Saturday, 27 July 2013

August 2013 Crafty Photo A Day Challenge

We had such fun last month with our first month of the Crafty Photo A Day Challenge. It was such fun that we have decided to continue!

So without further ado, here are the prompts for August:

So, how can you participate???? Well, there are actually several ways:
INSTAGRAM - Honestly, Instagram will be the primary arena for participating in this challenge. Simply take your photo, add a caption to it, tag it with the hashtag #GGKCraftyPAD and share it. By adding the hashtag #GGKCraftyPAD , others who are participating will be able to see the pictures that have been shared for the daily prompts. C.C. is on Instagram as cc_almon so make sure to friend her if you haven't already.

RAVELRY - In our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast, there will be a monthly thread where you can share your photos.

TWITTER - You can also share on Twitter by taking a photo and uploading it to Twitter along with the hashtag #GGKCraftyPAD . Follow us on Twitter as geekygirlsknit.

FACEBOOK - Feel free to share with your friends on your own Facebook profile page or on the Geeky Girls Knit Facebook page.

OTHER PLACES - Feel free to share your photos other places like your own blog, Tumblr, Flickr, etc. Be creative and then tell us about it! :-)

How will you remember what the daily prompts are???? Again, there are several ways:
~Save the image above to your phone or your computer and check it daily. Maybe even make it your wallpaper.
~Bookmark this post in your web browser and come back daily for the next prompt.
~Save this monthly Google Calendar as a bookmark in your web browser or even add the Google Calendar to your own Google Calendars.
~Follow us on Instagram as cc_almon and/or on Twitter as geekygirlsknit as we'll be posting the prompt for that day at some point during the day.

What do the prompts mean???? Well, most of them are self explanatory and/or open to your own interpretation. Here's what some of the abbreviations mean though:
UFO - Unfinished Object
FO - Finished Object
WIP - Work In Progress
If you have questions about any of the specific prompts, feel free to comment on this post or contact us via Ravelry, email, Twitter, Instagram, etc. and we'll be glad to guide you in the direction we were thinking.

Most of all, we just want to encourage you to be creative. We hope this is as fun for yall as it is for us!!! Can't wait to see your photos!

And don't forget, each day, we will choose our favorite 2 photos and they will be shared in the podcast and show notes for the podcast following that prompt (so we share one week's worth at a time). There are so many great photos and we can't pick all of them, but we love looking at everyone's!

Until next time,
Happy Knitting!

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Episode 48 ~ In Which There’s Videos Galore (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 48 ~ In Which There’s Videos Galore



Show Notes:

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

C.C. -
~Drizzle for Me on US5 (3.75mm), Berroco Geode in the Moss Agate colorway

~leethal Adventure Knit-a-long! Gold Route on US4 (3.5mm), Cormo Fingering in Grey colorway

~leethal Adventure Knit-a-long! Orange Trail on US3 (3.25mm), Crystal Palace Yarns Panda Superwash in the Bittersweet colorway and Knit One, Crochet Too Crock-O-Dye in the Candy colorway

~leethal Adventure Knit-a-long! Green Byway on US1.5 (2.5mm), Farmhouse Yarns Fannie's Fingering Weight in Clay colorway

Finished Projects -
Damaris -
~Sir JARVIS the Cephalopod on US8 (5.0mm), Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Prints in the Charcoal Print colorway and Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! Solids in the Soft Blue colorway

C.C. -
~None

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

~Stash Dash in The Knit Girllls Podcast group. C.C. is participating. Are you?


~Rewatched The Chronicles Of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe, The Chronicles of Narnia: Prince Caspian, & The Chronicles of Narnia: Voyage Of The Dawn Treader,
finished watching Granada's The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes,
watching Agatha Christie's Marple &
continuing the grand rewatching of all 7 series of Doctor Who before the 50th anniversary in November - in series 5

~Nothing to Prove - Geek Girls & the Doubleclicks


~SPOILER! BBC Sherlock

~BBC Proms Doctor Who





~Comic Con stalking






~The 12th Doctor Audition Scripts - http://doctorwhotv.co.uk/the-12th-doctor-audition-scripts-51955.htm

~Instagram GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - more details here

We're picking our favorite 2 each day to share with you (plus my pic from each day).







If you have suggestions for August prompts, please let us know. We'll be working on pulling the prompts together in the next couple of days.

