Friday, 17 April 2015

Episode 136 ~ In Which #TheAlmonsTakeNottingham





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Damaris -
~[incredibly clever name coming soon] on US 4 (3.5 mm), See project page for colourways used

~ze I can do zat! hat on US 4 (3.5mm) + US 6 (4.0mm), Easyknits.co.uk Arcadia in the Kirk colourway + West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply in the Poppy Seed colourway

C.C. -
~Oh, Oh, We're Halfway There, Oh, Oh, Livin' On A Prayer on US 7 (4.5mm), Rainbow Heirloom Lush Light in the Apparition, Blue Raspberry, + Princess Rockstar colourways

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

~Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitten Socks on US 1½ (2.5 mm), Pandia's Jewels Super Sparkle in the Rainbow Butterfly Unicorn Kitten colourway

Finished Projects -
Damaris -
~None

C.C. -
~Super super super super super super secret project DWCSC 3-2 Socks

REMINDER!!!!!!!!!!!! The new club goes on sale THIS SATURDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Doctor Who Companions Sock Club 3rd Edition (a collaboration between Julia (nimruse) of Pandia's Jewels and C.C.!)
On sale 18-April-2015
Kits will ship out on the 18th of May, June, and July
Patterns will go live on 25th of May, June, and July
Includes 3 skeins of yarn, an amazing goodie, and 3 of my sock patterns
Price includes shipping and is US $160, Canada $174, and International $187
Listing will be at http://www.pandiasjewels.com on 18-April-2015

~2015 Top Down Preemie Hat #15 on US6 (4mm), West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley DK in the Rainbow colourway

~Super secret blanket square on US7 (4.5mm), Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash® Sport in the Daffodil colourway

Yummies (our current favorite things) -
~Nottingham Trip
*Yarn is from The Yarn Loft in Nottingham




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


*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, info about special classes/workshops at http://www.gingertwiststudios.com/2015/03/30/exclusive-workshops-at-indie-burgh-yarn-crawl-edinburgh-14th-and-15th-june-2015


*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!

~Their Eyes Were Watching God by Zora Neale Hurston - Damaris is reading

~Found: A Story of Questions, Grace & Everyday Prayer by Micha Boyett (NF Book #5 for this year) - C.C. is reading

~Etiquette & Espionage, Curtsies & Conspiracies, + Waistcoats & Weaponry (Finishing School Series) by Gail Carriger - C.C. finished rereading Curtsies & Conspiracies + read Waistcoats & Weaponry

~Eragon, Eldest, Brisingr, + Inheritance (Inheritance Cycle) by Christopher Paolini - C.C. is rereading Eragon

~Star Trek Enterprise - finished rewatching Season 1 + rewatching Season 2

~Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman - watching Season 3

~Mad About You - finished rewatching Series

~Covert Affairs - watching the final 6 episodes

~Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - 2.16 Afterlife, next is 2.17 Melinda on 14-4-15

~NCIS - 12.20 No Good Deed, next is 12.21 Lost In Translation on 14-4-15

~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 - watching Season 3 as it airs

~Bones - watching Season 10 as it airs

~The Big Bang Theory - watching Season 8 as it airs

~Atlantis - watching the final episodes of the entire Series

~Outlander - 1.10 By the Pricking of My Thumb, 1.11 The Devil's Mark on 18-4-15

March/April/May Sheepy Spring KAL -

*Runs from 1-March through 31-May

*Details - any project you knit/crochet/weave/spin that you can convince us that it relates to spring

*Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-March and finished no later than 31-May

*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)


Kelly (KellyChron) donated a goodie bag with a TARDIS WPI keychain, WPI info card, TARDIS yarn button, Toasted Coconut Lolo Bar sample, DoodleDream card


Julia (nimruse) from Pandia’s Jewels donated 5 mini-skeins (24g/120yds) and 3 Star Trek stitch markers


Cristy (cristyray) donated a coupon code for $5.50 to C.C.’s Ravelry pattern store


Eileen (twistingpurls) donated an Oh, how I'd rather be knitting tea towel! from tillyflopdesigns https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/tillyflopdesigns PLUS extra giveaway in a few weeks


