Thursday, 27 September 2012

Episode 5 - In Which We Discuss Pumpkins, Hounds, & Mercy (iTunes)

Geeky Girls Knit ~ a Mamma/Daughter video podcast for fans of all things knitting & geeky ~*~ Show Notes and Find out more on our website http://geekygirlsknit.blogspot.com/

Episode 5 - In Which We Discuss Pumpkins, Hounds, & Mercy



Show Notes:

On the Needles -
Damaris -
~Simon Tam (aka This must be what going mad feels like)

C.C. -
~Jekyll & Hyde Socks
~All the Shades of Truth
~Leethal Mystery Shawl KAL - starts Monday, would love to have some of yall join me :)

Finished Projects -
C.C. -
~Dazzle Dropped Stitch Scarf (aka Hippie Chick Scarf) - knit on US 8 out of SMC Select Rosas in Pink Colorway (this is a finished project from mid-June)

Damaris -
~none this week

Yummies (our current favorite things) -
C.C. -
~Pumpkin Spice Hershey's Kisses
~Dorothy Wristlet in Madison Pink Damask Fabric from 144 Collection
~Hot Pink & White Damask with Lime Green Trim Personalized Knitting Bag from Sibling Rivalry Designs

Damaris -
~Doctor Who TARDIS Mini Talking Plush Clip-On
~Doctor Who Thought Regnerators Post-It Notes
~BBC Sherlock Series 2 Soundtrack

What We're Reading & Watching -
Damaris -
~The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien
~Next Up: The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien

C.C. -
~Violet Miracle (A Little Bit of Coffee, Flowers, and Romance) by Christina Li
~Cool Beans: A Maya Davis Novel by Erynn Mangum

Both -
~Revolution
~NCIS - by the by, the quote from the elevator I was thinking of was this:
Ziva: Something is blocking it. It is jammed. They're going to have to open it from the outside. [slides down Tony's back as the elevator shifts] We slipped.
Tony: Did we? I thought the earth moved.
~Sherlock
~Doctor Who
~Reminder of Upcoming Start Dates:
Tomorrow, Thursday, 9/27 - Last Resort, Person of Interest, and Elementary
Friday, 9/28 - Fringe
Sunday, 9/30 - Once Upon a Time

Trivia -
Winner of our trivia question from last week is Amy (knitnmom on Ravelry). Congrats Amy! The question was: David, Catherine, and William...of what do we speak? The correct answer was: David Tennant and Catherine Tate were in William Shakespeare's Much Ado About Nothing together.
****Post your answer to this week's trivia question from the vidcast in the episode 5 thread in our Ravelry group.****

Damaris' new name on Ravelry is Damaris-abitweird. We'll have to ask her to explain it to us next week. :)

Find Us Online -
C.C. -
~ on Ravelry as JavaPurl
~ C.C.'s Knitting Designs on Ravelry
~ on Twitter as cc_almon
~ on Instagram as cc_almon
~ her blog ~ I'm On My Way ~ my journey as a Christ follower, wife, Mamma, knitter, & fibromyalgia fighter

Damaris -
~ on Ravelry as damaris-abitweird
~ on Twitter as d_isabitweird
~ on Tumblr
~ on Instagram as d_isabitweird
~ her blog ~ Damaris Is A Bit Crafty

Geeky Girls Knit -
~ our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast
~ on Twitter as geekygirlsknit
~ our Facebook page
~ email us: geekygirlsknit@thealmons.com
~ on iTunes
~ on YouTube

Until next time,
Happy Knitting!

Thursday, 20 September 2012

Episode 4 - In Which We Discuss Doorways to Narnia & Revolution (iTunes)

Geeky Girls Knit ~ a Mamma/Daughter video podcast for fans of all things knitting & geeky ~*~ Show Notes and Find out more on our website http://geekygirlsknit.blogspot.com/

Episode 4 - In Which We Discuss Doorways to Narnia & Revolution



Show Notes:

On the Needles -
Damaris -
Simon Tam (aka This must be what going mad feels like)

C.C. -
Jekyll & Hyde Socks
All the Shades of Truth (the sister pattern to this is now available as well, it's a scarf or cowl called Oak Park)

Finished Projects -
C.C. -
Turn a Square Hat and Garter Stitch Beard for my brother-in-law J.R.

