Thank you for tuning in to Episode 137 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. Full show notes with photos can be found on my website: www.downcellarstudio.com/137 This week's segments included: On the Needles Brainstorming Crafty Adventures KAL News Events Life in Focus Ask Me Anything On a Happy Note **Bonus Audio at the end of Riley and Aila Thank you to this episode's sponsors: Sunsoaked Yarns, KnitCircus and Fibernymph Dye Works On the Needles Chevron Baby Blanket Pattern by: Daisy Farm Crafts (blog) Yarn: Sprightly Acrylic Worsted Yarn from Craftsy in Navy, White and Silver Grey Large Granny Square Blanket Yarn: leftovers and mini skeins (fingering weight yarn) Hook: C yarn Plan: 3 large granny squares, bordered with cream or gray (TBD), 4-5 rows Inspiration: BetsyMakes Project Finished 4th Squares & blocked them Christmas Stockings 3 to do in 2018. One for my cousin Kara who is expecting a baby girl in August! 2 for out of state cousins Noelle & Noah Pattern: Granny Square Christmas Stockings from Family Circle Magazine 1977 Yarn: Knit Picks Wool of the Andes in Red, Everglade Heather and White Hook: F (3.75 mm) 3 red, 3 green done and blocked. Ready to crochet together and add cuffs. Gradient Angles Shawl Pattern: Gradient Angles by Janice Hamby Yarn: Infinite Twist Helix: Colors= Spooky Purple, African Violet, Mona Lisa, Tickled, Sakura, Anthurium (purples, pinks into peach) Needles: US 6 (4.0 mm) Rainbow Stripe Paintbox Socks Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) and US 1 (2 mm) Yarn: Paintbox Sock yarn in the Rainbow stripe colorway & Patons Kroy for heel Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams Holly Jolly Christmas Socks Yarn: Dancing Dog Dyeworks Twist Sock in the Holly Jolly colorway Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Pattern: Fish Lips Kiss Heel Hexagon Scrappy Blanket Pattern: Instructions from this tutorial Yarn: leftover sock yarn Hook: D 3.25 mm Brainstorming My nephew Garret asked for another pair of two-part socks (like those shown below)! I ordered yarn from Knitters Brewing Company to fulfill his request for 1 pink and 1 purple. Crafty Adventures Recovered top sewing box. Glue gun simple. So beautiful now. 20 min project week in the life. Taking photos. Did the journaling. caught up before bed last night. Excited to use the kit I ordered from Ali Edwards I made bath stuff with girls Sugar Scrub Recipe Lip Gloss Recipe Bath Bomb Recipe KAL News Slay the Stash 2018 Each month you can declare a skein of yarn to knit/crochet/weave to its very end. Let’s use up those older special skeins that are soooo pretty we don’t want to touch them. In 2018, we are turning those sacred skeins into beautiful projects you can enjoy-- and maybe win a new beautiful skein of yarn from one of our sponsors along the way! Full details and rules can be found here. May post Tune in to see if you're the April winner of a skein of Blueberry Chick Yarn! Use and follow #slaythestash2018 on Social Media Slay the Stash 2018: Sponsor List January: KnitCircus February: Kathryn Frank Fiber Arts March: Blue Skin Yarns April: BlueberryChick Yarn May: Legacy Fiber Artz June: Knitters Brewing Co July: Fish Belly Fiber Works August: SixandSevenFiber September: Fibernymph Dye Works October: Marigold Jen November: Dyenamixx Yarns December: Sunsoaked Yarns The Splash Pad Party KAL Runs June 1-July 31 Rules can be found here Logo Bags available from Designs of Acadia Prizes and Exclusive Items & Coupons posted in Ravelry Group. Check out details and chat with us here! Splash Pad Party: Pro Shop Sponsors AdoreKnit Celestial Sews Designs of Acadia Fibernymph Dye Works Just Run Knit Designs Knit Circus Yarns Knits4comfort Knitters Brewing Company Knit Style Yarn Lilliput Yarn Love Bird Lane Pearl and Plum Plum Deluxe Prairie Bag Works A Simple Homestead Stitched by Jessalu Sunsoaked Yarns Twisted Owl Fiber Studio Yarnandewe YumiYarns Splash Pad Party: Snack Shack (Last week to claim a spot! If you're interested click here to learn more) Be Ewe Fibers Brenda Castiel Designs | Goodstuffcrafts Daizie Knits Heddi Craft Designs Imagined Landscapes Jennifer Lassonde Designs Knitty by Nature Shop Mrs U Makes Remade by Hand V Yarn Windswept Designs Events 2018 Box O' Balls Round Robin Mini Swap: sign up anytime during 2018. Shipping cost of $13.50 (within US; have option to send Internationally) The contents will include: at least 20 mini yarn balls (each ball will be minimum of 5g/ 20 yards) to choose from, a handwritten note or card and a small gift. Find all of the details in this thread in the Ravelry Group. Rhode Island Fiber Festival & Craft Fair: May 19 & 20 in Bristol, RI Massachusetts Sheep & Wool Festival: May 26 & 27 in Cummington, MA Fiber Frolic:June 2 & 3 in Windsor, ME VT Sheep & Wool: September 29 & 30 in Tunbridge, VT NY State Sheep & Wool Festival: October 20 & 21 in Rhinebeck, NY Fiber Festival of New England: November 3 & 4 in West Springfield, MA Life in Focus Update on 18 in 2018 Projects I played around with iMovie for slideshow for my Cabaret Cast Party. It was very simple but it was good practice at playing more with video Try New Exercise classes: I've tried out free classes at the gym at my work as part of their #30x30StopStroke Challenge in honor of National Stroke Awareness Month. I've done Tabata, Yoga and a new Zumba class. We had plans to buy paint for the Spare Room make over but had a mix up with the location of the Sherwin Williams store. Ask Me Anything Stormcoast- Jen from Uncreative Crafter Podcast said: Just curious, so you don’t have to answer this if you don’t want to. As a fellow New Englander, I would say that your mom and brother have Boston/Massachusetts accents. I don’t notice one with you. Do you have any insights into why that is? On a Happy Note Aila's birthday dinner! Second weekend Cabaret- with surprise visits from my college friends Laura & Jessica. Took that Monday off. Got a massage and went to late lunch with Dan Aila's friend birthday party- complete with Magic Show! Dan and I had a blast a my Cabaret Cast Party Thred up box | Want to try it for yourself? I'd appreciate if you use my referral link. Riley & Aila's Birthday Sleepover ------ Thank you for tuning in! 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