Thursday, 16 July 2015
Episode 149 ~ In Which We Come to the Garden Alone...Except We’re Not Alone
~Welcome new members who've introduced themselves in our Ravelry Group
~In last week’s Ask the Geeky Girls, we credited the Divergence shawl to the wrong designer. The correct designer is Christelle Nihoul. The designer we mentioned, Mindy Ross, designed the Dangling Conversation shawl. Our apologies to both Christelle and Mindy!
On the Needles -
~[incredibly clever name coming soon] on US 4 (3.5 mm), See project page for colourways used
~Super Secret Retreat Socks
~Christmas Stocking 5 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 Waylon on US1½ (2.5mm), Schachenmayr Regia Fluormania Color in the Neon Beach colourway
Finished Projects -
~2015 Top Down Preemie Hat #28 on US6 (4mm), Adriafil Knitcol in the Cool Colours colourway + Berroco Vintage in the Oats colourway
~2015 Birthday Socks for Wyatt on US1½ (2.5mm), Schachenmayr Regia Fluormania Color in the Neon Beach colourway
Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Doctor Who Series 9 coming 19-September - trailer
~Sherlock Special First Look coming soon...ish
~“I Am Enough” ring
Marvel at Nerd HQ (contains some NSFW language)
Women Who Kick Ass
~Watched all of The Lizzie Bennet Diaries
~Rewatching Emma Approved
~K-9 Says Affirmative Socks (Doctor Who Inspired) release on Saturday, 18-July, coupon code for 30% off through Saturday, 25-July is GGKK9
~Firefly Sock Kit - $57 plus shipping for yarn, pattern, and goodies, pre-order from Friday, 17-July, at 10am EST through Saturday, 25-July, at 8pm EST, kits will ship 18-August http://www.pandiasjewels.com
~Stash Dash 2015 - all the details are here
C.C. has a 5K goal~ Her total so far: 2758.7 metres ~ Still to go: 2241.3 metres
~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - 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 http://www.greatlondonyarncrawl.com - TEAM CAMEL (Loop - Fringe - Knit with Attitude)
*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 email@example.com.
Sign Up for the Retreat on the website: GeekyPuffinKnitPalooza.com
Vendor Market open to the public on Saturday, 31-October-2015 from 1pm to 3pm - £3 entry fee or donation of 1 knitted or crocheted item for charity (we'll donate everything to Knit for Peace)
A Beginner’s Guide to Knitting Retreats blog post and Katherine Lymer’s Holiday Knitting, Knitting Holiday blog post
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
~Mudhouse Sabbath: An Invitation to a Life of Spiritual Discipline by Lauren Winner (NF Book #7 for 2015) - C.C. is reading
~Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling - C.C. finished rereading Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince + Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
~The Social God and the Relational Self: A Trinitarian Theology of the Imago Dei by Stanley Grenz ~ the Hubs is reading
~Unboxed by Amy Crook - C.C. finished reading
~The Courtship of Julian St. Albans (Consulting Magic Series) by Amy Crook - C.C. is reading
~Star Trek: The Next Generation - finished rewatching Season 3 + rewatching Season 4
~How to Get Away With Murder - watching Season 1
~Murdoch Mysteries - finished watching Season 5 + watching Season 6
~Arrow - marathoning Season 3
~Rizolli and Isles - watching Season 6 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Sam (stealthdragon) donated one of her KnitRunDig bicycle project bags
Cristy (cristyray) donated 3 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 -
Lindsay (lilmonkeysmom85) from North Carolina asks:
I was wondering when do you change colors of yarn while knitting toe up contrasting heel and toe socks. Do you change colors for the heel before or after you start gusset?
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Until next time,