was ready before we flew back.
  • Cool fall weather. Walking. Taking baths. Leaves starting to turn. Honey crisp apple candle Trader Joe’s.
  • Dad's retirement!

Quote of the Week

“I lied and said I was busy. I was busy but not in a way most people understand. I was busy taking deeper breaths. I was busy silencing irrational thoughts. I was busy calming a racing heart. I was busy telling myself I am okay. Sometimes this is my busy and I will not apologize for it.” -B. Oakman
 
 
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Thank you for tuning in!
 
Contact Information:
 
Direct download: Episode_147_-_101418_8.06_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:14pm EDT

Thank you for tuning in to Episode 146 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. Check out my website for full show notes including photos!
 
This week's segments included:
 
 
  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needles
  • Brainstorming
  • KAL News
  • Events
  • Life in Focus
  • Ask Me Anything
  • On a Happy Note
  • Quote of the Week
 
Thank you to this episode's sponsors: Knitters Brewing Company, AdoreKnit & Queen City Yarn
 
 

Off the Needles

  • Pattern: Henry's Bunny- free knitting pattern by Sara Elizabeth Kellner
  • Yarn: Leftover worsted weight alpaca in natural color
  • Needles: US 2 (2.75mm)  

On the Needles

 
  • Pattern: Desperately Seeking Shallow SC Crescent by in G (free crochet pattern)
  • Hook: 4.5 mm
  • Yarn: Hampton Artistic Yarns HAY Snorgle (MCN) fingering in the Berry Milkshake color & Toil and Trouble Sonnet in the Wine Harvest Color.
 
  • Pattern: 2018 Winter Games Hat (free knitting pattern) by Susan Rainey
  • Yarn: Knitters Brewing Company Sock-a-holic II in the NE Patriots Tailgate Party colorway held with gray fingering from stash. Knitters Brewing Company Brewski Worsted in Red & Royal Blue
  • Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm) & US 7 (4.5 mm)
 
  • Yarn: Patons Kroy
  • Needles: US 1.5  (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG
 
  • Yarn: Holly Press Fiber Works SHEEPish in the Christmas Pops Colorway
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern- TBD
 
  • Pattern: Porgs by Emily Premise-Conclusion ($6.50 US)
  • Hook: C
  • Yarn: Vanna's Choice and Craftsy Sprightly Acrylic Worsted
 
  • Pattern: The Weekender by Andrea Mowry (Knitting $7 pattern)
  • Yarn: Yarn Geek Fibers Whiz Bang (60% Merino, 40% Rayon from Bamboo- worsted)
  • Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm) for cast on, US 6 (4.0 mm) for ribbing, US 7 (4.5 mm) for the body
  • Ripped out Journey Sweater  beautiful, cabled pull over. Started in January 201.
 

Brainstorming

  • Planning out Christmas knitting & crocheting using a Google Spreadsheet. This year. I need to finish 2 projects per week. Think I can make it happen.

KAL News

 
 
Slay the Stash 2018
  • 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 that are soooo pretty we don’t want to touch them. In 2018, we are turning those sacred skeins into beautiful projects you can enjoy-- and maybe win a new beautiful skein of yarn from one of our sponsors along the way! Full details and rules can be found here.
  • October Thread
  • Use and follow #slaythestash2018 on Social Media
Slay the Stash 2018: Sponsor List
  • Wondering what this crazy KAL is? Check out this page which gives you the best overview with all necessary links. There’s also a helpful “Start Here” Thread in the Ravelry Group
  • Check out the Rules but if you still have questions, come over to the Questions thread and ask. We’re happy to help.
  • Put your Name on the Roster then claim your spot in the End Zone Dance Thread where you’ll track your points. Continue to update your post with all of the points you earn during the KAL
  • For every 100 points, you’ll earn an entry into the drawing for the Grand Prizes
  • Check out our amazing Sponsors; if you use their products, you’ll earn more points per FO
  • Some of our Pro Shop Level Sponsors will be creating exclusive items for Pigskin Party participants. They may come out at different times and will likely be limited in quantities, so keep your eyes on this Exclusive Items thread in the group for all the latest news
  • Scope out the prizes! Some will be given out during the KAL; some will be part of the Grand Prizes.
  • Don’t forget to use #DCSPigskinParty18 on Instagram so we check out what you’re doing and you can be eligible for participation prizes.
 
