Monday, 24 January 2022

Episode 477 ~ In Which It’s Been An Epic Week in Edinburgh Castle





Show Notes:

Intro -

On the Needles -
~Christmas Shortie Socks - French Vanilla Cappuccino Socks by ME! on US1.5 (2.5mm), West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4-Ply in the Fairy Lights 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 #3 on US6 (4mm), Bernat Cottontots in the Strawberry colourway & Lion Brand Heartland in the Glacier Bay colourway

~Shortie Fingerless Mitts on US3 (3.25mm), BlueberryChickYarn Kiawah in the Lavender Sorbet with Sprinkles colourway

Flosstube -
Begins at timestamp 7:03

~Spooky Stories Bookmark by The Black Needle Society / Katie Landis
Mill Hill 14 ct Perforated Paper - Mocha
Called for DMC Flosses
Project Bag from The 805 Stitcher
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

~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) -
~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.

~Stickers from http://stickimo.com

~Cards and Stickers from Honeyberry Studios

~Tattoo

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!


January / February / March 2022 RAL - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge
* 86-90 of 90 days - 1 or more giveaways for eBook, everyone gets $1.20 off any single pattern coupon code
* 59-85 of 90 days - 1 or more giveaways for single pattern
* #GGKRAL21


* #GGKCSRAL22

~January / February / March
* 90 days - 10 entries
* 86-89 days - 8 entries
* 59-85 days - 5 entries

~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 477 Bookshop List


~How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can: A Total Self-Healing Approach for Mind, Body, and Spirit by Amy B. Scher - reading

~Walking the Bridgeless Canyon: Repairing the Breach Between the Church and the LGBT Community by Kathy Baldock - reading for Unashamed Love Collective ~ A Community for LGBTQ+ People and Allies

~Get Untamed The Journal by Glennon Doyle - reading/writing

~Inward by Yung Pueblo - reading

~Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper #1) by Kerri Maniscalco - listening to

~The Box In The Woods (Truly Devious #4) by Maureen Johnson - finished reading

~A Curious Beginning (Veronica Speedwell #1) by Deanna Raybourn - reading

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

~Gilmore Girls - rewatching Season 2 with the I Am All In With Scott Patterson Podcast

~Father Brown - finished watching Series 9

~The Book of Boba Fett - watching Season 1

~Home Before Dark - finished watching Season 2

~Murdoch Mysteries - watching Season 15

~My Favourite Murder podcast

~Random Spotify Playlists

December / January / February Winter Wonderland AL -


*Runs from 1-December through 28-February

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

*No WIPS - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-December and finished no later than 28-February

*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


Santa Claus Hoop Cross Stitch Kit


Audine Wools by KnitCrate Worsted - 2 skeins of Turtledove from Karleen (2 winners will each win 1 skein)


Snowflake Cross Stitch Journal from Lori

Countess Ablaze Braid - Northern Lights

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

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKCSWinter2122

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-March 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 2019:
Denise asks:
You both like coffee and tea. That is very obvious. What is your preferred method for making either drink at home? I like a good pour over method or a french press. The only reason I don’t make more french press is because of the clean up…. I hate cleaning the french press out. But I know there are other methods out there. (having worked in a coffee roasters retail shop I do know a lot of them.) Do you prefer a cold brew or a hot brew? How do you take you coffee and tea? Black or with “additives” such as cream, sugar, honey, lemon? Of the current drinks out at cafes, what is your current favorite? Also what is your all time favorite at cafes? This doesn’t have to be at a big chain store either, one of my favorite drinks is at a local twenty four hour coffeehouse, the drink is called an Irish Carbomb and the cafĂ© is called Bitter End. (C.C. I think I know yours but you might surprise me.)

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 damisdoodles

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,

Monday, 17 January 2022

Episode 476 ~ In Which I Go On A Rant (& I’m Not Sorry!)





Show Notes:

Intro -

On the Needles -
~Shortie Fingerless Mitts on US3 (3.25mm), BlueberryChickYarn Kiawah in the Lavender Sorbet with Sprinkles 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 #1 on US6 (4mm), Knitologie Glowing Worsted in the Pachyderm colourway & Bernat Cottontots in the Strawberry colourway

~2022 Preemie Hat #2 on US6 (4mm), Patons Fab DK in the Pebble colourway & Vidalana Ambient Worsted in the Venezia colourway

~Shortie Fingerless Mitts on US3 (3.25mm), Knit Picks Felici in the Bookshop colourway

Flosstube -
Begins at timestamp 14:24

~FOs! - Season of Love #1 and #2
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

~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) -
~Clickity Clackity Keyboard

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!


