Episode 56: For the Love of Rhinebeck

Thanks for tuning in to Episode 56!IMG_5585

This week’s segments included:
  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needles
  • Brainstorming
  • Events
  • In My Travels
  • Contests, News & Notes
  • On a Happy Note
Off the Needles
  • Yarn: Coloring Book Yarn- September color (self striping)
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5mm)
  • Pattern: OMG Heel socks by Megan Williams
On the Needles
Dark Side of the Moon Socks | Down Cellar Studio Podcast
  • Yarn: Self Striping from Stacie of Must Stash Yarn– grays with dark gray rainbow stripes! Love colors
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5mm)
  • Pattern: OMG Heel socks by Megan Williams
  • Until now I’ve mostly done afterthought heel socks, but I like the way OMG heel socks fit and they are easy to do (even on the go)
My first pair of handmade Christmas socks
  • Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight- Mill End
  • Cast on 64 stitches. A little big– going to make the leg taller so I can enjoy knitting on these longer
  • Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash (from stash)
  • Needles: US 5 (3.75mm)
  • Pattern: Savannah Chaps
  • Modifications: knit in the round. Did afterthought legs instead of sewing them on.
Brainstorming 

This week I talked about gift knitting. For more, check out these two blog posts:

Events
 Fall Shawl Style
  • Show us your shawls and post to Instagram using wearing #fallshawl style
  • Tune in to Episode 52 if you haven’t already
  • Knit-a-long that runs along the NFL football season. For any projects you complete between Sept 4 and Feb 2nd you’ll earn points which are used to give you entries in for fantastic prizes. There are opportunities to get more points along the way by using products from our awesome sponsors and for posting on instagram, getting others to participate in the KAL and things like that.
  • Check out this page for all of the details.

Goodreader class for knitters at The Stitch House on Sunday November 10 from 10-12. $20 If you’re local I’d love to teach you how to use this amazing iPad app to keep track of all of your knitting patterns.

In My Travels: RhinebeckMy Rhinebeck Roomies 2014Left on Friday for NY with three of my friends, Ryan, Nicole and Beverly. Stopped at a cute little restaurant in Danbury CT- Market Place. I enjoyed a yummy local IPA- Blue Point Brewing Company.IMG_9652

Went to dinner at Coppola’s on 9 in Poughkseepie. Kind of a weird environment but the food was delicious. I am picky about tomato sauce and it was good!

Saturday:

IMG_5555Some new friends showing me their beautiful Tan House Brook Shawls!

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  • 2 project bags from Tika Bags: Slick WristletIMG_9733IMG_9735
  • O Wash by O Wool: 100% organic Merino 400 yards in a gorgeous teal color for $16! wanted some last year but they were picked over by the time I found them on Sunday.IMG_9724
  • Gradient set from Fiber Optic- MCN base, 430 yards. Steampunk Colorway- grays into pumpkiny oranges! IMG_9730
  • Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock Lightweight. Mill End in a Christmasy Looking Colorway & Grimm Colorway (blue, green/teal and gray)IMG_9721 IMG_9700
  • Needlefelted Giraffe ornament for my niece AilaIMG_9732
Saturday Night Dinner at Market St. Restaurant. Great Burnt Venetian Martini.IMG_9686
Sunday: laid back. my favorite day.
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Contests, News & Notes
 

Check out the Kickstarter then come over to the Down Cellar Studio Ravelry Group and tell us which color way is your favorite. The winner will be drawn after 10/31. The prize is a one-of-a-kind skein of Twist Fiber Studio Arden Bulky in the “Faded Indigo” colorway. It’s a bulky weight Merino yarn, 140 yards – 100 grams.

Infinite Twist Contest 

Enter to win the Down Cellar Studio Custom Gradient and 2 patterns that the yarn can be used for: Log Cabin II (smaller version of the Log Cabin Shawl or the Gradient Carousel shawl (winner will receive both patterns). Infinite Twist | Down Cellar Studio Gradient

To be entered to win: go to Thread in the DCS Ravelry to check out the photo of the yarn and answer the prompt about what kind of bases you like (weight + fiber content) and what color in the Infinite Twist Helix color card you like best.

News:

  • Maria Yarley designer behind eleganteconomyknits.com. Has a new pattern called the Graceful Pullover- Ravelry here. Donating post paypal & printing fees to a friend Bekah, a fellow knitter who recently lost her husband and needs financial support for she and her 4 children.
  • Wendy, sillyfru, host of the Sassy Pants Knitter Podcast has been diagnosed with hairy cell  leukemia. Here’s a link to her podcast group on Ravelry where you can find more information about how you can help support Wendy- or tune into this episode to hear from Wendy! Here’s a link to her Go Fund Me Page. Sending happy, healthy wishes your way, Wendy!!!
On a Happy Note
  • Overdrive app to download audio books to my iPhone
  • Having my niece and nephew sleepoverPhoto Oct 24, 8 58 44 PM Photo Oct 24, 9 12 50 PM Photo Oct 26, 11 01 33 AM
  • I’m starting a 4 week challenge at my gym on Monday
Thanks for listening! Don’t forget you can also find me here:
    • Ravelry: BostonJen
    • Instagram: BostonJen1

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