Pro Shop Sponsors
-Score 8 points for using a Pro Shop Sponsor Product in your FO- For more details click here.
 
 
Field Sponsors
-Score 4 points for using a Field Sponsor Product in your FO-
 
This Episode:
 
  • JD Studios480  adorable exclusive football bag with embroidery. $33.99 large bag.  10% discount on your purchase. This special promo will be available from now till February 1, 2019. Use code “PIGSKINPARTY2018” at checkout.
  • Knittyknatty- has designs featuring football theme- 40 yard dash socks
  • Lolodidit- is sponsoring a Game Day KAL through her social media! Definitely check it out.
  • Frog it interception 9/24-10/15- details provided in this link
  • Wild Side Interception Sponsored by Kino Knits (October 2018) details provided in this link. Thank you Kino Knits  

Events

 
2018 Box O' Balls Round Robin Mini Swap: sign up anytime during 2018.  Shipping cost of $13.50 (within US; have option to send Internationally) The contents will include: at least 20 mini yarn balls (each ball will be minimum of 5g/ 20 yards) to choose from, a handwritten note or card and a small gift. Find all of the details in this thread in the Ravelry Group.
 
 

Life in Focus

  • After feeling stalled in my progress with Weight Watchers, I've decided to join a private online community called the PnP tribe after listening to the Losing 100 Pounds with Phit-n-Phat podcast and doing their free challenge in September. Then joined- private member community. Online coaching re: mindset behind losing weight.
  • Work has been busy but it's been a great challenge. Good reminder of my strengths as a project manager. Commitment to myself on personal stuff is paying off at staying more on top of work and podcast stuff too!

Ask Me Anything

Posted on Instagram Stories asking for things you want to know. Tune in to hear what I said!
 
 

On a Happy Note

  • A peek at some of the yarn I purchased from some of our Pigskin Party Sponsors
 
  • I am looving wearing and Sharing Fall shawls on Instagram check out  #fallshawlstyle to see more and post yourself wearing your shawls too so I can see.
  • Had my nieces and nephew-Riley, Garret Millie- for a sleepover. Millie is still finding first grade very tiring. 2 naps on Saturday. Altitude trampoline park. Garret brought his 2 part rainbow socks & I lengthened toes. Instagram live on Sunday with girls and Mom.  Kids picked out things they wanted me to make for Christmas. Pancakes...SO MUCH FUN!
  • Will's flag football game then to soccer.
  • Helped Dan with wood. hucking trees out of the woods onto the driveway and into trailer
  • Massage on Sunday! needed it. another round of hiit classes.
  • Long walks to the reservoir on the weekends- my happy place.
  • Planning to meet Meghan weekly help with Hattie's Christmas Stocking.
  • Receiving texts with photos Hattie needing new sweater.
 
Quote of the Week
"The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let the dead things go."
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Direct download: Episode_146_-_92918_11.10_AM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:40am EDT

 
Thank you for tuning in to Episode 145 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. Full show notes with photos can be found on my website.
 
This week's segments included.
 
 Off the Needles
  • On the Needles
  • Brainstorming
  • From the Armchair
  • In my Travels
  • KAL News
  • Events
  • On a Happy Note
 
Thank you to this episode's sponsors: The Woolly ThistleSunsoaked YarnsInfinite Twist
 
Thanks to Mom for joining me! It's always so much fun!
 

