Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Episode 58 ~ In Which There’s Birthday Goodness



Show Notes:

The fundraiser we mentioned at the beginning of the podcast is hosted through Indiegogo. The project is called PodFiber - WatchFiber. There is some good q&a's about this project in this Ravelry thread: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/podcast-hosts/2611543/1-25#9.


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

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

~Stay Awhile Wrap on US5 (3.75mm), Figgi Yarns Sifa Real Silver Yarn, the Original in the Earth Bronze, Moss Green, & Natural colorways
Received the yarn from Xena Knits to review on the podcast

Finished Projects -
Damaris -
~None

C.C. -
~None

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

~spinning

~Catch the Rainbow Socks still on sale (you can purchase it here)
*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!!!!!
*Review of pattern by crojulee (Julee) on her blog at http://qualitycrochet4fun.blogspot.com/2013/10/review-catch-rainbow-socks-toe-up.html

~birthday gift - Peasy by Heidi Kirrmaier - from leaner (Eileen)

~birthday gift - Leftie by Martina Behm - from fraydele (Kim)

~birthday gift - Partying It UP and Getting DOWN socks by Megan Williams - from justrunknit (Megan) of the Stockinette Zombies podcast

~birthday package from LindaMNoble (Linda)

~project bag from KellyConnorDesigns on Etsy

~Sons of Gallifrey - http://www.sonsofgallifrey.com/


~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 4, watching Season 5

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 1

~Kingdom - finished watching Series 3 (finished with the show)

~How I Met Your Mother - watching Season 9 (caught up to current)

~The Big Bang Theory - finished watching Season 6, watching Season 7 (caught up to current)

~Chuck - started watching Season 1

~Downton Abbey - watching Series 4

~Once Upon a Time - watching Season 3

~NCIS - 11.2 Past, Present, Future, next is 11.3 Under the Radar on 08/10/13

~Revolution - 2.2 There Will Be Blood, next is 2.3 Love Story on 09/10/13

~Elementary - 2.2 Solve for X, next is 2.3 We Are Everyone on 10/10/13

~Atlantis - 1.2 A Girl by Any Other Name, next is 1.3 The Boy Must Die on 12/10/13

~Doc Martin - 6.6 Hazardous Exposure, next is 6.7 Listen with Mother on 14/10/13

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
~1 prize is project bag from KellyConnorDesigns on Etsy

*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 -

~Skein App

Misc. -

~Winner of the digital copy of Grounded by Heather Ordover announced

~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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