Thursday, 12 May 2016

Episode 192 ~ In Which We Have A Special Guest





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~noah’s solar system on US 1.5 (2.5 mm), See project page for colourways used

~indie burgh yarn crawl 2016 socks on US 1.5 (2.5 mm), Ginger’s Hand Dyed

~lovely lindsay’s hat on US 6 (4 mm) and US 8 (5 mm), Nerd Girl Yarns Stomp and Bounce in the I’ve Got a Talking Computer and a Robot Dog colorway

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

~Jeremy’s 2016 Birthday Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Lang Yarns Jawoll Color Superwash in the 902.0020 colourway

~Strawberries and Brain Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Knitting in France Sparkles in the Gradient Pink colourway & Pandia's Jewels Hand Dyed Yarn & Fiber Snug in the Also, I Can Kill You With My Brain colourway

~Ain't No Party Like A Unicorn Party Shawl on US6 (4mm), Chopped Ginger Wool Project Teeswater Fingering in the Natural colourway, KnitCircus Aerialist Fingering in the Blue Skies Ahead colourway, KnitCircus Greatest of Ease in the Raspberry Rhapsody colourway, & KnitCircus Pixie Dust Fingering in the Holly Leaves colourway

~On Stash Dash hiatus - Vintage Rockhopper on US7 (4.5 mm), Blacker Yarns Tamar DK in the Red River colourway, Kettle Yarn Co. BASKERVILLE in the Dusk colourway, & baa ram ewe Titus in the Crucible colourway
**rescue skein from BritYarn**

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~tiny football! on US 1.5 (2.5 mm), unknown yarns

C.C. -
~2016 Preemie Hat #19 on US6 (4mm), Patons UK Fab DK Variegated in the 2326 colourway

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Card from Richelle

~Pop Vinyl River Song

~Stitch markers from Bogga (bogga) of Knitting in France

~C.C.'s podcast interview with Tara Swiger of Explore Your Enthusiasm

~Pink opal ring from CuriousOwlShop

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










~Upcoming Events We'll Be Attending

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

~Yarnporium in London - Saturday, 5-November-2016, & Sunday, 6-November-2016


~Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza website
Farnham, UK, from Thursday, 10-November-2016, through Sunday, 13-November-2016
Retreat attendee sign-ups and vendor applications are now open!!!!!


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!

~Little Women by Louisa May Alcott - Dami is reading


A Summer of Austen
“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
June 1-18 ~ read Pride & Prejudice
June 19-30 ~ read Persuasion
July 1-20 ~ read Emma
July 21-31 ~ read Northanger Abbey
August 1-16 ~ read Sense & Sensibility
August 17-31 ~ read Mansfield Park
#summerofausten

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

~Wicked Witches of the Midwest by Amanda M. Lee - C.C. finished reading Any Witch Way You Can, every Witch Way But Wicked, Witching You Were Here, Witching on a Star, Something to Witch About, With Me Luck, Life’s A Witch, & Charms and Witchdemeanors

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

~Star Trek: Voyager - rewatching Season 3

~Daredevil - finished watching Season 2

~Parenthood - watching Season 3

~Shetland - finished watching Series 3

~The Night Manager - watching Series 1

~How to Get Away With Murder - Season 2

~Castle - watching Season 8

~NCIS:LA - Season 7 finale

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

~NCIS - watching Season 13

~NCIS:NO - watching Season 2

~Person of Interest - Season 5

~Supernatural - watching Season 11

~Criminal Minds - Season 11 finale

~Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders - watching Season 1

~The Big Bang Theory - watching Season 9

~The Blacklist - watching Season 3

~Bones - watching Season 11

~Outlander - watching Season 2

~Elementary - watching Season 4

~Once Upon A Time - 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 poly-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
AND Jilly (veganjilly) donated 2 single patterns from 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 an one of a kind 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!


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 poly-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 -
Michelle (zenknits130) from Illinois asks:
I notice all the stash yarn on the shelf. Is this CC’s stash or do you share?? Does Dami have her own stash??

Another question… How did you come up with the title In which, for example In which I knit every day… In which I am adorable…

for the Hubs- why a PhD program?? What will you accomplish with your PhD or what dreams do you have? The department I was in during college has academic discourse and arguing…do you have this problem???

Misc. -


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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 damisdoodles
~ on Twitter as damisdoodles
~ on Fitbit as user 2Y8TJC
~ on Instagram as damisdoodles

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

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