Thursday, 3 January 2013

Episode 19 - In Which We Look Ahead at 2013 & Watch Lots of Old TV



Show Notes:

On the Needles -
Damaris -
~More Socks on US4 (3.5mm), Knit Picks Brava Sport in Rouge colorway

C.C. -
~Mix Match Leftover Socks on US1 (2.25mm), Regia Design Line by Kristin Nicholas Garden Effects in Flower Garden colorway & Vice Sockalicious in Amazingly Amy colorway

Finished Projects -
C.C. -
~None
~But there are now pictures on the following projects: All the Shades of Truth & Doctor Who Bow Tie Necklace

Damaris -
~None
~But there are now pictures on the following projects: This must be what going mad feels like, Joan H. Watson, Army Woman, & Katie's Headband

Yummies (our current favorite things) -
C.C. -
~I won a giveaway from Knit Culture. I won a copy of Rowan Just Baby by Lisa Richardson and 3 skeins of Rowan Baby Merino Silk DK in Bluebird.
~My word for 2013 is create. I talk about it more on my blog ~ http://www.thealmons.com/ccblog/?p=7892 & http://www.thealmons.com/ccblog/?p=7897. Some of my goals for this year in regards to creating are:
*Design & publish at least six knitting patterns.
*Knit enough pairs of socks that I can stop wearing store bought ones.
*Knit my second ever sweater.
*Knit at least six preemie hats to donate to charity.
*Consistently journal.
*Continue keeping a list of the eucharisteo/gifts/joys/Thanksgivings in my life.

Damaris -
~Received her Kindle & has become addicted to Angry Birds & MONOPOLY
~Swiss Miss Indulgent Collection Dark Chocolate Sensation
~working on cosplay ideas

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 -
~The Complete Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle (this includes all 4 novels & all the short story collections & it's free for the Kindle!!!)

C.C. -
~A Year of Biblical Womanhood: How a Liberated Woman Found Herself Sitting on Her Roof, Covering Her Head, and Calling Her Husband "Master" by Rachel Held Evans

Both -
~Merlin ~ we rewatched Series 4 to prepare for Series 5 beginning to air on American telly on the SyFy channel on Friday, January 4, 2013
~Buffy the Vampire Slayer ~ we're currently watching Season 2
~Firefly ~ we finished rewatching the 1 season of Firefly & then rewatched the movie Serenity
~Bunheads is back on Monday, January 7, 2013 after it's mid-season hiatus. If you're a fan, come join the Bunheads TV Show Ravelry Group that C.C. leads.
~Cabin Pressure: the Collected Series (download the first three series for free here: http://nikolai-tesla.livejournal.com/523.html). Series 4 begins on Wednesday, January 9, 2013 & you can listen live at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/. Check the time in your time zone (it's 12:30pm central time for us) so you don't miss it!

Trivia -

~New Trivia Contest ~ 8 Weeks. 8 Questions. 1 Winner.
~****You can submit your answer via email to geekygirlsknit@thealmons.com or via PM to JavaPurl (that's C.C.) on Ravelry.****
~If you don't get a confirmation of your response within 24 hours, resend it because you know how technology can be sometimes.
~The deadline to answer each week's question will be Wednesday at 12:00noon (central time).
~Everyone that submits the correct answer each week will receive one entry into the prize drawing.
~On February 27th, we'll choose the winner and announce them and their prize on the podcast.

~This week's question: Name this show, episode title, & the two people who say these lines:
Person #1: "First officer leaves through nearest exit. Captain writes CAPTAIN on forehead with lipstick, dons cap, enters cabin"?
Person #2: "In unlikely event of captain non-recognition, captain doffs cap, gestures to lipstick inscription."
~Deadline to answer is Wednesday 1/9 at 12:00noon (central time).
~****You can submit your answer via email to geekygirlsknit@thealmons.com or via PM to JavaPurl (that's C.C.) on Ravelry.****

Misc. -
We'll be doing a prize drawing when we have 100 members in our Ravelry group. By being a member of the group, you will be entered in the drawing. So, now is the perfect time to join if you haven't already.

We are open to receiving products for review (yarn, project bags, needles, patterns, books, etc.) and/or hosting giveaways on our podcast. We're also open to having show sponsors. If you and/or your company are interested, please either email us at geekygirlsknit@thealmons.com or contact C.C. on Ravelry via private message.

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!