Thursday, 25 August 2016

Episode 206 ~ In Which This Isn't Your Normal Episode





Show Notes:

On the Needles -
Dami -
~i hope that you b u r n. on US 2.5 (3.0mm), Easyknits.co.uk Deeply Wicked in the Wick colourway

C.C. -
~Ravellenics Arciform on US 11 (8.0mm), Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky in the Wallaby, Wine, & Crush colourways

~Stars & Stripes & Nutcrackers, Oh My? Socks on US 1.5 (2.5 mm), The Uncommon Thread Tough Sock in the Nutcracker colourway & Abi Grasso Self Striping Sock in the Stars & Stripes colourway

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~34.3 m - 2016 Preemie Hat #33 on US6 (4mm), James C. Brett Marble Chunky in the 32MC colourway

~27.4 m - 2016 Preemie Hat #34 on US6 (4mm), Patons UK Fab DK Variegated in the Raspberry colourway




Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~I Want A Revelation Socks (Hamilton Inspired)


~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD



KALs aren't discussed but here's all the details just for your reference

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


*Runs from 1-June through 31-August

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

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

*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


from Kelly (kellychron) - a skein of Gnome Acres House Gnome in the Stars Hollow colourway


from Kelly (kellychron) - a That Semifero Grrl Wonder Woman project bag


from Bogga (bogga) of Knitting in France - 3 sets of stitch markers (apples, pink biscuits, & blue tulips)


from Katherin (kekskruemelchen) - her 9 pattern Siebengebirge Collection


from Julia (nimruse) of Pandia's Jewels - a set of Outlander stitch markers


from Julia (nimruse) of Pandia's Jewels - her Gypsy Moss shawl pattern


from Danielle (Gothika101) of Gothika Yarnz - a set of Mahogany Obsidian stitch markers


from Danielle (Gothika101) of Gothika Yarnz - a skein of yarn in the Bonfire Night colourway & a set of Autumn Magic stitch markers


from Danielle (Gothika101) of Gothika Yarnz - a skein of yarn in the Fantasea colourway & a set of Blue Seas stitch markers


from us - Exploding Kittens game


from us - a skein of Zwerger Garn Opal Smile yarn in the Entzücken colourway (“Entzücken” is German for “delight”)

*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 Summertime & the Living is Easy KAL ~ FO Pics Only (No Chatter) & tag your project page with the following tag GGKSummertime16

*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, 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!


52 Weeks of Charity KAL -

*Runs from 1-January through 31-December

*Details - any project you knit/crochet/weave that you donate to charity

*To be eligible for prizes, you must complete 52 items over the course of 2016. You don’t necessarily have to complete 1 per week. Just a total of 52 items.

*No WIPS

*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


~1 skein of West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4-Ply in the Holly Berry colourway

~For every 7 people who complete 52 items in 2016, a skein of West Yorkshire Spinners yarn will be given away using a random number draw.


~Bernat Coral Pom Pom and Lion Brand Black Cat Pom Pom from Catherine (TiaandCat)


~Mary (jamn2knit) donated 2 single patterns from her Ravelry pattern store

*When you complete your first item, start a post in the FO thread with a photo of your FO. For each subsequent item, edit your post and add the new item with a photo. One post per person please. See the example post in the FO thread for how to post.

*You can donate your FO’s to any charity you choose, a group in your area, a national charity, or if you’d like, you can post them to us and we’ll make a big donation to Knit For Peace after that KAL ends. Preemie Hats will be donated to Preemies UK

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

*Tag - GGK52WOCKAL16

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-January-2017 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 Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Gilmore Girls KAL -


*Runs from 1-August through 30-September

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

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

*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 Email us at geekygirlsknit@gmail.com


1 skein of Regia World College Color 6-ply/6-fädig in the 06504 Exam colourway & 2 Gilmore Girls postcards


a lewZILLA skull project bag donated by Julia (nimruse) & 2 Gilmore Girls postcards


2 Gilmore Girls boookmarks from The Oy in Poodle Shoppe & a copy of C.C.'s Where You Lead, I Will Follow Socks (Gilmore Girls Inspired) pattern (or another pattern from her shop if you already have this pattern)


Luke's Diner planner clip from The Oy in Poodle Shoppe & a copy of C.C.'s Where You Lead, I Will Follow Socks (Gilmore Girls Inspired) pattern (or another pattern from her shop if you already have this pattern)


a skein of Gilmore Girls themed hand dyed yarn from Shannon of Yarn At Home Mom


project bag from Trish of Yarn Cellar Studios


a skein of yarn on her Sparkles base in the Something about CC colourway & 2 stitch markers from Bogga (bogga) of Knitting in France


Knitting accessories kit (stitch markers, a knitting needle holder, a pattern tamer, & a mini emergency crochet hook to pick up dropped stitches) from Bogga (bogga) of Knitting in France


project bag and stitch marker set from Michelle of Maple Moose Fibres


a skein of yarn from Mishael Mathias of Misha's Obsessions in the "I can't, I have to study" Rory inspired colourway


