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  Thank you for tuning in to Episode 151 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. Check out my website for full show notes and photos.   This week's segments included:    

  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needles
  • Crafty Adventures
  • Brainstorming
  • From the Armchair
  • Knitting in Passing
  • KAL News
  • Contest, News & Notes
  • Life in Focus
  • On a Happy Note
  • Quote of the Week
  Thank you to this episode's sponsors: Yumi Yarns & Knit Style Yarns     Off the Needles   Piglet   Pig for Emelyn
  • Hook D- 3.25 mm
  • Yarn: Vanna's Choice
  • Pattern:  Pig Miniatric Amigurumi by Miss Dolkapots (free)
  Little Pig
  • Pattern: Little Pig (free crochet pattern) by Mari-Liis Lille
  • Hook D- 3.25 mm
  • Yarn: Vanna's Choice (same as used for Eme's)
  Flora the Fawn
  • Pattern: Flora the Fawn by Joanna Kienmeyer (etsy Crochet pattern $5.34)
  • Hook B- 2.25 mm
  • Yarn: Cloudborn Highland DK
  Dress and Headband for Giraffe Mommy 
  • Hook: J
  • Yarn: worsted held with fingering
  • Pattern: in Ravelry notes
  Crochet Thong for Yankee swap Goes with the TittensI made in 2015   Christmas Socks for Mom
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams
  • Yarn: Fibernymph Dye Works Traveler (sport weight) in the Summertime Blues Colorway + Patons Kroy Solids (Red)
  • Needles: US 2 (2.75mm) 
Dad’s Christmas Hat
  • Pattern:Turn a Square Hat 
  • Yarn: Leading Men Fiber Arts 
  • Needles: US 5 & 7 
  • Cast on 96. 6.5 inches before decrease for the crown
On the Needles   Christmas Pops Socks
  • Yarn: Holly Press Fiber Works SHEEPish in the Christmas Pops Colorway
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern- Non-Euclidian Heel by Sarah Jordan
Turquoise Stripes Socks
  • Yarn: Patons Kroy
  • Needles: US 1.5  (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams  
Crafty Adventures  

I talked about mending Mom's fingerless mitts. Click here for the link to original project page. Clearly these have been well loved since 2012!

  • Fingerless Mitts for mom (clearly she needs another pair)
  • Another toy for Will
  • Knit Picks Felici for socks for Dan
From the Armchair Diane: Reading James Patterson's Women's Murder Club: 15th Affair     Jen:   KAL News   Slay the Stash 2018
  • Each month you can declare a skein of yarn to knit/crochet/weave to its very end (within 3 yards) . Let’s use up those older special skeins that are soooo pretty we don’t want to touch them. Finish up that skein 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.
  • December Post
  • Use and follow #slaythestash2018 on Social Media
  • Tune in to see if you won!
Slay the Stash 2018: Sponsor List   Slay the Stash Sponsor List- 2019 Official Rules for 2019    Pigskin Party
  • Wondering what this crazy KAL is? Check out this page which gives you the best overview with all necessary links. There’s also a helpful “Start Here” Thread in the Ravelry Group
  • Check out the Rulesbut if you still have questions, come over to the Questions threadand ask. We’re happy to help.
  • Put your Name on the Roster then claim your spot in the End Zone Dance Threadwhere you’ll track your points. Continue to update your post with all of the points you earn during the KAL
  • For every 100 points, you’ll earn an entry into the drawing for the Grand Prizes
  • Check out our amazing Sponsors;if you use their products, you’ll earn more points per FO
  • 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!Some will be given out during the KAL; some will be part of the Grand Prizes.
  • Don’t forget to use #DCSPigskinParty18 on Instagram so we check out what you’re doing and you can be eligible for participation prizes.
 In This Episode: Contest, News & Notes   Tune in to see if you won the Riley Rose Cowl Contest. Didn’t get your pattern yet? Sign up for my newsletter to get it for free or find it on Ravelry for only $4. Life in Focus Mom and I talked about reviewing 2018 and some ideas for focusing and shaping 2019 by getting better systems in place.     On a Happy Note
  • Celebrating Dan’s Birthday
  • Funky nutcracker - featuring my niece Emelyn
  • I planned a surprise for my niece Aila for Giraffe Mommy's birthday but had to work. Dropped off gift for her instead.
  • My friend Laura coming to visit after Christmas!!
Quote of the Week When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice.  -Marquis de la Grange (1639 - 1692) ------   Thank you for tuning in!   Contact Information:    

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