Down Cellar Studio Podcast

Thank you for tuning in to Episode 210 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. This week’s segments included:

  • Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins
  • On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins
  • From the Armchair
  • Some Years Later
  • Crafty Adventures
  • In my Travels
  • KAL News
  • Events
  • Contest, News & Notes
  • Life in Focus
  • On a Happy Note
  • Quote of the Week

Thank you to this episode’s sponsors: Fibernymph Dye Works & Knit Style Yarns

Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins

Freewheeler Sweater

  • Pattern: Freewheeler by Kristen Finlay (Ravelry Link) $11 AUD (~$9 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
  • I knit the size 42. I decreased every row towards the end of the decrease section. I went down 2 sizes for ribbing US 5.  
  • 2,048 meters for Stash Dash

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
  • My Ravelry Project Page
  • Check out my Knit Picks Affiliate Link if you want to purchase some Felici Yarn
  • Felici Colorways used:
    • Ribbit
    • Playhouse
    • Witch’s Brew
    • Currant Mood
    • Beyond the wall
  • Used 66g of yarn- 262 meters

Stash Dash Total as of this recording: 2,311 meters

Click here for a link to the spreadsheet I’m using to track my Stash Dash Meters.

On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins

Recalibrate Top

  • Pattern: Recalibrate Top by Shana Cohen (test knit) Find Shana on Instagram.
  • Needles: US 8
  • Yarn: 2 Skeins of Teal Torch Knits in colorways: Charcoal & Dowager Countess. Goosey Fibers Goosey Sock in the Scarecrow Colorway, MadelineTosh Tosh Sock in the Birch Grey Colorway
  • Ravelry Project Page

Fibernymph Dye Works Shetland Spin

  • Three 2 oz braids of natural Shetland
  • Ravelry Project Page
  • Onto the 3rd 2oz braid (the darkest of the 3 shades)

Candy Color Socks

  • Yarn: Regia 4 ply in Colorway 01160
  • Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams
  • Ravelry Project Page
  • CO 60 sts. 2×2 rib. Reduced down to 56 after heel.

Dragonboat Christmas Socks

  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Yarn: Knit Picks Felici Dragonboat (self striping), Minis from Holly Press Fibers for Cuff. Heel & Toe in Twisted Owl Fiber Studios in the Poison Ivy colorway
  • Ravelry Project Page
  • I made two 25g balls that each had 16 stripes. I need about 9 stripes for foot (before toe) based on other Felici socks. Aim for 7 stripes on leg. 
  • All but toe of second sock is done. So close. 

Solid Granny Square Blanket 2021 Edition

Not in Kansas Anymore Socks 

  • Yarn: Agirlandherwool Sock in the Not In Kansas Anymore Colorway. 
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams
  • Ravelry Project Page

Happy Birthday Socks 

  • Yarn: Freckled Whimsy Serendipity Sock Yarn in the Happy Birthday Colorway. 
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams
  • My Ravelry Project Page

Hydrangea Stripe #2

  • Pattern: Hydrangea Stripes Blanket by Lucy of Attic24 (free crochet blanket)- Ravelry Link. Website link.
  • 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
  • Cast on 86.

From the Armchair

Some Years Later

  • Last June I used some Lion Brand Re-up in rainbow colors plus gray and Black to make a fun Mason Jar Cozy. We use it all the time but with washing and nearly daily use it could probably stand to be replaced. Ravelry Project Page
  • 2 years ago I finished up a scrappy hexagon blanket that I later gifted to friend and co-worker Lauren for her baby girl, Meadow. I still see her posting pics of her daughter using it. Ravelry Project Page

Crafty Adventures

Punch Needle

  • Kit with pattern by Teresa Kogut
  • Pattern: PN165- For Ewe
  • Link to purchase pattern only on Etsy for $12.
  • I purchased my complete kit from Tree House Fiber Arts. Click here for their website.
    • Kit included: 7″/9″ Morgan hoop, weavers cloth, floss, Ultra Punch Needle, Needle threaders, pattern, instructions.
    • Kits no longer available but Rachel does have double hoop, pattern and the punch needle in stock.
  • Helpful resources:
  • Took Mom’s advice and separated out whole skeins of embroidery floss into the 3 strands I needed and put them on bobbins. From there I could load my punch needle and keep going until I decided to cut instead of running out of floss and having to thread it again and again. Got through nearly all of the sheep! 

In My Travels

  • Dan & I enjoyed our first Tentrr experience. Site: Mauralou Farm in Rhode Island. 
  • We had dinner in Westport MA at the Back Eddy Restaurant.

KAL News

Splash Pad- May 28 through July 31

Splash Pad Ravelry Links:


  • Craft Cook Read Repeat Podcast with Monica and Cortney- Summer Bingo starts end of May. Check out their website #CCRRsummerbingo2021 Bingo card can be found saved to Stories Highlights in their Instagram account.
  • Knit Girllls Stash Dash May 28-August 31. Check out their website for more details.   They will be hosting the event on Discord this year.
  • Vogue Virtual Knitting Live– June 10-13, July 15-18.
  • Tour de Fleece. Saturday June 26 through Sunday July 18, 2021 Ravelry Link
  • Fiberworld July 21-25, 2021. Click here for their website.
  •  2020 Summer Olympics will begin on Friday, July 23, 2021
  • Fiberworld July 21-25!

Contest, News & Notes

Life in Focus

I talked about how I planned for and successfully navigated a really intense work week!

On a Happy Note

  • During the first weekend of June we had Hattie and Oisin for a sleepover. Starte d the weekend with a surprise school pick up for Hattie & taking her out for ice cream. 
  • We enjoyed our nephew Will’s confirmation + picnic by the beach after. 
  • Getting 4 days in a row with my dear friend Kim. 
  • Listening to audiobooks with Dan.
  • Swap box from my Merry Everything and Happy Always Swap Partner in the Between Knits & Purls Ravelry Group Can’t wait to open each day in July!
  • Birthday Flowers + puzzle from Dan

Quote of the Week

Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. “― William James

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