Thursday, 31 July 2014

Episode 99 ~ In Which...Hello Sweetie!





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

~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 -
Damaris -
¬Sewn Skirt from this pattern

C.C. -
~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)
C.C. ~




Her post in the KnitGirllls Stash Dash thread - I WON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Damaris ~


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

~Galaxy Quest

~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?

We mention:
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

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

~Health Stuff

~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!

Episode 99 ~ In Which...Hello Sweetie! (iTunes)

Geeky Girls Knit ~ a Mamma/Daughter video podcast for fans of all things knitting & geeky

~*~ Show Notes + Find out more on our website GeekyGirlsKnit.blogspot.co.uk

Saturday, 26 July 2014

August 2014 Crafty Photo A Day Challenge

How can it be almost August already? The year is speeding by. I guess it's time to talk about the August 2014 Geeky Girls Knit Crafty Photo A Day Challenge.



So, how can you participate???? Well, there are actually several ways:
INSTAGRAM - Honestly, Instagram will be the primary arena for participating in this challenge. Simply take your photo, add a caption to it, tag it with the hashtag #GGKCraftyPAD and share it. By adding the hashtag #GGKCraftyPAD , others who are participating will be able to see the pictures that have been shared for the daily prompts. C.C. is on Instagram as cc_almon & Damaris is on Instagram as d_isabitweird so make sure to friend them if you haven't already.

TWITTER - You can also share on Twitter by taking a photo and uploading it to Twitter along with the hashtag #GGKCraftyPAD . Follow us on Twitter as geekygirlsknit.

FACEBOOK - Feel free to share with your friends on your own Facebook profile page or on the Geeky Girls Knit Facebook page.

OTHER PLACES - Feel free to share your photos other places like your own blog, Ravelry, Tumblr, Flickr, etc. Be creative and then tell us about it! :-)

How will you remember what the daily prompts are???? Again, there are several ways:
~Save the image above to your phone or your computer and check it daily. Maybe even make it your wallpaper.
~Bookmark this post in your web browser and come back daily for the next prompt.
~Save this monthly Google Calendar as a bookmark in your web browser or even add the Google Calendar to your own Google Calendars.
~Follow us on Instagram as cc_almon, on Instagram as d_isabitweird and/or on Twitter as geekygirlsknit as we'll be posting the prompt for that day at some point during the day.

What does ______ mean? Here's a list of some of the terms that might be unfamiliar:
~WIP - work in progress
~FO - finished object
~30 - Geeky Girls Knit - our 2nd podiversary is this day so be creative in helping us celebrate

Most of all, we just want to encourage you to be creative. We hope this is as fun for yall as it is for us!!! Can't wait to see your photos!

And don't forget, each week, we will choose our 5 favorite photos from Instagram and they will be shared in the podcast and show notes for the podcast following that prompt. There are so many great photos and we can't pick all of them, but we love looking at everyone's!

Until next time,
Happy Knitting!

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!

Episode 98 ~ In Which There’s Foxes and Sockses (iTunes)

Geeky Girls Knit ~ a Mamma/Daughter video podcast for fans of all things knitting & geeky

~*~ Show Notes + Find out more on our website GeekyGirlsKnit.blogspot.co.uk

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!

Episode 97 ~ In Which #TheAlmonsTakeLondon (iTunes)

Geeky Girls Knit ~ a Mamma/Daughter video podcast for fans of all things knitting & geeky

~*~ Show Notes + Find out more on our website GeekyGirlsKnit.blogspot.co.uk

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Episode 96 ~ In Which We Time Travel





Show Notes:

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

~NO NEW EPISODE NEXT WEEK!!!!! We'll be in London and at Unwind Brighton, so we'll skip next week and record again the following week.

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

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

C.C. -
~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 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

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

Finished Projects -
Damaris -
~None

C.C. -
~Mix Match Leftover Socks for Genevieve on US 1½ (2.5 mm), Regia My First Regia in the 01816 Svenja Color + 1819 Marco Color colourway & Four Seasons Gr√ľndl Hot Socks Print in the 519 colourway

Yummies (our current favorite things) -
~The new Doctor lands with feature-length episode 'Deep Breath' on Saturday 23rd August.


~Old Mout Cider - Summer Berries + Passionfruit and Apple

~Knitting Friends

~jersey maxi skirts

~Sherlock news - "Miss me?" Sherlock will return for a Special, followed by a series of three new episodes. After the briefest of exiles, Sherlock will return to face one of his biggest mysteries yet, why is Moriarty’s face being broadcast on every television in the land? Shooting on the Sherlock special will begin in January 2015, with the series shooting later next year.

~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 favorite 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

*Unwind Brighton on 12-July-2014 - podcaster meetup on Saturday @ 1:00pm in the mezzanine (ie upstairs) of the cafe in the 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

~I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't): Making the Journey from "What Will People Think?" to "I Am Enough" by Brene Brown - C.C. finished reading (NF book #8 for this year)

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

~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 Death Masks + is reading Blood Rites

~The Mentalist - finished watching Season 4 + watching Season 5

~House - finished watching Season 7

~Agatha Christie's Poirot - watching Series 11

~Deadwood - watching Season 2

~Covert Affairs - watching Season 5 as it airs

~Unforgettable - watching Season 3 as it airs

~You've Got Mail

~An Affair to Remember

~Singin' in the Rain

~My Fair Lady

~Fantastic Four (2005) + Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (2007)

~Superman Returns (2006) + Man of Steel (2013)

~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 S.H.I.E.L.D. - Episode 1.9-1.15

~Pushing Daisies - rewatching Season 1

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 -
~cristyray who is Cristy from Colorado asks:
As an aspiring designer myself, I was wondering, About how long did it take for you to write and publish your first pattern? and Do you find the process goes faster with more experience?

~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. -
~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 - 1 hour each day with rest days off

~NO NEW EPISODE NEXT WEEK!!!!! We'll be in London and at Unwind Brighton, so we'll skip next week and record again the following week.

~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@thealmons.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@thealmons.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
~ 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@thealmons.com
~ on iTunes
~ on YouTube

Until next time,
Happy Knitting!