Tuesday, 15 March 2016
Episode 184 ~ In Which Dami is in Charge
~Welcome new members who've introduced themselves in our Ravelry Group
On the Needles -
~hypothetical socks #2 on US 1.5 (2.5mm), West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply in the Wood Pigeon colourway
~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
~Floral Language Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball in the Floral Language colourway
~The Ethel on US 6 (4mm), Bluebonnet Fibers 100% Targhee in the Sushi YAL colourway
Finished Projects -
~2016 Preemie Hat #10 on US6 (4mm), Woolcraft New Fashion Double Knitting in the Glacia colourway and Lizzie's Wool-Blend DK in the Cream colourway
~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
Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~AmysNotDeadYet Rory drawing
~Vicki (dragonfly7673) of Dragonfly Soars podcast reviewed my book, watch 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 3pm, 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
~Cold Hard Steele (Daggers & Steele Series) by Alex P. Berg - C.C. finished reading
~I Dreamed I Married Perry Mason (Cece Caruso Mystery Series) by Susan Kandel- C.C. finished reading
~Movie - About Time
~Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - rewatching Season 5
~Star Trek: Voyager - rewatching Season 3
~Roswell - watching Season 1
~Con Man - finished watching Season 1
~Blindspot - watching Season 1
~Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - watching Season 3
~Rizzoli and Isles - watching Season 6
~Elementary - watching Season 4
~Colony - watching Season 1
~The Big Bang Theory - watching Season 9
~Grimm - watching Season 5
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
Ask the Geeky Girls -
Penny (Pennygale) from Kentucky asks:
I’m a beginner sock knitter…could you recommend one of your patterns that an adventurous newbie might tackle? I’ve made one successful pair of toe-up socks.
We mention: French Vanilla Cappuccino Socks, Indie Burgh Yarn Crawl 2014 Socks, We Need A Geek to Break the Code Socks, Indie Burgh Yarn Crawl 2015 Socks, and Espresso Macchiato Socks.
Winner Announced - 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.
I'm giving away an eBook copy of my Coffee With C.C. ~ A 7 Pattern Caffeine Inspired Knitting Collection and a skein of Strawberries and Cream yarn from Knitting in France. If you win and have already bought my book, you’ll get the yarn and I'll gift the eBook to a person of your choosing. To enter, visit the book page on Ravelry, find your favourite pattern, and then go to the giveaway thread in our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast and tell us about it. Winner announced in Episode 186.
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 - 52 Weeks of Charity KAL - all the details in the Ravelry group and the 2nd podcast of every month
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