Thursday, 26 December 2013

Episode 69 ~ In Which There’s Tears At Christmastime



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. -
~Sugar Maple Hat on US5 (3.75mm) & US6 (4.0mm), Adriafil Knitcol in the Fantasy Novel colorway

~Doctor Who Inspired Baby Sophisticate Sweater for "Stormageddon" Brackett on US8 (5.0mm), Hayfield Bonus Chunky in the Aubergine, Light Natural, & Sunflower colorways; King Cole Big Value Chunky in the Old Copper colorway; Robin Chunky in the Silver & Claret colorways; & Stylecraft Life Chunky in the Olive colorway

Finished Projects -
Damaris -
~None

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

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

~A Very Dalek Christmas


~Polar Express


~Sherlock Mini-Episode: Many Happy Returns


~Wandering Wool Rock Creek Sock in the Aurora Borealis colorway - won from TheKnitGirllls podcast

~Christmas gifts

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

~Girl Meets God by Lauren Winner

~Magnificent Devices Series by Shelley Adina - finished Lady of Devices, reading Her Own Devices

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 3

~Chuck - watching Season 4

~The West Wing - finished Season 2 & watching Season 3

~NCIS - 11.11 Homesick, next is 11.12 Kill Chain on 7-January-2014

~NCIS:LA - watching season 5

~Person of Interest - 3.11 Lethe, next is 3.12 Aletheia on 7-January-2013

~Atlantis - 1.12 Touched by the Gods - Part One, next is 1.13 Touched by the Gods - Part Two on 28-December-2013 (Series 1 Finale)

~Call the Midwife - Christmas Special-2013

~Doctor Who - Christmas Special-2013

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 & the announcement of the winner of a copy of Sock Anatomy.

Ask The Geeky Girls -

~desz72 who is Dixie from Alabama says:
After being in Scotland, what are you finding that you miss the most (family being excluded because it’s a no-brainer -- at least for me and my family it was).

~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 2nd

~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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