Thursday, 27 August 2015

Episode 155 ~ In Which It’s Our 2nd Scotiversary!





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

~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

C.C. -
~Lelly on US1.5 (2.5mm), Yarns From The Plain Nether Alderley in the Distant Waters 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 -
Damaris -
~None

C.C. -
~2015 Top Down Preemie Hat #34 on US6 (4mm), Coolree Cashmerino in the Maldives in May colourway

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Yarn from The Knitmore Girls

~West Yorkshire Spinners Yarn for Katie W’s blanket

~Knitting Goddess yarn


~Also, I Can Kill You With My Brain Socks (Firefly Inspired)

~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - for August here and for September 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.
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

~Detective Jack Stratton Mystery Series by Christopher Greyson - C.C. finished reading Data Jack

~Days of the Guardian Series by D. Marie Prokop - C.C. finished reading The Red String + The Red Cloak

~TJ Peacock & Lisa Rayburn Mysteries by Marla Madison - C.C. finished reading She’s Not There + is reading Trespass

~Star Trek: The Next Generation - finished rewatching Season 6 + rewatching Season 7

~Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - finished rewatching Season 1 + rewatching Season 2

~The Blacklist - watching Season 1

~Murdoch Mysteries - watching Season 8

~Supernatural - finished watching Season 1 + watching Season 2

~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 -
Katie (ktjane82) from the U.K. asks:
You seem to do so much every week (reading, watching tv shows, Films and podcasts, crafting and normal life) how on earth do you fit everything in - I struggle to do/watch everything I want to in a week!

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

Review -
Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 14


Misc. -
~Jan B Smiley Giveaway - To enter, visit Jan’s Etsy shop and then go to the thread in our Ravelry group and tell us your favourite item.


I Love You More Than Pumpkin Spice! Sock Kit
$40 plus shipping
the kit includes a sock pattern from me, two 50g skeins of 75% Superwash Merino - 25% Nylon yarn from Rainbow Heirloom, and four pumpkin spice themed goodies

~Recording schedule -
*Mini episode 156 releases on Monday 31-Aug with JanBSmiley giveaway winner announced and 3rd podiversary giveaway starting.
*Episode 157 releases on Friday 11-Sept with London trip fun and 3rd podiversary giveaway winners announced.
*Back to normal schedule with Episode 158 release on Thursday 17-Sept

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~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 Instagram as d_isabitgroovy
~ Damaris' Woman of the Week


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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