Episode 17- Garter Gets the Best of Me

Thanks for tuning into Episode 17

This Week’s Segments Included:

  • On the Needles
  • Off the Needles
  • Brainstorming
  • From the Armchair
  • Events
  • Crafty Adventures
  • On a Happy Note
  • Knitting in Passing
  • Quote of the Week

On the Needles

Off the Needles


  • Peeta: free garter stitch, short row shawl pattern- mixes worsted and fingering weight yarns on size 8s
  • Tony the monster from the book More KnitWits which I got from the library. The pattern is by Katie Boyette. Shown in blue and black stripes. Super cute. I can see my nephews liking him.
  • Boot Toppers- I’m contemplating just creating my own pattern. I figure I’ll measure the circumference of my upper calf, do a gauge swatch, and then just whip together a very basic ribbed and cabled pattern.

From the Armchair

  • Urban Forest Knits
    • 5 pattern collection in eBook by Judy Marples 
    • Definitely take a look at this pattern collection! It would be a great addition to your library.
    • Don’t forget that this eBook is one of the prizes available for the Sept/Oct section of our holiday KAL
  • Dishcloth Diva byDeb Buckingham
    • This book features 20 patterns. I mentioned a few of my favorites. Well worth a look. Dishcloths are quick easy knit, would be great for some holiday gift sets, and are a great palette cleanser!
    • This is available as an ebook through Cooperative Press for $9.95 US or you can get the book and ebook versions together for $15.95 plus shipping.

Events Knit-a-Long

  • The first ever Down Cellar Studio Knit-a-Long is in progress! We are up to 42 finished objects entered in Round 1 so far! Nearing the end of Round 1 so get those projects finished and entered before October 31st.
  • We have two Rounds of the KAL
    • Objects started on/after September 1st and finished by October 31st.
    • Objected started on/after November 1st and finished by December 31st.
  • Prizes be awarded by choosing using Random Number Generator at the end of each KAL.
  • Two prizes to announce so far for Round 1

NY Sheep and Wool in Rhinebeck October 20 & 21st · Podcaster Meet-up: Saturday at 1p on the Hill near the entrance in the same spot as the Ravelry Meet-up which will be from 12p-1p.

Podcasters Attending:

Maria- Subway Knits Podcast  Kristin- Yarngasm Podcast  Sharon- TVKnitting Podcast  Jen- Commuter Knitter Podcast  Jen- Down Cellar Studio Podcast  Karrie – Knit Purl Gurl Podcast  Lori- Happy Crafter 207 Podcast  Ellen and Jan from the TwinSet Design Podcast  Tammy- The Proverbial Knitter  Allison- Hollywood Knitter Podcast  Laura- Apocalyptic Diner Podcast  Emily from Watcha Swatchin Videocast  Carin- Round the Twist Videocast  Laura & Leslie- Knit Girllls Videocast  Kim- Craft Stash Videocast  Diane- Knitabulls Videocast  Aimee and Darren- Knitting in Circles Videocast  Amy & Megan- Stockinette Zombies Videocast  Jadee- Twisted Strands Videocast  Tina- Knitting Blooms Videocast  Carolyn- Girlfriends Knitting Videocast  Lisa- 90% Knitting Videocast  Kari & Sue- Two Tangled Skeins Videocast  Wendy & Sheila- Knit1HeartToo Videocast  Vicki- DragonflySoars Videocast  Kathryn & Michelle- 3 Stitches Videocast  Julia- Sticks & Stones Videocast  Melissa & Shawn- His & Hers Videocast  Stephanie- Knitting Samurai Plus 1 Videocast  Nicholette- 20 Minute Thrifty Knitter Videocast My podcast buttons came in the mail. I ordered them from Tiny Peach Buttons on Etsy- super reasonably priced and I love how they came out, so check out that seller if you’re in the market for some pins. Crafty Adventures

  • Last Saturday was woodchopping weekend at my house!
    • Boys- chop wood
    • Girls- made some food, sewing and knitting by the fire inside.
  • Fabric Pumpkin Tutorial

On a Happy Note

  • Fitting into smaller jeans (2 sizes smaller!) Hooray!

Quote of the Week

  • Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns.-George Eliot

I’ll be back again in 2 weeks- but in the meantime, feel free to reach out to me!

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