Down Cellar Studio Podcast
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.


  • 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  


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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