Monday, 6 June 2022

Episode 486 ~ In Which It’s All About the ALs





Show Notes:

March / April / May Sheepy Spring AL -


*Prizes Winner: If you are a winner, email us at ggkcspodcast@gmail.com


Q-Snap Floral Cover


Audine Wools by KnitCrate Twinkle DK - 2 skeins of Knit Yorker (2 winners will each win 1 skein)


Katrinkles Sheep Shawl Pin


Pandia's Jewels Hand Dyed Yarn Delight in the Blush colourway


Teresa Kogut Angel Print

*For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, ALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the podcast episode in which the winner was announced goes live) to contact us to claim their prize or it will be forfeited. If this occurs, the prize will be used for another giveaway at our discretion. Thanks for understanding!

June / July / August AL -


*Runs from 1-June through 31-August

*Details - any project you knit/crochet/weave/spin/stitch/sew that you can convince us relates to summertime

*No WIPS - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-June and finished no later than 31-August

*Each project that you knit/crochet/weave/spin must be at least 20yds/18.3m that you finish and post in the Facebook Group FO Thread counts as 1 entry into the giveaways. If your project is not at least 20yds/18.3m, you need to group it in a single post with other projects that together total at least 20yds/18.3m. For stitching/sewing projects, we’ll leave it to your best judgment. If you wanted our official ruling, PM email us at ggkcspodcast@gmail.com

*Feel free to poly-dip in other ALs as long as it fits in with other rules

*Please complete our Google form in order to help us make sure you are receiving a prize that you'll actually enjoy using.

*Prizes: If you’d like to donate one, email us at ggkcspodcast@gmail.com


Sunflowers for Ukraine Counting Pins from Lady Dot Creates


Knitologie Wisp - 2 skeins of Clay Pot


Holiday Cat Cross Stitch Kit from Lori


Audine Wools by KnitCrate Interlock - 2 skeins of Haze

*Must be a member of the our Facebook group ~ GGKCS Podcast / FlossTube to participate

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKCSSummertime22

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-September and winner(s) drawn on the next podcast following that

*For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, ALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the podcast episode in which the winner was announced goes live) to contact us to claim their prize or it will be forfeited. If this occurs, the prize will be used for another giveaway at our discretion. Thanks for understanding!

*There is a Chatter Thread in our Facebook group so we can encourage each other along the way.

Misc. -
~I'm so excited to be a rep for The Black Needle Society
Join TBNS Waitlist to be notified when you can subscribe.
Save 5% on everything in The Black Needle Society Vault with the code JAVAPURL5

~Pride AL - Runs from 17-May-2021 [The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)] through 30-June-2022. #GGKCSPrideAlong2122


~Support the Podcast, Become A Patron



~Support the Podcast, Join us on YouTube



~Each week, we create a list on Bookshop of all the books we talk about in that week's episode. Bookshop is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. If you purchase a book from our list, we earn a commission & local, independent bookstores also earn money from your purchase.

~Want another way to help support our podcast? Throughout our website, links to books, tv shows, movies, etc. are Amazon Affiliate Links. We receive a portion of what you spend when you click through our website to shop on Amazon. What we receive helps us with the costs associated with producing this podcast as well as with prizes & shipping for giveaways. Thanks in advance for your support!


If you are in the UK, please click this link, Amazon.co.uk, or the banner below to shop:


If you are in Canada, please click this link, Amazon.ca or the banner below to shop:


~For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, ALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the podcast episode in which the winner was announced goes live) to contact us to claim their prize or it will be forfeited. If this occurs, the prize will be used for another giveaway at our discretion. Thanks for understanding!

