Saturday, 1 October 2022

Episode 490 ~ In Which It’s the Most Wonderful Month of the Year!





Show Notes:

Intro -

On the Needles -
~Dust of Snow Wrap by Curious Handmade / Helen Stewart on US6 (4mm), Various Mini Skeins

Finished Projects -
~2022 Preemie Hat #36, 37, 38, & 39 on US6 (4mm), Leading Men Fiber Arts Showcase in the Just Peachy colourway, Cascade 220 Fingering in the Azalea Pink colourway, & Unknown yarn in an Unknown colourway | Cascade 220 Fingering in the Azalea Pink colourway & Sweet Georgia Yarns Fingering in the Starlight colourway | Soundview Fiber Mill Fingering in the Orange, Sage, Green, & Brown colourways | Soundview Fiber Mill Fingering in the Orange, Sage, Green, & Brown colourways & Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in the 125 Taupe colourway

~Katy’s 2022 Socks - French Vanilla Cappuccino Socks by ME! on US1.5 (2.5mm), Bootleggers Hollow Handdyes Cloud in the Look at the Flowers Lizzie colourway

~Izzy's 2023 Socks - French Vanilla Cappuccino Socks by ME! on US1.5 (2.5mm), Mint Rain Hand Dyed Tough Sock in the Rainbow colourway & Sunsoaked Sister Everything Earth in the Blue Christmas Without You colourway

Flosstube -
Begins at timestamp 9:29

~FO! French Country Mitten by JBW Designs / Judy Whitman
Mill Hill 14 ct Perforated Paper - White
Sulky 4055

~FO! Summer in Stars Hollow by Katie Landis / The Black Needle Society
18ct White Aida
Called for DMC & colour conversion by Forbidden Fiber Co.

~The Reigning Lorelais by Leann Ross / Forbidden Fiber Co.
14 ct Zweigart Aida - Frozen
Called for Forbidden Fiber Co. Flosses

~The River by Modern Folk Embroidery
Steel City Stitchers 16 ct Aida - Crimson Peak
Forbidden Fiber Co. in the River of Life colourway
Outlander To Bed or To Sleep Project Bag from StitchToolbox

~Edinburgh Castle by Terra Luna Stitchery
Using Pattern Keeper software on Kindle Fire 7
Needle Minder from TopKnotStitcher & A Needle Runs Through It
Project Bag from KnitRunDig
Grime Guard from Crab Shack Stitchery
Bitzy Bob Basic from That’s So Kelly Co.
Silicone ties

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Fangirl Fibers Gilmore Girls Club August 2022 yarn in the Yale Football colourway

~The Black Needle Society Nothing But Cross Stitch Box Unboxing I'm so excited to be a rep for The Black Needle Society
Join TBNS Waitlist to be notified when you can subscribe.
Save 5% on everything in The Black Needle Society Vault with the code JAVAPURL5

~Knit Crate - Use the coupon code GEEKY20 to get $40 to spend on your 1st month off any KnitCrate subscription. If you remain a KnitCrate subscriber for 3 months, you’ll receive a special gift code giving you another $40 off your 4th month.

~Lazy Sunday ~ classic cable knits by Tin Can Knits

~PomPom Quarterly Issue 42, Autumn 2022

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!

July / August / September 2022 RAL winners

October / November / December 2022 RAL - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge
* 88-92 of 92 days - 1 or more giveaways for eBook, everyone gets $1.20 off any single pattern coupon code
* 61-87 of 92 days - 1 or more giveaways for single pattern
* #GGKRAL22


* #GGKCSRAL22

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

~ Read All 365 days - 10 bonus entries


Episode 490 Bookshop List


~Desperation in Death by J.D. Robb

~Under the Whispering Door by T.J. Klune

~Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - watching episodes for That’s Messed Up: An SVU Podcast

~Gilmore Girls - rewatching Season 4 with the I Am All In With Scott Patterson Podcast

~Hocus Pocus 2

~The Good Doctor

~Fate: The Winx Saga

~My Favourite Murder podcast

~Random Spotify Playlists

Monthly Giveaways -
~Winner announced - Uru.Yarn by KnitCrate Asher - 2 skeins of Old BarnUru.Yarn by KnitCrate Cotton Basic - 2 skeins of Stardust

~Winner announced - Cross Stitch Crazy November 2019

~Uru.Yarn by KnitCrate Cotton Basic - 1 skein of Neon

~Llama Floss Buddy

~Prizes: If you’d like to donate one, email us at GGKCSpodcast@gmail.com

~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!

