Thursday, 25 April 2013

Episode 35 ~ In Which C.C. Screams at the People Inside the TV (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 35 ~ In Which C.C. Screams at the People Inside the TV



Show Notes:

On the Needles -
Damaris -
~Dr. Joan H. Watson's Jumper on US4 (3.5mm), Berroco Vintage in the Oats colorway

C.C. -
~Currently Unnamed Baby Blanket Design on US5 (3.75mm), in leftover soft baby color yarns

~There and Back Again Socks on US 1.5 (2.5mm), Knit Picks Comfy Fingering Weight in the Bison & Peony colorways

~Graham Hat #2 on US 6 (4.0mm) & US 8 (5.0mm), in I Love This Wool! Ombres in the Camostyle colorway

Finished Projects -
Damaris -
~Yarn-bombing Mamma's headphones with Mondial Vulcano in the multi-color colorway

C.C. -
~Washcloth #1 and Washcloth #2 on US 6 (4.0mm), in I Love This Cotton! Solids & Twists in the Pale Denim colorway

~Hand Thingies for Lynn #1 on US 8 (5.0mm), in Red Heart Shimmer in the Chocolate colorway

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

~Hallmark Hall of Fame Movie - Remember Sunday - with Alexis Bledel from Gilmore Girls

~watched An Unearthly Child from Season 1 of Classic Doctor Who: The Beginning

~Les Miserables

~KnerdGirl Knits totally cracked us up on their last episode - apparently we’re doppelgangers - LOL! ❤ Kris & Kaity! - If you don’t watch, you should!

~new needles - Options Interchangeable Nickel Plated Circular Knitting Needle Set

~goodies from Wolfe Farms

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 Sherlock Holmes: All 4 Novels and 56 Short Stories - The Return of Sherlock Holmes (short story collection) and The Valley of Fear

~Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes by Shauna Niequist

~Heartless (Tales of Goldstone Wood Book #1) and Veiled Rose (Tales of Goldstone Wood Book #2) by Anne Elisabeth Stengl (planning to read the rest of the series including Starflower (Tales of Goldstone Wood Book #4) sent to us by Angie (Sundaisy920)

~Psych - 7.8 Right Turn or Left for Dead - Next is 7.9 Juliet Wears the Pantsuit on 24/04/13

~Once Upon a Time - 2.19 Lacey - Next is 2.20 The Evil Queen on 28/04/13

~Defiance - 1.2 Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go - Next is 1.3 The Devil in the Dark on 29/04/13

~Revolution - 1.14 The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia - Next is 1.15 Home on 29/04/13

~NCIS - 10.21 Berlin - Next is 10.22 Revenge on 30/04/13

~Doctor Who - 7.10 Hide - Next is 7.11 Journey to the Centre of the TARDIS on 27/04/13

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) (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 on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Misc. -

~Geeky Girls Knit Virtual Knit Night (VKN)
*Friday night the 26th at 6pm (central time)
*Tuesday afternoon the 30th at 1pm (central time)
*watch Plurk, Twitter, Facebook, & Ravelry for the link

~Next KAL - May Geeky KAL
*any fandom, TV show, movie, book, video game, web comic, etc. - if you can convince us it’s geeky, it counts!
*starts Wednesday 01/05/13 and ends Friday 31/05/13

~From Cristy Ray - I am the Superintendent for the Children's Tent at the Estes Park Wool Market on June 8-9. I took over this position last year, and am working very hard to have hands-on activities to introduce children to our wonderful fiber world. I am looking for donations of fiber and yarns for the demonstrations and the take home crafting activities. The consumable materials go quickly, and with Spring Cleaning around the corner, I thought that maybe some of your viewers might have some old acrylic, or old funky colors of wool that they might like to find a home for. People can reach me at shescrafty123@yahoo.com or by private message - cristyray on Plurk and Ravelry.

