Saturday, 7 December 2019

Episode 373 ~ In Which There’s AL Prize Winners





Show Notes:

September/October/November Artistic Autumnal AL -



*Prize Winners: If you are one of the prize winners, PM PM JavaPurl with your full name & mailing address


Stitch Marker Sets made & donated by Julia (nimruse) of Pandia's Jewels - 3 Labyrinth, 1 Frankenstein, & 1 Bride of Frankenstein - 5 winners will each win a random set


Orange Camper bag by ArtByAna from Rhonda (DuellingNeedles)


Swoonish Walker (sock blank) OOAK from Eileen (Leaner)


Moda Dea Sassy Stripes DK in the Polo colourway - 2 skeins from Tricia (pazscott)


Satsuma Street It Always Seems Impossible Until It Is Done pattern by Jody Rice from TiltingPlanets on Etsy


Just CrossStitch Volume 37, No. 5 - October 2019

*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!

December / January / February Winter Wonderland AL -



*Runs from 1-December through 29-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 29-February

*Each project that you knit/crochet/weave/spin must be at least 20yds/18.3m that you finish and post in the Ravelry 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 PM JavaPurl or Email us at geekygirlsknit@gmail.com

*Feel free to poly-dip in other ALs as long as it fits in with other rules (including the great podcaster craft together)

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


~Santa Claus Hoop Cross Stitch Kit


~Stickers (pink cat & fox) from Ainsley (daughter of yarnthusiast) & Stitch Markers made & donated by Theresa (JASZCreations) of JASZCreations on Etsy - Knitting Diva & Made With Love


~Vidalana Ascendance by KnitCrate in the Ancient Ruin colourway - 4 skeins - 4 winners will each win 1 skein


~Bar-Maids deodorant, mini LoLo Bar, mini face pudding, mini LoLo lips - 2 sets - 2 winners will each win 1 set


~Knitologie Glowing Worsted by KnitCrate in the Sea colourway - 2 skeins - 2 winners will each win 1 skein

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

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKWinter1920

*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 on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Misc. -
~31 Days of Christmas & Random Acts of Kindness
Random Acts of Kindness Starts on Sunday, 1-December-2019 & will happen on C.C.'s Instagram account ~ cc_almon

Week 2 Sale Runs from Sunday, 8-December-2019 & Ends on Saturday, 14-December-2019


~C.C.'s Vlogmas starts on Sunday, 1-December-2019, on our YouTube channel


~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

Pink Purl -
~on Instagram as pinkpurlalmon

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

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

Until next time,
Happy Knitting!

Saturday, 30 November 2019

Episode 372 ~ In Which C.C. Makes A Speech





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~NaKniSweMo 2019 Strange Brew Cardigan on US4 (3.5mm) & US6 (4mm), Berroco Vintage DK in the Blush, White, Black, & Cracked Pepper colourways


Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~2019 Preemie Hat #44 on US6 (4mm), Patons Kroy Socks in the Blue Striped ragg colourway

~2019 Preemie Hat #45 on US6 (4mm), Patons Fab DK in the Pebble colourway

Flosstube -
Beginning at timestamp 6:53

Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~Chicken Joy

~School of Magical Stitches and Literature

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Karen Hallion 2020 Calendar

~Corner ruler from RTBWoodWorker on Etsy

~Indie Design Gift-A-Long - sale ends on 2-December-2019 at 11:59pm US EST


~Pom Pom Quarterly, Issue 31: Winter 2019

~31 Days of Christmas & Random Acts of Kindness
Random Acts of Kindness Starts on Sunday, 1-December-2019 & will happen on C.C.'s Instagram account ~ cc_almon

Week 1 Sale Runs from Sunday, 1-December-2019 & Ends on Saturday, 7-December-2019


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


September/October/November Artistic Autumnal AL -



*Runs from 1-September through 30-November

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

*Each project that you knit/crochet/weave/spin must be at least 20yds/18.3m that you finish and post in the Ravelry 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 PM JavaPurl or Email us at geekygirlsknit@gmail.com

*Feel free to poly-dip in other ALs as long as it fits in with other rules (including the great podcaster craft together)

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


Stitch Marker Sets made & donated by Julia (nimruse) of Pandia's Jewels - 3 Labyrinth, 1 Frankenstein, & 1 Bride of Frankenstein - 5 winners will each win a random set


Orange Camper bag by ArtByAna from Rhonda (DuellingNeedles)


Swoonish Walker (sock blank) OOAK from Eileen (Leaner)


Moda Dea Sassy Stripes DK in the Polo colourway - 2 skeins from Tricia (pazscott)


Satsuma Street It Always Seems Impossible Until It Is Done pattern by Jody Rice from TiltingPlanets on Etsy


