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Thank you for tuning in to Episode 152 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. Full show notes with photos can be found here.   This week's segments included:  

  • Off the Needles
  • On the Needles
  • Brainstorming
  • Crafty Adventures
  • KAL News
  • Life in Focus
  • On a Happy Note
  • Quote of the Week
Off the Needles   Crocheted Garland for Aila     Matt's 2018 Christmas Hat
  • Yarn: Berrocco Vintage in the Dungaree Colorway
  • Needles: US 5 (3.75 mm) and US 7 (4.5 mm)
  • Pattern: Turn a Square Hat by Jared Flood
  Turquoise Stripes Socks
  • Yarn: Patons Kroy
  • Needles: US 1.5  (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams
On the Needles   Rock You Like a Hurricane Socks
  • Yarn: Freckled Whimsy yarn in the Rock You Like a Hurricane colorway
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern- OMG Heel by Megan Williams


  Dan's 1st Felici Socks
  • Yarn: Knit Picks Felici in the 8 Bit Colorway
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern- OMG Heel by Megan Williams


  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
  KFI Scrappy Socks  
  • Yarn:
    • KFI Luxury Indulgence Cashmere in Colors 601 + 602 ( 70% Merino, 25% Nylon, 5% Cashmere goat)- DK
    • Skacel Kenzie- worsted: 50% Wool, 25% Nylon, 10% Alpaca, 10% Angora, 5% Silk
  • Needles: US 2 (2.75 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG heel by Megan Williams
  • Cast on 48 stitches.


Brainstorming   Crafty Adventures Mom and I (mostly Mom) made a fascinator for a wedding I was attending.     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
  • December Sponsor: Sunsoaked Yarns
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.
  • Don't forget about the  December Interception: Craft a Team- sponsored byImagined Landscapes for Sponsoring.
We also have the WIPs Interception running through 2/4.     Life in Focus
  • Tune in to hear my review of my 18 in 2018 project
I also talked about how I do my Year in Review:   Reviewed 2018 by theme: work, personal, podcast/design, finances, health + fitness
  • What am I most proud of?
  • What results did I get?
  • New Skills or Knowledge?
  • Things and People that brought me happiness
  • Top 5 things I'm grateful for
  • Habits + improvements I've incorporated

I will talk more about 2019 Planning in the next episode.

On a Happy Note
  • Met my friends for knitting, chatting and dinner!


  • Aila performed her first piano recital!
  • Wedding fun with friends! We thought we should have been at table 9- 9 Ladies Dancing!
  • Christmas Eve with my cousins!
  • Christmas!
  • My best friend gave me a jewelry hanger from Pottery barn 
  Quote of the Week Whence all this hurry to arrive at a state? Are you not already face-to-face with the eternal mystery? Take it easy for a while; just watch the snow falling or the kettle boiling, and not so much hurry. – Alan Watts           ------     Thank you for tuning in!   Contact Information:    

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