Thursday, 25 June 2015

Episode 146 ~ In Which Let’s Start With Alcohol

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 Firefly Socks

~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 -

C.C. -
~2015 Top Down Preemie Hat #25 on US6 (4mm), Eden Cottage Yarns Langdale Aran in the Green Tea Cream colourway + Unknown Pink Yarn

~Super super super super super super secret project DWCSC 3-3 Socks

Yummies (our current favorite things) -
~Old Mout Cider - Pomegranate and Strawberry

~Marvel’s Amazing Choice to Replace DeConnick on Captain Marvel: Agent Carter‘s Showrunners

~Welcome to Night Vale

~Stash Dash 2015 - all the details are here
C.C. has a 5K goal~ Her total so far: 1867.9 metres ~ Still to go: 3132.1 metres

~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - for June here and for July 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!

~Insurgent by Veronica Roth - 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

~Psychic Seasons: A Cozy Romantic Mystery Series - Rings on her Fingers, Bells on Her Toes, She Shall Have Music, + Wherever She Goes by ReGina Welling - C.C. finished reading

~Star Trek: The Next Generation - finished rewatching Season 1

~Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman - watching Season 6

~Murdoch Mysteries - finished rewatching Season 3 + rewatching Season 4

~Arrow - marathoning Season 3

~Rizolli and Isles - watching Season 6 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 -
Jorunn (FjordLord) from Norway asks:
Hi Geeky Girls!

I was wondering if you have any thoughts on different knitting styles and how you wrap the yarn around when you knit. The way I learnt to knit as a child, is what I understand is called continental style knitting. This is where you hold the yarn with your left hand, over your left index finger, and use your right needle to “hook” the yarn and then pull it through. The only time I knit while wrapping yarn around using my right hand is when I do colour work.

On the occasions where we can see you actually knitting on your podcast, it seems that you might be knitting the wrap-around-style, and that has always seemed to me to be a (sorry) slower way of doing it. Have you tried other styles of knitting, or have you any other thoughts on this? What do you think are the pros and cons of knitting this way or the other?

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Misc. -

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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
~ on Twitter as geekygirlsknit
~ our Facebook page
~ email us:
~ on iTunes
~ on YouTube

Until next time,
Happy Knitting!


  1. Hey,
    Thanks for the mention and for reading my books.

    I took a look at your site and just have to say that I am jealous because I would love to be able to knit like that. As it is, my best efforts have yielded some pretty crooked scarves that nobody wanted to wear. :(

    1. Thanks so much ReGina! Can't wait to read what you're writing next! xx