Thursday, 21 September 2017

Episode 260 ~ In Which You Can See Into Our Souls





Show Notes:

Intro -
~Welcome new members who've introduced themselves in our Ravelry Group

On the Needles -
Dami -
~hades scarf on US6 (4mm), Ginger’s Hand Dyed Sheepish DK in the Moon River colourway

C.C. -
~Miss Winkle for Jeanne on US2.5 (3mm), Neighborhood Fiber Co. Rustic Fingering in the Shaw colourway

~Please Call Me Anne With An E Shawl on US4 (3.5mm), Owl About Yarn Cuddly Owl Sock in ? & ? colourways

~Autumn Leaves Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Owl About Yarn Cuddly Owl Sock Autumn Leaves Sock Blank

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~5th podiversary sample on US1.5 (2.5mm), Owl About Yarn Sparkle Owl in a secret colourway

C.C. -
~2017 Preemie Hat #38 on US6 (4mm), Little Yellow Uke Crafts Soprano Sock HT in the Corporate Rebel colourway , Malabrigo Yarn Sock in the Lettuce colourway, & Sunset Stitches Sunset Super Sock in the Madeline colourway

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~the Hubs got a job!

~Soap from Earthly Delights

~Earrings from Napping Cats Jewelry

~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - details for September here









~Upcoming Events We'll Be Attending:

~Vogue Knitting LIVE - Friday, 3-November, through Sunday, 5-November-2017

~Knit Fit! - Saturday, 11-November, through, Sunday, 12-November-2017

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!

~War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy - Dami is reading

~Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely by Lysa TerKeurst - C.C. is reading

~The Secret of Spellshadow Manor Series by Bella Forrest - C.C. finished reading Books 4 & 5

~Movies - Signed Sealed Delivered movies | The Wedding March 2 | Fixer Upper Mystery movies | Hailey Dean Mystery movies | Gourmet Detective movies

~The Flash - watching Season 3

~Pride & Prejudice (2005)

~Outlander - watching Season 3

~Norah Jones

~Autumnal playlists

~Ghost Quartet

~Gelsey Bell

September/October/November Artistic Autumnal AL -



*Runs from 1-September through 30-November

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

*No WIPS - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-September and finished no later than 30-November

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

*Prizes: If you’d like to donate one, PM JavaPurl or Email us at geekygirlsknit@gmail.com


Charlie Brown needle holder(from Kimarie’s Knit Knacks) & Autumnal Stitch Markers


Gnome Acres Stars Hollow (from KellyChron)


Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 8 (from Ramonafirehorse)


Nala's Big Sister Shawl by Amanda Rate


Bicycle project bag from KnitRunDig (gently used) + Harry Potter Wand keychain


Embroidery Tote Bag from Edinburgh Yarn Festival


Beach Hut Socks by Zoe Carter


a Ravelry pattern of up to $6 donated by an anonymous sponsor

*Must be a member of the Geeky Girls Knit Podcast group on Ravelry to participate

*Each project you finish and post in the Ravelry Artistic Autumnal AL **FO Thread** (2017) counts as 1 entry into the giveaways

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKAutumn17

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-December 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 an Artistic Autumnal AL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Kim (bzmomof2) from Iowa asks:
Long time sock knitter here…..however, I have never personally seen or used a sock blank! I have been seeing some very cool looking ones, and wondered if you have experience with them? How do you use them??
Thanks in advance!

Misc. -

Reminder - Independent Fabrication: Volume 2 by Sloane Rosenthal
Pre-order print & eBook bundle for $26
eBook for $21 on Ravelry
Giveaway of print copy in our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast, answer the question: what’s your favourite pattern from the book? Giveaway is open for 2 weeks. Winner announced in Episode 261.


~Support the Podcast, Become A Patron


~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. -
~ on Ravelry as JavaPurl
~ on Fitbit as user 2F8K2V
~ on Instagram as cc_almon

Dami -
~ on Ravelry as damisdoodles
~ on Fitbit as user 2Y8TJC
~ on Instagram as damisdoodles

JavaPurl Designs
~ C.C.'s Knitting Designs on Ravelry
~ Dami's Knitting Designs on Ravelry
~ JavaPurl Designs website

Geeky Girls Knit -
~ our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast
~ our Facebook page
~ email us: geekygirlsknit@gmail.com
~ on iTunes
~ on YouTube
~ Support the Podcast, Become a Patron

Until next time,
Happy Knitting!

