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    Episode 218: For the Love of Colorwork

    46:05

    Thank you for tuning in to Episode 218 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. Full show notes with photos can be found on my website. Click here.   This week’s segments included: On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Brainstorming From the Armchair In my Travels KAL News On a Happy Note Quote of the Week On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins 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 Marroon- Handspun A little bit of lace in the yoke above the colorwork- Pink held double w/ alpaca. First time using a fuzzy yarn Ravelry Project Page I have about 6-10 rounds of colorwork left! So addictive. Have had to stop and make myself stretch and then switch to another project.  Fall is My Favorite Socks Yarn: Woolens & Nosh sock in the Fall is my Favorite Colorway Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams Ravelry Project Page Yarn: Woolens and Nosh is a Pro Shop Sponsor for the Pigskin Party- 40 points Pattern: OMG Heel- Pro Shop – 40 Project Bag: Cookie & Bees– Snack Shack Sponsor- 20 points 100 points + yardage First sock is done. Cuff on the second is nearly done!  Millie Margaret Shawl (worsted) Yarn: Woolens & Nosh Millie Margaret Kit (Pigskin Party Exclusive) in the Ashenvale Colorway 3 100g skeins of Woolens & Nosh. 2 skeins of the Ashenvale self-striping for either end. 1 skein of the dusty purple for the center panel. Needles: US 10 (6.0 mm) Pattern: Millie Margaret (worsted) by Jennifer Lassonde Ravelry Project Page 40 pts for Pro Shop Sponsor Pattern 60 pts for Pro Shop Exclusive Kit Three Waters Farm Superfine Merino  Started 9/2 Colorway: Forested Hills My Ravelry Page Baker Street Socks Yarn: Knit Picks Felici and in the Baker Street Colorway & Knit Picks Stroll in Navy Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams Ravelry Project Page Brainstorming I shared details about the potentially ridiculous number of projects I’m packing for my trip to Florida. From the Armchair Fake Doctors Real Friends Podcast with Zach Braf & Donald Faison Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson. Amazon Affiliate Link. Bookshop Affiliate Link. Heard about this book from Knit All the Yarn Podcast on YouTube   I learned part way through that she’s the author of perhaps my favorite blog post of all timesabout a giant metal chicken named Beyonce. Find that post here. Note: Some links are listed as Amazon Affiliate Links. If you click those, please know that I am an Amazon Associate and I earn money from qualifying purchases. In My Travels Tune in to hear about my visit to Scratch Supply Co. in Lebanon, New Hampshire. I was so excited to meet Karen and Jessica. I’m working on a video so if you’re not already subscribed to  my channel on YouTube: Down Cellar Studio, check it out! I also shared stories about a recent camping trip to Vermont and sleeping in Dan’s hammock. KAL News Pigskin Party ’21: Official Hashtag: #DCSPigskinParty21 Important Links: Official Rules (Google Doc) Register to Play! (Google Form) Points Tally Form (Google Form) Sponsor List (Google Doc) Questions: Ask in the Ravelry Thread or email Jen (downcellarstudio @ gmail.com) Prizes- see details in this Ravelry Thread Coupon Codes: find details in this Ravelry Thread or on my website (coming soon) Pro Shop Sponsor Exclusive Items: find details as they’re posted in this Ravelry Thread or on my website (coming soon) Use the Points Tally form for official entry but celebrate with everyone in the End Zone Dance Ravelry Thread and using #DCSPigskinEndZoneDance Check out your standings (and others’) on the Players Stats Sheet (Google Sheet) Fumble your entry on the Points Tally form? Use this Support Form (Google Form) Pre-Game Chatter on Ravelry can be found in this Thread. Special Highlights on This Episode: Tune in to see if you’re the September Interception Winner. October Interception: hosted by Knitters Brewing Company. Find details in this Google Doc or in this Ravelry Thread. Open 10/5 through 10/31/21. Monthly Scavenger Hunt: Figure out these fun clues and earn points each month. Check out this Ravelry Thread or this Google Doc On a Happy Note I ordered Legacy Fiber Artz Advent Calendar! I’m signed up for another Advent Swap through the Between Knits & Purls YouTube Channel/Ravelry Group. Sign ups for this close on 10/16/21. Check out their Ravelry Post for details. Outdoor yoga! Riley & Millie’s softball games. Apple Picking! My Favorite Day of the Year (Patrons, check out a video in your feed!) Visiting with Tom who brought us a bunch of beer! Quote of the Week “You only need to know the direction, not the destination. The direction is enough to make the next choice.” -James Clear  Thank you for tuning in! Check out the Down Cellar Studio Patreon! Ravelry: BostonJen & Down Cellar Studio Podcast Ravelry Group Instagram: BostonJen1 YouTube: Down Cellar Studio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/downcellarstudio Sign up for my email newsletter to get the latest on everything happening in the Down Cellar Studio Check out my Down Cellar Studio YouTube Channel Knit Picks Affiliate Link Bookshop Affiliate Link Music -“Soft Orange Glow” by Josh Woodward. Free download: http://joshwoodward.com/
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    Episode 217: Hats!

    41:43

    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: http://www.downcellarstudio.com/217  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 5, Hat 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 Pattern: Without a Paddle by Mary Hull of Kino Knits Needles: US 3 Yarn: Handspun gifted to me by Melissa: Frabjeous Fibers Tri-Color BFL in the Cottage Garden Colorway- Click here for Melissa’s Ravelry Page for this handspun Ravelry Project Page On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Three Waters Farm Superfine Merino Colorway: Forested Hills My Ravelry Page 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 Brainstorming 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 Link. Bookshop Affiliate Link. Note: Some links are listed as Amazon Affiliate Links. If you click those, please know that I am an Amazon Associate and I earn money from qualifying purchases. 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: Official Rules (Google Doc) Register to Play! (Google Form) Points Tally Form (Google Form) Sponsor List (Google Doc) Questions: Ask in the Ravelry Thread or email Jen (downcellarstudio @ gmail.com) Prizes- see details in this Ravelry Thread Coupon Codes: find details in this Ravelry Thread or on my website (coming soon) Pro Shop Sponsor Exclusive Items: find details as they’re posted in this Ravelry Thread or on my website (coming soon) Use the Points Tally form for official entry but celebrate with everyone in the End Zone Dance Ravelry Threadand using #DCSPigskinEndZoneDance Check out your standings (and others’) on the Players Stats Sheet (Google Sheet) Fumble your entry on the Points Tally form? Use this Support Form (Google Form) Pre-Game Chatter on Ravelry can be found in this Thread. 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 Events Greater Boston Yarn Crawl– September 30-October 3. I am teaching a class on the OMG Heel Socks at Staci’s Stitches in Scituate, MA. Classes will be held from 6:30 – 8:30 PM on Wednesdays, starting Oct. 20, and continuing on Oct. 27, Nov. 3 and 10. $80 for the 4 sessions. Vogue Virtual Knitting Live– October 7-10, 2021. November 11-14, 2021 NY Sheep & Wool (AKA Rhinebeck): October 17 & 18, 2021 Indie Untangled Rhinebeck Fiber Festival of New England: Nov 6 & 7, 2021 in Springfield, MA 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! Contact Information: Check out the Down Cellar Studio Patreon! Ravelry: BostonJen & Down Cellar Studio Podcast Ravelry Group Instagram: BostonJen1 YouTube: Down Cellar Studio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/downcellarstudio Sign up for my email newsletter to get the latest on everything happening in the Down Cellar Studio Check out my Down Cellar Studio YouTube Channel Knit Picks Affiliate Link Bookshop Affiliate Link Music -“Soft Orange Glow” by Josh Woodward. Free download: http://joshwoodward.com/ Note: Some links are listed as Amazon Affiliate Links. If you click those, please know that I am an Amazon Associate and I earn money from qualifying purchases.
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    Episode 216: Vacation Knitting