Find Us Online -
C.C. - (she/her)
~ on Instagram as CC_JavaPurl

Dami - (they/them)
~ on Instagram as DamiMunroe

Pink Purl -
~on Instagram as PinkiePurl

JavaPurl Designs
~ JavaPurl Designs website

GGKCS -
~ our Facebook group ~ GGKCS Podcast / FlossTube
~ our Facebook page
~ email us: ggkcspodcast@gmail.com
~ on Apple Podcasts
~ on YouTube
~ Support the Podcast, Become a Patron

Until next time,

Sunday, 29 May 2022

Episode 485 ~ In Which It’s Very Time Travellery





Show Notes:

Intro -

On the Needles -
~Wyatt's Shortie Fingerless Mitts on US3 (3.25mm), Urth Yarns Uneek Fingering in the 3014 colourway
Project bag from Lizzie Bags & Progress Keeper from Tilting Planet

~Dust of Snow Wrap by Curious Handmade / Helen Stewart on US6 (4mm), Various Mini Skeins

Finished Projects -
~2022 Preemie Hat #19, 20, & 21 on US6 (4mm), Pandia's Jewels Snug in the But I Think I Came Out More Magician colourway & Soundview Fiber Mill Fingering in the Charcoal Black colourway | Soundview Fiber Mill Fingering in the Charcoal Black colourway, Knit Picks Felici in the Bookshop colourway, & Berroco Vintage DK in the Cracked Pepper colourway | Soundview Fiber Mill Fingering in the Natural colourway, Nice and Knit Fingering in the Back Bay colourway, & Dream in Color Smooshy in the Melon Bomb colourway

~Noah’s 2022 Birthday Socks - French Vanilla Cappuccino Socks by ME! on US1.5 (2.5mm), Knit Picks Felici in the Bookshop colourway

~Lola’s Shortie Fingerless Mitts on US3 (3.25mm), Abstract Fiber Super Sock+ in the Thistle colourway

Flosstube -
Begins at timestamp 8:30

~FO! ~ Kitten in a Pumpkin by Sweet Anne / Anna Pavlyuk
32 ct Grey Basalt and White Splash Lugana
Mostly called for DMC Flosses

~The River by Modern Folk Embroidery
Steel City Stitchers 16 ct Aida - Crimson Peak
Forbidden Fiber Co. in the River of Life colourway
Outlander To Bed or To Sleep Project Bag from StitchToolbox

~Edinburgh Castle by Terra Luna Stitchery
Using Pattern Keeper software on Kindle Fire 7
Needle Minder from TopKnotStitcher & A Needle Runs Through It
Project Bag from KnitRunDig
Grime Guard from Crab Shack Stitchery
Bitzy Bob Basic from That’s So Kelly Co.
Silicone ties

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~The Black Needle Society May 2022 Box
~I'm so excited to be a rep for The Black Needle Society
Join TBNS Waitlist to be notified when you can subscribe.
Save 5% on everything in The Black Needle Society Vault with the code JAVAPURL5

~Earrings from Tivoli Clay

~Gilmore Girls Floss from Forbidden Fiber Co.

~Book sleeve from Love You More Studios

~Knit Crate - Use the coupon code GEEKY20 to get 20% off of your first order! This code will only work to discount the first month of a recurring monthly subscription and any of our Shop items.

What We're Watching, Reading, + Listening To -
Please be aware that we do discuss recent tv show episodes that have aired in the last week or so. This is your spoiler warning!


April / May / June 2022 RAL - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge
* 87-91 of 91 days - 1 or more giveaways for eBook, everyone gets $1.20 off any single pattern coupon code
* 60-86 of 91 days - 1 or more giveaways for single pattern
* #GGKRAL22


* #GGKCSRAL22

~April / May / June
* 91 days - 10 entries
* 87-90 days - 8 entries
* 60-86 days - 5 entries

~July / August / September
* 92 days - 10 entries
* 88-91 days - 8 entries
* 61-87 days - 5 entries

~ October / November / December
* 92 days - 10 entries
* 88-91 days - 8 entries
* 61-87 days - 5 entries

~ Read All 365 days - 10 bonus entries


Episode 485 Bookshop List


~Vampire Knitting Club Series (Fair Isle and Fortunes, Lace and Lies, Bobbles and Broomsticks, Popcorn and Poltergeists, Garters and Gargoyles, & Diamonds and Daggers) by Nancy Warren

