Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Episode 66 ~ In Which It’s The Geeky Girls Super Short Show



Show Notes:

On the Needles/Spindle -
Damaris -
~Smitten Mitten Ornaments on US3 (3.25mm), Woolcraft New Fashion Double Knitting in the Glacia & Maroon colorways

~Amy’s Scarf (Damaris' interpretation) on US4 (3.5mm), Berroco Weekend in the Weekend, Swimming Hole, & Navy colorways

C.C. -
~Knitting Fail

~Baby Sophisticate Sweater for Waylon on US8 (5.0mm), James C. Brett Marble Chunky in the Green & Blue colorways

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

Finished Projects -
Damaris -
~Seamless Salomas on US6 (4.0mm), Woolcraft New Fashion Double Knitting in the Glacia & Maroon colorways

C.C. -
~Seamless Salomas Slippers for Guild Swap on US6 (4.0mm), Woolcraft New Fashion Double Knitting in the Glacia & Maroon colorways

~Seamless Salomas Slippers for SSS Swap on US6 (4.0mm), Sirdar Folksong Chunky in the Quirky colorway

~Smitten Mitten Ornaments on US3 (3.25mm), Woolcraft New Fashion Double Knitting in the Glacia & Maroon colorways

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

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

~White Christmas

~Much Ado About Nothing

~Call the Midwife Christmas Special - 25-Dec-13 @ 6:15pm

~Doctor Who Christmas Special - 25-Dec-13 @ 7:30pm

~Sherlock - Series 3 - mini episode 25-Dec-13, 1-Jan-14 @ 9:00pm, 5-Jan-14, 12-Jan-14

~Death Comes to Pemberley - sequel to Pride and Prejudice - 26-Dec-13

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

*7-December-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

~Criminal Minds - finished watching Season 2

~Chuck - finished Season 2 & watching Season 3

~The West Wing - finished Season 1 & watching Season 2

~New Girl - watching Season 3

~Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - 1.9 Repairs, next is 1.10 The Bridge on 10-December-2013

~NCIS:LA - watching season 5

~Person of Interest - 3.10 The Devil's Share, next is 3.11 Lethe on 17-December-2013

~New Girl - watching Season 3

~Atlantis - 1.9 Pandora's Box, next is 1.10 The Price of Hope on 7-December-2013

~Once Upon a Time - watching Season 3

~How I Met Your Mother - watching Season 9

September/October/November Giftable KAL -

*4 Prize Winners Announced - you have 30 days to claim your prize
~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)

December/January Winter Wonderland KAL -

*Runs from December 1st through January 31st

*Details - any project you knit/crochet/weave/spin that you can convince us that it relates to winter

*Your project must be begun no earlier than December 1st and finished no later than January 31st

*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 December/January 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 GGKWWKAL

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1st February 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 December/January Winter Wonderland KAL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Misc. -


~Upcoming KALs

~new segment - Ask the Geeky Girls

~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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