Friday, 11 January 2019

Episode 327 ~ In Which It’s In An Unknown Colourway





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~straightforward mitts on US 3 (3.25mm), Penguin Soup Emperor Sock in the Baker 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

~Belated 2018 Christmas Socks for the Dr. Hubs on US1.5 (2.5mm), Pandia's Jewels Hand Dyed Yarn Tweed in an Unknown colourway

~English Paper Piecing

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~2019 Preemie Hat #1 on US6 (4mm), Berry Colorful Yarnings Saturated Sparkle Sock in the 12 Days of Christmas colourway, SpaceCadet Ombré & Gradient Mini-Skeins in the Ombre MS 1403 colourway, & Ripples Crafts Hand Dyed Yarns Suilven in the Pikkewyn colourway

~Cathedral Wrap for Dami's 19th Birthday on US6 (4mm), Knit Picks Stroll Hand-Painted in the Borealis colourway

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~solid colour yoga leggings

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









~Upcoming Events We'll Be Attending:
*Before the Eclipse by Anton Chekhov, January 31, February 1-2, 7-9, 2019 at 7:30 pm & February 2, 2019 matinee at 1:00 pm at Seattle Pacific University

*Madrona Fiber Arts Marketplace in Tacoma, WA, February 14-17, 2019

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!

~Coraline by Neil Gaiman - Dami finished reading

~Respect for Acting by Uta Hagen - Dami is reading

~Il Trovatore by Verdi - Dami is reading

~Sacred Pauses by April Yamasaki - Dami is reading

~Blood Brothers by Elias Chacour - Dami is reading

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


January/February/March Read-A-Long - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge - #GGKRAL19

86 of 90 days - 1 or more giveaways for eBook, everyone gets $1.20 off any single pattern coupon code & 88+ days RAL virtual badge
59 of 90 days - 1 or more giveaways for single pattern, everyone gets 61+ days RAL virtual badge


2019 RAL Yearlong Challenge
~January / February / March
* 90 days - 10 entries
* 86-89 days - 8 entries
* 59-85 days - 5 entries

~April / May / June
* 91 days - 10 entries
* 87-90 days - 8 entries
* 60-86 days - 5 entries

~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!

~Almost Everything: Notes on Hope by Anne Lamott - C.C. is reading

~Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3) by J.K. Rowling - C.C. is rereading with Harry Potter & the Sacred Text podcast & Swish and Flick: An All Potter Podcast

~Knight and Moon Series by Janet Evanovich & Phoef Sutton - C.C. finished reading Books 1-2

~Cat in the Stacks Series by Miranda James - C.C. finished reading Book 9

~Ghosted: A Novel by Rosie Walsh - C.C. finished reading

~In Death Series by J.D. Robb - C.C. finished reading Book 4

~Anna Pigeon Series by Nevada Barr - C.C. is reading Book 1

~Movies - Winter Castle

~12 Monkeys - finished watching Series

~The Lost World - watching Season 1

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 14

~The Big Bang Theory - watching Season 12

~The Blacklist - watching Season 6

~NCIS: LA - watching Season 10

~Murdoch Mysteries - watching Season 12

~Outlander - watching Season 4

~My Favourite Murder podcast - pre-order their book Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide which releases in May 2019

~Enneagram and Coffee Podcast

~Cabin Pressure

December/January/February Winter Wonderland AL -



*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

*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


Christmas Tree bag by DonnasdesignsShop from Rhonda (DuellingNeedles)


Christmas Stitch Marker Set made & donated by Theresa (JASZCreations)


Seattle Seahawks Stitch Marker Set made & donated by Theresa (JASZCreations)


2 Illumikniti Enamel Pins made & donated by Julia (nimruse) - 2 winners will each win 1 pin


Project bag from Neighborhood Fiber Co., Red Cable Notebook from MaryAnn (knitcentral), Lose Me Not Mini - Stitch Marker Size from Jan B. Smiley, Ginger Twist Studio Needle Gauge, Nessie Stitch Marker, & 15g of Hilltop Cloud Silk Hankies


Fairy Tale Knits Elven Music, Green Tonal from Eileen (Leaner)


Space Cadet Lucina, No Snow from Eileen (Leaner)


Zwerger Opal Diamant, 6524 from Eileen (Leaner)

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

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKWinter1819

*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.

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Jessica (Silverluna2112) from Connecticut asks:
Are you more of an Anna or Elsa? Ariel or Belle? Tigger or Pooh?

