Episode 77: Star Wars Obsessed

Thank you for tuning in to Episode 77 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. This week’s segments included:
  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needles
  • Brainstorming
  • From the Armchair
  • In my Travels
  • Events
  • Contest, News & Notes
  • On a Happy Note
  • Pigskin Party KAL

Off the Needles

Star Wars Crochet Kit by Lucy CollinsIMG_7415
I’ve made 10 so far! All using a C Hook and various worsted weight yarn
  1. Storm Trooper 
  2. Darth Vader
  3. Han Solo
  4. Yoda
  5. Leia
  6. R2D2
  7. Luke Skywalker
  8. C3P0
  9. Wicket the Ewok
  10. Darth Maul (not in the book— found one on Etsy that someone was selling and figured out how to make it using the basic body type from the book)IMG_7465
Up next: Boba Fett, Jabba the Hut, Chewbacca & Obi Wan (also not in book. Lucy Collins has Obi-Wan as a single pattern available through Etsy. Here is the link to the Ravelry Pattern Page for him.)
Eyes from 6060 shop on Etsy.
  • Free pattern by Wanett Clyde
  • Yarn: Duck Duck Wool- Merino Aran in the Summer Sidewalk color way.
  • U.S. 6 and 8 needles
  • Altered just slightly- I cast on 86 sts with US 6. 1×1 rib for 2 inches.

On the Needles 

  • Yarn: Gales Art Sock blank- Starlight Star Bright
  • Needles: US 1.5
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams
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  • Pattern: OMG Heel Socks by Megan Williams
  • Yarn: Marigold Jen  in the Merry and Bright colorway
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5mm)IMG_7461
  • Pattern: OMG Heel Socks by Megan Williams
  • Yarn: Berry Colorful Yarning. Saturated Sock Self-Striping. In the Pats colorway
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5mm)

From the Armchair 

Check out the Unraveling Podcast with Greg & Joey
Check out their Preemie Hat KAL (I am offering my View from the Charles Shawl pattern as a prize for one lucky winner)

Brainstorming

Anotherfroghorn very kindly gifted me the Red Flannel mitts pattern by Alicia Plummer. Can’t wait to make these! Thanks!

In My Travels 

 
Dan and I traveled to Burlington, VT for a wedding
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While there, my best friend Kris and I went to Nido
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Last week I had a business trip to Sarasota, FL.
Dan came to see me present at the conference!
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We also got to visit with family and I went to A Good Yarn. What an amazing store! I definitely recommend that you visit if you’re ever in the area.

Events

 
Vogue Knitting Live– January 15-17, New York City
  • I’m taking a shawl design class on Friday with Susan B Anderson and attending the Market on Saturday.
Stitches West– February 18-21 in Santa Clara, CA
  • Saturday afternoon-podcaster meet-up! Details to come!

Contests, News & Notes

Emily of FibreTown Podcast has recently published a new design:  Esther Belle Shawl
Emily has kindly donated a copy– tune in to see if you won!
 

On a Happy Note

  • I’m loving our new Chromecast — it’s helpful to be able to watch podcasts on YouTube while still using my GoodReader app on my iPad.
  • Halloween!!IMG_7299 IMG_7297
 

Pigskin Party KAL

 

What is the Pigskin Party KAL?

  • Virtual knit-a-long that runs along the NFL football season. For any projects you complete between Sept 10 and Feb 8th, you’ll earn points that make you eligible for fantastic prizes. For every 100 yards completed (in your fiber craft of choice) you earn 7 points for a touchdown. For all partial touchdown yardage you earn 3 points (field goal) |For any small finished project (less than 100 yards) earn 3 points
  • There are also Special Teams points available for using sponsor products and fulfilling other challenges.
  • For every 100 points you earn, you’ll be entered in the drawing for one of many grand prizes graciously donated by our Sponsors
  • In addition to working for your prizes- there are also prizes for just for participating. Use #DCSPigskinParty2015 on Instagram to show us what you’re working on and come chat in the Down Cellar Studio Ravelry Group’s Monthly Huddle Thread and you could be randomly selected
  • It’s never too late to sign up. Join anytime during the football season (you don’t even need to be a fan to play along)
 
Thank you to our Headline Sponsors!
This episode I announced the October Prize Winners! Tune in to hear if you’ve won.
WIPs Interception: runs November 10 – December 25
Check out this thread for details and to chat & post your finished objects in this thread to be entered for prizes.
Thank you for tuning in!
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