Thursday, 29 May 2014

Episode 91 ~ In Which Oh. Oh? OHHHHHH!!!!!!





Show Notes:

Intro -
~Ooops, we said it was 21-May, but it's really 28-May. Sorry for the confusion!

~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 - 35 grams of Merino + British Shetland fibre from hilltopcloud on Etsy

C.C. -
~Cantaloop on US11 (8mm), Woolyknit Lofty in the Olive colourway

~Super super super super super super secret project 4B on US 1½ (2.5 mm), Ginger’s Hand Dyed in a Super Secret colourway

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

Finished Projects -
Damaris -
~None

C.C. -
~2014 Top Down Preemie Hat #8 on US6 (4mm), Woolcraft New Fashion Double Knitting in the Maroon colourway

~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 4A on US 1½ (2.5 mm), Schachenmayr Regia Fluormania Color in the Leaf colourway

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

Yummies (our current favorite things) -
~The Doctor will return in August!


~J.R.R. Tolkien Reveals TRUE Meaning Of 'The Lord Of The Rings' In Unearthed Audio Recording - available this fall http://www.huffingtonpost.com/noble-smith/jrr-tolkien-reveals-the-t_b_5373529.html?ncid=fcbklnkushpmg00000022&ir=Weird+News

~won from A Playful Day Podcast, Unwind Brighton pattern giveaway, Kirsten Kapur Through The Loops Mystery Shawl 14 pattern

~Stash Dash - 5/23 to 8/7 - goal of 5K of yarn (5,468 yards - 5,000 meters)





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



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

*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!

~I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't): Making the Journey from "What Will People Think?" to "I Am Enough" by Brene Brown - C.C. is reading (NF book #8 for this year)

~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. is reading An Echo in the Bone

~Criminal Minds - finished watching Season 9

~The Mentalist - watching Season 3

~House - finished watching Season 3 + watching Season 4

~Agatha Christie's Poirot - finished watching Series 8 + watching Series 9

~Deadwood - watching Season 1

~Revolution - 2.22 Declaration of Independence (Series Finale)

~Continuum - 3.9 Minute of Silence, next is 3.10 Revolutions Per Minute (1-June-14)

~Quirke - tried but was way too slow for us

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.

Summertime and the Living is Easy KAL -

*Runs from 1-June through 31-August

*Details - any project you knit/crochet/weave/spin that you can convince us that it relates to summertime

*Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-June and finished no later than 31-August

*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 Summertime and the Living is Easy 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 GGKSummertime

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-September 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 Summertime and the Living is Easy KAL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Ask The Geeky Girls -
~SueBar60 who is Susan from Massachusetts asks:
Hi GGK - When you girls join yarn what method do you use. Russian join, knot, spit splice???? Just wondering. I found a few on www.verypink.com. Was wondering what you use. Thanks!!!

Video about the Magic Knot


~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 -
PomPom Quarterly Summer 2014

Misc. -
~Doctor Who Companion Sock Club - Limited Memberships for the club will become available on May 30, 2014 (Club memberships will go on sale 10am EST) and run until June 13, or until memberships run out. U.S. Memberships will cost $125, Canadian Memberships will cost $139, International Memberships- those prices will vary depending on the country you live in. http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/pandias-jewels/2914301 http://www.pandiasjewels.com/Limited-Edition.html

~Tour de Fleece Team Sasquatch - starts on Saturday July 5 and runs until Sunday July 27th, 2014 http://www.ravelry.com/groups/team-sasquatch

~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/Badges - 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

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~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
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Until next time,
Happy Knitting!