55 minutes | Mar 30, 2021

Episode 205: Sure of You

Thank you for tuning in to Episode 205 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. Check out full show notes and photos on my website. Click here. This week’s segments included: Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Brainstorming From the Armchair Some Years Later KAL News Events Contest, News & Notes On a Happy Note Quote of the Week Reminder: All links to Ravelry are labeled as such.  Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Laura’s Cameo Socks Yarn: Patons Kroy FX Yarn in the Cameo Colors Colorway Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams ($5 US knitting pattern) Ravelry Project Page Link Easter Garland Yarn: mostly Knit Picks Brava Worsted Minis. If you’d like to purchase any Knit Picks Yarn I’d appreciate it if you’d use my Knit Picks Affiliate Link Patterns Used: Spring Garland by SheMakesCrochet- website link. (for bunnies and carrots) Easter Egg Pattern from Mamachee Crochet Patterns- website link. Hooks: Various sizes based on yarn weight. Jen’s Ravelry Project Page Heart Garland  Pattern: Heart Garland by Sarahndipities Designs (free crochet pattern)-website link Hooks: 3.75 + others  Yarn:  White: Lion Brand Wool Ease- 301- White Multi Big Twist from Joann’s (Holiday- Red & Twinkle- Gray/Silver) Ravelry Project Page 3-ply Corriedale Yarn from Wound Up Fiber Arts Fiber: Wound Up Fiber Arts Corridale- three 4 oz braids.  Wound Up Fiber Arts Shop link Colorways: Prim, Fall Fibes & Honey Pie. Jen’s Ravelry Project Page 3 ply yarn – 6 skeins, 306g. Total yards: 923 On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins 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) Ravelry Project Page Riley’s Nanaimo Cardigan Pattern: Nanaimo Cardigan by by Tara-Lynn Morrison Yarn:  Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick in Colorway: Storm Front (5 skeins) Size XS/S  Ravelry Project Page Sidewalk Stripes Socks Yarn: Patons Kroy Stripes  in the Sidewalk Chalk Colorway Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams ($5 US knitting pattern) Ravelry Project Page  Used Green Stripe Ragg colorway of Patons Kroy for heel. Whale Song Socks Yarn: Knit Picks Felici in the Whale Song Colorway. If you’d like to purchase any Knit Picks Yarn I’d appreciate it if you’d use my Knit Picks Affiliate Link. Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams ($5 US knitting pattern) Ravelry Project Page Link Knit Picks Stroll in Navy Colorway for the heels. Hydrangea Stripes Blanket Pattern: Hydrangea Stripes Blanket by Lucy of Attic24 (free crochet blanket) Ravelry Project Page  Yarn: Sprighly Acrylic Worsted in Silver Grey, Suede and Misty Pink. Vanna’s Choice in Grey Marble, Charcoal Grey & Oatmeal. Knit Picks Brava Minis in assorted colors. Some of them include: Avocado, Dublin, Sienna, Wine, Denim, Fig, Tranquil, & Coral. Hook: H (5.0 mm), Cast on with K (6.5 mm) Chained 118 to start. Pattern calls for chaining 182 for a 4×6 foot blanket. Next time I’d cut by half at least for a baby blanket. Brainstorming Summer flower garland inspired by this Instagram post by Lucy of Attic 24 I’m so inspired to make a bikini top after a crafty chat with my friend Emily (butterflyem4 on Instagram). She shared her Arrowhead  Halter Top by The Knotty Lace Studio. Etsy Link. Ravelry Link. A few from my Etsy Favorites:Cozy Creative Projects, Sassy Love Crochet, CosmoknitsCreations or Beach Bralette on Ravelry From the Armchair Tune in to hear more about my experiences with Virtual Vogue Knitting Live in March Keynote Melanie Fallick. Check out her website & Instagram account. Melanie Talked about her book Making a Life. Amazon Affiliate Link Learn more on the Modern Daily Knitting website: https://www.moderndailyknitting.com/making-a-life/ You can see recordings of past conversations here. Glorious Garter Class by Carol Sulcoski Learned how to properly take gauge in garter. She talked about drape/stretch of fabric, what CO and BO work best and more! Highly recommend. Latines y Lana: Our Journeys in the World of FiberLouis Boria, Ana Campos, Flor de Iris,  Cecilia Losada & La Serena Tejera (all links to Instagram) Swatch What Happens Live Stephanie Erin and Serah Hedin: Stephanie Erin & Serah Hedin (all links to Instagram) Hosted by Josh Bennett Some Years Later Thank you to Ravelry user MLbatesWI, Lisa who recommended this idea for a segment in her review on Apple Podcasts. FO from March 2016 Socks using KnitCircus Yarn in the Greatest of Ease Base in the Come What May Colorway. Check out my Ravelry Project Page. I wear them often and I think they’re holding up well. Not overly dingy.  