~Scotland update - Countdown continues! Fundraiser on our website with prize giveaways (jewelry, knitting patterns, hand knitted items, Doctor Who items, books, etc.). Winners of the giveaways will be drawn on Sunday, August 11 - http://scotland.thealmons.com
Daisypath Vacation tickers

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 Ozma of Oz and Dorthy and the Wizard of Oz

~Continuum - 2.7 Second Degree - Next is 2.8 Second Listen on 26/07/13

July Hip to Be Square KAL -

*Runs from July 1st through July 31st

*Any project counts as long as it is square (we're thinking dishcloths, washcloths, hotpads, blanket squares, etc. ~ if you wonder if a project will work, just ask and we'll let you know)

*Your project must be begun no earlier than July 1st and finished no later than July 31st (if you have a large project such as a log cabin blanket or the like that you have begun earlier but that will be finished in July that you want to use in this KAL, contact us for approval)

*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 project you finish and 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 project in the Ravelry thread for July Hip to Be Square 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 GGK2013JulySquareKAL

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1st August and winner drawn on the next podcast following that.

*There is a July Hip to Be Square KAL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Misc. -

~Geeky Girls Knit Buttons - if you're interested, email geekygirlsknit@thealmons.com or PM C.C. on Ravelry JavaPurl

~200 member prize draw coming soon - come join our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast or if you're already a member, invite a friend - everyone who is a member when we reach 200 members is entered to win a prize

~Geeky Girls Knit Virtual Knit Night (VKN)
next is Friday, 02/08/13 at 1pm central (last one until after move)

~special KAL for our podiversary month coming in August; details next week

~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, 17 July 2013

Episode 47 ~ In Which the Countdown to Scotland Begins



Show Notes:

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

~Sir JARVIS the Cephalopod on US8 (5.0mm), Lion Brand Vanna's Choice Prints in the Charcoal Print colorway and Hobby Lobby I Love This Yarn! Solids in the Soft Blue colorway

C.C. -
~Drizzle for Me on US5 (3.75mm), Berroco Geode in the Moss Agate colorway

~leethal Adventure Knit-a-long! Gold Route on US4 (3.5mm), Cormo Fingering in Grey colorway

~leethal Adventure Knit-a-long! Orange Trail on US3 (3.25mm), Crystal Palace Yarns Panda Superwash in the Bittersweet colorway and Knit One, Crochet Too Crock-O-Dye in the Candy colorway

~leethal Adventure Knit-a-long! Green Byway on US1.5 (2.5mm), Farmhouse Yarns Fannie's Fingering Weight in Clay colorway

Finished Projects -
Damaris -
~None

C.C. -
~Dandy Sir Cephalopod for Baby on US2 (2.75mm), Schachenmayr SMC Bravo Rainbow Color in the Circus colorway

~Stripey Everyday Socks on US1 (2.25mm), Brown Sheep Wildfoote Luxury Sock in Lilac Desert and Little Lilac colorways

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

~NEW PATTERN RELEASE - Lola's Ziga-Zaga Scarf & Fingerless Gloves, watch the episode for a $1 off coupon code valid from Wednesday, July 10, 2013, through Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at 11:59pm central time

~Stash Dash in The Knit Girllls Podcast group. C.C. is participating. Are you?


~Watched The Soloist,
watching Granada's The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes,
finished watching Covert Affairs - season 3 and started season 4 when it aired on Tuesday,
watching Agatha Christie's Marple &
continuing the grand rewatching of all 7 series of Doctor Who before the 50th anniversary in November - in series 5

~Instagram GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - more details here

We're picking our favorite 2 each day to share with you (plus my pic from each day).








~Scotland update - Visas, Plane Tickets, Countdown Begins! Fundraiser on our website with prize giveaways (jewelry, knitting patterns, hand knitted items, Doctor Who items, books, etc.) - http://scotland.thealmons.com
Daisypath Vacation tickers

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 - finished The Marvelous Land of Oz and currently reading Ozma of Oz

~Continuum - 2.6 Second Truths - Next is 2.7 Second Degree on 19/07/13

July Hip to Be Square KAL -

*Runs from July 1st through July 31st

*Any project counts as long as it is square (we're thinking dishcloths, washcloths, hotpads, blanket squares, etc. ~ if you wonder if a project will work, just ask and we'll let you know)

*Your project must be begun no earlier than July 1st and finished no later than July 31st (if you have a large project such as a log cabin blanket or the like that you have begun earlier but that will be finished in July that you want to use in this KAL, contact us for approval)

*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 project you finish and 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 project in the Ravelry thread for July Hip to Be Square 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 GGK2013JulySquareKAL

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1st August and winner drawn on the next podcast following that.

