Thursday, 10 March 2016

Episode 183 ~ In Which There’s Mole People!





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~hypothetical socks #2 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

~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

~Perfect Pink Queensland Beach on US4 (3.5mm), Rainbow Heirloom Sweater in the Perfect Pink colourway

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~2016 Preemie Hat #10 on US6 (4mm), Woolcraft New Fashion Double Knitting in the Maroon colourway & Chocolate Brown Unknown Fibre Handspun

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Prize and goodies from Bogga of Knitting in France

~Puntilla Sweater

~John Quincy Adams & mole people

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

Sneak peek of the Espresso Macchiato Socks and French Vanilla Cappuccino Socks


Review on The Knitting Broomstick Podcast can be found here

~Whole30 Quick Check-In

~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - details for March here










~Upcoming Events We'll Be Attending

~Edinburgh Yarn Festival - 18/19-March-2016

#GGKEYF16craftyselfie details here


~East Central Scotland Guild of Spinners, Weavers and Dyers Suppliers’ Day - Saturday, 2-Apr-16, 11am to 3.30pm, Letham Village Hall in Fife


~Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza website

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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!

~Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow - Dami is reading

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

~Wild in the Hollow: On Chasing Desire and Finding the Broken Way Home by Amber C. Haines - C.C. is reading

~The Darling Songbirds by Rachael Herron - C.C. finished reading

~Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - finished rewatching Season 4 & rewatching Season 5

~Star Trek: Voyager - finished rewatching Season 2 & rewatching Season 3

~Parenthood - watching Season 3

~Roswell - watching Season 1

~Blindspot - watching Season 1

~Castle - watching Season 8

~Marvel’s Agent Carter - watching Season 2

~NCIS - watching Season 13

~NCIS:NO - watching Season 2

~Rizzoli and Isles - watching Season 6

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 11

~Elementary - watching Season 4

~Colony - watching Season 1

~Grimm - watching Season 5

~Call the Midwife - watching Series 5

~Once Upon A Time - watching Season 5

~Murdoch Mysteries - watching Series 9

March/April/May Sheepy Spring KAL -


*Runs from 1-March through 31-May

*Details - any project you knit/crochet/weave/spin that you can convince us that it relates to spring

*No WIPS - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-March and finished no later than 31-May

*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


Cristy (cristyray) donated 1 coupon code for $5.50 to C.C.’s Ravelry pattern store


Catherine (TiaandCat) donated 2 prizes - Bernat Bright Green Pom Pom and Lion Brand Pink Lady Pom Pom


Bogga (bogga) of Knitting in France donated a set of stitch markers


from us - a copy of Clare Devine’s Head to Toe book


from us - a copy of Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It by Lynne M. Thomas and Tara O'Shea

*Each project you finish and post counts as 1 entry into the giveaway

*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 Sheepy Spring KAL ~ FO Pics Only (No Chatter) & tag your project page with the following tag GGKSSK16

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-June 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 -
Kristina (billan87) from Sweden asks:
I am planning on knitting a Weasley sweater for my sister who really likes the series. I was thinking of making it in green and something for the initial.

Can you give me some tips for yarn? I don’t like synthetic yarns and the pattern calls for a heavy-worsted yarn.

Thanks a lot, love the podcast!
Kristina

We mention:
West Yorkshire Spinners (Aire Valley Aran, BFL, Jacob)
Brigantia Aran
Ginger’s Hand Dyed (SUPER SHEEP ARAN: Superwash BFL, STURDY SPLENDOR ARAN: Merino/Silk, HUMMING ARAN: Alpaca/Merino/Nylon)
Pandia’s Jewels Comfy (superwash Merino Wool)
Berry Colorful Yarnings Primary (superwash merino)
Knitting in France Aran weight Wensleydale, Aran weight organic merino
Rainbow Heirloom Sweater (superwash merino)

Giveaway -

Winner announced - Holli (LupinownsJacob) - shawl pattern Chelsea Beach


Reminder - Addicted to Sock Knitting 1 year magazine subscription & giveaway. Debra has generously donated a 1 year subscription which includes 4 issues starting with the Winter issue. Each issue has at least 8 patterns and runs about 150 pages. It is a $35 value. Enter to win in our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast

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. -
~Next week’s episode will be live on Tuesday, 15-March because of EYF


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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
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Dami -
~ on Ravelry as damaris-abitweird
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~ on Instagram as d_isabitgroovy

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Until next time,
Happy Knitting!

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