56 minutes | Oct 15, 2020

Episode 194: Gnomies & Cozies

Thank you for tuning in to Episode 194 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. This week’s segments included: Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Brainstorming From the Armchair Crafty Adventures Knitting in Passing KAL News Events Contest, News & Notes Life in Focus On a Happy Note Quote of the Week Thank you to this episode’s sponsors: Cookie and Bees, Knit Wit Yarn Shop, Fibernymph Dye Works & AdoreKnit Off 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.    Autumn Garland Acorns: Ravelry Link, Website Pumpkins: Ravelry Link, Website  The September Leaf: Ravelry Link  Oak Leaf: Ravelry Link, Website  Materials: Yarn: DK & Worsted scraps Hook: C (2.75 mm) or D (3.25 mm) Gnoel Gnome Pattern: Gno Fun Like Gnome Fun by Sarah Shira, Imagined Landscapes (Pigskin Pro Shop Sponsor). Ravelry Project Page Link. Needles: US 4 (3.5 mm). Hook: C (2.75 mm) Yarn: leftover worsted & DK weight from stash. Crocheted the body (dusty pink yarn), and stuffed. Knit hat top down as written using a mustard color from Gale’s Art (DK). Stuffed and sewed to body. Knit beard and arms per pattern and sewed on. Gnori Gnome  Pattern: None; crocheted. Improvised Hook: C (2.75mm) Yarn: Leftover DK weight yarn in stash Link to my Ravelry Project Page Pumpkin Jar Cozy  Pattern: Ball Band by Jennifer Lassonde (free crochet pattern)- Ravelry Link or LoveCrafts Link. Hook G (4.25 mm) & F (3.75 mm) Yarn: Lion Brand Re-Up in the Ecru & Orange Colorways Sewed on crochet appliqué I’d already made. Check out the Ravelry Project Page for that FO. Nanaimo Cardigan (Ravelry Project Page) Pattern: Nanaimo Cardigan (website link) by Tara-Lynn Morrison US 15 (10.0 mm) US 19 (15.0 mm) Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick  I saw Arthella from Best Day Ever Crafting Podcast working on hers. She saw it on the Knit State of Mind Podcast (Episode 16) when Wanda recently finished hers.  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) On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Christmas with the Gilmores Socks Yarn: Area 51 Fibres in the Christmas with the Gilmores Colorway Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams Ravelry Project Page #gilmorealong2020   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 Nanaimo Cardigan (Ravelry Project Page) Pattern: Nanaimo Cardigan (website link) by Tara-Lynn Morrison US 15 (10.0 mm) US 19 (15.0 mm) Yarn: Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick and Quick in the Blackstone Colorway Brainstorming Tara, Arianrod on Ravelry, PMed me about the Continuous Mitered Square Blanket by Kara Gunza. DK weight crochet blanket. Looks like knit mitered squares. Ravelry Pattern Page / Direct website link Scandinavian Gnome by Lizz Jelsma. Crochet pattern available on Ravelry & on MakeItSewCrochet website. Starting kids Christmas toys. I need silver glittery yarn for Oisin’s custom alien. Ideas?  From the Armchair Brenda Dayne– The Cast On Podcast is returning after 5 years!  I met Brenda at Web’s Yarn Store in 2012 which I discussed in Episode 6 of this podcast. You can listen to back episodes of this podcast on The Podcast App– available for Apple + Android. The Home Edit. Netflix & their Master the Mess series on YouTube Obsessed. Crafty Adventures Rubber Stamping & Embossing. Made some gift tags and Christmas cards. They all need some finishing touches and parts are for a surprise gift so I’ll share later in the season but it felt great getting back into a hobby that I started 25 years ago!  Check out my first ever Day in the Life Vlog on my Down Cellar Studio Podcast YouTube Channel   Knitting in Passing I wore my Ninilchik Swoncho to Joann’s. The cashier at Joann asked if I minded sharing where I bought my sweater because she loved it and wanted to buy one. I told her I knit it. She’s just learning to crochet. I told her, she could definitely do this. Just keep learning. Dan got a nice text from his friend for whom I crocheted a baby blanket when their first granddaughter was due this summer. He thanked us again for her blanket saying it’s her favorite. So sweet. KAL News Quarterly Quests! Get all of the details here. Quarter 4: October 1- December 31, 2020: 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 (as of the start of 2020) gains you an extra entry.Check out the Ravelry Thread.  