~Welcome new members who've introduced themselves in our Ravelry Group
On the Needles/Spindles -
~[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
~Super super super super super super secret project 9 on US 1½ (2.5 mm)
~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
~Edina Mitts on US 4 (3.5 mm), Eden Cottage Yarns Whitfell DK in the Fuschia colourway
Finished Projects -
~2014 Top Down Preemie Hat #26 on US6 (4mm), Brigantia Luxury DK in the 8936 + 8100 colourways
~Super super super super super super secret project 6 on US 4 (3.5 mm), Ginger's Hand Dyed Splendor 4ply in the Barbapapa + Hot Fuzz colourways
~#KiltMeNowKAL Socks on US 1½ (2.5 mm), Ginger's Hand Dyed Sheepish Sock in the Je Suis Prest colourway
Yummies (our current favorite things) -
~My new pattern Soufflé Girl Socks (Doctor Who Inspired) released today. http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/library/souffle-girl-socks-doctor-who-inspired
Released on Thursday, 25-September-2014, to the members of the Doctor Who Companions Sock Club ~ First Edition (Summer 2014)
The pattern is exclusive to the sock club members at this time. Check back on Wednesday, 18-March-2015, when it will be available to purchase on Ravelry.
On the heels of my other Doctor Who inspired sock patterns (Rescue Me, Chin Boy, and Show Me the Stars, Socks For Ten, Spoilers Socks, & Come Along Pond Socks), I am super excited to have collaborated with Julia of Pandia’s Jewels on a series of 3 more Doctor Who inspired sock patterns. This third pattern is inspired by the super mysterious Doctor Who companion, Clara Oswald.
These socks are mirror images of each other. The cable on the outside of each sock is reminiscent of the Doctor’s timeline which Clara enters in the episode, The Name of the Doctor. The main design element is appropriate for the yarn colourway as it invokes the image of the tops of soufflés which Clara is known for making in the episode, Asylum of the Daleks.
So grab your needles and let’s knit up some soufflés! Happy Knitting!
~700 member giveaway
~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - more details for September here and 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
*Yarndale - Saturday 27-September-2014 at Skipton Auction Mart, podcaster meet-up at 3pm in the food in the pens seating area
*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!
~The Crucible by Arthur Miller - Damaris is reading
~Still: Notes on a Mid-Faith Crisis by Lauren F. Winner (NF Book #15 for this year) - C.C. is reading
~Stargate: SG-1 - rewatching Season 7
~Gilmore Girls - rewatching Season 4
~Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - rewatching Season 2
~True Detective - watching Season 1
~Dark Angel - rewatching Season 2
~Haven - watching Season 5 as it airs
~Downton Abbey - watching Series 5 as it airs
~The Big Bang Theory - watching Season 8 as it airs
~Muppets Most Wanted
~Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
~Doctor Who - 8.5 Time Heist, next is 8.6 The Caretaker on 27-September-2014
~Outlander - 1.7 The Wedding, next is 1.8 Both Sides Now on 27-September-2014
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 email@example.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)
~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.
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 the prize winners at the end of season 1 of Outlander.
-1 prize is a skein of Outlander yarn - Je Suis Prest dyed by Jess from Ginger Twist Studio (available for purchase here http://www.gingertwiststudios.com/product/sheepish-sock-je-suis-prest/ if you just can't wait to see if you are the winner!)
-1 prize of a collaboration kit from Julia of Pandia's Jewels and I (includes a skein of her amazing hand-dyed yarn and an Outlander inspired sock pattern from me) - more details coming soon!
-1 prize is the Wee Black Faced Sheep and Ramsay MacSporran patterns from Janice (whippety) - pattern photos used here and in the podcast are © Janice Anderson
*Hashtags are #countdowntooutlander and #kiltmenowKAL
*There is a thread in our group for questions, planning, and encouraging each other.
*Get your own Pocket Jamie here: http://www.starz.com/originals/outlander/extras/extras
TinCanKnits - pattern photos used here and in the podcast are © TinCanKnits
9 Months of Knitting - $13 ebook - $18 print copy + ebook
Pacific Knits - $17 ebook - $23 print copy + ebook
Great White North - $13 ebook
Handmade in the UK - $16 ebook - $18 print copy + ebook
Ask The Geeky Girls -
~Isla111 who is Isla from North Lincolnshire, United Kingdom asks:
Not sure if this has been asked but are there different attitudes to knitting in the USA compared Britain. In Britain knitters are a bit stereotyped as being old fashioned and granny like!
~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
~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 will become available on the Pandia’s Jewels website http://www.pandiasjewels.com/products/doctor-who-companion-sock-club on October 10, 2014 at 10am EST and run until October 17, or until memberships run out. 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
~Next week's episode will be released on Wednesday of next week (if things go as planned). Teasers - 2 special guests, their huge reveal, my new shawl pattern reveal, and the birthday month sale!
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~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 email@example.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 -
~ 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
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Until next time,