Wednesday, 29 January 2014

Episode 74 ~ In Which We Demand Your Snow



Show Notes:

Intro -

~Welcome new members who've introduced themselves in our Ravelry Group

~Huge thank you to AngieAnn (Angie) + may-g (Gloria) for their donations to help with shipping prizes

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

~Spinning - 50g (1.8oz) of Hand blended British BFL (Blue Faced Leicester), Merino Roving from hilltopcloud on Etsy

C.C. -
~Casu Cowl on US7 (4.5mm), New Lanark Donegal Silk Tweed DK in the Dark Graphite colorway

~Super super super super super super secret project

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

Finished Projects -
Damaris -
~None

C.C. -
~Urban Necessity Gloves on US4 (3.5mm), New Lanark Donegal Silk Tweed DK in the Dark Graphite colorway

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

~extra Firefly shirt

~tiny crochet hook / jewelry stuff + yarn

~ball winder

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

*15-February-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

~In Praise of Slowness: Challenging the Cult of Speed by Carl Honore - C.C. is reading

~Divergent Series: Divergent, Insurgent, + Allegiant by Veronica Roth - C.C. finished Insurgent + Allegiant

~Outlander by Diana Gabaldon - C.C. finished reading

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 4

~Leverage - finished Season 2 + watching Season 3

~The West Wing - finished Season 5 + watching Season 6

~Intelligence - 1.3 Mei Chen Returns, next is 1.4 Secrets of the Secret Service on 27-January-2014 + 1.5 The Rescue on 3-February-2014

~Revolution - 2.12 Captain Trips, next is 2.13 Happy Endings on 29-January-2014

~Psych - 8.3 Remake A.K.A. Cloudy... With A Chance Of Improvement, next is 8.4 Someone's Got a Woody on 29-January-2014

~Arrow - 2.11 Blind Spot, next is 2.12 Tremors on 29-January-2014

~Call the Midwife - 3.2, next is 3.3 on 2-February-2014

~The Musketeers - 1.2 Sleight of Hand, next is 1.3 Commodities on 2-February-2014

~How I Met Your Mother - watching Season 9

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.

2014 Ravellenics ~ Team Geeky Girls Knit -

*We are planning to have quite a few prizes for our team for the games. Here are the ways you can earn entries in the prize giveaways:
1 entry - being a member of Team Geeky Girls Knit
1 entry - posting in the Team Geeky Girls Knit chatter thread (max of 1 entry per day from 7-Feb to 23-Feb for a total of 17 possible entries per team member but no limit to how much you can chat LOL!)
5 entries - finishing a project for Team Geeky Girls Knit
2 entries - being awarded a medal for a Team Geeky Girls Knit project (2 entries per medal)
8 entries - member of Team Geeky Girls Knit who completes the most projects for Team Geeky Girls Knit
8 entries - member of Team Geeky Girls Knit who earns the most medals for Team Geeky Girls Knit
8 entries - member of Team Geeky Girls Knit who completes the most events (unique - each event will count only once per person no matter how many projects you actually complete per event) for Team Geeky Girls Knit)

*If you'd like to donate to help with the cost of shipping out the prizes, there is a donate button on the right hand side of our website --->

*And here are the rules for our team:

*Only one prize will be awarded per participant (i.e. you can only win once)

*For every 50 entries, we’ll add another prize to the pool (up to the total number of prizes we have available and/or the total number of members we have on Team Geeky Girls Knit).

*You must declare yourself a member of Team Geeky Girls Knit to participate

*Must be a member of the Geeky Girls Knit Podcast group on Ravelry to participate

*Unless the Ravellenic Games rules state otherwise (such as for the WIPs event), projects may not be begun before Friday 7-February during the Opening Ceremonies (exact time to come as soon as it’s known) and must be completed by 23:59 Moscow Time Sunday 23-February

*Must post a picture of your finished project along with information about what medals you earned for the project in the Ravellenics 2014 ~ FO Pics Only (No Chatter) thread which will be opened on Friday 7-February We will be keeping a running spreadsheet of each team member’s entries into the prize drawings and will do our best to update the team at least every other day with how many entries each person has

*Your project must follow the Ravellenic Games rules for whatever event(s) you are entering it into

*Feel free to double-dip in other KALs as long as it fits in with other rules (however, as per the Ravellenic Games rules, each project you complete for a particular Ravellenic Team can count for one and only one team)

*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!

Ask The Geeky Girls -

~knitgal2 who is Pam from Illinois asks:
When you knit stripey socks do they need to match for you? If yes how do you make sure they match?

~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. -


~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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