Thursday, 17 September 2015

Episode 158 ~ In Which We Want You to Have a Lovely Upside Down Day





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

C.C. -
~Perfect Pink Barley Hat on US6 (4mm) + US8 (5mm), Rainbow Heirloom Sweater in the Perfect Pink colourway

~Doctor Who Baby Blanket - Take 2 on US6 (4mm), West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley Aran in the Charcoal, Light Brown, Forest Green, Rust, + Plum colourways + West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley DK in the White, Grey, Blue, Caradamom, + Nutmeg colourways

~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

~Damaris' Sweet 16 Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply in the Wood Pigeon colourway

On Hold for Birthday Sock Knitting - ~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 -
~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. -
~2015 Top Down Preemie Hat #37 on US6 (4mm), Rowan Lima in the Puno colourway

~Lelly on US1.5 (2.5mm), Yarns From The Plain Nether Alderley in the Distant Waters colourway

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Handspun from Rebecca of Bluebonnet Fibers

~Yarn from The Golden Skein

~Doctor Who Series 9 Prologue


~Notecard + print from And Smile Studio

~Damaris started her new theatre class

~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - details for September here
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~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 and/or Classes on the website: GeekyPuffinKnitPalooza.com


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!

~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

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

~The Good Neighbor by A.J. Banner - C.C. finished reading

~The Einstein Prophecy by Robert Masello - C.C. finished reading

~Star Trek: The Next Generation - rewatching Season 7

~Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - rewatching Season 2

Not this week ~The Blacklist - watching Season 1

~Motive - watching Season 1

~Supernatural - finished watching Season 3 + watching Season 4

~Rizolli and Isles - watching Season 6 as it airs

~Continuum - watching Season 4 (final 6 episodes of the show)

~Doc Martin - watching Series 7 as it airs

~Doctor Who - rewatching Series 8 before Series 9 begins on Saturday

~Welcome To Night Vale - episode 74 (Civic Changes)

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 -
Katie (ktjane82) from the U.K. asks:
You are avid readers like me do you are a favourite author- are there any must read recommendations you can give me?

We mention:
Ilona Andrews’ Kate Daniels series
anything Rachael Herron
Denise Grover Swank’s Rose Gardner Mystery series
ReGina Welling’s Psychic Seasons series
Shelley Adina’s Magnificent Devices series
Gail Carriger’s The Parasol Protectorate series + Finishing School series
Diana Gabaldon’s Outlander series
Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files series
Christopher Paolini’s Inheritance Cycle series
C.S. Lewis
Jane Austen
J.R.R. Tolkien
J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series

Misc. -


Gawain’s Shield by Karen Robinson Giveaway Winner announced


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

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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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