    57:15

    Thank you for tuning in to Episode 216 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. Full show notes including photos can be found on my website by clicking here: www.downcellarstudio.com/216                                           This week’s segments included: Off the Needles,                                                                                 Hook or Bobbins                       On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins                                                                                                                                  From the Armchair Crafty Adventures 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: Imagined Landscapes, Anne Beady Designs & Good Noodle Yarn Company Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins 4 Snap Hats 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 Used anywhere from 62-72g of yarn #3 used 1 strand of DK and 2 strands of fingering. All others used 4 strands of fingering held together. Ravelry Project Pages: Hat 1 (darker greens), Hat 2 (lighter greens), Hat 3 (cream with green/orange), Hat 4 (purples) On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Three Waters Farm Superfine Merino  Started 9/2 Colorway: Forested Hills 100g braid. My Ravelry Page 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 Handspun BFL (maroon) Ravelry Project Page Whatits Galore Socks Yarn: Knit Picks Felici in the Whatits Galore Colorway Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams Ravelry Project Page Want to try Felici? Consider using my Knit Picks Affiliate Link Fall is My Favorite Socks Yarn: Woolens & Nosh sock in the Fall is my Favorite Colorway Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams Ravelry Project Page Pigskin Bonus Point Breakdown: Yarn: Woolens and Nosh is a Pro Shop Sponsor- 40 points Pattern: OMG Heel- Pro Shop Sponsor- 40 points Project Bag: Cookie & Bees– Snack Shack Sponsor- 20 points Total: 100 points + yardage points 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 Pigskin Bonus Point Breakdown: 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 Sponsor – 40 points 160 points + yardage points From the Armchair Woodswoman by Anne LaBastille. Amazon Affiliate Link. Bookshop Affiliate Link.  Note: Some links are listed as Amazon Affiliate Links. If you click those, please know that I am an Amazon Associate and I earn money from qualifying purchases. Crafty Adventures Punch Needle Kit with pattern by Teresa Kogut  Pattern: PN165- For Ewe Link to purchase pattern only on Etsy for $12. I purchased my complete kit from Tree House Fiber Arts. Click here for their website. Kit included: 7″/9″ Morgan hoop, weavers cloth, floss, Ultra Punch Needle, Needle threaders, pattern, instructions.  Kits no longer available but Rachel does have double hoop, pattern and the punch needle in stock. Helpful resources: YouTube Videos by the Woolery & Kate Gillery Knitting in Passing Recent trip to the Berkshires, chatted with a lovely couple from CT around the fire outside the lodge. The husband talked about how he learned to crochet when he was young, much to his father’s dismay. His family lived on a campground in the summer and his mother, grandmother and aunts all crocheted so they taught him and he really enjoyed it. He said he also had a cross stitch kit he bought ages ago and he’s looking forward to diving into that during retirement and longing for that meditative space of the repetition of the thread and the needle! In My Travels Stay Tuned for Vacation Video on the Down Cellar Studio YouTube Channel. Mom and I recorded a chat about our week towards the end of our stay. Will pop in videos and photos we took turn the vacation!  KAL News Pigskin Party ’21: Official Hashtag: #DCSPigskinParty21 Important Links: Official Rules (Google Doc) Register to Play! (Google Form) Points Tally Form (Google Form) Sponsor List (Google Doc) Questions: Ask in the Ravelry Thread or email Jen (downcellarstudio @ gmail.com) Prizes- see details in this Ravelry Thread Coupon Codes: find details in this Ravelry Thread or on my website (coming soon) Pro Shop Sponsor Exclusive Items: find details as they’re posted in this Ravelry Thread or on my website (coming soon) Use the Points Tally form for official entry but celebrate with everyone in the End Zone Dance Ravelry Thread and using #DCSPigskinEndZoneDance Check out your standings (and others’) on the Players Stats Sheet (Google Sheet) Fumble your entry on the Points Tally form? Use this Support Form (Google Form) Pre-Game Chatter on Ravelry can be found in this Thread. Not familiar? It’s a ridiculously fun make-a-long that runs all through the NFL football season. We typically have a couple hundred participants each year. For each FO you finish, you earn touchdown & field goal points. You also earn points for using sponsor products & fulfilling other challenges. For every 100 points earned, you get an entry into our Grand Prize drawing. We also have lots of prizes reserved for participation on Ravelry and Instagram to keep it fun and light. Kick off was so much fun! Staying in one Zoom room each day was great. I saved the Saturday afternoon chat after a participant mentioned it. Click here to find all of the links shared Saturday.  30 Day Tailgate Talk Challenge. Begins 9/10/21. Find all of the details in this Google Doc or in this Ravelry Thread. Not too late to start now.  Starting Friday September 10th, answer one question a day in Your Team’s thread on Ravelry (not in the Huddle Thread unless you want to share in there as a bonus) and/or on Instagram using #DCSPigskinTailgate21.  If you share your answers to all 30 questions, enter the Points Tally Form and you’ll get 150 points for playing. Note- you cannot enter for these points until 10/8/21. September Interception: hosted by Cori of Irockknits Designs. Check out her patterns on Ravelry. Check out the Interception details here. Events Tune in to hear the results of my annual challenge with Jasmin of the Knitmore Girls to “win” Stash Dash. Cape & South Shore Yarn Haul– September 16-19th. 8 stores. 4 days of fun! I am teaching a class on the OMG Heel Socks at Staci’s Stitches in Scituate, MA. Classes will be held from 6:30 – 8:30 PM on Wednesdays, starting Oct. 20, and continuing on Oct. 27, Nov. 3 and 10. $80 for the 4 sessions. There are a few spots still left.  Vogue Virtual Knitting Live– October 7-10, 2021. November 11-14, 2021 NY Sheep & Wool (AKA Rhinebeck): October 17 & 18, 2021 Indie Untangled Rhinebeck Contest, News & Notes August FO Video  on YouTube September Yarnable Unboxing Video Don’t forget- if you join our Patreon Community you’ll have access to lots of blog posts, vlog videos and challenges! So close to my goal of 75 patrons! Sagamore Flyover Hat coming soon! Sign up for my email newsletter to be the first to find out when it drops. Bulky weight, textured hat. Written for beanie and slouchy options. Baby sizes through adults. Some of my testers had so much fun they knit up 2 in less time than I had allotted for them to make 1! Michele at WoolensandNosh is offering kits for Millie Margaret Shawl.  Life in Focus Getting back into routine after vacation feels great. On a Happy Note Vacation Yarn Shopping- Webs in Northampton, MA & Spin Off Yarn Shop in North Adams, MA. Mom went to Colorful Stitches in Lenox, MA Seeing our niece Emelyn and meeting her roommate.  Ramen & vintage clothing store shopping!  Antiquing – got 4 fiber crafty items. One is embroidery. The other is, I believe, Crewel Embroidery. I also got antique wooden spools and a set of vintage wooden sock blockers Spa day with Mom. Have you heard of a Lash Lift & Tints? We tried it!  Hiking at Mt. Greylock with Mom and Dad. Highest point in MA.  Seeing the Natural Bridge in North Adams, MA. The only White Marble Dam in North America.  Even though our hike was canceled we still got to see Peck’s Falls. Kayaking with Dan and Claire  2 weeks off!!! Quote of the Week If you invest in beauty, it will remain with you all the days of your life. Frank Lloyd Wright Thank you for tuning in! Contact Information: Check out the Down Cellar Studio Patreon! Ravelry: BostonJen & Down Cellar Studio Podcast Ravelry Group Instagram: BostonJen1 YouTube: Down Cellar Studio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/downcellarstudio Sign up for my email newsletter to get the latest on everything happening in the Down Cellar Studio Check out my Down Cellar Studio YouTube Channel Knit Picks Affiliate Link Bookshop Affiliate Link Music -“Soft Orange Glow” by Josh Woodward. Free download: http://joshwoodward.com/ Note: Some links are listed as Amazon Affiliate Links. If you click those, please know that I am an Amazon Associate and I earn money from qualifying purchases.
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    Episode 215: 9 FOs & Even More Fun!

