Thursday, 8 December 2016

Episode 220 ~ In Which Sharing Is Not Caring





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~babyccino socks ☕ on US 3 (3.25 mm), Berry Colorful Yarnings Saturated DK Self-Striping

~hot chocolate socks on US1.5 (2.5 mm), Pandia’s Jewels Snug in Hot Coco with Pink Marshmellows

~instant coffee socks on US 3 (3.25 mm), Ginger’s Hand Dyed Humming DK in My Little Pony

C.C. -
~When you think I'll zig, I'll zag. Then when you think I'm gonna zag, I do zag, just to mess you up for the next time, when I might zig Blanket on US4 (3.5mm), See project page for colourways used

~Russ' 2016 Christmas Socks on US 1.5 (2.5 mm), Owl About Yarn Sparkle Owl in the Cranberry Sauce colourway & The Uncommon Thread Tough Sock in the Nutcracker colourway

~Hundred Acre Wood Shawl on US 6 (4mm), Ginger's Hand Dyed Swell Ewe Sock in the Gorblimey colourway & Knitting in France SW BFL HT in the Sock Yarn Test colourway

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~2016 Preemie Hat #49 on US6 (4mm), Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 in the Christmas Red colourway & King Cole Merino Blend Aran in the Fern colourway

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~FitBit One necklace pendant from TechGlam on Etsy

~The Hamilton Mixtape - Parental Warning: Has Explicit Language

~White Christmas art by Designed By Shea on Instagram

~Ars Nova Ball (Great Comet performances)




~White Christmas ~ A 4 Pattern Knitting Collection

Individual Pattern of The Best Things Shawlette

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









~Upcoming Events We'll Be Attending

~Edinburgh Yarn Festival - Friday, 10-March-2017 and Saturday, 11-March-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 and Peace by Leo Tolstoy - Dami is reading

~The Broken Way: A Daring Path into the Abundant Life by Ann Voskamp - C.C. is reading

~The All Souls Real-Time Reading Companion by Deborah Harkness - C.C. finished rereading A Discovery of Witches in real-time & is rereading Shadow of Night in real-time

~War Eternal Series by M.R. Forbes - C.C. finished reading Books 5-6

~The Trouble With Witches (Wicked Witches of the Midwest Book 9) by Amanda M. Lee - C.C. finished reading

~The Gender Secret (The Gender Game #2) by Bella Forrest - C.C. finished reading

~Rosemary and Thyme - finished watching entire Series

~Fringe - rewatching Season 3

~LOST - rewatching Season 1

~Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - watching Season 4

~Supergirl/The Flash/Arrow/Legends of Tomorrow - crossover episodes

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 12

~The Big Bang Theory - watching Season 10

~Supernatural - Season 12

~The Librarians - watching Season 3

~Murdoch Mysteries - watching Season 10

~Gilmore Girls - rewatched Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life episodes
SPOILER WARNING!!!!!!! To avoid Gilmore Girls spoilers, skip from 40:15-59:33.

September/October/November Artistic Autumnal KAL -


*Prize Winners Announced:


1 skein of Opal Sweet & Spicy in the Schwarzkummel colourway from Jilly (veganjilly)


3 skeins of Fiberlady Makicot (70% bamboo/30% cotton) in the Relaxing colourway from Jilly (veganjilly)


a Fia hummingbird pretty cheep project bag from Julia (nimruse)


2 X-Oh! greeting cards & the X-Oh! pattern from Edinburgh Yarn Festival & 2 Gilmore Girls postcards


3 X-Oh! greeting cards & the X-Oh! pattern from Edinburgh Yarn Festival


a 4 marker and 1 clasp leaf stitch marker set from Sarah (lilangelsg2)


a Halloween stitch marker set (pumpkin marker and witch & apple clasps) from Sarah (lilangelsg2)


2 Baker’s Dozen mini-skeins sets of Meadowcroft Dyeworks/Yarn Rehab yarn on their Rockshelter Base in various colorways. Each mini skein has 20 yds of 100% superwash merino from Amber (deviousangel)


a pattern of the winner’s choice from her Ravelry store from Betsy (QuillPen)


a copy of her Beautiful Warrior Cowl pattern from Naomi (CosyCuteKnits)


an autumn leaves project bag from GeorgeAnne (StitchingPlaza) of The Stitching Plaza


1 skein of Lang Yarns Jawoll Magic in the 84.0013 colourway

*For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, KALs, 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!

