Thursday, 31 July 2014
Episode 99 ~ In Which...Hello Sweetie!
~Welcome new members who've introduced themselves in our Ravelry Group
On the Needles/Spindles -
~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
~Super super super super super super secret project 5
~Endless Rainbow on US 1½ (2.5 mm), Sheep Dreamery Arundel in the Peony colourway + fivemoons Artemis 4ply in the Rainbow Nebula colourway
Finished Projects -
¬Sewn Skirt from this pattern
~2014 Top Down Preemie Hat #18 on US6 (4mm), James C. Brett Marble Chunky in the 32 MC colourway
~Spinning - 24 grams of a Chocolate Brown Unknown Fibre
~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
Yummies (our current favorite things) -
~The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies trailer
~Marvel @ Comic Con
~Outlander Q & A - http://www.starz.com/originals/outlander/extras/qanda
~Spoilers Socks (Doctor Who Inspired) and goodies - The pattern is exclusive to the sock club members at this time. Check back on Sunday, 18-January-2015, when it will be available to purchase on Ravelry. There are 2 more installments in the first edition of the Doctor Who Companions Sock Club and Julia and I are already working on the second edition.
~JavaPurl Designs / C.C. Almon Ravelry group - http://www.ravelry.com/groups/javapurl-designs---cc-almon
~Doctor Who Series 8 Premiere in cinemas
~Hilltop Cloud Silk hankies from Kirsten (Aphaia)
~Tour de Fleece Team Sasquatch
~Tour de Loop - 69 hours total in 23 days
~Stash Dash - 5/23 to 8/7 - goal of 5K of yarn (5,468 yards - 5,000 meters)
Her post in the KnitGirllls Stash Dash thread - I WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Her post in the KnitGirllls Stash Dash thread
~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - more details for July here and for August 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
~Junia Is Not Alone by Scot McKnight (NF Book #11 for this year) - C.C. finished reading
~Flunking Sainthood: A Year of Breaking the Sabbath, Forgetting to Pray and Still Loving My Neighbor by Jana Riess (NF Book #12 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 Son of A Witch + is reading A Lion Among Men
~The Mentalist - finished watching Season 5 + watching Season 6
~Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey - watching
~Serenity - rewatched again!
~Stargate: SG-1 - rewatching again!
~Agatha Christie's Poirot - watching Series 13
~Pushing Daisies - finished rewatching Season 2
~Gilmore Girls - rewatching again!
~Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - rewatching
~Saving Mr. Banks
~The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
~Covert Affairs - watching Season 5 as it airs
~Unforgettable - watching Season 3 as it airs
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.
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
*There is a thread in our group for questions, planning, and encouraging each other.
Ask The Geeky Girls -
~KellyChron who is Kelly from Texas asks:
I think you may have told us before, but what are your favorite fiber related podcasts? Do you listen to/watch any other podcasts?
audio - A Playful Day, Knit British, The Knitmore Girls, Knit.Spin.Cake, Shinybees
video - The Fat Squirrel Speaks, Fiber and Dice, Knitrundig, The Must Stash Podcast, Owl Knit With Ewe, Pink Hair Girl
non-fibre - The Art of Simple, Emma Approved
~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
~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 email@example.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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 -
~ 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
~ 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: email@example.com
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Until next time,