    50:25

    Thank you for tuning in to Episode 215 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. Full show notes with photos can be found on my website by clicking here.  This week’s segments included: Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Brainstorming From the Armchair In my Travels KAL News Events Contest, News & Notes On a Happy Note Quote of the Week Thank you to this episode’s sponsors: AdoreKnit Shout out to Ultimate Insider Patrons: Charlie, Candy, Theresa, Luanne and Beth! Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Chubby Elephant Pattern: Chubby Elephant by Spin a Yarn Crochet (free option or $2.50 US) Yarn: Bernat Velvet in Misty Gray & Bernat Crushed Velvet in Toasted Plums Hook: D (3.25 mm) Ravelry Project Page 168.5 meters Solid Granny Square Blanket 2021 Edition Yarn: fingering weight scraps Hook: D (3.25mm) Pattern: Solid Granny Square by Lullaby Melodia- Find this pattern on Ravelry or directly on the Lullaby Lodge website My Ravelry Project Page I ripped out the color squares I could salvage from last summer’s blanket and made some new ones too. Single crocheted the squares together and added border with Knit Picks Stroll in gray.  1816 meters Imaginarium Socks Yarn: Legacy Fiber Artz Steel Toes in the Imaginarium Colorway Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Pattern: Non-Euclidian Heel by Sarah Jordan My Ravelry Project Page 253.8 meters Candy Color Socks Yarn: Regia 4 ply in Colorway 01160 Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm) Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams Ravelry Project Page Self striping/self patterning Christmas colors. CO 60 sts. 2×2 rib. down to 56 after heel. 210 meters Magic Stripes Socks Yarn: Patons Kroy Stripes in the Magic Stripes colorway & Patons Kroy in the Coal colorway (black) Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams Ravelry Project Page 267 meters Scrappy Shawl (design prototype: will share more details in the months to come)- 710 meters of sock yarn scraps. Wild Plum Merino Spin Fiber Addict Designs: 100% Merino, Commercial Combed Roving, 4 oz. Wild Plum Colorway Spinning on my Kromski Minstrel Spinning Wheel My Ravelry Page 3 ply 252 yards /230 meters. 100g. Not as thick as I had hoped I could do, but its more like a DK than a sport, so I was at least moderately successful. Plumped up beautifully in washing.  924.2 meters for Stash Dash Granny Stripe Blanket Pattern: Granny Stripe by Lucy of Attic 24. Click here for Ravelry Link or Click here for Website. Free crochet pattern.  Hook L (8.0 mm) Yarn: Lion Brand Nature’s Choice Organic Cotton in Almond, Macadamia, Pistachio, Dusty Blue and Blueberry. Ravelry Project Page Foundation row- 56 chains.  Edging- first round done using granny cluster on long edges as described in pattern. hdc around in Macadamia & then a sc round in blue and a picot edge in brown. 7.56 skeins- 710.2 meters V Stitch Baby Blanket Pattern: Baby Blanket by Annemarie Benthem (free pattern on LoveCrafts).  Hooks: L (8.0 mm) to chain/set-up and J (6.0 mm) for body.  Yarn: Lion Brand Nature’s Choice Organic Cotton in Almond, Macadamia, Pistachio, Dusty Blue and Blueberry. My Ravelry Project Page Chained 79. 25 Vs.  Edge= 2 rounds sc.  642.9 meters Stash Dash Total as of 8/30/21: 15,392 meters. Brainstorming Pink Moon by This.Bird.Knits. Check out the pattern using this Ravelry Link or Website link. ($8 knitting pattern). I pulled out Pigskin ’21 sponsor products. 2 WoolensandNosh self striping plus some from FIbernymph Dye Works, Mint Rain and agirlandherwool. And lots of bags too of course. Pigskin ’21 Sponsor Patterns Bundle on Ravelry– 1005 patterns to choose from! From the Armchair The UnHoneymooners by Christina Lauren. Amazon Affiliate Link. Bookshop Affiliate Link.  Nomadland by Jessica Bruder. Amazon Affiliate Link. Bookshop Affiliate Link.  Eight Hundred Grapes by Laura Dave. Amazon Affiliate Link. Bookshop Affiliate Link. Note: Some links are listed as Amazon Affiliate Links. If you click those, please know that I am an Amazon Associate and I earn money from qualifying purchases. In My Travels Checked out a brewery up in NH- Hobb’s Brewing Tap Room on Rt 16 in Ossippi, NH Played dice game: Quixx- Amazon Associate Link We did taste tests of whoopie pies (vanilla versus chocolate filling) and Jax cheese puffs vs. Cheese Doodles cheese curls – helped me get a second bingo for the Craft, Cook, Read Repeat Podcast Summer Bingo event.  We helped move some things out of Gayle’s Camp as she closes up to move. I was thrilled to take this beautiful embroidery piece that Gayle made home with me. KAL News Pigskin Party ’21: Official Hashtag: #DCSPigskinParty21 Important Links: Official Rules (Google Doc) Register to Play! (Google Form) Points Tally Form (Google Form) Sponsor List (Google Doc) Questions: Ask in the Ravelry Thread or email Jen (downcellarstudio @ gmail.com) Prizes- see details in this Ravelry Thread Coupon Codes: find details in this Ravelry Thread or on my website (coming soon) Pro Shop Sponsor Exclusive Items: find details as they’re posted in this Ravelry Thread or on my website (coming soon) Use the Points Tally form for official entry but celebrate with everyone in the End Zone Dance Ravelry Thread and using #DCSPigskinEndZoneDance Check out your standings (and others’) on the Players Stats Sheet (Google Sheet) Fumble your entry on the Points Tally form? Use this Support Form (Google Form) Pre-Game Chatter on Ravelry can be found in this Thread. Virtual Kick Off Schedule Events Vogue Virtual Knitting Live– September 9-12, 2021. October 7-10, 2021. November 11-14, 2021 NY Sheep & Wool (AKA Rhinebeck): October 17 & 18, 2021 Indie Untangled Rhinebeck Contest, News & Notes I will be releasing a new bulky weight hat pattern coming out in September. Sign up for my email newsletter list!  Michele at WoolensandNosh is offering kits for Millie Margaret Shawl.  Keep an eye out for Queen City Yarn who will be offering DK hat kits for some of my patterns.  On a Happy Note Running is going really well!  I saw not one but 2 bucks in a nearby yard! Dan and I did a big basement clean out and Savers donation run. My friend Laura came for her first visit since Covid. Antiquing overload! Getting texts from my SIL with cute photos of our niece Gabriella playing with the teddy I made for her birthday and the Baby Yoda I made her for Christmas. August Zoom with Patrons! So much fun.  Pool night at my parents with my brother’s kids and my mom’s friend Trish. Silliness with Snapchat filters. Dan and I had a blast at Camp. A great kick off to my vacation. Quote of the Week “Make your heart like a lake with a calm, still surface and great depths of kindness.”- Lao Tzu Contact Information: Check out the Down Cellar Studio Patreon! Ravelry: BostonJen & Down Cellar Studio Podcast Ravelry Group Instagram: BostonJen1 YouTube: Down Cellar Studio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/downcellarstudio Sign up for my email newsletter to get the latest on everything happening in the Down Cellar Studio Check out my Down Cellar Studio YouTube Channel Knit Picks Affiliate Link Bookshop Affiliate Link Music -“Soft Orange Glow” by Josh Woodward. Free download: http://joshwoodward.com/ Note: Some links are listed as Amazon Affiliate Links. If you click those, please know that I am an Amazon Associate and I earn money from qualifying purchases.
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    Episode 214: Pigskin Party Prep