Off the Needles

 
  • Pattern: Rafa's hat (free) by Joji Locatelli
  • Yarn: Swan's Island Sterling Collection Worsted ( 85% Merino, 15% Alpaca) gray/blue color
  • Needles: US 5
  • Size: Small
 

On the Needles

 
  • Pattern: Henry's Bunny- free knitting pattern by Sara Elizabeth Kellner
  • Yarn: Leftover worsted weight alpaca in natural color
  • Needles: US 2 (2.75mm) (called for US 3-- too loose)
  • We got chatting about our fake, plastic bunny Henrietta who lived in the bushes outside our house growing up. This is where she lived, but I can't find a photo of her.
 
 
  • Yarn: KFI Luxury Indulgence Cashmere in Colors 601 + 602 (DK) & Skacel Kenzie (worsted)
  • Needles: US 2 (2.75 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG heel by Megan Williams
  • Cast on 48 stitches
  • I'm using the Cate's Clasp Weft join to change yarns
 
  • Yarn: Patons Kroy
  • Needles: US 1.5  (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG heel by Megan Williams

Brainstorming

  • Porgs by Emily Premise-Conclusion $6.50 crochet pattern for Oisin

From the Armchair

In My Travels

Mom and I shared a lot of stories and highlights from our trip to Nashville!
 

KAL News

 

Slay the Stash 2018

  • 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 that are soooo pretty we don’t want to touch them. In 2018, we are turning those sacred skeins into beautiful projects you can enjoy-- and maybe win a new beautiful skein of yarn from one of our sponsors along the way! Full details and rules can be found here.
  • September Post
  • August winner announced! Tune in!
  • Use and follow #slaythestash2018 on Social Media
 
 
Slay the Stash 2018: Sponsor List
 
  • Wondering what this crazy KAL is? Check out this page which gives you the best overview with all necessary links. There’s also a helpful “Start Here” Thread in the Ravelry Group
  • Check out the Rules but if you still have questions, come over to the Questions thread and ask. We’re happy to help.
  • Put your Name on the Roster then claim your spot in the End Zone Dance Thread where you’ll track your points. Continue to update your post with all of the points you earn during the KAL
  • For every 100 points, you’ll earn an entry into the drawing for the Grand Prizes
  • Check out our amazing Sponsors; if you use their products, you’ll earn more points per FO
  • Some of our Pro Shop Level Sponsors will be creating exclusive items for Pigskin Party participants. They may come out at different times and will likely be limited in quantities, so keep your eyes on this Exclusive Items thread in the group for all the latest news
  • Scope out the prizes! Some will be given out during the KAL; some will be part of the Grand Prizes.
  • Don’t forget to use #DCSPigskinParty18 on Instagram so we check out what you’re doing and you can be eligible for participation prizes.
 
Details Discussed on This Episode:
 
Pro Shop Sponsors
-Score 8 points for using a Pro Shop Sponsor Product in your FO-
 
 
Field Sponsors
-Score 4 points for using a Field Sponsor Product in your FO-
 

Events

 
2018 Box O' Balls Round Robin Mini Swap: sign up anytime during 2018.  Shipping cost of $13.50 (within US; have option to send Internationally) The contents will include: at least 20 mini yarn balls (each ball will be minimum of 5g/ 20 yards) to choose from, a handwritten note or card and a small gift. Find all of the details in this thread in the Ravelry Group.
 
On a Happy Note
  • Millie going into first grade
  • (Mom) making Ripie & Gramcracker videos on YouTube
 
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Direct download: Episode_145_-_91318_8.47_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 9:04pm EDT

 
Thank you for tuning in to Episode 144 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. This week's segments included:
 
  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needles
  • Brainstorming
  • From the Armchair
  • Knitting in Passing
  • In my Travels
  • KAL News
  • Events
  • On a Happy Note
  • Quote of the Week 

Off the Needles

 
  • Yarn: Paintbox Sock yarn in the Fairisle Storybook colorway
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams
  • Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm)
  • 234 meters
 
  • Yarn: Paton’s Kroy Stripes in the Deep End colorway
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • 250 meters
 
  • Yarn: Paton’s Kroy Stripes in the Slate Jacquard colorway + black
  • Pattern: Non-Euclidian heel by Sarah Jordan
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • 10.5 inch leg and foot- 334.4 meters
 
