Friday, 16 November 2018

Episode 320 ~ In Which It’s the Circle of Life





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. -
~NaKniSweMo 2018 Granito on US2.5 (3mm) & US4 (3.5mm), NanoStitch Laboratory Scientific Sock in the OOAK Lab Experiment colourway

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~None

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Ariel Christmas Ornament

~West Yorkshire Spinners yarn in the Christmas Special Fairy Lights colourway from The Woolly Thistle

~Parcel from Tricia (pazscott)

~Vote in the Christmas Karaoke Thread

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









~Upcoming Events We'll Be Attending:
*Love and Information at Seattle Pacific University | 15-17-November-18

*Tacoma is for Lovers Artist Craft Fair | Sun. 18-November-18, 11am - 4pm | King's Books, Tacoma

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!

~The Power by Naomi Alderman - 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 - #GGKRAL18

88 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 of 92 days - 1 or more giveaways for single pattern, everyone gets 61+ days RAL virtual badge

~Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be by Rachel Hollis - C.C. is reading

~An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith by Barbara Brown Taylor - C.C. finished reading

~Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2) by J.K. Rowling - C.C. is rereading with Harry Potter & the Sacred Text podcast & Swish and Flick: An All Potter Podcast

~Savannah Blues (Weezie and Bebe Mysteries #1) by Mary Kay Andrews - C.C. finished reading

~Little Bitty Lies by Mary Kay Andrews - C.C. finished reading

~Hissy Fit by Mary Kay Andrews - C.C. finished reading

~The Fixer Upper by Mary Kay Andrews - C.C. finished reading

~Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evanovich - C.C. is reading Twenty-Four

~Movies - Black Panther | Christopher Robin

~Buffy the Vampire Slayer - finished rewatching Season 6 (#buffycraftalong)

~Wormwood Mini-Series - finished watching

~The Flash - watching Season 5

~NCIS: LA - watching Season 10

~Murdoch Mysteries - watching Season 12

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 14

~Supernatural - watching Season 14

~The Big Bang Theory - watching Season 12

~Murphy Brown - watching Season 1

~Blindspot - watching Season 4

~Outlander - watching Season 4

~Doctor Who - watching Series 11

~Supergirl - watching Season 4

~Arrow - watching Season 7

~C.C.’s Favs playlist


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

~Rachel Hollis' Rise Podcast, LiveStream on Facebook & Instagram every weekday morning, & the Rise Together Podcast

~Cabin Pressure

September/October/November Artistic Autumnal AL -



*Runs from 1-September through 30-November

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


Orange Camper bag by ArtByAna from Rhonda (DuellingNeedles)


Small Orange bag by KnitrxSews from Rhonda (DuellingNeedles)


Library Book Bag & notions pouch by BagsByAwesomeGrannie from Rhonda (DuellingNeedles)


Undead Yarn Vamphyre, Don’t Eat the Baby from Eileen (Leaner)


Cascade Yarns Casablanca, Fall - 2 winners of 1 skein each


Knit Companion Stand It Up


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


2 Bride of Frankenstein Stitch Marker Sets & 1 Labyrinth Stitch Marker Set made & donated by Julia (nimruse) - 3 winners will each win 1 random set of stitch markers


Then When You Think I’ll Zag I Zig pattern designed & donated by Amanda Rate Cole (skileyknits)

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

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKAutumn18

*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 -
Sarah (CraftySara) from Pennsylvania asks:
In preparation for NAKNISWEMO you swatched and got the right number of stitches per row but not the correct number of rows. I understand that for the sweater you are making it doesn’t matter, but what if it did matter? I’m not sure how to solve that.

Review -


Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 27, Winter 2018


Misc. -

~Winners Announced - The Good Shepherd by D. Marie Prokop
(AnotherFolksingr)

~the great podcaster craft together

~Upcoming Indie Gift-A-Long -
From November 23rd, 2018 at 8:00 pm US EST to November 29th at 11:59pm US EST tons of indie designers will be discounting between 10 - 20 of their patterns 25% for this event. Use coupon code: giftalong2018. From November 23rd, 2018 at 8:00 pm US EST to December 31, 2018 at midnight US EST there will be fun games, contests, and 8 KAL/CALs that will help you get your holiday knitting and crocheting done with companionship and fun!

