Thursday, 28 January 2016

Episode 177 ~ In Which We’re Quite A Random Mess





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

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

~Kelly's Puffin Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Ginger's Hand Dyed Swell Ewe Sock in the Puffin colourway

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

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

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Leather word of the year ring from CraftiveLeather

~“She Drinks More Coffee Than A Gilmore” from smallvictorydesign

~Box of goodies from Debbie (Teaandchocolate)

~Coffee With C.C. - pre-orders start 28-Feb - All the details and pre-orders at http://JavaPurlDesigns.com


~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - details for January here and for February here











~Upcoming Events We'll Be Attending

Edinburgh Yarn Festival - 18/19-March-2016



~Sign up for the Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza newsletter/mailing list to be notified when we announce our date/location/teachers/etc.

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

~Savannah Martin Mysteries Series by Jenna Bennett - C.C. finished reading Hot Property, Contract Pending, Close to Home, A Done Deal, Contingent on Approval, Change of Heart, Kickout Clause, Past Due, and Dirty Deeds

~Movies - Roman Holiday | Evita | Into the Woods

~Star Trek: Voyager - rewatching Season 2

~Parenthood - watching Season 1

~Grimm - watching Season 3

~Marvel’s Captain America: 75 Heroic Years

~Marvel’s Agent Carter - watching Season 2

~NCIS - watching Season 13

~NCIS:NO - watching Season 2

~Supernatural - watching Season 11

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 11

~Heroes Reborn - watching miniseries

~The Blacklist - watching Season 3

~Colony - watching Season 1

~Galavant - watching Season 2

~Supergirl - watching Season 1

~Murdoch Mysteries - watching Series 9

~NCIS:LA - watching Season 7

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!

Ask the Geeky Girls -
April (aprilcox26) from California asks:
I’m watching an older episode (#146) and you mention bees coming in through the kitchen window. I was wondering…are there no screens on the windows in your flat? (Sorry about the trivial question but it is always the little things like that that I can’t stop thinking about.)

Review/Giveaway -
D. Marie Prokop (anotherfolksingr) https://daysoftheguardian.wordpress.com is the author of the YA sci-fi trilogy Days of the Guardian. She donated 2 sets of the first book in the series, The Red String, a Liang’s Red String Hat, and a special gift bag. 2 winners will each win one of the prize sets. To enter, go to the giveaway thread in the Ravelry group and tell us: What is your favourite book series? We’ll keep the giveaway open until we record Episode 179. You must be a member of the Geeky Girls Knit Podcast Ravelry group in order to be eligible to win.

Misc. -

Reminder - 52 Weeks of Charity KAL - all the details in the Ravelry group and the 2nd podcast of every month


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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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