~Loveless by Alice Oseman

~The Love of my Life by Rosie Walsh

~The Book Woman's Daughter (The Book Woman of Troublesome Creek #2) by Kim Michele Richardson

~Lost Coast Literary by Ellie Alexander

~I Kissed Shara Wheeler by Casey McQuiston

~Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - watching episodes for That’s Messed Up: An SVU Podcast

~Gilmore Girls - rewatching Season 3 with the I Am All In With Scott Patterson Podcast

~The Wilds - finished watching Season 2

~Gentleman Jack - watching Series 2

~Stranger Things - rewatching Seasons 1-3

~My Favourite Murder podcast

~Random Spotify Playlists

March / April / May Sheepy Spring AL -


*Runs from 1-March through 31-May

*Details - any project you knit/crochet/weave/spin/stitch/sew that you can convince us relates to spring

*No WIPS - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-March and finished no later than 31-May

*Each project that you knit/crochet/weave/spin must be at least 20yds/18.3m that you finish and post in the Facebook Group FO Thread counts as 1 entry into the giveaways. If your project is not at least 20yds/18.3m, you need to group it in a single post with other projects that together total at least 20yds/18.3m. For stitching/sewing projects, we’ll leave it to your best judgment. If you wanted our official ruling, PM email us at ggkcspodcast@gmail.com

*Feel free to poly-dip in other ALs as long as it fits in with other rules

*Please complete our Google form in order to help us make sure you are receiving a prize that you'll actually enjoy using.

*Prizes: If you’d like to donate one, email us at ggkcspodcast@gmail.com


Q-Snap Floral Cover


Audine Wools by KnitCrate Twinkle DK - 2 skeins of Knit Yorker (2 winners will each win 1 skein)


Katrinkles Sheep Shawl Pin


Pandia's Jewels Hand Dyed Yarn Delight in the Blush colourway


Teresa Kogut Angel Print

*Must be a member of the our Facebook group ~ GGKCS Podcast / FlossTube to participate

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKCSSpring22

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-June and winner(s) drawn on the next podcast following that

*For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, ALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the podcast episode in which the winner was announced goes live) to contact us to claim their prize or it will be forfeited. If this occurs, the prize will be used for another giveaway at our discretion. Thanks for understanding!

*There is a Chatter Thread in our Facebook group so we can encourage each other along the way.

Ask the Geeks -
Originally asked/answered in 2013:
Pam asks:
When you knit stripey socks do they need to match for you? If yes how do you make sure they match?

Misc. -
~I'm so excited to be a rep for The Black Needle Society
Join TBNS Waitlist to be notified when you can subscribe.
Save 5% on everything in The Black Needle Society Vault with the code JAVAPURL5

~Pride AL - Runs from 17-May-2021 [The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)] through 30-June-2022. #GGKCSPrideAlong2122


~Support the Podcast, Become A Patron



~Support the Podcast, Join us on YouTube



~Each week, we create a list on Bookshop of all the books we talk about in that week's episode. Bookshop is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. If you purchase a book from our list, we earn a commission & local, independent bookstores also earn money from your purchase.

~Want another way to help support our podcast? Throughout our website, links to books, tv shows, movies, etc. are Amazon Affiliate Links. We receive a portion of what you spend when you click through our website to shop on Amazon. What we receive helps us with the costs associated with producing this podcast as well as with prizes & shipping for giveaways. Thanks in advance for your support!


If you are in the UK, please click this link, Amazon.co.uk, or the banner below to shop:


If you are in Canada, please click this link, Amazon.ca or the banner below to shop:


~For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, ALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the podcast episode in which the winner was announced goes live) to contact us to claim their prize or it will be forfeited. If this occurs, the prize will be used for another giveaway at our discretion. Thanks for understanding!