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Episode 259 ~ In Which We Let Sleeping Dogs Lie





Show Notes:

Intro -
~Welcome new members who've introduced themselves in our Ravelry Group

On the Needles -
Dami -
~hades scarf on US6 (4mm), Ginger’s Hand Dyed Sheepish DK in the Moon River colourway

~5th podiversary sample on US1.5 (2.5mm), Owl About Yarn Sparkle Owl in a secret colourway

C.C. -
~Miss Winkle for Jeanne on US2.5 (3mm), Neighborhood Fiber Co. Rustic Fingering in the Shaw colourway

~Please Call Me Anne With An E Shawl on US4 (3.5mm), Owl About Yarn Cuddly Owl Sock in ? & ? colourways

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~2017 Preemie Hat #37 on US6 (4mm), Fierce Fibers Springy Fingering in the Gradient Purple Lotus - Light colourway & NapiersKnits in the Purple Swallowtail Variegated colourway

~Katy's 2017 Birthday Socks on US1.5 (2.5 mm), Wild Happy Color Hand Dyed Yarn Authentic Base in the Northern Lights colourway

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Kitsap Peninsula

~Custom Funko Pop Figures

~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - details for September here









~Upcoming Events We'll Be Attending:

~Vogue Knitting LIVE - Friday, 3-November, through Sunday, 5-November-2017

~Knit Fit! - Saturday, 11-November, through, Sunday, 12-November-2017

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!

~War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy - Dami is reading

~Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life by Tish Harrison Warren - C.C. finished reading

~You're Never Weird on the Internet (almost) by Felicia Day - C.C. finished reading

~Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely by Lysa TerKeurst - C.C. is reading

~Tally Whyte, Homicide Counselor Series by Vicki Stiefel - C.C. finished reading Book 4

~Blood of a Phoenix (Nix #2) by Shannon Mayer - C.C. finished reading

~The Keep (The Secret of Spellshadow Manor #4) by Bella Forrest - C.C. is reading

~Movies - A Bundle of Trouble: An Aurora Teagarden Mystery | Murder, She Baked: A Chocolate Chip Cookie Mystery | Murder, She Baked: A Plum Pudding Mystery | Murder, She Baked: A Peach Cobbler Mystery | Murder, She Baked: A Deadly Recipe | Murder, She Baked: Just Desserts

~Signed, Sealed, Delivered - watched tv series

~Outlander - finished rewatching Season 2 & watching Season 3

~Spotify C.C. + Dami ♥ Musicals playlist


~Norah Jones

~Spotify Hymns for Hipsters playlist

~Great Comet Original Broadway Cast Recording

~Brittain Ashford

~Prairie Empire

September/October/November Artistic Autumnal AL -



*Runs from 1-September through 30-November

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

*No WIPS - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-September and finished no later than 30-November

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

*Prizes: If you’d like to donate one, PM JavaPurl or Email us at geekygirlsknit@gmail.com


Charlie Brown needle holder(from Kimarie’s Knit Knacks) & Autumnal Stitch Markers


Gnome Acres Stars Hollow (from KellyChron)


Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 8 (from Ramonafirehorse)


Nala's Big Sister Shawl by Amanda Rate


Bicycle project bag from KnitRunDig (gently used) + Harry Potter Wand keychain


Embroidery Tote Bag from Edinburgh Yarn Festival


Beach Hut Socks by Zoe Carter


a Ravelry pattern of up to $6 donated by an anonymous sponsor

*Must be a member of the Geeky Girls Knit Podcast group on Ravelry to participate

*Each project you finish and post in the Ravelry Artistic Autumnal AL **FO Thread** (2017) counts as 1 entry into the giveaways

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKAutumn17

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-December 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 an Artistic Autumnal AL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Maryann (knitcentral) from Massachusetts asks:
C.C., you make so many premie hats! Do you ever make mistakes while knitting them?

Review/Giveaway -

Independent Fabrication: Volume 2 by Sloane Rosenthal
Pre-order print & eBook bundle for $26
eBook for $21 on Ravelry
Giveaway of print copy in our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast, answer the question: what’s your favourite pattern from the book? Giveaway is open for 2 weeks. Winner announced in Episode 261.

Misc. -


~Support the Podcast, Become A Patron


~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. -
~ on Ravelry as JavaPurl
~ on Fitbit as user 2F8K2V
~ on Instagram as cc_almon

Dami -
~ on Ravelry as damisdoodles
~ on Fitbit as user 2Y8TJC
~ on Instagram as damisdoodles

JavaPurl Designs
~ C.C.'s Knitting Designs on Ravelry
~ Dami's Knitting Designs on Ravelry
~ JavaPurl Designs website

Geeky Girls Knit -
~ our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast
~ our Facebook page
~ email us: geekygirlsknit@gmail.com
~ on iTunes
~ on YouTube
~ Support the Podcast, Become a Patron

Until next time,
Happy Knitting!