~dragonfly7673 (Vicki) from the Dragonfly Soars podcast is fundraising for her son’s friend who’s sister has Cystic Fibrosis. The family is participating in the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation’s Great Strides walk in Madison, WI. More details here: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/dragonflysoars-podcast/2535626 And if you donate and let Vicki know, you’ll be entered to win one of several prizes including 2 of my patterns. Deadline to donate is May 15th.

~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!

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Episode 34 ~ In Which We Love Our Yummies & You Too! (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 34 ~ In Which We Love Our Yummies & You Too!



Show Notes:

On the Needles -
Damaris -
~Dr. Joan H. Watson's Jumper on US4 (3.5mm), Berroco Vintage in the Oats colorway

~Yarn-bombing Mamma's headphones with Mondial Vulcano in the multi-color colorway

C.C. -
~Currently Unnamed Baby Blanket Design on US5 (3.75mm), in leftover soft baby color yarns

~There and Back Again Socks on US 1.5 (2.5mm), Knit Picks Comfy Fingering Weight in the Bison & Peony colorways

Finished Projects -
Damaris -
~Preemie Hat on US 2.5 (3.0mm), in Schachenmayr SMC Bravo Rainbow Color in the Circus colorway

C.C. -
~Graham Hat on US 6 (4.0mm) & US 8 (5.0mm), in I Love This Wool! Naturals in the Umber colorway

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

~Uber - Sugar Maple Sock from Heather (boutrosbabe) at Highland Handmades - what sock pattern should I knit with it?

~new interchangeable needles (we decided on the KnitPicks Options Interchangeable Nickel Plated Circular Knitting Needle Set arriving Thursday - thanks for the suggestions!

~Scotland update ~ passports & Damaris’ birth certificate & thus her passport

~Amy (knitnmom) - Terrific Tuesday Blog Link-Up - More details here

~new haircuts

~SPOILER about NCIS season finale

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 Sherlock Holmes: All 4 Novels and 56 Short Stories - The Return of Sherlock Holmes (short story collection) and The Valley of Fear

~Bread & Wine: A Love Letter to Life Around the Table with Recipes by Shauna Niequist

~Heartless (Tales of Goldstone Wood Book #1) by Anne Elisabeth Stengl (planning to read the rest of the series including Starflower (Tales of Goldstone Wood Book #4) sent to us by Angie (Sundaisy920)

~Psych - 7.7 Deez Nups - Next is 7.8 Right Turn or Left for Dead on 17/04/13

~Revolution - preempted for news about Boston - will return with 1.14 The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia on 22/04/13

~Defiance - 1.1 Pilot - Next is 1.2 Down in the Ground Where the Dead Men Go on 22/04/13

~Doctor Who - 7.9 Cold War - Next is 7.10 Hide on 20/04/13

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) (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 on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Misc. -

~Geeky Girls Knit Virtual Knit Night (VKN)
*Friday night the 19th at 6pm (central time)
*Tuesday afternoon the 23rd at 1pm (central time)
*watch Plurk, Twitter, Facebook, & Ravelry for the link

~Thank you to the Penguin Soup Podcast for the shout outs in your most recent episodes. Love!

~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!

Thursday, 11 April 2013

Episode 33 ~ In Which We Commiserate (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 33 ~ In Which We Commiserate



Show Notes:

On the Needles -
Damaris -
~Dr. Joan H. Watson's Jumper on US4 (3.5mm), Berroco Vintage in the Oats colorway [We need suggestions for interchangeable needles after the big NEEDLE KERFUFFLE!!!! of 2013.]

C.C. -
~Currently Unnamed Baby Blanket Design on US5 (3.75mm), in leftover soft baby color yarns
~There and Back Again Socks on US 1.5 (2.5mm), Knit Picks Comfy Fingering Weight in the Bison & Peony colorways

Finished Projects -

~Nothing to See Here

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

~Winners of my Rescue Me, Chin Boy, and Show Me the Stars (Doctor Who Inspired Socks) refund (get the pattern for free) contest - Paula, Coleen3, & Fluzz
~Happy Hand Lotion for Knitters from Happy Hands Store on Etsy - my favorite scents are Hippie Chick and Spicy Pumpkin
~April Photo Challenge via Instagram hosted by FatMumSlim
~Time with our family in New Mexico
~Doctor Who 50th Anniversary - Matt Smith Hanging from the TARDIS
~Series 3 of BBC Sherlock - Pics of Benedict & Martin - SQUEE!!!!!

