Thursday, 26 November 2015

Episode 168 ~ In Which There’s No Rust for the Weary





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 -
~Super Secret Stripey Coffee Socks on US 1.5 (2.5mm), The Knitting Goddess UK 4ply British wool and nylon in the Asaro Self Striping colourway

~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

~Holly Berry Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4-Ply in the Holly Berry colourway

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

C.C. -
~2015 Top Down Preemie Hat #47 on US6 (4mm), Cascade 220 in the Gris colourway + Brigantia Luxury Yarn Aran in the Chartreuse colourwayn

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

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~RIVER SONG!!!!!

~Carolyn (CarolynMac) sent me her pattern Rainbows! In Space!

~West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4-Ply in the Holly Berry colourway from Ginger Twist Studio

~Berry Colorful Yarnings Saturated Sparkle Socks in the 12 Days of Christmas colourway from Berry Colorful Yarning

~Christmas Ornament

~Yarn from Jorunn (FjordLord)

~Adele at the BBC

~Adele parody on SNL


~CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR TRAILER


~Winter Camp 2016 headed up by Sarah of The Canadian Knitter Podcast, deadline to sign up is 20-Dec, runs from January to March, points based on yarn used, bonus points for colours, theme, + featured designers

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

~Christ Plays in Ten Thousand Places: A Conversation in Spiritual Theology by Eugene H. Peterson (NF Book #8 for 2015) - C.C. is reading

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

~Rylee Adamson Series by Shannon Mayer - C.C. finished reading Priceless, Immune, Raising Innocence, + Shadowed Threads

~Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - rewatching Season 3

~Star Trek: Voyager - rewatching Season 1

~The Blacklist - finished watching Season 2 + caught up with Season 3

~Shetland - finished watching Series 1 + 2

~Heroes Reborn - watching miniseries

~Supernatural - finished watching Season 8 + watching Season 9

~Castle - watching Season 8 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

~The Librarians - watching Season 2 as it airs

~Murdoch Mysteries - watching Series 9 as it airs

~NCIS:LA - watching Season 7 as it airs

~Doctor Who - 9x10 Face the Raven, next is 9x11 Heaven Sent

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!

December/January/February Winter Wonderland KAL + Charity KAL -


*Runs from 1-December through 29-February

*Details - any project you knit/crochet/weave/spin that you can convince us that it relates to winter

*This is also a charity KAL. For every item you finish that you then donate to charity, you can post your FO twice in the FO thread.

*NO WIPs - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-December and finished no later than 29-February

*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


Brei (BreiKonijn) donated 1 coupon code for $5.50 to C.C.’s Ravelry pattern store


Yarn from Lola (thaliya) at Third Vault Yarns - Echo DK base in the Autumn Burst colourway


Star Trek Sheepy Badges from Julia (nimruse) at Pandia’s Jewels


GPKP goodies - tape measurer, needle stopper by Knitting in France, Star Trek Expendable Badge from Pandia’s Jewels, crochet hook keyring & stitch markers from Lesley Taylor


Crochet Hook Keyring & Stitch Markers from Lesley Taylor

*Each project you finish and post counts as 1 entry into the giveaway with the exception of an FO that you donate to charity (please add the info about where you are donating the FO to your charity entries) which counts as 2 entries into the giveaway (no limit on entries as long as each one follows the rules)

*You can donate your FO’s to any charity you choose, a group in your area, a national charity, or if you’d like, you can post them to us and we’ll make a big donation to Knit For Peace after that KAL ends

*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 Winter Wonderland KAL ~ FO Pics Only (No Chatter) & tag your project page with the following tag GGKWWK

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-March 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)Bogga (bogga) from France asks:
Hi girls, Bogga here from Knitting in France. As I was watching this week’s episode I got thinking. We see your stash CC behind you on the podcast so I was thinking: Do you share your stash with Damaris or do you each have your own stash? I’m the only knitter in my household so I don’t have anyone to share with and frankly I’m not sure I’d be a good “sharer”. So now I’m curious about your stashy habits :)?

Giveaway -
~Reminder about the Modern Lopi by Lars Rains giveaway. 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.

~Esther Belle Shawl Pattern giveaway winner announced

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


~After the credits, we mention the Google/Star Wars thing


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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
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Until next time,
Happy Knitting!

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