Thursday, 28 March 2013

Episode 31 ~ In Which There Are Spoilers (But We Warn You) (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 31 ~ In Which There Are Spoilers (But We Warn You)



Show Notes:

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

C.C. -
~Hibernating - Currently Unnamed Baby Blanket Design on US5 (3.75mm), in leftover soft baby color yarns
~Level Up Socks on US 1.5 (2.5mm), Knit Picks Stroll Tonal in the Summer Blooms Tonal colorway

Finished Projects -
C.C. -
~A Hat for J.R. on US 6 (4.0 mm), Yarn Bee Soft Secret in the Navy, Red, & White colorways - I need test knitters for this project. email me: javapurl@thealmons.com
~A Hat for Dad W. on US 6 (4.0mm), Yarn Bee Soft Secret in the Fog & Navy colorways - I need 1 more test knitter for this project. email me: javapurl@thealmons.com
~Rescue Me, Chin Boy, and Show Me the Stars (Doctor Who inspired socks) on US 1 (2.25 mm), Kraemer Yarns Sterling Silk & Silver in the Victorian Dusk colorway
Releasing on Friday, March 29, 2013, just in time for Doctor Who Series 7 Part 2 which airs beginning Saturday, March 30, 2013.
Huge thanks to my amazing test knitters: Amy (Knitnmom), Julee (Crojulee), and Jennie (javajennie)
For the first week after this pattern releases, after you purchase this pattern, send me a private message on Ravelry (send the private message to JavaPurl) with the Ravelry username of 1 person you want to gift this pattern to and I will gift it to them (and let them know you’re the one who gave it to them) for FREE!!!!! I will process all of the free gifted pattern by midnight (central time) on April 10th.
In addition, for the first week after this pattern releases, for every 10 purchases of this pattern, I will do a random number generator and the chosen number/person will receive a refund of the purchase price of this pattern. I will announce everyone who is a winner (who will receive a refund) on the Geeky Girls Knit Podcast on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 and will process all the refunds by midnight (central time) on April 10th.
Both of these offers are valid from Friday, March 29, 2013 through Saturday, April 6, 2013 at midnight (central time) only. You must contact me no later than midnight (central time) on April 6th if you purchase the pattern and want to gift it to a friend for free. After that time, the offer will no longer be valid.

Damaris -
~None

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

C.C. -
~Psychedelic Frogs project bag from GirlCaveBags on Etsy
~It’s Good to be a Girl shawl pattern designed by Chrissy Prange gifted to me on RAP Tuesday by Amanda (knittingmummyof6)
~Call the Midwife - both of the first two episodes made me cry!


Damaris -
~Drizzle hat designed by Mel Ski gifted to me on RAP Tuesday by Amanda (knittingmummyof6)


Both -
~Sherlock Series 3 spoiler stuff
~Doctor Who Series 7 Part 2 trailers/clips & rewatching Part 1 of Series 1 in preparation for the new episodes starting 30/03/13
Demon's Run: Two Days Later




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 Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (short story collection) & The Hound of the Baskervilles

C.C. -
~The Complete Sherlock Holmes: All 4 Novels and 56 Short Stories - The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (short story collection) & The Hound of the Baskervilles

Both -
~Arrow - 1.17 The Huntress Returns - Next is 1.18 Salvation on 27/03/13
~Psych - 7.4 No Country for Two Old Men - Next is 7.5 100 Clues on 27/03/13
~Once Upon a Time - 2.18 Selfless, Brave and True - Next is 2.19 Lacey on 21/04/13
~Revolution - 1.11 The Stand - Next is 1.12 Ghosts on 01/04/13
~NCIS - 10.19 Squall - 10.20 Chasing Ghosts on 09/04/13

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.

