Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Episode 63 ~ In Which We Have An Unhealthy Obsession With Fictional Characters



Show Notes:

On the Needles/Spindle -
Damaris -
~FINALLY ANOTHER PROJECT (Rebel) on US6 (4.0mm), Wendy Aran With Wool in the Island colorway

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

~NaKniSweMo13 Hoaloha on US7 (4.5mm) & US8 (5.0mm), King Cole Bounty Aran in the Pink Mist colorway

~Spinning - 50g (1.8oz) of Hand blended British BFL (Blue Faced Leicester) & Merino Roving Fibre from hilltopcloud on Etsy

~Socks For Ten (Doctor Who Inspired Socks) by ME!!! on US1.5 (2.5mm), Knit Picks Stroll Hand-Painted in the Coffee Shop colorway
*Going on sale sometime next week
*Giveaway in our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast

Finished Projects -
Damaris -
~None

C.C. -
~Spinning - 50 grams, 72 yards: First Handspun Yarn - North Ronaldsay Fibre from hilltopcloud on Etsy

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

~DW Day of the Doctor trailers



~not particuarly yummy (in fact I started crying while reading it), but John Finnemore on Cabin Pressure - “Well, it has to end somewhere, and six years and twenty six episodes feels like a pretty good score.” http://johnfinnemore.blogspot.co.uk/2013/11/prepare-for-final-descent.html

~yarn from John Lewis

~beads from Spellboundbeads

~yarn I won from Wolfe Farms from Sheep Dreamery

~PodFiber Updates - http://podfiber.com/ - donate there as well

~Christmas Box from Tricia

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

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






~Scotland

*weekly on Mondays (we attend as often as possible) - Town Mouse Knitting Club - knitting group in Edinburgh

*16-November-2013 - Edinburgh Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers

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 - currently reading Tik-Tok of Oz

~Jesus Feminist by Sarah Bessey

~Doctor Who - the 2nd great rewatch of 2013, watched through S2E100

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 2

~Chuck - watching Season 2

~New Girl - watching Season 3

~Castle - 6.7 Like Father, Like Daughter - need to watch 6.8 A Murder Is Forever

~Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - 1.6 FZZT, next is 1.7 The Hub on 12-November-2013

~NCIS - 11.7 Better Angels, next is 11.8 Alibi on 12-November-2013

~NCIS: LA - watching Season 5

~Person of Interest - 3.7 The Perfect Mark, next is 3.8 Endgame on 12-November-2013

~The Escape Artist - Part 2, next is Part 3 on 12-November-2013

~Revolution - 2.7 The Patriot Act, next is 2.8 Come Blow Your Horn on 13-November-2013

~Arrow - 2.5 League of Assassins, next is 2.6 Keep Your Enemies Closer on 13-November-2013

~Elementary - 2.7 The Marchioness, next is 2.8 Blood Is Thicker on 14-November-2013

~Once Upon A Time in Wonderland - watching Season 1

~Covert Affairs - watching Season 4

~The Big Bang Theory - watching Season 7

~Atlantis - 1.7 The Rules of Engagement, next is 1.8 The Furies on 16-November-2013

~Downton Abbey - watching Series 4 - end of Series 4 until Christmas special

~Once Upon a Time - watching Season 3

~How I Met Your Mother - watching Season 9

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

*4 Prizes
~1 prize is project bag donated by KellyConnorDesigns on Etsy
~2 prizes are 1 Christmas greeting card with buttons each purchased from Sky Blue Pink Designs
~1 prize of C.C.'s new sock design pattern - Socks For Ten (Doctor Who Inspired Socks)

*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.

Misc. -


~Ravellenics

~Upcoming KALs

~Recording most likely on Thursday next week

~Geeky Girls Knit Buttons - if you're interested, email geekygirlsknit@thealmons.com or PM C.C. on Ravelry JavaPurl or meet us at any of the upcoming events we're attending

~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 d_isabitweird
~ 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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