2 winners will each win the Rory Gilmore Hat Pattern Series eBook donated by Marjan (Lusjes-Art)


a limited edition Coffee! Coffee! Coffee! Gilmore Girls inspired drawstring project bag from GeorgeAnne (StitchingPlaza) of The Stitching Plaza

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

*Bonus entry if you knit C.C.’s Where You Lead, I Will Follow Socks (Gilmore Girls Inspired) pattern - see the 2nd post in the FO thread for how to post for your bonus entry

*The lovely Marjan (Lusjes-Art) has made a very special offer to Gilmore Girls KAL participants. If you knit & enter into the KAL one of her 3 Rory inspired patterns Rory Gilmore hat, Cable mittens (matching Rory Gilmore hat), or Cable cowl (matching the Rory Gilmore hat), you can then message Lusjes-Art & she will gift you her entire Rory Gilmore hat pattern series e-book.

*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 Gilmore Girls KAL ~ FO Pics Only (No Chatter) & tag your project page with the following tag #GilmoreGGKTKB

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-October 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!

Misc. -
~Podcast Schedule News - should be back to normal next week in regards to recording & we'll be celebrating our 4th Podiversary next week!!!!!!

~After the credits - C.C. gives a health/surgery update


~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
~ C.C.'s Knitting Designs on Ravelry & her JavaPurl Designs website
~ 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

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 206 ~ In Which This Isn't Your Normal Episode (iTunes)

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

Episode 206 is live with a quick check-in, a Hamilton inspired pattern release, & an after the credits surgery update! Enjoy + Happy Knitting!

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

Thursday, 11 August 2016

Episode 205 ~ In Which It’s the Most Epic Pom-Pom Ever!





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~i hope that you b u r n. on US 2.5 (3.0mm), Easyknits.co.uk Deeply Wicked in the Wick colourway

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

~Ravellenics Arciform on US 11 (8.0mm), Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky in the Wallaby, Wine, & Crush colourways

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~noah’s solar system on US 1.5 (2.5 mm), See project page for colourways used

C.C. -

~168.0 m - I Need Coffee in an IV Stat Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Knitting in France Two at a Time Socks in the You Have Been Gilmored colourway

~285.8 m - The Most Epic Pom-Pom Hat Ever on US4 (3.5mm) & US6 (4.0mm), EYF 2016 Handspun, Plymouth Yarn Baby Alpaca Worsted Glow in the Coral colourway, & Woolyknit Lofty in the Coal colourway

~38.8 m - 2016 Preemie Hat #32 on US6 (4mm), Mirasol Yarn Hacho in the 328 Royal Yellow Mauve colourway




Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Olympics!

~The Writer’s Museum - pics after the credits

~yarn from Ginger Twist Studio

~sheepie

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










~Upcoming Events We'll Be Attending

~Yarnporium in London - Saturday, 5-November-2016, & Sunday, 6-November-2016 - we'll be sharing a booth with Sam of KnitRunDig Project Bags & Lola of Third Vault Yarns


~Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza website
Farnham, UK, from Thursday, 10-November-2016, through Sunday, 13-November-2016


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!


A Summer of Austen
“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
August 1-16 ~ read Sense & Sensibility - C.C. & Dami are reading
August 17-31 ~ read Mansfield Park
#summerofausten

~Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith - Dami finished rereading

~Coming Back to God When You Feel Empty: Whispers of Restoration From the Book of Ruth by Tanya Marlow - C.C. is reading

~The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown - C.C. is rereading

~The Professor (McMurtrie and Drake Legal Thrillers Book 1) by Robert Bailey - C.C. finished reading

~Everything We Keep by Kerry Lonsdale - C.C. finished reading

~Rachel Scott Series by Traci Hohenstein - C.C. finished reading Books 1-4

~Star Trek: Voyager - rewatching Season 7

~The Bletchley Circle - watching Series 2

~Rosemary and Thyme - watching Series 2

~Numb3rs - finished rewatching Season 2 & rewatching Season 3

~Dark Matter - watching Season 2

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


*Runs from 1-June through 31-August

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

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

*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


from Kelly (kellychron) - a skein of Gnome Acres House Gnome in the Stars Hollow colourway


from Kelly (kellychron) - a That Semifero Grrl Wonder Woman project bag


from Bogga (bogga) of Knitting in France - 3 sets of stitch markers (apples, pink biscuits, & blue tulips)


from Katherin (kekskruemelchen) - her 9 pattern Siebengebirge Collection


from Julia (nimruse) of Pandia's Jewels - a set of Outlander stitch markers


from Julia (nimruse) of Pandia's Jewels - her Gypsy Moss shawl pattern


from Danielle (Gothika101) of Gothika Yarnz - a set of Mahogany Obsidian stitch markers


from Danielle (Gothika101) of Gothika Yarnz - a skein of yarn in the Bonfire Night colourway & a set of Autumn Magic stitch markers


from Danielle (Gothika101) of Gothika Yarnz - a skein of yarn in the Fantasea colourway & a set of Blue Seas stitch markers


from us - Exploding Kittens game


from us - a skein of Zwerger Garn Opal Smile yarn in the Entzücken colourway (“Entzücken” is German for “delight”)

*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 Summertime & the Living is Easy KAL ~ FO Pics Only (No Chatter) & tag your project page with the following tag GGKSummertime16

*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, 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!


