Friday, 16 August 2019

Episode 358 ~ In Which I’m Coming! Wait for Me!





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~persephone wrap on US6 (4mm), Wild Happy Color Authentic Base in Dami’s Muse colourway

~baby dagny’s socks on US 3 (3.25 mm), Bernat Softee Baby Solids in Baby Baby

C.C. -
~The Dr. Hubs' 22nd Anniversary Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Patons Kroy Socks in the Blue Striped ragg colourway & Pandia's Jewels Hand Dyed Yarn Tweed in an Unknown colourway

~Russ' Ordination Stole on US7 (4.5mm), Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted in the Tranquil, Green Tea Heather, Peapod, Grass, Everglade Heather, Creme Brulee, Semolina, Caution, Orange, & Conch

~English Paper Piecing

~My Christmas List by Silver Creek Samplers

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~2019 Preemie Hat #32 on US6 (4mm), Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in the Dusty Purple colourway & Reynolds Play Time in the Tan colourway
Click for Babies - collecting newborn hats that are at least 50% purple to educate about shaken baby syndrome

~Stay Tender cross stitch from Junebug and Darlin



Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~stickers from Wyatt & Waylon

~stickers from Maegan

~new patterns from Fat Quarter Shop

~ribbon from Joann’s

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









~Upcoming Events We'll Be Attending:
*Fall Pacific Northwest Yarn Crawl, first weekend in October, 2019

*Fiber Fusion Northwest, Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, WA, third weekend in October, 2019

*SeaMeowCon, last weekend in October, 2019

*Knitting Retreat, Saturday, 9-November-19

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!

~Much Ado About Nothing by Shakespeare - Dami is rereading

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


July / August / September 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

~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

~All 365 days - 10 bonus entries

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

~3 prize winners drawn from all the entries - each will receive yarn, a pattern, & maybe more!

~Hello Mornings: How to Build a Grace-Filled, Life-Giving Morning Routine by Kat Lee - C.C. is reading

~So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo - C.C. is reading

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

~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 Fiery Cross (Outlander #5) by Diana Gabaldon - C.C. is rereading

~Waiting for Tom Hanks by Kerry Winfrey - C.C. finished reading

~Movies - Dumbo | A Taste of Summer | Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: An Inheritance to Die For

~Keeping Faith - finished watching Series 1-2

~Lost in Space - watching Season 1

~Gentleman Jack - watching Series 1

~Father Brown - finished watching Series 1 & watching Series 2

~Elementary - watching Season 7

~Instinct - watching Season 2

~Good Witch - watching Season 5

~Poldark - watching Series 5

~My Favourite Murder podcast

~Watching the back catalog of Priscilla & Chelsea - The Real Housewives of Cross Stitch podcast

~Hadestown Original Broadway Cast Recording

~Cabin Pressure

~My Fair Lady revival cast recording 2018

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



*Runs from 1-June through 31-August

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

*No WIPS - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-June and finished no later than 31-August
**UNLESS you are knitting the My Favorite Murder Mystery Wrap which you can enter as long as you finish it by 31-August**

*Each project of 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.

*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 JavaPurl or Email us at geekygirlsknit@gmail.com


Audine Wools by Knitcrate Sigh DK yarn - 2 skeins of Ladybug - 2 winners will each win 1 skein


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


Stitch Markers made & donated by Theresa (JASZCreations) of JASZCreations on Etsy - Knitting Diva & Made With Love


D. Marie Prokop Book (The Shorter Things Collection) & Stitch Marker Set


D. Marie Prokop 2 Books (Tigress & On the Outward Appearance) & Stitch Marker Set


Out Tonight pattern by Monique Leonard (WindsweptMonique)


Baby Crochet book & a skein of Double Knit Special by Stylecraft in the White colourway from Karleen (karleenpage)


My Only Goal Is Just To Be pattern (Rent inspired) by Monique Leonard (WindsweptMonique)

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

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKSummertime19

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

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

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

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Denise (fuzziekit) from Michigan asks:
Pink Purl: What is your favorite treat? Seriously, I know it is hard to choose but there has to be one that you dive over all the rest for. My boys totally go for ferritone over everything else. I wish they would like emu oil or salmon oil but nope. Also what is your favorite place to watch the outside? And what is your favorite thing to watch outside?

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 -
~ 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!