    53:53

    Thank you for tuning in to Episode 214 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 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 Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Gabriella's Velvet Bear Pattern: Velvet Valentine Crochet Bear by Sarah Zimmerman- available on Yarnspirations website. Yarn: Bernat Velvet in the  Misty Gray Colorway Hook: G (4.0 mm) My Ravelry Project Page 111.1 meters Summer Vibes Socks Yarn: Hypnotic Yarn Plush Sock in the Summer Vibes Colorway Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams Ravelry Project Page Check out my June Yarnable Unboxing & July Yarnable Unboxing Videos on YouTube. Yarnable will likely open again to new subscribers in August 2021. Considering subscribing? Please consider using my Affiliate Link. Get $5 off with coupon code BOSTONJEN. I love the Bomb Pop progress keeper from Clay Canon that came with the kit. 272 meters Millie Margaret (Worsted Version) Pattern: Millie Margaret Shawl by Jennifer Lassonde Yarn: Knit Picks Felici Worsted in the Chelsea Colorway & Knit Picks Twill in the Sea Salt Heather Colorway Needles: US 10 (6.0 mm) Knit Picks Affiliate Link Ravelry Project Page 489.8 meters Stash Dash total to date:  9,647 meters. Check out my Stash Dash 2021 Spreadsheet . You can also check out: Jasmin's Stash Dash 2021 Spreadsheet On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Solid Granny Square Blanket 2021 Edition Yarn: fingering weight scraps Hook: D (3.25mm) Pattern: Solid Granny Square by Lullaby Melodia- Find this pattern on Ravelry or directly on the Lullaby Lodge website My Ravelry Project Page I ripped out the color squares I could salvage from last summer’s blanket and made some new ones too. Imaginarium Socks Yarn: Legacy Fiber Artz Steel Toes in the Imaginarium Colorway Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Pattern: Non-Euclidian Heel by Sarah Jordan My Ravelry Project Page Magic Stripes Socks Yarn: Patons Kroy Stripes in the Magic Stripes colorway & Patons Kroy in the Coal colorway (black) Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Pattern: omg Ravelry Project Page Wild Plum Merino Spin Fiber Addict Designs: 100% Merino, Commercial Combed Roving, 4 oz. Wild Plum Colorway Spinning on my Kromski Minstrel Spinning Wheel My Ravelry Page Chubby Elephant Pattern: Chubby Elephant by Spin a Yarn Crochet (free option or $2.50 US) Yarn: Bernat Velvet in Misty Gray & Bernat Crushed Velvet in Toasted Plums Hook: D (3.25 mm) Ravelry Project Page From the Armchair My Sister, The Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite Finished 7/28 Amazon Affiliate Link.  Bookshop Affiliate Link. Super Host by Kate Russo. Amazon Affiliate Link.  Bookshop Affiliate Link The Salt Path by Raynor Winn finished 8/8. Amazon Affiliate Link.  Bookshop Affiliate Link The Wild Silence by Raynor Winn. Amazon Affiliate Link.  Bookshop Affiliate Link Note: Some links are listed as Amazon Affiliate Links. If you click those, please know that I am an Amazon Associate and I earn money from qualifying purchases. Crafty Adventures I dabbled in watercolor using a kit from Let’s Make Art, a gift from my bestie. I worked on the Holiday Wreath using this kit. I have a Giraffe kit but haven't started it just yet. Knitting in Passing I went to a yoga class with one of my favorite instructors, Heather, at Webbs Pro Fitness. After class she pulled me aside to tell me she'd taken up knitting to make some baby hats and had moved on to Christmas stockings! We had a lovely chat!  KAL News Splash Pad Winners Announced  Pigskin Party '21: Official Hashtag: #DCSPigskinParty21 Important Links: Official Rules (Google Doc) Register to Play! (Google Form) Points Tally Form (Google Form) Sponsor List (Google Doc)- keep checking back.  Questions: Ask in the Ravelry Thread or email Jen (downcellarstudio @ gmail.com) Prizes- see details in this Ravelry Thread Coupon Codes: find details in this Ravelry Thread or on my website (coming soon) Pro Shop Sponsor Exclusive Items: find details as they're posted in this Ravelry Thread or on my website (coming soon) Use the Points Tally form for official entry but celebrate with everyone in the End Zone Dance Ravelry Thread and using #DCSPigskinEndZoneDance Check out your standings (and others') on the Players Stats Sheet (Google Sheet- COMING SOON) Fumble your entry on the Points Tally form? Use this Support Form (Google Form) Pre-Game Chatter on Ravelry can be found in this Thread. Important Updates this episode: Pigskin Prep Come get Registered! Please review the Rules, even if you play every year. We've tweaked a few things. Check out the Sponsor list linked above. We are doing Teams again this year. The overwhelming feedback from last year is that you really enjoyed the smaller community found within those teams, so we're excited to bring those back. You will be assigned your team on September 1st (if you register before then), so we'd really like to get most folks signed up before then (if possible). So please spread the word. Finish those WIPs.  Considering joining the Down Cellar Studio Patreon! We'll be doing monthly Zooms during the Pigskin and have one scheduled for later in August that you can join if you get in at the $5/mo level.  Plus you'll have access to my private IG feed and so much more. Save the Dates- Sept 10+11 for Kick off fun!  Events Craft Cook Read Repeat Podcast with Monica and Cortney- Summer Bingo starts end of May. Check out their website #CCRRsummerbingo2021 Bingo card can be found saved to Stories Highlights in their Instagram account. Knit Girllls Stash Dash May 28-August 31. Check out their website for more details.   They will be hosting the event on Discord this year. Vogue Virtual Knitting Live– July 15-18. September 9-12, 2021. October 7-10, 2021. November 11-14, 2021 NY Sheep & Wool (AKA Rhinebeck): October 17 & 18, 2021 Indie Untangled Rhinebeck Contest, News & Notes Check out my new patterns- the Millie Margaret Shawl- available for fingering weight and worsted weight yarn. Fingering pattern- Ravelry link Worsted pattern- Ravelry link This pattern has been tech edited & test knit so you can knit on with confidence, but if you ever have any questions, don’t hesitate to message me. Pattern also contains a link to a video tutorial that shows how to do the slipped stitch technique used in this pattern. Patterns will be available for $7 each. Email subscribers get the best discount so check your inbox if you want to get both of these patterns. Intro Deals: Get both patterns for $6 on Ravelry through 8/22 using code "millie." Want just 1 pattern? Get 40% off with code "niece," also good through 8/22. Get your pattern now. Let me know if you need help picking yarn. get your swatch done, then maybe wait until 9/9 to cast on for Pigskin?!! I'm a Pro Shop Sponsor, so you'll get lots of points! Life in Focus Visit to Cleenland in Cambridge, MA. Great selection of personal products and cleaning supplies. I brought my own jars with lids and the lovely shop keeper weighed everything when I arrived. This is what I got: clay mask [SallyeAnder rose for drier skin, emerald vegan for drier skin, or golden for oilier skin $5.23/oz] face lotion [Oneka unscented $3.98/oz] tooth tabs [Unpaste with or without fluoride pack of 125 for $8.50] Bamboo tooth brush dishwasher detergent [Azure Standard $0.29/oz = $0.15/load] dish soap [Puracy lemongrass or unscented $0.15/oz] bar dish soap [Meliora unscented or lemon $9.49/bar] recycled garbage bags [If You Care $4.99] toilet paper (100% recycled paper $1.07/roll or bamboo $1.15/roll)- Who gives a crap brand. Melora cleaning tabs- 3 in the pack On a Happy Note Gabriella's 1st birthday. Pics of her hugging the teddy I made her Will & Aila sleepover. Getting into hysterics as Dan, Dad, Mom and I all tried Will's new VR game system. Deer all around! We all just watched in fascination! My Knit Picks Felici order!!!!! I took my nephew, Garret, to Gillette Stadium for the first Patriot's Practice of the season.  Sleepover. Meeting up with Petrina and Ryan at Gather Here in Cambridge, MA Quote of the Week Longevity researcher Dan Buettner on the health benefits of friendship: "I argue that the most powerful thing you can do to add healthy years is to curate your immediate social network. In general, you want friends with whom you can have a meaningful conversation. You can call them on a bad day and they will care. Your group of friends are better than any drug or anti-aging supplement, and will do more for you than just about anything." Contact Information: Check out the Down Cellar Studio Patreon! Ravelry: BostonJen & Down Cellar Studio Podcast Ravelry Group Instagram: BostonJen1 YouTube: Down Cellar Studio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/downcellarstudio Sign up for my email newsletter to get the latest on everything happening in the Down Cellar Studio Check out my Down Cellar Studio YouTube Channel Knit Picks Affiliate Link Bookshop Affiliate Link Music -"Soft Orange Glow" by Josh Woodward. Free download: http://joshwoodward.com/ Note: Some links are listed as Amazon Affiliate Links. If you click those, please know that I am an Amazon Associate and I earn money from qualifying purchases.
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    Episode 213: Blankets & Bobbins