Find Us Online -
C.C. - (she/her)
~ on Instagram as CC_JavaPurl

Dami - (they/them)
~ on Instagram as DamiMunroe

Pink Purl -
~on Instagram as PinkiePurl

JavaPurl Designs
~ JavaPurl Designs website

GGKCS -
~ our Facebook group ~ GGKCS Podcast / FlossTube
~ our Facebook page
~ email us: ggkcspodcast@gmail.com
~ on Apple Podcasts
~ on YouTube
~ Support the Podcast, Become a Patron

Until next time,

Saturday, 7 May 2022

Episode 484 ~ In Which It’s Called A Trunk C.C.





Show Notes:

Intro -

On the Needles -
~Noah’s 2022 Birthday Socks - French Vanilla Cappuccino Socks by ME! on US1.5 (2.5mm), Knit Picks Felici in the Bookshop colourway
Project bag from Lizzie Bags & Progress Keeper from Tilting Planet

~Dust of Snow Wrap by Curious Handmade / Helen Stewart on US6 (4mm), Various Mini Skeins

Finished Projects -
~2022 Preemie Hat #16, 17, & 18 on US6 (4mm), Bernat Softee Baby in the Princess Pebbles colourway & Bernat Cottontots in the Strawberry colourway | Berroco Vintage DK in the White colourway & Artic Yarn By Abi Self-Patterning Sock in the Sugar Skull colourway | Fully Spun Postscript Fingering in the Intersex Pride colourway, Knit Picks Galileo in the Pearl colourway, CraftSlayerPDX Fingering in a OOAK Grey colourway, & Desert Vista Dyeworks Sock in an Unknown Colourway

Flosstube -
Begins at timestamp 11:09

~FO! ~ Motif Tree by JBW Designs / Judy Whitman
Mill Hill 14 ct Perforated Paper - White
Sulky 1046, 1119, 4011, & 4046 floss

~The River by Modern Folk Embroidery
Steel City Stitchers 16 ct Aida - Crimson Peak
Forbidden Fiber Co. in the River of Life colourway
Outlander To Bed or To Sleep Project Bag from StitchToolbox

~Edinburgh Castle by Terra Luna Stitchery
Using Pattern Keeper software on Kindle Fire 7
Needle Minder from TopKnotStitcher & A Needle Runs Through It
Project Bag from KnitRunDig
Grime Guard from Crab Shack Stitchery
Bitzy Bob Basic from That’s So Kelly Co.
Silicone ties

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Just Cross Stitch June 2022

~Stickers from http://SparkleShineStudios.etsy.com

~Fangirl Fibers Gilmore Girls Club April 2022 yarn in the 1000 Yellow Daisies colourway

What We're Watching, Reading, + Listening To -
Please be aware that we do discuss recent tv show episodes that have aired in the last week or so. This is your spoiler warning!


April / May / June 2022 RAL - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge
* 87-91 of 91 days - 1 or more giveaways for eBook, everyone gets $1.20 off any single pattern coupon code
* 60-86 of 91 days - 1 or more giveaways for single pattern
* #GGKRAL22


* #GGKCSRAL22

~April / May / June
* 91 days - 10 entries
* 87-90 days - 8 entries
* 60-86 days - 5 entries

~July / August / September
* 92 days - 10 entries
* 88-91 days - 8 entries
* 61-87 days - 5 entries

~ October / November / December
* 92 days - 10 entries
* 88-91 days - 8 entries
* 61-87 days - 5 entries

~ Read All 365 days - 10 bonus entries


Episode 484 Bookshop List


~Finlay Donovan Knocks 'Em Dead (Finlay Donovan #2) by Elle Cosimano - finished reading

~All In (The Naturals #3) by Jennifer Lynn Barnes - finished reading

~The Heartbreak Bakery by A.R. Capetta - finished reading

~The Kaiju Preservation Society by John Scalzi - finished reading

~Payback's a Witch (The Witches of Thistle Grove #1) by Lana Harper - finished reading

~Find Me by Alafair Burke - finished reading

~Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - watching episodes for That’s Messed Up: An SVU Podcast

~Gilmore Girls - rewatching Season 3 with the I Am All In With Scott Patterson Podcast

