Episode 64: Flowers in the Snow

This week’s segments included

  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needles
  • Brainstorming
  • Crafty Adventures
  • From the Armchair
  • Events
  • In My Travels
  • On a Happy Note
  • Quote of the Week

Off the Needles

Regia OMGs

  • Pattern: OMG Heel socks by Megan Williams
  • Yarn: Regia Pop Art Color
  • Needles: US 1.5IMG_7491IMG_7493

On the Needles

  • Pattern: OMG Heel socks by Megan Williams
  • Yarn: Indigo Dragonfly Merino Nylon Sock. Colorway: Obviously You’re from District One
  • Needles: US 1.5
  • Successfully turned the second heel. Leaving these for when I need mindless knitting at the ready.image

Legwarmers for Riley

  • Yarn: Malabrigo sock in the Light of Love Colorway
  • Needles: US 1 & 2
  • Pattern: none
  • Cast on 56 with US 1 needles. 2×2 ribbing. Switched to US 2’s. Increased to 60 and then 64 stitches. Did matching decreases before the ribbing on the other end.image

Sock Yarn Blanket

  • Yarn: leftover fingering weight yarn from sock
  • Hook Size: D 3.0mm
  • Pattern: basic granny double crochet granny square
  • In addition to my scraps I got to break into mini skeins from My Colour Wheelhouse and Yarn Geek Fibers. Loved both of them!IMG_7490 IMG_7488 IMG_7486-2IMG_7484
  • Pattern: Flowers in the Snow
  • Yarn: Loops & Threads Impeccable
  • Hook: G- 4.0mmIMG_7479


Crafty Adventures

  • On my Raleigh, NC Scrapbooking Trip I completed 81 pages!image image image

From the Armchair

Update on 2015 goals
  • Knit from my well curated stash. Start of year- 96 skeins in Stash.
    • As of Episode 64– used up 9 from stash and 4 new skeins. Please use #Stashdownthrowdown on IG if you want to play along
  • Challenge myself more
    • My friend Beverly taught 4 of us how to crochet Granny Squares when I was in NC!image image
  • Publish at least 2 if not more patterns in 2015–and actively work on design work every week.
    • 3 designs in progress. Shawl design out to test knitters. I’m knitting on a second one of that. Also put some time into a hat pattern I’m working on.
  • Knit for me (meaning knit at least 10 more things for me and keep the ratio from 2014) to date, 3 hats + 3 pair of socks + 1 shawl- 7 items
  • Glitter & Glue by Kelly Corrigan
  • A Little Something Different by Sandy Hall
  • Now reading The Storyteller by Jodi Picoult
  • Knit Wear Love: Foolproof Instructions for Knitting your Best-Fitting Sweaters Ever in the Styles you Love To wear by Amy Herzog. Thank you to STC Craft for sending this to me for review.
  • The Amazon ship date is 3/31 but you can pre-order now! $24.95 US/ $27.95 Canadian
  • Hint hint- I think this book is fabulous! Listen to the review and then go buy this book right away!


Marathon Spring Cleaning

Start:  March 1, 2015 Ends:  Marathon Monday – April 20

Marathon Spring Cleaning  – runs from  March 1, 2015 to April 20, 2015


  • Goal: Use as much leftover/ scrap yarn as you can during this time.  Only scrap/ partial skein yardage counts.
  • Along with your Cast-On post must be a photo of the leftover/scrap yarns you will be using.  You will keep one continual post through the KAL – updating with each new project and keeping track of total leftover / scrap yardage used.
  • We have opened a Chat Thread in Ravelry forum to discuss about project ideas. In Lisa’s first post I’ve linked to a number of different patterns that will work well for scraps.  If you have other ideas, come chat in the thread and I’ll keep adding to the list.
Fiber Related Plans for 2015
  • Maryland Sheep & Wool, May 2 & 3
  • NH Sheep and Wool May 9 & 10
    • Talking with Claire from NH Knits Podcast about a meet up on Saturday. Details to come
  • Stitches Midwest in Shaumburg IL August 6-9
  • Oct. Rhinebeck NY SHeep and Wool- 3rd full weekend in Oct 16-18th 2015
In my travels 
  • in North Carolina, my good friend Beverly taught a few of us how to crochet granny squares!image

I share a bit about how I plan to pack knitting projects for various kinds of trips! How do you figure out what to bring? Come over to Ravelry group and share!

On a Happy Note

  • I share a snippet of audio from my 3 year old niece Millie about our trip to Frozen on Ice and about her new hand knit Millie Doll.Millie | Down Cellar Studio Podcast
  • Spending time with good girlfriends in NC
  • New plastic bins for washing socks which make my sock washing effort much more efficient.
  • Finally warming up a little. A couple above freezing days here this week should help with melting.image image
Quote of the Week
Under the giving snow blossoms a daring spring. ~Terri Guillemets

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