Episode 120: Crafting, Camp and Kayaking

Thank you for tuning in to Episode 120 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. This week’s segments included:
  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needles
  • Crafty Adventures
  • KAL News
  • Events
  • Contest, News & Notes
  • Life in Focus
  • On a Happy Note
  • Quote of the Week

Off the Needles

  • Yarn: Skeindalous Yarn in the Sophia Base (MCN) in the Wesley’s Sweater color way (
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams
  • 64 grams-  256.3 metersIMG_4055
  • Yarn: Bergere de France Goomy 50 in the Imprim Gris colorway
  • Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams
  • 69 grams-  296.5 metersIMG_4157
  • Yarn: Patons Kroy Stripes in the Eclipse Stripes Colorway
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams
  • 75 grams-  227.7 metersIMG_4315
My Stash Dash Total (as compared to last year)
Frankensocks #5 and #6
  • Yarn: sock yarn scraps
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan WilliamsIMG_4673 IMG_4647
  • Pattern: Granny Square Christmas Stockings from Family Circle Magazine 1977
  • Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Red, Everglade Heather and White
  • Hook: F (3.75 mm)IMG_4653

On the Needles

  • Pattern: Granny Square Christmas Stockings from Family Circle Magazine 1977
  • Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Red, Everglade Heather and White
  • Hook: F (3.75 mm)IMG_4694
  • Yarn: sock yarn scraps
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams
  • Yarn: White Birch Fiber Arts Merino/Nylon in the Nothing Says Screw You Like a Rainbow
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams
  • Garret asked for knee socks that are in two pieces. Worked top down two at a time on two different needles, magic loop. US 1.5. Navy Cuff (Cascade Heritage Sock), then rainbow. Cast on 52. A couple inches down I decreased by 4 to get to 48. Allow enough room for his calf.

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Crafty Adventures

  • Aila made a memory/memento box out of scrapbooking supplies and a photo calendarIMG_4581
  • Riley, Aila and Millie all made tulle tied flip flops: Here’s a link to a tutorial that is similar to what we did.IMG_4525
  • Aila painted some pottery at the South Shore Pottery ShopIMG_4596
  • I am nearly finished with my January-June Project Life Pages!

KAL News

  • Click here to find about more about this KAL.
  • Check out: Chat Thread & FO Thread 
  • The 12 Months to Christmas KAL is a craft-a-long that helps you prepare for the busy winter holiday season. Complete gift projects each month (or just in the months that you choose) so you don’t have to scramble in December. Find some cool new gift ideas, cheer each other on, and we’ll provide some motivation in the form of the potential to win prizes!
  • Declare a WIP from the first quarter of 2017 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.

4th Annual Pigskin Party KAL

Details Discussed on This Episode:

Events

Contest, News and Notes

I announced the winner of the Yeksa Shawl by Janine McCarty of the Yarn and Ewe Girl Podcast

Life in Focus

My September Plan: Learning 

  • I’m thinking about taking a Craftsy class, trying new knitting or crochet techniques, taking out some library books. Do you have any suggestions from me?

On a Happy Note

  • We saw America and 3 Dog Night at South Shore Music Circus.IMG_4088 IMG_4077
  • My friends came to visit for the weekend and we celebrated my grandmother’s birthday.IMG_4151
  • I enjoyed the Solar Eclipse, but even funnier is this video Total Eclipse of the Heart Literal Video.
  • I met up with some knitting friends at Slum Brew in Assembly Row Somerville. IMG_4504 IMG_4505
  • We’ve had lots of summer fun with the nieces and nephews. Sleepovers, crafts, dance camps etc!20170825-img_0214 20170825-img_0136 IMG_4637 IMG_4636 IMG_4634 20170825-img_0039
  • Dan and I kayaked the North River. The first half was amazing. The rest was a struggle but we survived! Ha!IMG_4640
  • The kids contracted lice and so kindly shared it with me. Sigh. If you ever have the misfortune, my recommendation is to go to a professional place like this instead of using the drugstore shampoos!
  • Signed up for hiit training for 4 weeks with my work friends. We survived!

Quote of the Week

“Happiness and misery consist in a progression towards better or worse; it does not matter how high up or low down you are, it depends not on this, but on the direction in which you are tending.”
— Samuel Butler
Bonus Audio from Riley, Aila, Millie and a little bit of Emelyn at the end of the episode. Our goodnights during our big sleepover and heading to Camp the next day!
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