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    Thank you for tuning in to Episode 213 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. Full show notes with photo available 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 In my Travels KAL News Events Contest, News & Notes Ask Me Anything On a Happy Note Quote of the Week Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Fibernymph Dye Works Shetland Spin Three 2 oz braids of natural Shetland Ravelry Project Page Total: 246 yards/ 225.52 meter Stash Dash Total (3 ply yarn, 4 times through orifice): 902.08 meters Bobble Lines Baby Blanket Pattern: Bobble Lines Baby Blanket by Daisy Farm Crafts (free option on Daisy Farm website & paid option available on Etsy. ) Hook: I (5.5 mm) Yarn: Main Color: Lion Brand Pound of Love in White. Stripes in: Knit Picks Brava Worsted in Blush, Lion Brand Baby Soft in Creamsicle, Lion Brand Ice Cream Big Scoop in Tutti Fruitti, Loops & Thread Impeccable in Coral. Working with 97 sts. 15 Bobble Rows Edge Round 1. DC around Round 2. Hdc around Round 3 with ice cream scoop. (DC5tog, sc2) around Stash Dash total: 1,099.1 Meters Finished Size: 36 inches wide by 46 inches long Wristers Socks Yarn: Lion Brand Mani-Pedi in the Wristers Colorway Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams My Ravelry Project Page I was inspired to try this yarn after seeing my friend Emily’s on our Crafty Chat- check out the video here. Stash Dash: 240 meters Stash Dash total to date:  8774 meters. Stash Dash 2021 On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Solid Granny Square Blanket 2021 Edition Yarn: fingering weight scraps Hook: D (3.25mm) Pattern: Solid Granny Square by Lullaby Melodia- Find this pattern on Ravelry or directly on the Lullaby Lodge website My Ravelry Project Page I ripped out the color squares I could salvage from last summer’s blanket and made some new ones too. I have 134 squares which could make a blanket that’s- 11×12 but I may not have enough yard to edge that many so we’ll see as we get closer Imaginarium Socks Yarn: Legacy Fiber Artz Steel Toes in the Imaginarium Colorway Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Pattern: Non-Euclidian Heel by Sarah Jordan My Ravelry Project Page Summer Vibes Socks Yarn: Hypnotic Yarn Plush Sock in the Summer Vibes Colorway Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams Ravelry Project Page Check out my June Yarnable Unboxing & July Yarnable Unboxing Videos on YouTube. Yarnable will likely open again to new subscribers in August 2021. Considering subscribing? Please consider using my Affiliate Link. Get $5 off with coupon code BOSTONJEN. Magic Stripes Socks Yarn: Patons Kroy Stripes in the Magic Stripes colorway & Patons Kroy in the COal colorway (black) Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Pattern: TBD Ravelry Project Page Gabriella’s Velvet Bear Pattern: Velvet Valentine Crochet Bear by Sarah Zimmerman- available on Yarnspirations website. Yarn: Bernat Velvet in the  Misty Gray & Violet Colorways Hook: G (4.0 mm) My Ravelry Project Page Wild Plum Merino Spin Fiber Addict Designs: 100% Merino, Commercial Combed Roving, 4 oz. Wild Plum Colorway Spinning on my Kromski Minstrel Spinning Wheel My Ravelry Page Divided into 3 so I can do a 3 ply. Focusing on not spinning so thin. Brainstorming Crochet Knocker- Knitted Knockers Website Ravelry Link Ordered fiber from Three Waters Farm on Etsy. Superwash Merino in the Forested Hills colorway- all greens and blues, and Quintessence colorway of Corridale Wool. From the Armchair The Lions of Fifth Avenue by Fiona Davis. Bookshop Affiliate Link. Amazon Affiliate Link. Crafty Adventures During Hattie and Millie’s sleepover we did some painting! Video available for Patrons. Haven’t joined us yet? Check out the options on my Patreon Page. Knitting in Passing I shared a story about knitting up at my cousin’s lake house with family friends and how my cousin asked for some more handmade dishcloths next time I visit. In My Travels I shared stories of our family’s long weekend up at Great East Lake in NH. I talked a bit about the Saturday night tradition of hot dogs, beans and brown bread. Click here for a related story. KAL News Splash Pad Party: May 28 through July 31 Check out the Splash Pad ’21 Sponsors Rules, sponsor list and so much more can be found on the Splash Pad ’21 landing page on my website Pigskin Party Official Dates Announced: Mark your calendar: Thursday 9/9/21 through Monday 2/14/22 Details about Sponsor Options are available on my website. Sign up to be a Pigskin Sponsor using this Google form Participants: Reminders We are not yet ready for participants to sign up, but start telling your friends! Remember, you get points for new recruits. Don’t forget that the Pigskin Party is a NO WIPs KAL so get those needles cleared off. If you need a little help with that, consider joining my Patreon Community. That’s going to be our focus in August. Events Craft Cook Read Repeat Podcast with Monica and Cortney- Summer Bingo starts end of May. Check out their website #CCRRsummerbingo2021 Bingo card can be found saved to Stories Highlights in their Instagram account. Knit Girllls Stash Dash May 28-August 31. Check out their website for more details.   They will be hosting the event on Discord this year. Vogue Virtual Knitting Live– July 15-18. September 9-12, 2021. October 7-10, 2021. November 11-14, 2021 NY Sheep & Wool (AKA Rhinebeck): October 17 & 18, 2021 Indie Untangled Rhinebeck Contest, News & Notes Crafty Chat #10 with Steph of AdoreKnit. Click here for the video. My upcoming design- the Millie Margaret shawl just finished test knitting and will be released soon. Stay tuned. Sign up for email newsletter to get the best intro discount code. Need yarn in flesh tones for amigurumi/dolls? Check out this yarn from Crafty is Cool This group is looking for hand knit hats for sailors, Click here for the Ravelry Group or find informationat www.hatsforsailors.com, on their Facebook Page and on Instagram. Ask Me Anything Sewrunknit says “I would love for you to share any travel tips that you have for traveling light and using fewer disposable products. Specifically how you handle deodorant, other toiletries and food on an airplane trip.”  I use bar soap for face & body- same as from home, or will cut off smaller piece. fits into a metal travel tin I got a couple years ago. I have a small glass jar for my night face oil for face- that I refill from the larger Argon oil I get from Trader Joe’s.  For day time moisturizer/SPF, I bring full one, or use small silicone containers I got from Amazon 5 pack of 20ml silicone containers $12.99- Amazon Affiliate Link Deodorant- I bring full size or I have a travel size that I refill with a mix of baking soda and coconut oil and lavender (not great for flying or big swings in temperature).  Shampoo and conditioner- currently I’m using bars (not liquid), but when using liquid versions, I use refillable travel containers. If I’m only bringing a carry-on but am going somewhere for a week, I’ll buy full size sunscreen or something I’ll need more than 3oz of, and then leave rest behind with someone there.  Food- I often pack banana, sandwich or wrap either in plastic container (that I can reuse during travel), or tinfoil. I bring dish soap with me, so I can wash containers and my water bottle. I often bring a straw cleaner too because I always travel with silverware and a stainless steel straw, a cloth napkin or two and a handkerchief.  Farmstead Knits asks about my – favorite patterned sock other than vanilla Vanilla Latte Socks by Virginia Rose-Jeans My Ravelry Project Page Free Ravelry Download AggiedecarloKnits- would you do a tutorial on spinning? I hadn’t planned on it because I am not a very experienced spinner but I’ll think about. If you have thoughts on what specifically you all would like to see, let me know. Suzi321- what is the first garment you knitted? 1st garment: Neighborly by Jennifer Casa My Ravelry Project Page Link 2nd garment: Five Hour Baby Sweater by Courtney Filner- free pattern- click here for PDF Download  or click here for Ravelry Pattern.My Ravelry Project Page Flora_n_Fauna_victoria- I am new to the podcast. Could you do a quick who am I and how did I end up podcasting update? Tune in to learn more about me! On a Happy Note Mille & Hattie’s Sleepover- Pancakes. We watched Beauty and the Beast and had some Blanket Fort fun. We celebrated my nephew Will’s 14th Birthday. I’m enjoying running. Attending a 1 hour cardio jazz class taught by my friend Diana with my friend Megg. Dinner and drinks after and then Megg and I sang our hearts out on the car ride home. 4 days off work! Spending time at the lake! Quote of the Week To love a person is to learn the song that is in their heart and to sing it to them when they have forgotten.—Arne Garborg Thank you for tuning in! Contact Information: Check out the Down Cellar Studio Patreon! Ravelry: BostonJen & Down Cellar Studio Podcast Ravelry Group Instagram: BostonJen1 YouTube: Down Cellar Studio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/downcellarstudio Sign up for my email newsletter to get the latest on everything happening in the Down Cellar Studio Check out my Down Cellar Studio YouTube Channel Knit Picks Affiliate Link Bookshop Affiliate Link Music -“Soft Orange Glow” by Josh Woodward. Free download: http://joshwoodward.com/
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    Episode 212: 6K Socks & Tops

