Wednesday, 8 January 2014

Episode 71 ~ In Which We’re Clueing for Looks



Show Notes:

On the Needles/Spindle -
Damaris -
~some super secret socks apparently on US1.5 (2.5mm), Spunky Eclectic Superwash Wool/Nylon fingering weight sock in the Poison colorway

C.C. -

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

C.C. -

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

~Washcloths for Stormageddon - Doctor Who Bowties are Cool on US5 (3.75mm), Robin Chunky in the Claret colorway

~Washcloths for Stormageddon - Doctor Who Don't Blink Dishcloth on US5 (3.75mm), Stylecraft Life Chunky in the Olive colorway

~Washcloths for Stormageddon - I Heart Heart Doctor Who Dishcloth on US5 (3.75mm), Hayfield Bonus Chunky in the Aubergine colorway

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

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

~Gift from WiscKnitter (Eileen)

~Star Wars: Episode II (Attack of the Clones) + Episode III (Revenge of the Sith)

~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!

~Grounded by Heather Ordover - Damaris is currently reading

~Girl Meets God by Lauren Winner - C.C. finished reading

~Almost Amish: One Woman's Quest for a Slower, Simpler, More Sustainable Life by Nancy Sleeth - C.C. is currently reading

~Etiquette & Espionage + Curtsies & Conspiracies by Gail Carriger - C.C. finished reading

~The Parasol Protectorate Series: Soulless, Changeless, Blameless, Heartless and Timeless by Gail Carriger - C.C. is currently reading Soulless

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 3

~Chuck - finished watching the entire series

~Leverage - watching Season 1

~The West Wing - finished watching Season 3 + watching Season 4

~Elementary - 2.12 The Diabolical Kind, next is 2.13 All in the Family on 9-January-2014

~The Big Bang Theory - watching Season 7

~Castle - 6.11 Under Fire, next is 6.12 Deep Cover on 13-January-2014

~Sherlock - 3.1 The Empty Hearse + 3.2 The Sign of Three, next is 3.3 His Last Vow on 12-January-2014

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
~Prize #1 - a Ravelry giftable pattern up to $7 donated by LindaMNoble (Linda)
~Prize #2 - a knitting project bag from the Etsy shop of Louleigh (Leigh) - https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/Shoplouleigh

*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 -

~suncountry who is Izzy from Texas says:
I recently bought a skein of mink yarn just to feel it. It wasn’t as soft as I thought. What is the strangest fiber you have bought just for fun?

~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. -


~300 member drawing next week?

~Upcoming KALs - Ravellenics Team Geeky Girls Knit details will be announced in our group on Sunday the 12th and discussed on the podcast next week on Wednesday the 15th

~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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