Thank you Quarter 4 Sponsors: APLCrafts, AdoreKnit, Jennifer Lassonde Designs- Ravelry Link/LoveCrafts Link 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– come celebrate each other’s finished projects (this is not where you enter your FOs for points in the 2020 season. See Rules for details) October Interception For this Interception you’re going to blend two (or more) colorways together in one project. You can marl them, use stripes, use one as an accent against a main color. You decide how to pair them up. A 2 color shawl, socks with contrast cuffs/heels/toes, a striped hat. As long as it’s at least 100 yards, it counts for this challenge.  To be eligible to win Complete a project of at least 100 yards that uses the 2 colors. If you want to make multiple small projects, the total must be over 100 yards. Project must have been cast on on/after 10/1/20 and completed by 10/31/20 Post your FO with a description and/or photo that shows how you’re meeting the challenge. 1 entry for your FO (or group of small FOs). Post your FO in the October Interception Thread in the Ravelry Group.  Players not on Ravelry can post on Instagram with #DCSPigskinComeTogether. You may only enter in one place- Ravelry OR Instagram.  1 additional entry in each place if you use one or more colorways from Holly Press Fibers.  Total of 2 entries Max per player (1 for your FO + 1 for using Holly Press Fibers Yarn) Prize: $30 Holly Press Fibers Gift Certificate (note- no additional points will be offered for completing this Interception. You can still enter for points for this project as usual). Pop-Up Events 30 Day Tailgate Talk Challenge Over on Friday! Did you like it? Should we do it another? For points? Or not for points? Kick Off Challenge- 50 pts for each FO you cast on in first 2 weeks of Pigskin Party. Limited time to enter for these points. Check out Details on Ravelry or on my website. Ravelry User VTKimmyKim is hosting a Netflix Party Movie Night on November 7th at 8:00pm EST. Movie TBD. Check out this and other pop-up events in this thread in the Ravelry Group— or host your announce and share it here. Events Tune in to hear about my classes with Virtual Vogue Knitting Live– October 9-11 Virtual Kick off event Thursday evening with Josh Bennett and London Kaye. Lots of fun.  Keynote on Saturday with Jared Flood. Friday, October 9, 2020 Beginning Brioche- Faina Goberstein. Saturday, October 10, 2020 Brioche and Beyond- Olga Jazzy. Sunday, October 11, 2020 Inclusive Size Shawls – Kim McBrian Evans. Operation Sock Drawer Book Launch Zoom Party hosted by the Stockinette Zombies. Jasmin & Gigi of the Knitmore Girls came on and talked about how the book came together and selecting the patterns, and then several of the designers shared more about themselves another designs. Watch the replay on YouTube. Shetland Wool Week. Replays on their Youtube Channel. Asking for donations if you find them valuable. Kino knits. Dumpster Fire 2020 Ornament & KAL along. BIPOC Make Along 2020 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. Runs from October 1 – December 31, 2020. No wips. Any craft is welcome! Contest, News & Notes Call for Testers-want to knit a sideways fingering weight shawl that calls for 20 calls/ 200g total? Message me! Life in Focus I’ve had a tough couple weeks with pain. Lessons learned: Listen to your body. Adjusting your plans/goals to be kind to the only body you get is absolutely OK. Don’t skip stretching. It’s important! Adjusting my routine can and often is a good thing. Waking up early to walk in the summer because it was light already and would be too hot later was a good idea. Now its dark at 5:45a… Its time to adjust. It shouldn’t take THIS hitting me so hard to get me there, but it sorta did. I’m just getting back to things now but I’m going to start thinking about what my routine looks like. I’ll be active and I do like having a routine. Habits work well for me… but that can look different in different seasons.  On a Happy Note A 2 hour deep tissue massage with my favorite massage therapist. Ordered a Theragun Pro with permission of my Rheumatologist using Flex Spending money. Not sure what a Theragun is- check out this article from CNet.  Home delivery from our local dairy Hornstra Farms! Outdoor get together for Dad’s birthday at my brother’s & watching Riley and Millie in their neighborhood production of Our Little Mermaid. I checked my ballot status- it has been mailed to me! I look forward to submitting it! Go out and Vote! Quote of the Week “Our political leaders will know our priorities only if we tell them, again and again, and if those priorities begin to show up in the polls.” -Peggy Noonan “Not Voting is not a protest. It is a surrender.” -Keith Ellison 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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