Episode 79: Christmas Knitting Galore

Thank you for tuning in to Episode 79of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. This week’s segments included:
  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needles
  • Brainstorming
  • From the Armchair
  • Crafty Adventures
  • Events
  • Contest, News & Notes
  • On a Happy Note
  • Pigskin Party KAL

Off the Needles

Chewbaccaimage

Obi Wan (with cape)  – purchased pattern separately from Etsy from Lucy Collinsimage

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  • Pattern: Puppy and his Daddy by  Ana Paula Rimoli  from The Big Book of Little Amigurumi
  • Hook: C 2.75mm
  • Yarn: Plymouth encore- brown, leftover from Star Wars crochet & creamy/tan color
  • Big black nose & eyes from 6060 on Etsy!
  • Pattern- my design
  • US 7 (4.5mm) needles
  • Yarn:
    • Oh Loops Platinum Sock- Voyage Colorway- blue
    • Cascade Heritage Silk- White
    • Two Guys Yarn Co- The Standard in Sock base in Summer Solstice Colorway- purple
  • Pattern: Scrubbie Dots by  Doni Speigle
  • Hook: H
  • Yarn: Lilly Sugar and Cream Yarn
  • I expanded it to make it larger using basic circular crochet increases. Made about 4-5 total this seasonimageimage
  • Pattern: Updated Parkspin Slippers by Joan Janes (free)
  • Needles: US 8
  • Worsted weight yarn held doubled.
  • Pattern: Little Waiting for Winter Mittens by Susan B Anderson $4 US
  • Needles: US 6 (Calls for 7s)
  • Riley Yarn: Berrocco Vintage & Plymouth Encore: Added length to the hand based on the drawing I took of Riley’s hand
  • Millie Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash (purple) & Lana Gatto Super Soft Pink- Color 5240: Made hand a little longer. Added 4 stitches after thumb gusset. Details in project page on Ravelry

On the Needles

  • Pattern (Crochet): by Nicky Blade called NickyBlade Doll Pattern- free Ravelry download
  • C hook (2.75mm)
  • Cascade 220 superwash, cream for skin, gray, blue and a purple.
  • Girl with brown hair- shirt, pants and shoes. simple but really cute. looks like riley’s style
Storm Trooper (yes another)

Brainstorming

Joy from movie Inside Out crochet pattern by Allison McDonough $5.00 pattern. Wanted to make for Riley- my brother actually suggested but I can’t find just the right green for her dress.
Also found an eBook of 5 Doc McStuffins character crochet patterns also by Allison McDonough.
Bought the yarn on the way home today to start The Force Awakens Hat

From the Armchair 

Crafty Adventures

I’ve been sewing iined draw string bag from this tutorial.
I highly recommend photo calendars from Picaboo (for yourself or as gifts)
 

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!

Contest News & Notes

I announced the winners of Jenn Sheelen Contest from Episode 78.
New contest for this episode: Sock Knitter Profile Bag kindly offered up by One Twisted Tree

News

Becky Kelly from Knit Actually Podcast is hosting Knit Nosh event on January 23, 2016 at 12:30 pm at Samples World Bistro in Longmont, CO. The yarn companies providing yarn for the event are Bijou Basin Ranch, MJ Yarns, Skeindalous , Knerd. Tickets are still available. Details are available on her website.

On a Happy Note

  • I will be reviewing the Madelyn Tote bag from Pearl and Plum next month but it’s already making me very happy and so I wanted to share!
  • 2 kids sleepovers in 2 weeks! (including some audio from Riley who is 7 and Millie who is 3)image image
  • Having a sewing day with my best friend in lieu of Christmas shopping
  • At our friends Christmas Party I offered up some Tittens for the Yankee Swap. It was VERY well received!image
  • My co-workers and I ordered under desk exerciser that I heard about on Savvy Girls Podcast and I really like it. image
Pigskin Party KAL
WIPs Interception: runs November 10 – December 25— 8 awesome prizes which I announced in Episode 77
Check out this thread for details and to chat & post your finished objects in this thread to be entered for prizes. This is the only time during this 5 month long KAL that you can finish WIPs earn some points so take advantage!
High Fives going on now until Sunday 12/20!
Happy Holidays, Merry merry christmas, happy knitting, talk to you next time!
(This episode ends with a little bit of audio of my niece Millie singing. Hope you enjoy it)

5 thoughts on “Episode 79: Christmas Knitting Galore

    1. downcellarstudio@gmail.com Post author

      No. I found a bra pattern on Ravelry and just made some modifications but I didn’t write it up.

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      1. Christy

        I have a friend who wants the Rotten for a party gift. I have a bra pattern, but I’m confused about the mitten part. Is there 2 layers of the bra for the hand to go in between? Or Just the wrist cuff added on the sides? Thanks !

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        1. downcellarstudio@gmail.com Post author

          Yes, I just made two of the “cups” for each side and sewed them together leaving the opening for the cuff. These notes are in my Ravelry Project Page (I’m Bostonjen on Ravelry) but I’ve pasted them here too:

          Notes: Made 4 triangles
          Stack two on top of each other Sew up two sides completely and the top of the side that will remain mostly open. At the bottom of that open edge. start a new row:
          Chain 3 (counts as 1 DC), DC 13, chain 16 (more for a larger hand- this will become the cuff), slip stitch to join with top of the turning chain of that first chain 3 you did at the beginning of the row.

          Chain 3, DC around (repeat for 2 more rounds).
          Sew 1 side of the cuff to the other side of the bra.

          Repeat for the other side of the bra

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