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Episode 10- Double Digits

Thanks everyone for listening! Its great to be back from vacation and podcasting again!

This Week’s Segments Include:
On the Needles
Off the Needles
Brainstorming
From the Armchair
In My Travels
Life in Focus
Events
On a Happy Note
Knitting in Passing
A Contest
Quote of the Week

On the Needles


Off the Needles

 

 


Brainstorming

  • Can’t wait to cast on the Color Affection Shawl by Veera Valimaki
  • Ordered Berrocco Alpaca Fine yarn from Webs before vacation
  • I think I’ll be using #1285 Oceanic Mix, #1294 Turquoise Mix and #1207 gray
  • Promised myself I’d wait until I finish the left sleeve of my Rocky Coast Cardigan before I cast this on though….


From the Armchair

Book review of “The Crafter’s Guide to Taking Great Photos” by Heidi Adnum

 

  • I think there’s a lot of great information in this book. Some of it is a little basic, but that will depend on your current skill level.
  • Great eye-candy and inspiration for different backgrounds, angles, color combinations, styling.
  • Fantastic resource if you’re looking to start an etsy shop or website of your own, but still applicable if you’re a crafter who wants better photos of your own work for personal use and enjoyment.
  • I’d definitely recommend you check this out one out!


In My Travels

Dan and I had a wonderful time with his family in New Smyrna Beach FL.

  • I highly recommend the movie Ted (if you’re ok with some bad language and some raunchy subject matter)
  • We enjoyed the Coke Zero 400 at Daytona International Speedway
  • Shopping at Bealls


Life in Focus

 

  • Focus this week is on Tips for Vacation Photos
    • If you have a DSLR and a point and shoot- bring them both! You won’t regret it.
    • Try to get some photos in the evening. the bright summer sun can be tricky- waiting until later in the day  might work better- even if it just means that your subjects won’t be squinting.Other tips details with an example in each shot below:

 

 

Events

Get ready for the Ravellenic Games [AKA do as I say, not as I do]!

Join me on Team Sasquatch!!


On a Happy Note

Looking to learn more about short rows? Check out this free Craftsy Class on Short Row Shaping by Carol Feller! Can’t beat FREE!

Knitting in Passing

 

  • I took my knitting to the Coke Zero 400 Nascar Race in FL, on the trains and planes I’ve traveled on and to the Beach!!
  • Why do some people stare SO intently but never speak to us knitters? Does this happen to you? What do you think about it or what have you done in similar situations?

 

A Contest

Help me support my friend and a really great cause! I have a good friend, Claire, who is riding in the Pan Mass Challenge. Along with 5,500 other cyclists, Claire will travel one of 11 routes, logging between 25 and 190 miles over one or two days, through 46 Massachusetts cities and towns. Their collective goal is to raise $36 million for cancer research and treatment at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund and bring the organization’s 33-year fundraising total to more than $374 million


The PMC donates 100% of every rider-raised dollar to Dana-Farber Cancer Institute through its Jimmy Fund.
To be eligible to win, please donate (minimum $1) to Claire’s fundraising efforts by the end of the day on 8/3.Send me your donation confirmation to downcellarstudio@gmail.com and you’ll be entered to win.

To Donate Click Here

I will announce the winners when I record on Thursday August 9th.

We will have 6 winners this time around (and if we’re getting a lot of entries by the next time I podcast, I’ll up the ante and throw in some more prizes!):


Quote of the Week
Arrange whatever pieces come your way- Virginia Woolf



Thanks for listening! Talk to you in 2 weeks!

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