  • Pattern: Parallel Bars by Annaboo's House (4 pound crochet pattern available on Etsy)
  • Yarn: Quince & Co Tern (75% wool, 25% silk) fingering weight yarn in the Rose Quartz colorway
  • Hook: 4.5 mm
  • 606 meters
 
2018 Stash Dash Projects: 21,004 meters total in 45 projects
 
Breakdown
  • 22 Knit | 23 crochet
  • 14 things I plan to keep, 20 gifts, 11 TBD
  • 4 items over 1000 meters- 2 items over 900 meters each. Total for these large projects was almost 10k
Comparison to previous years
 
 

On the Needles

 
  • Pattern: Rafa's Hat by Joji Locatelli (free)
  • Yarn: Swan's Island Sterling Collection Worsted Weight in the Celestine Colorway 85% organic merino, 15% alpaca
  • Needles: US 5
  • Size Small- 96 st cast on
 
  • Yarn: Scraps of fingering weight (mostly Patons Kroy)
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams
  • 1x1 twisted rib for top.

Brainstorming

 

From the Armchair

 

Knitting in Passing

 

I shared two quick stores from knitting in Nashville.

In My Travels

 

I'll share some more details of our Knoxville, Bristol, Nashville trip next time, but I did love meeting Amanda and shopping at Haus of Yarn in Nashville. Thanks Meg for the recommendations for other things to see in Nashville. I purchased yarn from Teeny Button Studio- 2 skeins of BFL fingering + mini skein (partly because their sample for Andrea Mowry's Thaliah shawl was beautiful). I also got a beautiful project bag.

 
 

KAL News

 
Slay the Stash 2018
  • 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 that are soooo pretty we don’t want to touch them. In 2018, we are turning those sacred skeins into beautiful projects you can enjoy-- and maybe win a new beautiful skein of yarn from one of our sponsors along the way! Full details and rules can be found here.
  • September Post
  • Use and follow #slaythestash2018 on Social Media
Slay the Stash 2018: Sponsor List
Artwork - Pigskin Party Final2
 
 
  • Wondering what this crazy KAL is? Check out this page which gives you the best overview with all necessary links. There’s also a helpful “Start Here” Thread in the Ravelry Group
  • Check out the Rules but if you still have questions, come over to the Questions thread and ask. We’re happy to help.
  • Put your Name on the Roster then claim your spot in the End Zone Dance Thread where you’ll track your points. Continue to update your post with all of the points you earn during the KAL
  • For every 100 points, you’ll earn an entry into the drawing for the Grand Prizes
  • Check out our amazing Sponsors; if you use their products, you’ll earn more points per FO
  • Some of our Pro Shop Level Sponsors will be creating exclusive items for Pigskin Party participants. They may come out at different times and will likely be limited in quantities, so keep your eyes on this Exclusive Items thread in the group for all the latest news
  • Scope out the prizes! Some will be given out during the KAL; some will be part of the Grand Prizes.
  • Don’t forget to use #DCSPigskinParty18 on Instagram so we check out what you’re doing and you can be eligible for participation prizes.
 
Details Discussed on This Episode:
  • Reviewed the Rules
  • Sponsors (to date)- check them out- stock up on goodies that will earn you more points
  • Monday Night Scavenger Hunt is going to happen each week again this season!
  • September Interception- details announce. Will posted in the group soon.
  • Check out Coupon Codes generously posted by our sponsors- there are 12 already!
 

Events

 
2018 Box O' Balls Round Robin Mini Swap: sign up anytime during 2018.  Shipping cost of $13.50 (within US; have option to send Internationally) The contents will include: at least 20 mini yarn balls (each ball will be minimum of 5g/ 20 yards) to choose from, a handwritten note or card and a small gift. Find all of the details in this thread in the Ravelry Group.
 
 

On a Happy Note

  • I was gifted some "My Favorite Murder" podcast stuff from Dan
  • Facetiming with my 6 year old niece Millie at work the other day
  • Labor Day weekend ahead!
 

