Thursday, 31 January 2013

Episode 23 - In Which We Need a Dictionary (iTunes)

Geeky Girls Knit ~ a Mamma/Daughter video podcast for fans of all things knitting & geeky ~*~ Show Notes and Find out more on our website http://geekygirlsknit.blogspot.com/

Episode 23 - In Which We Need a Dictionary



Show Notes:

On the Needles -
Damaris -
~More Socks on US4 (3.5mm), Knit Picks Brava Sport in Rouge colorway
Our friend (& beloved viewer of our podcast) Enid has issued Damaris a challenge to finish her socks by January 31st. If she does, Enid will send her a prize from the UK. She's working hard on them. Help me encourage her to get them done!

C.C. -
~Junction Shawl for Mom A. on US5 (3.75mm), Knit Picks Comfy Fingering Weight in the Bison & Peony colorways
~Currently Unnamed Baby Blanket Design on US5 (3.75mm), in leftover soft baby color yarns

Finished Projects -
C.C. -
~AfterThought Heel Socks on US1 (2.25mm), Regia Design Line Hand-dye Effect by Kaffe Fassett in the Balloon colorway & Regia Design Line Random Stripe by Kaffe Fassett in the Sizzle colorway

Damaris -
~None

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

Damaris -
~Doctor Who Messenger Bag Small: Police Box Sign from DareWearbyNaniWear on Etsy


C.C. -
~Will Knit for Coffee Project Bag from GalianaCreations on Etsy
~Murdoch Mysteries


Both -
~More Disney movies including The Tigger Movie, Robin Hood, & The Little Mermaid II: Return to the Sea
~Cabin Pressure: the Collected Series (download for free here: http://nikolai-tesla.livejournal.com/523.html). Series 4 continues on Wednesday, February 6, 2013 with Episode 4.5 Xinzhou & you can listen live at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/. Check the time in your time zone (it's 12:30pm central time for us) so you don't miss it!

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!
Damaris -
~Miss Match by Erynn Mangum

C.C. -
~the Austin Family Chronicles (Meet the Austins, The Moon by Night, The Young Unicorns, A Ring of Endless Light, & Troubling a Star) by Madeleine L'Engle
~The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown
~Happier at Home: Kiss More, Jump More, Abandon a Project, Read Samuel Johnson, and My Other Experiments in the Practice of Everyday Life by Gretchen Rubin

Both -
~Arrow
~Merlin
~Bunheads - If you're a fan, come join the Bunheads TV Show Ravelry Group that C.C. leads.
~Continuum
~NCIS

Trivia -

~New Trivia Contest ~ 8 Weeks. 8 Questions. 1 Winner.
~****You can submit your answer via email to geekygirlsknit@thealmons.com or via PM to JavaPurl (that's C.C.) on Ravelry.****
~If you don't get a confirmation of your response within 24 hours, resend it because you know how technology can be sometimes.
~The deadline to answer each week's question will be Wednesday at 12:00noon (central time).
~Everyone that submits the correct answer each week will receive one entry into the prize drawing.
~On February 27th, we'll choose the winner and announce them and their prize on the podcast.

~Last week's question: In the new TV series Arrow, where are the exterior shots of the Queen Mansion shot? For 1 bonus entry, what other TV show has used the same location & for 1 more bonus entry, what movie series has used the same location? (total of 3 entries possible this week)
~The answer: Hatley Castle in Colwood, British Columbia; also used as the Luthor Mansion in Smallville & as Professor Xavier's castle in X-Men & X2: X-Men United
~Congratulations to fourpeanuts, a1dawen, Angeiship, & Enid for answering the questions correctly & earning 3 entries in the drawing!

~This week's question: Name the classic movie this quote is from: "He's so handsome...just like his reward posters."
~Deadline to answer is Wednesday 2/6 at 12:00noon (central time).
~****You can submit your answer via email to geekygirlsknit@thealmons.com or via PM to JavaPurl (that's C.C.) on Ravelry.****

Misc. -
We'll be doing a prize drawing when we have 100 members in our Ravelry group. We're up to 75 now! By being a member of the group, you will be entered in the drawing. So, now is the perfect time to join if you haven't already.

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.

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!

