Episode 211: Happy Dance & Happy Notes


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Thank you for tuning in to Episode 211 of the Down Cellar Studio Podcast. Full show notes with photos can be found on my website. Click here.

This week’s segments included:

  • Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins
  • On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins
  • From the Armchair
  • Crafty Adventures
  • KAL News
  • Events
  • Contest, News & Notes
  • On a Happy Note
  • Quote of the Week

Shout out to Ultimate Insider Patrons: Beth, Luanne, Kathy, Candy & Theresa

Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins

Recalibrate Top

  • Pattern: Recalibrate Top by Shana Cohen (test knit)
  • Needles: US 8
  • Yarn: 2 Skeins of Teal Torch Knits in colorways: Charcoal & Dowager Countess. Goosey Fibers Goosey Sock in the Scarecrow Colorway, MadelineTosh Tosh Sock in the Birch Grey Colorway
  • Ravelry Project Page
  • I knit size 5; full length.
  • Check out my almost-done Happy Dance Video from Instagram.
  • Modifications: I changed the striping sequence for the left & right body. For my size I was supposed to do 2 garter ridges per color striping all the way across the body. Instead I did:
    • 7 repeats of the 2-garter ridge stripes (7 each of cream + gray)
    • 7 repeats of 1 garter ridge stripes (7 each of cream + gray).
  • Split hem:
    • Front: Picked up 4 sts from each side panel plus the front stitches. Knit 18 rows (9 garter ridges).
    • Back: Picked up 5 stitches from each side panel plus the back stitches. Knit 22 rows (11 garter ridges).
  • For the edging on split hem section, I started and ended each RS row with (k1, s1pw wyif, k1). I started and ended each WS row with (s1pw wyif, k1, s1pw wyif).
  • Pattern is available for pre-sale now $8.00. Click here for Ravelry Link. Click here for PayHip Link.
  • This pattern is available for presale. Save 20% with code SUMMER.

Dragonboat Christmas Socks

  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Yarn: Knit Picks Felici Dragonboat (self striping), Minis from Holly Press Fibers for Cuff. Heel & Toe in Twisted Owl Fiber Studios in the Poison Ivy colorway
  • Ravelry Project Page
  • 268.7 meters for Stash Dash

Alien Knight & His Horse

  • Pattern: Princess & Knight by Silvia Usón (~$4.25 pattern on Etsy– English & Spanish)
  • Yarn: Knit Picks Brava in Black, Alfalfa (green), Midnight Heather (Navy) & Big Twist Twinkle (Silver)
  • Hook: C (2.75 mm)
  • Safety Eyes from 6060 on Etsy.
  • My Ravelry Project Page
  • 46 meters for Stash Dash

Hydrangea Stripes Blanket #2

  • Pattern: Hydrangea Stripes Blanket by Lucy of Attic24 (free crochet blanket)- Ravelry Link. Website link.
  • 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 to make this blanket smaller than my last one.
  • I followed the border instructions in the pattern. 3 rounds of a spike stitch: gray, pink, gray, then I did a round of HDC in the gray. Love the look!
  • About 39 inches squares before border.
  • 1,149 meters for Stash Dash

Stash Dash total to date: 4,891 meters. Click here to see my Spreadsheet Tracker.

On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins

Fibernymph Dye Works Shetland Spin

  • Three 2 oz braids of natural Shetland
  • Ravelry Project Page
  • Onto the 3rd 2oz braid (the darkest of the 3 shades)

Solid Granny Square Blanket 2021 Edition

Not in Kansas Anymore Socks

  • Yarn: Agirlandherwool Sock in the Not In Kansas Anymore Colorway.
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams
  • Ravelry Project Page

Happy Birthday Socks

  • Yarn: Freckled Whimsy Serendipity Sock Yarn in the Happy Birthday Colorway.
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams
  • My Ravelry Project Page

Paton’s Rainbow Stripes

  • Another crochet blanket.
  • Another Recalibrate Top.
  • I’d like to cast on something with the Tequila Sunrise Cheviot that I spun last summer from Blueberry Chick Yarn (click here for my Ravelry Project Page). 473 yards. crochet shawl maybe? Let me know if you have any suggestions.
From the Armchair Crafty Adventures
  • I did just a little bit of painting with the girls. I’ll include a few minutes of audio after the music if you want to tune in.
KAL News

Splash Pad- May 28 through July 31

Splash Pad Ravelry Links:

In this episode- I shared the details of the 4th of July Challenge. Details on my website & on Ravelry. I announced a bunch of Participation Winners. If you won- please reach out to me via Ravelry or email.

  • Craft Cook Read Repeat Podcast with Monica and Cortney- Summer Bingo starts end of May. Check out their website #CCRRsummerbingo2021 Bingo card can be found saved to Stories Highlights in their Instagram account.
  • Knit Girllls Stash Dash May 28-August 31. Check out their website for more details. They will be hosting the event on Discord this year.
  • Vogue Virtual Knitting Live– July 15-18.
  • Tour de Fleece. Saturday June 26 through Sunday July 18, 2021 Ravelry Link
  • Fiberworld July 21-25, 2021. Click here for their website.
  • 2020 Summer Olympics will begin on Friday, July 23, 2021
Contest, News & Notes

I learned about the Woolly Wishes organization on Episode 39 of the WeCrochet Podcast They provide Syrian families with warm clothing items, toys, and blankets among other things. Check out the link above for more details about where in California to mail handmade items that they will deliver to the Syrian refugee camps.

On a Happy Note
  • Oisin and Will’s birthday sleepover.
  • Seeing fireflies in the driveway!
  • Will’s soccer game and Riley’s softball game.
  • Hattie, Aila and Emelyn’s dance recital.
  • Great pool day for Father’s Day.
  • Hair color (for me) and cuts for Mom & me.
  • Oisin’s birthday at the beach!
  • Sleepover with all 5 girls. blanket forts. manicures, making pancakes and muffins, painting, video games. barbies and most of them were only with us for about 15 hours!
Quote of the Week

In order to complete our amazing life journey successfully, it is vital that we turn each and every dark tear into a pearl of wisdom, and find the blessing in every curse. – Anthon St. Maarten

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