Thursday, 19 November 2015

Episode 167 ~ In Which Exclamation Points, OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!





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 -
~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. -
~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 #44, #45, + #46 on US6 (4mm), Cascade 220 in the Gris colourway + Hayfield Bonus Chunky in the Sunflower colourway | Adriafil Knitcol in the Cool Colours colourway | Marta's Yarns Metro in the Orange Burst colourway + Unknown Blue Yarn

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

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Pillow + Tote Bag from Kelly Connor Designs

~Yarn from Lola of Third Vault Yarns - extra skein will be a Winter KAL prize

~Pattern Versus by Hilary Smith Callis from Sam (StealthDragon)


~Oi! Watch It Spaceman! (Doctor Who Inspired Socks) - save 25% through 21-November with the coupon code Spaceman
Doctor Who Companions Sock Club - Third Edition eBook - save 30% through 21-November with the coupon code DoctorDonna

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










~Hamilton Kids - Lyrics


~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

~Cat Killed A Rat (Ponderosa Pines Cozy Mystery Series Book 1) by ReGina Welling & Erin Lynn - C.C. finished reading

~Recombinant (The Blood Borne Series Book 1) by Shannon Mayer + Denise Grover Swank - C.C. finished reading

~The Secret Diary of Lizzie Bennet: A Novel by Bernie Su + Kate Rorick - C.C. finished reading

~The Epic Adventures of Lydia Bennet: A Novel by Kate Rorick + Rachel Kiley - C.C. finished reading

~A Stitch in Time (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine Book 27) by Andrew J. Robinson - C.C. is reading

~Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - rewatching Season 3

~Star Trek: Voyager - rewatching Season 1

~The Blacklist - watching Season 2

~Tru Calling - finished watching Series

~Shetland - watching Series 1

~Supernatural - watching Season 8

~Castle - watching Season 8 as it airs

~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

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

~Elementary - watching Season 4 as it airs

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

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

~The Librarians - watching Season 2 as it airs

~Murdoch Mysteries - watching Series 9 as it airs

~Doctor Who - 9x09 Sleep No More, next is 9x10 Face the Raven

~Welcome to Night Vale - Episode 78 - Cooking Stuff: Thanksgiving Special

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 -
Katherine (Kaka0699) from Texas asks:
Hi, C.C.! I was just thinking about how my mom’s joints hurt whenever she has soy, when I thought about you. If I remember correctly, you’re already gluten free, but have you ever tried going soy free?

Review & Giveaway -

Modern Lopi by Lars Rains
Website - PDFs $19.95, softcover $27.95, hardcover $34.95
Photos ©Gale Zucker/Modern Lopi
To win a copy of the eBook, look through the patterns on Ravelry and then go to the thread in our Ravelry group and tell us which pattern is your favourite. We’ll keep the giveaway open until we record Episode 169. You must be a member of the Geeky Girls Knit Ravelry group to participate.

Misc. -
~The Indie Design Gift-A-Long is a 6 week long KAL/CAL of holiday gifts made from patterns designed by a rather extensive list of independent designers. From Thursday, November 19th at 8:00 pm US EST - Friday, November 27, 2015 at 11:59 pm US EST tons of indie designers will be discounting between 5 - 20 of their patterns 25% for this event. Use coupon code: giftalong2015


~Esther Belle Shawl Pattern giveaway - Designed by Emily (chainoffools). To win a copy of the pattern, go to the thread in our Ravelry group and tell us what yarn you’d use to make your Esther Belle Shawl. We’ll keep the giveaway open for until we record Episode 168. You must be a member of the Geeky Girls Knit Ravelry group to participate.



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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


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Until next time,
Happy Knitting!

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