Thursday, 24 January 2013

Episode 22 - In Which We Just Keep Knitting (iTunes)

Geeky Girls Knit ~ a Mamma/Daughter video podcast for fans of all things knitting & geeky ~*~ Show Notes and Find out more on our website http://geekygirlsknit.blogspot.com/

Episode 22 - In Which We Just Keep Knitting



Show Notes:

On the Needles -
Damaris -
~More Socks on US4 (3.5mm), Knit Picks Brava Sport in Rouge colorway
Our friend (& beloved viewer of our podcast) Enid has issued Damaris a challenge to finish her socks by January 31st. If she does, Enid will send her a prize from the UK. She's working hard on them. Help me encourage her to get them done!

C.C. -
~Junction Shawl for Mom A. on US5 (3.75mm), Knit Picks Comfy Fingering Weight in the Bison & Peony colorways
~AfterThought Heel Socks on US1 (2.25mm), Regia Design Line Hand-dye Effect by Kaffe Fassett in the Balloon colorway & Regia Design Line Random Stripe by Kaffe Fassett in the Sizzle colorway

Finished Projects -
C.C. -
~not technically a knitting project, but a yarn related project so I think it counts, I wrapped my earbuds using Mondial Vulcano in the Multi Color colorway to keep them from tangling

Damaris -
~None

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

Both -
~It's been an animated week watching Cinderella II: Dreams Come True, Cinderella III: A Twist In Time, The Fox And The Hound, Dumbo, The Muppet Movie (1979 version), & The Adventures of Tintin.
~Sherlockians Rise Once More! ~ Pictures here, here, & here.
~Doctor Who (Series 7) ~ returning March 30th
~Cabin Pressure: the Collected Series (download for free here: http://nikolai-tesla.livejournal.com/523.html). Series 4 continues on Wednesday, January 30, 2013 with Episode 4.4 Wokingham & you can listen live at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/. Check the time in your time zone (it's 12:30pm central time for us) so you don't miss it!

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!
Damaris -
~Miss Match by Erynn Mangum

C.C. -
~finished the last two books in The Wrinkle in Time Quintet (A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, An Acceptable Time) by Madeleine L'Engle
~next up is Austin Family Chronicles (Meet the Austins, The Moon by Night, The Young Unicorns, A Ring of Endless Light, & Troubling a Star) by Madeleine L'Engle

Both -
~Arrow
~Fringe
~Merlin
~Once Upon a Time
~Bunheads - If you're a fan, come join the Bunheads TV Show Ravelry Group that C.C. leads.
~Continuum

Trivia -

~New Trivia Contest ~ 8 Weeks. 8 Questions. 1 Winner.
~****You can submit your answer via email to geekygirlsknit@thealmons.com or via PM to JavaPurl (that's C.C.) on Ravelry.****
~If you don't get a confirmation of your response within 24 hours, resend it because you know how technology can be sometimes.
~The deadline to answer each week's question will be Wednesday at 12:00noon (central time).
~Everyone that submits the correct answer each week will receive one entry into the prize drawing.
~On February 27th, we'll choose the winner and announce them and their prize on the podcast.

~Last week's question: In BBC's Sherlock, where are the exteriors of 221B Baker Street actually filmed?
~The answer: 187 North Gower Street, London, NW1
~Congratulations to fourpeanuts, a1dawen, & Enid for answering the question correctly & earning 1 entry in the drawing!

~This week's question: In the new TV series Arrow, where are the exterior shots of the Queen Mansion shot? For 1 bonus entry, what other TV show has used the same location & for 1 more bonus entry, what movie series has used the same location? (total of 3 entries possible this week)
~Deadline to answer is Wednesday 1/30 at 12:00noon (central time).
~****You can submit your answer via email to geekygirlsknit@thealmons.com or via PM to JavaPurl (that's C.C.) on Ravelry.****

Misc. -
We'll be doing a prize drawing when we have 100 members in our Ravelry group. We're up to 70 now! By being a member of the group, you will be entered in the drawing. So, now is the perfect time to join if you haven't already.

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.

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!

