Episode 83: Superbowl & Sharing

Thank you for tuning in to Episode 83 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. This week’s segments included:
  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needles
  • Brainstorming
  • From the Armchair
  • Knitting in Passing
  • Events
  • Contest, News & Notes
  • On a Happy Note
  • Pigskin Party KAL

 Off the Needles

  • Pattern: Football Coccon & Hat by Kelly Dager- $4 US
  • Needles: US 15 (10mm)
  • Yarn:  Lion Brand Homespun USA (Billings Chocolate & NY White) 1 skein of the white was enough to make 3 cocoons & 3 hats. Cocoons take more than 1 skein each. 3 skeins would be plenty for 2 cocoons + their matching hats.image image
  • Yarn: Socks that Rock Lightweight
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG Heel Socks by Megan Williamsimage
Regia Socks– Mom’s birthday
  • Yarn: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Needles: Regia Design Lines Colorations Color by Kristin Nicholas
  • Pattern: OMG Heel Socks by Megan Williamsimageimage
  • Pattern: Schwimmen by Shannon Cook $4.95
  • Yarn: Hedgehog Fibres Merino DK in poison colorway- so much depth of color
  • US 6 & 7 ( 4.0 & 4.5 mm) needlesimage
  • Pattern: Greyhaven Hat by Robin Ulrich $5 US
  • Needles: US 5 (3.75mm) for ribbing & US 7 (4.5mm) for body
  • Yarn: MadelineTosh Tosh DK in Midnight in Manhattan- purchased at Vogue Knitting Live in NYC in January
  • Third time I’ve made this hat; it’s one of my favorites. image

On the Needles

  • Yarn: Gales Art Sock blank
  • Needles: US 1.5
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams
  • Turned heel on sock #2 and my friend Megg and nephew Oisin both knit on them!image
  • Yarn: Plymouth Merino DK (cream color) & Hedgehog Fibres Merino DK in Genie colorway- short bursts of color
  • Needles: US 4 & 5 (3.5 & 3.75 mm)image
  • May remember my Fall Brights Hat— too big. Never wear it. This will be its replacementimage
  • Yarn: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Needles: Regia Design line by Arne & Carlos
  • Pattern: OMG by Megan Williamsimage

Brainstorming

I’m looking forward to casting on Susan B Anderson’s new Octopus pattern with Tink Yarn in the Stardust colorway!
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From the Armchair 

Dan and I thoroughly enjoyed Season 1 of Jessica Jones on Netflix

Knitting in Passing

Last Thursday I taught my friend Erika to knit! She did a great job learning the Long Tail Cast on and the knit stitch! Can’t wait to work with her some more.
On Friday night, my dear friend Megg asked to knit on my sock and began talking about wanting to have her own project. On Saturday, we went to the local yarn shop and got her set up!image
Megg learned to Cast On and how to purl and practiced those. I knit most of the cuff. She sent me a photo this week of her progress!
While I was at their house on Saturday, my nephew Oisin asked to work on his Star Wars Crochet Kit!
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We started by teaching him how to wind yarn and then did a little crochet. Oisin knows how to knit but wanted to learn to purl, so we did that too! It was a great afternoon!
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Events

 
I’ll be attending Stitches West– February 18-21 in Santa Clara, CA
12 Months to Christmas KAL
Contests, News and Notes 
 
Sign up for my email newsletter to get the latest on everything happening in the Down Cellar Studio! Once I get to 200 will draw for a winner for a gorgeous skein of yarn from My Colour Wheelhouse!image

On a Happy Note 

  • I LOVE my new purse from Atenti that I purchased at Vogue Knitting Live
  • We had a lovely night celebrating my Mom’s 60th Birthday this week!image
  • Snow!image
  • We had 2 new iTunes review recently! THANK YOU!

Pigskin Party KAL

Check out the (over 2900) photos in the End Zone Dance Thread! If you need some inspiration or motivation- go look! You won’t regret it.
This episode I announced winners for January Huddle & Instagram prizes, Super Bowl Interception Prizes & Sponsor Love Contest Prizes.
I will be tallying everyone’s points in their End Zone Dance Threads and randomizing entries so I can pull winners for our 12 amazing Grand Prizes in an upcoming episode.
Thank you for tuning in!
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