Episode 59: FO Parade

Thank you for tuning into Episode 59!

This week’s segments included

  • Off the Needles
  • Brainstorming
  • Events
  • Contests, News & Notes
  • On a Happy Note
  • Quote of the Week

Off the Needles

Turn a Square Hat for Danimage

  • Pattern: Turn a Square by Jared Flood (free)
  • Yarn: Malibrigo
  • Needles: US 5 (3.75mm)

Turn a Square Hat in BlueTurn a Square

  • Pattern: Turn a Square by Jared Flood (free)
  • Yarn: Berrocco Vintage (deep stash)
  • Needles: US 5 (3.75mm)

Matt’s Turn a Square Hat

  • Pattern: Turn a Square by Jared Flood (free)
  • Yarn: Mad Tosh Vintage (got on sale Black Friday)
  • Needles: US 5 (3.75mm)
  •  My 5 year old niece Aila has recently started asking to help me knit again. We worked on this at home and at our annual trip to the Enchanted Village.  I think people were in awe of her just whipping that yarn around the needles in line! It was really cute! :)image
Fingerless mitts for my niece to go with the Conjunction CowlFingerless Mitts | Down Cellar Studio Podcast
  • Pattern: none
  • Yarn: Miss Babs Kawaeh DK (Ginko= green & Perfectly Wreckless= variegated + pink – Floyd)
  • Needles: US 7 (4.5mm) 40 inch. Nova Cubics Platina
  • Made it up as I went along. Cast on 32 with green- 2×2 ribbing. perfectly wreckless. then striped pink, green pink. Back to perfectly wreckless up and through the thumb gusset. Pink 2×2 ribbing.

Purple sparkle leg warmersimage

  • Pattern: improvised. Cast on 48 2×2 rib then stockinette, ending with 2×2 rib
  • Yarn: Hopewood Crafts
  • Needles: US 1.5

Crazy Vanilla Socks

  • Yarn: Schoppel-Wolle Crazy Zauberball
  • Colorway: Fliederduft
  • Needles: US 1.5
  • Pattern: improvised (56 stitches, 2×2 ribbing, after-thought heel)

Slippers for Garret

  • Pattern: Updated Parkskin Slippers (free) by Joan Janes
  • Yarn: Cascade 220 superwash in a hunter green (from Stash- Gman picked it)
  • Needles US 8

Fish Hatimage

  • Pattern: Fish hat by Thelma Egberts from Knitty Winter 2008– free
  • Yarn: leftover Berrocco Ultra Alpaca (teal), Liberty Wool (greens, limes, a little blue), off-white Cascade 220 superwash (from stash)
  • Needles: US 5 (3.75mm) and US 6 (4mm) needles
  • Pattern: Fancy Mug Cozy by Kirsten Hipsky (free)
  • Yarn: leftovers- malibrigo rios I think in blues
  • Needles: US 6
  • Notes: Easy lace pattern!

Barley HatBarley Hat

  • Barley Hat by Tin Can Knits (free)
  • Yarn: Cascade 200 Superwash Aran- free with Amy Herzog Class (purple)
  • Needles: brim: US5, hat, US 6 (calls for US 6 & 8)
  • Size: Child
  • Super quick, fun knit. Perfect for Christmas knitting.
  • Aila mentioned that I’d never knit her a hat. I have made headbands but apparently that doesn’t count 😉 how could I resist?

For more gift ideas check out my-  Gift tab on my projects page in Ravelry!


  • Barley hat for my nephew
  • Another mug cozy for my other grandmother
  • Maybe the nunchucks from Elizabeth Green Musselman’s Kung Fu Knits Book
  • Really want to cast on in the new year for the Hallow Moon shawl.


THE INSTITUTE OF CONTEMPORARY ART- BOSTON: Fiber: Sculpture 1960-present Runs until January 4th

Pigskin Party KAL

  • 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. 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.
  • Never too late to sign up. Click here for all of the details.
  • There are also monthly prizes for participating by using hashtag #DCSPigskinParty on Instagram and for chatting in the Monthly Huddle Tread in the DCS Ravelry Group! Come play along. We’re having so much fun!
  • Don’t forget about the WIPs Interception running from Thanksgiving to Christmas for the chance to win Swiss Chocolate!
  • New sponsors:
  • November Participation Prize winners announced. This month’s prizes: Deborah Tomasello’s Buried in Stash Calendar 2015 & a set of football stitch markers from  One Geek to Craft Them All

Contests, News & Notes

 We wrapped up contests for:

This week we started a new contest. One lucky winner will get a 3 month subscription to the Taste of Nomad Taster Package. Kits will arrive each month and include one original pattern and the yarn to make it, along with a recipe card from the garden behind the shop and a fun surprise.

How to enter: Come on over to this thread, check out their patterns and tell us what you like best to be entered to win a 3 month subscription. Contest ends January 5th. You must be a member of the Ravelry Group to be entered to win.

On a Happy Note

Hot chocolate with fluff, while watching You’ve Got Mail (now on Netflix streaming!)image

We got a treadmill from my parents! Hooray for more workout options. (though it’s awfully hot this close to the pellet stove!)image

Black Friday deal at my LYS!image

Thanksgiving weekend- dinners, kiddos sleeping over and Riley wanting to knit all the time!image

Going to the Nutcracker with friends and family!


Our traditional holiday sleepover with Will & Aila.image


Seeing Rudolph in Boston with 28 of my female relatives!image


Quote of the Week

“Christmas is not a time nor a season, but a state of mind. To cherish peace and goodwill, to be plenteous in mercy, is to have the real spirit of Christmas.” – Calvin Coolidge

Thank you for your love and support in 2014. I appreciate you.

2 thoughts on “Episode 59: FO Parade

  1. Jan L

    I was just doing my little volunteer Monday at our local library where we all love talking about knitting, the latest pod casts and Ravelry. I happened to show the librarian a set of mini skeins that I dyed in purple and blue gradient for my Etsy shop and she mentioned the Hallow Moon shawl pattern. What a unique pattern and I’m anxious now to put that in my queue and dye some mini skeins for myself.

    Not to be too self-serving, but here’s a link to my mini skeins. I just got the bee in my bonnet to do some mini skeins yesterday and really had fun with it so I currently have only the one set here at Friends in Fiber: https://www.etsy.com/listing/216053224/hand-dyed-sock-yarn-sw-corriedalenylon?ref=shop_home_active_3

    I am enjoying your podcast and living in close proximity, it seems we should be bumping into each other at one local fibery event or another.

    Have a wonderful and fibery fun 2015.

    1. downcellarstudio@gmail.com Post author

      Hi Jan! Thanks for your note. Sorry for the delayed response. Those fun holiday festivities kept me away. So excited to see your shop! You make beautiful things!!! Appreciate the link. Hope to see you at NH Sheep and Wool or another local event. Feel free to message me. I’d love to meet up!


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