Thursday, 16 June 2016

Episode 197 ~ In Which It’s Never Too Late to Participate





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

~Super Summer Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), The Yarn Sanctuary Sock Blank in the Pink/Orange/Yellow/White 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. -
~232 m - Breathing Room Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), The Wool Kitchen Pairs BFL & Bamboo 4ply in the Ziggy colourway

~25 m - 2016 Preemie Hat #24 on US6 (4mm), Crystal Palace Yarns Mini Mochi in the Intense Rainbow Sock colourway




Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Indie Burgh Yarn Crawl 2016 -
Ginger Twist Studio | Phileas Yarns | Rusty Ferret Yarns | Hand Drawn Yarn | Edinburgh Yarn Festival | Lesley Taylor

~homemade honey blossom macchiato!

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










~Upcoming Events We'll Be Attending

~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

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

~Stormy Day Mysteries by Angela Pepper - C.C. finished reading Death of a Dapper Snowman, Death of a Crafty Knitter, Death of a Batty Genius, & Death of a Modern King

~The March Family Letters


~Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - finished rewatching Season 6

~Star Trek: Voyager - finished rewatching Season 4 & rewatching Season 5

~Arrow - watching Season 4

~How to Get Away With Murder - watching Season 2

~The Flash - watching Season 2

~Rizzoli and Isles - watching Season 7 (final season)

~Person of Interest - watching Season 5

~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!

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Sarah (Yarnthusiast) from Washington asks:
Ok, I have one more question for you! I really would like to try my hand at both lace and cables (not necessarily in the same project!). Do you have some suggestions for beginner patterns? I really enjoy working on shawls, so I would love to hear what shawls you might recommend that incorporate lace and/or cables. Thanks for your help! And thanks for such a fun podcast.

We mention:
Gothic Lace Cowl by tincanknits (lace includes tutorial)
Caramel Slouch by tincanknits (cables and lace)
Drift Shawl by tincanknits (cables)
Lodestar Stole by tincanknits (lace)
3 Color Cashmere Shawl by Joji Locatelli (lace with stripes and texture)
Marin Shawl by Ysolda Teague (cables includes tutorials)

Misc. -

When we recorded this episode, there were 3 kits left!

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


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

Geeky Girls Knit -
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Until next time,
Happy Knitting!

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