January / February / March 2022 RAL - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge
* 86-90 of 90 days - 1 or more giveaways for eBook, everyone gets $1.20 off any single pattern coupon code
* 59-85 of 90 days - 1 or more giveaways for single pattern
* #GGKRAL21


* #GGKCSRAL22

~January / February / March
* 90 days - 10 entries
* 86-89 days - 8 entries
* 59-85 days - 5 entries

~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 476 Bookshop List


~How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can: A Total Self-Healing Approach for Mind, Body, and Spirit by Amy B. Scher - reading

~Walking the Bridgeless Canyon: Repairing the Breach Between the Church and the LGBT Community by Kathy Baldock - reading for Unashamed Love Collective ~ A Community for LGBTQ+ People and Allies

~Get Untamed The Journal by Glennon Doyle - reading/writing

~Inward by Yung Pueblo - reading

~Go Tell The Bees That I Am Gone (Outlander #9) by Diana Gabaldon - finished reading

~Stalking Jack the Ripper (Stalking Jack the Ripper #1) by Kerri Maniscalco - listening to

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

~Gilmore Girls - rewatching Season 2 with the I Am All In With Scott Patterson Podcast

~Queer Eye - finished watching Season 6

~Ted Lasso - finished Season 2

~Father Brown - watching Series 9

~A Discovery of Witches - finished watching Series

~The Book of Boba Fett - watching Season 1

~Home Before Dark - watching Season 2

~Murdoch Mysteries - watching Season 15

~My Favourite Murder podcast

~Random Spotify Playlists

December / January / February Winter Wonderland AL -


*Runs from 1-December through 28-February

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

*No WIPS - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-December and finished no later than 28-February

*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


Santa Claus Hoop Cross Stitch Kit


Audine Wools by KnitCrate Worsted - 2 skeins of Turtledove from Karleen (2 winners will each win 1 skein)


Snowflake Cross Stitch Journal from Lori

Countess Ablaze Braid - Northern Lights

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

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKCSWinter2122

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-March 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 -
Sam H. asks:
Question not related to this particular episode, but where are you based? I've found you through a Scottish Crafting Podcast list as I've been looking for a local-ish podcast that might showcase UK based designers and yarns from time to time but everything seems to suggest that you're US based so...what's up with that?? Love the concept of the podcast though, more multi-generational, queer crafting please and thank you.

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 damisdoodles

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,

Monday, 3 January 2022

Episode 475 ~ In Which There’s A New Drinking Game





Show Notes:

Intro -

On the Needles -
~Shortie Fingerless Mitts on US3 (3.25mm), Knit Picks Felici in the Bookshop colourway

~Christmas Shortie Socks - French Vanilla Cappuccino Socks by ME! on US1.5 (2.5mm), West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4-Ply in the Fairy Lights colourway
Project bag from Lizzie Bags & Progress Keeper from Ann Tudor & Tilting Planet

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

Finished Projects -
~2021 Preemie Hat #52 on US6 (4mm), It's All About Ewe Fidalgo Sock in the Cherry Blossoms V2.0 colourway & Berroco Vintage DK in the White colourway

Flosstube -
Begins at timestamp 10:46

~FO! - Accident Free Days by Lindy Stitches
Fiber On A Whim 16 ct Aida - Cypress

~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) -
~Knit Picks order

~Just CrossStitch February 2022

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!

October / November / December 2021 RAL Prize Winners


Grand Prize Bundles Winners
~Bundle #1
CJ Kopec Creations Integrity - 1 skein of Purple Passion from Eileen
Floss Organiser from Lori
Bling Your String! Stitch Marker
GnR Alpaca Farm rainbow buttons set from Hillary
Honeyberry Studios Listen to your body sticker
Reading badge from Hillary
Spool Savers
Bag of Random Crafting Notions
Winner’s choice of 1 eBook or 4 single knitting patterns from JavaPurl Designs
Winner’s choice of 1 PDF cross stitch pattern from Bendy Stitchy Designs

