Thursday, 8 May 2014

Episode 88 ~ In Which OMG! Ah-Ah-Ah-Ah-Ah-Ah-Ah-Ah!





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

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

~Birthday Socks for Jeremy on US 1½ (2.5mm), Four Seasons Gr√ľndl Hot Socks Print in the 519 colourway

~Super super super super super super secret project 4 on US 1½ (2.5 mm), Schachenmayr Regia Fluormania Color in the Leaf colourway

~Spinning - 50 grams of Merino and Misc. from The Border Tart

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

C.C. -
~2014 Top Down Preemie Hat #4 on US6 (4mm), Adriafil Knitcol in the Fantasy Novel colourway + Woolcraft New Fashion Double Knitting in the Glacia colourway

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

Yummies (our current favorite things) -
~Hello Sweetie t-shirt

~Julia of Pandia's Jewels released some information about the upcoming Doctor Who Companions Sock Club at http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/pandias-jewels/2914301

~needles + wool from Ginger Twist Studio

~new badges/buttons

~new bag from KnitRunDig

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


Week #4 Winner Announced!

We're picking our own favorite each week plus 5 of your pictures each week that our favourites.








~Upcoming Events We'll Be Attending

*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 in the mezzanine (ie upstairs) of the cafe in the Corn Exchange

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!

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

~The Organized Kitchen: Keep Your Kitchen Clean, Organized, and Full of Good Food - And Save Time, Money, (and Your Sanity) Every Day! by Brette Sember - 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 The Fiery Cross + is reading A Breath of Snow and Ashes

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 8

~The Mentalist - watching Season 2

~DCI Banks - finished watching Series 4

~Agatha Christie’s Marple - watched the final episode of Series 6

~House - finished watching Season 1 + watching Season 2

~Frozen

~Warehouse 13 - 5.3 A Faire to Remember + 5.4 Savage Seduction, next is 5.5 Cangku Shisi (Mandarin for Warehouse 14) on 12-May-2014

~Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - 1.20 Nothing Personal, next is 1.21 Ragtag on 6-May-2014

~NCIS - 11.22 Shooter, next is 11.23 The Admiral's Daughter on 6-May-2014

~NCIS:LA - watching season 5

~Person of Interest - 3.21 Beta, next is 3.22 A House Divided on 6-May-2014

~Revolution - 2.19 $#!& Happens, next is 2.20 Tomorrowland on 7-May-2014

~Arrow - 2.21 City of Blood, next is 2.22 Streets of Fire on 7-May-2014

~Elementary - 2.22 Paint It Black, next is 2.23 Art in the Blood on 8-May-2014

~The Big Bang Theory - watching Season 7

~Once Upon A Time - watching Season 3

~The Crimson Field - watching Season 1

~Continuum - 3.7 Waning Minute, next is 3.8 So Do Our Minutes Hasten on 11-May-2014

~Castle - 6.22 Veritas, next is 6.23 For Better or Worse on 12-May-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 -
~knitcrazykate who is Kate from Nebraska asks:
I saw Husker and Nebraska stuff in the background. We are big fans! Are you too?

~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. -
~Tour de Fleece team - starts on Saturday July 5 and runs until Sunday July 27th, 2014

~upcoming summer KAL - Summertime and the Living is Easy KAL

~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!