Thursday, 3 March 2016

Episode 182 ~ In Which There’s GPKP News!





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

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

C.C. -
~2016 Preemie Hat #9 on US6 (4mm), Patons UK Fab DK in the Pebble colourway

~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

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~LEGO Movie Wyldstyle Keychain Light

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

Sneak peek of the Caramel Latte Socks


~Happy Jackson Snack Boxes

~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



~Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza website

Farnham, UK, from Thursday, 10-November-2016, through Sunday, 13-November-2016
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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!

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

~Twisted Cedars Mysteries by C.J. Carmichael - C.C. finished reading Exposed

~Mercy Watts Mysteries Series by A.W. Hartoin - C.C. finished reading Double Black Diamond

~Loose Screw by Rae Davies - C.C. finished reading

~No Game For a Dame by M. Ruth Myers - C.C. finished reading

~Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - rewatching Season 4

~Star Trek: Voyager - rewatching Season 2

~Roswell - watching Season 1

~The X-Files - finished watching Season 10

~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

~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

~Supergirl - watching Season 1

~NCIS:LA - watching Season 7

~Murdoch Mysteries - watching Series 9

December/January/February Winter Wonderland KAL + Charity KAL -


*Prize Winners Announced: If you're a winner, PM JavaPurl to claim your prize


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

*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!

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


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 -
Druanna (infinityexplorer) from New York asks:
Can we have a competition and the prize be … choose a fun hair color for Damaris… FUN!!! I love to watch the podcast to see what will be next!!! CC love the pink on you!

Review/Giveaway -

Review of Addicted to Sock Knitting magazine Fall 2015 & 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


Reminder - Holli (LupinownsJacob) released a new shawl pattern Chelsea Beach. She has generously offered 1 winner a copy of the pattern. 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. -

Reminder - 52 Weeks of Charity KAL - all the details in the Ravelry group and the 2nd podcast of every month


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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
~ on Twitter as cc_almon
~ on Fitbit as user 2F8K2V
~ on Instagram as cc_almon

Dami -
~ on Ravelry as damaris-abitweird
~ on Twitter as d_isabitgroovy
~ on Fitbit as user 2Y8TJC
~ on Instagram as d_isabitgroovy

Geeky Girls Knit -
~ our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast
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Until next time,
Happy Knitting!

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