Thursday, 16 May 2013

Episode 38 ~ In Which There Were Birds

Show Notes:

On the Needles -
Damaris -
~Dr. Joan H. Watson's Jumper on US4 (3.5mm), Berroco Vintage in the Oats colorway - on to sleeve #2!

C.C. -
~Mock Cable Baby Hat on US 6 (4.0mm) & US 8 (5.0mm), in Universal Yarn Patchwork in the Island Breeze 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 K-9, Doctor Who Logo, & Vote Saxon squares all modified from dishcloth patterns

Finished Projects -
Damaris -
~Dr. Joan H. Watson's Jumper on US4 (3.5mm), Berroco Vintage in the Oats colorway - Sleeve #1 Complete!!!!

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

~All Washed Up Washcloths for Me on US 6 (4.0mm), in I Love This Cotton! Ombres & Prints in the Camelot 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 ~ Finished Cybus Industries Logo, I ❤❤ DW, Seal of Rassilon, Bad Wolf, The Angels Have the Blue Box, & Jelly Baby? squares all modified from dishcloth patterns

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

~Jimmy Fallon and John Krasinski Lip Sync-Off (warning - not for younger viewers)

~Scotland update - Traveler's Choice Amsterdam 29" Expandable Rolling Upright

~Knitting Kit with Ana of Toil and Trouble - Doctor Who Starry Socks - Yarn and Pattern

~Ravelry buttons

~Geeky Girls Knit Buttons from tinypeachbuttons - $1.50 in the US shipping cost, outside the US - contact for price, email or PM me on Ravelry JavaPurl - first 28 paid receive them, then we’ll order more

~new show Marvel’s Agents of S.H.E.I.L.D. coming out this fall!!!

~Project Bag that I won from dragonfly7673 (Vicki) of the Dragonfly Soars podcast - Bag made by KnittingsMyBag (Lois)

~Knit Picks stuff - wooden needles for the plane (Sunstruck 32” US1.5 2.5mm), Felici Fingering in Rainbow colorway, Stroll Tonal in Harvest & Thunderhead colorways, Stroll HandPaint in Coffee Shop colorway

~MSkiKnits (Mel) of the SingleHandedKnits podcast gifted me her new pattern, The Old Man and the Sea. She has given us 2 copies of it to give away to yall as well. Post in the thread in the Ravelry group to enter - What’s your favorite classic book?. We’ll close the thread next Wednesday May 22nd sometime in the morning and will chose our winners when we record that same day.

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)

~Harry Potter & the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

~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 - 1.22 Darkness on the Edge of Town - Next is 1.23 Sacrifice (Season Finale) on 15/05/13

~Psych - 7.11 Office Space - Next is 7.12 Dead Air on 15/05/13

~Person of Interest - 2.22 God Mode (Season Finale)

~Elementary - 1.22 Risk Management - Next is 1.23 The Woman & 1.24 Heroine (2 hour Season Finale) on 16/05/13

~Merlin - 5.10 The Kindness of Strangers - Next is 5.11 The Drawing of the Dark on 17/05/13 (Series Finale on 31/05/13)

~Once Upon a Time - 2.22 And Straight on Till Morning (Season Finale)

~Defiance - 1.6 The Serpent's Egg - Next is 1.7 Brothers in Arms on 20/05/13

~Revolution - 1.17 The Longest Day - Next is 1.18 Clue on 20/05/13 (Season Finale 03/06/13)

~Warehouse 13 - 4.13 The Big Snag - Next is 4.14 The Sky's the Limit on 20/05/13

~NCIS - 10.24 Damned If You Do (Season Finale)

~Doctor Who - 7.13 Nightmare in Silver - Next is 7.14 The Name of the Doctor (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) - CANCELLED FOR MAY 17TH!!!!!
*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.

~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!