Thursday, 19 February 2015

Episode 128 ~ In Which Damaris Has A Head Canon





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

~socks for *someone* on US 1/2 (2.5 mm), Knit Picks Stroll Hand-Painted in the Make Believe colourway

C.C. -
~Super super super super super super secret project Doctor Who Kit 1 Socks

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

~Bubble-y Socks on US 1½ (2.5 mm), Spun Right Round Snappy Socks in the Bubble colourway

Finished Projects -
Damaris -
~None

C.C. -
~2015 Top Down Preemie Hat #7 on US6 (4mm), Adriafil Knitcol in the Cool Colours colourway

~Gramps Sweater for Isaac on US 6 (4.0 mm) + US 7 (4.5 mm), Brigantia Luxury Yarn Aran in the Dark Turquoise + Seagull colourways

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

Yummies (our current favorite things) -

~Valentine’s Cards

~Pumpkin Spice Tea

~Fandom Stickers https://www.etsy.com/shop/Beckadoodles


~The Lady of Lallybroch (Outlander Inspired Socks) - Diana Gabaldon likes them!




Pattern available separately for $5.50 - from Saturday 14-Feb through Saturday 21-Feb, get 14% off with the code LOVE (so it will be $4.73)

If you are in the EU, you’ll be directed to purchase through LoveKnitting. However, you can’t use this coupon code on the LoveKnitting website. If you want to purchase this pattern, 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 to your Ravelry library.



~Come Along Pond Socks (Doctor Who Inspired) releases at $5.50 price, for the first week (18-February through 25-February), 25% off so $4.12 with the coupon code ComeAlongPond

Doctor Who Companions Sock Club - First Edition (Summer 2014) E-book - 2 patterns will be available immediately [Spoilers Socks (Doctor Who Inspired) + Come Along Pond Socks (Doctor Who Inspired)] The other pattern, Soufflé Girl Socks (Doctor Who Inspired), will be automatically added to your Ravelry Library on 18-March-2015. Price is $13.50; for the next week (18-February through 25-February), 20% off so $10.80 with the code EBOOK2

The Ultimate Doctor Who Inspired Sock Collection - Volume 1 (8 pattern collection) - 4 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); + Come Along Pond Socks (Doctor Who Inspired)] The other patterns will be automatically added to your Ravelry Library on the dates listed. [SoufflĂ© 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; + K-9 Says Affirmative Socks (Doctor Who Inspired) - 18-July-2015]. Price is $30.00; for the next week (18-February through 25-February), 20% off so $24.00 with the code ULTIMATE2

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.

~Upcoming in April/May - Doctor Who Inspired Socks KAL co-hosting with Sam (stealthdragon) from KnitRunDig



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

Vote for your favourite #GGKCraftyPAD prompts that we'll be featuring in a special EYF #EYF2015 #GGKCraftyPAD! Voting is in the post in our Ravelry group http://www.ravelry.com/discuss/geeky-girls-knit-podcast/topics/3131570 (last day of vote is Friday, 20-February-2015)


*I Knit Fandango - Friday 15-May-2015 + Saturday 16-May-2015 at Royal Horticultural Halls, Lindley Hall, Westminster, London - C.C. will be sharing a booth with her patterns and Sam of KnitRunDig's project bags


*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 - Special announcement about our new teacher and class coming in early March

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

~Soulful Spirituality: Becoming Fully Alive and Deeply Human by David G. Benner (NF Book #3 for this year) - C.C. is reading

~Cross-Shattered Christ: Meditations on the Seven Last Words by Stanley Hauerwas (NF Book #4 for this year) - all 3 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 rereading Written in My Own Heart’s Blood, A Leaf on the Wind of All Hallows, + The Space Between

~Thirty-One and a Half Regrets (Rose Gardner Mystery, Book 4) by Denise Grover Swank - C.C. finished reading

~Virtual Gilmore - 8.16-8.22, end of Season 8

~Stargate Atlantis - finished watching Series

~Stargate Universe - watching Season 1

~Veronica Mars - watching Season 2

~Felicity - watching Season 2

~Mad About You - finished rewatching Season 3

~Marvel’s Agent Carter - 1.6 A Sin to Err, next is 1.7 Snafu on 17-02-15

~NCIS - 12.14 Cadence, next is 12.15 Cabin Fever on 17-02-15

~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 - 3.14 The Female of the Species, next is 3.15 When Your Number's Up on 19-02-15

~Call the Midwife - watching Series 4 as it airs

~Broadchurch - watching Series 2 as it airs

~Castle - watching Season 7 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 -
Katherine (Kaka0699) asks:
I was just wondering, where do you get all of the mannequin feet you use to show off your socks?

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


Review -
Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 12 - Spring 2015

Misc. -

WINNER ANNOUNCED! - Edinburgh Yarn Festival - Saturday 14-March-2015 + Sunday 15-March-2015 at Edinburgh Corn Exchange, 1 prize of 2 weekend tickets to Edinburgh Yarn Festival


~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!

~Interested in having an ad on the podcast? On the podcast blog/shownotes? Email us at geekygirlsknit@gmail.com for details.

~Want to have your product reviewed by The Geeky Girls or to have a giveaway on our podcast? Email us at geekygirlsknit@gmail.com for details.

~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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