December/January/February Winter Wonderland KAL -


*Runs from 1-December through 28-February

*Details - any project you knit/crochet/weave/spin 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

*Feel free to poly-dip in other KALs 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


a set of 6 sheep stitch markers from Ann Tudor


a sock themed project bag by KnitRunDig (donated by Jilly)


a skein of yarn of the winner’s choice from NapiersKnits on Etsy


a winter fairies project bag from Stitching Plaza on Etsy


a 4 piece Poke Me Not set by Jan B Smiley


2 skeins of The Fibre Company Acadia yarn in the Driftwood colourway


a skein of Zwerger Garn Opal Smile yarn in the Fröhlichkeit (Happiness) colourway


2 skeins of Gothika Yarnz 100% British Wool 4ply yarn in the Berry Crime Scene colourway & a set of 5 stitch markers from Gothika Yarnz on Etsy (donated by Danielle)


a grab-bag of 24 sets of fixed circular knitting needles

*Each project you finish and post counts as 1 entry into the giveaway

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

*Must post a photo of your finished project in the Ravelry thread for Winter Wonderland KAL **FO Thread** (2016/2017) & tag your project page with the following tag #GGKWW1617

*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, KALs, 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 Winter Wonderland KAL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

White Christmas KAL -


*Joint KAL with Jill of The Knitting Broomstick Podcast

*Runs from 1-December through 31-January

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

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

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

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

a set of 6 Rainbow Heart stitch markers from Ann Tudor


a gingerbread cookies project bag from GeorgeAnne of the Stitching Plaza on Etsy


a skein of Ginger Twist Studio Ginger's Hand Dyed Luscious 4ply yarn in the I'm a Barbie Girl colourway


2 skeins of Rennie Handknits Supersoft Cashmere 4 Ply yarn in the Pegasus colourway


2 skeins of Rennie Handknits Supersoft Cashmere 4 Ply yarn in the Clio colourway

A White Christmas themed project bag from Trish of Cabin Creek Creationz on Etsy


A skein of Mrs. Crosby Loves to Play Satchel fingering (100% SW Merino) in the Red King Radish colourway (donated by Kaitlin of Mint Rain Yarns)


A skein of Sunrise Fiber Co Moxie Soft Sock (100% SW Merino) in Prickly Pear (donated by Kaitlin of Mint Rain Yarns)


A set of tatted Christmas stitch markers made and donated by Cori of CBCProducts on Etsy


A copy of JavaPurl Designs’ White Christmas ~ A 4 Pattern Knitting Collection donated by Lou (TheVFB on Rav)


A skein of Ginger Twist Studio Ginger's Hand Dyed Swell Ewe Sock in the Breakfast With Ginger colourway donated by Jess

*Each project you finish and post counts as 1 entry into the giveaway

*If you knit any of C.C. or Dami’s White Christmas inspired patterns, you get 1 bonus entry per pattern (post your FO twice in the FO thread)

*If you knit all 4 of C.C. and Dami’s White Christmas inspired patterns, you get an additional 2 bonus entries for a total of 10 entries (post a photo of all 4 of your FO’s together twice in the FO thread)

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

*The Chatter Thread for this KAL is in The Knitting Broomstick Podcast Ravelry group.

*Must post a photo of your finished project in the Geeky Girls Knit Podcast group Ravelry thread for White Christmas KAL **FO THREAD** & tag your project page with the following tag #WCGGKTKB

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-February and winner(s) drawn on the next Geeky Girls Knit Podcast following that

*Winners will be announced on both the Geeky Girls Knit Podcast & The Knitting Broomstick Podcast

*For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, KALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the Geeky Girls Knit 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!

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Celeste (celeste) from Minnesota asks:
How long did it take from application to get into school, to moving to Scotland take? Need to leave the United States by mid January 2017.

Misc. -


~Reminder - 52 Weeks of Charity KAL - all the details in the Ravelry group and the 2nd podcast of every month


~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:


~For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, KALs, 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 Twitter as cc_almon
~ on Fitbit as user 2F8K2V
~ on Instagram as cc_almon

Dami -
~ on Ravelry as damisdoodles
~ on Twitter 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!

