Thursday, 31 January 2013

Episode 23 - In Which We Need a Dictionary

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
~Currently Unnamed Baby Blanket Design on US5 (3.75mm), in leftover soft baby color yarns

Finished Projects -
C.C. -
~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

Damaris -

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

Damaris -
~Doctor Who Messenger Bag Small: Police Box Sign from DareWearbyNaniWear on Etsy

C.C. -
~Will Knit for Coffee Project Bag from GalianaCreations on Etsy
~Murdoch Mysteries

Both -
~More Disney movies including The Tigger Movie, Robin Hood, & The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea
~Cabin Pressure: the Collected Series (download for free here: Series 4 continues on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 with Episode 4.5 Xinzhou & you can listen live at 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. -
~the 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
~The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown
~Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon a Project, Read Samuel Johnson, and My Other Experiments in the Practice of Everyday Life by Gretchen Rubin

Both -
~Bunheads - If you're a fan, come join the Bunheads TV Show Ravelry Group that C.C. leads.

Trivia -

~New Trivia Contest ~ 8 Weeks. 8 Questions. 1 Winner.
~****You can submit your answer via email to 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 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)
~The answer: Hatley Castle in Colwood, British Columbia; also used as the Luthor Mansion in Smallville & as Professor Xavier's castle in X-Men & X2: X-Men United
~Congratulations to fourpeanuts, a1dawen, Angeiship, & Enid for answering the questions correctly & earning 3 entries in the drawing!

~This week's question: Name the classic movie this quote is from: "He's so handsome...just like his reward posters."
~Deadline to answer is Wednesday 2/6 at 12:00noon (central time).
~****You can submit your answer via email to 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 75 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 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:
~ on iTunes
~ on YouTube

Until next time,
Happy Knitting!