62 minutes | Nov 29, 2020

Episode 197: Gifting All Along

Thank you for tuning in to Episode 197  of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. This week’s segments included: Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Brainstorming Knitting in Passing KAL News Events On a Happy Note Quote of the Week Thank you to this episode's sponsors: Prairie Bag Works & Irocknits Stayed tuned to the end for a bit of bonus audio with my niece Riley! Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Holly Cozy Pattern: Ball Band by Jennifer Lassonde (free crochet pattern). Hook: F (3.5 mm) Yarn: Lion Brand Re-Up in the Ecru Colorway. Rowan Designer Collection DK Handknit Cotton in Hastings Green & Cherry.  Ravelry Project Page Link Link to Holly Berry Pattern (non-Ravelry link) Lotion Cozy Pattern: Ball Band with a Twist by Jennifer Lassonde (free crochet pattern). Hook: F (3.5 mm) Yarn: Rowan Designer Collection DK Handknit Cotton in Hastings Green & Cherry.  Ravelry Project Page Sweet Stripes Socks Yarn: Patons Kroy Stripes in the Sweet Stripes Colorway Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams Ravelry Project Page Oisin’s Christmas Alien Ravelry Project Page Pattern: none Hook: D (3.25 mm) Yarn: Worsted Weight Acrylic. Christmas is Here! Cookie Pattern: Cookie by Philomena from the Christmas is Here! eBook Hook: D (3.25 mm) Yarn: worsted weight acrylic yarn from stash.  On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Wave of Change Jacket  Pattern: Wave of Change Jacket by Denise Bayron ($9 US knitting pattern) Yarn: Battenkill Fiber Mill Yarn (from Rhinebeck 2019). No label or other details available Needles: US 8 (5.0 mm) for body. US 6 (4.0 mm) for ribbing. Size 3, 45” bust because it calls for 2-4 inches of positive ease.  Ravelry Project Page Check out Week 45 Video on my YouTube Channel to see Mom try it on. Rainbow Ripple Bralette Pattern: Ripple Bralette by Jessie Maed Designs ($9 US knitting pattern). Click here for my Ravelry Project Page. Needles: US 2 ( 2.75 mm) & US 4 (3.5 mm) Yarn: Spunky Eclectic yarn purchased at MA sheep & wool (I think)  Spinning  Fiber from Wound Up Fiber Arts Base: Corriedale Colorway: Prim I have 2 other similar colorways so I’m spinning all of it and will ply them together for a 3 ply yarn. Riley’s Charcoal Afghan Ravelry Project Page Pattern: none Hooks: US N/P (10.0 mm) to cast on. US M/N (9.0 mm) for body. Signs of the Season Socks Yarn: Fibernymph Dye Works Bounce base in the Signs of the Season Colorway Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Ravelry Project Page Ursa Ravelry Project Page Pattern: Ursa by Jacqueline Cieslak Needle: US 11 (8.0 mm) Yarn: Kraemer Yarns Mauch Chunky in the Juji Fruit Colorway  Yarn provided to me free for review. Tune in to hear my initial thoughts. Hippo Disco Socks Ravelry Project Page. Yarn: Lemonade Shop Simple Sock. Hippo Disco Colorway Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams Brainstorming Christmas is Here! Introducing 8 free patterns written by 8 Latin American designers! Check out this link to Christmas is Here Pattern Page on Ravelry. Gingerbread Man, Nutcracker, Elf Doll, Mouse, Bear, Angel, Cat with a Santa hat, Reindeer. Each of them are absolutely adorable! Crochet patterns in Spanish and English Garret asked for a crocheted wig. I’ll be using the Afro Hair Wig by Weiyan Huang as a guide. Ravelry Link to Pattern here. Knitting in Passing Chatting with Riley about knitting on Zoom and seeing how her projects are coming! 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 heck 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) Check out details for the November Interception here & our newly announced December Mini Skeins/Maximum Spirit Interception hosted by Yumi Yarns. Extra Point Challenge: Give yourself and your team 100 points for each small project (min 25 yards: less than 100 yards) you complete. To be eligible for extra points, a project must be started no earlier than 11/1/20 and completed no later than 12/25/20. Limit 5 projects per player (500 total bonus points). Check out the details on my website or on Ravelry. Events Dramatic Knits Podcast is hosting a KAL October 1-December 31, 2020 where I am the featured designer! Check out this Ravelry Post for details.   BIPOC Make Along: Runs 10/1-12/18  Festive Sock Along with Amy Florence of Stranded Podcast. Stay tuned to her podcast Ravelry Group for details. October 1- December 1, 2020. #Festivesockalong2020  Beth MDQuilter (Instagram) and Abigail Covert_Knits (Instagram) teaming up for gilmorealong2020. Started 9/22.  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! The Indie Giftalong is running! Check out their Ravelry Group.The Indie Design Gift-A-Long is a 5+ week long KAL/CAL of holiday gifts made from patterns designed by a rather extensive list of independent designers. From November 24th, 2020 at 8:00 pm US EST to December 31, 2020 at midnight US EST there will be fun games, contests, and 8 KAL/CALs that will help you get your holiday knitting and crocheting done with companionship and fun! Please use #giftalong2020 and #GAL2020  On a Happy Note My daily Theragun use is making a noticeable difference. I decorated the house for Christmas the weekend before Thanksgiving- except for the tree.  Emelyn came home from school! Hugs! So rare these days. Thanksgiving weekend. Dan and I spent the day together. PJs day (and putting up the tree). I finally put up the photos I had printed on Wood Panels from Walgreens months ago. Impromptu Christmas shopping with Mom! I did some Christmas shopping at Savers. Video coming soon to my YouTube Channel on how I thrift. Put tree in diningroom bc having windows done.  Riley coming for a sleepover! Quote of the Week “I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” – G.K. Chesterton Thank you for tuning in! Contact Information: Ravelry: BostonJen & Down Cellar Studio Podcast Ravelry Group Instagram: BostonJen1 YouTube: Down Cellar Studio Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/downcellarstudio Sign up for my email newsletter to get the latest on everything happening in the Down Cellar Studio Music -“Soft Orange Glow” by Josh Woodward. Free download: http://joshwoodward.com/
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