Thursday, 28 February 2013

Episode 27 ~ In Which We Announce a KAL & a Winner (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 27 ~ In Which We Announce a KAL & a Winner



Show Notes:

On the Needles -
Damaris -
~Sherlock Scarf on US7 (4.5mm), Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 in the Midnight Blue colorway

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. -
~Socks On a Plane on US1.5 (2.5mm), Berroco Comfort Sock in the Beach House colorway

Damaris -
~Nonw

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

C.C. -
~our first time to participate in a VKN (Virtual Knit Night)
~Star Trek: Enterprise
~loads of new to me podcasts (The Fiberista Files, Girlfriends Knitting, His and Hers Video Podcast, Knitabulls, Singlehanded Knits, Wolfe Farms, Yarnivore)
~my Doctor Who/Tigger shirt (I got it from one of those t-shirt a day sites, so it's no longer available from there, but here is another place to buy one [at a higher cost though])


Damaris -
~20 Questions
~Buffy the Vampire Slayer & Angel


Both -
~more Disney animated movies ~ The Adventures of Ichabod & Mr. Toad & The Hunchback of Notre Dame

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 -
~The Complete Sherlock Holmes: All 4 Novels and 56 Short Stories - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (short story collection)

C.C. -
~The Complete Sherlock Holmes: All 4 Novels and 56 Short Stories - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (short story collection)

We’re changing up the way we talk about tv. We’ll be hitting the high points (or low points) of the episode that impacts us rather than doing full recaps of the episodes. We felt overwhelmed trying to keep up with all the recaps, so we’re going to try it this way instead.

Both -
~Arrow - 1.15 Dodger - Next is 1.16 Dead to Rights on 27/02/13
~Person of Interest - 2.16 Relevance - Next is 2.17 Proteus on 07/03/13
~Elementary - 1.17 Possibility Two - Next is ?
~Zero Hour - 1.2 Face - Next is 1.3 Pendulum on 28/02/13
~Merlin - 5.8 The Hollow Queen - Next is 5.9 With All My Heart on 08/03/13
~Bunheads - 1.18 Next! (this was the season finale)
~Continuum - 1.7 The Politics of Time - Next is 1.8 Playtime on 04/03/13
~NCIS - 10.16 Detour - Next is 10.17 Prime Suspect on 05/03/13

Trivia -

~8 Weeks. 8 Questions. 1 Winner.
~Last week's question: In the Doctor Who Series 5 episode The Beast Below, Scotland refused to do something. What did they refuse to do?
~The answer: Scotland refused to be a part of Starship UK, instead building their own ship.
~Congratulations to a1dawen for answering the question correctly & earning 1 entry in the drawing!

~And the winner of the 8 Weeks. 8 Questions. 1 Winner. Trivia Contest is: fourpeanuts!!!!!!!!!!
~fourpeanuts, check your PMs or send me a PM

Misc. -
Thanks to Carolyn of the Girlfriends Knitting Podcast for the shout out in her podcast. Check her out. She is adorable!

March Hat KAL
*Any hat pattern is acceptable
*Any hat counts as long as you start & finish it in March
*Feel free to double-dip in other KALs as long as it fits in with other rules
*At least 1 prize will be awarded, maybe more depending on how many participants we have
*Each hat you finish & post counts as 1 entry into the giveaway
*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 finished photo of each hat in the Ravelry thread for March Hat 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 GGK2013MarchHatKAL
*Thread will be locked the morning of 1st April and winner drawn on the next podcast following that.
*There will also be a March Hat KAL Chatter thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.
*Carolyn from the Girlfriends Knitting Podcast has released two baby hat patterns (Little Boy Blue - Simple Hat & Cat's in the Cradle). You can use this coupon code for $1 off - gfkkal. She’s also having a KAL in her Ravelry group that you can enter your hat in along with the GGK Hat KAL.

C.C. is now on Plurk.

We'll be doing a prize drawing when we have 100 members in our Ravelry group. We're at 87 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, 21 February 2013

Episode 26 ~ In Which We Make a HUGE Announcement (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 26 ~ In Which We Make a HUGE Announcement



Show Notes:

On the Needles -
Damaris -
~Sherlock Scarf on US7 (4.5mm), Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 in the Midnight Blue colorway

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
~Socks On a Plane on US1.5 (2.5mm), Berroco Comfort Sock in the Beach House colorway

Finished Projects -
C.C. -
~None

Damaris -
~Preemie Hat on US2.5 (3.0mm), Schachenmayr SMC Bravo Rainbow Color in Circus colorway

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

C.C. -
~Spoon Stitch Markers from Smiling Turtle
~Sweet Nothing Swap hosted by YarnMiracle, I received my gifts from NanJo


Damaris -
~Doctor Who Decal - Crack in the Universe for her new to her Chromebook from DecalOwl on Etsy
~221B decal for her new to her Chromebook from Perfectly Aligned on Etsy


Both -
~more Disney animated movies ~ The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh & Bambi

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 -
~The Complete Sherlock Holmes: All 4 Novels and 56 Short Stories - The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (short story collection)

C.C. -
~The Shekinah Legacy (A Charlotte Ansari Thriller) by Gary Lindberg

We’re changing up the way we talk about tv. We’ll be hitting the high points (or low points) of the episode that impacts us rather than doing full recaps of the episodes. We felt overwhelmed trying to keep up with all the recaps, so we’re going to try it this way instead.

