Down Cellar Studio Podcast
Thank you for tuning in to Episode 155 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. For full show notes including photos, please check out my website: 
This week's segments included:
  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needles
  • Brainstorming
  • From the Armchair
  • Crafty Adventures
  • KAL News
  • Events
  • Contest, News & Notes
  • Life in Focus
  • Ask Me Anything
  • On a Happy Note
  • Quote of the Week

Off the Needles

  • Needles: US 6 (4.0 mm)
  • Yarn: King Cole Merino DK in the Irish Navy and Aran (cream) colorways purchased from Yarn's End $7 for 50g skein
  • Pattern: Winter Storm Hat by Gabrielle Vezina
Kaiya Mei Hat #1 and #2
  • Pattern: Kaiya Mei by Jamie Hoffman (free knitting pattern)
  • Needles: US 4 (3.5 mm) and US 6 (4.0 mm)
  • Yarn: Worsted weight leftovers.
  • Hat #1- baby girl hat using solid purple and speckled red/blue from Sunsoaked yarn
  • Hat #2- baby boy hat using worsted weight scraps- navy and white. Colorwork patterns from Tin Can Knits Strange Brew ebook.
  • Pattern: Confection Baby Shrug by Tonya Wagner (free knit pattern)
  • Needles: US 8 (5 mm) for the body and US 7 (4.5 mm) for the ribbing
  • Yarn: Knit Picks Felici Worsted in the Surfs Up Colorway
  • 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
  • Cast on 48 stitches.

On the Needles

  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5mm)
  • Yarn: Yoshi & Lucy, Isabel Base in the Commissioner color way (gray with blue flecks)
  • Pattern: Frozen’s Olaf Amigurumi Doll by ChiWei Ranck (free crochet pattern)
  • Yarn: leftover white worsted weight yarn from stash
  • Hook: C (2.75 mm)
  • Pattern: Worsted Boxy by Joji Locatelli
  • Needles: US 7 (4.5mm) and US 8 (5.0 mm)
  • Yarn: Holly Press Fibers - Sheepish (fingering weight) base in colorways:  Flower Petal, Rambler in the Wilderness & Seeking You & 3 skeins from stash
  • Holding fingering weight double.


  • Yarn: Bijou Spun (75/25 Yak/merino)
  • US 6 Needles
  • Pattern: Autumnal Mitts by Jo Bangles
  • Found 1 finished mitts. Makes to sense to finish the pair!

From the Armchair

  • I reviewed the book Finish by Jon Acuff

Crafty Adventures

I made a birthday hat for my niece Hattie. A quick and satisfying project!

KAL News

Slay the Stash 2019
  • 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 (purchased before 2019) - and maybe win a new beautiful skein of yarn from one of our sponsors along the way!
  • Check out the February Post
  • Use and follow #slaythestash2019 on Social Media

Slay the Stash Sponsor List- 2019

  • We wrapped up the Pigskin Party on February 4th. Grand Prizes will be announced on Episode 156.
  • Tune in to hear if you won a January participation prize.
Special Thank You to this season's Pro Shop Sponsors



Contest, News & Notes

Life in Focus

I reviewed my January goals, progress, and what's working well for me in achieving my goals for the year!

Ask Me Anything

Suzanne emailed to ask "I would be interested in hearing you discuss why you prefer to use Evernote over the Notes app in the iPhone and how you shifted from one to the other. I use the Notes app by default but have been hearing more about Evernote. What are the pros and cons? Do you have any tips if I want to transition? Thank you for being a great knitting friend. "
I discussed Evernote and how I use David Allen's Getting Things Done Method

On a Happy Note

  • Booked a trip to Barcelona and Porto with my friend Laura. Do you have any tips? Please share in Episode 155 thread!
  • I did a massive clean out of the studio.
  • We bought a new fridge and finally have an ice maker for first time in 10 years.
  • I met up with my friend Robb hadn’t seen in awhile. We went to a jazz class together!
  • I got over the nasty cold/cough that’s going around in about a week. Seems like a record
  • We had our friends' daughters- Carina and Ella- for a sleepover. We had fun painting, building forts with the rubber puzzle piece floor mats. We watched a movie, ate Dan's snowflake pancakes and had a blast!
  • Mom’s birthday & Hattie’s first birthday- celebrated last weekend!

Quote of the Week

“Reviewing your past is one of the best ways to understand who you really are and how you’ll work best on a goal. Keep in mind that perfectionism can’t stand self-awareness. If you’re self-aware, you’re more likely to know and accept your limitations, which means you won’t fall for the promise of a perfect performance.”
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