45 minutes | Sep 30, 2020

Episode 193: Socks & Kick Off!

Thank you for tuning in to Episode 193 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. Full show notes and photos can be found on my website:  This week’s segments included: Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Brainstorming From the Armchair Knitting in Passing KAL News Events Ask Me Anything On a Happy Note Quote of the Week Thank you to this episode’s sponsors: Knit Wit Yarn Shop, Cookie & Bees, agirlandherwool & Sunsoaked Yarns. Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Eme’s Halloween Garland  Acorns: Ravelry Link, Website  Pumpkins: Ravelry Link, Website Owl: Ravelry Link, Website  Oak Leaf: Ravelry Link, Website Teenie Tiny Pumpkin: Ravelry Link, Website Baby Ghost: Ravelry Link  Itty Bitty Bat Amigurumi: Ravelry Link, Website  Fall Oak Leaves: Ravelry Link, Website  Amigurumi Candy Corn: Ravelry Link, YouTube Tutorial Spooky Spider Bro: Ravelry Link, Website Materials: Yarn: DK & Worsted scraps Hook: C (2.75 mm) or D (3.25 mm) On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Bella Cosa Shawl Pattern: Bella Cosa Shawl (free crochet pattern on Ravelry) by Stitch with Passion Crochet Hook: J 6.0 mm Yarn: Madelinetosh Tosh DK. No colorway listed.  Freewheeler Sweater Pattern: Freewheeler by Kristen Finlay (Ravelry Link) $11 AUD (~$8.35 US) Needles: US 7 (4.5 mm) Yarn (held double): Holiday Yarns (Badger Black Colorway); CeCe’s Wool Yarn Baby! 1120 yards fingering weight Superwash Merino (Cherries Jubilee Colorway) Black is the New Orange Socks- Ravelry Project Page Link Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Yarn: White Birch Fiber Arts 80/20 SW Merino, Nylon Self Striping in the Black is the New Orange Colorway Using my handmade Hello Kitty Halloween Project bag.    Scrappy Sparkly Halloween Socks- Ravelry Project Page Link Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Yarn: Some scraps. Some Knitty & Color minis  Declan 1st Socks (Ravelry Link) Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams Yarn: Patons Kroy in the Grey Brown Marl Colorway with Flax for heel Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Vampire Vibes Socks (Ravelry Link) Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams Yarn: Knit Picks Felici in the Vampires Vibes colorway. Holly Press Fibers Sheepish Sock (heels) Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Fall Garlands Acorns: Ravelry Link, Website (made 2) Pumpkins: Ravelry Link, Website (made 2) The September Leaf: Ravelry Link (made 2) Oak Leaf: Ravelry Link, Website (made 2) Teenie Tiny Pumpkin: Ravelry Link, Website (made 1) Fall Oak Leaves: Ravelry Link, Website (made 1) Materials: Yarn: DK & Worsted scraps Hook: C (2.75 mm) or D (3.25 mm) Brainstorming I’m having a hard time finding a lion crochet toy pattern I like (and that isn’t too large). This Lion Amigurumi is kind of cute. I keep browsing the bundle of patterns from Pigskin ’20 Sponsors. Thank you Zoom Dog Knits for putting this together.   From the Armchair Listener Mary sent this tutorial for joining granny squares. Check out this link to the zigzag slip stitch join tutorial.  I scored two great crafty books at Savers. Spent less than $6 for the pair!  Basic Crochet Stitches: 250 Stitches to Crochet. Edited by Erika Knight. Vogue Knitting: The Ultimate Knitting Book Knitting in Passing I told stories about knitting with my 2 year old niece, Hattie, and her wearing my handknit socks. When she’s big she wants her own knitting and a bag for her knitting. My best friend wants a gnome after seeing mine. Link to my Ravelry Project. A family friend, age 16, asked me for handknit socks. So sweet.  KAL News Quarterly Quests! Get all of the details here. Quarter 3: July 1- September 30 – Lessen the Library– check out the Ravelry Thread here .Quarter 3 Sponsors: Sunsoaked Yarns, Apple Fiber Studio, Cookie and BeesDon’t forget to post on Instagram #QuarterlyQuests & #LessentheLibrary  I will pull Q3 winners in next episode October 1- December 31: Slay the Stash Of course we still want you to slay your stash so we added it to the very end. Use up any skein purchased prior to 2020 all the way down to the last 3 yards. Again, older than 5 years gains you an extra entry. Pigskin Party ’20 Check out all of the details you need to know either in the Start Here Thread  on Ravelry or on my website.  Important Links: Rules– see what’s new and exciting this year.  Sign up Form– get your name on the Roster! Points Tally Form– earned some points? Get credit! Support Request Form– mixed up something when entering points. Let us know. Scoreboard List of Pigskin ‘20 Sponsors Pro Shop Sponsors Exclusive Items Coupon Codes Prize Thread Questions Thread End Zone Dance Thread on Ravelry.  Use #DCSPigskinEndZoneDance on Instagram September/October Huddle Ravelry Thread. Use #DCSPigskinParty20 on Instagram Mark it Monday Ravelry Thread. Use #DCSPigskinMarkItMonday on Instagram Important Details shared this episode: check out the October Interception on my website or on Ravelry. Events Virtual Vogue Knitting Live– October 9-11 Festive sock along with Amy Florence of Stranded Podcast. Stay tuned to her podcast Ravelry Group for details. October 1- December 1  #Festivesockalong2020  Beth MDQuilter (Instagram) and Abigail Covert_Knits (Instagram) teaming up for gilmorealong2020. Starts 9/22. I bought yarn from Area 51 Fibres. Can’t wait!  Knit All the Yarn Podcast  #stockingstuffersmal2020 Check out the details in the Knit All the Yarn Podcast Ravelry Group. Ask Me Anything In Episode 192- Timenow13 on Instagram asked about listening to older episode of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. You can download The Podcast App– available for Apple + Android and go all the way back to Episode 1 (like I did this week. WOW!) On a Happy Note A clean house, decorated for fall! We had a small social distant gathering at the house. Oisin, Will, Aila, and Declan were here working in the woods all day. Their parents came in the evening for a beer and some pizza. We had a camp fire and my best friend brought s’mores stuff.  I found another new trail. I’m enjoying watching the leaves falling and seeing our neighbors’ goats out and about. When boys working in the yarn I took my grabber and cleaned up our frontage of so much litter!  Making soups. Currently loving this Asiago Roasted Garlic Cauliflower Soup.  Fresh garlic from our friend’s garden.  Quote of the Week “Life is a train of moods like a string of beads, and as we pass through them, they prove to be many-colored lenses which paint the world their own hue, and each shows only what lies in its focus.”– Ralph Waldo Emerson Thank you for tuning in! Contact Information: Ravelry: BostonJen & Down Cellar Studio Podcast Ravelry Group Twitter: Instagram: BostonJen1 Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/downcellarstudio Sign up for my email newsletter to get the latest on everything happening in the Down Cellar Studio!
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