Thursday, 30 July 2015

Episode 151 ~ In Which We Takum





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

~Super Secret Coffee Inspired Socks ☕ on US1.5 (2.5mm), Knitting in France Sparkles in the Gradient Pink colourway

C.C. -
~Wayfarer Shawl on US4 (3.5mm), Coolree Cashmerino in the Maldives in May colourway

~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

~Zombie Love Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Mint Rain Hand Dyed Self Striping Tough Sock in the Zombie Love colourway

Finished Projects -
Damaris -
~Super Secret Retreat Socks

C.C. -
~2015 Top Down Preemie Hat #30 on US6 (4mm), West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley DK in the Rainbow colourway

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

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

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~The Diary of River Song from Big Finish, releasing Jan-2016


~Rereleasing my Hello, I'm Captain Jack Harkness Socks (Doctor Who Inspired) in my new pattern layout with 3 sizes - 56 stitch, 64 stitch, + 72 stitch!!!! 72 hour sale on this pattern. From Tuesday, 28-July-15, through Friday, 31-July-15, you can save 20% by using the coupon code JACK.

~showing off my Mamma Mia tank

~Stash Dash 2015 - all the details are here
C.C. has a 5K goal~ Her total so far: 4800.9 metres ~ Still to go: 199.1 metres

~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - for July here and for August 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 geekypuffinknitpalooza@gmail.com.
Sign Up for the Retreat on the website: GeekyPuffinKnitPalooza.com
Ravelry group
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)

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 finished reading

~Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places: A Conversation in Spiritual Theology by Eugene H. Peterson (NF Book #8 for 2015) - C.C. is reading

~Rose Gardner Mysteries by Denise Grover Swank - C.C. finished reading Thirty-Three and a Half Shenanigans, Rose & Helena Save Christmas, + Ripple of Secrets + Thirty-Four and a Half Predicaments

~The Wedding Pact Series by Denise Grover Swank - C.C. finished reading The Substitute + The Player

~Star Trek: The Next Generation - rewatching Season 5

~The Lizzie Bennet Diaries - finished watching

~Emma Approved

~Murdoch Mysteries - finished watching Season 6 + watching Season 7

~Arrow - marathoning Season 3 - didn't get to watch any this week

~Rizolli and Isles - watching Season 6 as it airs

~Dark Matter - watching Season 1 as it airs

~Partners In Crime - watching Series 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 geekygirlsknit@gmail.com


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 -
Tenia (TWcrochet-knit83) from Texas asks:
If/when yall come back to the states, what city or state would you like to live in?

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

Giveaway -
10000 #GGKCRAFTYPAD Pics giveaway in the Ravelry group

Misc. -
~Reminder:
1000 members giveaway in the Ravelry group

150th episode giveaway in the Ravelry group

~Reminder - combining Twitter and Facebook pages
Make sure you follow C.C. on Twitter as cc_almon and Damaris on Twitter as d_isabitgroovy
Make sure you like our Facebook page

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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

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
~ our Facebook page
~ email us: geekygirlsknit@gmail.com
~ on iTunes
~ on YouTube

Until next time,
Happy Knitting!

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