56 minutes | Apr 30, 2021

Episode 207: Glass Ceiling

Thank you for tuning in to Episode 207 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. Find full show notes with photos check out my website. This week’s segments included: Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Brainstorming From the Armchair Some Years Later Crafty Adventures KAL News Events Contest, News & Notes On a Happy Note Quote of the Week Thank you to this episode’s sponsors: AdoreKnit, agirlandherwool & Yumi Yarns Stay tuned after credits for audio from Riley and Aila Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Baby Yoda (#2) 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) for Yoda. G (4.0 mm) for robe Ravelry Project Page Dan’s New Year’s Socks Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams ($5 US knitting pattern) Yarn: US 2 (2.75 mm) Needles: Goosey Fibers in the Stay out of the Forest (not final dye version) & Lock Your F*cking Door (brown) Ravelry Project Page Cast on 52 stitches. Dan’s Glass Ceiling Hat Pattern: Glass Ceiling Hat by me, Jennifer Lassonde- Ravelry Link Needles: US 4 (3.5 mm) and US 6 (4.0 mm) Yarn: Cascade 220 Superwash (I think) Size 3 Ravelry Project Page On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Fibernymph Dye Works Shetland Spin Three 2 oz natural Shetland Started 2nd  2 oz Ravelry Project Page  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 FlockSock (Badger Black Colorway); CeCe’s Wool Yarn Baby! 1120 yards fingering weight Superwash Merino (Cherries Jubilee Colorway) Ravelry Project Page Gram’s Mother’s Day Socks Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams ($5 US knitting pattern) Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Yarn: Knitting Fever Indulgence 6-ply Color 102 Ravelry Project Page Brainstorming Thank you to Lynn (LynnPar) for enabling. She messaged me to say that Lion Brand Wool Ease Thick & Quick was on sale at Joann’s. I scored 4 skeins of colorway: Storm Front to make a Nanaimo Cardigan (to match Riley’s).  Vogue Knitting Keynote with Stephen West (click here for his website) has me wanting to cast on one of his designs because it would be fun to make and have, but also to learn and continue to stretch my skills.  From the Armchair Finished Reading:  Tell Me More: Stories about the 12 Hardest Things I’m Learning to Say by Kelly Corrigan. Bookshop Affiliate Link. Amazon Affiliate Link. I also highly recommend The Middle Place by Kelly Corrigan. Bookshop Affiliate Link. Amazon Affiliate Link. Reflections on the Artist’s Way by Julia Cameron (Hoopla) Bookshop Affiliate Link, Amazon Affiliate Link Glow on Netflix. Great knits- lots of texture, great silhouettes, lots of mohair or other yarn with halo. Super inspiring. Content warning- drugs, sex, smoking.  Some Years Later Tune in to hear me talk about a project I finished on May 1, 2014- Tan House Brook Shawl in Neighborhood Fiber Co Studio Sock in the Rock Creek Park colorway Check out my Ravelry Project Page here. Crafty Adventures I am learning Punch Needle! Kit with pattern by Teresa Kogut  Pattern: PN165- For Ewe Link to purchase pattern only on Etsy for $12. I purchased my complete kit from Tree House Fiber Arts. Click here for their website. Kit included: 7″/9″ Morgan hoop, weavers cloth, floss, Ultra Punch Needle, Needle threaders, pattern, instructions.  Kits no longer available but Rachel does have double hoop, pattern and the punch needle in stock. Helpful resources: YouTube Videos by the Woolery & Kate Gillery Tune in to hear Riley and Aila talk about the craft projects they did during their Birthday celebration. KAL News Splash Pad- May 28 through July 31 Check out the Splash Pad Party Sponsor List Rules, sponsor list and so much more can be found on the Splash Pad ’21 landing page on my website Sign up by filling out this Google Form Kick Off Weekend: Saturday May 29 & Sunday May 30th. Preview night on Friday May 28th 4p-5p Zoom–  Kick Off Happy Hour with BostonJen 7p-9p Zoom  -Knit Night with BostonJen (Patrons only; sign up for Patreon by clicking here) Kick Off Weekend-Saturday May 29 & Sunday May 30th. Friday night there will be a 4p-5p Zoom–  Kick Off Happy Hour with BostonJen & a special event for Patrons only: 7p-9p Zoom -Knit Night Zoom Events Craft Cook Read Repeat Podcast with Monica and Cortney- Summer Bingo starts end of May. Check out their website Knit Girllls Stash Dash usually end of May. Stay tuned to their website for more details. Vogue Virtual Knitting Live– May 13-16 & June 10-13, July 15-18.  May 14-16- Indie Untangled is having a Indie Spotlight Virtual Show. I’m participating in a Designer Spotlight on Sunday May 16 at 3p. General Admission is $7.00  Contest, News & Notes Patreon Update: its been fun seeing so many of you sign up! Check out my Patreon page to see the kinds of things you’d get access to if you want to join. Reminder: Those in the $5+ tiers get access to my private IG feed & to the monthly Zoom hangout during the KALs. Need more incentive? We have a new challenge starting in May.  Check out my latest knitting design: Glass Ceiling Hat Pattern $5 on LoveCrafts and Ravelry Get 30% off with code “breakit” through 5/15/21 OR if you’re a newsletter subscriber, check your inbox for an even better deal.  On a Happy Note I had fun celebrating LYS Day. Yarn’s End in Norwell teamed up with Dirty Water Dyeworks for kits for my Boxing Day Bonus Shawl. You can still get those kits online here. I bought some yarn for a colorwork sweater I’m dreaming of knitting at Staci’s Stitches. Sitting outside on the porch. Pattern writing and knitting while the boys work. Last Saturday the boys installed a tire swing. Not just any tire swing- but our old backhoe tire swing! It’s glorious and fun!  Really enjoyed my Vogue Knitting classes in April!  I had a blast catching up with my friend Kristi (krisluvswool on Instagram). You can check out all the crafty projects Kristi is making (and my recent projects too) on my YouTube Channel. I also recently recorded a Crafty Chat with Shana (shanalines_designs on Instagram) that will go up soon.  Riley & Aila’s birthday day out!! Planning Hattie’s first sleepover!  Quote of the Week In limits, there is freedom. Creativity thrives within structure. Creating safe havens where our children are allowed to dream, play, make a mess and, yes, clean it up, we teach them respect for themselves and others.- Julia Cameron Thank you for tuning in! Contact Information: Check out the Down Cellar Studio Patreon! 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 Bookshop Affiliate Link Music -“Soft Orange Glow” by Josh Woodward. Free download: http://joshwoodward.com/
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