Thursday, 4 June 2015

Episode 143 ~ In Which There’s Prizes, Prizes, Prizes!!!!!





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

C.C. -
~Super super super super super super secret project DWCSC 3-3 Socks on US1½ (2.5mm)

~2015 Birthday Socks for Noah on US1½ (2.5mm), West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply in the Blue Tit colourway

~Christmas Stocking 3 of 6 for Sister on US 8 (5.0mm), Cascade 220 in the Christmas Red, Highland Green, + Gris colourways

~When you think I'll zig, I'll zag. Then when you think I'm gonna zag, I do zag, just to mess you up for the next time, when I might zig Blanket on US4 (3.5mm), See project page for colourways used

~Mamma Mia! on US 3 (3.25mm), West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley DK in the Knitterboker Glory colourway

Finished Projects -
Damaris -
~bag for noah on US 8 (5 mm), Patons UK Fab DK in the Raspberry colourway

C.C. -
~2015 Top Down Preemie Hat #22 on US6 (4mm), Cascade Yarns 220 Superwash® Sport in the Daffodil colourway + Unknown Pink Yarn

~Super super super super super super secret project IBYC15 Socks Pair 2 on US 1½ (2.5mm)

~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

Yummies (our current favorite things) -
~Forth Bridge Photo Shoot

~parcel from Claudia (claudiatheinert) from Germany

~SPOILER ALERT!!!!!!!! - The Golden Skein parcel

~Stash Dash 2015 - all the details are here
C.C. has a 5K goal~ Her total so far: 1114.5 metres ~ Still to go: 3885.5 metres


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


*Indie Burgh Yarn Crawl 2015 - Saturday 13-June-2015 and Sunday 14-June-2015


*Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza - Thursday 29-October-2015 through Sunday 1-November-2015 here in Edinburgh.
If you are interested in donating a door prize and/or items for our goodie bags, please email us at geekypuffinknitpalooza@gmail.com.
Sign Up for the Retreat on the website: GeekyPuffinKnitPalooza.com
Ravelry group

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!

~Daring Greatly: How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead by Brene Brown (NF Book #6 for this year) - C.C. is reading

~Anne of Green Gables, Anne of Avonlea, Anne of the Island, Anne of Windy Poplars, Anne's House of Dreams, + Anne of Ingleside by Lucy Maud Montgomery - C.C. finished rereading Anne of the Island, Anne of Windy Poplars, + Anne's House of Dreams

~Star Trek Enterprise - finished Season 3

~Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman - watching Season 5

~Murdoch Mysteries - rewatching Season 1

~Scandal - marathoning Season 4

~Bones - watching Season 10 as it airs

~Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries - watching Series 3 as it airs

~Outlander - 1.16 To Ransom a Man's Soul - Season 1 Finale

March/April/May Sheepy Spring KAL -


*Prize Winners Announced!


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

*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!

Doctor Who Inspired Socks KAL -

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

Prize Winners Announced:
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

Outlander KAL -

~co-hosting with Jasmin + Gigi from The Knitmore Girls, Maria from Subway Knits, and Kristin from Yarngasm

*Prize Winners Announced:


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)

June/July/August Summertime and the Living is Easy KAL


*Runs from 1-June through 31-August

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

*NO WIPs - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-June and finished no later than 31-August

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

*Prizes: If you’d like to donate one, PM JavaPurl or Email us at geekygirlsknit@gmail.com


Sam (stealthdragon) donated one of her KnitRunDig bicycle project bags


Cristy (cristyray) donated 2 coupon codes for $5.50 to C.C.’s Ravelry pattern store


from our bag of prizes - a Yellow Bear Wares greeting card, the Gilver pattern by Jo Kelly, and The Knitting Woman by John Vetterlein

*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 Summertime and the Living is Easy KAL ~ FO Pics Only (No Chatter) & tag your project page with the following tag GGKSummertime

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-September 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 Summertime and the Living is Easy KAL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Brigitte (Patchworkbee) from Switzerland asks:
Dear Geeky Girls, I am new in this group. I enjoy watching your podcast immensely!!! Here is my question. And please don't take it personally or the wrong way. Its just my curiosity is getting the better of me….. Damaris do you really enjoy knitting and doing the podcast with your mum? Why do you enjoy it? I so admire young ones like you Damaris who become craftsy at a very young age. The thing is I wish I could motivate my 10yr old niece to pick up knitting. But she gets so bored with it. So, there you have it. Its an honest question with great admiration for both of you! Happy Knitting

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

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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~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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