Ask the Geeks -
Silver Dee asks:
What kind of cake did you have (for your 10th podiversary)? and How's the paper piecing blanket going? Did you ever finish that?

Misc. -
~I'm so excited to be a rep for The Black Needle Society
Join TBNS Waitlist to be notified when you can subscribe.
Save 5% on everything in The Black Needle Society Vault with the code JAVAPURL5

~Pride AL - Runs through 1-July-2023. #GGKCSPrideAlong


~Support the Podcast, Become A Patron



~Support the Podcast, Join us on YouTube



~Each week, we create a list on Bookshop of all the books we talk about in that week's episode. Bookshop is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. If you purchase a book from our list, we earn a commission & local, independent bookstores also earn money from your purchase.

~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. - (she/they)
~ on Instagram as CC_JavaPurl

Dami - (they/them)
~ on Instagram as DamiMunroe

Pink Purl (she/her) -
~on Instagram as PinkiePurl

JavaPurl Designs
~ JavaPurl Designs website

GGKCS -
~ our Facebook group ~ GGKCS Podcast / FlossTube
~ our Facebook page
~ email us: ggkcspodcast@gmail.com
~ on Apple Podcasts
~ on YouTube
~ Support the Podcast, Become a Patron

Until next time,

Sunday, 4 September 2022

Episode 489 ~ In Which It’s Our 10th Podiversary!





Show Notes:

Intro -

On the Needles -
~Katy’s 2022 Socks - French Vanilla Cappuccino Socks by ME! on US1.5 (2.5mm), Bootleggers Hollow Handdyes Cloud in the Look at the Flowers Lizzie colourway

~Dust of Snow Wrap by Curious Handmade / Helen Stewart on US6 (4mm), Various Mini Skeins

Finished Projects -
~2022 Preemie Hat #32, 33, 34, & 35 on US6 (4mm), Lion Brand Vanna's Choice in the Dusty Blue colourway, Berroco Vintage DK in the Cracked Pepper colourway, & Unknown Yarn in an Unknown colourway | Berroco Vintage DK in the White colourway, Stranded Dyeworks BFL Nylon Fingering in the Four Two Two Four colourway, & Leading Men Fiber Arts Showcase in the Just Peachy colourway | Pandia's Jewels Hand Dyed Yarn Snug in the But I Think I Came Out More Magician colourway, Stranded Dyeworks BFL Nylon Fingering in the Four Two Two Four colourway, & Berroco Vintage DK in the Cracked Pepper colourway | Opal Sock in the 9331 colourway & Berroco Vintage DK in the Cracked Pepper colourway

~Dami’s 2022 Socks - French Vanilla Cappuccino Socks by ME! on US1.5 (2.5mm), Knit Picks Felici in the Beatnik colourway

Flosstube -
Begins at timestamp 11:32

~French Country Mitten by JBW Designs / Judy Whitman
Mill Hill 14 ct Perforated Paper - White
Sulky 4055

~Summer in Stars Hollow by Katie Landis / The Black Needle Society
18ct White Aida
Called for DMC & colour conversion by Forbidden Fiber Co.

~The River by Modern Folk Embroidery
Steel City Stitchers 16 ct Aida - Crimson Peak
Forbidden Fiber Co. in the River of Life colourway
Outlander To Bed or To Sleep Project Bag from StitchToolbox

~Edinburgh Castle by Terra Luna Stitchery
Using Pattern Keeper software on Kindle Fire 7
Needle Minder from TopKnotStitcher & A Needle Runs Through It
Project Bag from KnitRunDig
Grime Guard from Crab Shack Stitchery
Bitzy Bob Basic from That’s So Kelly Co.
Silicone ties

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Knit Crate - Use the coupon code GEEKY20 to get $40 to spend on your 1st month off any KnitCrate subscription. If you remain a KnitCrate subscriber for 3 months, you’ll receive a special gift code giving you another $40 off your 4th month.

