Episode 101: My Own Backyard

Thank you for tuning in to Episode 101  of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. This week’s segments included:
Off the Needles
On the Needles
From the Armchair
Knitting in Passing
In my Travels
Contest, News & Notes
KAL News
Events
On a Happy Note
Quote of the Week
Thank you to this Episode’s Sponsors: Lilliput Yarn, Imagined Landscapes & One Geek to Craft Them All

Off the Needles

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Baby Ghost Ornaments for Halloween by Josephine Wu (free)
  • I made 2 which you can find here and here.
Little Friendly Ghost by Emily Michelle (free)
Distinctly Batty by Karissa Cole (free)
Batty (no specific pattern followed)- details in project page
Ninja (no specific pattern followed)- details in project page.
  • Garret- has since requested, white, green, red and blueimage
2 Kitties
  • You can find my project pages here and here.

For all of these stuffed animals- the eyes/noses came from 6060 on Etsy.

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  • Pattern: Smooth Operator Socks by Susan B Anderson
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Yarn: Regia Arnie & Carlos line Color #02459
  • Too short. Have to rip back. Should have tried on before decreasing for toe
  • Check out the details in my project page linked above.
  • If you’re interested in test knitting after this is tech edited, please reach out to me via email at downcellarstudio at gmail.comimg_5454-2

On the Needles

 
  • OMG Heel Sock Pattern
  • US 1.5 Needles
  • Yarn: Knitterly Things Vesper Sock Spring Sonata Colorway
  • First sock is done!
  • Yarn: Legacy Fiber Arts in the Steel Toes base. Colorway:  Sue Says So
  • Needles: US 1.5 for ribbing and US 2 for body
  • Pattern: None. Cast on 56 with US 1.5 needles.  Switch to US 2 after ribbing. Knit one inch then increased to 60 stitches. Planning to knit these about 15 inches long for Riley who is 8 years old.
  • Pattern: OMG heel by Megan Williams
  • Yarn: Wild Hare Fiber Studio Pinnacle Fingering in Hope Colorway
  • Needles- US 1 (2.25mm)
  • Pattern: Sunwalker by Melanie Berg
  • Yarn: Sun Valley Fibers MCS (Merino Cashmere Silk) Fingering in Kensington Colorway
  • Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm)
  • Planning to make it smaller than originally called for. Notes from this Ravelry Project Page as my guide.

From the Armchair

I talked a bit about some of my new favorite podcasts that you may want to check out:
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In this episode I reviewed: Filament No 1, Fall 2016 ebook
I think this is a beautiful collection and a nice value at $21 for 10 patterns. Click on the link above to see details or to get your own copy today!
To be eligible to win a copy, enter in this thread in our Ravelry Group.

Knitting in Passing 

In this segment, you’ll hear some audio from my nieces Riley (8) and Millie (4) from a car ride to dance class the other day.
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In My Travels 

Dan and I traveled to Sarasota, FL for a conference I attend through work. This year I received the company’s 2016 Voalte Innovation Award which was an honor.Voalte

We loved Surf Shack for their delicious variety of tacos.image
After the conference Dan and I enjoyed spending time with his cousins and his Aunt Nancy who gifted us these beautiful hand-quilted potholders.
Contest, News and Notes
 
News: My Own Backyard is now available on Ravelry!img_5496-2
  • Get your copy before 11/30 for half price $2.50. No coupon code needed. On 12/1, the price will go up to the normal price of $5.00
Enter to win a copy of the Dragon Sock Gradient Kit in the Titania Colorway from Dragonfly Fibers (the same yarn I used in the sample) and a copy of the pattern. Contest thread can be found here.
Contest:
Tune in to hear if you won a copy of the Grey Matters  ebook by Katya Frankel that I reviewed on Episode 100.
 

KAL News 

12 Months to Christmas KAL Prizes!
  • Amplitude Shawl pattern by Greg Cohoon
  • Skein of Worsted weight yarn from Tink Yarn in Lady Luck colorway
  • Project bag from Freckled Whimsey- navy with hearts. Good sock size. Removeable wristlet strap.
  • Ripple Ribbed Socks pattern by Susie White
Post your FO photo and details in the Big Bad Berg Along FO Thread in the Down Cellar Studio Podcast Ravelry Group
Prizes:
Pigskin Party
Our 3rd annual make-along hosted in the Down Cellar Studio Podcast Ravelry Group that runs during the NFL football season September 8- February 6th (Monday after Superbowl- you can knit and post photos on that last day) The more projects you finish, the more touchdowns and field goals you’ll score and the more points you earn. You can also increase your score by using products from our awesome sponsors or meeting other challenges and by recruiting new team members. The more points you have, the more entries you get for the prize drawings. We also have lots of prizes reserved for participation  on Ravelry and Instagram to keep it fun and light if you’re not a hardcore player.  You can participate in as much or as little as you like. In short- it’s 5 months of fun, chatter, some good healthy banter and of course PRIZES!
Pigskin Party ’16
  • Wondering what this crazy KAL is? Check out this page which gives you the best overview with all necessary links.
  • Check out the Rules but if you still have questions, come over to the Questions thread and ask. We’re happy to help.
  • Put your Name on the Roster then claim your spot in the End Zone Dance Thread
    • Continue to update this with all of the points you earn during the KAL
    • Check out our amazing sponsors.
    • Find the coupons here.
    • Some of our Pro Shop Level Sponsors will be creating exclusive items for Pigskin Party participants. They may come out at different times and will likely be limited in quantities, so keep your eyes on this Exclusive Items thread in the group for all the latest news
  • Scope out the prizes!
  • Don’t forget to use #DCSPigskinParty2016 on Instagram so we check out what you’re doing and you can be eligible for participation prizes.
  • Want to make sure you know the latest news about the Interceptions, swaps and other fun challenges throughout the Pigskin Party? Stay tuned to the Sidelines Games thread in the Ravelry Group.

Thank you to our Pro Shop Sponsors!

Key Details Mentioned in this Episode

Interceptions

Winners:
I announced the winners of the Plum Deluxe Interception and the October Huddle & Instagram Winners! Tune in to see if you won!

Events

On a Happy Note 

  • Meeting anne at knitting group- didn’t realize she lived so close. Test knit my Emelyn Mae got to see that in person.
  • Bag sent by Beautiful Syster : looks a lot like this oneimage
  • 5 year journal: I selected The Happiness Project One-Sentence Journal: A Five Year Record by Gretchen Rubin
  • Halloween!
  • Making butternut squash soup. Comfort food without a lot of calories. Roast butternut squash, onions, carrots. Can add other veggies. Added veg stock into oven so didn’t have to dirty another pan. left in oven at lowered temp. Immersion blender to blend up. 1 sp per serving (from the stock).image
  • Cousins visiting from FL
Quote of the Week
Success is the ability to do what has to be done when the motivation to do it is gone.
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Thank you for tuning in!
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