Down Cellar Studio Podcast
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 
  • 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.


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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