~Just CrossStitch October 2022

~Just CrossStich 2022 Christmas Ornaments

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!

July / August / September 2022 RAL - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge
* 88-92 of 92 days - 1 or more giveaways for eBook, everyone gets $1.20 off any single pattern coupon code
* 61-87 of 92 days - 1 or more giveaways for single pattern
* #GGKRAL22


* #GGKCSRAL22

~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

~ Read All 365 days - 10 bonus entries


Episode 489 Bookshop List


~The Diamond Eye by Kate Quinn

~The Dead Romantics by Ashley Poston

~Husband Material (London Calling #2) by Alexis Hall

~Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - watching episodes for That’s Messed Up: An SVU Podcast

~Gilmore Girls - rewatching Season 3 with the I Am All In With Scott Patterson Podcast

~Only Murders in the Building - finished watching Season 2

~For All Mankind - finished watching Season 3

~The Sandman - finished watching Season 1

~Locke & Key - finished Series

~The Resident - finished watching Season 5

~The Age of Adaline

~My Favourite Murder podcast

~Random Spotify Playlists

June / July / August AL -


*Prizes: If you’d like to donate one, email us at ggkcspodcast@gmail.com


Sunflowers for Ukraine Counting Pins from Lady Dot Creates


Knitologie Wisp - 2 skeins of Clay Pot


Holiday Cat Cross Stitch Kit from Lori


Audine Wools by KnitCrate Interlock - 2 skeins of Haze

*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!

Monthly Giveaways -
~Uru.Yarn by KnitCrate Asher - 2 skeins of Old BarnUru.Yarn by KnitCrate Cotton Basic - 2 skeins of Stardust

~Cross Stitch Crazy November 2019

~Prizes: If you’d like to donate one, email us at GGKCSpodcast@gmail.com

~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!

Ask the Geeks -
Originally asked/answered in 2014:
Lisa asks:
I love your short hair style! Have either or both of you ever had long hair?

Misc. -
~I'm so excited to be a rep for The Black Needle Society
Join TBNS Waitlist to be notified when you can subscribe.
Save 5% on everything in The Black Needle Society Vault with the code JAVAPURL5

~Pride AL - Runs through 1-July-2023. #GGKCSPrideAlong


~Support the Podcast, Become A Patron



~Support the Podcast, Join us on YouTube



~Each week, we create a list on Bookshop of all the books we talk about in that week's episode. Bookshop is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. If you purchase a book from our list, we earn a commission & local, independent bookstores also earn money from your purchase.

~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. - (she/her)
~ on Instagram as CC_JavaPurl

Dami - (they/them)
~ on Instagram as DamiMunroe

Pink Purl -
~on Instagram as PinkiePurl

JavaPurl Designs
~ JavaPurl Designs website

GGKCS -
~ our Facebook group ~ GGKCS Podcast / FlossTube
~ our Facebook page
~ email us: ggkcspodcast@gmail.com
~ on Apple Podcasts
~ on YouTube
~ Support the Podcast, Become a Patron

Until next time,

Saturday, 6 August 2022

Episode 488 ~ In Which It’s Been 10 Years!





Show Notes:

Intro -

On the Needles -
~Dami’s 2022 Socks - French Vanilla Cappuccino Socks by ME! on US1.5 (2.5mm), Knit Picks Felici in the Beatnik colourway

~Dust of Snow Wrap by Curious Handmade / Helen Stewart on US6 (4mm), Various Mini Skeins

