Thursday, 1 August 2013

Episode 49 ~ In Which Craziness Ensues



Show Notes:

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

C.C. -
~(Not shown as no progress this week) Drizzle for Me on US5 (3.75mm), Berroco Geode in the Moss Agate colorway

~leethal Adventure Knit-a-long! Green Byway on US1.5 (2.5mm), Farmhouse Yarns Fannie's Fingering Weight in Clay colorway

Finished Projects -
Damaris -
~None

C.C. -
~leethal Adventure Knit-a-long! Gold Route on US4 (3.5mm), Cormo Fingering in Grey colorway

~leethal Adventure Knit-a-long! Orange Trail on US3 (3.25mm), Crystal Palace Yarns Panda Superwash in the Bittersweet colorway and Knit One, Crochet Too Crock-O-Dye in the Candy colorway

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

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


~Finished watching Agatha Christie's Marple through series 4,
started watching Agatha Christie’s Poirot,
started watching Red Dwarf,
the grand rewatching of all 7 series of Doctor Who before the 50th anniversary in November is complete,
rewatching Sherlock - finished series 1 & started series 2,
& rewatching Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, & Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, next up is Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

~Katie (knitsinsanity) started a podcast - Cotswold Knitter http://cotswoldknitter.blogspot.co.uk/

~Peace Sign Project Bag C.C. won from Kris & Kaity of KnerdGirl Knits

~
From July 31, 2013, through August 24, 2013, save a % off on all my knitting patterns. The % off amount is determined by how many days are left until we leave. For example, on July 31, 25 days are left until we leave, so you’ll save 25%. % off amount is valid from midnight through 11:59pm central time each day.

Or, take a chance! On Sunday, August 25, & Monday, August 26, 2013, we’ll be traveling to Scotland. On those 2 days (midnight on August 25 through 11:59pm on August 26 central time), a special offer is available but I’m not telling you what it is. A % off? A certain $ amount off? A buy 1, get 1 offer?

Will you chance it or buy now when you know what the % is? The coupon code for this entire event is ScotlandOrBust You can use this code numerous times so buy one pattern now, buy another later, gift a pattern to a friend, the possibilities are endless.

Questions? PM me on Ravelry at JavaPurl or email me at JavaPurl@thealmons.com :-)

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

We're picking our favorite 2 each day to share with you (plus my pic from each day).










~Scotland update - Countdown continues! In Which You Advise Us On Our Move thread; Fundraiser on our website with prize giveaways (jewelry, knitting patterns, hand knitted items, Doctor Who items, books, etc.). Winners of the giveaways will be drawn on Sunday, August 11 - http://scotland.thealmons.com
Daisypath Vacation tickers

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 Wizard of Oz Collection by L. Frank Baum - finished Ozma of Oz and currently reading Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz

~watching (but not discussing) Burn Notice (Season 7 - Final Season), Unforgettable (Season 2), & Covert Affairs (Season 4)

~Continuum - 2.8 Second Listen - Next is 2.9 Seconds on 02/08/13

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.

August First Podiversary KAL -

*Runs from August 1st through August 31st

*1 entry per person, any one project (knitting, crochet, weaving, spinning) that was completed since August 29, 2012 can be entered, you must connect your project with one of our podcast episode titles and tell us which one and why

*If you knit, crochet, weave, or spin an entire project between August 1, 2013 and August 31, 2013, and connect it with one of our podcast episode titles and tell us which one and why, you will get a bonus entry. (You must specify in your entry the date you started your project and the date you finished your project so that we know to give you a bonus entry.)

*Feel free to double-dip in other KALs as long as it fits in with other rules

*Depending on # of entries, our current plan is to have one random winner & one winner that is our favorite connection of project with podcast episode title. Special UK related prizes will be awarded.

*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 photo of your finished project along with the podcast episode title you are connecting it with and why (and your start and finish date if you are eligible for the bonus entry) in the Ravelry thread for August First Podiversary 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 GGK2013PodiversaryKAL

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

*There is a August First Podiversary KAL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

*For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, KALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the podcast episode in which the winner was announced goes live) to contact us to claim their prize or it will be forfeited. If this occurs, the prize will be used for another giveaway at our discretion. Thanks for understanding!

Misc. -

~Geeky Girls Knit Buttons - if you're interested, email geekygirlsknit@thealmons.com or PM C.C. on Ravelry JavaPurl

~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)
next is Friday, 02/08/13 at 1pm central (last one until after move) - this may be cancelled, watch Ravelry/Twitter/Plurk for updates

~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.

~For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, KALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the podcast episode in which the winner was announced goes live) to contact us to claim their prize or it will be forfeited. If this occurs, the prize will be used for another giveaway at our discretion. Thanks for understanding!

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!