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

~Doctor Who: The Angel's Kiss: A Melody Malone Mystery by Justin Richards

~Doctor Who: Summer Falls by Amelia Williams

~Arrow - 1.19 Unfinished Business - Next is 1.20 Home Invasion on 24/04/13

~Psych - 7.6 Cirque du Soul - Next is 7.7 Deez Nups on 10/04/13

~Person of Interest - 2.19 Trojan Horse - Next is 2.20 In Extremis on 18/04/13

~Elementary - 1.19 Snow Angels - Next is 1.20 Dead Man's Switch on 25/04/13
AMBUCLYDE!!!!!! & How Sherlock Talks to Watson

~Revolution - 1.13 The Song Remains the Same - Next is 1.14 The Night the Lights Went Out in Georgia on 15/04/13

~NCIS - 10.20 Chasing Ghosts - Next is 10.21 Berlin on 23/04/13

~Doctor Who - 7.8 The Rings of Akhaten - Next is 7.9 Cold War on 13/04/13
Take My Memories. No Time. No Space. Just Me. & The Doctor's Soliloquy

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) (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 on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Misc. -

~Geeky Girls Knit Virtual Knit Night (VKN), Friday night the 12th at 6pm (central time) - watch Plurk, Twitter, & Ravelry for the link
~Thank you to the Dragonfly Soars Podcast and the Wolfe Farms Podcast for the shout outs in your most recent episodes. Love!
~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!

Thursday, 4 April 2013

Episode 32 ~ In Which Squee!!!!!!!, It’s Doctor Who! (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 32 ~ In Which Squee!!!!!!!, It’s Doctor Who!



Show Notes:

On the Needles -
Damaris -
~Dr. Joan H. Watson's Jumper on US6 (4.0mm), Berroco Vintage in the Oats colorway

C.C. -
~Currently Unnamed Baby Blanket Design on US5 (3.75mm), in leftover soft baby color yarns
~There and Back Again Socks on US 1.5 (2.5mm), Knit Picks Comfy Fingering Weight in the Bison & Peony colorways

Finished Projects -
C.C. -
~Level Up Socks on US 1.5 (2.5mm), Knit Picks Stroll Tonal in the Summer Blooms Tonal colorway
~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
Released 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 -
~Sherlock Scarf on US7 (4.5mm), Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 in the Midnight Blue colorway

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

C.C. -
~Call the Midwife
~Midsomer Murders
~burgundy hair


Damaris -
~Whales


Both -
~traveling to see family this weekend

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 Sherlock Holmes: All 4 Novels and 56 Short Stories - The Return of Sherlock Holmes (short story collection)
~Doctor Who: The Angel's Kiss: A Melody Malone Mystery by Justin Richards
~Arrow - 1.18 Salvation - Next is 1.19 Unfinished Business on 03/04/13
~Psych - 7.5 100 Clues - Next is 7.6 Cirque du Soul on 03/04/13
~Revolution - 1.12 Ghosts - Next is 1.13 The Song Remains the Same on 08/04/13
~Doctor Who - 7.7 The Bells of Saint John - Next is 7.8 The Rings of Akhaten on 06/04/13





From ecclebutt

March Hat KAL -

*21 finished hats (plus my 6 hats) = 27 hats total!!!!! Amazing for our first KAL!
*Winners are: Smalltownjen and beaglemomknitter

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) (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 on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Misc. -

~If you're interested in a Geeky Girls Knit Virtual Knit Night (VKN), please go vote in the polls on Ravelry - http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/geeky-girls-knit-podcast/2519702
~Thank you to the KnerdGirl Knits Podcast and the Yarnivore Podcast for the shout outs in your most recent episodes. Love!
~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!