Thursday, 9 May 2013

Episode 37 ~ In Which It’s Your Birthday...Have a Benedict!

Show Notes:

On the Needles -
Damaris -
~Dr. Joan H. Watson's Jumper on US4 (3.5mm), Berroco Vintage in the Oats colorway

C.C. -
~Graham Hat #3 on US 6 (4.0mm) & US 8 (5.0mm), in I Love This Wool! Naturals in the Cocoa colorway

~Doctor Who Baby Blanket on US 6 (4.0mm), in I Love This Yarn! in White & Royal and Vanna’s Choice in Silver Heather ~ currently working on the Cybus Industries Logo, I ❤❤ DW, & Seal of Rassilon squares all modified from dishcloth patterns

Finished Projects -
Damaris -

C.C. -
~Hand Thingies for Lynn #2 on US 8 (5.0mm), in Red Heart Shimmer in the Black colorway

~Rescue Me, Chin Boy, and Show Me the Stars (Doctor Who Inspired Socks) - Paire Deux on US 1 (2.25mm), in Toil and Trouble Merino and Nylon Sock in the Starry Starry Night colorway

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

~Happy Birthday to the Hubs! Benedict Cumberbatch’s face!!!!!!! - one-man weapon of mass destruction or seduction or deduction

~Thank you to knittinwolf (Dawn) for the sweet iTunes review & star rating. ❤

~Doctor Who The Angels Take Manhattan -

~Zachary Quinto vs. Leonard Nimoy: The Challenge

~Scotland Updates - Damaris' passport, Top Load Military Heavy Weight Duffle Bags

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!

~The Complete Sherlock Holmes: All 4 Novels and 56 Short Stories - His Last Bow (short story collection)

~Moonblood (Tales of Goldstone Wood Book #3) by Anne Elisabeth Stengl (planning to read the rest of the series including Starflower (Tales of Goldstone Wood Book #4) sent to us by Angie (Sundaisy920)

~Arrow - 1.21 The Undertaking - Next is 1.22 Darkness on the Edge of Town on 08/05/13 (Season Finale on 15/05/13)

~Psych - 7.10 The Santa Barbarian Candidate - Next is 7.11 Office Space on 08/05/13

~Person of Interest - 2.21 Zero Day - Next is 2.22 God Mode (Season Finale) on 09/05/13

~Elementary - 1.21 A Landmark Story - Next is 1.22 Risk Management on 09/05/13 (2 hour Season Finale on 16/05/13)

~Merlin - 5.9 With All My Heart - Next is 5.10 The Kindness of Strangers on 10/05/13 (Series Finale on 31/05/13)

~Once Upon a Time - 2.21 Second Star to the Right - Next is 2.22 And Straight on Till Morning (Season Finale) on 12/05/13

~Defiance - 1.5 A Well Respected Man - Next is 1.6 The Serpent's Egg on 13/05/13

~Revolution - 1.16 The Love Boat - Next is 1.17 The Longest Day on 13/05/13 (Season Finale 03/06/13)

~Warehouse 13 - 4.12 Parks and Rehabilitation - Next is 4.13 The Big Snag on 13/05/13

~NCIS - 10.23 Double Blind - Next is 10.24 Damned If You Do (Season Finale) on 14/05/13

~Doctor Who - 7.12 The Crimson Horror - Next is 7.13 Nightmare in Silver on 11/05/13 (Series 7 Finale on 18/05/13)

May Geeky KAL -

*Runs from May 1st through May 31st

*Any project counts as long as it pertains to any fandom, TV show, movie, book, video game, web comic, etc. - if you can convince us it’s geeky, it counts!

*Your project can have been begun before May 1st as long as you actually work on it and complete it in the month of May

*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 project you finish and 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 project in the Ravelry thread for May Geeky 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 GGK2013MayGeekyKAL

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1st June and winner drawn on the next podcast following that.

*There will also be an May Geeky KAL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Misc. -

~Geeky Girls Knit Virtual Knit Night (VKN)
*Friday night at 6pm (central time)
*Tuesday afternoon at 1pm (central time)
*watch Plurk, Twitter, Facebook, & Ravelry for the link

~From Cristy Ray - I am the Superintendent for the Children's Tent at the Estes Park Wool Market on June 8-9. I took over this position last year, and am working very hard to have hands-on activities to introduce children to our wonderful fiber world. I am looking for donations of fiber and yarns for the demonstrations and the take home crafting activities. The consumable materials go quickly, and with Spring Cleaning around the corner, I thought that maybe some of your viewers might have some old acrylic, or old funky colors of wool that they might like to find a home for. People can reach me at or by private message - cristyray on Plurk and Ravelry.

~dragonfly7673 (Vicki) from the Dragonfly Soars podcast is fundraising for her son’s friend who’s sister has Cystic Fibrosis. The family is participating in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Great Strides walk in Madison, WI. More details here: And if you donate and let Vicki know, you’ll be entered to win one of several prizes including 2 of my patterns. Deadline to donate is May 15th.

~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
~ 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:
~ on iTunes
~ on YouTube

Until next time,
Happy Knitting!