Eileen (twistingpurls) donated a pair of Lilac and Black Knitting Needle Earrings from Yellow Bear Wares https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/YellowBearWares PLUS extra giveaway starting next week


from our bag of prizes - top whorl drop spindle with Hilltop Cloud Silk Hankies to spin on it

*Each project you finish and post counts as 1 entry into the giveaway

*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 Sheepy Spring KAL ~ FO Pics Only (No Chatter) & tag your project page with the following tag #GGKSSK

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-June 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 Sheepy Spring KAL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Doctor Who Inspired Socks KAL -

~co-hosting with Sam (stealthdragon) from KnitRunDig and Julia (nimruse) from Pandia’s Jewels

~Runs from 1-April through 31-May

~You must knit any of C.C.’s Doctor Who Inspired Sock patterns.

~Your socks must be begun no earlier than 1-April and finished no later than 31-May

~Feel free to double-dip in other KALs as long as it fits in with other rules

Coupon Codes:
Save 15% off any of C.C.’s Doctor Who Inspired Sock patterns that are in her Ravelry store with the coupon code DWKAL15
Save 15% off any of Sam’s KnitRunDig project bags that are in her Etsy store with the coupon code DWKAL15

Prizes:
5 single Doctor Who Inspired Sock patterns (winner's choice) from C.C.’s Ravelry store - 1 pattern per winner for 5 winners
1 copy of The Ultimate Doctor Who Inspired Sock Collection - Volume 1 eBook
1 TARDIS Needle nook from Pandia’s Jewels
1 TARDIS project bag from KnitRunDig
1 set of Doctor Who Stitch Markers from KnitRunDig

Chatter Threads with Prizes:
There will be 1 winner chosen at random weekly from one of the three chatter threads (there’s a chatter thread in the Geeky Girls Knit group, the Pandia’s Jewels group, and the KnitRunDig group). The winner will be able to choose any 1 single Doctor Who Inspired Sock pattern from C.C.’s Ravelry store.

Hashtag:
The hashtag for this KAL is #DWKAL15

Posting Your Finished Objects:
The FO thread will be in the Geeky Girls Knit group.
You can post once for completing a pair of socks from C.C.’s Doctor Who Inspired Sock patterns.
You can post a second time for knitting your socks with any Pandia’s Jewels colourway of yarn.
You can post a third time with a picture of your finished socks with any KnitRunDig project bag.

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 and hashtag the picture with #kiltmenowKAL

*We will announce prize winners at the end of season 1 of Outlander.

*Prizes: (if you'd like to donate a prize, please PM C.C. (JavaPurl) on Ravelry or email us at geekygirlsknit@gmail.com)


Outlander yarn - Je Suis Prest dyed by Jess from Ginger Twist Studio


Outlander Socks Kit from Julia (nimruse) of Pandia's Jewels and I (A skein of Pandia’s Jewels snug base yarn; Goodies and notions to match the theme of this kit; And a code so you can download the matching sock pattern, The Lady of Lallybroch (Outlander Inspired Socks), created by C.C. Almon for free on Ravelry)


Wee Black Faced Sheep and Ramsay MacSporran patterns from Janice (whippety)


Outlander candle in the US or $10 pattern from Ravelry for International winner from Kelly (kellychron)

*There is a thread in our group for questions, planning, and encouraging each other.

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Belinda (bindeej) from Michigan asks:
You are making preemie hats for charity in wool yarn. Here in the US (or at least in our area) they do not accept wool hats in the NICU. There is concern about allergies to the wool in the tiny newborns. So ours have to be acrylic to be accepted - or cotton. They are fine with cotton too. Wondering about that difference? I have a lot of sock yarn leftover that would make great preemie hats, but it is wool. Guess I’ll have to use it for heels and toes in future socks.

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

Giveaway -

Claire (yellowbear) from Yellow Bear Wares https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/YellowBearWares donated 3 of her greeting cards. The 3 winners are announced!


Julie (Tillyflop) from Tilly Flop Designs donated 2 of her temporary tattoos. Two winners will each win 1 tattoo. Go to her shop https://www.etsy.com/shop/tillyflopdesigns and then to the thread in our Ravelry group to tell us your favourite item from her shop. Giveaway will run until Episode 138 is recorded.

Misc. -
~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!

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~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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