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Episode 258 ~ In Which They Honk, Not Quack





Show Notes:

Intro -
~Welcome new members who've introduced themselves in our Ravelry Group

On the Needles -
Dami -
~hades scarf on US6 (4mm), Ginger’s Hand Dyed Sheepish DK in the Moon River colourway

~5th podiversary sample on US1.5 (2.5mm), Owl About Yarn Sparkle Owl in a secret colourway

C.C. -
~Katy's 2017 Birthday Socks on US1.5 (2.5 mm), Wild Happy Color Hand Dyed Yarn Authentic Base in the Northern Lights colourway

~Miss Winkle for Jeanne on US2.5 (3mm), Neighborhood Fiber Co. Rustic Fingering in the Shaw colourway

~Please Call Me Anne With An E Shawl on US4 (3.5mm), Owl About Yarn Cuddly Owl Sock in ? & ? colourways

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~Dami’s 18th Birthday Shawl on US6 (4mm), Napier’s Knits in the Purple Swallowtail Variegated colourway

~2017 Preemie Hat #36 on US6 (4mm), Fierce Fibers Springy Fingering in the Gradient Purple Lotus - Light/Medium/Dark colourways

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Edmonds, Washington

~earrings from Forest Life Creations

~Whose Line is it Anyway? videos

~Pom Pom Quarterly from All Wound Up

~It has always been forever for me, Sassenach Shawl (Outlander Inspired)


~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - details for September here









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!

~War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy - Dami is reading

~Liturgy of the Ordinary: Sacred Practices in Everyday Life by Tish Harrison Warren - C.C. is reading

~The Silent Shield (The Kingfountain Series Book 5) by Jeff Wheeler - C.C. finished reading

~Tally Whyte, Homicide Counselor Series by Vicki Stiefel - C.C. finished reading Books 1-3 & is reading Book 4

~Movies - Various Hallmark Channel Movies

~Outlander - rewatching Season 2

~Monk - rewatched various episodes

~Spotify C.C. + Dami ♥ Musicals playlist


~Norah Jones

~Christy Nockels

~Great Comet Original Broadway Cast Recording

June/July/August Summertime & the Living is Easy AL -



*Prize Winner Announced:


Rainbow heart stitch markers from Ann Tudor


Books project bag from The Stitching Plaza


TARDIS pouch + Shakespeare stitch markers from The Stitching Plaza


Blacker Yarns Tamar DK in the Lerryn colourway


Wonder Woman pouch from KnitRunDig

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Lego stitch markers from Kimarie’s Knit Knacks


winner’s choice of a skein of Platinum or Sparkle yarn on any repeatable colourway from Love Bugs Yarns


a skein of yarn of the winner’s choice from Napiers Knits

*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!

September/October/November Artistic Autumnal AL -



*Runs from 1-September through 30-November

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

*No WIPS - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-September and finished no later than 30-November

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

*Prizes: If you’d like to donate one, PM JavaPurl or Email us at geekygirlsknit@gmail.com


Charlie Brown needle holder(from Kimarie’s Knit Knacks) & Autumnal Stitch Markers


Gnome Acres Stars Hollow (from KellyChron)


Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 8 (from Ramonafirehorse)


Nala's Big Sister Shawl by Amanda Rate


Bicycle project bag from KnitRunDig (gently used) + Harry Potter Wand keychain


Embroidery Tote Bag from Edinburgh Yarn Festival


Beach Hut Socks by Zoe Carter

*Must be a member of the Geeky Girls Knit Podcast group on Ravelry to participate

*Each project you finish and post in the Ravelry Artistic Autumnal AL **FO Thread** (2017) counts as 1 entry into the giveaways

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKAutumn17

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-December 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 an Artistic Autumnal AL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Lucy (lucygoose88) from Birmingham, UK asks:
I was wondering on how you’re getting on with your Whole 30 style eating now you’re back in the US and living with somebody else, CC? Maybe you’re finding it easier with the abundance of local fresh produce in California? (I almost said ‘Whole 30 diet’ but the word ‘diet’ carries a lot of connotations that really don’t apply for you any more!)

Review -
Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 22 Autumn 2017


Misc. -


~Support the Podcast, Become A Patron


~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. -
~ on Ravelry as JavaPurl
~ on Fitbit as user 2F8K2V
~ on Instagram as cc_almon

Dami -
~ on Ravelry as damisdoodles
~ on Fitbit as user 2Y8TJC
~ on Instagram as damisdoodles

JavaPurl Designs
~ C.C.'s Knitting Designs on Ravelry
~ Dami's Knitting Designs on Ravelry
~ JavaPurl Designs website

Geeky Girls Knit -
~ our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast
~ our Facebook page
~ email us: geekygirlsknit@gmail.com
~ on iTunes
~ on YouTube
~ Support the Podcast, Become a Patron

Until next time,
Happy Knitting!