Thursday, 22 January 2015

Episode 124 ~ In Which That’s What It’s All About





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. -
~Rescue Me, Chin Boy, and Show Me the Stars (Doctor Who Inspired Socks) - The Redux, from my own design pattern Rescue Me, Chin Boy, & Show Me the Stars Socks, on US 1½ (2.5 mm), Lisa Souza Sock! Merino in the Violet colourway

~Mamma Vertebrae on US 2 (2.75 mm) and US 3 (3.25 mm), Yarnarama in the Cerise colourway

~Some Pleasant Pheasant Socks on US 1½ (2.5 mm), West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply in the Pheasant colourway

Finished Projects -
Damaris -
~None

C.C. -
~2015 Top Down Preemie Hat #3 on US6 (4mm), Brigantia Luxury Yarn Double Knit in the 8100 colourway + Sirdar Folksong Chunky in the Quirky colourway

~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

Yummies (our current favorite things) -
~Pattern prize won from Dragonfly Soars Podcast, prize was donated by Suzanne (amiyesiam) - Big Damn Heroes by Kimberly Golynskiy and Fine Tune by Joji Locatelli

~Things from Sam (stealthdragon)
SIDE NOTE: While waiting for this podcast episode to upload for yall, I (C.C.) was scrolling through my Facebook feed and this Shakespearian version of the Hokey Pokey was there. I thought it was funny, shared it with Damaris, and then thought I'd share it with yall too.


~Stuff from Ginger Twist Studio

~Reminder that sale continues through Sunday, 25-January


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 request for your purchase and will apply the coupon code to it. Once you pay, 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 - for the Podcaster Lounge, we'll be having special #GGKCRAFTYPAD prompts, make your suggestions in the Ravelry thread and we haven’t decided if we’ll pick our favourites ourselves or have yall vote, still pondering on that - we’ll also have a giveaway of tickets to EYF in the coming weeks so watch for that soon


*Indie Burgh Yarn Crawl 2015 - Saturday 13-June-2015 and Sunday 14-June-2015 http://www.gingertwiststudios.com/indie-burgh-yarn-crawl


*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. 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!

~ Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury - Damaris is reading

~The Accidental Anglican: The Surprising Appeal of the Liturgical Church by Todd Hunter (NF Book #1 for this year) - C.C. finished 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 A Breath of Snow and Ashes + is reading An Echo in the Bone

~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 - finished watching the Series

~Felicity - watching Season 1

~Foyle's War - watching Series 3

~Mad About You - rewatching Season 1

~Marvel’s Agent Carter - 1.3 Time and Tide, next is 1.4 The Blitzkrieg Button on 27-01-15

~NCIS - 12.12 The Enemy Within, next is 12.13 We Build, We Fight on 03-02-15

~NCIS: NO - watching Season 1 as it airs

~Person of Interest - watching Season 4 as it airs

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 10 as it airs

~Elementary - 3.10 Seed Money, next is 3.11 The Illustrious Client on 22-01-15

~Galavant - watching Season 1 as it airs

~The Librarians - watching Season 1 as it airs (Season 1 Finale)

~Call the Midwife - watching Series 4 as it airs

~NCIS: LA - watching Season 6 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 geekygirlsknit@gmail.com)


~Prize donated by Eileen (TwistingPurls) - 2 Prizes - each winner will win 1 skein of SweetGeorgia Tough Love Sock 80/20 merino/nylon 425 yards in the Glacier colourway.


~Knitter’s Pride Karbonz 6” (15cm) Sock Knitting DPNs (US0-US3 - 2mm-3.25mm) from our bag of prizes


~British Birds Project bag from KnitRunDig donated by the amazing bag designer Sam (StealthDragon)

*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 -
Dixie (desz72) from Alabama asks:
When I was in college, one of my history teachers taught on various armed forces bases around the world. One of the things she mentioned was when she had time off base she would go places and play “Spot the Tourist”. Have you guys done so yet or are you still the tourists when you are out and about?

Every region has a slightly different dialect/manners etc. besides the use of wee (which is what I’ve noticed) are you picking up and becoming integrated into the region?

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

Misc. -

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

We announce the winner of the giveaway of 1 digital copy of the book.

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 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
~ 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: geekygirlsknit@gmail.com
~ on iTunes
~ on YouTube

Until next time,
Happy Knitting!

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