Damaris -
Pip the Dalek

Yummies (our current favorite things) -
C.C. -
White Chocolate Candy Corn M&Ms - try looking at Walmart for these (that is where I have purchased them)
Knitty 10th Anniversary Edition BFF Cowl - trying to convince Damaris to make this with me as a Mamma/Daughter cowl, help me convince her please :)
Tumbleweed Vest - from the new KnitPicks catalog, I definitely want to make this
Momma Bird Necklace from VeryJane - an early birthday present to myself

Damaris -
Skull/Knitting Needles Shirt

What We're Reading & Watching -
Damaris -
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

C.C. -
Pines by Blake Crouch

Both -
Firefly - 10th anniversary of 1st episode is tomorrow (Thursday, September 20th) which is also C.C. & her hubby Russ' 15th wedding anniversary
NCIS & NCIS: Los Angeles - both are back on Tuesday, September 25th
Revolution

Trivia -
Winner of our trivia question from last week is Amy (knitnmom on Ravelry). Congrats Amy! The question was: Firefly and Star Wars: What's the connection? The correct answer was: a toy Han Solo frozen in carbonite in every episode.
****Post your answer to this week's trivia question from the vidcast in the episode 4 thread in our Ravelry group.****

Find Us Online -
C.C. -
~ on Ravelry as JavaPurl
~ C.C.'s Knitting Designs on Ravelry
~ on Twitter as cc_almon
~ on Instagram as cc_almon
~ her blog ~ I'm On My Way ~ my journey as a Christ follower, wife, Mamma, knitter, & fibromyalgia fighter

Damaris -
~ on Ravelry as damaris-abitweird
~ on Twitter as d_isabitweird
~ on Tumblr
~ on Instagram as d_isabitweird
~ her blog ~ Damaris Is A Bit Crafty

Geeky Girls Knit -
~ our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast
~ on Twitter as geekygirlsknit
~ our Facebook page
~ email us: geekygirlsknit@thealmons.com
~ on iTunes
~ on YouTube

Until next time,
Happy Knitting!

Thursday, 13 September 2012

Episode 3 - In Which We Discuss Conspiracy Theories & Anniversaries (iTunes)

Geeky Girls Knit ~ a Mamma/Daughter video podcast for fans of all things knitting & geeky ~*~ Show Notes and Find out more on our website http://geekygirlsknit.blogspot.com/

Episode 3 - In Which We Discuss Conspiracy Theories & Anniversaries



Show Notes:

On the Needles -
Damaris -
Knitted Dalek Egg Cosy
Simon Tam

C.C. -
All the Shades of Truth
Jekyll & Hyde Socks
Samples of the Chart Patterns for the Cascade Christmas Stocking (I'll be teaching a class on this on Saturday, 10/20/12, at Yarnies if you're local to us.)

Finished Projects -
C.C. -
Owl Puff
Lola's Around About Felted Bag
Two Knitted Beards - Winner of the Guess What I'm Knitting Contest from Episode 2 is Amy (Knitnmom on Ravelry). Congrats Amy!!!

Damaris -
Mini Mitts for Lola

Yummies (our current favorite things) -
C.C. -
White Chocolate Candy Corn M&Ms
My yarn for the Leethal Mystery Shawl Knit-a-Long (want to join me in the KAL? Let me know in the episode 3 thread in our Ravelry group. The KAL starts October 1st.) - Knit One Crochet Too Crock-O-Dye in the colorway Candy, Lucci Yarn Sequins in the colorway Cranberry (except it's not Cranberry, it's more like Hot Pink!!!!! But definitely Not Cranberry!!!!!), and Crystal Palace Yarns Panda Superwash in the colorway Bittersweet

Damaris -
Fandom Shirts (including Harry Potter, Doctor Who, & Narnia - she really wants Firefly & Sherlock ones too)

What We're Reading & Watching -
Damaris -
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

C.C. -
7: An Experimental Mutiny Against Excess by Jen Hatmaker
The Missional Mom: Living with Purpose at Home & in the World by Helen Lee
Pines by Blake Crouch

Both -
Warehouse 13
Firefly
The Avengers
Sherlock
Downton Abbey

Trivia -
Winner of our trivia question from last week is Kelley (kelleyjogirl on Ravelry). Congrats Kelley! The question was: Tell us the significance of the phrase "green ladder" from a TV show we mentioned in episode 1 of our podcast. Include the episode title in which the "green ladder" was mentioned. The correct answer was: Sherlock - episode title "A Study in Pink".
****Post your answer to this week's trivia question from the vidcast in the episode 3 thread in our Ravelry group.****

Help Damaris pick a new Ravelry name -
Damaris (princessdamaris on Ravelry) is thinking of picking a new Ravelry username. What are your ideas? Post them in the episode 3 thread in our Ravelry group.