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
~ Essential Oils
~ 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, 4 January 2019

Episode 326 ~ In Which It’s 2019! Happy New Year!





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~straightforward mitts on US 3 (3.25mm), Penguin Soup Emperor Sock in the Baker 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

~Cathedral Wrap for Dami's 19th Birthday on US6 (4mm), Knit Picks Stroll Hand-Painted in the Borealis colourway

~Belated 2018 Christmas Socks for the Dr. Hubs on US1.5 (2.5mm), Pandia's Jewels Hand Dyed Yarn Tweed in an Unknown colourway

~English Paper Piecing

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~2018 Preemie Hat #52 on US6 (4mm), SpaceCadet Ombré & Gradient Mini-Skeins in the Ombre MS 1403 colourway

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~kitty purse & yoga leggings

~Ariel q posket and Coraline funko

~The Fat Squirrel Speak Bonus Episode: A Path Towards Knitworthy

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









~Upcoming Events We'll Be Attending:
*Before the Eclipse by Anton Chekhov, January 31, February 1-2, 7-9, 2019 at 7:30 pm & February 2, 2019 matinee at 1:00 pm at Seattle Pacific University

*Madrona Fiber Arts Marketplace in Tacoma, WA, February 14-17, 2019

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!

~Coraline by Neil Gaiman - Dami is reading

~Respect for Acting by Uta Hagen - Dami is reading

~Il Trovatore by Verdi - Dami is reading

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


October/November/December Read-A-Long - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge
Prize Winners Announced


January/February/March Read-A-Long - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge - #GGKRAL19

86 of 90 days - 1 or more giveaways for eBook, everyone gets $1.20 off any single pattern coupon code & 88+ days RAL virtual badge
59 of 90 days - 1 or more giveaways for single pattern, everyone gets 61+ days RAL virtual badge


2019 RAL Yearlong Challenge
~January / February / March
* 90 days - 10 entries
* 86-89 days - 8 entries
* 59-85 days - 5 entries

~April / May / June
* 91 days - 10 entries
* 87-90 days - 8 entries
* 60-86 days - 5 entries

~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!

~Almost Everything: Notes on Hope by Anne Lamott - C.C. is reading

~Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Harry Potter #3) by J.K. Rowling - C.C. is rereading with Harry Potter & the Sacred Text podcast & Swish and Flick: An All Potter Podcast

~Fox and O'Hare Series by Janet Evanovich & Lee Goldberg - C.C. finished reading Books 1-5

~Cat in the Stacks Series by Miranda James - C.C. finished reading Books 7-8

~Knight and Moon Series by Janet Evanovich & Phoef Sutton - C.C. is reading Book 1

~Movies - Christmas Bells are Ringing | Christmas Made to Order | A Midnight Kiss | A Wrinkle in Time | Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

~Buffy the Vampire Slayer - finished rewatching Series (#buffycraftalong)

~12 Monkeys - finished Season 1 & watching Season 2

~When Calls the Heart: The Greatest Christmas Blessing

~Call the Midwife Christmas Special

~Doctor Who New Year’s Special

~Outlander - watching Season 4

~My Favourite Murder podcast - pre-order their book Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide which releases in May 2019

~Enneagram and Coffee Podcast

~Cabin Pressure

December/January/February Winter Wonderland AL -



*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

*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

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


Christmas Tree bag by DonnasdesignsShop from Rhonda (DuellingNeedles)


Christmas Stitch Marker Set made & donated by Theresa (JASZCreations)


Seattle Seahawks Stitch Marker Set made & donated by Theresa (JASZCreations)


2 Illumikniti Enamel Pins made & donated by Julia (nimruse) - 2 winners will each win 1 pin


Project bag from Neighborhood Fiber Co., Red Cable Notebook from MaryAnn (knitcentral), Lose Me Not Mini - Stitch Marker Size from Jan B. Smiley, Ginger Twist Studio Needle Gauge, Nessie Stitch Marker, & 15g of Hilltop Cloud Silk Hankies


Fairy Tale Knits Elven Music, Green Tonal from Eileen (Leaner)


Space Cadet Lucina, No Snow from Eileen (Leaner)


Zwerger Opal Diamant, 6524 from Eileen (Leaner)

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

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKWinter1819

*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.

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Kari (EarlGreyKnitter2) from Kansas asks:
Dear CC can you please show us how you knit? Thank you!

WE NEED MORE QUESTIONS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Misc. -
~the great podcaster craft together


~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
~ Essential Oils
~ 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!