Thursday, 28 March 2013

Episode 31 ~ In Which There Are Spoilers (But We Warn You)



Show Notes:

On the Needles -
Damaris -
~Sherlock Scarf on US7 (4.5mm), Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 in the Midnight Blue colorway

C.C. -
~Hibernating - Currently Unnamed Baby Blanket Design on US5 (3.75mm), in leftover soft baby color yarns
~Level Up Socks on US 1.5 (2.5mm), Knit Picks Stroll Tonal in the Summer Blooms Tonal colorway

Finished Projects -
C.C. -
~A Hat for J.R. on US 6 (4.0 mm), Yarn Bee Soft Secret in the Navy, Red, & White colorways - I need test knitters for this project. email me: javapurl@thealmons.com
~A Hat for Dad W. on US 6 (4.0mm), Yarn Bee Soft Secret in the Fog & Navy colorways - I need 1 more test knitter for this project. email me: javapurl@thealmons.com
~Rescue Me, Chin Boy, and Show Me the Stars (Doctor Who inspired socks) on US 1 (2.25 mm), Kraemer Yarns Sterling Silk & Silver in the Victorian Dusk colorway
Releasing on Friday, March 29, 2013, just in time for Doctor Who Series 7 Part 2 which airs beginning Saturday, March 30, 2013.
Huge thanks to my amazing test knitters: Amy (Knitnmom), Julee (Crojulee), and Jennie (javajennie)
For the first week after this pattern releases, after you purchase this pattern, send me a private message on Ravelry (send the private message to JavaPurl) with the Ravelry username of 1 person you want to gift this pattern to and I will gift it to them (and let them know you’re the one who gave it to them) for FREE!!!!! I will process all of the free gifted pattern by midnight (central time) on April 10th.
In addition, for the first week after this pattern releases, for every 10 purchases of this pattern, I will do a random number generator and the chosen number/person will receive a refund of the purchase price of this pattern. I will announce everyone who is a winner (who will receive a refund) on the Geeky Girls Knit Podcast on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 and will process all the refunds by midnight (central time) on April 10th.
Both of these offers are valid from Friday, March 29, 2013 through Saturday, April 6, 2013 at midnight (central time) only. You must contact me no later than midnight (central time) on April 6th if you purchase the pattern and want to gift it to a friend for free. After that time, the offer will no longer be valid.

Damaris -
~None

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

C.C. -
~Psychedelic Frogs project bag from GirlCaveBags on Etsy
~It’s Good to be a Girl shawl pattern designed by Chrissy Prange gifted to me on RAP Tuesday by Amanda (knittingmummyof6)
~Call the Midwife - both of the first two episodes made me cry!


Damaris -
~Drizzle hat designed by Mel Ski gifted to me on RAP Tuesday by Amanda (knittingmummyof6)


Both -
~Sherlock Series 3 spoiler stuff
~Doctor Who Series 7 Part 2 trailers/clips & rewatching Part 1 of Series 1 in preparation for the new episodes starting 30/03/13
Demon's Run: Two Days Later




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: All 4 Novels and 56 Short Stories - The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (short story collection) & The Hound of the Baskervilles

C.C. -
~The Complete Sherlock Holmes: All 4 Novels and 56 Short Stories - The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (short story collection) & The Hound of the Baskervilles

Both -
~Arrow - 1.17 The Huntress Returns - Next is 1.18 Salvation on 27/03/13
~Psych - 7.4 No Country for Two Old Men - Next is 7.5 100 Clues on 27/03/13
~Once Upon a Time - 2.18 Selfless, Brave and True - Next is 2.19 Lacey on 21/04/13
~Revolution - 1.11 The Stand - Next is 1.12 Ghosts on 01/04/13
~NCIS - 10.19 Squall - 10.20 Chasing Ghosts on 09/04/13

March Hat KAL -

*Any hat pattern is acceptable
*Any hat counts as long as you start & finish it in March
*Feel free to double-dip in other KALs as long as it fits in with other rules
*At least 1 prize will be awarded, maybe more depending on how many participants we have
*Each hat you finish & post counts as 1 entry into the giveaway
*Must be a member of the Geeky Girls Knit Podcast group on Ravelry to participate (if you’re not on Ravelry, contact me & we’ll make other arrangements)
*Must post a finished photo of each hat in the Ravelry thread for March Hat KAL ~ FO Pics Only (No Chatter) (if you’re not on Ravelry, contact me & we’ll make other arrangements) & tag your project page with the following tag GGK2013MarchHatKAL
*Thread will be locked the morning of 1st April and winner drawn on the next podcast following that.
*There will also be a March Hat KAL Chatter thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.
*Carolyn from the Girlfriends Knitting Podcast has released two baby hat patterns (Little Boy Blue - Simple Hat & Cat's in the Cradle). You can use this coupon code for $1 off - gfkkal. She’s also having a KAL in her Ravelry group that you can enter your hat in along with the GGK Hat KAL.

April UFO KAL -

*Any project counts as long as it was started before 11:59pm (central time) on Sunday, March 31, 2013
*The project then must be completed by Tuesday, April 30, 2013
*Feel free to double-dip in other KALs as long as it fits in with other rules
*At least 1 prize will be awarded, maybe more depending on how many participants we have
*Each UFO you finish & post counts as 1 entry into the giveaway
*Must be a member of the Geeky Girls Knit Podcast group on Ravelry to participate (if you’re not on Ravelry, contact me & we’ll make other arrangements)
*Must post a finished photo of each finished UFO in the Ravelry thread for April UFO KAL ~ FO Pics Only (No Chatter) [Look for that thread to be started over the weekend] (if you’re not on Ravelry, contact me & we’ll make other arrangements) & tag your project page with the following tag GGK2013AprilUFOKAL
*Thread will be locked the morning of 1st May and winner drawn on the next podcast following that.
*There will also be an April UFO KAL Chatter thread [Look for that thread to be started over the weekend] on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Misc. -

~Scotland update
~A big thank you to horselovin, KnitnMom (Amy), & iggystar71 (Vicky) for the reviews left for us on iTunes. Thank you also to those who have left a star rating for us. We love you!
~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
~ her vlog ~ The Adventures of Moving to Scotland

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!