Thursday, 31 March 2016

Episode 186 ~ In Which There’s Yummies & Penguins & Wands, Oh My!





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~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

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

~The Hubs' 2016 Birthday Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply in the Bullfinch colourway

~Insanely Bright Contours on US8 (5mm), Kettle Yarn Co. Islington DK in the Parapadschada colourway, Ginger's Hand Dyed Splendor DK in the Liquid Sunshine colourway, & Lanitium ex Machina Merino DK Twist in the Cherry Cabaret colourway

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~2016 Preemie Hat #13 on US6 (4mm), West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley DK in the Knitterboker Glory colourway

~Floral Language Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball in the Floral Language colourway

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Parcel of EPIC YUMMINESS from Kelly (Kellychron)

~Maison de Moggy Kitty cafe courtesy of Lucy (lucygoose88)

~Jilly (veganjilly) of The Knitting Broomstick podcast is hosting a Coffee With C.C. in 2016 KAL #TKBcoffeewithcc

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

~Indie Burgh Yarn Crawl 2016 - Saturday, 11-June-16


~Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza website

Farnham, UK, from Thursday, 10-November-2016, through Sunday, 13-November-2016
Sign-ups for the retreat will begin on Monday, 11-April, at 3pm BST (7am PDT, 8am MDT, 9am CDT, 10am EDT, 2pm UTC) for newsletter subscribers.
If there are spots remaining, we will open those spots to the general public on Tuesday, 12-April, at 3pm BST (7am PDT, 8am MDT, 9am CDT, 10am EDT, 2pm UTC).
So make sure you sign up for the Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza newsletter/mailing list!

Announcing our teachers: Joeli of Joeli Creates, Louise Tilbrook of Louise Tilbrook Designs, Rachel Brown of Porpoise Fur, & Tara Swiger of TaraSwiger.com

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

~I Will Carry You: The Sacred Dance of Grief and Joy by Angie Smith - C.C. is reading

~Movie - Dreamgirls | Fame (1980) | Fame (2009)

~Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - rewatching Season 5

~Star Trek: Voyager - rewatching Season 3

~Judging Amy - watching Season 1

~Roswell - watching Season 2

~Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - watching Season 3

~NCIS - watching Season 13

~NCIS:NO - watching Season 2

~Supernatural - watching Season 11

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 11

~Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders - watching Season 1

~Grimm - watching Season 5

~Elementary - watching Season 4

~Once Upon A Time - watching Season 5

~Supergirl - watching Season 1

~NCIS:LA - watching Season 7

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


from us - a skein of Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball in the Fuchsienbeet colourway


from us - a skein of Drachenwolle Sonnenstrahl in the Edinburgh colourway

*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 -
Yvonne (Mamamia64) from Canada asks:
I know you ladies attend a lot of fibre-related festivals but have you thought of attending any “geek” related conventions /festivals in your area? Is that something on your wish list? Maybe Dami can go to one in your area for an arts/culture field trip for school, lol! I think the big Star Wars Celebration is in London this year. : )

I’ve been to FanExpo Canada in Toronto with my family a few times and loved it. I don’t think it’s as huge as ComicCon in the States but it’s growing more and more every year. I’ve noticed a few smaller conventions popping up in my area (southern Ontario, Canada) lately, too. It’s so inspiring to see people with the same passions all in one place and getting their geek on, so to speak! Such talent in the indy artists and not just the pros. Some of the indy vendors have knit and crochet items if you look hard enough, too!

Review/Giveaway -

~Penguin: a Knit Collection by Anna Maltz - £18.50 for print/digital



~Winner announced - 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.

Misc. -
~Episode 187 will be recorded on Friday, 8-April, and will go live on Saturday, 9-April.


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
~ on Twitter as cc_almon
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~ on Instagram as cc_almon

Dami -
~ on Ravelry as damisdoodles
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~ on Instagram as damisdoodles

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Until next time,
Happy Knitting!

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