Quote of the Week

“Passions weaken, but habits strengthen, with age, and it is the great task of youth to set the current of habit and to form the tastes which are most productive of happiness in life.”
 
-- William Edward Hartpole Lecky, The Map of Life
 
 
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Direct download: Episode_144_-_83118_6.06_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 6:13pm EDT

 
Thank you for tuning in to Episode 143 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. This week's segments included:
 
 
  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needles
  • Brainstorming
  • From the Armchair
  • Crafty Adventures
  • KAL News
  • Events
  • Life in Focus
  • Ask Me Anything
  • On a Happy Note
  • Quote of the Week
 

Off the Needles

 
 
 
  • Yarn: 1 skein of DK (charcoal), 1 skein of fingering (plum)
  • Needles: US 9 (5.5 mm)
  • Top Down crescent shaped shawl. DK (gray) always in garter. Fingering weight plum colored yarn always in stockinette. Sometimes with lace border. Short rows are done in the fingering section
  • 560 meters 
  • Yarn: Patons Kroy stripes in the Landscape Stripes Colorway
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams
  • 273.6 meters
 
  • Yarn: Socks that Rock Lightweight (colorway unknown)
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • 299.7 meters 
 
  • Pattern: Dawn to Dusk Triangle Scarf by Jess Coppom (free crochet pattern)
  • Hook: H 5.0mm
  • Yarn: Lion Brand Mandala in the Pegasus colorway (purple, peach, cream, green)
  • 495.9 meters
 
  • Pattern: Granny Square Christmas Stockings from Family Circle Magazine 1977
  • Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Red, Everglade Heather and White
  • Hook: F (3.75 mm)
  • Completed 2 stockings for my Mom's cousin who requested them for her grandchildren.
  • finishing always takes longer than I remember it will.
  • Meters: 458 and 444 meters 
 
 
  • Pattern: Ninilchik Swoncho by Caitlin Hunter
  • Needles: US 4 & 6
  • Yarn: Cloudborne DK, Fiberstory DK + Gale's Art Super Star DK
  • Lengthened the sweater and added short rows to the back.
  • Project page by KnitWit50 on how to have a better transition between stockinette and ribbing using instructions from the Tech Knitter Blog Post. It really does look much cleaner and evens out the knit stitches that trail down into the ribbing
 
 
 
  • Hook: C yarn
  • 3x4 layout.
  • Inspiration: BetsyMakes Project
  • Yarn: leftovers and mini skeins (fingering weight yarn)
  • 3603.9 meters
 
 
Stash Dash Total: 17,906.5 meters  in 37 projects.
 
Next time I record will be after 8/27 and Stash Dash will be over!
 
 

On the Needles

 
 
  • Yarn: Paton’s Kroy Stripes in the Slate Jacquard colorway + black
  • Pattern: Non-Euclidian heel by Sarah Jordan
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Yarn: Paintbox Sock yarn in the Fairisle Storybook colorway
  • Pattern: TBD
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
 
  • Pattern: Construction Zone by Heidi Kirrmaier
  • Yarn: Tempting Ewe Yarns Luxe Aran (90% Merino/10% Silk) in the Grey Goose Colorway. 2 skeins 340 yards total
  • Needles: US 9 | 5.5 mm
  • Adding length by crocheting along the bottom with charcoal fingering weight yarn.
 
 
  • Yarn: leftover sock yarn
  • Hook: D 3.25 mm
  • Only 4 rounds of color
  • Bought Cloudborn Highland Superwash Sock Twist Yarn from Craftsy- SW Fingering in the Grey Heather colorway (6, 50 gram skeins)
  • 76 hexagons done.
  • Instructions on how to make half hexagons
 
 

Brainstorming

Vacation knitting planning!
 

From the Armchair

Enjoying watching Making it on NBC
 

Crafty Adventures

Mom machine sewed sleeves on a store bought cardigan for me to lengthen. I cuffed them and sewed by hand to finish them up. Quick, poolside project!
 

