Episode 204: Birthday Projects, Sweater Revisited & Knit-a-thon Excitement

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Thank you for tuning in to Episode 204 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. Full show notes including photos can be found on my website.

This week’s segments included:

  • Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins
  • On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins
  • Brainstorming
  • From the Armchair
  • KAL News
  • Events
  • Contest, News & Notes
  • Ask Me Anything
  • On a Happy Note
  • Quote of the Week
Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins

Fifties Stripes Socks

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

Cozy Classic Raglan (finished for 2nd time)

Juju Fruit Headband (#2)

  • Yarn: Kraemer Yarns Mauch Chunky in the Juju Fruit Colorway
  • Needles: US 8 (5.0 mm)
  • Pattern: new design. Release TBD.
  • Ravelry Project Page

Yadi the Frenchie

Laura’s Tranquility Scarf

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

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
  • Ravelry Project Page Link

Whale Song Socks

  • Yarn: Knit Picks Felici in the Whale Song Colorway
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams
  • Ravelry Project Page Link
Brainstorming
  • I swatched with unknown Sweitzer yarn (likely worsted/aran weight). Blocked swatch is 15 sts over 4 inches on US 7s. 14 sts on US8s. I like the fabric, but am having a hard time finding a pattern that matches this gauge.
  • I’m also really in love with this knit dress. Pattern is the Schlossel Dress by Siga Lagamta Ravelry Pattern Page. Do you think it would look good on me?
From the Armchair KAL News
  • The Splash Pad Party opens Friday May 28, 2021!
  • Sponsor spots are available. Click here for details.
  • Save the Dates: Virtual Kick-off Events will take place on Saturday May 29th and Sunday May 30th.
  • 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.
Events Contest, News & Notes
  • What’s new on the Down Cellar Studio YouTube Channel?
  • Punk Frockers Sewing podcast (audio). Check out their website.
    • Hosted by Beverly Baptiste and Jenny Hassler. They are looking to create a sewing community, will be hosting challenges, focus on sharing patterns from indie makers and size inclusive pattern designers.
  • I am now a Knit Picks Affiliate which means if you make a purchase using this link, I will get a small commission. It doesn’t cost you any extra.
Ask Me Anything

I receive a comment on the blog from Lisa suggesting a new segment on the podcast called “One Year Later” where I would “Revisit items you finished one year ago and discuss how they’ve held up. How is the yarn looking? Wearability? Does it get frequent use or is it time to frog it?”

Do you like this idea? Come tell me in the Down Cellar Studio Ravelry Group.

This time I talked about my Soldotna Crop which I finished 2/29/20. Click here for my Ravelry Project Page. I used Brown Sheep Prairie Spun DK in two colors of gray and Daschinger Wools for yellow and turquoise. All non superwash. Worn many many times. No signs of pilling. No stretching. Love it!

I also talked about my Ice Time Mitts finished in early March 2020. Click here for my Ravelry Project Page knit in Cloudborn Fibers DK and Legacy Fiber Arts DK. I love the fit, the yarn still looks brand new. No signs of wear.

On a Happy Note
  • Millie is healing well after knee surgery. We celebrated and showed support with a parade/outdoor visit.
    • The night before I went to Mom’s where she, Trish and I made posters. So fun!
  • Mom & Dad each got their first Covid vaccine!
  • Celebrated Megg’s birthday. Workout in morning together. Dinner/fire together in the evening!
  • Longer days. 60 degree temps.
Quote of the Week

“Instead of asking how many tasks you can tackle given your working hours, ask how many you can ditch given what you must do to excel.”

–Morten Hansen

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