Episode 114: Chatting with Mom

Thank you for tuning in to Episode 114 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. This week’s segments included:
  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needles
  • Brainstorming
  • From the Armchair
  • Crafty Adventures
  • KAL News
  • Events
  • Contest, News & Notes
  • Life in Focus
  • On a Happy Note
  • Quote of the Week
Thank you to this episode’s sponsors: Knitters Brewing Company, Skeindalous Yarns and Pearl and Plum

Off the Needles

  • Pattern: Christmas Stockings to Knit and Crochet from Family Circle Magazine
  • Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Red, Everglade Heather and White
  • Hook: F (3.75 mm)
  • White cuff- 23 rounds. Increased one stitch on each edge a few rounds before finishing. Started round on left side of front. 20170521-IMG_8711

 On the Needles

  • Needles: US 3 (3.25 mmm)
  •  Yarn:  Ellen Cooper. Jenny base- 50/50 bamboo/cotton. Colorway is called Driftwood which is perfect for it- tans, grays, blips of peachy/pink. Variegated but almost tonal. Just enough variation for me.
  • Pattern: Donner by Elizabeth DohertyIMG_1461IMG_1090
Lots of Socks:

Gradient Angles ShawlIMG_1059

  • Pattern: Gradient Angles by Jan Hamby
  • Yarn: Infinite Twist

Worsted Weight Riley Rose ShawlIMG_1465Riley’s LegwarmersIMG_9901

Journey SweaterIMG_1467

I have some leftover crochet hearts from the garland I made for Aila.IMG_8387

Mom recently unearthed a few hand knitted and crocheted things from our past:

  • My baby blanket hand knit by Mom’s friend’s mother.IMG_1530
  • Granny Square Shrug. Here’s a photo of Riley wearing itIMG_1524
  • Sweaters made for my brother + me.
  • Mom sewed a set for my nursery- a diaper holder, dust ruffle and curtains (this is baby BostonJen)2017_05_29_14_49_48
  • Mom talked about how she and her friend made pillows from face cloths held together with yarn pulled through with a crochet hook. pillowWe found instructions here in case you’re curious.

    Image of a similar pillow we found online


Toy for Oisin in June- maybe one of these:
Will wants a Peregrine Falcon: found one in Spirit Animals Bookby Jessica Boyer available through Leisure Arts $9.99 download.

From the Armchair

KAL News

  • Declare a WIP from 2016 or earlier within the first 5 days of the month, posting a photo of it in the thread. Finish the project by the end of the month, update your post with your FO photo and you’ll be eligible to win a Ravelry downloadable pattern of your choosing up to $8.
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Virtual Events I’m looking forward to:

Contests News and Notes

Come over to the group to this thread to enter to win a copy of the Merrain MKAL pattern from Mary of Kino Knits. Tune in to hear about a coupon code available for this patternuntil 6/15/17.

Life in Focus

May Happiness Project: Try new tastes

On a Happy Note

  • Scanning with MomIMG_1346
  • Seeing Aila perform in The Little MermaidIMG_1392
  • Cleaning, yard work, picking out new railingsIMG_1514
  • Converting the hutch in our dining room for project storage (scrapbooking and model making)
  • Mom’s Happy Place: Her 3 Season Room at Lassonde Pool Pub is OPEN! Mom got new rugs and a cute new pillow (from Walmart)IMG_1525

Quote of the Week

“Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, harness your power to your passion. Honor your calling. Everybody has one. Trust your heart, and success will come to you.”
-Oprah Winfrey
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One thought on “Episode 114: Chatting with Mom

  1. Elena

    What a treat to listen to the latest podcast while I was driving from Boston to Woods Hole! I always learn something from your podcast and enjoy catching up with you and your adventures. Hope that summer will be fun and productive!


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