Thursday, 25 October 2012

Episode 9 - In Which There Are Planes, Doctors, & a Lemon (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 9 - In Which There Are Planes, Doctors, & a Lemon



Show Notes:

On the Needles -
Damaris -
~I'm mad enough to knit socks (aka Two At A Time Toe Up Socks) on US4 (3.5mm), SMC Bravo Jacquard Color in Rainbow colorway

C.C. -
~Junction ~ Leethal Mystery Shawl KAL on US5 (3.75mm), Crystal Palace Yarns Panda Superwash in Bittersweet colorway, Knit One Crochet Too Crock-O-Dye in Candy colorway, & Lucci Yarn Sequins in Cranberry (except it's not Cranberry, it's more like Hot Pink!!!!! But definitely Not Cranberry!!!!!) colorway
~New Shawl Design (by ME!!!!) on US8 (5mm), Knit One Crochet Too 2nd Time Cotton in White Tea & Amethyst (I'll be publishing this pattern. I'll keep you updated!)

Finished Projects -
C.C. -
~Cowl on US8 (5.0mm), Katia Azteca in 7815 colorway (this is a finished project from 2011)

Damaris -
~Lemon from Lemonlime Pattern on US4 (3.5mm), I Love This Yarn in Buttercup colorway

Yummies (our current favorite things) -
C.C. -
~chocolate, Starbucks gift card, and pink sparkly bag from Secret Sister swap at our LYS Yarnies

Damaris -
~Doctor Who Club set from Slipped Stitch Studios from her G-Pa and B-Ma (C.C.'s parents) for her birthday/just because

What We're Reading & Watching -
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!
Damaris -
~rereading Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
~waiting for Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll from the library

C.C. -
~Heartless (Tales of Goldstone Wood) by Anne Elisabeth Stengl

Both -
~Arrow
~Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
~Person of Interest
~Elementary
~Once Upon a Time
~NCIS
~NCIS: Los Angeles
~Congrats to Sherlock for winning the Crime Thriller Awards TV Dagger for Best TV Series, to Benedict Cumberbatch for winning The Best Actor Dagger, and to Martin Freeman for winning The Best Supporting Actor Dagger. (And special thanks to Enid Mary Shaw for letting us know on our Facebook page!)

Trivia -
Winner of our trivia question from last week is Amy (knitnmom on Ravelry). Congrats Amy! The question was: What is Matt Smith's (the current Doctor in Doctor Who) connection to BBC's Sherlock? The correct answer was: He auditioned for the role of John Watson but didn't get it because Steven Moffat thought his eccentric acting style was closer to the Holmes character which had already been given to Benedict Cumberbatch.
This week's question: In Once Upon a Time, there is a clue that changes weekly that is hidden somewhere in the episode. It gives a nod to the theme of the current episode. What is it and where is it located? ****Post your answer to this week's trivia question from the vidcast in the episode 9 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, 18 October 2012

Episode 8 - In Which We Discuss Gifts & English Lessons (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 8 - In Which We Discuss Gifts & English Lessons



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!

We are using a new microphone for this episode. Please let us know if the sound is any better in this episode. Thanks!

Show Notes:

On the Needles -
Damaris -
~I'm mad enough to knit socks (aka Two At A Time Toe Up Socks) on US4 (3.5mm), SMC Bravo Jacquard Color in Rainbow colorway

C.C. -
~Junction ~ Leethal Mystery Shawl KAL on US5 (3.75mm), Crystal Palace Yarns Panda Superwash in Bittersweet colorway, Knit One Crochet Too Crock-O-Dye in Candy colorway, & Lucci Yarn Sequins in Cranberry (except it's not Cranberry, it's more like Hot Pink!!!!! But definitely Not Cranberry!!!!!) colorway
~New Shawl Design (by ME!!!!) on US8 (5mm), Knit One Crochet Too 2nd Time Cotton in White Tea & Amethyst (I'll be publishing this pattern. I'll keep you updated!)

Finished Projects -
C.C. -
~Jekyll & Hyde Socks on US1 (2.25mm), Vice Sockalicious in Amazingly Amy colorway

Damaris -
~High Functioning Sociopath Scarf on US7 (4.5mm), Cascade 220 in Navy colorway (this is a finished project from August)

Yummies (our current favorite things) -
C.C. -
~project bag & pattern holder from Sherri (sherrihardy on Ravelry)

Damaris -
~birthday gifts - lots of shirts including I AM SHER LOCKED, geek. (the pink one), Bazinga, Keep Calm And Don't Blink, and I Want to Believe (the navy blue one)
~Cabin Pressure (BBC Radio Drama)

What We're Reading & Watching -
Damaris -
~nixing The Silmarillion by J.R.R. Tolkien for now
~waiting for Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll from the library

C.C. -
~The First Gardener by Denise Hildreth Jones

Both -
~nixed Last Resort
~Arrow
~Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
~Fringe
~Once Upon a Time
~Revolution

Trivia -
Winner of our trivia question from last week is Amy (knitnmom on Ravelry). Congrats Amy! The question was: Benedict Cumberbatch from BBC's Sherlock and Jonny Lee Miller from Elementary have another connection besides the fact that they both play Sherlock. What is it? The correct answer was: They were both in 2011 National Theatre Production of Frankenstein. They traded back & forth between the roles of the creator & the monster nightly.
****Post your answer to this week's trivia question from the vidcast in the episode 8 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, 11 October 2012

Episode 7 - In Which We're Giggly & We Keep Forgetting Our Words (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 7 - In Which We're Giggly & We Keep Forgetting Our Words



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!

