64 minutes | May 14, 2021

Episode 208: Mom is BACK!

Thank you for tuning in to Episode 208 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. This week’s segments included: Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins Brainstorming From the Armchair Crafty Adventures Knitting in Passing KAL News Events On a Happy Note Quote of the Week Thank you to this episode’s sponsors: Irocknits Designs, Sunsoaked Yarns, Precision Athletic Training. Thank you to our Ultimate Insider Patreon Members: Theresa, Kathy, Luanne & Beth! Your support means so much to me!  Welcome back BostonJensMom! Thanks, Mom, for co-hosting with me again (first time since the pandemic started) Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins 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-Green, purple, blue, red stripes. 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 I shared how our Patreon Community is doing a challenge in May that’s helping me with this. Check out my Patron options here.  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 Advent 2020 Scrappy Socks  Pattern: OMG Socks by Megan Williams Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Yarn: Fingering weight yarn from Advent Swap with Stephanie @Farmsteadknits on IG My Ravelry Project Page Playhouse Scrappy Socks  Pattern: OMG Socks by Megan Williams Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm) Yarn: Knit Picks Felici in Playhouse colorway + other leftovers of Felici and other self striping yarn. Started Oct 2019 Socks started ages ago. Did vanilla bean slipped stitch thing between stripes. Didn’t love them so I pulled back and just knit, then several stripes in, the yarn broke which broke up repeat. I took it as a sign to make them scrappy instead.  My Ravelry Project Page Knit Picks Affiliate Link Hydrangea Stripe #2 Pattern: Hydrangea Stripes Blanket by Lucy of Attic24 (free crochet blanket) My Ravelry Project Page Hook: I  (Cast on with K hook) Yarn: Vanna’s Choice in Shadow Ombre, Orion Blue, Burgundy & Sea glass, Sprightly Acrylic Worsted in Suede & Big Twist Soft in Rose & Charcoal I cast on 86. Deschain Pattern Deschain by Leila Raven Needles: US 9 (5.5 mm) Yarn. Rowan Creative Linen. Colorway 00624-   Gray.  Size: Smallest (54 1/4 in bust) Calls for 16-22″ positive ease. I should have around 19″ My Ravelry Project Page Weave in ends in linen? Tips welcome  Found lots of online sources that say to weave in ends using Duplicate Stitches. Check out this photo tutorial from CocoKnits Brainstorming I’m itching to cast on socks for the Splash Pad Party. I have yarn from agirlandherwool & Legacy Fiber Artz that’s calling to me.  From the Armchair 2 finished books:  Wow. No Thank You. Samantha Irby. Bookshop Affiliate Link. Amazon Affiliate Link.  It’s Never Too Late To Begin Again. Julia Cameron. Bookshop Affiliate Link.Amazon Affiliate Link. 2 new to me podcasts:  Create Well Podcast  with Raye Zaragoza & Erica Elan. Make Good. Jessica & Karen in NH have a great knitting podcast from their LYS. Crafty Adventures I received an antique Circular Sock Machine (CSM) from my best friend’s Dad, who found it in their attic when they downsized a few years ago. I’ve spent time the past 2 weekends cleaning it but haven’t cast on yet. I found this video tutorial helpful as I think about casting on. Knitting in Passing We finally got to visit my grandmother at her new apartment in an Assisted Living community. Introduced us to her friend as her granddaughter- the one who knits all the shawls and socks! Her Jean Marie shawl is on the back of her chair.  KAL News Splash Pad- May 28 through July 31 Check out the Splash Pad ’21 Sponsors 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. Click here for the Google Doc that contains the schedule. Preview night on Friday May 28th with me, then events with our sponsors on Saturday & Sunday! Heads up, 7p-9p Zoom -Knit Night with BostonJen (Patrons only; sign up for Patreon by clicking here) Ravelry Links: Start Here Thread Mark it Monday Thread Pool Party Prep- Chat Thread Events Craft Cook Read Repeat Podcast with Monica and Cortney- Summer Bingo starts end of May. Check out their website Knit Girllls Stash Dash May 28-August 31. Stay tuned to their website for more details.   This year I’m going to crush Jasmin again. Since I already have the Sash I think if I win this year I should get the rights to the tiny speech writer next year lol Vogue Virtual Knitting Live– 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…Affiliate Link to purchase ticket for Indie Untangled On a Happy Note Mom: “being able to see people.” She shared stories about visiting her cousin Susan and working on Genealogy with Aunt Florence, Linda & Trish. Mother’s Day at Jen’s house. Mom had a successful experience with Max Sold Auctions and will have more coming up soon. Interested in trying it out? Use coupon code NESellers for no minimum for the first auction + $100 off the total commission if the auction makes more than $1,000. Want to learn more about selling online- you can request to be part of Mom’s Facebook Group. Quote of the Week “Forget about the fast lane. If you really want to fly, harness your power to your passion. Honor your calling. Everybody has one. Trust your heart, and success will come to you.” -Oprah Winfrey 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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