Finished Projects -
~2022 Preemie Hat #27, 28, 29, 30, & 31 on US6 (4mm), Berroco Vintage DK in the Cracked Pepper colourway, Vidalana Ambient Worsted in the Venezia colourway, & Unknown Yarn in an Unknown colourway | Dream in Color Smooshy in the Melon Bomb colourway, Berroco Vintage DK in the White colourway, & Cascade 220 Fingering in the Azalea Pink colourway | Berroco Vintage DK in the Cracked Pepper colourway & Urth Yarns Uneek Fingering in the 3014 colourway | Berroco Vintage DK in the Cracked Pepper colourway, Knit Picks Felici in the Bookshop colourway, & Pandia's Jewels Hand Dyed Yarn Tweed in the Sleet colourway | Berroco Vintage DK in the Cracked Pepper colourway & Stranded Dyeworks BFL Nylon Fingering in the Four Two Two Four colourway

~Pride Socks - French Vanilla Cappuccino Socks by ME! on US1.5 (2.5mm), Regia Pairfect 4-Ply in the Rainbow colourway

~Wyatt's Shortie Fingerless Mitts on US3 (3.25mm), Urth Yarns Uneek Fingering in the 3014 colourway

Flosstube -
Begins at timestamp 14:41

~FO! ~ Snow Tree by JBW Designs / Judy Whitman
Mill Hill 14 ct Perforated Paper - White
Sulky 1174, 1232, 1328, & 4011

~FO! ~ Trees in a Tree by JBW Designs / Judy Whitman
Mill Hill 14 ct Perforated Paper - White
Sulky 0035 & 1174

~Summer in Stars Hollow by Katie Landis / The Black Needle Society
18ct White Aida
Called for DMC & colour conversion by Forbidden Fiber Co.

~The River by Modern Folk Embroidery
Steel City Stitchers 16 ct Aida - Crimson Peak
Forbidden Fiber Co. in the River of Life colourway
Outlander To Bed or To Sleep Project Bag from StitchToolbox

~Edinburgh Castle by Terra Luna Stitchery
Using Pattern Keeper software on Kindle Fire 7
Needle Minder from TopKnotStitcher & A Needle Runs Through It
Project Bag from KnitRunDig
Grime Guard from Crab Shack Stitchery
Bitzy Bob Basic from That’s So Kelly Co.
Silicone ties

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Fangirl Fibers Gilmore Girls Club June and July 2022 yarn

~Knit Crate - Use the coupon code GEEKY20 to get $40 to spend on your 1st month off any KnitCrate subscription. If you remain a KnitCrate subscriber for 3 months, you’ll receive a special gift code giving you another $40 off your 4th month.

~Just CrossStitch Halloween 2022

~Prizes from The Black Needle Society Summer in Stars Hollow Retreat

~The Black Needle Society Christmas in July Box
~I'm so excited to be a rep for The Black Needle Society
Join TBNS Waitlist to be notified when you can subscribe.
Save 5% on everything in The Black Needle Society Vault with the code JAVAPURL5

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!

July / August / September 2022 RAL - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge
* 88-92 of 92 days - 1 or more giveaways for eBook, everyone gets $1.20 off any single pattern coupon code
* 61-87 of 92 days - 1 or more giveaways for single pattern
* #GGKRAL22


* #GGKCSRAL22

~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

~ Read All 365 days - 10 bonus entries


Episode 488 Bookshop List


~Girl Made of Stars by Ashley Herring Blake

~Skye Falling by Mia McKenzie

~Your Guide to Not Getting Murdered in a Quaint English Village by Maureen Johnson

~Love & Saffron: A Novel of Friendship, Food, and Love by Kim Fay

~Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - watching episodes for That’s Messed Up: An SVU Podcast

~Gilmore Girls - rewatching Season 3 with the I Am All In With Scott Patterson Podcast

~Only Murders in the Building - watching Season 2

~The Umbrella Academy - finished watching Season 3

~Stranger Things - finished watching Season 4

~The Orville - finished watching Season 3

~Virgin River - finished watching Season 4

~Luck

~My Favourite Murder podcast

~Random Spotify Playlists

June / July / August AL -


*Runs from 1-June through 31-August

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

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

*Each project that you knit/crochet/weave/spin must be at least 20yds/18.3m that you finish and post in the Facebook Group 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 email us at ggkcspodcast@gmail.com

*Feel free to poly-dip in other ALs as long as it fits in with other rules

*Please complete our Google form in order to help us make sure you are receiving a prize that you'll actually enjoy using.