Show Notes:

On the Needles -
Damaris -
~I'm mad enough to knit socks (aka Two At A Time Toe Up Socks) on US4 (3.5mm), SMC Bravo Jacquard Color in Rainbow colorway

C.C. -
~Jekyll & Hyde Socks on US1 (2.25mm), Vice Sockalicious in Amazingly Amy colorway
~Leethal Mystery Shawl KAL on US5 (3.75mm), Crystal Palace Yarns Panda Superwash in Bittersweet colorway, Knit One Crochet Too Crock-O-Dye in Candy colorway, & Lucci Yarn Sequins in Cranberry (except it's not Cranberry, it's more like Hot Pink!!!!! But definitely Not Cranberry!!!!!) colorway

Finished Projects -
C.C. -
~My Cane Didn't Want to Be Naked Anymore, on US5 (3.75mm), Bravo Jacquard Color in Mulberry colorway (this is a finished project from July, I designed this pattern as a cozy for my cane)

Damaris -
~The Flatmate Scarf (aka I'm Not His Date) on US9 (5.5mm), Cascade 220 in Natural colorway (this is a finished project from August)

Yummies (our current favorite things) -
C.C. -
~thanks for the birthday wishes!
~Pumpkin Custard n' Gingersnaps from Cracker Barrel for my birthday last Thursday
~Pumpkin Spice Creamer

Damaris -
~her 13th birthday this Saturday, 10/13
~wants to make Dr. Watson's Cable Crew-Neck

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

C.C. -
~Breakdown by Katherine Amt Hanna

Both -
~Last Resort
~Person of Interest
~Elementary
~Fringe
~Once Upon a Time
~Revolution
~NCIS
~Arrow - premieres tonight, Wednesday, 10/10, on CW

Trivia -
Winner of our trivia question from last week is Amy (knitnmom on Ravelry). Congrats Amy! The question was: Caitlin Blackwood who played young Amelia Pond and Karen Gillan who played Amy Pond in Doctor Who are connected. How? The correct answer was: They are cousins.
****Post your answer to this week's trivia question from the vidcast in the episode 7 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, 4 October 2012

Episode 6 - In Which We Discuss Post-Pond Withdrawal & a Leethal Mystery (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 6 - In Which We Discuss Post-Pond Withdrawal & a Leethal Mystery



Show Notes:

On the Needles -
Damaris -
~I'm mad enough to knit socks (aka Two At A Time Toe Up Socks) on US4 (3.5mm), SMC Bravo Jacquard Color in Rainbow colorway

C.C. -
~All the Shades of Truth on US7 (4.5mm), Kraemer Yarns Perfection in Sprout, Fluff, Butterfly, Valentine, & Bloom colorways
~Jekyll & Hyde Socks on US1 (2.25mm), Vice Sockalicious in Amazingly Amy colorway
~Leethal Mystery Shawl KAL on US5 (3.75mm), Crystal Palace Yarns Panda Superwash in Bittersweet colorway, Knit One Crochet Too Crock-O-Dye in Candy colorway, & Lucci Yarn Sequins in Cranberry (except it's not Cranberry, it's more like Hot Pink!!!!! But definitely Not Cranberry!!!!!) colorway

Finished Projects -
C.C. -
~Ruby's Bookstore Sweater, on US7 (4.5mm), Berroco Comfort Solids & Heathers in Rosebud colorway (this is a finished project from July, just 97 minutes before the Ravellenic Games started) - my 1st sweater ever!!!! I promise to update my project page with pictures soon. Hopefully this weekend when the weather is cooler.

Damaris -
~Simon Tam (aka This must be what going mad feels like) on US8 (5mm), SMC Bravo Color in Neon Print colorway

Yummies (our current favorite things) -
C.C. -
~Mellowcreme Pumpkins
~Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks
~planning to try the Pumpkin Custard n' Gingersnaps from Cracker Barrel for my birthday tomorrow (Thursday, 10/4)

Damaris -
~explains her new Ravelry username damaris-abitweird
~Save the Drama for Your Llama shirt from Stephanie (SOSKnitting on Ravelry), thanks Stephanie!!!!

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

C.C. -
~Next Up: Breakdown by Katherine Amt Hanna

Both -
~Elementary
~Fringe
~Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
~Last Resort
~Doctor Who
~Once Upon a Time
~NCIS
~Revolution
~Warehouse 13

Trivia -
Winner of our trivia question from last week is Amy (knitnmom on Ravelry). Congrats Amy! The question was: There was a significant change to the NCIS opening credits for Season 10. What is it? The correct answer was: Brian Dietzen (Jimmy Palmer) is in it for the first time.
****Post your answer to this week's trivia question from the vidcast in the episode 6 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!