Thursday, 20 March 2014

Episode 81 ~ In Which We Confuse the Months

As you know, we had major technical problems with this episode. We won't be keeping our new camera that we thought was going to be great because it totally messed up this episode. Please be aware there are at least 2 times in the episode where the video freezes for about 15-20 seconds, but the audio is fine. We'll be either going back to our old camera or working on a different solution to the video issue. Thanks again for understanding and your support! xx





Show Notes:

Intro -

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

~Huge thanks to denisechang (Denise) for her donation to the podcast

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. -
~Sowing the Seeds Cowl on US 5 (3.75mm), Wandering Wool Rock Creek Sock in the Aurora Borealis colourway

~Super super super super super super secret project 2

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

Finished Projects -
Damaris -
~None

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

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

~new camera!

~Thanks to LouiseHunt (Louise) of the Caithness Craft Collective Podcast for the shoutout. Congrats on 100 episodes!

~Turkish spindle, niddy noddy, wpi tool from Scottish Fibres

~mini Turkish spindle from kerryspindles on Etsy

~Yarn from Ginger Twist Studio + Amazon

~Yarn swift from Amazon

~iPad mini

~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 - 15-March-2014 - free fibre, next meeting is 19-April-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. finished reading

~Confessions of a Prayer Slacker by Diane Moody - C.C. is reading

~Criminal Minds - finished watching Season 5 + watching Season 6

~Leverage - watching Season 5

~Broadchurch - finished watching Series 1

~Haven - watching Season 1

~The Musketeers - 1.7 A Rebellious Woman + 1.8 The Challenge on 16-March-2014, next is 1.9 Knight Takes Queen on 23-March-2014

~Intelligence - 1.10 Cain and Gabriel, next is 1.11 The Grey Hat on 17-March-2014 + 1.12 The Event Horizon on 24-March-2014

~Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - 1.15 Yes Men, next is 1.16 End of the Beginning on 25-March-2014

~Revolution - 2.16 Exposition Boulevard, next is 2.17 Why We Fight on 19-March-2014

~Psych - 8.8 A Touch of Sweevil, next is 8.9 A Nightmare on State Street on 19-March-20144

~Once Upon a Time in Wonderland - watching Season 1

~Elementary - 2.18 The Hound of the Cancer Cells, next is 2.19 The Many Mouths of Aaron Colville on 3-April-2014

~The Big Bang Theory - watching Season 7

~Once Upon A Time - watching Season 3

~Bones - watching Season 9

~Castle - 6.18 The Way of the Ninja, next is 6.19 The Greater Good on 24-March-2014

~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 -

~librariankate7578 who is Kate from Connecticut asks:
There is a historic referendum on Scottish independence from the UK coming up this fall (see: http://www.euronews.com/2014/02/07/david-cameron-urges-uk-to-keep-scotland-in-the-fold/). What are your thoughts on Scottish independence? How may this affect The Hubs’ studies at the University of Edinburgh? Are you making plans on changing your legal status in such a way that you can participate in the referendum vote?

~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!

4 comments:

  1. Hi Girls, after a lot of upset, I have managed to watch the 2 latest episodes. :)
    What fantastic yarns you have bought, lovely colours. I can empathise your struggles with new camera>>recently bought a new phone that has a touch screen. The number of times I cancel texts!!!!!!! Going to check prices of I-pads and I-pad minis, but probably at least a year before getting one :(
    Time I did some work in kitchen....looking forward to next episode
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    1. Yay! So glad you were able to watch. I was just thinking of you this week + was so excited to see your comment. I highly recommend the iPad mini. It's amazing! Have a lovely weekend! xx

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  2. C. C. you are going to love your iPad mini. i have an iPad air with 128 gig. I just love it. As you can see I am almost caught up to your podcasts. I have been doing a GGK podcast marathon. I hope to catch up today!!! By the way... what ever happened to with the bus situation??? Hope to see the podcast today!!! So long!!

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    1. You've been having a MEGA MARATHON!!!!! So glad you're enjoying the episodes. I adore my iPad mini. In fact, it's what we use to record the podcast now and I use it constantly for things. Bus - they apologized, but nothing really happened that I am aware of. New podcast was recorded today and will be live sometime tomorrow. xx

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