*Prizes: If you’d like to donate one, email us at ggkcspodcast@gmail.com


Sunflowers for Ukraine Counting Pins from Lady Dot Creates


Knitologie Wisp - 2 skeins of Clay Pot


Holiday Cat Cross Stitch Kit from Lori


Audine Wools by KnitCrate Interlock - 2 skeins of Haze

*Must be a member of the our Facebook group ~ GGKCS Podcast / FlossTube to participate

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKCSSummertime22

*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 in our Facebook group so we can encourage each other along the way.

Ask the Geeks -
Penny S. asks:
Background first:. I have only ever knit socks for myself. I wear US shoe size 8.5. I use a size 0, 64-stitch, magic loop, Toe-Up. It's the only way I know how to do socks🤷🤣. Anyway, I have found a long lost/long-distance cousin and we've become great friends. She wears a 6 or 6.5. I want to surprise her with socks, but not sure on the amount of stitch or the length of the foot before I start the heel. I know you have some different sock tools that might help, if you could demonstrate. Help? 🤣

We mention: Foot Size Charts | Shoe Size Charts | Sock-u-lator II

Misc. -
~I'm so excited to be a rep for The Black Needle Society
Join TBNS Waitlist to be notified when you can subscribe.
Save 5% on everything in The Black Needle Society Vault with the code JAVAPURL5

~Pride AL - Runs through 1-July-2023. #GGKCSPrideAlong


~Support the Podcast, Become A Patron



~Support the Podcast, Join us on YouTube



~Each week, we create a list on Bookshop of all the books we talk about in that week's episode. Bookshop is an online bookstore with a mission to financially support local, independent bookstores. If you purchase a book from our list, we earn a commission & local, independent bookstores also earn money from your purchase.

~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. - (she/her)
~ on Instagram as CC_JavaPurl

Dami - (they/them)
~ on Instagram as DamiMunroe

Pink Purl -
~on Instagram as PinkiePurl

JavaPurl Designs
~ JavaPurl Designs website

GGKCS -
~ our Facebook group ~ GGKCS Podcast / FlossTube
~ our Facebook page
~ email us: ggkcspodcast@gmail.com
~ on Apple Podcasts
~ on YouTube
~ Support the Podcast, Become a Patron

Until next time,

Sunday, 3 July 2022

Episode 487 ~ In Which It’s A Long One!





Show Notes:

Intro -

On the Needles -
~Pride Socks - French Vanilla Cappuccino Socks by ME! on US1.5 (2.5mm), Regia Pairfect 4-Ply in the Rainbow colourway

~Dust of Snow Wrap by Curious Handmade / Helen Stewart on US6 (4mm), Various Mini Skeins

Finished Projects -
~Wyatt's Shortie Fingerless Mitts on US3 (3.25mm), Urth Yarns Uneek Fingering in the 3014 colourway
Project bag from Lizzie Bags & Progress Keeper from Tilting Planet

~2022 Preemie Hat #22, 23, 24, 25, & 26 on US6 (4mm), Artic Yarn By Abi Self-Patterning Sock in the Sugar Skull colourway, Soundview Fiber Mill Fingering in the C.C.'s Pink colourway, & Berroco Vintage DK in the White colourway | Bernat Cottontots in the Strawberry colourway & Bernat Softee Baby in the Mint colourway | Berroco Vintage DK in the Cracked Pepper colourway, Nice and Knit Fingering in the Back Bay colourway, & Soundview Fiber Mill Fingering in the Natural colourway | Nice and Knit Fingering in the Back Bay colourway, Desert Vista Dyeworks Sock in an Unknown Colourway, & Berroco Vintage DK in the White colourway | Patons Fab DK in the Pebble colourway & Vidalana Ambient Worsted in the Venezia colourway

Flosstube -
Begins at timestamp 10:07

~FO! ~ Star Tree by JBW Designs / Judy Whitman
Mill Hill 14 ct Perforated Paper - White
Sulky 1174, 1232, 1046, & 1141

~Move Forward in Love by Modern Folk Embroidery
16ct Fortnight Fabrics Hue Aida
Called for DMC floss & Threadworx Bradley’s Balloons

~Summer in Stars Hollow by Katie Landis / The Black Needle Society
18ct White Aida
Called for DMC & colour conversion by Forbidden Fiber Co.

