Thursday, 6 August 2015
Episode 152 ~ In Which We Rename That Segment
~Welcome new members who've introduced themselves in our Ravelry Group
On the Needles -
~[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
~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 -
~2015 Top Down Preemie Hat #31 on US6 (4mm), Unknown blue, green, and brown yarn
Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Night Vale @ Geeky Con - Cecil reads the 2nd chapter of the book and a bit of the Q&A
~Stash Dash 2015 - all the details are here
C.C. has a 5K goal~ Her total so far: 4836.9 metres ~ Still to go: 163.1 metres
~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - 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
*Stitch in Time: A Knitting Cabaret will be playing from 14-31 August (except 18, 25 Aug) at 19:00, at the Safari Lounge, 21 Cadzow Place, Edinburgh. We'll be attending on Monday, 17-August-2015.
*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.
Sign Up for the Retreat on the website: GeekyPuffinKnitPalooza.com
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What We're Watching, Reading, + Listening To -
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!
~Allegiant by Veronica Roth - Damaris is 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
~Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs - C.C. finished reading
~Miami Requiem by JB Turner - C.C. finished reading
~The Emperor’s Edge by Lindsay Burokers - C.C. is reading
~Star Trek: The Next Generation - finished rewatching Season 5 + rewatching Season 6
~Murdoch Mysteries - watching Season 7
~Arrow - marathoning Season 3
~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
~Welcome to Night Vale - ep 71
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 -
Melody (CraftyLadyMel) from Florida asks:
I would like to know what kind of yarn would either of you choose to make fingerless gloves for someone who works outdoors in cool weather. My hubby is a carpenter who works with his hands everyday and sometimes he is outside. I made him a pair of gloves with sock yarn a few years ago and need to make him another pair, but would like some ideas for yarn to make him an even warmer pair. I don’t want to make them with a bulky weight yarn. Thanks!!!?
We mentioned West Yorkshire Spinners 100% Bluefaced Leicester DK, West Yorkshire Spinners Jacobs Yarn - DK Thickness, Rainbow Heirloom Lush DK, Rainbow Heirloom Worsted Sweater, Ginger’s Hand Dyed Masham Mayhem DK, Regia 6-ply Pandia's Jewels Delight.
What would you recommend? Post in this week’s episode thread.
~If you have a question for us, post it in the Ask the Geeky Girls thread on Ravelry.
1000 members giveaway winner + 150th episode giveaway winner announced
10000 #GGKCRAFTYPAD Pics giveaway in the Ravelry group
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Until next time,