    55:25

    Thank you for tuning in to Episode 212 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. Full show notes with photos can be found on my website by clicking here.  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 KAL News Events Contest, News & Notes Life in Focus On a Happy Note Quote of the Week Thank you to this episode’s sponsor: Anne Beady Designs- find her on Etsy & Ravelry Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Signs of the Season Socks Yarn: Fibernymph Dye Works Bounce base in the Signs of the Season Colorway Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Ravelry Project Page Not in Kansas Anymore Socks Yarn: Agirlandherwool Sock in the Not In Kansas Anymore Colorway.  Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams Ravelry Project Page Happy Birthday Socks Yarn: Freckled Whimsy Serendipity Sock Yarn in the Happy Birthday Colorway. Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams My Ravelry Project Page Paton’s Rainbow Stripes Yarn: Paton’s Kroy in the Rain Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams I finished first sock with Jen from the Commuter Knitter Podcast. We talked about these on our Crafty Chat on my YouTube Channel. July 4th Cozy (32 oz jar) Pattern: based loosely on Ball Band with a Twist by Jennifer Lassonde Yarn: Lily Sugar n’ Cream (Navy) & Lion Brand Re-up (Aqua) & Rowan DK Handknit Cotton (Red) Hooks: F & G (3.75 & 4.25 mmm) Ravelry Project Page Stash Dash Meters: 62.2 Red, White, Blue Ball Band w/ Twist Pattern: based loosely on Ball Band with a Twist by Jennifer Lassonde Yarn: Lion Brand Re-up in colorways, Red, Aqua & White Hooks: F & G (3.75 & 4.25 mm) Ravelry Project Page Stash Dash Meters: 38.5 Deschain Pattern Deschain by Leila Raven Needles: US 9 (5.5 mm) Yarn. Rowan Creative Linen. Colorway 00624-   Gray. Worsted weight 50% Linen / Flax, 50% Cotton. 200 meters / 100 grams. Bought 4 skeins. Used a little more than 2 Size: Smallest (54 1/4 in bust) Calls for 16-22″ positive ease. Added 1 repeat to front so I did end up joining a second ball of yarn but otherwise I didn’t alternate skeins and that looks ok. Many project pages talk about adding short rows to the back which I will likely do, as I often find w/ cropped sweaters the back is higher and I don’t enjoy that. Forgot I thought about this and would have been happier if I’d done it. Worried that sleeves would be tight, so I left that opening bigger and picked up and knit 54 sts around Ravelry Project Page Stash Dash Updates 7 FOs since last episode. 13 FOs for Stash Dash so far! My Stash Dash total to date:  6,533 meters. Click here for my spreadsheet: Stash Dash 2021 Check out Jasmin (cuteknitter)’s spreadsheet here. Jasmin’s total to date- 4614 On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Solid Granny Square Blanket 2021 Edition Yarn: fingering weight scraps Hook: D (3.25mm) Pattern: Solid Granny Square by Lullaby Melodia- Find this pattern on Ravelry or directly on the Lullaby Lodge website My Ravelry Project Page I ripped out the color squares I could salvage from last summer’s blanket and made some new ones too. Bobble Lines Baby Blanket Pattern: Bobble Lines Baby Blanket by Daisy Farm Crafts (free option on Daisy Farm website & paid option available on Etsy. ) Hook: I (5.5 mm) Yarn: Main Color: Lion Brand Pound of Love in White. Stripes in: Knit Picks Brava Worsted in Blush, Lion Brand Baby Soft in Creamsicle, Lion Brand Ice Cream Big Scoop in Tutti Fruitti, Loops & Thread Impeccable in Coral. Cast in with K. 99sts. Working with 97 sts.  5 rows white hdc. 1 row of bobbles Currently have 13 bobble stripes. Fibernymph Dye Works Shetland Spin Three 2 oz braids of natural Shetland Ravelry Project Page I shared how our Patreon Community is doing a challenge in May that helped me with this. Check out my Patron options here. Spinning is done. Plying is up next! Wristers Socks Yarn: Lion Brand Mani-Pedi in the Wristers Colorway Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams My Ravelry Project Page Inspired to try this yarn after seeing my friend Emily’s on our Crafty Chat- check out the video here. Knitting up a sample for a new shawl design idea… very early sneak peek Brainstorming I’d like to make toys for the 2 babies in our life turning 1 soon I need to repair another pair of socks for Mom and the hat of Eme’s octopus Pattern: Dandy Sir Cephalopod by Susan Claudino Pattern $6 US available on Ravelry From the Armchair Finished since last time: The Midnight Library by Matt Haig- Amazon Affiliate Link. Bookshop Affiliate Link    Thanks for Waiting: The Joy & Weirdness of Being a Late Bloomer by Doree Shafrir (started July 5- finished Friday July 9. Bookshop Affiliate Link. Amazon Affiliate Link Doree Shafrir co-hosts the Forever35 Podcast with Kate Spencer The Year of Less by Cait Flanders. Bookshop Affiliate Link. Amazon Affiliate Link Some Years Later Dawn to Dusk Triangle Shawl – side to side crochet triangular shawlette. Mom still wears hers and I think it looks great, but I don’t love mine. I think the acrylic yarn makes it look/feel cheap. I think I will donate mine. Ravelry Project Page for Jen’s Dawn to Dusk Ravelry Project Page for Mom’s Dawn to Dusk Knitting in Passing I helped my Mom’s Infusion Nurse, Kathy, with a crochet baby sweater. She’s using a Goosebumps pattern from a YouTube video from the Simona Crochet channel. I helped my 17 year old niece Eme pack up her room. It was fun coming across so many of the toys I made her over the years. She did let a couple of them go, at my insistence that if she didn’t love them now, that it was ok to let them go. She loved them for awhile and that was good enough. She also donated a sewn pillow monster that her mom didn’t want her to let go but because Eme has such a hard time giving up her treasures we both really resisted the urge to encourage her to keep things. KAL News Splash Pad- May 28 through July 31 Check out the Splash Pad ’21 Sponsors Rules, sponsor list and so much more can be found on the Splash Pad ’21 landing page on my website Sign up using this Form if you haven’t already. Splash Pad Ravelry Links: Start Here Thread Mark it Monday Thread Poolside Chat Thread 4th of July Challenge posted in Ravelry Group Events Craft Cook Read Repeat Podcast with Monica and Cortney- Summer Bingo starts end of May. Check out their website #CCRRsummerbingo2021 Bingo card can be found saved to Stories Highlights in their Instagram account. Knit Girllls Stash Dash May 28-August 31. Check out their website for more details.   They will be hosting the event on Discord this year. Vogue Virtual Knitting Live– July 15-18. September 9-12, 2021. October 7-10, 2021. November 11-14, 2021 Tour de Fleece. Saturday June 26 through Sunday July 18, 2021 Ravelry Link Fiberworld July 21-25, 2021. Click here for their website. 2020 Summer Olympics will begin on Friday, July 23, 2021 Contest, News & Notes Want to see my June FOs for Stash Dash? Check out this video on the Down Cellar Studio YouTube Channel Tune in to see my unboxing of the July Yarnable Subscription Box Yarnable will likely open again to new subscribers in August 2021 Get $5 off with coupon code BOSTONJEN Considering subscribing? Please consider using my Affiliate Link My new Millie Margaret shawl design is in test knitting now. Stay tuned. Sign up for email newsletter to get the best intro discount code. Want to get ready? You’ll need about 100g of self striping and 30g of a coordinating tonal/solid. Life in Focus I am not participating in Plastic Free July this year but tune in for a bit about what I think about the challenge and how you can make some changes in your life if that’s interesting to you! Check out the Plastic Free July thread in the Down Cellar Studio Podcast Ravelry Group For more, check out Episode 107 of the Sustainable(ish) Podcast On a Happy Note Dan is healing well after knee surgery. I was diagnosed with Lyme 2 days later (not so happy) but the silver lining is that there hasn’t been much sun to avoid while I’m on these nasty antibiotics. We had a super fun Tuesday night/post-4th raincheck night pool night. Hattie, Garret and Millie went swimming then snuggling on the couch after dinner. Ice cream bars from Dairy Queen. Buster Bar with peanuts! Better than I remember which I think is rare when remembering things from childhood. I worked with Eme to get in her papers to complete her second semester of college. Maggie, Our friend’s daughter painted a deer for us to hang in our dining room! Yarn swap with the Between Knits and Purls Ravelry Group: Merry Everything and Happy Always! Quote of the Week “I may not be where I want to be but I’m thankful for not being where I used to be.” ― Habeeb Akande Thank you for tuning in! Contact Information: Check out the Down Cellar Studio Patreon! Ravelry: BostonJen & Down Cellar Studio Podcast Ravelry Group Instagram: BostonJen1 YouTube: Down Cellar Studio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/downcellarstudio Sign up for my email newsletter to get the latest on everything happening in the Down Cellar Studio Check out my Down Cellar Studio YouTube Channel Knit Picks Affiliate Link Bookshop Affiliate Link Music -“Soft Orange Glow” by Josh Woodward. Free download: http://joshwoodward.com/
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    Episode 211: Happy Dance & Happy Notes

    1:00:37

    Thank you for tuning in to Episode 211 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 From the Armchair Crafty Adventures KAL News Events Contest, News & Notes On a Happy Note Quote of the Week Shout out to Ultimate Insider Patrons: Beth, Luanne, Kathy, Candy & Theresa Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Recalibrate Top Pattern: Recalibrate Top by Shana Cohen (test knit) Needles: US 8 Yarn: 2 Skeins of Teal Torch Knits in colorways: Charcoal & Dowager Countess. Goosey Fibers Goosey Sock in the Scarecrow Colorway, MadelineTosh Tosh Sock in the Birch Grey Colorway Ravelry Project Page I knit size 5; full length. Check out my almost-done Happy Dance Video from Instagram. Modifications: I changed the striping sequence for the left & right body. For my size I was supposed to do 2 garter ridges per color striping all the way across the body. Instead I did: 7 repeats of the 2-garter ridge stripes (7 each of cream + gray) 7 repeats of 1 garter ridge stripes (7 each of cream + gray). Split hem: Front: Picked up 4 sts from each side panel plus the front stitches. Knit 18 rows (9 garter ridges). Back: Picked up 5 stitches from each side panel plus the back stitches. Knit 22 rows (11 garter ridges). For the edging on split hem section, I started and ended each RS row with (k1, s1pw wyif, k1). I started and ended each WS row with (s1pw wyif, k1, s1pw wyif). Pattern is available for pre-sale now $8.00. Click here for Ravelry Link. Click here for PayHip Link. This pattern is available for presale. Save 20% with code SUMMER. Dragonboat Christmas Socks Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Yarn: Knit Picks Felici Dragonboat (self striping), Minis from Holly Press Fibers for Cuff. Heel & Toe in Twisted Owl Fiber Studios in the Poison Ivy colorway Ravelry Project Page 268.7 meters for Stash Dash Alien Knight & His Horse Pattern: Princess & Knight by Silvia Usón (~$4.25 pattern on Etsy– English & Spanish) Yarn: Knit Picks Brava in Black, Alfalfa (green), Midnight Heather (Navy) & Big Twist Twinkle (Silver) Hook: C (2.75 mm) Safety Eyes from 6060 on Etsy. My Ravelry Project Page 46 meters for Stash Dash Hydrangea Stripes Blanket #2 Pattern: Hydrangea Stripes Blanket by Lucy of Attic24 (free crochet blanket)- Ravelry Link. Website link. My Ravelry Project Page Hook: I (Cast on with K hook) Yarn: Vanna’s Choice in Shadow Ombre, Orion Blue, Burgundy & Sea glass, Sprightly Acrylic Worsted in Suede & Big Twist Soft in Rose & Charcoal I cast on 86 to make this blanket smaller than my last one. I followed the border instructions in the pattern. 3 rounds of a spike stitch: gray, pink, gray, then I did a round of HDC in the gray. Love the look! About 39 inches squares before border.  1,149 meters for Stash Dash Stash Dash total to date: 4,891 meters. Click here to see my Spreadsheet Tracker.  On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Fibernymph Dye Works Shetland Spin Three 2 oz braids of natural Shetland Ravelry Project Page Onto the 3rd 2oz braid (the darkest of the 3 shades) Solid Granny Square Blanket 2021 Edition Yarn: fingering weight scraps Hook: D (3.25mm) Pattern: Solid Granny Square by Lullaby Melodia- Find this pattern on Ravelry or directly on the Lullaby Lodge website My Ravelry Project Page I ripped out the color squares I could salvage from last summer’s blanket and made some new ones too. Not in Kansas Anymore Socks Yarn: Agirlandherwool Sock in the Not In Kansas Anymore Colorway.  Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams Ravelry Project Page Happy Birthday Socks Yarn: Freckled Whimsy Serendipity Sock Yarn in the Happy Birthday Colorway. Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams My Ravelry Project Page Paton’s Rainbow Stripes Yarn: Paton’s Kroy in the Rain  Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams I finished first sock with Jen from the Commuter Knitter Podcast  who needed some motivation to make the second of her Blue Stripe Ragg Patons socks. We talked about these on our Crafty Chat on my YouTube Channel. Brainstorming Another crochet blanket. Another Recalibrate Top. I’d like to cast on something with the Tequila Sunrise Cheviot that I spun last summer from Blueberry Chick Yarn (click here for my Ravelry Project Page). 473 yards. crochet shawl maybe? Let me know if you have any suggestions. From the Armchair Listening to The Midnight Library by Matt Haig- Amazon Affiliate Link. Bookshop Affiliate Link Crafty Adventures I did just a little bit of painting with the girls. I’ll include a few minutes of audio after the music if you want to tune in.  KAL News Splash Pad- May 28 through July 31 Check out the Splash Pad ’21 Sponsors Rules, sponsor list and so much more can be found on the Splash Pad ’21 landing page on my website Sign up here. Splash Pad Ravelry Links: Start Here Thread Mark it Monday Thread Poolside Chat Thread 4th of July Challenge posted in Ravelry Group In this episode- I shared the details of the 4th of July Challenge. Details on my website & on Ravelry. I announced a bunch of Participation Winners. If you won- please reach out to me via Ravelry or email. Events Craft Cook Read Repeat Podcast with Monica and Cortney- Summer Bingo starts end of May. Check out their website #CCRRsummerbingo2021 Bingo card can be found saved to Stories Highlights in their Instagram account. Knit Girllls Stash Dash May 28-August 31. Check out their website for more details.   They will be hosting the event on Discord this year. Vogue Virtual Knitting Live– July 15-18. Tour de Fleece. Saturday June 26 through Sunday July 18, 2021 Ravelry Link Fiberworld July 21-25, 2021. Click here for their website.  2020 Summer Olympics will begin on Friday, July 23, 2021 Contest, News & Notes I learned about the Woolly Wishes organization on Episode 39 of the WeCrochet Podcast  They provide Syrian families with warm clothing items, toys, and blankets among other things. Check out the link above for more details about where in California to mail handmade items that they will deliver to the Syrian refugee camps. On a Happy Note Oisin and Will’s birthday sleepover. Seeing fireflies in the driveway! Will’s soccer game and Riley’s softball game. Hattie, Aila and Emelyn’s dance recital. Great pool day for Father’s Day. Hair color (for me) and cuts for Mom & me. Oisin’s birthday at the beach! Sleepover with all 5 girls. blanket forts. manicures, making pancakes and muffins, painting, video games. barbies and most of them were only with us for about 15 hours!  Quote of the Week In order to complete our amazing life journey successfully, it is vital that we turn each and every dark tear into a pearl of wisdom, and find the blessing in every curse. – Anthon St. Maarten    Thank you for tuning in! Contact Information: Check out the Down Cellar Studio Patreon! Ravelry: BostonJen & Down Cellar Studio Podcast Ravelry Group Instagram: BostonJen1 YouTube: Down Cellar Studio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/downcellarstudio Sign up for my email newsletter to get the latest on everything happening in the Down Cellar Studio Check out my Down Cellar Studio YouTube Channel Knit Picks Affiliate Link Bookshop Affiliate Link Music -“Soft Orange Glow” by Josh Woodward. Free download: http://joshwoodward.com/
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    Episode 210: Summer Fun Begins!