Just CrossStitch Volume 37, No. 5 - October 2019

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

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKAutumn19

*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 a Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

December / January / February Winter Wonderland AL -



*Runs from 1-December through 29-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 29-February

*Each project that you knit/crochet/weave/spin must be at least 20yds/18.3m that you finish and post in the Ravelry 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 PM JavaPurl or Email us at geekygirlsknit@gmail.com

*Feel free to poly-dip in other ALs as long as it fits in with other rules (including the great podcaster craft together)

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


~Santa Claus Hoop Cross Stitch Kit


~Stickers (pink cat & fox) from Ainsley (daughter of yarnthusiast) & Stitch Markers made & donated by Theresa (JASZCreations) of JASZCreations on Etsy - Knitting Diva & Made With Love


~Vidalana Ascendance by KnitCrate in the Ancient Ruin colourway - 4 skeins - 4 winners will each win 1 skein


~Bar-Maids deodorant, mini LoLo Bar, mini face pudding, mini LoLo lips - 2 sets - 2 winners will each win 1 set


~Knitologie Glowing Worsted by KnitCrate in the Sea colourway - 2 skeins - 2 winners will each win 1 skein

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

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKWinter1920

*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 on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Misc. -
~C.C.'s Vlogmas starts on Sunday, 1-December-2019, on our YouTube channel


~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

Pink Purl -
~on Instagram as pinkpurlalmon

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

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

Until next time,
Happy Knitting!

Tuesday, 26 November 2019

December 2019 Crafty Photo A Day Challenge

How can it be December already? It seems like just yesterday that we were planning for 2019 to arrive and now here we are on the cusp of 2020! Egads, well, I guess we should look to see what December's GGKCRAFTYPAD has in store. This month our theme is centred around Christmas, Advent, winter. After all, it's the most wonderful time of the year. Let's look at the December 2019 Geeky Girls Knit Crafty Photo A Day Challenge prompts list.



What does ______ mean?
WIP = Work In Progress
#WIDN = What I'm Doing Now
FO = Finished Object

So, how can you participate???? Well, there are actually several ways:
INSTAGRAM - Instagram is the primary arena for participating in this challenge. Simply take your photo, add a caption to it, tag it with the hashtag #GGKCraftyPAD and share it. By adding the hashtag #GGKCraftyPAD , others who are participating will be able to see the pictures that have been shared for the daily prompts. C.C. is on Instagram as cc_almon & Dami is on Instagram as damisdoodles so make sure to follow them if you haven't already.

TWITTER - You can also share on Twitter by taking a photo and uploading it to Twitter along with the hashtag #GGKCraftyPAD . Follow us on Twitter as cc_almon and damisdoodles.

FACEBOOK - Feel free to share with your friends on your own Facebook profile page or on our Facebook page.

OTHER PLACES - Feel free to share your photos other places like your own blog, Ravelry, Tumblr, Flickr, etc. Be creative and then tell us about it! :-)

How will you remember what the daily prompts are???? Again, there are several ways:
~Save the image above to your phone or your computer and check it daily. Maybe even make it your wallpaper.
~Bookmark this post in your web browser and come back daily for the next prompt.
~Save this monthly Google Calendar as a bookmark in your web browser or even add the Google Calendar to your own Google Calendars.
~Follow us on Instagram as cc_almon, on Instagram as damisdoodles and/or on Twitter as cc_almon and on Twitter as damisdoodles as we'll be posting the prompt for that day at some point during the day.

Most of all, we just want to encourage you to be creative. We hope this is as fun for yall as it is for us!!! Can't wait to see your photos!

And don't forget, each week, we will choose our 5 favourite photos from Instagram and they will be shared in the podcast and show notes for the podcast following that prompt. There are so many great photos and we can't pick all of them, but we love looking at everyone's!

Until next time,
Happy Knitting!

Saturday, 23 November 2019

Episode 371 ~ In Which We’re NOT Sponsored by Starbucks





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~NaKniSweMo 2019 Strange Brew Cardigan on US4 (3.5mm) & US6 (4mm), Berroco Vintage DK in the Blush, White, Black, & Cracked Pepper colourways


Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~None

Flosstube -
Beginning at timestamp 9:41

Dami -
~Every Day is An Adventure by Joann’s

C.C. -
~None

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~123Stitch Order

~Just CrossStitch December 2019 Issue

~Indie Design Gift-A-Long

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









~Upcoming Events:
*Men on Boats at Seattle Pacific University

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!

