Down Cellar Studio Podcast

Thank you for tuning in to Episode 208 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. This week’s segments included:

  • Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins
  • On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins
  • Brainstorming
  • From the Armchair
  • Crafty Adventures
  • Knitting in Passing
  • KAL News
  • Events
  • On a Happy Note
  • Quote of the Week

Thank you to this episode’s sponsors: Irocknits Designs, Sunsoaked Yarns, Precision Athletic Training.

Thank you to our Ultimate Insider Patreon Members: Theresa, Kathy, Luanne & Beth! Your support means so much to me! 

Welcome back BostonJensMom! Thanks, Mom, for co-hosting with me again (first time since the pandemic started)

Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins

Gram’s Mother’s Day Socks

  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams ($5 US knitting pattern)
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Yarn: Knitting Fever Indulgence 6-ply Color 102-Green, purple, blue, red stripes.
  • Ravelry Project Page

On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins

Fibernymph Dye Works Shetland Spin

Freewheeler Sweater

  • Pattern: Freewheeler by Kristen Finlay (Ravelry Link) $11 AUD (~$8.35 US)
  • Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm)
  • Yarn (held double): Holiday Yarns FlockSock (Badger Black Colorway); CeCe’s Wool Yarn Baby! 1120 yards fingering weight Superwash Merino (Cherries Jubilee Colorway)
  • Ravelry Project Page

Advent 2020 Scrappy Socks 

  • Pattern: OMG Socks by Megan Williams
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Yarn: Fingering weight yarn from Advent Swap with Stephanie @Farmsteadknits on IG
  • My Ravelry Project Page

Playhouse Scrappy Socks 

  • Pattern: OMG Socks by Megan Williams
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Yarn: Knit Picks Felici in Playhouse colorway + other leftovers of Felici and other self striping yarn.
  • Started Oct 2019
  • Socks started ages ago. Did vanilla bean slipped stitch thing between stripes. Didn’t love them so I pulled back and just knit, then several stripes in, the yarn broke which broke up repeat. I took it as a sign to make them scrappy instead. 
  • My Ravelry Project Page
  • Knit Picks Affiliate Link

Hydrangea Stripe #2

  • Pattern: Hydrangea Stripes Blanket by Lucy of Attic24 (free crochet blanket)
  • My Ravelry Project Page
  • Hook: I  (Cast on with K hook)
  • Yarn: Vanna’s Choice in Shadow Ombre, Orion Blue, Burgundy & Sea glass, Sprightly Acrylic Worsted in Suede & Big Twist Soft in Rose & Charcoal
  • I cast on 86.


  • Pattern Deschain by Leila Raven
  • Needles: US 9 (5.5 mm)
  • Yarn. Rowan Creative Linen. Colorway 00624-   Gray. 
  • Size: Smallest (54 1/4 in bust) Calls for 16-22″ positive ease. I should have around 19″
  • My Ravelry Project Page
  • Weave in ends in linen? Tips welcome 


From the Armchair

2 finished books: 

2 new to me podcasts: 

Crafty Adventures

I received an antique Circular Sock Machine (CSM) from my best friend’s Dad, who found it in their attic when they downsized a few years ago. I’ve spent time the past 2 weekends cleaning it but haven’t cast on yet. I found this video tutorial helpful as I think about casting on.

Knitting in Passing

We finally got to visit my grandmother at her new apartment in an Assisted Living community. Introduced us to her friend as her granddaughter- the one who knits all the shawls and socks! Her Jean Marie shawl is on the back of her chair. 

KAL News

Splash Pad- May 28 through July 31

Ravelry Links:


  • Craft Cook Read Repeat Podcast with Monica and Cortney- Summer Bingo starts end of May. Check out their website
  • Knit Girllls Stash Dash May 28-August 31. Stay tuned to their website for more details.   This year I’m going to crush Jasmin again. Since I already have the Sash I think if I win this year I should get the rights to the tiny speech writer next year lol
  • Vogue Virtual Knitting Live– June 10-13, July 15-18.

On a Happy Note

  • Mom: “being able to see people.” She shared stories about visiting her cousin Susan and working on Genealogy with Aunt Florence, Linda & Trish.
  • Mother’s Day at Jen’s house.
  • Mom had a successful experience with Max Sold Auctions and will have more coming up soon.
    • Interested in trying it out? Use coupon code NESellers for no minimum for the first auction + $100 off the total commission if the auction makes more than $1,000.
    • Want to learn more about selling online- you can request to be part of Mom’s Facebook Group.

Quote of the Week

“Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, harness your power to your passion. Honor your calling. Everybody has one. Trust your heart, and success will come to you.”

-Oprah Winfrey

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