Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Episode 78 ~ In Which You’re A Winner & You’re A Winner, Oh Heck, Everyone’s A Winner!



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. -
~Super super super super super super secret project

Finished Projects -
Damaris -
~None

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

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

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

~LupinownsJacob (Holly) sent us Curling narrated by Sir David Attenborough as if it were a nature documentary http://io9.com/sir-david-attenborough-gloriously-narrates-a-round-of-o-1525931243

~Rising Star Joins Doctor Who for Peter Capaldi’s First Series http://www.bbc.co.uk/blogs/doctorwho/articles/Rising-Star-Joins-Doctor-Who-for-Peter-Capaldis-First-Series

~Cabin Pressure recording

~Celebrate Winnie-The-Pooh's 90th With A Rare Recording (And Hunny) http://www.npr.org/2014/02/22/280761847/celebrating-winnie-the-poohs-90th-with-a-rare-recording-and-some-hunny

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

*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

~Bones - watching Season 8

2014 Ravellenics ~ Team Geeky Girls Knit -

*2,585 giveaway entries total! 502 Medals! 217 Projects!

*Congrats to:
~LindaMNoble (18 projects) - member of Team Geeky Girls Knit who completes the most projects for Team Geeky Girls Knit
~alimack (50 medals) - member of Team Geeky Girls Knit who earns the most medals for Team Geeky Girls Knit
~LindaMNoble + alimack (21 events) - 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)

~Prize winners announced! Please contact C.C. on Ravelry via private message if you are one of the winners.

*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 -

~ugliebettie who is Liz from Scotland asks:
Hi… Home schooling is not as popular in Scotland as it is elsewhere in even the UK… Are you finding it ok to meet and make friends Damaris? I hope you’re finding people friendly. X

~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

400 Member Giveaway -

~Winner of yarn + pattern from Bijou Basin

Misc. -

~Sweater KAL starting 1-March-2014 and ending 31-May-2014

~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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