Episode 104: Gifting Galore!

Thank you for tuning in to Episode 104 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. This week’s segments included:
  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needles
  • Brainstorming
  • KAL News
  • Events
  • On a Happy Note
  • Quote of the Week
Thank you to this episode’s sponsor: Knits4Comfort

Off the Needles

  • Yarn: Bernat worsted weight
  • Hook: C (2.75 mm)
  • No pattern- details written up in project page linked aboveimg_7295
  • Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash
  • Hook: C (2.75 mm)
  • Pattern: Sylvie the Ballerina from Bubbles and Bongos on Easy (not available on Ravelry)img_7163
  • 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. 16 inches long for Riley who is 8 years old.img_6751
  • Yarn: madelinetosh vintage in Neon Peach Colorway (2 skeins)
  • Hook: I (5.5 mm)
  • Pattern: Triple Luxe Cowl free crochet pattern by Stephanie Jessica Lau
  • Chained about 175 sts. Followed pattern aside from cast on number.
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  • Yarn: Loops and Threads Impeccable Solids (worsted/aran acrylic yarn)
  • Hook: H
  • Pattern- improvised.img_7298
  • Yarn: Ross Farm Shetland 3 ply sport
  • Needles: US 8
  • Pattern: New design, half hex shape
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On the Needles

  • Yarn: Knit Picks Brava Worsted in White and Black
  • Needles: US 6 (4.0 mm)
  • Pattern: Little Waiting for Winter Mittens by Susan B Anderson
  • 8-12 year old size for Riley who is 8.
  • Yarn: Knit Picks Brava Worsted in White and Black
  • Hook: C (2.75mm)
  • Pattern: Penguin Amigurumi by  Mariska Vos-Bolmanimg_7294
  • Yarn: KFI Luxury Collection (MCN)
  • Needles: US 2 (2.75mm)
  • Pattern: OMG heelimg_7156
  • Yarn: Cascade Heritage Prints Color 26 Holidays
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG Heelimg_7265


I talked a bit about potential plans for 2017!
12 Months to Christmas KAL 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
  • WIPs Interception- still running– through 12/31
  • Mini Skein Interception- sponsored by Fibernymph Dye Works
    • Use one or more mini skeins to make a project from start to finish (adding to a cozy memories blanket won’t start). Must be a new cast-on and cast off.
    • Runs December 1- January 15th
    • Check out the threads for details- Chat Thread & FO Thread
  • January Interception- Sponsored by Knit Knight Designs
    • Small and Self Indulgent: check out the Chat Thread
    • Cast-on on/after January 1. Finish by January 31.
    • Create project 300 yards to less- that you plan to keep for yourself. Could be something to wear or something for your home. Anything that will be a bright spot in your life. Just tell us why it brings you joy to make/have etc.
    • Check out the threads for more details.


On a Happy Note

  • Kris and Aila in Miracle on 34th Street the Musicalimg_7129
  • Sitting by the Christmas treeimg_0270
  • Friends’ Christmas Parties!img_7173
  • Getting a new (to me) car!img_7271
  • Sending Christmas cards this year

Quote of the Week

From Miracle on 34th Street
“I’m not just a whimsical figure who wears a charming suit and affects a jolly demeanor, you know. I’m a symbol. I’m a symbol of the human ability to be able to suppress the selfish and hateful tendencies that rule the major part of our lives. If you can’t believe, if you can’t accept anything on faith, then you’re doomed to a life dominated by doubt.” -Kris Kringle
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2 thoughts on “Episode 104: Gifting Galore!

  1. Kim - cozycapecottage

    I was listening on my way in this morning and made a mental note to mention something about that KFI Luxury yarn. Such a pleasure to knit with, and super nice to wear, but it’s gonna pill like hell. I wore my pair with some shoes that fit well but a bit tight in the heel and they pilled so bad in those shoes. I still love them and wear them but I do try to be mindful of what shoes I wear them with. Not sure if Dan will be as careful….and if not, well then I guess a pair for you with your other skein!!

    1. downcellarstudio@gmail.com Post author

      Dan mostly wears ones like this when he gets home at night, in his LL Bean slippers which should help but I 100% know they’ll pill! :) I’m ready for it. And if they’re warm and pilly that’s still ok with me, but usually we do well with our sweater shaver… I have some too! Haven’t worn them yet! I need to get on that!


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