~Upcoming 31 Days of Christmas With JavaPurl Designs - 1-December-18 through 31-December-18


~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, 9 November 2018

Episode 319 ~ In Which You Stop, Drop, & Roll





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

~NaKniSweMo 2018 Granito on US2.5 (3mm) & US4 (3.5mm), NanoStitch Laboratory Scientific Sock in the OOAK Lab Experiment colourway

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~None

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Dami’s Halloween costume

~Love & Information

~retreat

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









~Upcoming Events We'll Be Attending:
*Love and Information at Seattle Pacific University | 8-10-November-18 & 15-17-November-18

*Tacoma is for Lovers Artist Craft Fair | Sun. 18-November-18, 11am - 4pm | King's Books, Tacoma

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!

~Kindred by Octavia E. Butler - Dami finished reading

~The Power by Naomi Alderman - 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 - #GGKRAL18

88 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 of 92 days - 1 or more giveaways for single pattern, everyone gets 61+ days RAL virtual badge

~Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be by Rachel Hollis - C.C. is reading

~The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth by Christopher L. Heuertz - C.C. finished reading

~An Altar in the World: A Geography of Faith by Barbara Brown Taylor - C.C. is reading

~Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2) by J.K. Rowling - C.C. is rereading with Harry Potter & the Sacred Text podcast & Swish and Flick: An All Potter Podcast

~The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling - C.C. finished reading

~Callahan Garrity Mystery Series by Mary Kay Andrews writing as Kathy Hogan Trocheck - C.C. finished reading Books 6-7-8 (finished series)

~Savannah Blues (Weezie and Bebe Mysteries #1) by Mary Kay Andrews - C.C. is reading

~Movies - Christmas Joy | Road to Christmas | Marrying Father Christmas

~NCIS - watching Season 16

~NCIS: NO - watching Season 5

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 14

~Supernatural - watching Season 14

~The Big Bang Theory - watching Season 12

~Murphy Brown - watching Season 1

~Blindspot - watching Season 4

~Outlander - watching Season 4

~Doctor Who - watching Series 11

~Supergirl - watching Season 4

~Arrow - watching Season 7

~C.C.’s Favs playlist


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

~Rachel Hollis' Rise Podcast, LiveStream on Facebook & Instagram every weekday morning, & the Rise Together Podcast

~Cabin Pressure

September/October/November Artistic Autumnal AL -



*Runs from 1-September through 30-November

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


Orange Camper bag by ArtByAna from Rhonda (DuellingNeedles)


Small Orange bag by KnitrxSews from Rhonda (DuellingNeedles)


Library Book Bag & notions pouch by BagsByAwesomeGrannie from Rhonda (DuellingNeedles)


Undead Yarn Vamphyre, Don’t Eat the Baby from Eileen (Leaner)


Cascade Yarns Casablanca, Fall - 2 winners of 1 skein each


Knit Companion Stand It Up


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


2 Bride of Frankenstein Stitch Marker Sets & 1 Labyrinth Stitch Marker Set made & donated by Julia (nimruse) - 3 winners will each win 1 random set of stitch markers


Then When You Think I’ll Zag I Zig pattern designed & donated by Amanda Rate Cole (skileyknits)

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

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKAutumn18

*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 -
Sally (partygirl) from Scotland asks:
Another question about Dr Hubs: Can you tell us about the type of ministry he is involved with in his job?

Misc. -

Reminder - The Good Shepherd by D. Marie Prokop
(AnotherFolksingr)
2 giveaways of an eBook copy (or signed physical copy of The Good Shepherd - Go to our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast, find the giveaway thread, & tell us what heritage knit (or crochet) you have or would like to knit/crochet that you hope will become an heirloom (something passed down through your family) or that has been passed down to you already. Winners announced in Episode 320.

~the great podcaster craft together

~Upcoming Indie Gift-A-Long -
From November 23rd, 2018 at 8:00 pm US EST to November 29th at 11:59pm US EST tons of indie designers will be discounting between 10 - 20 of their patterns 25% for this event. Use coupon code: giftalong2018. From November 23rd, 2018 at 8:00 pm US EST to December 31, 2018 at midnight US EST there will be fun games, contests, and 8 KAL/CALs that will help you get your holiday knitting and crocheting done with companionship and fun!

~Upcoming 31 Days of Christmas With JavaPurl Designs - 1-December-18 through 31-December-18


~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!