Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Episode 77 ~ In Which This Episode is Brought to You By the Letter R



Show Notes:

Intro -

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

~Reminder - new Podcast feed is http://feeds.feedburner.com/geekygirlsknitpodcast

On the Needles/Spindles -
Damaris -
~bff cowl on US7 (4.5mm), King Cole Merino Blend 4 Ply in the Pale Lavender colourway

~Spinning - 50 grams North Ronaldsay Fibre from hilltopcloud on Etsy

C.C. -

~2014 Ravellenics Leftie on US1½ (2.5 mm), Knit Picks Stroll Tonal in the Thunderhead colourway + lots of leftover sock yarn for the feathers

~Super super super super super super secret project - in a short time out until Ravellenics projects are completed

~Spinning - 2014 Ravellenics Pink Punis (20 grams of 50% Baby Camel + 50% Tussah Silk with added Angelina Sparkle from EllysKnitInSanity)

Finished Projects -
Damaris -
~luna lovegood jewellery set on US1½ (2.5 mm), King Cole Merino Blend 4 Ply in the Cranberry, White, Sky, Fern, + French Navy colourways

C.C. -
~2014 Ravellenics Über Vanilla Socks on US1½ (2.5 mm), Highland Handmades Sugar Maple Sock Yarn in the Über colourway

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

~Yummies was purloined by The Knitmore Girls in their most recent episode! TEFKAKO - Episode 268 http://www.knitmoregirlspodcast.com/2014/02/tefkako-episode-268-knitmore-girls.html

~Burst Pattern by Sally Cameron (love her pink hair!!!!) from knitsforklipskaap (Clare)

~all the lovely Valentine’s Day cards

~tea + meringues with Clare + Maeve

~SNOW!!!!!

~pizza + brownies with Katy, Jeremy, + Noah

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


We're picking our own favorite each week plus 5 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 - next meeting is 15-March-2014

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!

~Emma by Jane Austen - both are reading

~Organized Simplicity: The Clutter-Free Approach to Intentional Living by Tsh Oxenreider - C.C. is reading

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

~The Olympics

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 5

~Leverage - finished watching Season 3 + watching Season 4

~The West Wing - finished the series

~Bones - watching Season 8

~Call the Midwife - 3.5, next is 3.6 on 23-February-2014

~Castle - 6.15 Smells Like Teen Spirit, 6.16 Room 147 on 24-February-2014

~Intelligence - 1.7 Size Matters, next is 1.8 Delta Force on 24-February-2014

2014 Ravellenics ~ Team Geeky Girls Knit -

*We’ll be recording the podcast next week a day early (so on Tuesday the 25th instead of our normal day of Wednesday) and we want to announce the giveaway winners on that podcast. Because of that, we are putting a deadline of Monday the 24th at 23:59 Moscow Time (that’s exactly 24 hours after the Ravellenics are over) (that’ll be 19:59 Scotland Time, 14:59 Eastern Time, 13:59 Central Time, 12:59 Mountain Time, 11:59 Pacific Time, etc.) for you to enter your projects in our FO Thread here in our group. That way we’ll have time to compile all the entries + draw the winners before we record on Tuesday. The information I have from the Ravellenics group is that the Finish Lines will also close after a 24 hour grace period (give or take) which is the same time our FO Thread here in the group will be closing. So after you finish your projects on Sunday, get them photographed + posted both here in our group as well as in the Finish Lines in the Ravellenics group. Let me know if you have any questions or problems or need help with this process. Keep up the great work everyone!

*We are giving away 17 prizes. 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 -

~Angeiship who is Andrea from Canada asks:
When did you each learn to knit? Do you do any other non fiber/yarn type crafts? Does Russ craft in any way?

~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

Review/Giveaway -

~Knitter's Pride/Knit Pro

~400 member Giveaway in our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast for yarn + pattern from Bijou Basin

Misc. -

~We'll be recording on Tuesday instead of our normal day of Wednesday next week.

~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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