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    Thank you for tuning in to Episode 210 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. This week’s segments included: Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins From the Armchair Some Years Later Crafty Adventures 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 & Knit Style Yarns Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Freewheeler Sweater Pattern: Freewheeler by Kristen Finlay (Ravelry Link) $11 AUD (~$9 US) Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) Yarn (held double): Holiday Yarns FlockSock (Badger Black Colorway); CeCe’s Wool Yarn Baby! 1120 yards fingering weight Superwash Merino (Cherries Jubilee Colorway) Ravelry Project Page I knit the size 42. I decreased every row towards the end of the decrease section. I went down 2 sizes for ribbing US 5.   2,048 meters for Stash Dash Playhouse Scrappy Socks Pattern: OMG Socks by Megan Williams Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Yarn: Knit Picks Felici in Playhouse colorway + other leftovers of Felici My Ravelry Project Page Check out my Knit Picks Affiliate Link if you want to purchase some Felici Yarn Felici Colorways used: Ribbit Playhouse Witch’s Brew Currant Mood Beyond the wall Used 66g of yarn- 262 meters Stash Dash Total as of this recording: 2,311 meters Click here for a link to the spreadsheet I’m using to track my Stash Dash Meters. On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Recalibrate Top Pattern: Recalibrate Top by Shana Cohen (test knit) Find Shana on Instagram. Needles: US 8 Yarn: 2 Skeins of Teal Torch Knits in colorways: Charcoal & Dowager Countess. Goosey Fibers Goosey Sock in the Scarecrow Colorway, MadelineTosh Tosh Sock in the Birch Grey Colorway Ravelry Project Page Fibernymph Dye Works Shetland Spin Three 2 oz braids of natural Shetland Ravelry Project Page Onto the 3rd 2oz braid (the darkest of the 3 shades) Candy Color Socks Yarn: Regia 4 ply in Colorway 01160 Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm) Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams Ravelry Project Page CO 60 sts. 2×2 rib. Reduced down to 56 after heel. Dragonboat Christmas Socks Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Yarn: Knit Picks Felici Dragonboat (self striping), Minis from Holly Press Fibers for Cuff. Heel & Toe in Twisted Owl Fiber Studios in the Poison Ivy colorway Ravelry Project Page I made two 25g balls that each had 16 stripes. I need about 9 stripes for foot (before toe) based on other Felici socks. Aim for 7 stripes on leg.  All but toe of second sock is done. So close.  Solid Granny Square Blanket 2021 Edition Yarn: fingering weight scraps Hook: D (3.25mm) Pattern: Solid Granny Square by Lullaby Melodia- Find this pattern on Ravelry or directly on the Lullaby Lodge website My Ravelry Project Page Made maybe 10 new squares completed recently. Ripped out color squares from last summer’s blanket. Not in Kansas Anymore Socks  Yarn: Agirlandherwool Sock in the Not In Kansas Anymore Colorway.  Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams Ravelry Project Page Happy Birthday Socks  Yarn: Freckled Whimsy Serendipity Sock Yarn in the Happy Birthday Colorway.  Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams My Ravelry Project Page Hydrangea Stripe #2 Pattern: Hydrangea Stripes Blanket by Lucy of Attic24 (free crochet blanket)- Ravelry Link. Website link. My Ravelry Project Page Hook: I (Cast on with K hook) Yarn: Vanna’s Choice in Shadow Ombre, Orion Blue, Burgundy & Sea glass, Sprightly Acrylic Worsted in Suede & Big Twist Soft in Rose & Charcoal Cast on 86. From the Armchair Finished reading: The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt- Amazon Affiliate Link. Bookshop Affiliate Link. Finished reading: Anxious People by Fredrik Backman  Recommended by Mara.  Bookshop Affiliate Link. Amazon Affiliate Link Re-listening to: The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab. Bookshop Affiliate Link, Amazon Affiliate Link Some Years Later Last June I used some Lion Brand Re-up in rainbow colors plus gray and Black to make a fun Mason Jar Cozy. We use it all the time but with washing and nearly daily use it could probably stand to be replaced. Ravelry Project Page 2 years ago I finished up a scrappy hexagon blanket that I later gifted to friend and co-worker Lauren for her baby girl, Meadow. I still see her posting pics of her daughter using it. Ravelry Project Page Basic Crochet Hexagon Pattern from Make and Do Crew Website Joining Hexagon YouTube Video Crafty Adventures Punch Needle Kit with pattern by Teresa Kogut Pattern: PN165- For Ewe Link to purchase pattern only on Etsy for $12. I purchased my complete kit from Tree House Fiber Arts. Click here for their website. Kit included: 7″/9″ Morgan hoop, weavers cloth, floss, Ultra Punch Needle, Needle threaders, pattern, instructions. Kits no longer available but Rachel does have double hoop, pattern and the punch needle in stock. Helpful resources: YouTube Videos by the Woolery & Kate Gillery Took Mom’s advice and separated out whole skeins of embroidery floss into the 3 strands I needed and put them on bobbins. From there I could load my punch needle and keep going until I decided to cut instead of running out of floss and having to thread it again and again. Got through nearly all of the sheep!  In My Travels Dan & I enjoyed our first Tentrr experience. Site: Mauralou Farm in Rhode Island.  We had dinner in Westport MA at the Back Eddy Restaurant. KAL News Splash Pad- May 28 through July 31 Check out the Splash Pad ’21 Sponsors Rules, sponsor list and so much more can be found on the Splash Pad ’21 landing page on my website Sign up by filling out this Google Form Splash Pad Ravelry Links: Start Here Thread Mark it Monday Thread Pool Party Prep- Chat Thread Events Craft Cook Read Repeat Podcast with Monica and Cortney- Summer Bingo starts end of May. Check out their website #CCRRsummerbingo2021 Bingo card can be found saved to Stories Highlights in their Instagram account. Knit Girllls Stash Dash May 28-August 31. Check out their website for more details.   They will be hosting the event on Discord this year. Vogue Virtual Knitting Live– June 10-13, July 15-18. Tour de Fleece. Saturday June 26 through Sunday July 18, 2021 Ravelry Link Fiberworld July 21-25, 2021. Click here for their website.  2020 Summer Olympics will begin on Friday, July 23, 2021 Fiberworld July 21-25! Contest, News & Notes Check out my Yarnable June Subscription Box Unboxing on YouTube Stay tuned for an upcoming Craft chat with Beth, MDQuilter on my Down Cellar Studio YouTube Channel Life in Focus I talked about how I planned for and successfully navigated a really intense work week! On a Happy Note During the first weekend of June we had Hattie and Oisin for a sleepover. Starte d the weekend with a surprise school pick up for Hattie & taking her out for ice cream.  We enjoyed our nephew Will’s confirmation + picnic by the beach after.  Getting 4 days in a row with my dear friend Kim.  Listening to audiobooks with Dan. Swap box from my Merry Everything and Happy Always Swap Partner in the Between Knits & Purls Ravelry Group Can’t wait to open each day in July! Birthday Flowers + puzzle from Dan Quote of the Week Action may not always bring happiness, but there is no happiness without action. “― William James Thank you for tuning in! Contact Information: Check out the Down Cellar Studio Patreon! Ravelry: BostonJen & Down Cellar Studio Podcast Ravelry Group Instagram: BostonJen1 YouTube: Down Cellar Studio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/downcellarstudio Sign up for my email newsletter to get the latest on everything happening in the Down Cellar Studio Check out my Down Cellar Studio YouTube Channel Knit Picks Affiliate Link Bookshop Affiliate Link Music -“Soft Orange Glow” by Josh Woodward. Free download: http://joshwoodward.com/
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    Episode 209: Sweaters, Socks, Sleepovers & Splash Pad!

