Thursday, 2 January 2014

Episode 70 ~ In Which We Party Like It’s 2014



Show Notes:

On the Needles/Spindle -
Damaris -
~hat for baby stormageddon on US4 (3.5mm), Jennie Howes' Hand Spun Yarns Shetland DK in the multicolor colorway

C.C. -
~Garter Stitch Head-Band on US6 (4.0mm), Adriafil Knitcol in the Fantasy Novel colorway

~Washcloths for Stormageddon - Doctor Who Cyberman on US5 (3.75mm), Hayfield Bonus Chunky in the Sunflower colorway

~True Love Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Wendy Happy in the Mars colorway

~Spinning - 35 grams of Merino (British Shetland Batt) from hilltopcloud on Etsy

Finished Projects -
Damaris -
~Amy’s Scarf (Damaris' interpretation) on US2 (2.75mm), Berroco Weekend in the Clothesline, Swimming Hole, & Navy colorways

C.C. -
~Washcloths for Stormageddon - Doctor Who Logo on US5 (3.75mm), Hayfield Bonus Chunky in the Light Natural colorway

~Washcloths for Stormageddon - Doctor Who Dalek on US5 (3.75mm), King Cole Big Value Chunky in the Old Copper colorway

~Washcloths for Stormageddon - Doctor Who The Angels Have the Blue Box on US5 (3.75mm), Robin Chunky in the Silver colorway

~Sugar Maple Hat on US5 (3.75mm) & US6 (4.0mm), Adriafil Knitcol in the Fantasy Novel colorway

~Doctor Who Inspired Baby Hat for "Stormageddon" Brackett on US8 (5.0mm), Hayfield Bonus Chunky in the Aubergine, Light Natural, & Sunflower colorways; King Cole Big Value Chunky in the Old Copper colorway; Robin Chunky in the Silver & Claret colorways; & Stylecraft Life Chunky in the Olive colorway

~Doctor Who Inspired Baby Sophisticate Sweater for "Stormageddon" Brackett on US8 (5.0mm), Hayfield Bonus Chunky in the Aubergine, Light Natural, & Sunflower colorways; King Cole Big Value Chunky in the Old Copper colorway; Robin Chunky in the Silver & Claret colorways; & Stylecraft Life Chunky in the Olive colorway

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

~Baby Waylon!!!!!


~Star Wars: Episode IV (A New Hope), Episode V (The Empire Strikes Back), Episode VI (Return of the Jedi), Episode I (The Phantom Menace)

~finished our jigsaw puzzle!

~rewatched Sherlock: Series 1 & Sherlock: Series 2

~Love 2014 BBC Trailer


~fibre from Elly’s Knit (in)Sanity

~2013 Recap - Damaris
1 pair of fingerless gloves
4 hats
2 scarves
1 pair of socks
1 sweater
1 pair of slippers
2 misc. items (1 of those is a stuffed animal)
That’s a total of 12 knitted items. An average of 1 per month.

~2013 Recap - C.C.
3 baby blankets
6 pairs of fingerless gloves
26 hats
4 shawls/cowls
9 pairs of slippers
12 pairs of socks
4 sweaters
21 washcloths
9 misc. items (5 of those are stuffed animals)
2 skeins of handspun yarn
4 patterns designed & published
That's a total of 94 knitted items plus 2 skeins of handspun yarn!!!!!! That's an average of 8 completed items each month.

~Goals for 2014 - Damaris
Creative - knit at least two sweaters for myself, learn to spin, eponymous socks
Cosplay - Amy Night Terrors

~Goals for 2014 - C.C.
Creative - designing at least six knitting patterns, knitting at least two sweaters for myself, knitting at least six pairs of socks for myself, spinning at least five batches of fiber, knitting several preemie hats to donate to charity, and who knows what else!
Keep a daily journal.
Continue keeping a list of the eucharisteo/gifts/joys/Thanksgivings in my life.
Read at least one non-fiction book each month of 2014.

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


We're picking our own favorite each week plus 3 of your pictures each week that our favorites.






~Scotland

*weekly on Mondays (we attend as often as possible) - Town Mouse Knitting Club - knitting group in Edinburgh

*18-January-2014 - Edinburgh Guild of Weavers, Spinners and Dyers

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 - we both finished Tik-Tok of Oz

~Grounded by Heather Ordover - Damaris is currently reading

~Girl Meets God by Lauren Winner - C.C. is currently reading

~Magnificent Devices Series by Shelley Adina - C.C. finished these 4 books in the series

~Someday, Someday, Maybe by Lauren Graham - C.C. finished reading

~Etiquette & Espionage by Gail Carriger - C.C. is currently reading

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 3

~Chuck - finished watching Season 4 & watching Season 5

~The West Wing - watching Season 3

~Downton Abbey - Christmas Special-2013

~Death Comes to Pemberley - Christmas-2013

~Atlantis - 1.13 Touched by the Gods - Part Two on 28-December-2013 (Series 1 Finale)

~Doctor Who - Christmas Special-2013

December/January Winter Wonderland KAL -

*Runs from December 1st through January 31st

*Details - any project you knit/crochet/weave/spin that you can convince us that it relates to winter

*Your project must be begun no earlier than December 1st and finished no later than January 31st

*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
~1 prize - a Ravelry giftable pattern up to $7 donated by LindaMNoble (Linda)

*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 December/January 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 GGKWWKAL

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1st February 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 December/January Winter Wonderland KAL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Ask The Geeky Girls -

~JenLovesCali who is Jenny from Missouri says:
I’m really interested in the podcasts you can’t live without. What are the podcasts MUST watch/listen to each week? Do you tune in to any non-knitting related podcasts?

~If you have a question you'd like us to answer, please post it in the Ask the Geeky Girls thread in our Ravelry Group

Misc. -


~Upcoming KALs

~next week we’ll return to our regular recording schedule, we'll record on Wednesday the 8th

~Geeky Girls Knit Buttons - if you're interested, email geekygirlsknit@thealmons.com or PM C.C. on Ravelry JavaPurl or meet us at any of the upcoming events we're attending

~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
~ 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!

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