~The River by Modern Folk Embroidery
Steel City Stitchers 16 ct Aida - Crimson Peak
Forbidden Fiber Co. in the River of Life colourway
Outlander To Bed or To Sleep Project Bag from StitchToolbox

~Edinburgh Castle by Terra Luna Stitchery
Using Pattern Keeper software on Kindle Fire 7
Needle Minder from TopKnotStitcher & A Needle Runs Through It
Project Bag from KnitRunDig
Grime Guard from Crab Shack Stitchery
Bitzy Bob Basic from That’s So Kelly Co.
Silicone ties

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 41

~Just Cross Stitch August 2022

~Forbidden Fiber Co. Outlander Cross Stitch from Sue

~Stickers from Wander Free and Queer

~Fangirl Fibers Gilmore Girls Club May 2022 yarn in The Amazing Doggie Swami colourway

~Knit Crate - Use the coupon code GEEKY20 to get $40 to spend on your 1st month off any KnitCrate subscription. If you remain a KnitCrate subscriber for 3 months, you’ll receive a special gift code giving you another $40 off your 4th month.

~The Black Needle Society Summer in Stars Hollow box
~I'm so excited to be a rep for The Black Needle Society
Join TBNS Waitlist to be notified when you can subscribe.
Save 5% on everything in The Black Needle Society Vault with the code JAVAPURL5

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!

April / May / June 2022 RAL Winners

July / August / September 2022 RAL - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge
* 88-92 of 92 days - 1 or more giveaways for eBook, everyone gets $1.20 off any single pattern coupon code
* 61-87 of 92 days - 1 or more giveaways for single pattern
* #GGKRAL22


* #GGKCSRAL22

~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

~ Read All 365 days - 10 bonus entries


Episode 487 Bookshop List


~Vampire Knitting Club Series (Diamonds and Daggers, Herringbones and Hexes, Ribbing and Runes) by Nancy Warren

~Great Witches Baking Show (The Great Witches Baking Show, Baker's Coven, A Rolling Scone, A Bundt Instrument, Blood, Sweat and Tiers, Crumbs and Misdemeanors, A Cream of Passion) by Nancy Warren

~Duncan Kincaid & Gemma James (Garden of Lamentations, A Bitter Feast) by Deborah Crombie

~Shades of London (The Name of the Star, The Madness Underneath, The Shadow Cabinet) by Maureen Johnson

~Law & Order: Special Victims Unit - watching episodes for That’s Messed Up: An SVU Podcast

~Gilmore Girls - rewatching Season 3 with the I Am All In With Scott Patterson Podcast

~Gentleman Jack - finished watching Series 2

~Only Murders in the Building - watching Season 2

~The Umbrella Academy - watching Season 3

~Stranger Things - finished watching Season 4

~My Favourite Murder podcast

~Random Spotify Playlists

June / July / August AL -


*Runs from 1-June through 31-August

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

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

*Each project that you knit/crochet/weave/spin must be at least 20yds/18.3m that you finish and post in the Facebook Group 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 email us at ggkcspodcast@gmail.com

*Feel free to poly-dip in other ALs as long as it fits in with other rules

*Please complete our Google form in order to help us make sure you are receiving a prize that you'll actually enjoy using.

*Prizes: If you’d like to donate one, email us at ggkcspodcast@gmail.com


Sunflowers for Ukraine Counting Pins from Lady Dot Creates


Knitologie Wisp - 2 skeins of Clay Pot


Holiday Cat Cross Stitch Kit from Lori


Audine Wools by KnitCrate Interlock - 2 skeins of Haze

*Must be a member of the our Facebook group ~ GGKCS Podcast / FlossTube to participate

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKCSSummertime22

*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 in our Facebook group so we can encourage each other along the way.

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Question for the podcast if you don't mind sharing...what types of jobs is Dami applying for?

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~ on Instagram as DamiMunroe

Pink Purl -
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