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Episode 21 - In Which A Lot of TV Means A Lot of Hats (iTunes)

Geeky Girls Knit ~ a Mamma/Daughter video podcast for fans of all things knitting & geeky ~*~ Show Notes and Find out more on our website http://geekygirlsknit.blogspot.com/

Episode 21 - In Which A Lot of TV Means A Lot of Hats



Show Notes:

On the Needles -
Damaris -
~More Socks on US4 (3.5mm), Knit Picks Brava Sport in Rouge colorway

C.C. -
~Junction Shawl for Mom A. on US5 (3.75mm), Knit Picks Comfy Fingering Weight in the Bison & Peony colorways
~AfterThought Heel Socks on US1 (2.25mm), Regia Design Line Hand-dye Effect by Kaffe Fassett in the Balloon colorway & Regia Design Line Random Stripe by Kaffe Fassett in the Sizzle colorway

Finished Projects -
C.C. -
~2nd Tristan Hat on US6 (4.0mm), Rowan Baby Merino Silk DK in the Bluebird colorway
~Rambled Hat for Wyatt on US5 (3.75mm) & US6 (4.0mm), Rowan Baby Merino Silk DK in the Bluebird colorway & Universal Yarn Classic Shades in the Storm Clouds colorway
~2013 Top Down Preemie Hat #1 on US2.5 (3.0mm), Schachenmayr nomotta Bravo Jacquard Color in the Mulberry colorway
~Camden Cap for Lola on US5 (3.75mm) & US6 (4.0mm), Caron Simply Soft Solids in the Sunshine colorway & Universal Yarn Classic Worsted Impressions in the pink, red, yellow colorway

Damaris -
~None

Yummies (our current favorite things) -
C.C. -
~Standing Case for Kindle Fire HD
~Pink Knit Girl Decal from Abby's Vinyl Wall Art shop on Etsy
~Downton Abbey

Damaris -
~River Song's Journal

Both -
~Cabin Pressure: the Collected Series (download the first three series for free here: http://nikolai-tesla.livejournal.com/523.html). Series 4 continues on Wednesday, January 23, 2013 & you can listen live at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/. Check the time in your time zone (it's 12:30pm central time for us) so you don't miss it!

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!
Damaris -
~pondering a couple of possibilities for her next read

C.C. -
~The Wrinkle in Time Quintet (A Wrinkle in Time, A Wind in the Door, A Swiftly Tilting Planet, Many Waters, An Acceptable Time) by Madeleine L'Engle

Both -
~Person of Interest
~Elementary
~Fringe
~Merlin
~Once Upon a Time
~Bunheads - If you're a fan, come join the Bunheads TV Show Ravelry Group that C.C. leads.
~Continuum
~NCIS
This is the song from the end of the episode, Not Alone by Patty Griffin.


Trivia -

~New Trivia Contest ~ 8 Weeks. 8 Questions. 1 Winner.
~****You can submit your answer via email to geekygirlsknit@thealmons.com or via PM to JavaPurl (that's C.C.) on Ravelry.****
~If you don't get a confirmation of your response within 24 hours, resend it because you know how technology can be sometimes.
~The deadline to answer each week's question will be Wednesday at 12:00noon (central time).
~Everyone that submits the correct answer each week will receive one entry into the prize drawing.
~On February 27th, we'll choose the winner and announce them and their prize on the podcast.

~Last week's question: Name as many actors as you can that have appeared in both Doctor Who (2005 to Present) and Merlin (2008 to 2012). We found 23. Each correct answer is 1 entry in the drawing. If you find all 23, you get 5 bonus entries. If you find an answer we missed, you get 2 entries for that answer.
~The answer: Pauline Collins, Angel Coulby, Sarah Counsell, Phil Davis, Joe Dempsie, Lindsay Duncan, Tom Ellis, Rick English, Anthony Head, Tom Hopper, Georgia Moffett, Colin Morgan, Eve Myles, Sarah Parish, Alex Price, Alun Raglan, Miranda Raison, Michelle Ryan, Colin Salmon, Andrew Tiernan, Jem Wall, Mark Williams, & Richard Wilson. One we missed was Greg Bennett.
~Congratulations to fourpeanuts for answering the question correctly & earning 29 entries in the drawing!

~This week's question: In BBC's Sherlock, where are the exteriors of 221B Baker Street actually filmed?
~Deadline to answer is Wednesday 1/23 at 12:00noon (central time).
~****You can submit your answer via email to geekygirlsknit@thealmons.com or via PM to JavaPurl (that's C.C.) on Ravelry.****

Misc. -
We'll be doing a prize drawing when we have 100 members in our Ravelry group. By being a member of the group, you will be entered in the drawing. So, now is the perfect time to join if you haven't already.

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.

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!