~Bundle #2
Little Shop of Geeks Hamilton Pouch
Audine Wools by KnitCrate Shine Sport - 1 skein of Sky
Honeyberry Studios Listen to your body sticker
Spool Savers
KnitCrate Logo Pin
KnitCrate Notepad
Got Yarn Badge from Distinct Designs Unlimited
JASZ Creations Cat Stitch Marker
Stitch Marker Case filled with random stitch markers
Winner’s choice of 1 eBook or 4 single knitting patterns from JavaPurl Designs
Winner’s choice of 1 PDF cross stitch pattern from Bendy Stitchy Designs

~Bundle #3
Uru.Yarn by KnitCrate Cotton Basic - 1 skein of Pavement
Yarn Squad Drawstring Backpack
Honeyberry Studios Listen to your body sticker
Spool Savers
KnitCrate Can Cozy
KnitCrate Yarn Ball Sticker
Knitting Rules Badge from Distinct Designs Unlimited
JASZ Creations Made With Love Stitch Marker
Stitch Marker Cases filled with random stitch markers
Winner’s choice of 1 eBook or 4 single knitting patterns from JavaPurl Designs
Winner’s choice of 1 PDF cross stitch pattern from Bendy Stitchy Designs


January / February / March 2022 RAL - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge
* 86-90 of 90 days - 1 or more giveaways for eBook, everyone gets $1.20 off any single pattern coupon code
* 59-85 of 90 days - 1 or more giveaways for single pattern
* #GGKRAL21


* #GGKCSRAL22

~January / February / March
* 90 days - 10 entries
* 86-89 days - 8 entries
* 59-85 days - 5 entries

~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 475 Bookshop List


~How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can: A Total Self-Healing Approach for Mind, Body, and Spirit by Amy B. Scher - reading

~Walking the Bridgeless Canyon: Repairing the Breach Between the Church and the LGBT Community by Kathy Baldock - reading for Unashamed Love Collective ~ A Community for LGBTQ+ People and Allies

~Get Untamed The Journal by Glennon Doyle - reading/writing

~Inward by Yung Pueblo - reading

~Written in My Own Heart's Blood (Outlander #8) by Diana Gabaldon - finished reading

~Go Tell The Bees That I Am Gone (Outlander #9) by Diana Gabaldon - reading

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

~Gilmore Girls - rewatching Season 2 with the I Am All In With Scott Patterson Podcast

~Truth Be Told - watched

~Queer Eye - watching Season 6

~My Favourite Murder podcast

~Random Spotify Playlists

December / January / February Winter Wonderland AL -


*Runs from 1-December through 28-February

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

*No WIPS - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-December and finished no later than 28-February

*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


Santa Claus Hoop Cross Stitch Kit


Audine Wools by KnitCrate Worsted - 2 skeins of Turtledove from Karleen (2 winners will each win 1 skein)


Snowflake Cross Stitch Journal from Lori

Countess Ablaze Braid - Northern Lights

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

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKCSWinter2122

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-March 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 2019:
Denise asks:
I know you have said, or at least I remember in some reality possibly only mine, that you are not much of a cook, or not a fan of cooking. Has that changed at all? Who does most of the cooking in your household? What are some of the favorite recipes that are made in your kitchen? Is there a preferred cookbook or cooking tool that you use?

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 beginning 01-January-2022

~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 damisdoodles

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,

Monday, 27 December 2021

Episode 474 ~ In Which It’s Snowing On Boxing Day





Show Notes:

Intro -

On the Needles -
~Christmas Shortie Socks - French Vanilla Cappuccino Socks by ME! on US1.5 (2.5mm), West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4-Ply in the Fairy Lights colourway
Project bag from Lizzie Bags & Progress Keeper from Ann Tudor & Tilting Planet

Finished Projects -
~2021 Preemie Hat #51 on US6 (4mm), Knit Picks Galileo in the Pearl colourway, Suburban Stitcher Sock in the Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park colourway, & Pandia's Jewels Hand Dyed Yarn Snug in the Supernatural colourway

~Shortie Fingerless Mitts on US3 (3.25mm), Owl About Yarn Sparkle Owl in the GGK Turns 5 colourway

Flosstube -
Begins at timestamp 5:25

~FO! Cat Eviction Notice by Lindy Stitches

~Accident Free Days by Lindy Stitches
Fiber On A Whim 16 ct Aida - Cypress
Project Bag from The 805 Stitcher

~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) -
~Vlogmas / Flossmas on our YouTube channel

~The Nice List box from The Black Needle Society
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 your first box of a box to box subscription with the code JAVAPURL5 - doesn’t work on 6 and 12 month subscriptions as they have a discount built in, not valid on special edition boxes

~Advent Calendar from Silver Dee

~Love You More Studios Book Sleeve

~Shirt and Decals from Purple Siren Gifts on Etsy

~Fablebands

~The Modern Saints print

~Candles/Room Spray from Kindred Candle Company on Etsy

~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!