52 Weeks of Charity KAL -

*Runs from 1-January through 31-December

*Details - any project you knit/crochet/weave that you donate to charity

*To be eligible for prizes, you must complete 52 items over the course of 2016. You don’t necessarily have to complete 1 per week. Just a total of 52 items.

*No WIPS

*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


~1 skein of West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4-Ply in the Holly Berry colourway

~For every 7 people who complete 52 items in 2016, a skein of West Yorkshire Spinners yarn will be given away using a random number draw.


~Bernat Coral Pom Pom and Lion Brand Black Cat Pom Pom from Catherine (TiaandCat)


~Mary (jamn2knit) donated 2 single patterns from her Ravelry pattern store

*When you complete your first item, start a post in the FO thread with a photo of your FO. For each subsequent item, edit your post and add the new item with a photo. One post per person please. See the example post in the FO thread for how to post.

*You can donate your FO’s to any charity you choose, a group in your area, a national charity, or if you’d like, you can post them to us and we’ll make a big donation to Knit For Peace after that KAL ends. Preemie Hats will be donated to Preemies UK

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

*Tag - GGK52WOCKAL16

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-January-2017 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 Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Gilmore Girls KAL -


*Runs from 1-August through 30-September

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

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

*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 Email us at geekygirlsknit@gmail.com


1 skein of Regia World College Color 6-ply/6-fädig in the 06504 Exam colourway & 2 Gilmore Girls postcards


a lewZILLA skull project bag donated by Julia (nimruse) & 2 Gilmore Girls postcards


2 Gilmore Girls boookmarks from The Oy in Poodle Shoppe & a copy of C.C.'s Where You Lead, I Will Follow Socks (Gilmore Girls Inspired) pattern (or another pattern from her shop if you already have this pattern)


Luke's Diner planner clip from The Oy in Poodle Shoppe & a copy of C.C.'s Where You Lead, I Will Follow Socks (Gilmore Girls Inspired) pattern (or another pattern from her shop if you already have this pattern)


a skein of Gilmore Girls themed hand dyed yarn from Shannon of Yarn At Home Mom


project bag from Trish of Yarn Cellar Studios


a skein of yarn on her Sparkles base in the Something about CC colourway & 2 stitch markers from Bogga (bogga) of Knitting in France


Knitting accessories kit (stitch markers, a knitting needle holder, a pattern tamer, & a mini emergency crochet hook to pick up dropped stitches) from Bogga (bogga) of Knitting in France


project bag and stitch marker set from Michelle of Maple Moose Fibres


a skein of yarn from Mishael Mathias of Misha's Obsessions in the "I can't, I have to study" Rory inspired colourway


2 winners will each win the Rory Gilmore Hat Pattern Series eBook donated by Marjan (Lusjes-Art)

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

*Bonus entry if you knit C.C.’s Where You Lead, I Will Follow Socks (Gilmore Girls Inspired) pattern - see the 2nd post in the FO thread for how to post for your bonus entry

*The lovely Marjan (Lusjes-Art) has made a very special offer to Gilmore Girls KAL participants. If you knit & enter into the KAL one of her 3 Rory inspired patterns Rory Gilmore hat, Cable mittens (matching Rory Gilmore hat), or Cable cowl (matching the Rory Gilmore hat), you can then message Lusjes-Art & she will gift you her entire Rory Gilmore hat pattern series e-book.

*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 Gilmore Girls KAL ~ FO Pics Only (No Chatter) & tag your project page with the following tag #GilmoreGGKTKB

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-October 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 -
Sonya (sewenticing) from Utah asks:
I have a question about 2 at a time socks. I am starting my 3rd attempt at toe up two at a time socks. What references would you suggest books, tutorials or patterns and any tips when it comes to knitting the heels. I can not master this but I keep trying.

Written/photo tutorial: http://heidibearscreative.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/two-at-time-socks-on-magic-loop-heel.html & http://heidibearscreative.blogspot.co.uk/2011/10/two-at-time-socks-on-magic-loop-heel_30.html
Video tutorial: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agJc9jVr2B8

Misc. -
~Podcast Schedule News - unsure of next episode after that as C.C. has surgery on Monday, 15-August-2016; we’ll keep you updated in the announcements thread in the Ravelry Group


~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
~ C.C.'s Knitting Designs on Ravelry & her JavaPurl Designs website
~ 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

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!