Down Cellar Studio Podcast

Thank you for tuning in to Episode 230 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. Check out show notes with photos on my website.

This week’s segments included:

  • Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins
  • On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins
  • From the Armchair
  • In my Travels
  • KAL News
  • Events
  • Ask Me Anything
  • On a Happy Note
  • Quote of the Week

Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins

Kim’s Christmas Stocking

  • Pattern: Christmas Stockings to Knit and Crochet from Family Circle Magazine. Available in this web archive link. I’ve also saved it to my podcast Gmail Google Drive in case it disappears! 
  • Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver in Cherry Red, Hunter Green and White
  • Hook: G (4.00 mm)
  • My Ravelry Project Page

A’s Scrappy Dance Shoe Legwarmers

  • Pattern: Dance Shoe Legwarmers by Sherry Katherine Vernon (free knitting pattern)
  • Yarn: Various Fingering Weight leftovers including Knit Picks Felici
  • Needles: US 1 5(2.5 mm)
  • My Ravelry Project Page

Kris’ birthday socks 

  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams ($5 Knitting Pattern available on Ravelry)
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Yarn: Berocco Sox in the Rosehearty colorway 
  • My Ravelry Project Page

Eme’s Unicorn Macaron Amigurumi

  • Pattern: Unicorn Macaron Amigurumi free crochet pattern by Anitha Domacin available on their website.
  • Yarn: Knit Picks Brava Worsted in white and various other colors. Small bit of silver metallic yarn from Stash
  • Hook: C (2.75 mm)
  • My Ravelry Project Page

On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins

Pumpkin Patch Socks

  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams ($5 Knitting Pattern available on Ravelry)
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Yarn: Hypnotic Yarn Plush Sock in the Pumpkin Patch colorway (October Yarnable Subscription Box Colorway). Click here for my YouTube Unboxing Video.
  • Curious about Yarnable? Consider checking out my Yarnable Subscription Box Affiliate Link. Use Coupon Code BOSTONJEN for $5 off your first box.

Perry’s Hat 

  • Pattern:Turn a Square by Jared Flood ($4 knitting pattern available on Ravelry & on the Brooklyn Tweed website)
  • Yarn: Berroco Vintage in the Dungaree Colorway
  • Needles: US 5 (4.5 mm) and US 7 (3.75 mm)
  • My Ravelry Project Page


  • Wool of the Andes Unspun Roving. Colorway: Delft Heather (100 grams) 100% Peruvian Highland Wool. 
    • Spun one braid. I have one more to go.
  • Malabrigo Nube. 113 grames Combed Top 100% Merino Wool in Colorway 809 Solis. 
  • Planning to ply these together with Rhapsody Fiber Arts- 2oz 50% Angora/50% merino no colorway- lighter blues. Already plied some of this with two other singles. 

Riley’s Christmas Cardigan

  • Pattern: Everyday Cardigan in Merino No. 5 by Loopy Mango
  • Needles: US 15 (10 mm)
  • Yarn: Bernat Blanket in Misty Green (sage color)
  • My Ravelry Project Page

From the Armchair

Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir. Bookshop Affiliate LinkAmazon Affiliate Link.

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In My Travels

  • Tune in to hear about our trip to Newport, Rhode Island for my cousin’s wedding 
  • We enjoyed a visit to Newport Vineyards for cocktail hour Friday night.
  • We got breakfast at Diego’s on Saturday morning. Tip: get a reservation and order the Diego’s Huevos
  • I wore a fabulous dress I got second hand at the Second 2 None Consignment Shop in Hanover, MA

KAL News

  • Splash Pad Party ’22 Call for Sponsors!
  • Sponsor Call: Deadline 4/25/22
  • Want to sign up (after you read the details)? Please fill out this Google Form
  • Info Page for Sponsors on my Website- click here 
  • Kick Off Date- Monday 5/30- Memorial Day. Virtual Events.Sign ups for Participants coming soon


Ask Me Anything

I received a couple questions asking about how Mom is doing after her lung cancer diagnosis in December 2021. Tune in for more. You can also check out the video we shared in March, if you want to hear/see more.

On a Happy Note

  • My friend Laura came for a visit. We celebrated our friend Kris’ birthday with shopping and dinner.
  • I went for my annual physical and mammogram! PSA- don’t put off those doctor’s appointments. It’s important.
  • I am enjoying the signs of Spring!
  • Went for mani pedis with Mom and Trish
  • My Cousin’s Wedding in Newport!
  • I booked weekend getaway with Riley and Aila for their 14th and 13th birthdays. 
  • Wordle text chat with my family

Quote of the Week

Learning how to be still, to REALLY be still and let life happen- that stillness becomes radiance.

-Morgan Freeman 

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