Episode 197: Gifting All Along

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Thank you for tuning in to Episode 197 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. This week’s segments included:

  • Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins
  • On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins
  • Brainstorming
  • Knitting in Passing
  • KAL News
  • Events
  • On a Happy Note
  • Quote of the Week

Thank you to this episode's sponsors: Prairie Bag Works & Irocknits

Stayed tuned to the end for a bit of bonus audio with my niece Riley!

Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins

Holly Cozy

  • Pattern: Ball Band by Jennifer Lassonde (free crochet pattern).
  • Hook: F (3.5 mm)
  • Yarn: Lion Brand Re-Up in the Ecru Colorway. Rowan Designer Collection DK Handknit Cotton in Hastings Green & Cherry.
  • Ravelry Project Page Link
  • Link to Holly Berry Pattern (non-Ravelry link)

Lotion Cozy

  • Pattern: Ball Band with a Twist by Jennifer Lassonde (free crochet pattern).
  • Hook: F (3.5 mm)
  • Yarn: Rowan Designer Collection DK Handknit Cotton in Hastings Green & Cherry.
  • Ravelry Project Page

Sweet Stripes Socks

  • Yarn: Patons Kroy Stripes in the Sweet Stripes Colorway
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams
  • Ravelry Project Page

Oisin’s Christmas Alien

Christmas is Here! Cookie

  • Pattern: Cookie by Philomena from the Christmas is Here! eBook
  • Hook: D (3.25 mm)
  • Yarn: worsted weight acrylic yarn from stash.
On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins

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, 45” bust because it calls for 2-4 inches of positive ease.
  • Ravelry Project Page
  • Check out Week 45 Video on my YouTube Channel to see Mom try it on.

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)

Spinning

  • Fiber from Wound Up Fiber Arts
  • Base: Corriedale
  • Colorway: Prim
  • I have 2 other similar colorways so I’m spinning all of it and will ply them together for a 3 ply yarn.

Riley’s Charcoal Afghan

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

Ursa

  • Ravelry Project Page
  • Pattern: Ursa by Jacqueline Cieslak
  • Needle: US 11 (8.0 mm)
  • Yarn: Kraemer Yarns Mauch Chunky in the Juji Fruit Colorway
  • Yarn provided to me free for review. Tune in to hear my initial thoughts.

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
Brainstorming

Christmas is Here! Introducing 8 free patterns written by 8 Latin American designers! Check out this link to Christmas is Here Pattern Page on Ravelry.

  • Gingerbread Man, Nutcracker, Elf Doll, Mouse, Bear, Angel, Cat with a Santa hat, Reindeer. Each of them are absolutely adorable! Crochet patterns in Spanish and English

Garret asked for a crocheted wig. I’ll be using the Afro Hair Wig by Weiyan Huang as a guide. Ravelry Link to Pattern here.

Knitting in Passing

Chatting with Riley about knitting on Zoom and seeing how her projects are coming!

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

heck out all of the details you need to know either in the Start Here Thread on Ravelry or on my website. Important Links:

Check out details for the November Interception here & our newly announced December Mini Skeins/Maximum Spirit Interception hosted by Yumi Yarns.

Extra Point Challenge: Give yourself and your team 100 points for each small project (min 25 yards: less than 100 yards) you complete. To be eligible for extra points, a project must be started no earlier than 11/1/20 and completed no later than 12/25/20. Limit 5 projects per player (500 total bonus points). Check out the details on my website or on Ravelry.

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.
  • BIPOC Make Along: Runs 10/1-12/18
  • Festive Sock Along with Amy Florence of Stranded Podcast. Stay tuned to her podcast Ravelry Group for details. October 1- December 1, 2020. #Festivesockalong2020
  • 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!
  • The Indie Giftalong is running! Check out their Ravelry Group.The Indie Design Gift-A-Long is a 5+ week long KAL/CAL of holiday gifts made from patterns designed by a rather extensive list of independent designers. From November 24th, 2020 at 8:00 pm US EST to December 31, 2020 at midnight US EST there will be fun games, contests, and 8 KAL/CALs that will help you get your holiday knitting and crocheting done with companionship and fun! Please use #giftalong2020 and #GAL2020
On a Happy Note
  • My daily Theragun use is making a noticeable difference.
  • I decorated the house for Christmas the weekend before Thanksgiving- except for the tree.
  • Emelyn came home from school! Hugs! So rare these days.
  • Thanksgiving weekend. Dan and I spent the day together. PJs day (and putting up the tree).
  • I finally put up the photos I had printed on Wood Panels from Walgreens months ago.
  • Impromptu Christmas shopping with Mom!
  • I did some Christmas shopping at Savers. Video coming soon to my YouTube Channel on how I thrift.
  • Put tree in diningroom bc having windows done.
  • Riley coming for a sleepover!
Quote of the Week

“I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought; and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder.” – G.K. Chesterton

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