Thursday, 24 July 2014

Episode 98 ~ In Which There’s Foxes and Sockses





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles/Spindles -
Damaris -
~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. -
~Super super super super super super secret project 5

~It's Not Magic, It's a Sock Blank! Socks on US 1½ (2.5 mm), Easyknits.co.uk Super Sushi Roll in the Lovely Lydia colourway

~Spinning - 24 grams of a Chocolate Brown Unknown Fibre

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

C.C. -
~2014 Top Down Preemie Hat #17 on US6 (4mm), Sirdar Folksong Chunky in the Quirky colourway

~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 - 155 yards of sport weight 3-ply + 6.7 yards of 2-ply

Yummies (our current favorite things) -
~New Avengers: Age of Ultron pics http://www.ew.com/ew/gallery/0,,20399642_20834753,00.html

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

~Yarn from Clare

~pink sparkly shoes!

~Outlander KAL - co-hosting with Jasmin + Gigi from The Knitmore Girls, Maria from Subway Knits, and Kristin from Yarngasm. It's an Instagram KAL/contest. You have to tie your project *somehow* to Outlander. We will announce some winners at the midseason break, and the rest at the end of season 1. Hashtags are #countdowntooutlander and #kiltmenowKAL

~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

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

*Edinburgh Yarn Festival - Saturday 14-March-2015 + Sunday 15-March-2015 at Edinburgh 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!

~Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen - Damaris is reading

~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. finshed reading

~Junia Is Not Alone by Scot McKnight (NF Book #11 for this year) - C.C. is reading

~Wicked: Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, Son of A Witch, A Lion Among Men, + Out of Oz (Wicked Years) by Gregory Maguire - C.C. finished reading Wicked + is reading Son of A Witch

~The Mentalist - watching Season 5

~Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey - watching

~Firefly - finished rewatching series (need to rewatch movie still)

~Agatha Christie's Poirot - finished watching Series 12 + watching Series 13

~Pushing Daisies - rewatching Season 2

~Covert Affairs - watching Season 5 as it airs

~Unforgettable - watching Season 3 as it airs

~The LEGO Movie

~Deadwood - watching Season 2

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 -
~heatherj818 who is Heather from Ohio asks:
My question is…if you could be on the cast of any show (current or cancelled), which show would you guys join?
In a related question…if you could drop in on another podcast for an episode, which podcast would you choose?

~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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