October / November / December 2021 RAL - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge
* 88-92 of 92 days - 1 or more giveaways for eBook, everyone gets $1.20 off any single pattern coupon code & 88+ days RAL virtual badge
* 61-87 of 92 days - 1 or more giveaways for single pattern, everyone gets 61+ days RAL virtual badge
* #GGKRAL21


* #GGKRAL21

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

~ Read All 365 days - 10 bonus entries

~ Complete the Modern Mrs. Darcy 2021 Reading Challenge - 12 bonus entries [all or none] (we'll open a thread for you to post this in December 2021)


Grand Prize Bundles
~Bundle #1
CJ Kopec Creations Integrity - 1 skein of Purple Passion from Eileen
Floss Organiser from Lori
Bling Your String! Stitch Marker
GnR Alpaca Farm rainbow buttons set from Hillary
Honeyberry Studios Listen to your body sticker
Reading badge from Hillary
Spool Savers
Bag of Random Crafting Notions
Winner’s choice of 1 eBook or 4 single knitting patterns from JavaPurl Designs
Winner’s choice of 1 PDF cross stitch pattern from Bendy Stitchy Designs

~Bundle #2
Little Shop of Geeks Hamilton Pouch
Audine Wools by KnitCrate Shine Sport - 1 skein of Sky
Honeyberry Studios Listen to your body sticker
Spool Savers
KnitCrate Logo Pin
KnitCrate Notepad
Got Yarn Badge from Distinct Designs Unlimited
JASZ Creations Cat Stitch Marker
Stitch Marker Case filled with random stitch markers
Winner’s choice of 1 eBook or 4 single knitting patterns from JavaPurl Designs
Winner’s choice of 1 PDF cross stitch pattern from Bendy Stitchy Designs

~Bundle #3
Uru.Yarn by KnitCrate Cotton Basic - 1 skein of Pavement
Yarn Squad Drawstring Backpack
Honeyberry Studios Listen to your body sticker
Spool Savers
KnitCrate Can Cozy
KnitCrate Yarn Ball Sticker
Knitting Rules Badge from Distinct Designs Unlimited
JASZ Creations Made With Love Stitch Marker
Stitch Marker Cases filled with random stitch markers
Winner’s choice of 1 eBook or 4 single knitting patterns from JavaPurl Designs
Winner’s choice of 1 PDF cross stitch pattern from Bendy Stitchy Designs


Episode 474 Bookshop List


~How to Heal Yourself When No One Else Can: A Total Self-Healing Approach for Mind, Body, and Spirit by Amy B. Scher - reading

~Walking the Bridgeless Canyon: Repairing the Breach Between the Church and the LGBT Community by Kathy Baldock - reading for Unashamed Love Collective ~ A Community for LGBTQ+ People and Allies

~Get Untamed The Journal by Glennon Doyle - reading/writing

~Inward by Yung Pueblo - reading

~Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty - finished reading

~The Late Bloomers’ Club by Louise Miller - finished reading

~Written in My Own Heart's Blood (Outlander #8) by Diana Gabaldon - reading

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

~Gilmore Girls - rewatching Season 2 with the I Am All In With Scott Patterson Podcast

~Dickinson - finished watching series

~For All Mankind - finished watching Season 2

~Ted Lasso - binged Seasons 1-2 with Dami

~My Favourite Murder podcast

~Random Spotify Playlists

December / January / February Winter Wonderland AL -


*Runs from 1-December through 28-February

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

*No WIPS - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-December and finished no later than 28-February

*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


Santa Claus Hoop Cross Stitch Kit


Audine Wools by KnitCrate Worsted - 2 skeins of Turtledove from Karleen (2 winners will each win 1 skein)


Snowflake Cross Stitch Journal from Lori

Countess Ablaze Braid - Northern Lights

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

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKCSWinter2122

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-March 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 2019:
Sam asks:
What are some things that you wish to accomplish in the years to come? Goals, plans, trips, etc.

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


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