Monday, 26 October 2015

Episode 164 - In Which History Would Be Much More Entertaining With Rap Battles





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Both -
On Hold ~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 -
On Hold ~[incredibly clever name coming soon] on US 4 (3.5 mm), See project page for colourways used

On Hold ~Secret DW cowl on US 4 (3.5 mm), Shamu Makes Silver Twinkle Sprite Sparkle sock yarn

~une cocarde pour Valjean on US 1.5 (2.5 mm), King Cole Merino Blend 4ply in Cranberry, White, French Navy

C.C. -
~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

~Peacocks Seek Revenge in the Autumn Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Berry Colorful Yarnings Saturated Sock Self Striping in the Peacocks Revenge colourway

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

Upcoming ~ my NaKniSweMo (details about National Knit A Sweater in A Month here) sweater for 2015 is the Fairchild by Bristol Ivy from Pom Pom Quarterly Winter 2014 in Excelana Luxury DK in the Ruby Red colourway

Finished Projects -
Damaris -
~une cocarde pour Cosette on US 1.5 (2.5 mm), King Cole Merino Blend 4ply in Cranberry, White, French Navy

C.C. -
~2015 Top Down Preemie Hat #43 on US6 (4mm), Lizzie's Wool-Blend DK in the Orange colourway + Red Heart Super Saver Heathers in the Grey Heather colourway

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~was gifted the Esther Belle Shawl by Emily (chainoffools) of the Fibertown Podcast

~Sherlock - The Abominable Bride, 1-January-2016, Series 4 filming in the Spring

~Pumpkin the Kitty from WonkyDragon on Etsy

~Ham4Ham


~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - details for October here and for November 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!

~Welcome to Night Vale by Joseph Fink + Jeffrey Cranor - Damaris is reading/listening to

ON HOLD ~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 Dresden Files Series by Jim Butcher - C.C. finished reading Small Favor + is reading Turn Coat

~Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - rewatching Season 3

~Star Trek: Voyager - rewatching Season 1

~The Blacklist - watching Season 2

~Tru Calling - watching Season 1

~Supernatural - watching Season 7

~NCIS - watching Season 13 as it airs

~NCIS:NO - watching Season 2 as it airs

~Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - watching Season 3 as it airs

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 11 as it airs

~Bones - watching Season 11 as it airs

~Haven - watching final 13 episodes of Season 5 (final season)

~Doctor Who - 9x06 The Woman Who Lived - next time is 9x07 The Zygon Invasion

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 -
Mandy (Knitasaurs) from Florida asks:
If you have answered this already I apologize in advance. But I’m curious. You ladies are Trek fans. Who is your favorite Captain? Kirk, Picard, Sisko, Janeway or Archer? Me? It’s Picard all day, everyday. But Archer was up there too.

Giveaway -

I'm giving away one of my I Love You More Than Pumpkin Spice Sock Kits. To enter, check out my patterns on Ravelry and then go to the giveaway thread in our Ravelry group to tell me what you’d like to inspire a future pattern. The thread will close on 11-November-15 and the winner will be announced in Episode 166.

Purchase the pattern for 20% off through Halloween with the coupon code ILOVEPS. If you purchase the pattern and then win the kit, I'll give you a code to gift the extra pattern to a friend.

Misc. -
~Recording Schedule: Episode 165 will be recorded on Wednesday, 4-November-15, + will go live on Thursday, 5-November-15.

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~Want to have your product reviewed by The Geeky Girls or to have a giveaway on our podcast? Email us at geekygirlsknit@gmail.com for details.

~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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