Down Cellar Studio Podcast

Thank you for tuning in to Episode 231 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. For full show notes check out: 

This week’s segments included:

  • Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins
  • On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins
  • Brainstorming
  • 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

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
  • 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 LinkAmazon 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 LinkLoveCrafts 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.

KAL News

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!
  • Easter!
  • 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

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