~Welcome new members who've introduced themselves in our Ravelry Group
~Huge thanks to Sandra for her $$ donation!
On the Needles/Spindles -
~[incredibly clever name coming soon] on US 4 (3.5 mm), See project page for colourways used
~Sock For Ten Because Two's Too Many, from my own design pattern Socks For Ten (Doctor Who Inspired), on US 1½ (2.5 mm), Knitglobal Sock Yarn in the Mountain colourway
~Mamma Vertebrae on US 2 (2.75 mm) and US 3 (3.25 mm), Yarnarama in the Cerise colourway
~new vanilla socks about to go on the needles
Finished Projects -
~2015 Top Down Preemie Hat #2 on US6 (4mm), James C. Brett Marble Chunky in the MC18 Green colourway
~Mind the Gap While You Try to Catch the Rainbow Socks on US 1½ (2.5 mm), Trailing Clouds Nimbus Self Striping Sock in the Mind the Gap colourway
~Stripey Sleeves of Warmth on US 1½ (2.5 mm), Rainbow Heirloom Twinkle Light in the Fluffy Bunny colourway, madelinetosh tosh sock in the Pop Rocks colourway, + Knit One, Crochet Too Crock-O-Dye in the Candy colourway
Yummies (our current favorite things) -
~Kudos to Tangled Yarn for stellar customer service
~a TARDIS bag of feet
~Marvel's Avengers: Age of Ultron Trailer 2
~on Sunday, 18-January-2015 - Spoilers Socks (Doctor Who Inspired) releases at $5.50 price; for the first week (18-January through 25-January), 25% off so $4.12 with the code SPOILERS
Doctor Who Companions Sock Club - First Edition (Summer 2014) E-book - 1 pattern will be available immediately [Spoilers Socks (Doctor Who Inspired)] The other 2 patterns will be automatically added to your Ravelry Library on the dates listed. [Come Along Pond Socks (Doctor Who Inspired) - 18-February-2015 and Soufflé Girl Socks (Doctor Who Inspired) - 18-March-2015] releases at $13.50; for the first week (18-January through 25-January), 30% off so $9.45 with the code EBOOK
The Ultimate Doctor Who Inspired Sock Collection - Volume 1 (8 pattern collection) 3 patterns will be available immediately [Rescue Me, Chin Boy, & Show Me the Stars Socks; Socks For Ten (Doctor Who Inspired Socks); + Spoilers Socks (Doctor Who Inspired)] The other patterns will be automatically added to your Ravelry Library on the dates listed. [Come Along Pond Socks (Doctor Who Inspired) - 18-February-2015; Soufflé Girl Socks (Doctor Who Inspired) - 18-March-2015; Nice to Meet You Rose (Doctor Who Inspired Socks) - 18-May-2015; Hello I’m Captain Jack Socks (Doctor Who Inspired) - 18-June-2015; and a secret pattern that will be announced later in January - 18-July-2015] releases at $30.00; for the first week (18-January through 25-January), 30% off so $21.00 with the code ULTIMATE
If you are in the EU, you’ll be directed to purchase through LoveKnitting. However, you can’t use these coupon codes on the LoveKnitting website. If you want to purchase any of these items, you can either PM JavaPurl on Ravelry or send me an email to JavaPurlDesigns@gmail.com and I will send you a Paypal invoice for your purchase and will apply the coupon code to it. Once you pay the invoice, I’ll gift the pattern(s) to your Ravelry library.
~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - for January 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. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. Sign Ups for the Retreat and Vendor Applications are now live on the website: 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!
~Damaris is in reading limbo
~The Accidental Anglican: The Surprising Appeal of the Liturgical Church by Todd Hunter (NF Book #1 for this year) - C.C. is reading
~Stargate: SG-1 - rewatching Season 10
~Stargate Atlantis - rewatching Season 3
~Gilmore Girls - rewatching Season 7
~Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman - rewatching Season 4
~Everwood - watching Season 4
~Foyle's War - watching Series 3
~Marvel’s Agent Carter - 1.1 Now is Not the End + 1.2 Bridge and Tunnel, next is 1.3 Time and Tide on 13-01-15
~NCIS - 12.11 Check, next is 12.12 The Enemy Within on 13-01-15
~NCIS: NO - watching Season 1 as it airs
~Person of Interest - watching Season 4 as it airs
~Elementary - 3.9 The Eternity Injection, next is 3.10 Seed Money on 15-01-15
~The Big Bang Theory - watching Season 8 as it airs
~Galavant - watching Season 1 as it airs
~The Librarians - watching Season 1 as it airs
~Castle - watching Season 7 as it airs
~Broadchurch - watching Series 2 as it airs
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 email@example.com)
~Prize donated by Eileen (TwistingPurls) - If the winner lives in the U.S. she/he will receive a skein of SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock 80/20 merino/nylon 425 yards in the Glacier colourway. If the winner is outside the U.S., she/he will choose a pattern up to $10.00 US.
~Knitter’s Pride Karbonz 6” (15cm) Sock Knitting DPNs (US0-US3 - 2mm-3.25mm) 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 -
Donita (inagaddadonita) from Ohio asks:
I’m a former teacher, and hearing about the reasons why your hubs decided to further his education in Scotland in your last episode got me thinking…
This one is mainly for Damaris, but of course, C.C. can chime in, too, with a momma’s perspective: Are there any large differences between your school in the states and your school in Scotland? Do you like one more than the other? Why? Are there any similarities that surprised you (things you expected to be different, but weren’t)?
~If you have a question for us, post it in the Ask the Geeky Girls thread on Ravelry.
Vivacious Volume 1 by Fyberspates - http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/vivacious-volume-1
10 patterns - Digital copy - $16 US (£10.70) - Print book also available
Giveaway - 1 digital copy of the book - Enter to win in our Ravelry group. - 2 weeks to enter, winner announced on Episode 124
Coupon Code - GeekyV15 - Enter at checkout on any Vivacious Volume 1 Single OR the whole collection for 15% off. They’re not single use and will run till 31-January-2015
~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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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 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_isabitgroovy
~ on Fitbit as user 2Y8TJC
~ on Tumblr
~ on Instagram as d_isabitgroovy
~ on YouTube as Damaris is a bit brilliant
Geeky Girls Knit -
~ our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast
~ on Twitter as geekygirlsknit
~ our Facebook page
~ email us: firstname.lastname@example.org
~ on iTunes
~ on YouTube
Until next time,