April UFO KAL -

*Any project counts as long as it was started before 11:59pm (central time) on Sunday, March 31, 2013
*The project then must be completed by Tuesday, April 30, 2013
*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 UFO 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 finished UFO in the Ravelry thread for April UFO KAL ~ FO Pics Only (No Chatter) [Look for that thread to be started over the weekend] (if you’re not on Ravelry, contact me & we’ll make other arrangements) & tag your project page with the following tag GGK2013AprilUFOKAL
*Thread will be locked the morning of 1st May and winner drawn on the next podcast following that.
*There will also be an April UFO KAL Chatter thread [Look for that thread to be started over the weekend] on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Misc. -

~Scotland update
~A big thank you to horselovin, KnitnMom (Amy), & iggystar71 (Vicky) for the reviews left for us on iTunes. Thank you also to those who have left a star rating for us. We love you!
~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
~ 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!

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Episode 30 ~ In Which I Dream of Alfredo



Show Notes:

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

C.C. -
~Hibernating - Currently Unnamed Baby Blanket Design on US5 (3.75mm), in leftover soft baby color yarns
~Level Up Socks on US 1.5 (2.5mm), Knit Picks Stroll Tonal in the Summer Blooms Tonal colorway

Finished Projects -
C.C. -
~Camden Cap for Me on US 5 (3.75 mm) & US 6 (4.0 mm), Kraemer Yarns Perfection Worsted in the Quartz & Sky colorways
~A Hat for Dad W. on US 6 (4.0mm), Yarn Bee Soft Secret in the Fog & Navy colorways
~Rescue Me, Chin Boy, and Show Me the Stars (Doctor Who inspired socks) on US 1 (2.25 mm), Kraemer Yarns Sterling Silk & Silver in the Victorian Dusk colorway; this is my new pattern design that will be released next Friday, 29th March; you'll have the opportunity to get it for free in two different ways ~ each person who buys the pattern will be able to name one person they want me to gift the pattern to for free AND for every 10 patterns that are purchased, I will use the random number generator to pick 1 person who will have the purchase price refunded to them

Damaris -
~None

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

C.C. -
~eyeglass cases & cute tatted button charm from celtat on Etsy


Damaris -
~Florence + the Machine
~Ava’s Demon


Both -
~Doctor Who Series 7 Part 2 trailers/clips & rewatching Part 1 of Series 1 in preparation for the new episodes starting 30/03/13





~Time Job shirts (Firefly/Doctor Who mashup) from TeeFury
~Weeping Angel Cat

~more Disney animated movies - Tarzan

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 Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (short story collection) & The Hound of the Baskervilles

C.C. -
~The Complete Sherlock Holmes: All 4 Novels and 56 Short Stories - The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (short story collection) & The Hound of the Baskervilles
~The Clear Light of Day by Penelope Wilcock
~Promised to Another by Laura V. Hilton

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 -
~Psych - 7.3 Lassie Jerky - Next is 7.4 No Country for Two Old Men on 20/03/13
~Person of Interest - 2.18 All In - Next is 2.19 Trojan Horse on ??04/04/13??
~Elementary - 1.18 Déjà Vu All Over Again - Next is 1.19 ? on ??04/04/13??
~Once Upon a Time - 2.17 Welcome to Storybrooke - Next is 2.18 Selfless, Brave and True on 24/03/13
~Continuum - 1.10 End Times (season finale!)
~NCIS - 10.18 Seek - 10.19 Squall on 26/03/13

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.

Misc. -

~Scotland update
~A big thank you to Angela [beaglemomknitter] for the amazingly sweet and kind review she left for us on iTunes. Thank you also to those who have left a star rating for us. We love you!
~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
~ 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
~ 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!

Episode 30 ~ In Which I Dream of Alfredo (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/

Thursday, 14 March 2013

Episode 29 ~ In Which It’s Pajama Day & There’s Kisses (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 29 ~ In Which It’s Pajama Day & There’s Kisses



Show Notes:

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

C.C. -
~Hibernating - Currently Unnamed Baby Blanket Design on US5 (3.75mm), in leftover soft baby color yarns
~Camden Cap for Me on US 5 (3.75 mm) & US 6 (4.0 mm), Kraemer Yarns Perfection Worsted in the Quartz & Sky colorways
~A Hat for Dad W. on US 6 (4.0mm), Yarn Bee Soft Secret in the Fog & Navy colorways

