Thursday, 16 October 2014

Episode 110 ~ In Which We’re Retreating





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles/Spindles -
Damaris -
~[incredibly clever name coming soon] on US 4 (3.5 mm), See project page for colourways used

~black widow's bite on US 2 (2.75 mm), King Cole Merino Blend 4 Ply in the Black & Sky colourways

C.C. -
~Super super super super super super secret project DWCSC 2-3 on US 1½ (2.5 mm)

~How Can My Baby Be 15? Birthday Socks on US 1½ (2.5 mm), sparkleduck Galaxy in the Out of Darkness colourway

~Gothic Lace Cowl on US 8 (5mm), Bluebonnet Fibers in the Somebody to Love colourway

Finished Projects -
Damaris -
~None

C.C. -
~2014 Top Down Preemie Hat #29 on US6 (4mm), Hayfield Bonus Chunky in the Aubergine colourway + King Cole Big Value Chunky in the Old Copper colourway

~The Hubs Needs More Hand-Knit Socks v2.0 on US 1½ (2.5 mm), West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply in the Owl colourway

Yummies (our current favorite things) -
~Damaris' Birthday -
⋆Pattern from Eileen (leaner)
Blueberry Bubbles Socks by Thayer Preece Parker from Angie (AngieAnn)
Bat’leth by Kimberly Gintar from Patti (stape55)
⋆Stargate: SG-1 bag and other lovelies from Sam (StealthDragon)
⋆Yarn yummies from Yarndale and Marvel posters and National Geographic Women of History from Daddy & Mamma

~RETREAT ANNOUNCEMENT!!!!!!!!! Come join our Ravelry group for the Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza Retreat: http://www.ravelry.com/groups/geeky-puffin-knit-palooza

~new yarn for C.C.

~Corrugate pattern by Clare Devine (knitsforklipskaap)

~Another pattern that I’ll talk about in the Giveaway section

~Shawl pin

~Settlers of Catan

~C.C. - bag/yarn from Sam (StealthDragon)

~Damaris' bag from B-Ma

~Cabin Pressure news - two 30 minute episodes on 24 & 25-December http://www.cabinpressurefans.co.uk/news/cabin-pressure-final-episodes-zurich-to-be-two-parter

~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - for October 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

*Edinburgh Yarn Festival - Saturday 14-March-2015 + Sunday 15-March-2015 at Edinburgh Corn Exchange - C.C. will be sharing a booth with her patterns and Sam of KnitRunDig's project bags

*Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza - Thursday 29-October-2015 through Sunday 1-November-2015 here in Edinburgh

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 Crucible by Arthur Miller - Damaris finished reading

~The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain - Damaris is reading

~Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It edited by Lynne M. Thomas and Tara O’Shea (NF Book #17 for this year) - C.C. is reading

~Outlander, Dragonfly in Amber, Voyager, Lord John and the Hellfire Club, Lord John and the Private Matter, Lord John and the Succubus, Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade, Lord John and the Haunted Soldier, The Custom of the Army, The Scottish Prisoner, Plague of Zombies, Drums of Autumn, The Fiery Cross, A Breath of Snow and Ashes, An Echo in the Bone, Written in My Own Heart’s Blood, A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows, The Space Between, + Virgins (The Outlander Series) by Diana Gabaldon - C.C. is rereading the Outlander Series and including all the novellas and short stories this time around, she finished rereading Outlander + is rereading Dragonfly in Amber

~Stargate: SG-1 - rewatching Season 8

~Stargate Atlantis - rewatching Season 1

~Gilmore Girls - finished rewatching Season 4 + rewatching Season 5

~Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - rewatching Season 3

~Scandal - finished watching Season 2 and watching Season 3

~Rizzoli & Isles - watching Season 1

~NCIS - 12.3 So It Goes, next is 12.4 Choke Hold on 14-10-14

~NCIS: NO - watching Season 1 as it airs

~Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - 2.3 Making Friends and Influencing People, next is 2.4 Face My Enemy on 14-10-14

~Person of Interest - 4.3 Wingman, next is 4.4 Brotherhood on 14-10-14

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 10 as it airs

~Bones - watching Season 10 as it airs

~Haven - watching Season 5 as it airs

~Once Upon A Time - watching Season 4 as it airs

~Downton Abbey - watching Series 5 as it airs

~The Big Bang Theory - watching Season 8 as it airs

~Castle - 7.3 Clear and Present Danger, next is 7.4 Child's Play on 20-10-14

~NCIS: LA - watching Season 6 as it airs

~X-Men, X2, X-Men: The Last Stand, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, X-Men: First Class, The Wolverine, + X-Men: Days of Future Past - watched The Wolverine, + X-Men: Days of Future Past

~Doctor Who - 8.8 Mummy on the Orient Express, next is 8.9 Flatline on 18-10-14

Artistic Autumnal KAL -

*Runs from 1-September through 30-November

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

*Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-September and finished no later than 30-November

*Feel free to double-dip in other KALs as long as it fits in with other rules

*Prizes: (if you'd like to donate a prize, please PM C.C. (JavaPurl) on Ravelry or email us at geekygirlsknit@gmail.com)
~An ebook up to $20.00 US (Ravelry download only) from Eileen (leaner)
~A $5.50 coupon code for use in my Raverly pattern store donated by Eileen (WiscKnitter)
~A pattern up to $10.00 US (Ravelry download only) from Liz (elliejellybean)
~Something(s) from our bag of prizes

*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

*Must post a photo of your finished project in the Ravelry thread for the Artistic Autumnal KAL ~ FO Pics Only (No Chatter) & tag your project page with the following tag GGKAAK

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-December 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 an Artistic Autumnal KAL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Giveaway -

~Winners of the Head to Toe Giveaway announced


~Holli Dapp (LupinownsJacob) from Melbourne, Australia, has released her new pattern, Follow the Yellow Brick Road). She gifted me a copy and also has a copy for one of you!
In the Ravelry group, answer this question to enter to win a copy of the pattern. What classic children’s book would you like to have inspire a knitting pattern?

~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!

Ask the Geeky Girls -
francesnojd who is Frances from Canada asks:
I’m teaching myself to spin with a drop spindle and I’m wondering what fibers you both have tried and enjoyed spinning the most (bfl, polworth, faulkland, Shetland, merino etc), if you have any tips for new spinners, and if you prefer top or bottom whorl, turkish, supported or another style spindle? I feel like I’m not sure I’m doing it right, did you feel that way in the beginning?

Misc. -

~Birthday Month Sale continues through 31-October-2014

~Doctor Who Companions Sock Club - 2nd Edition - U.S. Memberships will cost $135 USD, Canadian Memberships will cost $149 USD**, International Memberships- will be $162 USD, Limited Memberships for the club available on the Pandia’s Jewels website http://www.pandiasjewels.com/products/doctor-who-companion-sock-club NOW!!!!!! This is a 3 month club membership and packages will be mailed out on the 18th of November, December, & January 2015. Patterns will be sent to you Ravelry Library on the 25th of the same months the club is running.

~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


~Outlander KAL is on-going; hashtags are #countdowntooutlander and #kiltmenowKAL; There is a thread in our group for questions, planning, and encouraging each other.

~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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