Thursday, 24 March 2016
Episode 185 ~ In Which It’s All About EYF 2016!
~Welcome new members who've introduced themselves in our Ravelry Group
On the Needles -
~bruce banner socks! on US 1.5 (2.5mm), String Theory Colorworks Entanglement in the Aconite colourway
~Super Secret Outlander Project Deuxième Prise on US5 (3.75mm), Pandia’s Jewels Yarn
~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
Finished Projects -
~hypothetical socks #2 on US 1.5 (2.5mm), West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply in the Wood Pigeon colourway
~2016 Preemie Hat #12 on US6 (4mm), King Cole Big Value Chunky in the Old Copper colourway and Rainbow Heirloom Sweater in the Perfect Pink colourway
~The Ethel on US 6 (4mm), Bluebonnet Fibers 100% Targhee in the Sushi YAL colourway
Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~EYF Yummie Goodness, no judgment please!
We mention: Kettle Yarn Co. | Chopped Ginger Wool Project | Wollmeise | Blacker Yarns | Textile Garden | Wendy Fowler Yarn Bowl | The Little Grey Girl | Aileen Clarke | Bilum Hand Dyed Yarns | The Wool Kitchen | KnitCircus | Easy Knits | Handspun from Karen (shamu) | Knockado | The Knitting Goddess | Anna Maltz - Penguin | baa ram ewe
~#GGKEYF16craftyselfie Winners - lovebugsyarns (Kelly Connor Designs bag) and elenorgamgee & notplainjayneknits (Coffee With C.C. eBook or $16 coupon code to my Ravelry shop)
~Star Wars Colouring Book
~Lin-Manuel Miranda freestyles with the PRESIDENT & Hamilton Performance at the White House
~Whole30 Quick Check-In
~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - details for March here
~Upcoming Events We'll Be Attending
~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. finished reading
~Movie - The Blues Brothers
~Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - rewatching Season 5
~Star Trek: Voyager - rewatching Season 3
~Parenthood - watching Season 3
~Roswell - watching Season 2
~Once Upon A Time - watching Season 5
~Supergirl - watching Season 1
~Murdoch Mysteries - finished watching Series 9
~NCIS:LA - watching Season 7
~Blindspot - watching Season 1
~Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - watching Season 3
~NCIS - watching Season 13
~NCIS:NO - watching Season 2
~Rizzoli and Isles - finished watching Season 6
~Criminal Minds - watching Season 11
~Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders - watching Season 1
~Colony - finished watching Season 1
~Grimm - watching Season 5
~Elementary - watching Season 4
~Castle - watching Season 8
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 email@example.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!
Ask the Geeky Girls -
Krystal (Kguillory) from Louisiana asks:
I’ve decided that I would do some charity knitting this year, and I’ve started making preemie hats. I love your pattern, as it’s super easy and looks great. I was wondering a few things:
Do you just do an Internet search to find hospitals or NICUs that accept donations? Or, do you call them? I would really like to donate locally if possible.
When you send in the donations, do you label them in any way--size, fiber?
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.
Reminder - 52 Weeks of Charity KAL - all the details in the Ravelry group and the 2nd podcast of every month
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