*There is a July Hip to Be Square KAL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Misc. -

~Geeky Girls Knit Buttons - if you're interested, email geekygirlsknit@thealmons.com or PM C.C. on Ravelry JavaPurl

~200 member prize draw coming soon - come join our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast or if you're already a member, invite a friend - everyone who is a member when we reach 200 members is entered to win a prize

~Geeky Girls Knit Virtual Knit Night (VKN)
2 per month (the first Friday at 1pm central and the third Friday at 6pm central)
next is Friday, 19/07/13 at 6pm central
and then Friday, 02/08/13 at 1pm central (last one until after move)

~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!

Episode 47 ~ In Which the Countdown to Scotland Begins (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, 11 July 2013

Episode 46 ~ In Which Lola’s Ziga Zaga is Live (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 46 ~ In Which Lola’s Ziga Zaga is Live

Show Notes:

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

C.C. -
~Stripey Everyday Socks on US1 (2.25mm), Brown Sheep Wildfoote Luxury Sock in Lilac Desert and Little Lilac colorways

Finished Projects -
Damaris -
~Dr. Joan H. Watson's Jumper on US4 (3.5mm), Berroco Vintage in the Oats colorway - sleeve #2 is complete!

C.C. -
~I Heart Heart Doctor Who Dishcloth - For Scotland Set #1 on US6 (4.0mm), I Love This Cotton! in the Royalty colorway

~Doctor Who Simple Dalek Dishcloth - For Scotland Set #2 on US6 (4.0mm), I Love This Cotton! in the Seagull colorway

~Doctor Who The Angels Have the Blue Box Dishcloth - For Scotland Set #2 on US6 (4.0mm), I Love This Cotton! in the Seagull colorway

~I Heart Heart Doctor Who Dishcloth - For Scotland Set #2 on US6 (4.0mm), I Love This Cotton! in the Seagull & Camelot colorways

~Leftovers Washcloth on US6 (4.0mm), I Love This Cotton! in the Camelot, Pale Denim, & Royalty colorways

~NEW PATTERN RELEASE - Lola's Ziga-Zaga Scarf & Fingerless Gloves, watch the episode for a $1 off coupon code valid from Wednesday, July 10, 2013, through Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at 11:59pm central time

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

~Stash Dash in The Knit Girllls Podcast group. C.C. is participating. Are you?


~Leethal Adventure Knit-A-Long! - C.C. is participating. Are you?

~Watched Willow & The Last Starfighter,
watching Granada's The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes,
watching Covert Affairs - season 3,
watched New Girl - season 1, &
continuing the grand rewatching of all 7 series of Doctor Who before the 50th anniversary in November - in series 5

~SPOILER!!!!!!!!!!! about Elementary Season 2

~Instagram GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - more details here

We're picking our favorite 2 each day to share with you (plus my pic from each day).








~Scotland update - Fundraiser on our website with prize giveaways (jewelry, knitting patterns, hand knitted items, Doctor Who items, books, etc.) - http://scotland.thealmons.com

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!

~finally finished Starflower (Tales of Goldstone Wood Book #4) sent to us by Angie (Sundaisy920)

~The Complete Wizard of Oz Collection by L. Frank Baum - finished The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and currently reading The Marvelous Land of Oz

~Continuum - 2.5 Second Opinion - Next is 2.6 Second Truths on 12/07/13

~Warehouse 13 - 4.20 The Truth Hurts (season finale) - last 6 episodes coming in 2014

July Hip to Be Square KAL -

*Runs from July 1st through July 31st

*Any project counts as long as it is square (we're thinking dishcloths, washcloths, hotpads, blanket squares, etc. ~ if you wonder if a project will work, just ask and we'll let you know)

*Your project must be begun no earlier than July 1st and finished no later than July 31st (if you have a large project such as a log cabin blanket or the like that you have begun earlier but that will be finished in July that you want to use in this KAL, contact us for approval)

*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 project you finish and 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 project in the Ravelry thread for July Hip to Be Square 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 GGK2013JulySquareKAL

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1st August and winner drawn on the next podcast following that.

*There is a July Hip to Be Square KAL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Misc. -

~Geeky Girls Knit Buttons - if you're interested, email geekygirlsknit@thealmons.com or PM C.C. on Ravelry JavaPurl

~200 member prize draw coming soon - come join our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast or if you're already a member, invite a friend - everyone who is a member when we reach 200 members is entered to win a prize

~Geeky Girls Knit Virtual Knit Night (VKN)
2 per month (the first Friday at 1pm central and the third Friday at 6pm central)
next one is Friday, July 5th at 1pm central

~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!