Episode 16- Thrice as Nice

Thanks for listening to Episode 16! I was so happy to have Ryan and Kim join me for a couple segments on this episode!


On the Needles


Milk Run Shawl– on hold right now after Kim found 1 extra stitch on one side. Its in time out for now.


Color Affection Shawl: finally in section 3!
Used Cat Bordhi’s YouTube video on short rows to help get me started.


Puffy Basketweave Baby Blanket
Continuing work on her first hat which is a pattern she’s improvising on her own.

Off the Needles

Natural Cables Throw– check out Kim’s FO photo. This afghan is beautiful!


2 Bow Headbands- free pattern by Beth Postelwait. 
Version 1: sky blue 
Version 2: purple notes on pattern page to indicate mods to make this child’s size.

Odd Ends Cuff– free pattern by Carina Spencer

Great first project if you want to learn: i-cord cast on, mattress stitch, linen stitch.

Finished washcloth #7

In My Travels

Kim, Ryan and I talked about our adventures during the Greater Boston Yarn Crawl on Friday 9/28/12

First stop: JP Stitch & Knit

  • Jen bought some Cascade 220 Superwash. Ryan bought some gorgeous fabric remnants
  • We met Virginia Fitzgerald– fiber artist- who was absolutely lovely! All three of us did some stitches on her current fiber art.

We had dinner at Canary Square in JP- delicious! Try some white sangria while you’re there. We enjoyed it very much.

Second stop: Stitch House in Dorchester

  • Jen bought:Mirasol Yarn2 skeins each- pink, orange, turquoise, lime and off-white3 Amy Butler fabric remnants, a shawl pin, some wooden buttons and free sewing magazines

  • Ryan & Kim bought: Classic Elite Yarns- Mountain Top Chalet in kit containing multiple colors to make the Coors Cowl, a pattern supplied by the Stitch House



  • Kim: 3 skeins of Malabrigo to make a cowl



  • Ryan: Amy Butler fabric remnants


From the Armchair

  • I’ve been listening to the Robinznest podcast hosted by Robin, a member of the Down Cellar Studio Ravelry Group. Link: Robinznest Knits Blog
  • And I’ve enjoyed watching Craft Stash with Kim C. I’m really enjoying Kim’s show! (Thank you to Kim for creating a new logo for the Down Cellar Studio Podcast!)

Life in Focus

  • This week I talked about ideas for an engagement photo shoot. Notes on this segment and more photo examples coming in a separate post. 



  • The first ever Down Cellar Studio Knit-a-Long is in progress! 32 finished objects when last I checked! You guys are just rocking this. Keep up the great work!
  • Upcoming Local Events:
    • Stitches East  October 11-14
    • NY Sheep and Wool in Rhinebeck October 20 & 21st
      • Podcaster Meet-up is official. We’ll be meeting up on Saturday at 1p on the Hill near the entrance where the Ravelry Meet-up is usually held.
      • Feel free to come and say hi. I’ve ordered buttons with the new show logo so if you see me anywhere at Rhinebeck, ask for a button! :)


Crafty Adventures


Work in the studio continues. Dan and I picked out marine plywood to use for my counter tops. Dan made the cuts and put the counter in place. It still needs to be sanded, stained and sealed.

On a Happy Note

  • I started teaching my best friend Kris to knit! She’s cast on and done the knit stitch, and she’s a pro! So happy to share one of my favorite crafts with my very best friend!

Thanks to all of those who have contacted me and a special thanks to all of you who have left iTunes reviews in the last month!

I’ll be back in 2 weeks.
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