Episode 220 ~ In Which Sharing Is Not Caring (iTunes)

Geeky Girls Knit ~ a Mamma/Daughter video podcast for fans of all things knitting & geeky

Episode 220 is live with prizes galore, singing, Gilmore Girls, & much more! To avoid Gilmore Girls spoilers, skip from 40:15-59:33. Enjoy + Happy Knitting!

~*~ Show Notes + Find out more on our website GeekyGirlsKnit.com

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Episode 219 ~ In Which Lllllllll, That’s A Lot of L’s!





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~babyccino socks ☕ on US 3 (3.25 mm), Berry Colorful Yarnings Saturated DK Self-Striping

C.C. -
~When you think I'll zig, I'll zag. Then when you think I'm gonna zag, I do zag, just to mess you up for the next time, when I might zig Blanket on US4 (3.5mm), See project page for colourways used

~Russ' 2016 Christmas Socks on US 1.5 (2.5 mm), Owl About Yarn Sparkle Owl in the Cranberry Sauce colourway & The Uncommon Thread Tough Sock in the Nutcracker colourway

~Hundred Acre Wood Shawl on US 6 (4mm), Ginger's Hand Dyed Swell Ewe Sock in the Gorblimey colourway & Knitting in France SW BFL HT in the Sock Yarn Test colourway

Finished Projects -
Dami -
None

C.C. -
~2016 Preemie Hat #48 on US6 (4mm), James C. Brett Marble Chunky in the 32MC colourway & my First Spinning Project

~There Were Never Such Devoted Sisters Shawl (White Christmas Inspired) on US 4 (3.5 mm), Ginger's Hand Dyed Luscious 4ply in the She Wore the Dress colourway

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Thanksgiving

~White Christmas ~ A 4 Pattern Knitting Collection

Individual Pattern of The Abraham Number Socks!

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









~Upcoming Events We'll Be Attending

~Edinburgh Yarn Festival - Friday, 10-March-2017 and Saturday, 11-March-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 and Peace by Leo Tolstoy - Dami is reading

~The Broken Way: A Daring Path into the Abundant Life by Ann Voskamp - C.C. is reading

~The All Souls Real-Time Reading Companion by Deborah Harkness - C.C. finished rereading A Discovery of Witches in real-time & is rereading Shadow of Night in real-time

~War Eternal Series by M.R. Forbes - C.C. finished reading Books 3-4 & is reading Book 5

~Movies - White Christmas

~LOST - rewatching Season 1

~Supergirl - watching Season 2

~NCIS - watching Season 14

~NCIS: NO - watching Season 3

~NCIS: LA - watching Season 8

~Elementary - watching Season 5

~The Librarians - watching Season 3

~Murdoch Mysteries - watching Season 10

~Gilmore Girls - rewatching key episodes from Season 7 & the new Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life episodes
SPOILER WARNING!!!!!!! To avoid Gilmore Girls spoilers, skip from 34:05 to 55:45.

September/October/November Artistic Autumnal KAL -


*Prize Winners Announced Next Week:


1 skein of Opal Sweet & Spicy in the Schwarzkummel colourway from Jilly (veganjilly)


3 skeins of Fiberlady Makicot (70% bamboo/30% cotton) in the Relaxing colourway from Jilly (veganjilly)


a Fia hummingbird pretty cheep project bag from Julia (nimruse)


2 X-Oh! greeting cards & the X-Oh! pattern from Edinburgh Yarn Festival & 2 Gilmore Girls postcards


3 X-Oh! greeting cards & the X-Oh! pattern from Edinburgh Yarn Festival


a 4 marker and 1 clasp leaf stitch marker set from Sarah (lilangelsg2)


a Halloween stitch marker set (pumpkin marker and witch & apple clasps) from Sarah (lilangelsg2)


2 Baker’s Dozen mini-skeins sets of Meadowcroft Dyeworks/Yarn Rehab yarn on their Rockshelter Base in various colorways. Each mini skein has 20 yds of 100% superwash merino from Amber (deviousangel)


a pattern of the winner’s choice from her Ravelry store from Betsy (QuillPen)


a copy of her Beautiful Warrior Cowl pattern from Naomi (CosyCuteKnits)


an autumn leaves project bag from GeorgeAnne (StitchingPlaza) of The Stitching Plaza


1 skein of Lang Yarns Jawoll Magic in the 84.0013 colourway

*For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, KALs, 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!

