Episode 88: Sweet Bunny

Thank you for tuning in to Episode 88 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. This week’s segments included:
  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needles
  • Brainstorming
  • In my Travels
  • Events
  • Contest, News & Notes
  • On a Happy Note

Off the Needles

  • Pattern: Small Long Legged Bunny by Kristi Tullus- Free Pattern
  • Yarn: Cascade 220 SW
  • Hook: C (2.75 mm)image
  • Pattern: Jip the Owl by Tessa van Riet- free pattern
  • Yarn: Cascade 220 SW
  • Hook: C (2.75 mm)image
  • Yarn: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks That Rock Lightweight in Light at the End of the Tunnel Colorway
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG by Megan Williamsimage

On the Needles 

  • Yarn: Regia 4 ply
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG by Megan Williams image
  • Yarn: Online Supersocke Colorway 1821
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG by Megan Williamsimage
  • Pattern: none
  • Yarn: Patons Kroy- Purple Haze Colorway
  • Needles US 2 & 3 (2.75 and 3.25 mm)
  • Pattern: None. Cast on 56, 2×2 ribbing for about 2 inches. Switched to stockinette then moved up to US 3 needles.
  • Needles: US 7 (4.5mm)
  • Yarn: Ashton Studio Arts (2 colors, light peach to bright salmon), Fiberstory Fave Sock in Sterling Colorway, Patons Kroy 4 ply in Gentry Gray (charcoal)
  • Pattern: new shawl designimage

From the Armchair

 Should I make a Boxy to wear to Rhinebeck? Come chat about in the Ravelry Thread.

In my Travels

  • Went to Newport RI with my college girlfriends last week.image
  • Visited Mermaid’s Purl in North Kingstown
  • Checked into apartment booked through Airbnb
  • Had delicious meals at Fluke Wine Bar & Diego’s
  • I scored some Frye boots on sale. They match the leather bag I bought on Etsy.image
  • Enjoyed Bit Players Improv Show at the Firehouse Theater
  • After seeing me peacefully knitting all weekend, my friend Lorella is now taking up knitting
  • Gifted the owl and bunny, came home and my friend Amber sent me beautiful photos and a video of her 8 month old enjoying the bunny I made for her. She’s so sweet! image


12 Months to Christmas KAL

Mini Skein Swap!
Sign up thread in the Ravelry Group and will be open through Sunday 4/24.
Splash Pad Party 2016 
Planning a KAL/CAL/SAL that will run from June 1- July 31st called Splash Pad Party KAL!
This episode I announced our amazing Sponsors! Get the list here.
Gist of how to play
  • Take advantage of small periods of time and warm weather to work on small projects poolside, outside or wherever. Earn entries for finished projects between 50-200g (Round up/down using your judgement). No need to specifically weigh skeins if you don’t have access or don’t want to. If you use the majority of a 50g, 100g, 200g skein count it.
  • WIPs started before June 1st are eligible as long as they are finished before July 31st
How to enter to win prizes
  • For every 50 grams you get 1 entry into the Summer Celebration Thread (for FOs)- 1 entry for 50g, 2 entries for 100g, 3 for 150g, 4 for 200g which is the max.
  • 1 extra entry if you use a Snack Shack product– so for example if yarn company X is a snack shack sponsor and you use their product (even if you owned it before the KAL) you get 1 extra extra
  • 2 extra entries if you use Pro Shop product
  • 1 extra entry if you use one of the Exclusive items offered for sale to KAL participants.
  • You’ll put all of the details about your FO in the first post (say its post #10 in the Summer Celebration Thread) then from there if you’re eligible for 6 extra entries you’ll just post 6 more times and say “post 2” “post 3” etc.
Other Participation
  • Post on Instagram with the hashtag (to be determined)– will also get you chances to win
  • Chatter threads in Down Cellar Studio Ravelry group
    • Those who purchase 1 or more sponsor products will be eligible for the Country Club. Everyone else is eligible to join the Community Pool. Open Swim Thread for all.
    • Depending on how many participants we have, we’ll have teams/clubs you can participate in (examples– Community Pool, Swim Team etc ) and will have challenges during the KAL where teams will face off to earn more entries to win.
More specifics to come, but keep it in mind!
Fiber Events
Connecticut Sheep and Wool Apr 30, Tolland Agricultural Center, Vernon/Rockville, CT
Rhode Island Wool and Fiber Festival May 16, Coggeshall Farm Museum, Bristol, RI
New York Sheep and Wool Oct 15-16, Dutchess County Fairgrounds, Rhinebeck, NY

Contest News and Notes 

  • To celebrate 4 years of podcasting and the fact that I have 4 designs available on Ravelry, I am going to giveaway 4 of each of my designs in the next 4 episodes. This time, you can be entered to win a copy of my Aila Grace pattern (for you or I can gift it to a friend) by entering in the contest thread in the Down Cellar Studio Podcast Ravelry Group.Aila Grace | Texture
  • I pulled a winner of the KnitCircus Yarn Gradient Stripes Sock Sets contest. Tune in to see if you won.


On a Happy Note

  • Painting AIla’s ceiling. image
  • Will and Aila slept over. Aila built a fort and slept in in but not before reading Henry’s Hat.image
  • Spent a girls day with Riley for her 8th birthdayimageimage
  • I’ve been getting a lot of wear out of my Stitch Fix clothes! If you’re interested in trying it out, I’d appreciate it if you use my referral code
  • Purchased yarn from Coloring Book yarn
  • Purchased from Love Knitting.com– I want to try out the Bogere de France yarn I’ve heard about from other podcasters.
  • I met up with my friend Emilia who gifted me a beautiful project bag she made!image
  • I visited Night Shift Brewing in Everett, MA with Lisa and got to meet and knit with Maraimage
  • Found Yarn Society on Etsy and purchased Brooklyn the Ballerina Amigurumi pattern $4.99.
  • Went to see Africa documentary at Boston’s Museum of Science iMax Theater
Contact Information:
– Ravelry: BostonJen & Down Cellar Studio Podcast Ravelry Group
– Twitter: Instagram & Periscope: BostonJen1
– Facebook: Facebook.com/downcellarstudio
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