~Outlander - finished watching Season 6

~The Wilds - watching Season 2

~Gentleman Jack - watching Series 2

~Doctor Who - Easter special

~My Favourite Murder podcast

~Random Spotify Playlists

March / April / May Sheepy Spring AL -


*Runs from 1-March through 31-May

*Details - any project you knit/crochet/weave/spin/stitch/sew that you can convince us relates to spring

*No WIPS - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-March and finished no later than 31-May

*Each project that you knit/crochet/weave/spin must be at least 20yds/18.3m that you finish and post in the Facebook Group FO Thread counts as 1 entry into the giveaways. If your project is not at least 20yds/18.3m, you need to group it in a single post with other projects that together total at least 20yds/18.3m. For stitching/sewing projects, we’ll leave it to your best judgment. If you wanted our official ruling, PM email us at ggkcspodcast@gmail.com

*Feel free to poly-dip in other ALs as long as it fits in with other rules

*Please complete our Google form in order to help us make sure you are receiving a prize that you'll actually enjoy using.

*Prizes: If you’d like to donate one, email us at ggkcspodcast@gmail.com


Q-Snap Floral Cover


Audine Wools by KnitCrate Twinkle DK - 2 skeins of Knit Yorker (2 winners will each win 1 skein)


Katrinkles Sheep Shawl Pin


Pandia's Jewels Hand Dyed Yarn Delight in the Blush colourway


Teresa Kogut Angel Print

*Must be a member of the our Facebook group ~ GGKCS Podcast / FlossTube to participate

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKCSSpring22

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-June and winner(s) drawn on the next podcast following that

*For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, ALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the podcast episode in which the winner was announced goes live) to contact us to claim their prize or it will be forfeited. If this occurs, the prize will be used for another giveaway at our discretion. Thanks for understanding!

*There is a Chatter Thread in our Facebook group so we can encourage each other along the way.

Ask the Geeks -
Originally asked/answered in 2013:
Kylie asks:
I watched some Dr Who growing up but I’d love to start watching again!!!! Where should I start?!!!

Misc. -
~I'm so excited to be a rep for The Black Needle Society
Join TBNS Waitlist to be notified when you can subscribe.
Save 5% on everything in The Black Needle Society Vault with the code JAVAPURL5

~Pride AL - Runs from 17-May-2021 [The International Day Against Homophobia, Biphobia, and Transphobia (IDAHOBIT)] through 30-June-2022. #GGKCSPrideAlong2122


~Support the Podcast, Become A Patron



~Support the Podcast, Join us on YouTube



~Each week, we create a list on Bookshop of all the books we talk about in that week's episode. Bookshop is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. If you purchase a book from our list, we earn a commission & local, independent bookstores also earn money from your purchase.

~Want another way to help support our podcast? Throughout our website, links to books, tv shows, movies, etc. are Amazon Affiliate Links. We receive a portion of what you spend when you click through our website to shop on Amazon. What we receive helps us with the costs associated with producing this podcast as well as with prizes & shipping for giveaways. Thanks in advance for your support!


If you are in the UK, please click this link, Amazon.co.uk, or the banner below to shop:


If you are in Canada, please click this link, Amazon.ca or the banner below to shop:


~For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, ALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the podcast episode in which the winner was announced goes live) to contact us to claim their prize or it will be forfeited. If this occurs, the prize will be used for another giveaway at our discretion. Thanks for understanding!

Find Us Online -
C.C. - (she/her)
~ on Instagram as CC_JavaPurl

Dami - (they/them)
~ on Instagram as DamiMunroe

Pink Purl -
~on Instagram as PinkiePurl

JavaPurl Designs
~ JavaPurl Designs website

GGKCS -
~ our Facebook group ~ GGKCS Podcast / FlossTube
~ our Facebook page
~ email us: ggkcspodcast@gmail.com
~ on Apple Podcasts
~ on YouTube
~ Support the Podcast, Become a Patron

Until next time,