One note- Knit Circus has changed hands but this yarn base, according to Ravelry, isn’t discontinued.  Pair of socks I knit for Dan 5 years ago with Regia 4 ply. His first pair of patterned/self-striping socks. Check out my Ravelry Project Page. Also his first pair sock weight socks. Holding up beautifully!  KAL News Splash Pad opens Friday May 28 Sponsor spots open. Click here for details. Save the Date: Virtual Kick Off Weekend May 29 & 30, 2021 Rules will go up soon but as a reminder, WIPs are eligible for this KAL so if you want to get strategic and save stuff consider this your heads up.  Pro Shop Sponsors are given the opportunity to sell exclusive items before & during the KAL. This is the paid option ($50 for Splash Pad Party). There are a max of 20 spots per KAL. Pro Shop sponsors receive 1 free 30 second promotional ad on the Down Cellar Studio Podcast, and first selection of Virtual Vending Spots for the Kick off Weekend Saturday May 29 & 30th. Snack Shack Sponsors will donate prizes but will not be sell KAL Exclusive products. This is free option and there are unlimited spots. Snack Shack Sponsors may sign up for any available Virtual weekend spots available after Pro Shop Sponsor Sign Up. Note: All Sponsors are required to contribute at least one prize with a minimum suggested value of $20. Events If you’re hearing this right away, check out Legacy Fiber Artz Raffle to raise money For Hate is a Virus Community Action Fund. $5 each. The winner gets the entire bundle of their Spring Blossom Colorways- 5 skeins of yarn. Over $160 value. Ends March 31 at 8p Eastern.  – Check out their Instagram Post & Enter to win Knit & Escape April Virtual Event. April 7-10, 2021 I heard about this on Taylor Owen’s Thread to Mend YouTube Channel. She is teaching a class called: Hand Crafting a Wardrobe from Fleece to Fabric with Taylor Owen Virtual Vogue Knitting Live April 15-18 Knit for Food Knit-a-thon Sun, April 11th 2021 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM EDT- hosted by Laura Nelkin Sign up, or consider donating towards my $500 goal. Click here to make a donation on my page. Contest, News & Notes I’m sorry share about the passing of Paula Emons-Fuessle on March 22, 2021 Ravelry Profile Knitting Pipeline Website Caring Bridge Page March 31st last day to use original version of Ravelry. I’m sad and frustrated that it has come to this. The eternal optimist in me was holding out hope that they’d fix the issues that have been reported. Tune in to hear more about my thoughts and my plan so far. If you know of good alternative, especially for a pattern database, please let me know. I will not be using Ravelry from 3/31- 4/2 to support the worldwide ban that’s being organized.  Want to export our patterns from Ravelry? Check out this link to the DownThemAll Chrome Extension that allows you download everything on one web of a website. Check out this YouTube Video about how to download your Ravelry Library. I have a new pattern available on Ravelry & Love Crafts! The Sure of You Headband is a simple stockinette & reverse stockinette headband with a mock i-cord edging and flexible button closure at the back. This pattern has been tech edited & test knit.All instructions are written and charted. It calls for bulky weight yarn and US 8 Needles. It is written for 4 sizes. Use code friends on Ravelry to get the pattern for $4 instead of $5 or if you’re a newsletter subscriber, check your inbox for an even better coupon code. New on the Down Cellar Studio YouTube Channel.  Crafty Chat with Jen Crafty Chat with Emily Coming soon- Crafty Chat with Wendy. Check out the channel. On a Happy Note Savers trip with Mom- blue sequin “Fearless” pouch! Fearless is Mom’s word of the year for 2021! Hattie wearing the pink legwarmers I knit for Aila.  Hiking longer and in better weather. Having friends over for a bonfire. Tractor rides for the kids. Jiffy pop! Planning Disney trip for the whole fam! Quote of the Week “New goals don’t deliver new results. New lifestyles do. And a lifestyle is a process, not an outcome. For this reason, your energy should go into building better habits, not chasing better results.” -James Clear 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 Check out my Down Cellar Studio YouTube Channel Knit Picks Affiliate Link Music -“Soft Orange Glow” by Josh Woodward. Free download: http://joshwoodward.com/
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