Thursday, 4 July 2013

Episode 45 ~ In Which We Wiggle Like An Octopus

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. -
~I Heart Heart Doctor Who Dishcloth - For Scotland Set #1 on US6 (4.0mm), I Love This Cotton! in the Royalty colorway

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

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 - Hoping to release this pattern next week
Are you interested in Test Knitting opportunities????? Email JavaPurl@thealmons.com or PM me on Ravelry JavaPurl

~Drizzle for Damaris on US5 (3.75mm), Berroco Geode in the Moss Agate colorway

~Doctor Who Simple Dalek Dishcloth - For Scotland Set #1 on US6 (4.0mm), I Love This Cotton! in the Royalty colorway

~Doctor Who The Angels Have the Blue Box Dishcloth - For Scotland Set #1 on US6 (4.0mm), I Love This Cotton! in the Royalty colorway

~The book that goes with Lola, Wyatt, and the new baby's cephalopods is Wiggle Like an Octopus! by Harriet Ziefert & Simms Taback.

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

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


~Leethal Adventure Knit-A-Long! - C.C. is participating. Are you?

~won a pattern from Tangerine Designs from zephead (Casey) - I chose the Hoaloha by Mel Ski

~Damaris’ surprise from stitchinoutloud (Cat)

~Rewatched The Emperor's New Groove and The Jungle Book,
watching The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes with Jeremy Brett,
watching Covert Affairs,
started watching New Girl
continuing the grand rewatching of all 7 series of Doctor Who before the 50th anniversary in November

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

I'm picking my favorite 2 each day to share with you (plus my pic from each day).



~SPOILER!!!!!!!!!!! about Elementary Season 2

~Scotland update - 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)

~The Complete Wizard of Oz Collection by L. Frank Baum - currently reading The Wonderful Wizard of Oz (C.C.) and The Marvelous Land of Oz (Damaris)

~The Atlantis Gene: A Thriller (The Origin Mystery, Book 1) by A.G. Riddle

~Continuum - 2.4 Second Skin - Next is 2.5 Second Opinion on 05/07/13

~Warehouse 13 - 4.19 All the Time in the World - Next is 4.20 The Truth Hurts on 08/07/13 (season finale)

June Color KAL -

*2 Winners Chosen

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 is 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

~blip.tv situation

~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!