Thursday, 9 June 2016

Episode 196 ~ In Which It’s the Dog Days of Summer





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

~elementasquee socks on US 1.5 (2.5 mm) + US 2 (2.75 mm), Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering in the St. Johns 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

~Breathing Room Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), The Wool Kitchen Pairs BFL & Bamboo 4ply in the Ziggy colourway

~Noah is 5! Socks on US2 (2.75mm), Knit Picks Stroll Tweed in the North Pole Heather colourway

~Stripey Purly Pullover on US 4 (3.5mm), Regia World College Color 6-ply in the Exam colourway

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~260.1 m - Mr. Smith Needs A Pink Lady Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Holiday Yarns FlockSock in the Pink Lady colourway & Pandia's Jewels Hand Dyed Yarn & Fiber Snug in the Mr. Smith, I Need You colourway

~25 m - 2016 Preemie Hat #23 on US6 (4mm), Crystal Palace Yarns Mini Mochi in the Intense Rainbow Sock colourway




Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Broadway Carpool Karaoke ft. Hamilton & More


~iced cold brew coffee

~new Bullet Journal layout

~Indie Burgh Yarn Crawl 2016 Socks aka Heart of Midlothian Socks


~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - details for June 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!


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 - C.C. & Dami are reading
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

~Out of the House of Bread: Satisfying Your Hunger for God with the Spiritual Disciplines by Preston Yancey - C.C. is reading

~The March Family Letters


~Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - rewatching Season 6

~Star Trek: Voyager - rewatching Season 4

~The Flash - Season 2

~Bones - watching Season 11

~Outlander - watching Season 2

June/July/August Summertime & the Living is Easy KAL -


*Runs from 1-June through 31-August

*Details - any project you knit/crochet/weave/spin that you can convince us that it relates to summertime

*No WIPS - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-June and finished no later than 31-August

*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


from Kelly (kellychron) - a skein of Gnome Acres House Gnome in the Stars Hollow colourway


from Kelly (kellychron) - a That Semifero Grrl Wonder Woman project bag


from Bogga (bogga) of Knitting in France - 3 sets of stitch markers (apples, pink biscuits, & blue tulips)


from Katherin (kekskruemelchen) - her 9 pattern Siebengebirge Collection


from Julia (nimruse) of Pandia's Jewels - a set of Outlander stitch markers


from Danielle (Gothika101) of Gothika Yarnz - a set of Mahogany Obsidian stitch markers


from Danielle (Gothika101) of Gothika Yarnz - a skein of yarn in the Bonfire Night colourway & a set of Autumn Magic stitch markers


from Danielle (Gothika101) of Gothika Yarnz - a skein of yarn in the Fantasea colourway & a set of Blue Seas stitch markers


from us - Exploding Kittens game


from us - a skein of Zwerger Garn Opal Smile yarn in the Entzücken colourway (“Entzücken” is German for “delight”)

*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 Summertime & the Living is Easy KAL ~ FO Pics Only (No Chatter) & tag your project page with the following tag GGKSummertime16

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-September 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 -
Anne (beadweasel) from Michigan asks:
I know this is going to be hard to believe…but I know my question will be safe in your Geeky Girls’ hands….

I have never, ever seen an episode of any Dr. Who. (I may have seen bits while moving through channels, but never an entire episode.)

My question: WHERE DOES ONE EVEN START? I would like jump on the Tardis-wagon…but which Dr. Who should I start with?

We mention: Doctor Who Episode Guide Beginning With the 9th Doctor

Misc. -
Winners Announced - Giveaway from Danielle (Gothika101) of Gothika Yarnz
Prize #1 - a skein of Punk Princess yarn & a set of Punk Princess stitch markers
Prize #2 - a skein of Innocent Dreamz yarn & a set of Red stitch markers

THIS SUNDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gilmore Girls kit with self-striping yarn from Knitting in France, a project bag from KnitRunDig, a sock pattern from me, & goodies will be available for pre-order on Sunday, 12-June, at 3pm BST (7am PDT, 8am MDT, 9am CDT, 10am EDT, 2pm GMT) at JavaPurlDesigns.com, the kits will be $70US plus shipping, only 30 kits, will ship no later than Friday, 8-July


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C.C. -
~ on Ravelry as JavaPurl
~ C.C.'s Knitting Designs on Ravelry & her JavaPurl Designs website
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Dami -
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Until next time,
Happy Knitting!

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