Thursday, 29 August 2013

Episode 53 ~ In Which We Celebrate Our 1st Podiversary IN SCOTLAND!



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. -
~New Sock Design by ME!!! on US1.5 (2.5mm), Knit Picks Felici Fingering in the Rainbow colorway

Finished Projects -
Damaris -
~None

C.C. -
~Another Pair of Seamless Salomas Slippers for Damaris on US6 (4mm), Aurora Borealis Twist in the Venetian colorway & Bernat Denimstyle in the Skinny Pink colorway

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

~Happy First Podiversary to us!!!!!

~card from Alix (happylucky)

~stitch markers from Misty (TheNaggingKnitter) - Wired Heart Jewelry shop on Etsy

~Luna Lovegood Shirt by Megan Lara

~stitch markers from Zena (knittynatterzena) - Knittynatter shop on Etsy

~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).








more September details here


~Scotland

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 The Road to Oz and The Emerald City of Oz

~Iron Man 3

~Skyfall

~Jack the Giant Slayer

~The Big Bang Theory

~The Doctor Who Proms

~Who Do You Think You Are? - Series 10 - Episode 1. Una Stubbs

August First Podiversary KAL -

*Runs from August 1st through August 31st

*1 entry per person, any one project (knitting, crochet, weaving, spinning) that was completed since August 29, 2012 can be entered, you must connect your project with one of our podcast episode titles and tell us which one and why

*If you knit, crochet, weave, or spin an entire project between August 1, 2013 and August 31, 2013, and connect it with one of our podcast episode titles and tell us which one and why, you will get a bonus entry. (You must specify in your entry the date you started your project and the date you finished your project so that we know to give you a bonus entry.)

*Feel free to double-dip in other KALs as long as it fits in with other rules

*Depending on # of entries, our current plan is to have one random winner & one winner that is our favorite connection of project with podcast episode title. Special UK related prizes will be awarded.

*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 photo of your finished project along with the podcast episode title you are connecting it with and why (and your start and finish date if you are eligible for the bonus entry) in the Ravelry thread for August First Podiversary 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 GGK2013PodiversaryKAL

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

*There is a August First Podiversary KAL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

*For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, KALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the podcast episode in which the winner was announced goes live) to contact us to claim their prize or it will be forfeited. If this occurs, the prize will be used for another giveaway at our discretion. Thanks for understanding!

September/October/November Giftable KAL -

*Runs from September 1st through November 30th

*Any project you knit/crochet/weave/spin that is a gift for someone else (whether it’s holiday, birthday, new baby, wedding, etc.)

*Your project must be begun no earlier than September 1st and finished no later than November 30th

*Feel free to double-dip in other KALs as long as it fits in with other rules

*At least 1 prize will be awarded, probably more depending on how many participants we have

*Each project you finish and post counts as 1 entry into the giveaway (no limit on entries as long as each one follows the rules)

*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 photo of your finished project in the Ravelry thread for September/October/November Giftable 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 GGKGiftableKAL

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

*For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, KALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the podcast episode in which the winner was announced goes live) to contact us to claim their prize or it will be forfeited. If this occurs, the prize will be used for another giveaway at our discretion. Thanks for understanding!

*There is a September/October/November Giftable 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

~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.

~For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, KALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the podcast episode in which the winner was announced goes live) to contact us to claim their prize or it will be forfeited. If this occurs, the prize will be used for another giveaway at our discretion. Thanks for understanding!

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!

September 2013 Crafty Photo A Day Challenge

Without further ado, here are the prompts for September:


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) as well as on the Ravelry thread in our group. 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!

Episode 53 ~ In Which We Celebrate Our 1st Podiversary IN SCOTLAND! (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/

Wednesday, 21 August 2013

Episode 52 ~ In Which We’re On the Goodbye Tour (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 52 ~ In Which We’re On the Goodbye Tour



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. -
~Another Pair of Seamless Salomas Slippers for Damaris on US6 (4mm), Aurora Borealis Twist in the Venetian colorway & Bernat Denimstyle in the Skinny Pink colorway

Finished Projects -
Damaris -
~None

C.C. -
~Seamless Salomas Slippers for Beth on US6 (4mm), I Love This Yarn! in the Soft Blue colorway

~Another Pair of Seamless Salomas Slippers for Me! on US6 (4mm), Aurora Borealis Twist in the Venetian colorway & Bernat Denimstyle in the Skinny Pink colorway

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

~Finished watching Agatha Christie’s Poirot through Series 6

~Neil Gaman writing another episode of Doctor Who in Series 8 or 9

~
From July 31, 2013, through August 24, 2013, save a % off on all my knitting patterns. The % off amount is determined by how many days are left until we leave. For example, on July 31, 25 days are left until we leave, so you’ll save 25%. % off amount is valid from midnight through 11:59pm central time each day.

Or, take a chance! On Sunday, August 25, & Monday, August 26, 2013, we’ll be traveling to Scotland. On those 2 days (midnight on August 25 through 11:59pm on August 26 central time), a special offer is available but I’m not telling you what it is. A % off? A certain $ amount off? A buy 1, get 1 offer?

Will you chance it or buy now when you know what the % is? The coupon code for this entire event is ScotlandOrBust You can use this code numerous times so buy one pattern now, buy another later, gift a pattern to a friend, the possibilities are endless.

