Thursday, 17 July 2014

Episode 97 ~ In Which #TheAlmonsTakeLondon





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles/Spindles -
Damaris -
¬a fox! on US11 (8mm), Sirdar Denim Ultra in the 0659 colourway + King Cole Merino Blend 4 Ply in the White colourway

~Mind the Gap Socks on US 1½ (2.5 mm), Trailing Clouds in the Mind the Gap colourway

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

C.C. -
~Birthday Socks for Waylon on US 1½ (2.5 mm), Knit Picks Stroll Tonal in the Harvest colourway

~#TheAlmonsTakeLondon Socks on US 1½ (2.5 mm), Trailing Clouds in the Mind the Gap colourway

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

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

C.C. -
~2014 Top Down Preemie Hat #15 + #16 on US6 (4mm), CJKoho BFL Top Handspun in the Liberty and Justice (for all) colourway + Brigantia Luxury Yarn Double Knit in the 8100 colourway

~My Cane Didn't Want to Be Naked Anymore 2 on US6 (4mm), King Cole Merino Blend DK in the Silver + Dusky Pink colourways

~Birthday Socks for Lola + Birthday Socks for Wyatt on US 1½ (2.5 mm), Knit Picks Stroll Tonal in the Harvest colourway

~Stripey Hitchhiker on US 5 (3.75mm), CJKoho BFL Top Handspun in the Liberty and Justice (for all) colourway + Brigantia Luxury Yarn Double Knit in the 8100 colourway

Yummies (our current favorite things) -
~New DW teaser and full length Doctor Who – Series 8 Trailer – New Doctor, New Monsters and Old Enemies



~Head to Toe eBook by Clare Devine in collaboration with Ginger Twist Studio

~Citron Grand pattern by theyarniad from beaglemomknitter (Angela)

~yarn from engineersfalcon (Rebecca)

~won a prize from A Playful Day blog - Soak Aquae

~London/Unwind Brighton







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

~Tour de Loop - http://www.freshstitches.com/join-the-tour-de-loop 1 hour each day with rest days off

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




Her post in the KnitGirllls Stash Dash thread

Damaris ~


Her post in the KnitGirllls Stash Dash thread

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


We're picking our own favourite 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

*A Passion for Knitting - Saturday 19-July-2014 at the National Museum of Scotland

*Yarndale - Saturday 27-September-2014 at Skipton Auction Mart, podcaster meet-up in the works

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!

~Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - Damaris is reading

~The Yarn Whisperer by Clara Parkes - C.C. finished reading (NF book #9 for this year)

~Notes from a Blue Bike: The Art of Living Intentionally in a Chaotic World by Tsh Oxenreider (NF book #10 for this year) - C.C. is reading

~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 Blood Rites + Dead Beat

~Wicked: Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West (Wicked Years) by Gregory Maguire - C.C. is reading

~The Mentalist - watching Season 5

~House - finished watching

~Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey - watching

~Firefly - rewatching again!

~Agatha Christie's Poirot - finished watching Series 11 + watching Series 12

~Pushing Daisies - finished rewatching Season 1 + rewatching Season 2

~Covert Affairs - watching Season 5 as it airs

~Unforgettable - watching Season 3 as it airs

~Dead Poets Society

~Marvel Cinematic Universe - Captain America, Agent Carter, Iron Man, Iron Man 2, The Incredible Hulk, The Consultant, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Thor’s Hammer, Thor, The Avengers, Item 47, Iron Man 3, All Hail the King, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Episodes 1.1 through 1.7, Thor: The Dark World, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Episodes 1.8 through 1.16, Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Episodes 1.17 through 1.22 - watched Agents of SHIELD 1.16

~Batman Begins (2005), The Dark Knight (2008), + The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

~Thoroughly Modern Millie

~Moulin Rouge

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 -
~Liveknitup who is April from Tennessee asks:
This question is for C.C. Deadwood is on Amazon Prime instant video and I love westerns so I thought I’d give it a try. I don’t consider myself a prude and I use choice words on occasion(usually when my little toe finds table legs in the dark).I don’t exclude movies and shows for profanity but I just find the amount of it in the first few minutes of the first episode unnecessary and distracting. Does this continue in subsequent episodes or do they tone it down a little? Maybe I am being a prude…

~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. -
~Toil and Trouble Yarns is hosting the Lakeside Fiber Retreat Friday, May 1st through Sunday, May 3rd, 2015 at the The Lodges at Tohkomeupog in East Madison, NH. Details here - http://www.toil-and-trouble.com/p/retreat.html

~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@gmail.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@gmail.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 & her JavaPurl Designs website
~ on Twitter as cc_almon
~ on Fitbit as user 2F8K2V
~ 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@gmail.com
~ on iTunes
~ on YouTube

Until next time,
Happy Knitting!

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