Episode 225: Ski Stories & Stitches

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Thank you for tuning in to Episode 225 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
  • In My Travels
  • KAL News
  • Life in Focus
  • On a Happy Note
  • Quote of the Week
Off the Needles, Hook or Bobbins

Winter Carnival Hat

  • Pattern: Winter Carnival Hat by Margaret Stauffacher
  • Yarn: Hedgehog Fibers Merino DK in Genie (multicolored), Pachamama’s Alpacas Trixie & Preston Sport (natural), Spunky Eclectic Victoria (100% Polworth) in Sky (Blue) & Ginko (Green)
  • Needles: US 3 (3.25 mm) & US 5 (3.75 mm)
  • Size: Adult Medium
  • My Ravelry Project Page

Costume Party Socks

  • Yarn: Woolens & Nosh Sock in the Costume Party Colorway (75% SW Merino/25% nylon)
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams
  • Ravelry Project Page

Plied 2 skeins of yarn:

  • Three Waters Fiber- Forested Hills Colorway- 4 ozs. Split into 3rds but didn’t weigh anything.
  • Rhapsody Fiber Arts- 2oz 50% Angora/50% merino no colorway
  • Washed it but I still need to measure, weight etc.
  • Check out my Ravelry Project Page
On the Needles, Hook or Bobbins

Mr. Fezziwig Socks

  • Pattern: OMG Heel by Megan Williams
  • Yarn: Woolens & Nosh Corriedale Sock in the Mr. Fezziwig Colorway
  • Needles: US 1.5 (2.5 mm)
  • My Ravelry Project Page
  • Click here for Wiki page on Mr. Fezziwig from A Christmas Carol
  • Finished the first sock

Emma’s Yarn Socks

Boujee New Years Socks

Dotted Rays

  • Pattern: Dotted Rays by Stephen West (Knitting pattern available on Ravelry for 6 Euros ~$7 US. Also available on Gumroad.)
  • Yarn: Knit Picks Capretta Superwash in the Sagebrush colorway, Knit Picks Palette in Wonderland Heather, Opal Heather, Caribbean, Seafaring, Spruce.
  • Needles: US 6 (4.0 mm)
  • My Ravelry Project Page

2022 Fun with Fiber

  • Kingdom Fleece & Fiber Works 100% Tunis Pete’s Fleece (light blues, dark blues and whites)
  • Liz from Kingdom Fleece & Fiber Works very kindly sent this braid, and a few others, for me to try out.
  • Check them out on Facebook
  • 1 bobbin full. Started second.
  • Check out my Ravelry Project Page
From the Armchair

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Crafty Adventures
  • Taught Millie how to make pom poms to make them into little doggies. She didn’t finish but we got the basics of 2 pom poms done.
Knitting in Passing
  • I lost my new ski hat in NH but thankfully was able to find it.
  • Riley got her sweater project back and knit on that during sleepover at my parents and then on our ski trip. Millie brought her cowl and knit a bit in the car… and then per usual got car sick.
  • Millie wore a granny square jacket mom made for me when I was little, out to dinner the other night! It looks super cute on her.
  • My friend Laura sends me photos of her feet, warm and cute in her handknit socks which makes me so happy! Now my friend Megg has started doing that too. It’s a fun little game.
    • Check out my Reel. Use the Hashtag. Share your knits. Encourage your loved ones to play along too!
    • #knitgiftwearshare
  • I picked up a bottle of wine for big storm this weekend and received a nice compliment on my Felici Hat. Aran weight slouchy hat I knit out of Duck Duck Wool in the Summer Sidewalk Colorway. Click here for my Ravelry Project Page.
In My Travels
  • Tune in to hear a story of our ski trip to Loon Mountain in New Hampshire. PSA: Please wear a helmet!
  • Patrons, check out the Patreon feed for a video vlog from that weekend!
KAL News

Pigskin Party ’21: Official Hashtag: #DCSPigskinParty21

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Life in Focus

Tune in to hear an update on my Goals for 2022 and my 22 for 2022 list.

On a Happy Note
  • Encanto on Disney Plus. Riley made us a popcorn/candy bar!
  • Liz & Millie playing guitars
  • I got to see Millie’s last session of gymnastics for the season.
  • Meeting up with my friend Melissa and her daughter for lunch.
  • We bought a book called “Mom Tell Me Your Stories” from Savers. It’s a book where you can document answers to questions about your Mom’s life. Riley and Millie are into it. We spent an hour Sunday morning asking Mom questions.
  • Dan bought me a cool new contraption so I can make hot coffee when we go camping.
  • Dan surprising me with dinner one night and lunch another day when my week was really hectic.
  • Not so great- Millie & Mom getting Covid. Happy note- Mom was chosen in the lottery to get monoclonal antibody infusion!
  • Snow is coming!
Quote of the Week

“The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret of getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small, manageable tasks, and then starting on the first one.”

—Mark Twain Contact Information:

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