Wednesday, 5 February 2014

Episode 75 ~ In Which the Telly is Meh



Show Notes:

Intro -

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

On the Needles/Spindles -
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. -
~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

Finished Projects -
Damaris -
~Spinning - 50g (1.8oz) of Hand blended British BFL (Blue Faced Leicester), Merino Roving from hilltopcloud on Etsy - 92.2 yards

C.C. -
~Spinning - 35 grams of Merino (British Shetland Batt) from hilltopcloud on Etsy - 128 yards

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

~Pod Fiber shirt swag

~swap package

~Doctor Who bag from knitrundig on Etsy

~Benedict Cumberbatch and the Sign of Four (or is it Three?)


~Cabin Pressure recording 23-Feb http://johnfinnemore.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/bing-bong.html

~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - more details 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 finished reading

~Emma by Jane Austen - both are reading

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

~Inheritance Cycle (Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, Inheritance) by Christopher Paolini - C.C. is rereading

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 4

~Leverage - watching Season 3

~The West Wing - finished Season 6 + watching Season 7

~Intelligence - 1.4 Secrets of the Secret Service + 1.5 The Rescue, next is 1.6 Patient Zero on 10-February-2014

~Revolution - 2.13 Happy Endings, next is 2.14 Fear and Loathing on 26-February-2014

~Psych - 8.4 Someone's Got a Woody, next is 8.5 Cog Blocked on 5-February-2014

~Arrow - 2.12 Tremors, next is 2.13 Heir to the Demon on 5-February-2014

~Elementary - 2.14 Dead Clade Walking, next is 2.15 Corpse de Ballet on 6-February-2014

~The Big Bang Theory - watching Season 7

~Call the Midwife - 3.3, next is 3.4 on 9-February-2014

~The Musketeers - 1.3 Commodities, next is 1.4 The Good Soldier on 9-February-2014

~How I Met Your Mother - watching Season 9

~Castle - 6.14 Dressed to Kill, next is 6.15 Smells Like Teen Spirit on 17-February-2014

December/January Winter Wonderland KAL -

*Winners of our two prizes are announced
~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

*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!

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 -

~mlalove1718 who is Amy from Ohio asks:
I am making the free pattern ‘Let it Snow! ear flap hat’ by Daphne Adair and am slightly confused. After you make the ear flaps it says to “CO stitches using long-tail method on circular needles. Continuing with the circular needle, knit earflap stitches from one DPN. Using a second strand of MC yarn, cast on another 29 sts, then knit earflap stitches from second DPN. Make sure all your stitches are in order—no twists!—and join 88 sts total on needle).”

Is there a way to cast on the second strand of MC yarn and join in the round without actually breaking or cutting the yarn? I am a beginner knitter and have never knit anything that requires you to breaking or cutting the yarn. I understand the concept but am slightly confused (again I know!).

~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. -


~Review of Knitter's Pride/Knit Pro next week

~blip.tv / iTunes / PodFiber update

~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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