Thursday, 11 February 2016

Episode 179 ~ In Which I’ll Rename It #GGKKittyPAD





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

~XOXO Luke Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Holiday Yarns FlockSock in the Pink Lady colourway and Knitting in France Sparkles in the Gradient Pink 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 -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~2016 Preemie Hat #6 on US6 (4mm), Rowan Lima in the Puna colourway and my First Spinning Project

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

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~SuperBowl Movie Trailers


~Lorelai sketch by Amy’s Not Dead Yet

~Whole30

~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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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

~Hearing Her Voice: A Case for Women Giving Sermons by John Dickson - C.C. finished reading

~The Whole30: The 30-Day Guide to Total Health and Food Freedom by Melissa Hartwig and Dallas Hartwig - C.C. finished reading

~A Travelogue of the Interior: Finding Your Voice and God’s Heart in the Psalms by Karen Dabaghian - C.C. is reading

~Artifact Hunters Series by A.W. Exley - C.C. finished reading Nefertiti’s Heart, The Missing Mechanical Mouse, Hatshepsut’s Collar, Nero’s Fiddle, and Moseh’s Staff

~Heart of the Kraken by A.W. Exley - C.C. finished reading

~Wind Burn (The Elemental Series) by Shannon Mayer - C.C. finished reading

~Red Hot Steele (Daggers & Steele Series) by Alex P. Berg - C.C. finished reading

~A Hidden Fire (Elemental Mysteries Series) by Elizabeth Hunter - C.C. is reading

~Movies - The Great Gatsby

~Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - rewatching Season 4

~Star Trek: Voyager - rewatching Season 2

~Parenthood - watching Season 2

~Grimm - watching Season 4

~Marvel’s Agent Carter - watching Season 2

~The X-Files - watching Season 10

~Supernatural - watching Season 11

~The Blacklist - watching Season 3

~Elementary - watching Season 4

~Colony - watching Season 1

~The Big Bang Theory - watching Season 9

~Call the Midwife - watching Series 5

~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. 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!


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.


~Bernat Coral Pom Pom and Lion Brand Black Cat Pom Pom from Catherine (TiaandCat)


~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. Preemie Hats will be donated to Preemies UK

*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 -
Joanna (knitterjo2) from Kentucky asks:
Are you ever concerned for your stash being stored in the open? I am constantly spraying my open stash with lavender and was wondering if you do anything special to yours.

Giveaway -
Winners announced! - 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.

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!


Reminder - 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

Misc. -
~Coffee With C.C. - All the details and pre-orders at http://JavaPurlDesigns.com
ebook preorders start 11-Feb, the ebook will be $16, if you pre-order the ebook your Rav library will be updated with the book on Thursday, 17-March-2016



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C.C. -
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Until next time,
Happy Knitting!

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