KAL News

 
Slay the Stash 2018
  • 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 that are soooo pretty we don’t want to touch them. In 2018, we are turning those sacred skeins into beautiful projects you can enjoy-- and maybe win a new beautiful skein of yarn from one of our sponsors along the way! Full details and rules can be found here.
  • July winner announced
  • Use and follow #slaythestash2018 on Social Media
Slay the Stash 2018: Sponsor List
 
The Splash Pad Party KAL
 
 

Prize winners announced! Thanks again to all of our awesome sponsors for making this possible!

 
 
Pro Shop Sponsors
 
Snack Shack
 
 
Pigskin Party Starts September 6th!

Events

2018 Box O' Balls Round Robin Mini Swap: sign up anytime during 2018.  Shipping cost of $13.50 (within US; have option to send Internationally) The contents will include: at least 20 mini yarn balls (each ball will be minimum of 5g/ 20 yards) to choose from, a handwritten note or card and a small gift. Find all of the details in this thread in the Ravelry Group.
 

Ask Me Anything

 
This time I answered a question from shateenamanda about resources for designers. I mentioned this book (which I haven't read yet). Beginner's Guide to Writing Knitting Patterns by Kate Atherly. I also highly recommend paying a tech editor
 

On a Happy Note

  • Our nephews Will and Oisin came for the weekend for their birthday sleepover and we had a blast.
  • Pool Days!
  • I had a sleep study done. Can't wait to find out more.
  • Refocused on my healthy habits! Down 7 pounds since June thanks to healthy eating and prioritizing moving my body.
  • Visited my niece Hattie to take her 6 month photos!
 

Quote of the Week

If you must look back, do so forgivingly. If you must look forward, do so prayerfully. However, the wisest thing you can do is be present in the present... gratefully.
 
-Maya Angelou
 
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Direct download: Episode_143_-_81418_7.03_PM.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 5:00pm EDT

 
Thank you for tuning in to Episode 142 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. This week's segments included:
 
  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needles
  • Brainstorming
  • From the Armchair
  • In my Travels
  • KAL News
  • Events
  • Life in Focus
  • On a Happy Note
  • Quote of the Week
 
 
Off the Needles
 
 
  • Pattern: Hibernate Blanket (free crochet pattern) by Yarnspirations Design Studio
  • Hook: K (6.5 mm)
  • Yarn: Knit Picks Brava Bulky (gray- 7 skeins- used 6 ) & Knitters Brewing Company  fingering (24-30g each of red, orange, yellow, green blue and purple).
  • Simple two row repeat.
  • 14 rows of color. 4 plain gray. 
  • Total: 1224 meters
 
3 fingering weight yarns held together. Mint rain self striping. Two mystery skeins in Stash
  • H hook and I hook
  • crocheted in a circle. Added a tie on each side to tie under pan. Can pack and not scratch the surface of the pan
  • 46 grams. 168.4 meters  worked up in about a half hour.
 
  • Yarn: Lane Cervinia Forever (75% wool, 25% nylon)
  • Pattern: Non-Euclidian heel by Sarah Jordan
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
 
 
Current Stash Dash Total: 10,338.3
 
Stash Dash- Knit Girllls Podcast KAL that runs May 25-August 27th. Find Stash Dash Rules here.
 
On the Needles
 
  • Yarn: leftovers and mini skeins (fingering weight yarn)
  • Hook: C yarn
  • Inspiration: BetsyMakes Project
 
  • Yarn: Paton’s Kroy Stripes in the Slate Jacquard colorway + black
  • Pattern: Non-Euclidian heel by Sarah Jordan
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
 
  • Yarn: Patons Kroy stripes in the Landscape Stripes Colorway
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan WIlliams
  • I purchased most of my Paton's Kroy Yarn from Craftsy
 
  • Yarn: Socks that Rock Lightweight (colorway unknown)
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
 
