Thursday, 5 November 2015

Episode 165 ~ In Which the Geeky Puffins Have a Knitting Palooza





Show Notes:

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

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

~hypothetical socks #1 on US 1.5 (2.5mm), West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply in the Wood Pigeon colourway

C.C. -
~Fairchild (NaKniSweMo 2015) on US 6 (4mm) + US 7 (4.5mm), Excelana Luxury DK in the Ruby Red colourway

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

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

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza - Check out all the amazing sponsors of the retreat here


~
We Need a Geek to Break the Code Socks

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










~Upcoming Events We'll Be Attending

Edinburgh Yarn Festival - 18/19-March-2016

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

~The Dresden Files Series by Jim Butcher - C.C. finished reading Turn Coat, Changes, Ghost Story, + Cold Days

~Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - rewatching Season 3

~Star Trek: Voyager - rewatching Season 1

~Tru Calling - watching Season 1

~Supernatural - finished watching Season 7 + watching Season 8

~Downton Abbey - watching final Series as it airs

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

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

~Doc Martin - finished watching Series 7

~Supergirl - watching Season 1 as it airs

~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

~Murdoch Mysteries - watching Series 9 as it airs

~Doctor Who - 9x07 The Zygon Invasion, next is 9x08 The Zygon Inversion

~Welcome to Night Vale - Episode 77

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:
Do either of you watch (or have watched) the series Once Upon a Time?

Misc. -
~Reminder: 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.

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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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