Thursday, 4 February 2016
Episode 178 ~ In Which It’s A Good Day to Die
~Welcome new members who've introduced themselves in our Ravelry Group
On the Needles -
~Super Secret Coffee Shawl on US 2.5 (3mm), Rainbow Heirloom Lush Light in the Killer Flamingo, Apparition, & Blue Raspberry colourways
~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
~Spectrum Shawl on US6 (4mm), Bluebonnet Fibers in the Sushi YAL colourway and Ginger's Hand Dyed Bleating Velvet 4ply in the Dove colourway
Finished Projects -
~2016 Preemie Hat #5 on US6 (4mm), James C. Brett Marble Chunky in the Blue colourway and my First Spinning Project
~Coriolis Hat on US 10.5 (6.5mm), Dale Garn Free Style in the Pink colourway
Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Goodies from Mandy (Knitasaurs)
~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - details for February here
~Upcoming Events We'll Be Attending
Edinburgh Yarn Festival - 18/19-March-2016
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Help us decide what type of spinning class to offer at GPKP2016 by taking this quick poll
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. finished reading
~Hearing Her Voice: A Case for Women Giving Sermons by John Dickson - C.C. is reading
~Days of the Guardian Series by D. Marie Prokop - C.C. finished rereading The Red Cloak and reading The Red Knot
~Caught in the Frame (A Ponderosa Pines Mystery) by ReGina Welling and Erin Lynn - C.C. finished reading
~Movies - Grease Live!
~Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - rewatching Season 4
~Star Trek: Voyager - rewatching Season 2
~Parenthood - finished watching Season 1 + watching Season 2
~Grimm - finished watching Season 3 + watching Season 4
~Galavant - finished watching Season 2
~Call the Midwife - watching Series 5
~The X-Files - watching Season 10
~Marvel’s Agent Carter - watching Season 2
~Supernatural - watching Season 11
~Criminal Minds - watching Season 11
~The Blacklist - watching Season 3
~Elementary - watching Season 4
~Colony - watching Season 1
~Supergirl - watching Season 1
~Murdoch Mysteries - watching Series 9
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 email@example.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. Preemie Hats will be donated to Preemies UK
*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 -
Cay (SOEDragon) from Delaware asks:
What do you do with all the samples that you knit? Do you just knit one and keep them on a shelf? Do you knit two and eventually wear them?
Take Heart: A Transatlantic Knitting Journey by Fiona Alice
first book from Pom Pom Press ~ Print and Digital £14.50 ~ Digital Only £12.00
They donated 1 physical and digital copy of the book. 1 winner will win the physical and digital copy of the book.
To enter: Take a look at the patterns from this book, choose your favourite, and then post in the giveaway thread in our Ravelry group telling us your favourite pattern. We’ll keep the giveaway open until we record Episode 180. You must be a member of the Geeky Girls Knit Podcast Ravelry group in order to be eligible to win.
Images are © Juju Vail
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.
~Coffee With C.C. - pre-orders start 28-Feb - All the details and pre-orders at http://JavaPurlDesigns.com
Reminder - 52 Weeks of Charity KAL - all the details in the Ravelry group and the 2nd podcast of every month
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