Episode 85: Cast On All The Socks

Thank you for tuning in to Episode 85 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

Off the Needles

  • Pattern: Sachet of Love by Maria Bittner (free)
  • Yarn: scraps of worsted weight
  • Hook: H (5.0 mm)image
  • Pattern: Small Crocheted Rhino by Kristi Tullus 3.50 Euro/ $4 US
  • Calls for DK Weight yarn and a B hook (2.25 mm)
  • Yarn: Cascade 220 SW
  • Hook: C (2.75 mm)image
  • Pattern: Small Long Legged Bunny by Kristi Tullus- Free Pattern
  • Calls for DK Weight yarn and a B hook (2.25 mm)
  • Yarn: Cascade 220 SW
  • Hook: C (2.75 mm)image

On the Needles

Needles & Patterns for All Socks Mentioned:
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG by Megan Williams
 
  • Yarn: KnitCircus Yarn Greatest of Ease 80/20 Merino Nylon (400 yards) Colorway: Come What May. image
  • Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Lightweight in the Light at the End of the Tunnel Colorway
  • Cast on: Leap Day- Feb 29thimage
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  • Yarn: Regia Design line by Arne & Carlosimage
I’ve also been working on my Double Crochet Granny Squares for scrap sock yarn blanket.
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Brainstorming

  • I’d like to make more of crochet projects in patterns by-  Kristi Tullus. 5 free patterns– bunny is one of them, if you want to it out
  • I’m thinking of starting another scrap project. Sue of the Legacy Knitz Podcast on YouTube (not Deb, as I said on the show. Sorry for the mistake!) made a mitered square log cabin blanket. She started with 4×4 mitered squares in similar color palette then added a cream colored log cabin border

From the Armchair

Watching & Reading:
Reviews:
 
  • Henry’s Hat by Joanna and Eric Johnson, published by Slate Falls Press.  Aila (my 6 year old niece) and I reviewed this together and thoroughly enjoyed it.
  • Wool & Wire Jewelry available at NeverNotKnitting
    • Necklace $32.00
    • Earrings– $28 (I have B & D as shown on website)
    • Purse Clip $28
    • I can’t recommend this highly enough. I wear my pieces nearly every day of the week. They’re gorgeous, well made and classy!image

Knitting in Passing

  • I helped my friend Megg work on her sock leg and turn her first heel while my nephew Oisin worked on his knitted scarf project. imageimage
  • Posted on Instagram about doing the citric acid treatment on my newly finished socks.   For instructions check out this post by Jasmin of the Knitmore Girls Podcast. The link I mentioned as a source for purchasing Citric Acid is here.image

Events

12 Months to Christmas KAL
Check out the Stitches West Group on Ravelry.  They are hosting a “use your Stitches Haul along” Use your stuff from the show, post something each month in the thread and be entered to win (can post WIPs or FOs). See details in the group.

Contests, News and Notes 

  • Tune in to see if you won the skein of Tink Yarnimage
  • This episode we have a contest sponsored by Sarah Schira for her Pomball Hat Collection, a 5 hat eBook collection. Check out the Pomball Hat Contest Thread in DCS Podcast Rav Group and enter to win a copy of the eBook containing all 5 hats!
On a Happy Note
  • I took my niece Millie to the zoo for her 4th birthdayimageimageimage
  • I got my order of Tony’s Coffee– Cafe Carmelita.image
  • Took my niece Aila to her dance classes last weekend.imageimage
  • Bought some yarn at Webs after my friend Suzanne posted on Facebook. KFI Luxury- Indulgence Cashmere $12.99 a skein (normally about $25). 75% merino, 25% polyamide, 5% cashmere. Not superwash…  and I didn’t realize when I purchased it that it’s not fingering even though that’s how its categorized on website. At 150g/437 yards it’s more like a heavy sport.  Will still work great for socks and will be great gifts knits.
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