Down Cellar Studio Podcast

Thank you for tuning in to Episode 189 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. Full show notes with photos can be found on my website. Click here. 

This week’s segments included:

  • Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins
  • On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins
  • Brainstorming
  • From the Armchair
  • Crafty Adventures
  • Knitting in Passing
  • KAL News
  • Events
  • Contest, News & Notes
  • Life in Focus
  • On a Happy Note
  • Quote of the Week

Thank you to this episode’s sponsors: Holly Press Fibers 

Many links below are links to Ravelry, but where other links were available I have noted that specifically. 

Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins

Teddy’s Christmas Stocking

  • Pattern: Granny Square Christmas Stocking by Family Circle Magazine (Non Ravelry Link)
  • Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted in Red, White and Everglade Heather
  • Hook: F (3.75 mm)
  • A very special thank you to listener- Annette- Readorknit on Ravelry who sent me her copy of Family Circle 1977 that contains this pattern!
  • Stash Dash total: 460 meters

Altered Denim Skirt

  • Yarn: One Twisted Tree Prime in the Gulf Colorway 
  • Hook: B & C Hooks
  • Pattern: None
  • Yarn: One Twisted Tree Prime base in the Gulf colorway 
  • Yarn leftover from Riley Rose shawl sample- Caribbean blue waters.
  • Bought the skirt at Savers & thought it would be perfect to jazz up with some crochet trim. 
  • 10g used for bottom trim and pockets.
  • Belt- C hook. 18g used
  • 117 meters Stash Dash

Cake Party Christmas Socks

  • Pattern: OMG Heel Socks by Megan Williams
  • Yarn: Wisdom Yarn Pix in the Cake Party Colorway + Patons Kroy in Red for heels, cuffs & toes
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Finished socks used 72g total: 44g of the main and 28g contrast color, so I have enough to make another pair. 
  • Stash Dash Total: 271 meters

To Knit or to Hike Socks

  • Pattern: OMG Heel Socks by Megan Williams
  • Yarn: Holly Press Fibers Sheepish Sock in the To Knit or To Hike Colorway
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Finished socks are 64g.
  • Stash Dash: 270 meters. 

Summer 2020 Wash Cloths Round 2

  • Pattern: Solid Granny Square by Lullaby Melodia (Non- Ravelry Link)
  • Yarn: Lily Sugar’n Cream 
  • Hook: J (6.0 mm)
  • 70 granny squares (4 rounds each). I also did one large hexi, 1 large circle and 2 small circle cloths for make up removal 
  • Stash Dash: 1518 meters


3 ply- 2 Corriedale, 1 BFL

  • 24 grams
  • 67 meters
  • Stash Dash total: 268 meters.

Beesy Bee Fibers- Cream Corriedale

  • Total 2 ply
  • 210g 
  • 1,258 meters
  • Stash Dash Total= 3774

Beesy Fibers 4oz Natural BFL

  • Total 2 ply: 98 grams
  • 431 meters
  • Stash Dash Meters: 1,293

This episode’s Stash Dash Total: 18,881 meters

On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins

Sweet Tea Triangle Shawl

  • Yarn: Queensland Collection Perth in the Alice Springs Colorway
  • Pattern: Sweet Tea Triangle Shawl by Michelle Ferguson (crochet pattern $5)
  • Hook: G (4.25 mm)

Solid Granny Square Scrap Blanket

  • Yarn: leftover fingering weight yarn + 2 skeins of Lion Brand Sock Ease marshmallow 
  • Pattern: Solid Granny Square by Lullaby Melodia (free crochet pattern)
  • Hook: D (3.25 mm)
  • 3 rounds per square

Summer Camp Socks

  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams
  • Yarn: Knit Picks Felici in the Summer Camp Colorway
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)

Cedar River Blanket

  • Pattern Cedar River Blanket by Kat Goldin (free crochet pattern) Non Ravelry Link
  • Yarn: Loops & Threads Impeccable in White, Light Gray, Yellow, Dark Charcoal & Black
  • Hook: I (5.5 mm)


Blueberry Chick Yarn – 4oz Cheviot in the Splash Pad Party Exclusive – Tequila Sunrise 


From the Armchair

Check out the Knitting with Knitboop hosted by Ya Ru on YouTube PodcastYa Ru is also the host of the Quiet Queers Craftalong, for which I’m a sponsor. 

Crafty Adventures/ Knitting in Passing

  • I finished my Photo album for January- June 2018. I made my pages in the Project Life App and am printing through Picaboo. I order the 12×2 Lay Flat books. They’re pricy but the quality is beautiful. 
  • Riley told me she’d like to make a cushion for a little nook in her room so I started teaching her crochet.
  • Garret, 10, took a bit of interest in my wheel and specifically the Tequila Sunrise colorway.
  • While Garret petted the wool, Riley dug out old Picaboo calendars that have collages of photos of the family and made pages for her own scrapbook.


KAL News


Quarterly Quests! Get all of the details here. 

Splash Pad Party – Check out the Start Here Thread for Details & Links to everything you need

Pro Shop Sponsors:

Snack Shack Sponsors

Pigskin Party still going ahead as scheduled even if the NFL Football season is altered or canceled. I moved the start date to 9/25/20. We will kick off with virtual events on 9/25 & 26. More details to follow!

I am still looking for sponsors. Do you want to sponsor? Check out this page on my website and fill out the Google Form. Already signed up? Check your email for a confirmation email from me.

  • Pro Shop Sponsors are given the opportunity to sell exclusive items before & during the KALThis is the paid option ($60 for Pigskin Party). There are a max of 20 spots per KAL. I believe I have 9 left at this time so please fill out form soon if interested. 
  • Interception Sponsors (Pigskin Party ONLY) host a challenge within the Pigskin Party ($25). There are a max of 5 spots.- 3 already filled. 
  • Snack Shack Sponsors will donate prizes but will not be sell KAL Exclusive products. This is free option and there are unlimited spots.


Stash Dash, hosted by the Knit Girllls, runs May 22- August 22, 2020. Check out the Chat Thread & the Rules in the Knit Girllls Podcast group.

Contest, News & Notes

Check out this YouTube video on how to more easily Download Ravelry Library. Thank you to ladies of Tipsy Knits Podcast for mentioning it.
Just a reminder that my patterns are available both on on Ravelry and LoveCrafts. 

Life in Focus

  • I reviewed my progress on my 20 for 2020 list.
  • Tip- can’t get to your local museums? See if they have an email newsletter to keep you posted on virtual events.
  • Plastic Free July- I admitted I’m not quite as committed as last year.

On a Happy Note

  • Love me Stand in the Gap tumbler. Collaboration between GGMadeIt & Magpie Fibers (Gaye Gillespie).The proceeds go to The Conscious Kid who This focuses on bringing Anti-Racism into the schools.
  • I completed a huge studio clean out. 
  • Kayaking with Megg, Oisin and Hattie. 
  • Will’s track meet. 
  • Zoom morning workouts are still going well. 
  • We enjoyed celebrating our nephew Will’s 13th birthday 

Quote of the Week

“When you lose track of time, you are either living your best life or wasting it.” James Clear

Thank you for tuning in!
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