Episode 92: It’s a Marathon Not a Sprint

Thank you for tuning in to Episode 92 of 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
  • Ask Me Anything
  • On a Happy Note
Thank you to this episode’s sponsors: Fix-a-StitchStitched by Jessalu, Never Not Knitting & Kitchen Counter Crafter

Off the Needles 

  • Yarn: Bergere de France Goomy 50 in the Imprim Beige colorway & cream
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams
  • 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.
2 improvised crochet dishclothsimage

On the Needles

  • Yarn: Regia Fluormania in Neon Beach- neon orange and turquoise blue
  • Needles: US 1 & 1.5 (2.25 & 2.5 mm)
  • OMG Heel by Megan Williams
  • Yarn: Berry Colorful Yarnings Saturated Sock self striping in the Pats colorway
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • OMG Heel by Megan Williams
  • Yarn: Knitting Fever KFI Luxury Collection Indulgence Cashmere Colorway- 602
  • Needles: US 2 (2.75mm)
  • OMG Heel by Megan Williams
  • Yarn: Knits4Comfort Merino/Silk in the Beach Shade Colorway (438 yards of fingering)
  • Pattern: new design in progress


The yarn for my Boxy Sweater arrived! Holiday Yarn Flocksock Fingering. Peachy Keen Colorway. 75% SW Merino. 25% Nylon.image
I have some yarn from One Twisted Tree coming to knit the final sample of this shawl which should be published soon.
Crochet kit for Anna doll (from Frozen) with Jasmin at Stitches West in February. Really want to cast that on. Itching for some crochet. Hopefully soon.

From the Armchair

Crafty Adventures 

I went to a local paint night with my friends Lisa and Suzanne and we painted wine glasses.

Ask Me Stuff

Mislissa asked about how I factor in sizing for gift knits. Tune in to hear my response.


12 Months to Christmas KAL (feel free to double dip with Splash Pad Party if you’re gifting the finished object)
Splash Pad Party

This fun filled, summer KAL runs from June 1- July 31

Be sure to check out our Splash Pad Party Pro Shop Sponsors:
There is still time to sign up for the Swim Meet & Golf Tournament we’re planning for July.
In this episode I announced 5 winners for Instagram post and Ravelry Chatter as part of the Splash Pad Party KAL.
  • This event will be held on Saturday, August 13, 2016 from 9am to 4pm at the Spencer Peirce Little Farm on 5 Little’s Lane Newbury, Massachusetts
  • I am hoping to attend. More details on that soon.

Contests, News & Notes

Check out the Sock Yarn Swappers group on Ravelry, as well as on Facebook. They are running a
KAL to use up all these mini skeins.  The Summer of Squares KAL will run from May 27 to August 27.

On a Happy Note

Birthday fun! Which started early! On Wednesday I received a Knitter’s Brewing Company Splash Pad Party gradient set from Lisa!

imageThursday night- I helped out my BFF and received some more early birthday gifts. A giraffe nightgown + necklace that has first initial from each of 7 nieces and nephews. SO special.imageFriday- Dan and I went to see mt grandmother in the morning then to get massages. Had a wonderful time at his friend’s wedding.image

Saturday- spent the day photographing my nieces and nephew’s dance recital dress rehearsalimageimageimageSunday we went out to breakfast at my favorite breakfast place then Riley made her stage debut as an Oompa Loompa in Charlie and Chocolate factory. imageimageimage

  • With birthday money and gift cards, I bought a set of Fiestaware dishes to replace some cheaper dishes we bought 8 years ago when we first moved into our house.
  • Riley and Millie’s gymnastics recital, Aila, Emelyn, Will & Oisin’s dance recital then our twin friends’ 40th birthday party.imageimage
    imageSunday— Fun day for Father’s Day by the pool. Did some pool knitting but my sock was co-opted by Riley who wanted to knit on them.imageimage
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