Episode 97: Ready to Party!

Thank you for tuning in to Episode 97 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. This week’s segments included:
  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needles
  • Brainstorming
  • From the Armchair
  • Crafty Adventures
  • KAL News
  • Events
  • On a Happy Note
  • Quote of the Week

Off the Needles

  • Pattern: Skipping Stones by Sally Cameron part of the Friendship across the Oceans collection with Clare Devine
  • Needles: US 4 (3.5 mm)
  • Yarn: Gale’s Art Super Star DK
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  • Pattern: OMG Heel Socks by Megan Williams
  • Needles: US 1 (2.0 mm) & US 1.5 (2.25 mm)
  • Yarn: Mint Rain Hand Dyed Yarn- Self Striping Twist Sock in the “We’re all Misfits” colorway
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On the Needles

 
  • Pattern: Smooth Operator Socks by Susan B Anderson
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Yarn: Regia, Arnie & Carlos Color #02459
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  • Pattern: Amma Granny Square Top by Maria Valles
  • Hook: C 2.75 mm
  • Yarn: Aunt Lydia’s Crochet Thread Classic 10 in a creamy vanilla colorimage
  • Pattern: Sir Dandy Cephalopod by Susan Claudino
  • Needles: US 6
  • Yarn: Spunky Eclectic Targhee Classic in colorway: Emerald Isle Lot 1015 (195 yards)- worsted weight- greens and blues….. so oceanic. imageimage
  • Pattern: OMG Heel Socks by Megan Williams
  • Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm) (Need to do this when more than 450 yards in 100 gram skein)
  • Yarn: Andre Sue Knits (Etsy)
  • Notes. Plan for 4 shortie socks with different heels and toes.image

2016 Patriots Socks

  • Pattern: OMG Heel Socks by Megan Williams
  • Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm)
  • Yarn: Knitters Brewing Company Sockaholic II in NE Patriots Tailgate Party Colorwayimage

Brainstorming

  • I mentioned last time I’m looking for yarn for more Christmas socks. I purchased a skein from Lilliput Yarn in the Bumpus Hounds colorway and I love it!
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  • I’m totally jonesing to cast on the Fidra Hat by Gudrun Johnston

From the Armchair

  • This is a set of  16 inch (40 cm) needles that retails for $64.39.
  • It comes with needle sizes 4-10.
  • Definitely worth checking out, but tune in to hear my review!

Some new (to me) podcasts I’d recommend:

Crafty Adventures

I’ve been doing some sewing. I used the following two tutorials:

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KAL News

12 Months to Christmas KAL

The Big, Bad, Berg-a-long

  • We are so lucky to have the designer Melanie Berg offering our listeners a 10% discount on her patterns (self-published) starting September 15th, 2016 and ending November 2, 2016.
    Use the code BigBadBergAlong at checkout on Ravelry.
  • We are also going to be working with 3 Indie Dyers for this KAL.
    • Sun Valley Fibers: There will be Free Shipping in the US for kits and special pricing on the kits that they are making up just for this KAL. You can get the same kit as I am getting or as one of the other podcasters. More information is coming, but look for a special link “Big Bad Berg-Along” on their website. Use the code BigBadBergAlong at checkout.
    • Lollipop Yarns:  On September 11 at 7pm Eastern there will be an update featuring Duet and Trio kits especially for Ashbury or Quicksilver patterns. She will be offering Free Shipping if you use the codeBigBadBergAlong at checkout. She will have these kits up for preview starting Monday September 5th, 2016 in the Lollipop Yarn Ravelry Group as well as on her website, linked above.
    • One Twisted Tree: Danie will be offering a couple of different fall themed kits for the KAL. Check out the website for more information.
  • I am planning to do the Sunwalker Shawl. with MCS from Sun Valley Fibers in Kensington Colorway.
  • Participating in the Pigskin Party? You can double dip and this will earn you Interception points!
Pigskin Party ’16
  • Wondering what this crazy KAL is? Check out this page which gives you the best overview with all necessary links.
  • Check out the Rules but if you still have questions, come over to the Questions thread and ask. We’re happy to help.
  • Put your Name on the Roster then claim your spot in the End Zone Dance Thread
    • Continue to update this with all of the points you earn during the KAL
    • Check out our amazing sponsors.
    • Find the coupons here.
    • Some of our Pro Shop Level Sponsors will be creating exclusive items for Pigskin Party participants. They may come out at different times and will likely be limited in quantities, so keep your eyes on this Exclusive Items thread in the group for all the latest news
  • Scope out the prizes!
  • Don’t forget to use #DCSPigskinParty2016 on Instagram so we check out what you’re doing and you can be eligible for participation prizes.
  • Want to make sure you know the latest news about the Interceptions, swaps and other fun challenges throughout the Pigskin Party? Stay tuned to the Sidelines Games thread in the Ravelry Group.

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On a Happy Note 

  • Meeting group member, Mislissa (Melissa) who has been able to come to my local knitting group!
  • Settling into fall and doing more crafting!image
  • Kiddos going back to school!image image
  • Getting back to the gym and getting closer to my weight loss goal (and yes, I still eat delicious things like Chipotle!)image
  • My dear friend and college roommate, Amber learning to knit so we’ve been connecting over that which I’ve thoroughly enjoyed! I shared some funny audio from her at the end of the episode. I also talked about how I recommend this book by Susan B Anderson to help her learn to knit and she’s loved it!image
Quote of the Week
“By all these lovely tokens September days are here, With summer’s best of weather And autumn’s best of cheer.” —Helen Hunt Jackson
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