Friday, 11 September 2015

Episode 157 ~ In Which Cats, Cats, Cats, Cats, Cats





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

~Sparklicious Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), fivemoons Artemis 4ply in the Rainbow Nebula colourway + sparkleduck Galaxy in the Out of Darkness colourway

Finished Projects -
Damaris -
~None

C.C. -
~2015 Top Down Preemie Hat #35 + #36 on US6 (4mm), Pandia's Jewels Hand Dyed Yarn & Fiber Snug in the Lallybroch colourway + and Unknown Teal Yarn

~Flexure Mitts on US2 (2.75mm), Easyknits.co.uk Sushi Sock Roll in the Lovely Lydia colourway + The Knitting Goddess UK 4ply British wool and nylon in the Shades of Pink colourway

Yummies (our current favourite things) -

~Yarn in the City: The Great London Yarn Crawl - Saturday 5-September-2015 http://www.greatlondonyarncrawl.com - The Knitting Goddess UK 4ply British wool and nylon mini skeins in the Shades of Pink colourway
From Loop - The Uncommon Thread Tough Sock in the Nutcracker colourway; Madeline Tosh Unicorn Tails in the Cathedral colourway
From Fringe - Lang Yarns Jawoll Magic in the 13 + 19 colourways

~Yarn from Sam - String Theory Colorworks Entanglement in the Aconite colourway + The Knitting Goddess in the Happy Feet colourway

~Pumpkin spice frappuccinos + lattes

~River Song returning for Christmas

~Stonehenge

~Jane Austen's House Museum

~stickers from Sweet Ava’s Paper + Paperchase

~The Harry Potter Shop at Platform 9 3/4

Pictures from our Holiday









~bookmarks from Amy’s Not Dead Yet

~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - details for September here









~Upcoming Events We'll Be Attending

*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 finished reading

~Mansfield Park by Jane Austen - 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 Curse Keepers Collection by Denise Grover Swank - C.C. finished reading The Curse Breakers, This Changes Everything, + The Curse Defiers

~The Detective Kendall Halsrud Series by Marla Madison - C.C. finished reading Relative Malice + Ice Malice

~The Gambler by Denise Grover Swank - C.C. read

~The Kate Davis Series by Ilona Andrews - C.C. reread Magic Rises + read Magic Breaks

~Discworld by Terry Pratchett - C.C. is reading The Colour of Magic

~Star Trek: The Next Generation - rewatching Season 7

~Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - rewatching Season 2

Not this week ~The Blacklist - watching Season 1

~Murdoch Mysteries - finished watching Season 8

~Motive - watching Season 1

~Supernatural - watching Season 2

Not this week ~Rizolli and Isles - watching Season 6 as it airs

~Partners In Crime - finished watching Series 1

~Welcome To Night Vale - (episode 73 Triptych)

June/July/August Summertime and the Living is Easy KAL


*Prize Winners Announced:


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

September/October/November Artistic Autumnal KAL


*Runs from 1-September through 30-November

*Details - any project you knit/crochet/weave/spin that you can convince us that it relates to autumn

*NO WIPs - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-September and finished no later than 30-November

*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


Cristy (cristyray) donated 3 coupon codes for $5.50 to C.C.’s Ravelry pattern store


Eileen (TwistingPurls) donated a skein of Rocky Mountain Dyeworks Kicking Horse sock yarn in the Wisteria colorway


Jodi (azknitwit) donated a skein of her Sun Soaked Yarns Superwash Fingering (75% Merino - 25% Nylon) 100 grams yarn in the Scarecrow in the corn maze colourway


from us - 2 prizes each includes the Yarn in the City Great London Yarn Crawl tote bag, a pattern, and a skein of yarn


from our bag of prizes - a Yellow Bear Wares Lilac & Black knitting needle earrings

*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 the Artistic Autumnal KAL ~ FO Pics Only

*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!

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Angela (RainbowAnge)Angela (RainbowAnge) from the U.K. asks:
My boyfriend will be coming to Edinburgh for work reasons at some point before the end of September…hopefully I will have the opportunity to travel with him. Do you have any recommendations for things I should do in and around Edinburgh yarny and otherwise? I will have a couple of days to myself while he is working and then we hope to extend our stay so we can do a couple of days of sightseeing together.

We mention the list/map of places to see that we made for retreat attendees. You can find it here: http://geekypuffinknitpalooza.blogspot.co.uk/2015/07/places-to-see-in-edinburgh.html

Giveaways -

Gawain’s Shield by Karen Robinson
giveaway is 1 physical copy of the book, enter in the giveaway thread in our Ravelry group by telling us which of the patterns in the collection is your favourite, winner announced in Episode 158


~Winners of 3rd Podiversary Giveaway Announced

Misc. -


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
optional wedge project bag by Sam of KnitRunDig for $20

~Recording schedule -
*Back to normal schedule with Episode 158 release on Thursday 17-Sept

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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
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Until next time,
Happy Knitting!

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