Episode 84: Stitches West

Thank you for tuning in to Episode 84 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. This week’s segments included:
  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needles
  • From the Armchair
  • Knitting in Passing
  • In My Travels
  • Events
  • Contest, News & Notes
  • On a Happy Note
  • Pigskin Party KAL

Off the Needles

  • Yarn: Worsted Weight Acrylic from stash
  • Hook: C 2.75mm
  • Pattern: Frozen’s Olaf Amigurumi Pattern by ChiWei Ranck
  • Yarn: Dragonfly Fibers Traveller (DK) and leftover Tosh DK- both in greens
  • Hook: C 2.75mm
  • Pattern: T-Rex Amigurumi by Paola Navarroimage
  • Yarn: Tink Yarn- worsted in Stardust Colorway (pink)
  • Needles: US 3
  • Pattern: Octopus by Susan B Anderson- $6 pattern. Includes instructions for fingering and DK weight versionsimage
Make Me Happy Socks  (photo above)
  • Yarn: Mint Rain in Make Me Happy Colorway
  • Needles: US 1.5
  • Pattern: OMG Heel Socks by Megan Williams
  • Yarn: Gales Art Sock blank
  • Needles: US 1.5
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams

On the Needles

  • Yarn:  Sun Valley Fibers MCN in Woodland Friends colorway
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG Heel Socks by Megan Williams

From the Armchair 

Knitting in Passing

This week I shared a story about chatting with some ladies in my doctor’s office about knitting!

In My Travels

Stitches West 2016
Tuesday 2/16
  • Had a bit of a crazy travel day but got some knitting done and received a warm welcome from the Knitmore Girls & their family.
Wednesday 2/17
  • Emily from the Knitting Butterflies Podcast did family photos of Knitmores before lunch and I helped out when I could.image
  • We had lunch at Smash Burger which was new to me.
  • We went to the convention center for the first time and picked up our Press Passes. Afterwards, we did some knitting and had a drink at the bar before leaving for dinner at Adelitas.imageimage
Thursday 2/18
Friday 2/19

I forgot to mention:


I got to meet Clara Parkes and was able to get a signed copied of her new book Knitlandia.

The Knitmores very kindly gave Emily and I some gifts as well! They are really too sweet!image image


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! We have over 200 members of the newsletter list now and I pulled a winner for a gorgeous skein of yarn from My Colour Wheelhouse!image
We have a new contest this episode sponsored by Tink Yarn. Enter to win this worsted weight skein in the Lucky lady color way by answering the prompt in this thread in the Ravelry Group.

On a Happy Note

  • Going to see Rent with Mom on Valentine’s Dayimage
  • Dan and I went to Night out with Someone Special at Riley and Garret’s schoolimage
  • I’m back in the boot (walking cast) because my Achilles bursitis hasn’t healed, but I’m in good spirits about it (and didn’t have to do it until after my trip to CA)image
  • I got a massage this morning
  • I’m taking my niece Millie out for her 4th birthday special day tomorrow!

Pigskin Party KAL

  • On this episode I announced the winners of the 12 Grand Prizes
  • We had 267 entries in the End Zone Dance Thread this year!
  • 182 had more than 100 points and were entered into the Grand Prize drawing once for every 100 points earned.
  • 72 people with more than 1000 points- 18 people with more than 2000 points!!
Thank you for tuning in!
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