Find Us Online -
C.C. -
~ on Ravelry as JavaPurl
~ C.C.'s Knitting Designs on Ravelry
~ on Twitter as cc_almon
~ on Instagram as cc_almon
~ her blog ~ I'm On My Way ~ my journey as a Christ follower, wife, Mamma, knitter, & fibromyalgia fighter

Damaris -
~ on Ravelry as damaris-abitweird
~ on Twitter as d_isabitweird
~ on Tumblr
~ on Instagram as d_isabitweird
~ her blog ~ Damaris Is A Bit Crafty

Geeky Girls Knit -
~ our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast
~ on Twitter as geekygirlsknit
~ our Facebook page
~ email us: geekygirlsknit@thealmons.com
~ on iTunes
~ on YouTube

Until next time,
Happy Knitting!

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Episode 2 - In Which We Discuss Souffle Surprise & Miles O'Brien's Away Mission to Wonderland (iTunes)

Geeky Girls Knit ~ a Mamma/Daughter video podcast for fans of all things knitting & geeky ~*~ Show Notes and Find out more on our website http://geekygirlsknit.blogspot.com/

Episode 2 - In Which We Discuss Souffle Surprise & Miles O'Brien's Away Mission to Wonderland



Show Notes:

On the Needles -
Damaris -
Knitted Dalek Egg Cosy
Simon Tam

C.C. -
All the Shades of Truth
Baby Legs mismatched leg warmers - currently designing, will share when I have a pattern available
****Guess What I'm Making - brown and fuzzy, about 20% done - Make your guess in the Episode 2 thread of our Ravelry group****

Finished Projects -
C.C. -
Cascade Christmas Stocking (I'll be teaching a class on this on Saturday, 10/20/12, at Yarnies if you're local to us.)
3S Shawl

Damaris -
(showing off gifts from Mamma from Valentine's Day as she's in a Doctor Who frame of mind this week)
Dalek Square
Bad Wolf Square
K-9 Square
Tardis Square
I Heart Heart Doctor Who Square
Doctor Who Logo Square
Ten's Sonic Screwdriver

Yummies (our current favorite things) -
C.C. -
Super yummy sock yarn from a Ravelry swap - Knit Picks Stroll Hand-Painted in the Dolly colorway & Knit Picks Stroll Tonal in the Summer Blooms colorway

Damaris -
her fez because fezzes are cool

What We're Reading & Watching -
Damaris -
the appendixes of The Lord of the Rings by J.R.R. Tolkien
next up: The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

C.C. -
I haven't read anything this week that was significant enough to link too. Sigh...

Both -
The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
Alice (2009 Miniseries)

Trivia -
****Post your answer to the trivia question from the vidcast in the episode 2 thread in our Ravelry group.****

In Memory Of -
This week's vidcast is dedicated to C.C.'s Great Uncle (Damaris' Great Great Uncle) Tom Maloney who passed away on Tuesday, September 4, 2012. He was 92 years.

Find Us Online -
C.C. -
~ on Ravelry as JavaPurl
~ C.C.'s Knitting Designs on Ravelry
~ on Twitter as cc_almon
~ on Instagram as cc_almon
~ her blog ~ I'm On My Way ~ my journey as a Christ follower, wife, Mamma, knitter, & fibromyalgia fighter

Damaris -
~ on Ravelry as damaris-abitweird
~ on Twitter as d_isabitweird
~ on Tumblr
~ on Instagram as d_isabitweird
~ her blog ~ Damaris Is A Bit Crafty

Geeky Girls Knit -
~ our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast
~ on Twitter as geekygirlsknit
~ our Facebook page
~ email us: geekygirlsknit@thealmons.com
~ on iTunes
~ on YouTube

Until next time,
Happy Knitting!