Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Episode 80 ~ In Which We Make Up Satirical Statistics



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 -
~eponymous socks on US 1½ (2.5 mm), The Knitting Goddess 4ply Merino Nylon sock in the Gorgeous Grape colourway

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

C.C. -
~Sweetness Cowl on US9 (5.5mm), Peace Fleece Worsted in the Antarctica White + Perestroika Pink colourways

~Super super super super super super secret project 2

~Spinning - 50 grams of Merino and Tussah Silk from The Border Tart

Finished Projects -
Damaris -
~mix-matched matching cowl on US7 (4.5mm), King Cole Merino Blend 4 Ply in the Pale Lavender colourway

C.C. -
~None

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

~Thanks to chainoffools (Emily) from the Fibre Town podcast for the shoutout

~Thanks to Sisters of the Holy Fiber podcast for the shoutout

~Thanks to Jasmin + Gigi of The Knitmore Girls for their continued support! #fangirls

~Thanks to cazzynono (Carole) from here in Scotland for her gift of the Miranda sweater pattern by Josée Paquin

~OMG!!!!! The Doctors from pazscott (Tricia)

~Cabin Pressure badge set and Icarus print purchased from tintreas

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

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 5

~Leverage - finish Season 4 + watching Season 5

~Broadchurch - watching Series 1

~Intelligence - 1.9 Athens, next is 1.10 Cain and Gabriel on 10-March-2014 + 1.11 The Grey Hat on 17-March-2014

~Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - 1.14 TAHITI, next is 1.15 Yes Men on 11-March-2014

~NCIS - 11.16 Dressed to Kill, next is 11.17 Rock and a Hard Place on 18-March-2014

~NCIS:LA - watching season 5

~Person of Interest - 3.16 RAM, next is 3.17 Entanglement on 18-March-2014

~Revolution - 2.15 Dreamcatcher, next is 2.16 Exposition Boulevard on 12-March-2014

~Psych - 8.7 Shawn and Gus Truck Things Up, next is 8.8 A Touch of Sweevil on 12-March-2014

~Arrow - 2.15 The Promise, next is 2.16 Suicide Squad on 19-March-2014

~Once Upon a Time in Wonderland - watching Season 1

~Elementary - 2.17 Ears to You, next is 2.18 The Hound of the Cancer Cells on 13-March-2014

~The Big Bang Theory - watching Season 7

~Call the Midwife - 3.8 (Series 3 Finale)

~The Musketeers - next is 1.7 A Rebellious Woman on 9-March-2014 + 1.8 The Challenge on 16-March-2014

~Once Upon A Time - watching Season 3

~Bones - caught up to current episode + watching Season 9

~How I Met Your Mother - watching Season 9

March/April/May Sweater KAL -

*Runs from 1-March through 31-May

*Details - Any adult/child/baby sweater you knit/crochet/weave counts

*Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-March and finished no later than 31-May

*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

*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 March/April/May Sweater 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 GGKSKAL

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-June and winner(s) 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 March/April/May Sweater KAL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Ask The Geeky Girls -

~knittingauntie who is Sharon from Massachusetts asks:
My question is related to spinning - - you both seemed to catch on so fast, what is your suggestion for getting spinning down so quickly? is it practice, or are you both just incredibly talented in that area?

*We mention the book Respect the Spindle: Spin Infinite Yarns with One Amazing Tool by Abby Franquemont.

~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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