Both -
~Arrow - 1.14 The Odyssey - Next is 1.15 Dodger on 20/02/13
~Person of Interest - 2.15 Booked Solid - Next is 2.16 Relevance on 21/02/13
~Elementary - 1.16 Details - Next is 1.17 Possibility Two on 21/02/13
~Zero Hour - 1.1 Strike - Next is 1.2 Face on 21/02/13
~Merlin - 5.7 A Lesson in Vengeance - Next is 5.8 The Hollow Queen on 22/02/13
~Once Upon a Time - 2.14 Manhattan - Next is 2.15 The Queen Is Dead on 03/03/13
~Bunheads - 1.17 It's Not a Mint - Next is 1.18 Next! on 25/02/13 - If you're a fan, come join the Bunheads TV Show Ravelry Group that C.C. leads.
~Continuum - 1.6 Time's Up - Next is 1.7 The Politics of Time on 25/02/13
~NCIS - 10.15 Hereafter - Next is 10.16 Detour on 26/02/13

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: Joss Whedon's production company is called Mutant Enemy. Who provides the voice of their mascot who says "Grrr...Arrgh"?
~The answer: Joss Whedon
~Congratulations to Enid, a1dawen, Angeiship, & fourpeanuts for answering the question correctly & earning 1 entry in the drawing!

~This week's question (and final question of this trivia challenge): In the Doctor Who Series 5 episode The Beast Below, Scotland refused to do something. What did they refuse to do?
~Deadline to answer is Wednesday 27/02/13 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. -
Our big announcement!!!!!

Thanks to Kelly of TheCharmingLochie podcast for the mention in her podcast. Check her wonderful podcast out. Her accent is lovely!

We'll be doing a prize drawing when we have 100 members in our Ravelry group. We're at 80 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, 14 February 2013

Episode 25 ~ In Which There’s Magic & Something Big Is Coming (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 25 ~ In Which There’s Magic & Something Big Is Coming



Show Notes:

On the Needles -
Damaris -
~Preemie Hat on US2.5 (3.0mm), Schachenmayr SMC Bravo Rainbow Color in Circus colorway

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. -
~None

Damaris -
~None

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

C.C. -
~my new silver Samsung Chromebook
~pink Knit Love decal for my Chromebook from Lewa's Designs on Etsy


Damaris -
~card & chocolate from our sweet friend & viewer Enid
~Lucy's Cordial Necklace (from the Chronicles of Narnia) rediscovered in a box of her treasures :)
~221B decal for her new to her Chromebook from Perfectly Aligned on Etsy
~Damaris now has a tumblr ~ http://damarisisabitweird.tumblr.com/


Both -
~more Disney animated movies ~ Peter Pan, 101 Dalmatians, & Lady and the Tramp
~Cabin Pressure: the Collected Series (download for free here: http://nikolai-tesla.livejournal.com/523.html).

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 -
~The Complete Sherlock Holmes: All 4 Novels and 56 Short Stories - we're just finishing The Sign of the Four

C.C. -
~Inspiration and Incarnation: Evangelicals and the Problem of the Old Testament by Peter Enns
~Free-Range Knitter: The Yarn Harlot Writes Again by Stephanie Pearl-McPhee

Both -
~NCIS - 10.14 Canary - Next is 10.15 Hereafter on 2/19/13
~Arrow - 1.13 Betrayal - Next is 1.14 The Odyssey on 2/13/13
~Person of Interest - 2.14 One Percent - Next is 2.15 Booked Solid on 2/14/13
~Elementary - 1.15 A Giant Gun, Filled with Drugs - Next is 1.16 Details on 2/14/13
~Merlin - 5.6 The Dark Tower - Next is 5.7 A Lesson in Vengeance on 2/15/13
~Once Upon a Time - 2.13 Tiny - Next is 2.14 Manhattan on 2/17/13
~Bunheads - 1.16 There's Nothing Worse Than a Pantsuit - Next is 1.17 It's Not a Mint on 2/18/13 - If you're a fan, come join the Bunheads TV Show Ravelry Group that C.C. leads.
~Continuum - 1.5 A Test of Time - Next is 1.6 Time's Up on 2/18/13

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: Which actor that played one of the Lovegood's in Harry Potter portrayed a fairy tale character in a mini-series about pirates? What fairy tale character did he play?
~The answer: Rhys Ifans played Captain Hook in Neverland
~Congratulations to a1dawen, Angeiship, & fourpeanuts for answering the question correctly & earning 2 entries in the drawing!

~This week's question: Joss Whedon's production company is called Mutant Enemy. Who provides the voice of their mascot who says "Grrr...Arrgh"?
~Deadline to answer is Wednesday 2/20 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 getting close to 80 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!