This episode was recorded in sunny, warm Clearwater, Florida!
On the Needles
- Yummy Mummy Mitts– only slight progress. Looking forward to longer spring days and the extra daylight to get these finished.
- Cabled Baby Blanket– I’ve spent most of the past couple weeks working on the Baby Cable Blanket. Looking forward to finishing this up so I can gift it!
- Rocky Coast Cardigan I hit a snag in the Rocky Coast Cardigan only because I didn’t realize there was an update to the modification that was published. Back on track now and proud to say I’ve done my first spit splice!
In My Travels
Then from Monday through Saturday I visited my grandmother in Clearwater, FL. During the week my cousin Meagan came to visit (love this shot of us in the pool- really cool angle, don’t you think?), and we visited with some other friends and family! Fun, sun and relaxation. Exactly what I needed!
A second bounty of yarn that’s actually a WIP. I’m hoping to be able to salvage some of these actual stitches and create something that’s both useable and special!
Any advice or tips on doing commissioned work? I’d love to hear from you- come join the discussion in the Down Cellar Studio Podcast Group and join our little group if you haven’t already.
Project #1 for the Down Cellar Studio Collage Wall- Yarn Wrapped Letter
Took far more yarn than I thought it would- nearly all of a 223 yard skein of Patton’s Classic Wool and maybe 40 minutes with of time. I burnt my thumb on the glue gun and my fingers were raw from the roughness of the wool- but it came out great. And I love that its the very first yarn I bought for knitting. So now it will always have prominent place in my crafting environment.
Now I just have to find a real home for it in the studio! For now its doing a bit of wandering to see where it feels at home…
On a Happy Note
You Can’t Stop the Beat– from HairSpray the Musical. The version I enjoy (from my Zumba class is the one from Glee)
I Like How Feels– Enrique featuring Pitbull
From the Armchair
I highly recommend the TapRoot Magazine. Listen to the podcast to hear a review of this first edition and my connection to it.