Wednesday, 18 December 2013

Episode 68 ~ In Which It’s One Week Until Christmas



Show Notes:

On the Needles/Spindle -
Damaris -
~Amy’s Scarf (Damaris' interpretation) on US2 (2.75mm), Berroco Weekend in the Clothesline, Swimming Hole, & Navy colorways (if you have an extra skein of this yarn in the Swimming Hole and/or Navy colorways that you'd be willing to part with, please let us know)

C.C. -
~Seamless Salomas Slippers for the Hubs Pair Deux on US6 (4.0mm), Sirdar Bonus DK in the Flint colorway

~Rosewater Hat on US4 (3.5mm) & US6 (4.0mm), madelinetosh DK Twist in the Molly Ringwald colorway

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

Finished Projects -
Damaris -
~None

C.C. -
~Seamless Salomas Slippers for the Hubs on US6 (4.0mm), Sirdar Bonus DK in the Flint colorway

~The Hubs Hobbit Viewing Hat on US8 (5.0mm) & US9 (5.5mm), Robin Chunky in the Silver colorway

~Zuzu’s Petals on US6 (4.0mm), Adriafil Knitcol in the Fantasy Novel colorway

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

~Doctor Who: The Time of the Doctor Trailer


~BBC One Christmas Trailer


~and more Doctor Who rewatching

~WHOLOCK - Sherlock meets The Doctor!



~jigsaw puzzle

~Damaris' new blog http://damarisisabitcrafty.wordpress.com

~rewatching The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey and seeing The Hobbit: The Desolation of Smaug in the cinema

~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

*18-January-2014 - 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 - finished this week

~Girl Meets God by Lauren Winner

~The Greatest Gift: Unwrapping the Full Love Story of Christmas by Ann Voskamp

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 3

~Chuck - finished Season 3 and watching Season 4

~The West Wing - watching Season 2

~Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - 1.10 The Bridge, next is 1.11 The Magical Place on 7-January-2014

~NCIS - 11.10 Devil's Triad, next is 11.11 Homesick on 17-December-2013

~NCIS:LA - watching season 5

~Arrow - 2.9 Three Ghosts, next is 2.10 Blast Radius on 15-January-2014

~Elementary - 2.11 Internal Audit, next is 2.12 The Diabolical Kind on 2-January-2014

~Once Upon A Time in Wonderland - watching Season 1

~The Big Bang Theory - watching Season 7

~Atlantis - 1.11 Hunger Pangs, next is 1.12 Touched by the Gods - Part One on 21-December-2013

~Psych: The Musical - Season 8 starts on 8-January-2014

~Once Upon a Time - watching Season 3

~How I Met Your Mother - watching Season 9

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
~1 prize - a Ravelry giftable pattern up to $7 donated by LindaMNoble (Linda)

*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.

Review -

knitsforklipskaap (Clare Divine) released her ebook Sock Anatomy. Watch this episode for a coupon code for 20% off valid until the end of December 2013. We're also giving away a copy of Sock Anatomy in our Ravelry Group

Ask The Geeky Girls -

~KellyChron who is Kelly from Texas says:
I’ve blocked a few things before, but I’ve just dampened them with water and used a few pins to hold it in place. As my work has improved and I’ve started using higher quality yarns (with natural fibers), I’ve started hearing about soaking and blocking finished items. Can you explain this process and any added benefits to me?

~If you have a question you'd like us to answer, please post it in the Ask the Geeky Girls thread in our Ravelry Group

Misc. -


~Upcoming KALs

~next week we’ll record on Thursday the 26th

~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 blog ~ Damaris Is A Bit Crafty

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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