Down Cellar Studio Podcast

Thanks for tuning in. This week's segments included:

  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needles
  • Brainstorming
  • In My Travels 
  • Events
  • Contest, News and Notes
  • Knitting in Passing 
  • On a Happy Note
  • Quote of the Week

Off the Needles

Crochet Bunting

  • Hook Size: D 3.0mm
  • Yarn: leftover Oh Loops Platinum Socks in the Cindy Lou Who color way image
  • Pattern: Mary, Millie and Morgan by Susan B Anderson
  • Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash Sport in various colors
  • Needles: US 3image

Mother's Day Socks

  • Yarn: Coloring Book Yarns in the Marceline colorway.
  • Needles: US 1.5
  • Pattern: OMG Heel Socks by Megan Williamsimage

On the Needles

Sock Yarn Blanket

  • Yarn: leftover fingering weight yarn from sock
  • Hook Size: D 3.0mm
  • Pattern: double crochet granny square
  • Pattern: Argent by Hunter Hammersen
  • Needles: US 6-  4mm needles
  • Yarn: Frog Tree Pediboo (sport) color 1130 Jade image

Colorful Cowl

  • Yarn: Mirasol Tuhu- DK weight yarn, 50% Llama, 40% Merino, 10% Angora in gray, aquamarine, chartreuse, cream, hot pink and tangerine
  • 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.image
  • Yarn: RAF: Fraternal Twin Brother to RBF- Self striping colorway from Kirby Wirby. 75% Superwash BFL, 25% nylon
  • Needles: US 1.5
  • Pattern: OMG Heel Socks by Megan Williamsimage

Maryland Socks

  • Yarn: Socks that Rock Lightweight in the Pitter Pat Colorway (hot pink, hot orange, hot purple, watermelon/strawberry pink, electric blue and a tealy green.
  • Needles: US 1.5
  • Pattern: OMG Heel Socks by Megan Williamsimage


  • Purple baby hat for Kiley (MiniPurlGirl) on Ravelry who is collecting purple baby hats as part of her senior project to raise awareness for Shaken Baby Syndrome, the Period of Purple Crying and Accidental Infant Death. If you're interested, check out Kiley's Ravelry profile for details on where to send hats by the end of May. She is offering a  A skein of purple Wollmeise will be randomly given to one donator. One entry per hat. #ClickforKiley if you post on Instagram or Facebook.
  • Stash Dash 2015- Knit Girlls Event- May 22nd-August 14th.
  • Suburban Stitcher- Around your Neck KAL- June 1- August 31st.
  • Michelle Actually KnittingPAL KAL.  June 1- September 1 Use pattern, project bag, stitch markers, yarn... made by podcasters. This year she's going to be offering coupon codes, including one from me, so go check out her Ravelry group

In My Travels


Marathon Spring Cleaning  -Marathon KAL - pulled for winners between episodes & posted. Check out thread on Ravelry if you haven't already!

Fiber Related Plans for 2015

 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.IMG_7599

Trickle KAL Instagram Contest (Starting now and running through June 30, 2015)

  • Use a Infinite Twist kit or your own yarn (when pattern is published separately later this month).
  • 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 

A nice lady, whose name I later learned is Sue, asked on the train one afternoon if I was knitting a Curl! [She was correct] Now that's a first! 

On a Happy Note

  • Getting back into habit of cooking & running.
  • Planning a weekend away with Dan to Portland, Maine. 
  • The joy in seeing Aila open the doll I knit for her birthday. She told Emelyn "I asked for one and she made it for me!!!"imageimage
  • The snow is gone and it's finally getting warm here.
  • Mother's day is coming up Sunday. Happy Mother's Say to all of you moms and grandmothers out there.

Quote of the Week

 A mom reads you like a book, and wherever she goes, people read you like a glowing book review. ~Robert Brault

Direct download: Episode_67-_Festivals_Abound.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:27pm EDT