Thursday, 30 May 2013

Episode 40 ~ In Which It’s the Final Countdown (duhduh duh duh, duhduhduh duh duh)



Show Notes:

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

C.C. -
~Doctor Who Baby Blanket on US 6 (4.0mm), check project pages for yarns

Finished Projects -
Damaris -
~None

C.C. -
~All Washed Up Washcloths for Scotland Fundraiser - Set 1 on US 6 (4.0mm), in I Love This Cotton! Ombres & Prints in the Pale Denim colorway

~Baby Sophisticate Sweater on US 8 (5.0 mm), in Schachenmayr SMC Bravo Rainbow Color in the Circus colorway

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

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

~mustache buttons and TARDIS yarn buttons from Tangerine Designs on Etsy

~a new baby!!!

~Damaris is done with 8th grade!

~Finished watching Midsomer Murders Series 13. Started watching 1985 version of Miss Marple. Finished watching Alias with the family. Now watching Downton Abbey and then Call the Midwife

~Scotland update - Edinburgh ~ Fundraiser on our website with prize giveaways - http://scotland.thealmons.com

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 - The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes (short story collection) - this is the last of the books and then we'll start watching the Jeremy Brett version of Sherlock Holmes

~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)

~Psych - 7.13 Nip and Suck It - Next is 7.14 No Trout About It (Season Finale 29/05/13)

~Merlin - 5.12 The Diamond of the Day: Part One - Next is 5.13 The Diamond of the Day: Part Two (Series Finale 31/05/13)

~Revolution - 1.19 Children of Men - Next is 1.20 The Dark Tower (Season Finale 03/06/13)

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.

June Color KAL -

*Runs from June 1st through June 30th

*Any project counts as long as it contains your favorite color

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

*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 June Color 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 GGK2013JuneColorKAL

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

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

*Look for the threads in the group later this week.

Misc. -

~200 member prize draw coming soon - currently at 173 members

~reassessing Geeky Girls Knit Virtual Knit Night (VKN); what are your thoughts on this? Considering having 2 per month (the first Friday at 1pm central and the third Friday at 6pm central).

~Stash Dash in The Knit Girllls Podcast group. C.C. is participating. Are 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!