Friday, 9 August 2019

Episode 357 ~ In Which We’re Having a Heat Wave





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~persephone wrap on US6 (4mm), Wild Happy Color Authentic Base in Dami’s Muse colourway

C.C. -
~The Dr. Hubs' 22nd Anniversary Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Patons Kroy Socks in the Blue Striped ragg colourway & Pandia's Jewels Hand Dyed Yarn Tweed in an Unknown colourway

~Russ' Ordination Stole on US7 (4.5mm), Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Worsted in the Tranquil, Green Tea Heather, Peapod, Grass, Everglade Heather, Creme Brulee, Semolina, Caution, Orange, & Conch

~English Paper Piecing

~Stay Tender cross stitch from Junebug and Darlin

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~I'll have two coffees and two cherry danishes to go please Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), It's All About Ewe Fidalgo Self-Striping Sock in the Cherry Blossoms V2.0 colourway

~2019 Preemie Hat #31 on US6 (4mm), Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in the Dusty Purple colourway & Big Twist Yarns Sincerely Ombres in the Cupcake Confetti colourway
Click for Babies - collecting newborn hats that are at least 50% purple to educate about shaken baby syndrome

~Summer Top on US3 (3.25mm) & US4 (3.5mm), Plymouth Yarn Linaza Hand Dyed in the 4 Mauve Pink Orange colourway

~Happy 6th Birthday Waylon! Slippers on US5 (3.75mm) & US7 (4.5mm), Vidalana Ambient Worsted in the Dawn Blush colourway & Red Heart Soft in the Light Grey Heather colourway



Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~My Christmas List from 123stitch

~Stickers from Ainsley

~Bollocks cross stitch

~Cat Lady Embroidery from Sally

~Winnie the Pooh Funko Vinyl Figure

~Ariel & Flounder Funko Vinyl Figures

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









~Upcoming Events We'll Be Attending:
*Fall PNW Yarn Crawl, first weekend in October, 2019

*Fiber Fusion Northwest, Evergreen State Fairgrounds in Monroe, WA, third weekend in October, 2019

*Knitting Retreat, Saturday, 9-November-19

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!

~Much Ado About Nothing by Shakespeare - Dami is rereading

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


July / August / September 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

~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

~All 365 days - 10 bonus entries

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

~3 prize winners drawn from all the entries - each will receive yarn, a pattern, & maybe more!

~Hello Mornings: How to Build a Grace-Filled, Life-Giving Morning Routine by Kat Lee - C.C. is reading

~So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo - C.C. is reading

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

~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 Fiery Cross (Outlander #5) by Diana Gabaldon - C.C. is rereading

~Force of Nature (Aaron Falk #2) by Jane Harper - C.C. finished reading

~Only One Life by Ashley Farley - C.C. finished reading

~A Curse So Dark and Lonely (Cursebreakers #1) by Brigid Kemmerer - C.C. finished reading

~Movies - Love and Sunshine | Aurora Teagarden Mysteries: A Game of Cat and Mouse

~The Orville - finished watching Seasons 1-2

~Victoria - finished watching Series 3

~Gentleman Jack - watching Series 1

~Father Brown - watching Series 1

~Elementary - watching Season 7

~Marvel’s Agents of SHIELD - Season 6 finale

~Instinct - watching Season 2

~Good Witch - watching Season 5

~Poldark - watching Series 5

~The 100 - Season 6 finale

~My Favourite Murder podcast

~Watching the back catalog of Priscilla & Chelsea - The Real Housewives of Cross Stitch podcast

~Hadestown Original Broadway Cast Recording

~Cabin Pressure

~SIX Studio Album

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



*Runs from 1-June through 31-August

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

*No WIPS - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-June and finished no later than 31-August
**UNLESS you are knitting the My Favorite Murder Mystery Wrap which you can enter as long as you finish it by 31-August**

*Each project of 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.

*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 JavaPurl or Email us at geekygirlsknit@gmail.com


Audine Wools by Knitcrate Sigh DK yarn - 2 skeins of Ladybug - 2 winners will each win 1 skein


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


Stitch Markers made & donated by Theresa (JASZCreations) of JASZCreations on Etsy - Knitting Diva & Made With Love


D. Marie Prokop Book (The Shorter Things Collection) & Stitch Marker Set


D. Marie Prokop 2 Books (Tigress & On the Outward Appearance) & Stitch Marker Set


Out Tonight pattern by Monique Leonard (WindsweptMonique)


Baby Crochet book & a skein of Double Knit Special by Stylecraft in the White colourway from Karleen (karleenpage)


My Only Goal Is Just To Be pattern (Rent inspired) by Monique Leonard (WindsweptMonique)

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

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKSummertime19

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

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

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

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Denise (fuzziekit) from Michigan asks:
C.C. & Dami: Have either of you ever thought of writing a fiction or biography book? I know completely random. Or have you ever written one of those style books? Or Dami how about a picture book? I see you like to draw and storytelling is a great offshoot of that. Again random thoughts in my head.

Misc. -
~Pink Purl sale - first come, first served physical copies of our three print books (which include the Ravelry download code) - email us at grande AT JavaPurlDesigns DOT com with what book(s) you want & your mailing address, we'll send you a PayPal invoice which will include the shipping cost
Coffee With C.C. & Coffee With C.C. (& Dami Too) are each $14 on sale
Tickled Pink is $16 on sale
Get all 3 books for $42 on sale

AND get 25% of all our patterns & eBooks on Ravelry with the coupon code PINKPURL, valid through Friday, 16-August-2019, at 11:59pm


~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 -
~ 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!