Thursday, 1 October 2015

Episode 160 ~ In Which We Have Hats, Hats, Hats, Hats, Socks





Show Notes:

Intro -
~Welcome new members who've introduced themselves in our Ravelry Group

On the Needles -
Both -
~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, Cardamom, + Nutmeg colourways

~Fly Away With the Doctor on US7 (4.5mm), 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, Cardamom, + Nutmeg colourways

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

~Secret Pumpkin Spice Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Rainbow Heirloom yarn

C.C. -
~Bumble Hat the 3rd on US5 (3.75mm) + US10.5 (6.5mm), Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 in the Christmas Red, Highland Green, + Gris 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

~Katy's 2015 Birthday Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Knit Picks Stroll in the Cupcake Multi 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 -
~None

C.C. -
~2015 Top Down Preemie Hat #39 on US6 (4mm), Lizzie's Wool-Blend DK in the orange + cream colourways

~Bumble Hat the 1st on US5 (3.75mm) + US10.5 (6.5mm), West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley DK in the Knitterboker Glory colourway

~Bumble Hat the 2nd on US5 (3.75mm) + US10.5 (6.5mm), Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 in the Christmas Red, Highland Green, + Gris colourways

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

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Damaris’ yarn from Whimzy

~Goal met for Pumpkin Spice sock kit!

~Parcel from Eileen (TwistingPurls)

~Yarn from Kaitie (mintrain)

~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - details for October 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 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 Light Fantastic
Discworld Reading Guide - click to make it larger


~Magnificent Devices Series by Shelley Adina - C.C. finished reading A Gentleman of Means

~The Dresden Files Series by Jim Butcher - C.C. finished rereading Storm Front + Fool Moon + is rereading Grave Peril

~Star Trek: The Next Generation - rewatching Season 7

~Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - rewatching Season 2

~The Blacklist - watching Season 1

~Motive - watching Season 2

~Supernatural - watching Season 5

~NCIS - watching Season 13 as it airs

~NCIS:NO - watching Season 2 as it airs

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

~Downton Abbey - watching final Series as it airs

~Once Upon A Time - watching Season 5 as it airs

~Doc Martin - watching Series 7 as it airs

~The Big Bang Theory - watching Season 9 as it airs

~Castle - watching Season 8 as it airs

~NCIS:LA - watching Season 7 as it airs

~Doctor Who - 9x02 The Witch's Familiar, Next time 9x03 Under the Lake

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 -
Alice (chinaknits) from the U.K. asks:
Do you time yourself knitting? I have problems with over using my hands but don’t realise how bad it is until a day later. The occupational therapist suggested I take regular breaks, do you do this, and if so how do you manage it?

Misc. -
~Strawberries & Cream Frappé pattern live on Sunday, 4-Oct.
http://www.ravelry.com/designers/cc-almon Save 38% through Sunday, 11-Oct with coupon code CCSBDAY.
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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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