Down Cellar Studio Podcast
Thank you for tuning in to Episode 140 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. For full show notes including photos go to my website:
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
Thank you to this episode's sponsor: Yarn and Ewe

Off the Needles

  • 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)
  • Made for my cousin Kara who is expecting a baby girl in August!
  • 458 meters
  • Yarn:  Knitting Fever KFI Luxury Collection Indulgence Cashmere in Colorway 601
  • Needles: US 2 (2.75 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG Heel sock
  • 252 meters
  • Yarn: Knit Picks Brava Worsted in the Tranquil Colorway
  • Hook: C
  • Pattern: Small Alien by Kristi Tullus
  • 48 meters
  • Pattern: Riley Rose by Jennifer Lassonde
  • Yarn: Hikoo by Skacel Simpliworsted in Aqua Mint, Deep Turquoise, Gypsy Red and White
  • Needles: US 10 1/2 (6.5 mm)
  • 368.7 meters
  • Woolbearer's Gradient Sets- combined two gradient sets, using 8 of the 10 mini skeins
  • Hook: H
  • 832 meters
  • Yarn: Twisted Owl Fiber Studio 2-ply Sock (80/20 SW Merino Nylon) in the Poison Ivy Colorway
  • Pattern: Non-Euclidian Heel by Sarah Jordan
  • Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm)
  • Cast on 56 stitches with 1x1 twisted rib.
  • 1st sock cuff down Non-Euclidian
  • 2nd sock test knit toe up version of this pattern- went well!
  • 299.9 meters
5730.6 Meters for the Stash Dash KAL
On the Needles
  • Yarn: Patons Kroy stripes in the Landscape Stripes Colorway
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams
  • Yarn: Patons Kroy stripes in the Slate Jacquard Colorway
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern: Non-Euclidian Heel by Sarah Jordan
  • Yarn: leftovers and mini skeins (fingering weight yarn)
  • Hook: C yarn
  • Plan: 3 large granny squares, bordered with cream or gray (TBD), 4-5 rows
  • Inspiration: BetsyMakes Project
  • Yarn: Lion Brand Mandala in the Serpent Colorway 150g/ 590 yards. 100% Acrylic DK
  • Hook: H (5 mm)
  • Pattern: Dawn to Dusk Triangle Scarf by Jess Coppom (Free crochet pattern)
  • I messed up on the decrease side (apparently I was ready to stop the row half way through and didn't realize it for a bit so I eventually had to rip that back)
  • Yarn: We Are Knitters The Cotton In Salmon Pink
  • Hook: F
  • Pattern: Easy Breezy Swim cover up


  • I'd like to add some single color shawlettes for spring and summer in my wardrobe. I also have these 2 beautiful skeins of worsted weight wool/mohair yarns from my friends for my birthday. Any suggestions? Let me know in the Ravelry group
  • Stuff I brought to Camp:
    • Crochet Market Bag
    • Easy Breezy Swim Cover Up in progress
    • Thinking ahead to lengthening my ninilchik swoncho which I ripped back in March or April thinking it would be too warm to wear (wrong).  Looked at project pages for ideas for adding short rows in back. Didn't find any but I did find a link in pattern page by KnitWit50 on how to have a better transition between stockinette and ribbing that I'm excited to try.
    • Check out photo in the Tech Knitter Blog Post. It really does look much cleaner and evens out the knit stitches that trail down into the ribbing

From the Armchair

B.A. Paris books - psychological thrillers loved both Behind Closed Doors and the Breakdown. I listened to audiobooks through my library using Overdrive App

Knitting in Passing

At Dan’s cousin’s lake house, a 20 year old construction worker tested out his childhood knitting skills on my sock.

In my Travels

  • Staying at my cousin’s lake house for a few days while she’s away
  • Two long kayak trips. 6 miles and 8 miles. Very windy
  • Hanging out with the neighbors
  • Out for a walk most mornings. Dan came with me yesterday.

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.
  • June Post
  • Use and follow #slaythestash2018 on Social Media
  • Don't forget you can double dip with Splash Pad Party, Stash Dash or any other KAL you participate in as long as you meet criteria.
Slay the Stash 2018: Sponsor List
The Splash Pad Party KAL
Runs June 1-July 31
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


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
  •  Ballroom dance and Sombreros
  • new charm for my necklace to include Hattie
  • girls recital. Reese’s birthday party
  • Father’s Day cookout at my parents. Riley made outfits for barbies outnof used latex balooons. Posted on Instagram
  • Oisín 10th birthday party. Video game truck.
Quote of the Week
“People that feel happy, successful, and fulfilled by their lives and work all have one thing in common: they feel as though they are making progress on something that matters...what I do, as stupid as it sounds, is I don’t focus on balancing everything. I focus on just making sure I make progress on one thing a day. That’s right you heard me, just one thing a day that matters to me. Now, if I can make progress on one thing a day that matters to me, then I can let go and let the rest of my day get hijacked by kids, by my spouse, by phone calls, by emails, by social media, by all kinds of things that come up and tend to hijack your day when you are a busy person.”
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