Thursday, 5 June 2014

Episode 92 ~ In Which You Win the Prize for Drastic Reduction in Television





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 - 100 grams (3.5oz) of merino, black diamond bamboo, + trilobal nylon (firestar), Countess Ablaze in the Nightmare colourway

C.C. -
~Sowing the Seeds Cowl 2 on US 5 (3.75 mm), Wandering Wool Rock Creek Sock in the Aurora Borealis 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 -
~Spinning - 35 grams of Merino + British Shetland fibre from hilltopcloud on Etsy

C.C. -
~2014 Top Down Preemie Hat #9 on US6 (4mm), Woolcraft New Fashion Double Knitting in the Glacia + Maroon colourway

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

Yummies (our current favorite things) -
~Goodie bags from the Knitmore Girls

~Haircuts

~buttons/yarn/ribbon

~rescue crochet hook keychains

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





Damaris ~



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

~The Complete Wizard of Oz Collection by L. Frank Baum - reading The Scarecrow of Oz

~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. finished reading An Echo in the Bone

~The Dresden Files: 1 - Storm Front, 2 - Fool Moon, 3 - Grave Peril, 4 - Summer Knight, 5 - Death Masks, 6 - Blood Rites, 7 - Dead Beat, 8 - Proven Guilty, 9 - White Night, 10 - Small Favor, 11 - Turn Coat, 12 - Changes, 13 - Ghost Story, 14 - Cold Days, 15 - Skin Game by Jim Butcher - C.C. finished reading Storm Front and is reading Fool Moon

~The Mentalist - finished watching Season 3 + watching Season 4

~House - finished watching Season 4 + watching Season 5

~Agatha Christie's Poirot - watching Series 9

~Deadwood - watching Season 1

~Continuum - 3.10 Revolutions Per Minute, next is 3.11 3 Minutes to Midnight (8-June-14)

~Emma

~Mr. Holland's Opus

~My Big Fat Greek Wedding

March/April/May Sweater KAL -

*Prize Winners:
~coupon code $5.50 for one of my patterns - donated by cristyray in memory of her 3 nephews who passed away in a car accident earlier this year
~sampler set of interchangeables from Knitter's Pride
~row counter bracelet

*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!

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 -
~morgieknits who is Morgan from Colorado asks:
Hello I have a VERY silly question. What brand of cheese do you drink?

~Louleigh who is Leigh from East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom asks:
What t-shirts do you have on today? (Actually I think this should be a whole new segment.)

~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. -
~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

~500 Member Giveaway!

~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

~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!

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