Down Cellar Studio Podcast
Thank you for tuning in to Episode 69! This week, we had a special guest, my mom Diane! For full show notes and photos visit.
Today's segments include
Off the Needles
On the Needles
From the Armchair 
Contest, News and Notes
Knitting in Passing 
In My Travels 
On a Happy Note
Quote of the Week
Off the Needles 
Stripey Leftovers Hat
  • Pattern: Turn a Square Hat by Jared Flood
  • Yarn: leftovers- Dragonfly Fibers & some mystery black yarn
  • Needles: US 5- 3.75mm
  • Pattern: Argent by Hunter Hammersen
  • Needles: US 6-  4mm needles
  • Yarn: Frog Tree Pediboo (sport) color 1130 Jade- 80% Merino, 20% Bamboo
  • Used Jenny's surprisingly stretchy bind off. 
  • Blocked out huge and I love it!
  • Yarn: Socks that Rock Lightweight in the Pitter Pat Colorway 
  • Needles: US 1.5- 2.5mm
  • Pattern: OMG Heel Socks by Megan Williams
  • Cast on 64, 2x2 rib. loving spiral pooling.
  • Decrease to 60 after ribbing and then to 56 about an inch later. almost a striping effect! Made them extra tall
  • Did the Citric Acid Treatment on them. 
    • No dye came out.
  • Yarn: RAF: Fraternal Twin Brother to RBF- Self striping colorway from Kirby Wirby. 75% Superwash BFL, 25% nylon (first time using BFL) 
  • Needles: US 1.5- 2.5mm
  • Pattern: OMG Heel Socks by Megan Williams
  • Did the Citric Acid Treatment on them. 
    • No dye came out.
  • Pattern: Alien by  Hannah Kaminsky
  • Yarn: Miss Babs Yummy 2 ply in the Ghoulish colorway
  • Eyes from 6060 (etsy shop). 
  • 2-3 inches tall. Looks just like the photo! 
  • Yarn: Lion Brand. Lion's Pride Woolspun Bulky-  80% Acrylic, 20% Wool
  • Hook: K 6.5 mm
Mom and I discussed some old grant square blankets she made when I was a kid. She thought they were so ugly she wouldn't even put them together, but my Nana decided they should be finished and seamed them up. We used them in the car when we were kids.
For the record Mom thinks granny square blankets with more modern yarns are perfectly nice!
On the Needles
  • Yarn: One Twisted Tree in the Shimmer Base- 93 Diagon Alley Colorway
  • Pattern: OMG Heel Socks by Megan Williams
  • Needles: US 1.5- 2.5mm
  • Green heel. Mini skein from Sarah of YarnGeekFibers. Super Geek base in Temple Grandin colorway. 
  • Pattern: Hallow Moon by Dieuwke van Mulligen
  • Yarn: Ashton Studio Arts Genoa Fingering- Almost Black & trio of peach/salmon mini skeins
  • Needles: US 7- 4.5mm
  • Modification- edge: RS, s1wyif, k1, s1wyif. WS: k1, s1wyif, k1. 
  • Yarn: Mirasol Tuhu- DK weight yarn
  • Needles: US 5
  • Provisionally cast on 60 stitches, knitting in the round. Will make a very long tube that kitchener together to make a long infinity cowl.
  • Random striping- gray, aquamarine, chartreuse, cream, hot pink and tangerine
  • Yarn: white birch fiber arts. Electric Slide colorway 
  • Pattern: OMG Heel Socks by Megan Williams
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5mm)
  • Pattern: Whiz Bang by Sarah S
  • Yarn: Socks that Rock in the Grimm Colorway
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5mm)
  • Slipped stitches that are staggered. 
  • My first toe up sock. Looking forward to the Bootylicious Heel!
  • Crochet cowl from blog: Pink Milk
    • Looks like its knit. Striped up. Would be a great stash buster.
From the Armchair
  • Participating in Stash Dash- Knit Girllls Podcast
    •      2,888 yards complete= 2640 meters
Contest, News and Notes
Trickle Shawl Kits available from Infinite Twist now!  Kits available in single colors and five-color gradients and include 500 yards of hand-dyed yarn, a bamboo circular knitting needle, stitch markers, tapestry needle, pattern marking pencil, and a zippered brocade notions pouch. and free shipping for the U.S. and China. Canada and UK shipping is now $10 (formerly $20), other international is $20.
  • Use a Infinite Twist kit or your own yarn 
  • You don’t have to finish your shawl to be eligible to win.
  • Post photos of your progress and  use #trickleshawl. If you’re using the Infinite Twist Trickle Kit be sure to use #tricklekit.
  • Prizes:
    • Two Infinite Twist yarn prizes- any who tags their photos with #trickleshawl will be eligible to win
    • Those who knit with the Infinite Twist kit and use #tricklekit will be entered to win $100 gift certificate to Infinite Twist
Knitting in Passing
  • Knitting on socks Will's baseball game and ended up teaching someone how to Magic Loop 
  • Knitting after dinner at the bar at a local restaurant and a friend of a friend asked about knitting and then asked if she could try it! I was impressed with her enthusiasm.
In my Travels
  • Portland, Maine for the weekend
  • We both enjoyed massages at the Nine Stones Spa
  • I visited 2 yarn shops Knit Wit & Tess Designer Yarns
  • We sampled beer at 4 different breweries
    • Rising Tide
    • Bissell Brothers- I love their Substance Ale (IPA) 
    • Foundation- I loved their Epiphany IPA
    • Allagash
      • 4 free samples just for visiting!
  • First time trying AirBnB and we were really pleased with the experience.
On a Happy Note
  • Birthday dinner with the fam
  • Dinner & movie with my 2 best friends 
  • Pool party birthday (after recording)
  • Mom received great customer service from Heart Warmer Gifts on Etsy
Quote of the Week
I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and... I believe in miracles.
Audrey Hepburn
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