Thursday, 14 January 2016

Episode 175 ~ In Which You’re Speaking to My Inner Organisised Self





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~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 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

~Puntilla Sweater on US3 (3.25 mm) + US5 (3.75 mm), Knitting in France Sparkles in the Something About C.C. colourway + Ripples Crafts Hand Dyed Yarns Suilven in the Pikkewyn

~Faster Than Light Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Third Vault Yarns Ship's Mechanic Sock in the Faster Than Light colourway

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~2016 Preemie Hat #2 on US6 (4mm), King Cole Merino Blend Aran in the Purple colourway & King Cole Merino Blend DK in the Silver colourway

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Dami unboxing video of Broadway goodies from Kate (librariankate7578)

~Tabby Cat brooch from Garvald Jewellery Workshop

~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - details for January 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!

~Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë - Dami is reading

~The Liturgical Year: The Spiraling Adventure of the Spiritual Life by Joan Chittister - C.C. is reading

~The Chosen Series by Denise Grover Swank - C.C. finished reading Hunted, Middle Ground, Sacrifice, & Redemption

~Glamourist Histories Series by Mary Robinette Kowal - C.C. finished reading Shades of Milk and Honey & is reading Glamour in Glass

~Movies - Little Shop of Horrors | New York, New York | The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo | Gentlemen Prefer Blondes

~Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - rewatching Season 4

~Star Trek: Voyager - rewatching Season 2

~Supernatural - watching Season 11

~Grimm - finished watching Season 2 & watching Season 3

~The Expanse - watching Season 1

~NCIS - watching Season 13

~NCIS:NO - watching Season 2

~The Big Bang Theory - watching Season 9

~Heroes Reborn - watching miniseries

~The Blacklist - watching Season 3

~Elementary - watching Season 4

~Galavant - watching Season 2

~Murdoch Mysteries - watching Series 9 (Christmas special)

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


Mary (jamn2knit) donated 2 single patterns from her Ravelry pattern store

*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!


52 Weeks of Charity KAL -

*Runs from 1-January through 31-December

*Details - any project you knit/crochet/weave that you donate to charity

*To be eligible for prizes, you must complete 52 items over the course of 2016. You don’t necessarily have to complete 1 per week. Just a total of 52 items.

*No WIPS

*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


~1 skein of West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4-Ply in the Holly Berry colourway

~For every 7 people who complete 52 items in 2016, a skein of West Yorkshire Spinners yarn will be given away using a random number draw.


~Mary (jamn2knit) donated 2 single patterns from her Ravelry pattern store

*When you complete your first item, start a post in the FO thread with a photo of your FO. For each subsequent item, edit your post and add the new item with a photo. One post per person please. See the example post in the FO thread for how to post.

*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
25,000 tuques!

*Must be a member of the Geeky Girls Knit Podcast group on Ravelry to participate

*Tag - GGK52WOCKAL16

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-January-2017 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!

*There is a Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Mandy (Knitasaurs) from Florida asks:
Where ya’ll football fans when you lived in the US? Being from Texas you couldn’t have gone far without mention of them Cowboys? If you did, do you get to watch any now that you are across the pond? I would miss it. I go through withdraws in the summer around June.

Misc. -

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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

Dami -
~ on Ravelry as damaris-abitweird
~ on Twitter as d_isabitgroovy
~ on Fitbit as user 2Y8TJC
~ on Instagram as d_isabitgroovy

Geeky Girls Knit -
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Until next time,
Happy Knitting!

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