Thursday, 27 June 2013

Episode 44 ~ In Which the Cephalopods Are Watching You

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. -
~Stripey Everyday Socks on US1 (2.25mm), Brown Sheep Wildfoote Luxury Sock in Lilac Desert and Little Lilac colorways

~Dandy Sir Cephalopod for Wyatt on US5 (3.75mm), Universal Yarn Patchwork in the Island Breeze colorway

Finished Projects -
Damaris -
~None

C.C. -
~Lola's Ziga-Zaga Scarf & Fingerless Gloves on US10 (6.0mm), Tender Touch in Orchid Haze, Rose Petal, and Rain colorways
Are you interested in Test Knitting opportunities????? Email JavaPurl@thealmons.com or PM me on Ravelry JavaPurl

~Graham Hat for the Hubs on US6 (4.0mm) & US8 (6.0mm), I Love This Wool! Naturals in the Cocoa & Umber colorways

~Dandy Sir Cephalopod for Lola on US6 (4.0mm), Schachenmayr nomotta Bravo Jacquard Color in the Mulberry 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

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


~Watched Iron Jawed Angels,
watching The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes with Jeremy Brett,
finished watching Doc Martin,
started watching Covert Affairs,
continuing the grand rewatching of all 7 series of Doctor Who before the 50th anniversary in November

~Google Doodle


~Instagram GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - more details here


~Scotland update - visas, flat, plane tickets, immigration updates; Fundraiser on our website with prize giveaways (jewelry, knitting patterns, hand knitted items, Doctor Who items, books, etc.) - 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!

~Starflower (Tales of Goldstone Wood Book #4) sent to us by Angie (Sundaisy920)

~starting the Wicked: Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire which is the first of the 4 book series called Wicked Years - oops! putting this one on the back burner for now

~starting The Complete Wizard of Oz Collection by L. Frank Baum - currently reading The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

~Continuum - 2.3 Second Thoughts - Next is 2.4 Second Skin on 28/06/13

~Warehouse 13 - 4.18 Lost & Found - Next is 4.19 All the Time in the World on 01/07/13

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 is a June Color KAL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

July Hip to Be Square KAL -

*Runs from July 1st through July 31st

*Any project counts as long as it is square (we're thinking dishcloths, washcloths, hotpads, blanket squares, etc. ~ if you wonder if a project will work, just ask and we'll let you know)

*Your project must be begun no earlier than July 1st and finished no later than July 31st (if you have a large project such as a log cabin blanket or the like that you have begun earlier but that will be finished in July that you want to use in this KAL, contact us for approval)

*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 July Hip to Be Square 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 GGK2013JulySquareKAL

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

*There will be a July Hip to Be Square KAL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Misc. -

~200 member prize draw coming soon - come join our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast or if you're already a member, invite a friend - everyone who is a member when we reach 200 members is entered to win a prize

~Geeky Girls Knit Virtual Knit Night (VKN)
2 per month (the first Friday at 1pm central and the third Friday at 6pm central)
next one is Friday, July 5th at 1pm central

~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!