54 minutes | Dec 31, 2020

Episode 199: Cheers to a New Year & A New Pattern!

Thank you for tuning in to Episode 199 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. Show notes with photos can be found on my website: www.downcellarstudio.com/199  This week’s segments included: Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Brainstorming Crafty Adventures Knitting in Passing KAL News Contest, News & Notes Life in Focus Ask Me Anything On a Happy Note Quote of the Week Thank you to this episode’s sponsor: Knit Wit Yarn Shop Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins 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 Ahsoka Tano Pattern: Ahsoka Tano- Star Wars Mini Amigurumi by Lucy Collin ($4.25 US at time) Yarn: Knit Picks Brava Worsted Hook: C (2.75) Ravelry Project Page Nanaimo Cardigan Pattern: Nanaimo Cardigan by Tara-Lynn Morrison. ($6.50 US Knitting Pattern) Needles: US 19 (15 mm for body). US 15 (10 mm) and US 13 (9 mm) for ribbing. Yarn: Casade Ecological Wool in Colorway 8018 (natural), Lion Brand Fishermen’s Wool in the Birch Tweed Colorway, Noro Ito in Colorway 12 Raindance Ravelry Project Page 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 Candy Color Socks Yarn: Regia 4 ply in Colorway 01160 Needles: US 1 (2.25 mm) Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams Ravelry Project Page   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)  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 Brainstorming DK weight socks for Dan. Love the Squish Base from Goosey Fibers. 75% Superwash Merino. 25% nylon.  Crochet Lion Amigurumi by Melanie Willis. Available on Ravelry and Etsy for about $4.75 US. Yoga socks More spinning + getting back to design projects.  Crafty Adventures Oisin and Emelyn put 3 coats of primer on the blue wall in my studio & I did 2 coats of white paint. Then I got the crazy notion to rearrange my whole studio which required taking nearly everything out of it! Dan happily obliged! Slowly bringing things back around. Yarn mostly back in place. Check out Vlogmas Days 28 & 29 Video for more. Dan and I painted the bathroom. Vlogmas videos have been my other crafty adventure. finding new things to record each day. I am working on my editing skills. I vlogged through the whole month of December! Check it out here. Knitting in Passing I shared an update about video chatting with my niece Riley to help her with her sweater project. 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)   December Interception:  December Mini Skeins/Maximum Spirit Interception hosted by Yumi Yarns.Get your entries in. I will pull a winner in the next episode. Check out the January Interception: Stash Hat Scrimmage Hosted by Knitters Brewing Company. Check out the Ravelry Thread or this page . Contest, News & Notes Brew Buddy Growler Cozy $4 crochet pattern in Ravelry. Use coupon code “cheer” on Ravelry through 1/10/21 to get the pattern for $3. Life in Focus Working on my year in Review. Planning 2021.  Ask Me Anything I answered listener questions posted in Instagram Stories. The first was about my making in 2020. Here’s what that looks like: 209 FOs. 117 of those are washcloths. Toys- 36 Socks 19 Hats- 9 Jar cozies- 9 Blankets- 8 Sweaters- 6 Growler Cozies- 4 Stockings- 3 Shawls- 3 Cowls- 2 Mitts- 2 Baby Rompers- 2 Bralette- 1 Trim on denim skirt- 1 Necklace- 1 Trivet-1 Blanket Square- 1 Finished 8 spinning projects and have 2 in progress.  Finished one weaving project.  Gifts: 65 + wash cloths On a Happy Note Santa came to see kids outside at their grandparents’ house. Hattie wasn’t thrilled. I got my first haircut since January. We moved my grandmother to the independent living part of an assisted living facility. I checked out a newly reopened Thrift store & got a great vintage sweater and some cool handmade Christmas decorations.  While Eme and Oisín painted, I watched Hattie. Teddy Ruxpin. Coloring. Playing in snow. Playing barbies.  I shared a bit about our altered Christmas plans to accommodate for Covid-19. Quote of the Week “A man is about as big as the things that make him angry.”―Winston Churchill 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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