Down Cellar Studio Podcast

Thank you for tuning in to Episode 217 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. Full show notes with photos can be found on my website: 

This week’s segments included:

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

Thank you to this episode’s sponsors: Fibernymph Dye Works, Love in Stitches, Charming Ewe

Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins

Snap Hat #5 & #6

  • Pattern: Snap by Tin Can Knits ($6 pattern available on their website or on Ravelry)
  • Needles: US 7 & US 10.5 (4.5 & 6.5 mm) needles
  • Yarn: fingering weight scraps- 4 strands of fingering held together.
  • Ravelry Project Pages: Hat 5Hat 6
  • I had hoped to donate these Snap Hats to Hats for Sailors Project but they are requesting 100% wool (ideally superwash wool) for its flame resistant quality.

Without a Paddle Hat

On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins

Three Waters Farm Superfine Merino

Pink Moon Sweater

  • Pattern: Pink Moon by This.Bird.Knits. $8 US Pattern available on Ravelry and on the This.Bird.Knits Site.
  • Needles: US 5 & 7 (3.75 & 4.5 mm)
  • Yarn:
    • Sweitzer Fiber Mill unknown (gray)- Rhinebeck 2019
    • Lisa Daschinger Wools (mustard)- Farm Fiber Day’s Russell’s Market January 2020
    • mur yarn merino cashmere fingering (pink)- Barcelona 2019
    • Rowan Alpaca Classic (pink) Staci’s Stitches- LYS
    • Maroon handspun
  • Ravelry Project Page

Love Letters Socks

  • Yarn: Fibernymph Dye Works Mountain Tweed BFL Fingering in the Love Letters Colorway
  • Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams
  • Ravelry Project Page
  • Yarn: Fibernymph Dye Works– Pro Shop Sponsor- 40 points
  • Bag: Anne Beady Designs– Pro Shop Sponsor- Pigskin ’21 Exclusive- 60 points
  • Yarn Cozy: Cookie & Bees– Snack Shack Sponsor- 20 points
  • Pattern: OMG Heel- Pro Shop – 40
  • 160 points

Mermaid Socks

  • Yarn: agirlandherwool BFL sock in the August 2020 Club Colorway
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams
  • Ravelry Project Page


I want to knit all the hats, a crochet stocking and some DK socks for myself.  

From the Armchair

Bird by Bird by Anne Lamott. Amazon Affiliate LinkBookshop Affiliate Link.

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Knitting in Passing

I shared a story about chatting with my friend’s uncles about hand knits they received as kids.

In My Travels

Tune in to hear a bit about my visit to 6 stores during the Cape & South Shore Yarn Haul. Check out my YouTube Channel for an upcoming video.

KAL News

Pigskin Party ’21: Official Hashtag: #DCSPigskinParty21

Important Links:

September Skills Building Interception: hosted by Irocknits Designs. Find the details in this Google Doc or in this Ravelry Thread. Runs September 15-October 1, 2021. Thank you, Cori, for hosting. Find her patterns on her website & on Ravelry.

October Interception: INCREASE Your Score: hosted by Wendy of Knitters Brewing Company.
Details will posted before this opens on 10/5. Prize: $30 gift certificate to the Knitters Brewing Co Etsy Shop


Contest, News & Notes

Check out new vides on the Down Cellar Studio YouTube Channel

  • Berkshire Vacation Vlog
  • Crafty Chat #11 with Mary Hull/Kino Knits will go up on my YouTube Channel on Friday 10/1 at 12p Eastern. 
  • Cape & South Shore Yarn Haul Video (including Yarny Show & Tell) coming soon.

Life in Focus

Two thumbs up for the Maintenance Phase Podcast

On a Happy Note

  • Fall decorations
  • Cooler mornings and evenings!
  • Flannel shirts!
  • Mushrooms growing everywhere.
  • The mosquitos aren’t bothering me on morning walks anymore.
  • Outdoor yoga
  • Facetime with Hattie- “let me see the tractor… I miss you tractor!”
  • Getting to one of Garret’s baseball games. Checking out renovations at my. brother’s house.
  • Rewatching Scrubs.  

Quote of the Week

“Humor is what happens when we’re told the truth quicker and more directly than we’re used to.” – George Saunders

Thank you for tuning in!
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