Thursday, 13 August 2015
Episode 153 ~ In Which We Go to the Beach
~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
~Secret DW cowl on US 4 (3.5 mm), Shamu Makes Silver Twinkle Sprite Sparkle sock yarn
~wit beyond measure (Ravenclaw socks) on US 1.5 (2.5 mm), Mint Rain Hand Dyed Yarns Tough Sock in the Ravenclaw 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
~Flutter By Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), The Knitting Goddess UK 4ply BRITSOCK in the Golden Wings Flutter By colourway
Finished Projects -
~Super Secret Coffee Inspired Socks ☕ on US1.5 (2.5mm), Knitting in France Sparkles in the Gradient Pink colourway
~2015 Top Down Preemie Hat #32 on US6 (4mm), West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply in the Pheasant colourway
~Zombie Love Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Mint Rain Hand Dyed Self Striping Tough Sock in the Zombie Love colourway
Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Poke Me Not
~Stickers from http://BeckaDoodles.etsy.com
~Pumpkin Spice creamer
~Askews Me Shawl (pattern by Stephen West) knit for me by Julia (nimruse)
~Clara and Rose flash sale - watch social media for the details
~Stash Dash 2015 - all the details are here
C.C. has a 5K goal~ Her total so far: 5299.4 metres - GOAL MET!
~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
~The Emperor’s Edge Series by Lindsay Buroker - C.C. finished reading The Emperor’s Edge and Dark Currents + is reading Deadly Games
~Star Trek: The Next Generation - rewatching Season 6
~Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - rewatching Season 1
~Emma Approved - finished
~Murdoch Mysteries - finished watching Season 7 + watching Season 8
~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
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 email@example.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.
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Where are u originally from? U don’t have the Scottish accent. love love your podcast.
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Until next time,