Finished Projects -
C.C. -
~Camden Cap for Momma W. on US 5 (3.75 mm) & US 6 (4.0 mm), Kraemer Yarns Perfection Worsted in the Quartz & Sky colorways
~Camden Cap for Damaris on US 5 (3.75 mm) & US 6 (4.0 mm), Kraemer Yarns Perfection Worsted in the Quartz & Sky colorways

Damaris -
~None

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

C.C. -
~Design your own OOAK Jewelry Roll in Dainty Blossoms with Pink Polka interior fabrics from ShadowValleyBags on Etsy
~J.J. Heller Loved CD Review and Giveaway on my blog
~first time ever to receive a RAP - Kim (knittinbrit) gifted me Heather’s (boutrosbabe) new pattern - Level Up Socks
~Star Trek: Enterprise
~Torchwood: Miracle Day


Damaris -
~her new vlog ~ The Adventures of Moving to Scotland
~new haircut
~bought yarn
~Buffy the Vampire Slayer ~ The Body


Both -
~Sherlock - Series 4 confirmed
~more Disney animated movies - The Sword in the Stone, Winnie the Pooh (2011), Atlantis: The Lost Empire

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 Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (short story collection) & The Hound of the Baskervilles

C.C. -
~The Complete Sherlock Holmes: All 4 Novels and 56 Short Stories - The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (short story collection) & The Hound of the Baskervilles
~Waterfall, Cascade, Torrent, Bourne, & Tributary (River of Time Series) by Lisa T. Bergren

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 -
~Psych - 7.2 Juliet Takes a Luvah - Next is 7.3 Lassie Jerky on 13/03/13
~Person of Interest - 2.17 Proteus - Next is 2.18 All In on 14/03/13
~Once Upon a Time - 2.16 The Miller's Daughter - Next is 2.17 Welcome to Storybrooke on 17/03/13
~Continuum - 1.9 Family Time - Next is 1.10 End Times on 18/03/13 (season finale!)

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.

Misc. -

~Scotland update
~Huge congrats to Ravelry on their 3 millionth member!
~A big thank you to Dawn (knittinwolf) from the Wolfe Farms podcast for the shout out in their latest episode.
~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
~ 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
~ 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!

Thursday, 7 March 2013

Episode 28 ~ In Which We Have 105 Members & Someone is 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 28 ~ In Which We Have 105 Members & Someone is 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. -
~Currently Unnamed Baby Blanket Design on US5 (3.75mm), in leftover soft baby color yarns
~Camden Cap for Momma W. on US 5 (3.75 mm) & US 6 (4.0 mm), Kraemer Yarns Perfection Worsted in the Quartz & Sky colorways

Finished Projects -
C.C. -
~Junction Shawl for Mom A. on US5 (3.75mm), Knit Picks Comfy Fingering Weight in the Bison & Peony colorways
~2013 Top Down Preemie Hat #2 on US 2½ (3.0 mm), Universal Yarn Patchwork in the Island Breeze colorway

Damaris -
~None

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

C.C. -
~new glasses from Zenni Optical
~new rings from Snow Mountain Designs on Etsy


Damaris -
~her new vlog ~ The Adventures of Moving to Scotland


Both -
~Pattern Extravaganza - everyone's a winner! by TheSexyKnitter ~ Damaris got Beatriz Dress & C.C. got Sulpice Socks

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 Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (short story collection)

C.C. -
~The Complete Sherlock Holmes: All 4 Novels and 56 Short Stories - The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes (short story collection)
~Waterfall (River of Time Series) by Lisa T. Bergren

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 - 1.16 Dead to Rights - Next is 1.17 The Huntress Returns on 20/03/13
~Psych - 7.1 Santabarbaratown 2 - Next is 7.2 Juliet Takes a Luvah on 06/03/13
~Once Upon a Time - 2.15 The Queen Is Dead - Next is 2.16 The Miller's Daughter on 10/03/13
~Continuum - 1.8 Playtime - Next is 1.9 Family Time on 11/03/13
~NCIS - 10.17 Prime Suspect - Next is ?

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.

Misc. -
We have 105 members in our Ravelry Group. We drew for the winner of our 100 member giveaway on the podcast. And the winner is: mack!!!!!!!!!! I've PM'd you on Ravelry.

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
~ 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
~ 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!