Thursday, 24 January 2013

Episode 22 - In Which We Just Keep Knitting



Show Notes:

On the Needles -
Damaris -
~More Socks on US4 (3.5mm), Knit Picks Brava Sport in Rouge colorway
Our friend (& beloved viewer of our podcast) Enid has issued Damaris a challenge to finish her socks by January 31st. If she does, Enid will send her a prize from the UK. She's working hard on them. Help me encourage her to get them done!

C.C. -
~Junction Shawl for Mom A. on US5 (3.75mm), Knit Picks Comfy Fingering Weight in the Bison & Peony colorways
~AfterThought Heel Socks on US1 (2.25mm), Regia Design Line Hand-dye Effect by Kaffe Fassett in the Balloon colorway & Regia Design Line Random Stripe by Kaffe Fassett in the Sizzle colorway

Finished Projects -
C.C. -
~not technically a knitting project, but a yarn related project so I think it counts, I wrapped my earbuds using Mondial Vulcano in the Multi Color colorway to keep them from tangling

Damaris -
~None

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

Both -
~It's been an animated week watching Cinderella II: Dreams Come True, Cinderella III: A Twist In Time, The Fox And The Hound, Dumbo, The Muppet Movie (1979 version), & The Adventures of Tintin.
~Sherlockians Rise Once More! ~ Pictures here, here, & here.
~Doctor Who (Series 7) ~ returning March 30th
~Cabin Pressure: the Collected Series (download for free here: http://nikolai-tesla.livejournal.com/523.html). Series 4 continues on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 with Episode 4.4 Wokingham & 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!

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 -
~Miss Match by Erynn Mangum

C.C. -
~finished the last two books in The Wrinkle in Time Quintet (A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, An Acceptable Time) by Madeleine L'Engle
~next up is Austin Family Chronicles (Meet the Austins, The Moon by Night, The Young Unicorns, A Ring of Endless Light, & Troubling a Star) by Madeleine L'Engle

Both -
~Arrow
~Fringe
~Merlin
~Once Upon a Time
~Bunheads - If you're a fan, come join the Bunheads TV Show Ravelry Group that C.C. leads.
~Continuum

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.

~Last week's question: In BBC's Sherlock, where are the exteriors of 221B Baker Street actually filmed?
~The answer: 187 North Gower Street, London, NW1
~Congratulations to fourpeanuts, a1dawen, & Enid for answering the question correctly & earning 1 entry in the drawing!

~This week's question: In the new TV series Arrow, where are the exterior shots of the Queen Mansion shot? For 1 bonus entry, what other TV show has used the same location & for 1 more bonus entry, what movie series has used the same location? (total of 3 entries possible this week)
~Deadline to answer is Wednesday 1/30 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. We're up to 70 now! 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!