Thursday, 3 October 2013

Episode 57 ~ In Which It’s My Birthday



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. -
~Rescue Me, Chin Boy, and Show Me the Stars (Doctor Who Inspired Socks) - Paire Trois by ME!!! on US1.5 (2.5mm), Toil and Trouble Merino and Nylon Sock in the Starry, Starry Night colorway

~Diamond Baby Blanket on US9 (5.5mm), James C. Brett Marble Chunky in the Green & Blue colorways

Finished Projects -
Damaris -
~None

C.C. -
~Miss Martha Headband on US6 (4mm), Figgi Yarns Chic in the Henna Goddess colorway & Cormo Fingering in the Grey colorway
Received the yarn from Xena Knits to review on the podcast

~Catch the Rainbow Socks - New Sock Design by ME!!! (you can purchase it here) on US1.5 (2.5mm), Knit Picks Felici Fingering in the Rainbow colorway
*Winner of the free copy of this new pattern is announced.
*For the first two weeks (until Wednesday, 16 October 2013, at midnight central time) after this pattern releases, after you purchase this pattern, send me a private message on Ravelry (send the private message to JavaPurl) with the Ravelry username of 1 person you want to gift this pattern to and I will gift it to them (and let them know you’re the one who gave it to them) for FREE!!!!!

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

~Countess Ablaze fiber won from knitsinsanity (Katie) of The Cotswold Knitter podcast

~new needles & buttons from LoveKnitting

~Doctor Who #SaveTheDay



~Figgi Yarns Sifa Silver from Xena Knits to review

~The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug trailer


~Stargate SG-1/Van Gogh t-shirt from Qwertee

~beginner spinning kit from Hilltopcloud on Etsy

~2 Doctor Who shirts from The Yetee

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

We're picking our own favorite each week plus 3 of your pictures each week that our favorites.






~Scotland

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 Hot Zone by Richard Preston

~Castle - finished watching Season 3, watching Season 4

~Criminal Minds - watching watching Season 1

~Kingdom - watching Series 3

~How I Met Your Mother - watched Season 8 + 1st 2 episodes of Season 9

~The Big Bang Theory - watching Season 6

~Downton Abbey - watching Series 4

~NCIS:LA - watching season 5

~Once Upon a Time - watching Season 3

~Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - 1.1 Pilot & 1.2 0-8-4, next is 1.3 The Asset on 08/10/13

~NCIS - 11.1 Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, next is 11.2 Past, Present, Future on 01/10/13

~Person of Interest - 3.1 Liberty & 3.2 Nothing to Hide, next is 3.3 Lady Killer on 08/10/13

~Revolution - 2.1 Born in the U.S.A., next is 2.2 There Will Be Blood on 02/10/13

~Elementary - 2.1 Step Nine, next is 2.2 Solve for X on 03/10/13

~Atlantis - 1.1 The Earth Bull, next is 1.2 A Girl by Any Other Name on 05/10/13

~Doc Martin - 6.5 The Practice Around the Corner, next is 6.6 Hazardous Exposure on 07/10/13

September/October/November Giftable KAL -

*Runs from September 1st through November 30th

*Any project you knit/crochet/weave/spin that is a gift for someone else (whether it’s holiday, birthday, new baby, wedding, etc.)

*Your project must be begun no earlier than September 1st and finished no later than November 30th

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

*At least 1 prize will be awarded, probably more depending on how many participants we have

*Each project you finish and post counts as 1 entry into the giveaway (no limit on entries as long as each one follows the rules)

*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 in the Ravelry thread for September/October/November Giftable 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 GGKGiftableKAL

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

*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!

*There is a September/October/November Giftable KAL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Reviews -

~Grounded by Heather Ordover
*website is http://groundedseries.com/
*$8.95 digital/$14.95 paperback
*We're giving away a digital copy of the book in our Ravelry group.

Misc. -

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

~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
~ on Instagram as damaris_abitweird
~ 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!

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