December/January/February Winter Wonderland KAL -


*Runs from 1-December through 28-February

*Details - any project you knit/crochet/weave/spin 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

*Feel free to poly-dip in other KALs 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


a set of 6 sheep stitch markers from Ann Tudor


a sock themed project bag by KnitRunDig (donated by Jilly)


a skein of yarn of the winner’s choice from NapiersKnits on Etsy

a project bag from Stitching Plaza on Etsy


a 4 piece Poke Me Not set by Jan B Smiley


2 skeins of The Fibre Company Acadia yarn in the Driftwood colourway


a skein of Zwerger Garn Opal Smile yarn in the Fröhlichkeit (Happiness) colourway


2 skeins of Gothika Yarnz 100% British Wool 4ply yarn in the Berry Crime Scene colourway & a set of 5 stitch markers from Gothika Yarnz on Etsy (donated by Danielle)


a grab-bag of 24 sets of fixed circular knitting needles

*Each project you finish and post counts as 1 entry into the giveaway

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

*Must post a photo of your finished project in the Ravelry thread for Winter Wonderland KAL **FO Thread** (2016/2017) & tag your project page with the following tag #GGKWW1617

*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, KALs, 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 Winter Wonderland KAL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

White Christmas KAL -


*Joint KAL with Jill of The Knitting Broomstick Podcast

*Runs from 1-December through 31-January

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

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

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

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

a set of 6 Rainbow Heart stitch markers from Ann Tudor

a project bag from GeorgeAnne of the Stitching Plaza on Etsy


a skein of Ginger Twist Studio Ginger's Hand Dyed Luscious 4ply yarn in the I'm a Barbie Girl colourway


2 skeins of Rennie Handknits Supersoft Cashmere 4 Ply yarn in the Pegasus colourway


2 skeins of Rennie Handknits Supersoft Cashmere 4 Ply yarn in the Clio colourway

A White Christmas themed project bag from Trish of Cabin Creek Creationz on Etsy


A skein of Mrs. Crosby Loves to Play Satchel fingering (100% SW Merino) in the Red King Radish colourway (donated by Kaitlin of Mint Rain Yarns)


A skein of Sunrise Fiber Co Moxie Soft Sock (100% SW Merino) in Prickly Pear (donated by Kaitlin of Mint Rain Yarns)


A set of tatted Christmas stitch markers made and donated by Cori of CBCProducts on Etsy

*Each project you finish and post counts as 1 entry into the giveaway

*If you knit any of C.C. or Dami’s White Christmas inspired patterns, you get 1 bonus entry per pattern (post your FO twice in the FO thread)

*If you knit all 4 of C.C. and Dami’s White Christmas inspired patterns, you get an additional 2 bonus entries for a total of 10 entries (post a photo of all 4 of your FO’s together twice in the FO thread)

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

*The Chatter Thread for this KAL is in The Knitting Broomstick Podcast Ravelry group.

*Must post a photo of your finished project in the Geeky Girls Knit Podcast group Ravelry thread for White Christmas KAL **FO THREAD** & tag your project page with the following tag #WCGGKTKB

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-February and winner(s) drawn on the next Geeky Girls Knit Podcast following that

*Winners will be announced on both the Geeky Girls Knit Podcast & The Knitting Broomstick Podcast

*For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, KALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the Geeky Girls Knit 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!

Ask the Geeky Girls -
GeorgeAnne (StitchingPlaza) from California asks:
Hi CC and Dami - this is a 2 part-er. I have homeschooled both my kids after being in main stream and would love to hear your opinions.

CC - What was the deciding factor to home school Dami? Did you ever Main Stream?

Dami - What do you think of the curriculum of a home school program? If there was one thing you could say to promote homeschooling, what would it be?

Thanks guys - Luv you both :)

Misc. -


~Reminder - 52 Weeks of Charity KAL - all the details in the Ravelry group and the 2nd podcast of every month


~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:


~For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, KALs, 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 Twitter as cc_almon
~ on Fitbit as user 2F8K2V
~ on Instagram as cc_almon

Dami -
~ on Ravelry as damisdoodles
~ on Twitter 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!