54 minutes | Dec 15, 2020

Episode 198: Boxing Day Bonus is Here!

Thank you for tuning in to Episode 198 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. Full Show Notes with Photos can be found on my website: www.downcellarstudio.com/198     This week’s segments included: Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Brainstorming Crafty Adventures KAL News Events Contest, News & Notes On a Happy Note Quote of the Week Thank you to this episode’s sponsors: Knit Wit Yarn Shop & Knit Style Yarns Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Black Chemo Cap Pattern: none Yarn: Bernat Velvet in Blackbird colorway Hooks: F (3.75 mm) for brim and G (4.5 mm) for body Ravelry Project Page Link 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)  Size Small Nordic Christmas Gnome Pattern: Nordic Christmas Gnome (free crochet pattern) by Ragnhild Hynne Uebler/Yarnhild. Link directly to website (not a Ravelry link) Yarn: worsted weight acrylic from stash Hooks: B (2.25 mm), D (3.25 mm) & J (6 mm) My Ravelry Project Page Piggie Nugget v2 Pattern: none Yarn: worsted weight acrylic from stash Hook: C (2.75 mm) Ravelry Project Page 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 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. CinderGA sent this tutorial about crocheting in the third loop with hdc.  Garret’s Crochet Wig Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver in the Blacklight Colorway Hook: I (5.5 mm) Ravelry Project Page Used basic idea from Cat Bordhi’s Knit-as-You-Go Tendrils video. Adapted for crochet. 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 Ravelry Project Page Check out my Day 8 Vlogmas Video to see Mom try it on! On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Spinning Fiber from Wound Up Fiber Arts Base: Corriedale Colorway: Prim I have 2 other similar colorways and will ply them together. Not doing any color management. 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 ADVENTure Gnome Mystery KAL Pattern: ADVENTure Gnome by Sarah Schira. Website link.  Yarn: Holly Press Fibers Sheepish Socks in the Christmas Pops Colorway. Fingering weight leftovers in cream.  Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm) and US 2 (2.75 mm) Ravelry Project Page I talked about Clues 1-5 but I’m not posting photos here so as not to reveal the mystery. 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 Baby Yoda Amigurumi Pattern: Baby Yoda Amigurumi (free crochet pattern) by LarissaMaced – @beefriendscrochet Yarn: Loops & Threads Impeccable in Fern (green) and Soft Taupe (Beige) Hook: D (3.25 mm) Ravelry Project Page Brainstorming Getting back to my Ursa Cardigan and my Nanaimo Cardigan which I don’t think I even told you I cast on because I didn’t get very far. I have a whole list of small Crochet projects I’d like to try out to make a Christmas garland or some small decorations.  Crafty Adventures I’ve only done 2 pages for my December Daily Album which I’m ok with. Forgot that December is not really the ideal time to do that because in addition to really enjoying my Christmas making— scrapbook stuff down cellar. Pellet stove isn’t on. Cold.  Alo realizing, my goal i to document this stuff. I’m not feeling overly compelled to make every page a work of art. That’s fine. Taking pressure down a notch.  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: Pigskin Party Rules: ’20-21 Season– 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. 2020 Pigskin Party KAL (Responses) Pigskin Party ‘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) Tune in to hear if you won the November Interception & check out our December Mini Skeins/Maximum Spirit Interception hosted by Yumi Yarns. I announced November Participation prizes and will soon post the details of the 14 Grand Prize Packs we have this year! 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.   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! Contest, News & Notes I released my latest shawl design- the Boxing Day Bonus Shawl (Ravelry Link). It is a sideways knit garter & eyelet shawl intended to maximize the use of mini skeins, specifically an Advent Mini Skein collection! The shawl is worked with increases in garter stitch stripes up to the center panel. The triangles are formed with German Short rows, then you decrease in garter stripes to finish off. The result is a big, cozy shawl where the rows never get too long and you’re not binding off hundreds of stitches but you still get that polished edge with the mock i-cord effect I use in so many of my pattern. Best of all- the pattern includes links to video tutorials to guide you throughout.  Check out full details on my website or on Ravelry. Tune in for a coupon code only for podcast listeners! You won’t find it anywhere else.  On a Happy Note Monday Nov 30th- we lost power in the evening but Dan and I worked together on getting the Christmas cards addressed and ready to mail! We lost power again on Sat 12/5. It didn’t last long but we listened to the My Favorite Murder Podcast and I got sleeve of mom’s cardigan done. Getting back into running! 2 massages recently! Zoom knit hangout with my friend Emily who you may know from the Knitting Butterflies audio podcast. Emily has been posting videos on her YouTube Channel again. Check them out here. All new windows installed, and our door replacements will be finished next weekend! I visited with Mom for her sweater try on and to pick up garland.  Tune in to Day 8 Vlogmas Video to see Mom’s gorgeous Christmas decorations. She says they’re scaled way down, and they are, but its still more than anyone else I know! We had another rainy Saturday so we watched hours of Good Girls on Netflix and wrapped all of our Christmas gifts. Getting to see our nieces and nephews (safely) and seeing Hattie experience Teddy Ruxpin Singing and Reading to her for the 1st time! Quote of the Week I used to spend a lot of energy trying to get further. I now spend a lot of energy trying to get better. Progress is a trajectory, not just a destination. –Web Smith 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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