~Lonely Planet by Steven Dietz - Dami is reading

~Indecent by Paula Vogel - Dami is reading

~Medea by Euripidies (trans. Diane Arnson Svarlien) - Dami is reading

~The Glass Scientists (webcomic) by Sabrina Cotungo - Dami is reading


October / November / December RAL - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge - #GGKRAL19

* 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


2019 RAL Yearlong Challenge

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

~All 365 days - 10 bonus entries

~Modern Mrs. Darcy 2019 Reading Challenge - 6 bonus entries

~3 prize winners drawn from all the entries

Grand Prize #1:
Audine Wools by Knitcrate Halo DK yarn - 2 skeins of Mouse
Your choice of 1 eBook or 3 single patterns from the JavaPurl Designs Ravelry Store
Elephant Stitch Marker by Mermaid City Yarn
Wool & Cashmere Shampoo by The Laundress
Sweet Baby Gift Tags by Knitterella
Lose Me Not by Jan B. Smiley
Honeyberry Studios Notebook
Pandia’s Jewels Hunger Games Sticker Set


Grand Prize #2:
Vidalana by Knitcrate yarn - 2 skeins of Chewies
Your choice of 1 eBook or 3 single patterns from the JavaPurl Designs Ravelry Store
Stictch Marker by Exchanging Fire
Notions Pouch by A Little Knitty
House Fabric Tape Measurer
Lose Me Not by Jan B. Smiley
Honeyberry Studios Notebook
Pandia’s Jewels Hunger Games Sticker Set


Grand Prize #3:
Vidalana Heathered Chunky by Knitcrate yarn - 2 skeins of Black Cherry
Your choice of 1 eBook or 3 single patterns from the JavaPurl Designs Ravelry Store
Camel Stitch Marker
MJ Yarns Simple Sock Fingering Mini Skein in the Peacock colourway
Make Something Today zippered bag by Knitcrate
Poke Me Not by Jan B. Smiley
Honeyberry Studios Notebook
Pandia’s Jewels Hunger Games Sticker Set

~Beholding and Becoming: The Art of Everyday Worship by Ruth Chou Simons - C.C. finished reading

~Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire (Harry Potter #4) by J.K. Rowling - C.C. is rereading with Harry Potter & the Sacred Text podcast & Swish and Flick: An All Potter Podcast

~The War That Saved My Life Series by Kimberly Brubaker Bradley - C.C. finished reading Books 1-2

~You Don't Know Me by Susan May Warren - C.C. finished reading

~The Late Show (Renée Ballard #1) by Michael Connelly - C.C. finished reading

~The Cat Who… Series by Lilian Jackson Braun - C.C. finished reading Book 12

~What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty - C.C. is reading

~Until Proven Guilty (J.P. Beaumont #1) by J.A. Jance - C.C. is reading

~Movies - A Christmas Miracle | Christmas Under the Stars | A Godwink Christmas: Meant for Love

~Silent Witness - finished watching Series 6

~Father Brown - watching Series 6

~Supernatural - watching Season 15

~The Blacklist - watching Season 7

~The DNA of Murder with Paul Holes - watching Season 1

~NCIS: LA - watching Season 11

~Supergirl - watching Season 5

~Murdoch Mysteries - watching Season 13

~NCIS - Season 17

~NCIS: NO - Season 6

~Arrow - watching Season 8

~My Favourite Murder podcast

~Hadestown Original Broadway Cast Recording

~Christy Nockels’ The Thrill of Hope Renewed

~Cabin Pressure

~Random Spotify Playlists

September/October/November Artistic Autumnal AL -



*Runs from 1-September through 30-November

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

*Each project that you knit/crochet/weave/spin must be at least 20yds/18.3m that you finish and post in the Ravelry 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 PM JavaPurl or Email us at geekygirlsknit@gmail.com

*Feel free to poly-dip in other ALs as long as it fits in with other rules (including the great podcaster craft together)

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


Stitch Marker Sets made & donated by Julia (nimruse) of Pandia's Jewels - 3 Labyrinth, 1 Frankenstein, & 1 Bride of Frankenstein - 5 winners will each win a random set


Orange Camper bag by ArtByAna from Rhonda (DuellingNeedles)


Swoonish Walker (sock blank) OOAK from Eileen (Leaner)


Moda Dea Sassy Stripes DK in the Polo colourway - 2 skeins from Tricia (pazscott)


Satsuma Street It Always Seems Impossible Until It Is Done pattern by Jody Rice from TiltingPlanets on Etsy


Just CrossStitch Volume 37, No. 5 - October 2019

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

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKAutumn19

*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 a Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Jane (JanieB) from London asks:
What knits do you keep thinking you’ll do but put off?

Also do you have knitting plans already for 2020?

WE NEED MORE QUESTIONS!!!!

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

Pink Purl -
~on Instagram as pinkpurlalmon

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

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

Until next time,
Happy Knitting!