Episode 72: Stitches Midwest Recap

Thanks for tuning in to Episode 72! This week’s segments included:
  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needles
  • Brainstorming
  • Crafty Adventures
  • Events
  • In My Travels
  • On a Happy Note
  • Quote of the Week

Off the Needles

Baby Owl

  • Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash in various colors
  • Pattern: Baby Owl by Little Muggles
  • Hook: C

Gradient Adventure (version 2)

  • Yarn: Freia Handpaints & Mad Color Fiber Arts
  • Needles: US 7
  • Pattern: my design (in progress)

Opal Socks

  • Yarn: Opal Sweet & Spicy in colorway 8613
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG Heel Socks by Megan Williams

On the Needles

  • Pattern: Crochet Giraffe by Emma Dent
  • Hook: C 2.75mm
  • Yarn: Cascade 220 SW in various colors 

Late Night Lite Brite

  • Yarn: Variegated Twist Yarn from One Twisted Tree in the Late Night Lite Brite Colorway
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG Heel Socks by Megan Williams

Dan’s Dress Socks

  • Yarn: Dragonfly Fibers Djinni Sock in the Rocky Top Colorway
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG Heel Socks by Megan Williams
  • Finished first sock.


  • Trying to decide on a 3 color shawl to knit image
  • Drachenfels by Melanie Berg is the top contender right now.
  • Neon Beast  by Veera Välimäki – long asymmetrical shawl. Saw Michelle’s in person and it was gorgeous
  • I created my first Ravelry Bundle to save ideas for 3 color shawls.

Crafty Adventures


From the Armchair

  • I recently finished  Yes Please by Amy Poehler and I Will Always Write Back: How One Letter Changed Two Lives by Caitlin Alifirenka & Martin Ganda
  • I answered a question from Sue (craftyknitter7) around books and software I use for design


  • Stash Dash 2015- I’m a winner! I completed 5802 meters
  • Red Trickle Shawl – 411 meters
  • Argent Curl-  475 meters
  • Hallow Moon- 514 meters
  • Gradient adventure v1- 411 meters
  • Gradient adventure v2- 385 meters
  • Patons Kroy Blue Stripe Ragg-201 meters
  • Socks that Rock Maryland- 288 meters
  • Kirby wirby – 246 meters
  • Rainbow Friendship-262 meters
  • Electric Slide- 270 meters
  • Opal- 276 meters
  • Dragonfly Fibers (1 sock)- 176 meters
  • Amber’s baby blanket- 905 meters
  • Sock yarn (71 completed)- 865 meters
  • Stripey Leftovers Hat- 117 meters

In My Travels

 Stitches Midwest 2015 Update! Tune in for details


I mention the Axis shawl which I’m planning to knit in my Fiber Story yarn. I also mentioned stitch marker earrings I purchased (not shown). They are from Michelle’s Assortmentimage image image

Contest, News and Notes

 Trickle Shawl KAL– extended through Labor Day
  • Use a Infinite Twist kit or your own yarn
  • You don’t have to finish your shawl to be eligible to win.
  • Post photos of your progress on Instagram and use #trickleshawl. If you’re using the Infinite Twist Trickle Kit be sure to use #tricklekit.
  • Prizes:
    • Two Infinite Twist yarn prizes- any who tags their photos with #trickleshawl will be eligible to win
    • Those who knit with the Infinite Twist kit and use #tricklekit will be entered to win $100 gift certificate to Infinite Twist
2015 Down Cellar Studio Pigskin Party KAL


  • We have a number of coupon codes from our sponsors available in the Down Cellar Studio Ravelry Group. Come check them out, purchase your goods and be ready for kick off!

 On a Happy Note

  • The boot is off and my Achilles is healing well. I’ve had two PT sessions. I’m doing exercise to regain balance and overall strength in my left leg and to release some of the tightness in my hips. Probably have another 3-5 weeks to go before I can resume normal exercise.
  • Got two recent Stitch Fix shipments. July was amazing! I kept all 5 pieces. Meant to reschedule August and forgot and got 2 great tops for work in that box too, so that worked out well. For those who don’t know it’s a subscription box- you decide how often you receive one- $20 styling fee. credit back if purchase. If buy all 5 things you get 25% off the entire order. If you’re interested in checking out Stitch Fix, please use my referral code.Stitch Fix July 2015
  • I went to see Rascal Flatts with Dad August 2nd & to see Toby Keith with Mom on August 14thimage
  • Pool day yesterdayimageimage

Quote of the week

Saying “yes” doesn’t mean I don’t know how to say no, and saying “please” doesn’t mean I am waiting for permission.   — Amy Poehler


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