Thursday, 18 June 2015

Episode 145 ~ In Which There’s Canadian + Australian + American Murders, Who Knew?

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)

~Christmas Stocking 4 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

~2015 Birthday Socks for Lola on US1½ (2.5mm), Schachenmayr Regia Fluormania Color in the Neon Beach colourway

Finished Projects -
Damaris -
~hat for noah #2 on US 6 (4 mm) + US 8 (5 mm), Patons UK Fab DK in the Raspberry colourway

C.C. -
~2015 Top Down Preemie Hat #24 on US6 (4mm), King Cole Merino Blend Aran in the Fern colourway + Unknown Blue Yarn

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

Yummies (our current favorite things) -
~Gilmore Girls reunion panel

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

~Indie Burgh Yarn Crawl 2015 Socks

~Hello, I’m Captain Jack Harkness Socks (Doctor Who Inspired) release

~Speed Crafting

~NeoSport FitBit bracelets -

~Stash Dash 2015 - all the details are here
C.C. has a 5K goal~ Her total so far: 1704.4 metres ~ Still to go: 3295.6 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

*Yarn in the City: The Great London Yarn Crawl - Saturday 5-September-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
Sign Up for the Retreat on the website:
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!

~The Giver by Lois Lowry - Damaris is reading

~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 Rilla of Ingleside

~Dead Wrong by Leighann Donna - C.C. read

~A Saucy Murder by A.J. Carton - C.C. read

~Innocent in Las Vegas by A.R. Winters - C.C. read

~Star Trek Enterprise - finished watching Series

~Star Trek: The Next Generation - rewatching Season 1

~Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman - finished watching Season 5 + watching Season 6

~Murdoch Mysteries - finished rewatching Season 2 + rewatching Season 3

~Arrow - marathoning Season 3

~Bones - watching Season 10 as it airs

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

~Dark Matter - watching Season 1 as it airs

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

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

Eileen (TwistingPurls) donated a skein of Space Cadet Celeste in the Alpha Centauri colourway

Lydia (gypsythedog) donated a single pattern up to $10 from Ravelry

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 -
Frances (francesnojd) from Canada asks:
If you could knit anything in any yarn (time, technique/skill, budget etc is not an issue), what would be your “dream” knit? Doesn’t have to be a specific pattern, a type of pattern works too. What yarn would you like to use? (Remember you don’t have a budget!;) )

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

Review -

Max and Bodhi’s Wardrobe from Tin Can Knits
print and digital $18 ~ digital only $16

Misc. -

~Reminder - Giveaway - Amy Crook from Amy's Not Dead Yet - on Etsy | on Twitter | on Instagram | Art Blog Amy sent us an amazing assortment of greeting cards, bookmarks, and stickers from the geeky worlds of Sherlock, Doctor Who, and Star Trek. She also sent another set of what she sent us to give away to yall! 3 winners each will win a fun mix of Amy's lovelies! The giveaway will run for 2 weeks. Winners will be announced on Episode 146. To enter, go to Amy's Etsy store, find your favourite item, and then pop over to the giveaway thread in our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast to tell us about it. You must be a member of our Ravelry group in order to win.

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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
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Until next time,
Happy Knitting!