Thank you for tuning in to Episode 231 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. For full show notes check out: www.downcellarstudio.com/231
This week’s segments included:
- Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins
- On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins
- From the Armchair
- Some Years Later
- Knitting in Passing
- In my Travels
- KAL News
- On a Happy Note
- Quote of the Week
Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins
- Pattern: Wordle by Ham & Eggs (free crochet pattern available on Ravelry) Yarn: Knit Picks Brava Worsted in Peapod (Green), Loops & Thread Impeccable in True Gray, Rowan Purelife in Alder Buckthorn (Mustard), Red Heart Super Saver in White
- Hook: D (3.25 mm)
- Directions tell you exactly how to make the format they show in the pattern or you can create your own. I chose to use one of the Riley’s actually Wordle days using a screenshot she sent me.
- I did the bottom row as one strip instead of five squares. When I joined the columns, I ran a slipped stitch down the existing stitches to match where I seamed up the previous rows
- I didn’t weave in any ends. I tucked them inside snd tied some of them together. I did one round of white to edge the front piece. Then seamed together the front and back together with sc with right sides facing out.
- I made the back piece in gray. I dont think that’s what was called for in the pattern.
- He has safety eyes and two little white arms.
- Riley is calling him Stove- after the winning word I based it on. She wants me to embroider STOVE on the back so we don’t forget his name
- 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
- I realized i don’t do all the decreases correctly. I work them every other round until the end.
On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins
Wool Ease Hexagon Blanket
- Pattern: Basic Crochet Hexagon Pattern & Tips from Make Do and Crew Website & YouTube Tutorial
- Hook: 10 mm (N/P) hook
- Yarn: Wool Ease Thick & Quick- Solids, Stripes and Prints (colorways used, Wheat, Seaglass, Slate, Fern, Coney Island and
- Ravelry Project Page
- My hexagons are 3 rounds each- 2 with color (earth tones, mostly gray/blue/green), last round with Wheat.
I’m looking for a necktie pattern to knit up for my friend Liz. She’d like one with a squared off bottom (not the V bottom)
From the Armchair
Weaving the Rainbow written by George Ella Lyon & illustrated by Stephanie Anderson-Bookshop Affiliate Link. Amazon Affiliate Link
If you’re looking for a great book for a child in your life- check this out. It’s beautiful!
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Some Years Later
April 2015- I knit the sample for my Trickle Shawl pattern.Ravelry Link. LoveCrafts Link. $5 US Knitting Pattern
Knitting in Passing
- Riley wore her Everyday Cardigan in Merino Number 5 by Loopy Mango. Click here for my Ravelry Project Page.
- Aila love her A’s Scrappy Dance Shoe Legwarmers My Ravelry Project Page
- I shared a story about knitting with Eme’s roommate Zi.
In My Travels
- Visit to the Berkshires with the kiddos for Riley, Aila & Eme’s birthdays
- We visited Hancock Shaker Village
- Baby animal petting through May 8, 2022
- Riley, Aila and Eme wanted to record a bit to tell you about our adventures.
Splash Pad Party ’22
- Official Rules- Google Doc
- Participant Sign Up- Google Form
- Check out our Sponsors- Google Doc
- Want to be a Sponsor? Please email me before 5/5- downcellarstudio at gmail dot com
On a Happy Note
- Date night with Dan the local Brewery.
- Day trip to Visit Eme. Dan drove. I knit on the way there and then was motion sick the whole way home!
- Ihecked out nail salon near my house and they were great.
- Dinner with Mom, Dad & Mom’s eBay friends.
Quote of the Week
“Sometimes magic is just someone spending more time on something than anyone else might reasonably expect.”
-Raymond Joseph Teller
Thank you for tuning in!