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    Thank you for tuning in to Episode 209 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. Full show notes with photos can be found on my website. This week’s segments included: On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Brainstorming From the Armchair Crafty Adventures In my Travels KAL News Events On a Happy Note Quote of the Week Thank you to this episode’s sponsors: Cookie & Bees, Knitters Brewing Co, Geektastic Fibers On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Freewheeler Sweater Pattern: Freewheeler by Kristen Finlay (Ravelry Link) $11 AUD (~$8.35 US) Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) Yarn (held double): Holiday Yarns FlockSock (Badger Black Colorway); CeCe’s Wool Yarn Baby! 1120 yards fingering weight Superwash Merino (Cherries Jubilee Colorway) Ravelry Project Page Playhouse Scrappy Socks Pattern: OMG Socks by Megan Williams Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Yarn: Knit Picks Felici My Ravelry Project Page Knit Picks Affiliate Link Felici Colorways used: Ribbit Playhouse Witch’s Brew Currant Mood Beyond the wall Not in Kansas Anymore Socks Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams Yarn: agirlandherwool sock in the Not in Kansas Anymore colorway Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Ravelry Project Page Deschain Pattern Deschain by Leila Raven Needles:: US 9 (5.5 mm) Yarn. Rowan Creative Linen. Colorway 00624- Gray. Size: Smallest (54 1/4 in bust) Calls for 16-22″ positive ease. I should have around 19″ Modification: added 1 lace repeat to the front of the top Ravelry Project Page Fibernymph Dye Works Shetland Spin Three 2 oz braids of natural Shetland Currently spinning on the 3rd 2oz braid (the darkest of the 3 shades) Ravelry Project Page I shared how our Patreon Community is doing a challenge in May that’s helping me with this. Check out my Patron options here.  Recalibrate Top Pattern: Recalibrate Top by Shana Cohen (test knit) Needles: US 8 Yarn: 2 Skeins of Teal Torch Knits in colorways: Charcoal & Dowager Countess. Goosey Fibers Goosey Sock in the Scarecrow Colorway, MadelineTosh Tosh Sock in the Birch Grey Colorway Ravelry Project Page Brainstorming My Cozy Classic Raglan (Ravelry Project Page) is too big in the arm holes. Think that was the original issue not the length. May rip it all out and use yellow MCN for something else. It’s too scrumptious to sit in the closet Alien Knight + Horse for Oisin- Ravelry Link to Pattern. Click here to view my Google Spreadsheet for Stash Dash Brainstorming & Tracking WIPs/FOs From the Armchair The Knitting Pickle Podcast with Penrose Knits on YouTube. Check out the channel here.  Thank you to Jessica & Karen of the Make Good Podcast. They sponsored the Designer Panel I spoke on with Indie Untangled last weekend. They talked about some of the designers on Episode 27. Link here. Finished Books (spoiler alert- I recommend them all): Steal Like an Artist by Austin Kleon- Bookshop Affiliate Link. Amazon Affiliate Link. Show Your Work by Austin Kleon. Bookshop Affiliate Link. Amazon Affiliate Link. Amazon Affiliate Link. Keep Going by Austin Kleon. Bookshop Affiliate Link. The Four Winds by Kristin Hannah. Bookshop Affiliate Link. Amazon Affiliate Link. Crafty Adventures Punch Needle Kit with pattern by Teresa Kogut Pattern: PN165- For Ewe Link to purchase pattern only on Etsy for $12. I purchased my complete kit from Tree House Fiber Arts. Click here for their website. Kit included: 7″/9″ Morgan hoop, weavers cloth, floss, Ultra Punch Needle, Needle threaders, pattern, instructions. Kits no longer available but Rachel does have double hoop, pattern and the punch needle in stock. Helpful resources: YouTube Videos by the Woolery & Kate Gillery Crafting with Hattie: Watercolors. coloring with crayons. We sewed up holes in Dave’s seams and added more stuffing. Oisin won him at the arcade sleepover in 2014. Still one of his favorites. Check out this vlog video for some of that! I did some visible mending on some of Mom’s socks. This book was handy (I borrowed it from my local library for a bit) Mending with Love : creative repairs for your favorite things by Noriko Misumi Bookshop Affiliate Link . Amazon Affiliate Link. In My Travels We recently spent a weekend away in Orange MA at a cottage rented through AirBnB on Lake Mattawa. Breweries we visited: Element Brewing: not our favorite Pioneer Valley Brewery: enjoyed their Double Features Brewery at Four Star Farms: most beautiful brewery we’ve ever been to. Growing hops all around tap room. Enjoyed their Bine Cutter New England IPA KAL News Splash Pad- May 28 through July 31 Check out the Splash Pad ’21 Sponsors Rules, sponsor list and so much more can be found on the Splash Pad ’21 landing page on my website Sign up by filling out this Google Form Kick Off Weekend: Friday May 28- Sunday May 30th. Click here for the Google Doc that contains the schedule. Heads up, 7p-9p Zoom -Knit Night with BostonJen (Patrons only; sign up for Patreon by clicking here) Splash Pad Ravelry Links: Start Here Thread Mark it Monday Thread Pool Party Prep- Chat Thread Events Craft Cook Read Repeat Podcast with Monica and Cortney- Summer Bingo starts end of May. Check out their website Use #CCRRsummerbingo2021 on Instagram Bingo card can be found saves to Stories Highlights in their Instagram account. Knit Girllls Stash Dash May 28-August 31. Stay tuned to their website for more details.    Vogue Virtual Knitting Live– June 10-13, July 15-18. Tour de Fleece. Saturday June 26 through Sunday July 18, 2021 Ravelry Link Fiberworld July 21-25, 2021. Click here for their website. On a Happy Note Getting to interact with our youngest niece, Gabriella. Live streaming Riley’s dance competition New eyeglasses! Hattie and Oisin’s sleepover! Selfies with Hattie- “no not like that!” with the filters Visiting with my friend Laura down the Cape. So much fun with our Project 465 in May with Patreon group! Thankful to so many of you who signed up recently! Check out the Down Cellar Studio Patreon! Quote of the Week “Some things are better off ignored than attacked. Attention is the oxygen of conflict. When you fight a problem, you breathe life into it. When you starve a problem of your attention, you suffocate it. In a surprising number of cases, the way to solve a problem is to ignore it.” -James Clear Thank you for tuning in! Contact Information: Check out the Down Cellar Studio Patreon! Ravelry: BostonJen & Down Cellar Studio Podcast Ravelry Group Instagram: BostonJen1 YouTube: Down Cellar Studio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/downcellarstudio Sign up for my email newsletter to get the latest on everything happening in the Down Cellar Studio Check out my Down Cellar Studio YouTube Channel Knit Picks Affiliate Link Bookshop Affiliate Link Music -“Soft Orange Glow” by Josh Woodward. Free download: http://joshwoodward.com/

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