Thursday, 27 November 2014

Episode 116 ~ In Which C.C. Doesn’t Have Her Stuff Together





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

C.C. -
~Super super super super super super secret project Outlander Socks on US 1½ (2.5 mm)

~TMK Christmas Ornament Exchange on US 1½ (2.5mm), West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply in the Owl colourway

~Cold Feet No More Christmas Socks on US 1½ (2.5 mm), The Knitting Goddess UK 4ply BRITSOCK in the Flower Power colourway

~Neon Beast on US 6 (4.0 mm), Rainbow Heirloom Twinkle Light in the Fluffy Bunny + Almost Spring colourways and madelinetosh tosh sock in the Pop Rocks colourway

Finished Projects -
Damaris -
~a pair of gloves for my ARCH NEMESIS on US 8 (5.0 mm), Debbie Bliss Rialto DK (Solids) in the Forest colourway

C.C. -
~2014 Top Down Preemie Hat #35 on US6 (4mm), Brigantia Luxury Yarn Double Knit in the 8100 colourway + King Cole Merino Blend Aran in the Purple colourway

Yummies (our current favorite things) -
~The Last Goodbye Music Video (with classic scenes and behind the scenes) written for the closing of the last of the Hobbit movies, The Battle of the Five Armies http://insidemovies.ew.com/2014/11/21/the-hobbit-last-goodbye-music-video/

~Doctor Who Christmas Special will be called Last Christmas

~Sherlock promo pic


~It Ain’t Life and Death – Marvel’s Agent Carter Preview



~Nice to Meet You Rose (Doctor Who Inspired Socks) released - The pattern is exclusive to the sock club members at this time. Check back on Monday, 18-May-2015, when it will be available to purchase on Ravelry.


~3 in 1 Pattern by atelier alfa from Rebecca (eviltwinn2)

~Pink Pom Pom on my Rosewater hat



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



Starting at about 34:22 and continuing on for just a smidge over 10 minutes is information about the Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza. If that doesn't interest you, please feel free to fast forward to the next segment.

*Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza - Thursday 29-October-2015 through Sunday 1-November-2015 here in Edinburgh. Please join our Ravelry group for more details. If you are interested in donating a door prize and/or items for our goodie bags, please email us at geekypuffinknitpalooza@gmail.com. Prices were announced on the website with sign-ups starting 1-December-2014 at 3:00pm GMT (7:00am PST, 8:00am MST, 9:00am CST, 10:00am EST), website is http://GeekyPuffinKnitPalooza.blogspot.co.uk

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 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain - Damaris is reading

~The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brene Brown (NF Book #19 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 reading Lord John and the Succubus and is reading Lord John and the Brotherhood of the Blade

~Stargate: SG-1 - rewatching Season 9

~Stargate Atlantis - rewatching Season 2

~Gilmore Girls - rewatching Season 6

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

~Everwood - watching Season 1

~Rizzoli & Isles - finished watching Season 5 up to the hiatus

~NCIS - 12.8 Semper Fortis, next is 12.9 Grounded on 25-11-14

~NCIS: NO - watching Season 1 as it airs

~Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - 2.8 The Things We Bury, next is 2.9 ...Ye Who Enter Here on 2-12-14

~Person of Interest - watching Season 4 as it airs

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 10 as it airs

~Elementary - 3.4 Bella, next is 3.5 Rip Off on 27-11-14

~Bones - watching Season 10 as it airs

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

~Haven - watching Season 5 as it airs

~Atlantis - watching Series 2 as it airs

~Castle - 7.8 Kill Switch, next is 7.9 Last Action Hero on 1-12-14

~NCIS: LA - watching Season 6 as it airs

~The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey

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 (TwistingPurls)
~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.

Winter Wonderland KAL + Charity KAL -

*Runs from 1-December through 28-February

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

*This is also a charity KAL. For every item you finish that you then donate to charity, you can post your FO twice in the FO thread.

*Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-December and finished no later than 28-February

*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)
~Something(s) from our bag of prizes

*Each project you finish and post counts as 1 entry into the giveaway with the exception of an FO that you donate to charity (please add the info about where you are donating the FO to your charity entries) which counts as 2 entries into the giveaway (no limit on entries as long as each one follows the rules)

*You can donate your FO’s to any charity you choose, a group in your area, a national charity, or if you’d like, you can post them to us and we’ll make a big donation to Knit For Peace after that KAL ends

*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 Winter Wonderland KAL ~ FO Pics Only (No Chatter) & tag your project page with the following tag GGKWWK

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-March 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 Winter Wonderland KAL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Ask the Geeky Girls -
scbeachchik who is Vielka from California asks:
If you could have any two super-powers which would they be and why? Can’t wait to hear your answers!

~We'd love to hear yall answer this question. Tell us what your two super-powers would be in this week's episode thread on Ravelry.

~If you have a question for us, post it in the Ask the Geeky Girls thread on Ravelry.


Misc. -
~Pom Pom Quarterly Review next week

~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_isabitgroovy
~ on Fitbit as user 2Y8TJC
~ on Tumblr
~ on Instagram as d_isabitgroovy

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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