Thursday, 24 December 2015

Episode 172 ~ In Which Oh Boy! It’s Christmas Karaoke!





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
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

~Super Secret Coffee Shawl on US 2.5 (3mm), Rainbow Heirloom Lush Light in the Killer Flamingo, Apparition, & Blue Raspberry colourways

~Super Secret Coffee Socks 2 on US 1.5 (2.5mm), Secret Pandia's Jewels Snug base yarn

~Super Secret Coffee Socks 3 on US1.5 (2.5mm), The Uncommon Thread Tough Sock in the Nutcracker 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

~The Sparkly 12 Days of Christmas Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Berry Colorful Yarnings Saturated Sparkle Sock in the 12 Days of Christmas colourway

Finished Projects -
Damaris -
~None

C.C. -
~2015 Top Down Preemie Hat #51 on US6 (4mm), Cascade 220 in the Christmas Red colourway & King Cole Merino Blend Aran in the Fern colourway

~2016 Birthday Socks for Izzy on US1.5 (2.5mm), Pandia's Jewels Hand Dyed Yarn & Fiber Snug in the It's Them Aliens! colourway

~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

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~SPOILER ALERT - Star Wars: The Force Awakens

~Birthday Tea at the Balmoral

~Wibbly Wobbly Cowly WOWly


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


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~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

~Advent in Narnia: Reflections for the Season by Heidi Haverkamp - reading together as a family

~Out of Sorts: Making Peace with an Evolving Faith by Sarah Bessey - C.C. finished reading

~Divergent Series by Veronica Roth - C.C. finished rereading Insurgent + Allegiant

~The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - C.C. finished rereading The Hunger Games, Catching Fire, + Mockingjay

~Movies - Star Wars 6, The Wiz Live!, Snow White and the Huntsman, The World's End, Paranoia, Now You See Me, Life of Pi

~Supernatural - watching Season 10

~Grimm - watching Season 1

~Supergirl - watching Season 1 - watching Season 1

~The Expanse - watching Season 1

~NCIS - watching Season 13

~NCIS:NO - watching Season 2

~The Big Bang Theory - watching Season 9

~Elementary - watching Season 4

~Haven - watched final 2 episodes

~Childhood’s End - watched 3 episode mini-series

~The Librarians - watching Season 2

~Welcome to Night Vale ~ Episode 80: A New Sheriff in Town

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


Eileen (TwistingPurls) donated a skein of Highland Handmades Sock yarn in the Should You Need Us colorway plus the winner’s choice of a sock pattern from Ravelry $6.00 US or less


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


Sherlock Notebook from Amy’s Not Dead Yet
Photo ©Amy Crook


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 -
Anthony (SuperMunchkin) from the UK asks:
As a fairly new knitter I’ve managed to do two large projects so far which strongly I find easier to do as it’s pretty straight forward. I’m wanting to make some smaller knits like hats etc, how would I go about learning the skills for this?

We mention:
check with your LYS for classes
the Simple Collection by Tin Can Knits
Sock Anatomy by Clare Devine

Misc. -

~Reminder - Morgan (morg235) of One Hook Double Stitch http://OneHookDoubleStitch.etsy.com sent a skein of her yarn in the Unicorn Tail colourway. To enter to win, visit Morgan’s shop and then come back to this thread and tell us which colourway of yarn is your favourite. In addition, Morgan gave us a coupon code, GEEKY10, for 10% off until the end of January. We’ll keep this thread open for 3 weeks (since it’s over the holidays) and will announce the winner in Episode 174.


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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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