Thursday, 24 April 2014

Episode 86 ~ In Which Oh No! Can You Dig It?





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles/Spindles -
Damaris -
~Delancey Cardigan on US9 (5.5mm), King Cole Merino Blend DK in the Bark + Slate Blue colourways

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

C.C. -
~Delancey Cardigan on US8 (5mm), King Cole Merino Blend DK in the Silver + Dusky Pink colourways

~The Hubs 40th Birthday Socks on US 1½ (2.5mm), Four Seasons Gr√ľndl Hot Socks Print in the 519 colourway

~Super super super super super super secret project 3

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

Finished Projects -
Damaris -
~None

C.C. -
~2014 Top Down Preemie Hat #3 on US6 (4mm), Hayfield Bonus Chunky in the Sunflower colourway + Robin Chunky in the Silver colourway

Yummies (our current favorite things) -
~Journey Part 1 from Andrew Walker


~Doctor Who supercut - every instance (yes, all of them) of “Doctor”, “the Doctor”, “just the Doctor”, “I’m the Doctor”, “Doctor what?”, “Doctor who?”, and variations thereof in Doctor Who from 2005 to Matt Smith’s final episode


~Yarn from John Lewis

~Mind the Gap yarn from Trailing Clouds

~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - more details for April here (PRIZES!!!!!! in April!!!!!) and for May here



Week #2 Winner Announced!

We're picking our own favorite each week plus 5 of your pictures each week that our favourites. Vote for your favourite in the thread in our Ravelry Group: http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/geeky-girls-knit-podcast/topics/2908449








~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 17-May-2014

*Indie Burgh Yarn Crawl on 21-June-2014 @ 11:00am - 5:00pm

*Unwind Brighton on 12-July-2014 - podcaster meetup on Saturday @ 1:00pm

*Easter in Edinburgh

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 - Damaris finished reading

~The Knitter's Life List: To Do, To Know, To Explore, To Make by Gwen W. Steege - C.C. is reading

~The Outlander Series 7-Book Bundle: Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the Bone by Diana Gabaldon - C.C. finished reading Voyager + is reading Drums of Autumn

~Criminal Minds - finished watching Season 7 + watching Season 8

~The Mentalist - finished watching Season 1

~DCI Banks - watched 3.1 to 3.4

~Haven - finished watching Season 4

~The Hour - watched Series 1 + watching Series 2

~Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - 1.18 Providence, next is 1.19 The Only Light in the Darkness on 22-April-2014

~NCIS - 11.21 Alleged, next is 11.22 Shooter on 29-April-2014

~NCIS:LA - watching season 5

~Person of Interest - 3.20 Death Benefit, next is 3.21 Beta on 29-April-2014

~Arrow - 2.19 The Man Under the Hood, next is 2.20 Seeing Red on 23-April-2014

~Unforgettable - watching Season 2

~Once Upon A Time - watching Season 3

~The Crimson Field - watching Season 1

~Castle - 6.20 That '70s Show, next is 6.21 Law & Boarder on 28-April-2014

~Bones - watching Season 9

~Warehouse 13 - 5.2 Secret Services, next is 5.3 A Faire to Remember on 28-April-2014

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 -
~Sundaisy920 who is Angie from Texas asks:
damaris-abitweird , I’d love to hear you read us some poetry! So what is your favorite poem and why? :)

~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 -
~Pom Pom Quarterly - Issue 8: Spring 2014

Misc. -
~Want to help support our podcast? Throughout our website, links to books, tv shows, movies, etc. are Amazon Affiliate Links. We receive a portion of what you spend when you click through our website to shop on Amazon. What we receive helps us with the costs associated with producing this podcast as well as with prizes & shipping for giveaways. Thanks in advance for your support!

~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 Fitbit as user 2F8K2V
~ on Plurk as geekygirlsknit
~ 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!