Thursday, 18 February 2016

Episode 180 ~ In Which I’ll Never Be Free





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~hypothetical socks #1 on US 1.5 (2.5mm), West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply in the Wood Pigeon 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

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

C.C. -
~2016 Preemie Hat #7 on US6 (4mm), Wendy Aran with Wool in the Island colourway and Unknown Red DK Weight Yarn

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Hamilton at the Grammy’s



~Hamilton 7 Minute Acapella


~Pocketbands

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


~Whole30 Quick Check-In

~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 finished reading

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

~Elemental Mysteries Series by Elizabeth Hunter - C.C. finished reading 
A Hidden Fire, This Same Earth, The Force of Wind, and A Fall of Water

~Hunted (The Profiler Series) by Elizabeth Heiter - C.C. finished reading

~Movies - The Good Dinosaur | Spectre

~Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - rewatching Season 4

~Parenthood - finished watching Season 2 and watching Season 3

~Grimm - finished watching Season 4 and watching Season 5

~Marvel’s Agent Carter - watching Season 2

~Castle - watching Season 8

~NCIS - watching Season 13

~NCIS:NO - watching Season 2

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 11

~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

~The X-Files - watching Season 10

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!

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Lauren (Lbeth21) from New York asks:
CC - I have been wondering for awhile - how do you get your inspiration for your designs? I know a lot recently have come from Dr. Who, but your new coffee design themes and any others - what gives you your inspiration? Recently I have thought a lot more about designing something but a bit overwhelmed on where to start. Was curious about your inspiration and process. Thanks!

Review -
Pom Pom Quarterly Spring 2016


Giveaway -

Winner announced - Take Heart: A Transatlantic Knitting Journey by Fiona Alice
Image is © Juju Vail

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!

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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Find Us Online -
C.C. -
~ on Ravelry as JavaPurl
~ C.C.'s Knitting Designs on Ravelry & her JavaPurl Designs website
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Dami -
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Until next time,
Happy Knitting!

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