 
  • Pattern: Construction Zone by Heidi Kirrmaier
  • Yarn: Tempting Ewe Yarns Luxe Aran (90% Merino/10% Silk) in the Grey Goose Colorway. 2 skeins 340 yards total
  • Needles: US 9 | 5.5 mm
  • Knit this last year but am lengthening it with crochet + fingering weight yarn
  • Pattern: Dawn to Dusk Triangle Scarf by Jess Coppom (free crochet pattern)
  • Hook: H 5.0mm
  • Yarn: Lion Brand Mandala in the Pegasus colorway 
Brainstorming
  • I'd like to make some more crocheted circles for my Aunt' Camp to use between her pots.
  • Reviewing my Stash Dash plans and schemes. 
  • I want to make all of the blankets!!!
 
From the Armchair
 
Little Drops of Wonderful- video podcast on YouTube. Hosted by Ali in the UK. Knitter & Crocheter.
 
Crafternoon Treats video podcast on Youtube hosted by Kathryn in the UK. Mostly Crochet some knits too i think.
 
Must Love Yarn video podcast on YouTube hosted by Angela and Kelly who own an online shop & store in Shelburne, VT.
 
Wool Hands Needlesvideo podcast on YouTube hosted by Tayler Earl, dyer behind Fiber for the people. Beautiful video quality, talks about knitting in the news, fun KALs etc.
 
In My Travels
 
 
KAL News
 
 
Slay the Stash 2018
  • 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 that are soooo pretty we don’t want to touch them. In 2018, we are turning those sacred skeins into beautiful projects you can enjoy-- and maybe win a new beautiful skein of yarn from one of our sponsors along the way! Full details and rules can be found here.
  • August Post
  • Use and follow #slaythestash2018 on Social Media
Slay the Stash 2018: Sponsor List
 
The Splash Pad Party KAL
Runs June 1-July 31
Will pull winners from chat threads and Summer Celebration in early August.
 
Pro Shop Sponsors
 
  1. AdoreKnit
  2. Celestial Sews
  3. Designs of Acadia
  4. Fibernymph Dye Works
  5. Just Run Knit Designs
  6. Knit Circus Yarns
  7. Knit Style Yarns
  8. Knits4comfort
  9. Knitters Brewing Company
  10. Lilliput Yarn
  11. Love Bird Lane
  12. Pearl and Plum
  13. Plum Deluxe
  14. Prairie Bag Works
  15. A Simple Homestead
  16. Stitched by Jessalu
  17. Sunsoaked Yarns
  18. Twisted Owl Fiber Studio
  19. Yarnandewe
  20. YumiYarns
Snack Shack
  1. Be Ewe Fibers
  2. Brenda Castiel Designs & Good Stuff Crafts
  3. Daizie Knits
  4. Heddi Craft Designs
  5. Imagined Landscapes
  6. Jennifer Lassonde Designs
  7. Knit/Wit Designs
  8. Knit-by-Bit Designs
  9. Knitty by Nature Shop
  10. Progress Keepers by Meliabella
  11. Mrs U Makes
  12. Remade by Hand
  13. V Yarn
  14. Windswept Designs
 
Events
 
2018 Box O' Balls Round Robin Mini Swap: sign up anytime during 2018.  Shipping cost of $13.50 (within US; have option to send Internationally) The contents will include: at least 20 mini yarn balls (each ball will be minimum of 5g/ 20 yards) to choose from, a handwritten note or card and a small gift. Find all of the details in this thread in the Ravelry Group.
 
 
 
Life in Focus
Update on no spend July
 
 
 
On a Happy Note
  • Hitting up a local brewery. Untold Brewing. 
  • Instagram live for the first time with Jasmin of the Knitmore Girls Podcast
  • My nephew Will's 11th birthday party. 
  • Work deadline is nearly here!
  • Hiit classes start back up tomorrow.
 
Quote of the Week
"Courage doesn't mean you never feel afraid. It simply means you choose NOT to let your fear control you and step forward anyway." -Allanah Hunt
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Direct download: Episode_142_-_10k_yarn_33mi_kayaking.mp3
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