Questions? PM me on Ravelry at JavaPurl or email me at JavaPurl@thealmons.com :-)

~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 - Countdown continues!
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 The Road to Oz

~watching (but not discussing) Burn Notice (Season 7 - Final Season), Unforgettable (Season 2), & Covert Affairs (Season 4)

~Continuum - 2.11 Second Guessed - Next is 2.12 Second Last on 23/08/13

August First Podiversary KAL -

*Runs from August 1st through August 31st

*1 entry per person, any one project (knitting, crochet, weaving, spinning) that was completed since August 29, 2012 can be entered, you must connect your project with one of our podcast episode titles and tell us which one and why

*If you knit, crochet, weave, or spin an entire project between August 1, 2013 and August 31, 2013, and connect it with one of our podcast episode titles and tell us which one and why, you will get a bonus entry. (You must specify in your entry the date you started your project and the date you finished your project so that we know to give you a bonus entry.)

*Feel free to double-dip in other KALs as long as it fits in with other rules

*Depending on # of entries, our current plan is to have one random winner & one winner that is our favorite connection of project with podcast episode title. Special UK related prizes will be awarded.

*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 photo of your finished project along with the podcast episode title you are connecting it with and why (and your start and finish date if you are eligible for the bonus entry) in the Ravelry thread for August First Podiversary 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 GGK2013PodiversaryKAL

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

*There is a August First Podiversary KAL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

*For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, KALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the podcast episode in which the winner was announced goes live) to contact us to claim their prize or it will be forfeited. If this occurs, the prize will be used for another giveaway at our discretion. Thanks for understanding!

Misc. -


~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.

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

~For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, KALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the podcast episode in which the winner was announced goes live) to contact us to claim their prize or it will be forfeited. If this occurs, the prize will be used for another giveaway at our discretion. Thanks for understanding!

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, 14 August 2013

Episode 51 ~ In Which It’s Making Sparkles On the Screen



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. -
~Seamless Salomas Slippers for Beth on US6 (4mm), I Love This Yarn! in the Soft Blue colorway

Finished Projects -
Damaris -
~None

C.C. -
~Seamless Salomas Slippers for Damaris on US6 (4mm), Aurora Borealis Twist in the Venetian colorway

~Seamless Salomas Slippers for Me! on US6 (4mm), Bernat Denimstyle in the Skinny Pink colorway

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

~Knitted Frog on US0 (2mm), Vice in the Amazingly Amy colorway
Help me name my frog by voting in the poll in the Name My Frog thread on Ravelry - You can vote for Finley, Freya, Fenella, Scotty, or Merida. Vote by Saturday, August 17, 2013, at Noon (central time).

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

~Watching Agatha Christie’s Poirot and
finished watching Red Dwarf through Series 9

~20 Science Fiction Moments That Will Make Absolutely Anyone Cry

~go inside the TARDIS on Google Maps - click this link and then once you're on street view, click the double arrow to enter the TARDIS

~
From July 31, 2013, through August 24, 2013, save a % off on all my knitting patterns. The % off amount is determined by how many days are left until we leave. For example, on July 31, 25 days are left until we leave, so you’ll save 25%. % off amount is valid from midnight through 11:59pm central time each day.

Or, take a chance! On Sunday, August 25, & Monday, August 26, 2013, we’ll be traveling to Scotland. On those 2 days (midnight on August 25 through 11:59pm on August 26 central time), a special offer is available but I’m not telling you what it is. A % off? A certain $ amount off? A buy 1, get 1 offer?

Will you chance it or buy now when you know what the % is? The coupon code for this entire event is ScotlandOrBust You can use this code numerous times so buy one pattern now, buy another later, gift a pattern to a friend, the possibilities are endless.

Questions? PM me on Ravelry at JavaPurl or email me at JavaPurl@thealmons.com :-)

~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 - Countdown continues! winners of fundraiser giveaways were announced on Sunday, small group, garage sale
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 Dorothy and the Wizard in Oz and currently reading The Road to Oz

~watching (but not discussing) Burn Notice (Season 7 - Final Season), Unforgettable (Season 2), & Covert Affairs (Season 4)

~Continuum - 2.10 Second Wave - Next is 2.11 Second Guessed on 16/08/13

August First Podiversary KAL -

*Runs from August 1st through August 31st

*1 entry per person, any one project (knitting, crochet, weaving, spinning) that was completed since August 29, 2012 can be entered, you must connect your project with one of our podcast episode titles and tell us which one and why

*If you knit, crochet, weave, or spin an entire project between August 1, 2013 and August 31, 2013, and connect it with one of our podcast episode titles and tell us which one and why, you will get a bonus entry. (You must specify in your entry the date you started your project and the date you finished your project so that we know to give you a bonus entry.)

*Feel free to double-dip in other KALs as long as it fits in with other rules

*Depending on # of entries, our current plan is to have one random winner & one winner that is our favorite connection of project with podcast episode title. Special UK related prizes will be awarded.

*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 photo of your finished project along with the podcast episode title you are connecting it with and why (and your start and finish date if you are eligible for the bonus entry) in the Ravelry thread for August First Podiversary 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 GGK2013PodiversaryKAL

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

*There is a August First Podiversary KAL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

*For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, KALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the podcast episode in which the winner was announced goes live) to contact us to claim their prize or it will be forfeited. If this occurs, the prize will be used for another giveaway at our discretion. Thanks for understanding!

Misc. -

~next week's episode will be on Tuesday instead of Wednesday

~winner of 200 member giveaway announced!

~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.

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

~For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, KALs, etc. that we host, the winner(s) have 30 days from the date of announcement (the date the podcast episode in which the winner was announced goes live) to contact us to claim their prize or it will be forfeited. If this occurs, the prize will be used for another giveaway at our discretion. Thanks for understanding!

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!