Thursday, 14 July 2016

Episode 201 ~ In Which It’s A Knitting Odyssey





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~[incredibly clever name coming soon] on US 4 (3.5 mm), See project page for colourways used

~the abraham number socks! on US 1.5 (2.5 mm), Ginger’s Hand Dyed Swell Ewe Sock in the Liquid Sunshine 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

~Happy 19th Anniversary! Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Phileas Yarns Explorer in the St Expedit colourway

~Dangling Conversation for One of My Favourite People to Have a Conversation With on US6 (4mm), Zwerger Garn Opal Smile in the 7930 Lebensfreude colourway

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~46 m - 2016 Preemie Hat #28 on US6 (4mm), Eden Cottage Yarns Langdale SW Aran in the Algae colourway & Unknown Blue, Green, and Brown Yarn

~911 m - Stripey Purly Pullover on US 4 (3.5mm), Regia World College Color 6-ply in the Exam colourway

~412.3 m - Super Summer Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), The Yarn Sanctuary Sock Blank in the Pink/Orange/Yellow/White colourway




Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~yarn from Chandlers

~SPOILERS!!!!!!!!!!! Gilmore Girls kit

~Where You Lead, I Will Follow Socks (Gilmore Girls Inspired)


~Gilmore Girls KAL with Jilly from The Knitting Broomstick podcast


~patterns from Eileen (EileenD) - Bowties Are Cool MKAL Shawl from Jennie Santo Designs & Incendiary by Corrina Ferguson

~pattern from Barb (joyfulstash) - Optical Delusion: Conflagration by Kim McBrien

~goodies & prizes from Julia (nimruse)

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









~Upcoming Events We'll Be Attending

~Yarnporium in London - Saturday, 5-November-2016, & Sunday, 6-November-2016 - we'll be sharing a booth with Sam of KnitRunDig Project Bags & Lola of Third Vault Yarns


~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.”
July 1-20 ~ read Emma - C.C. & Dami are reading
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

~I Thought It Was Just Me: Women Reclaiming Power and Courage in a Culture of Shame by Brené Brown - C.C. is rereading

~A Shade of Vampire Series by Bella Forrest - C.C. finished reading Books 22-28 & reading Book 29

~Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - finished rewatching Series

~Star Trek: Voyager - finished rewatching Season 5 & rewatching Season 6

~Emma (2009) - episodes 1-2

~Arrow - watching Season 4

~Grantchester - finished watching Series 2

~Numb3rs - rewatching Season 1

~Dark Matter - watching Season 2

~Outlander - finished watching Season 2

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

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 Julia (nimruse) of Pandia's Jewels - her Gypsy Moss shawl pattern


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 -
Kari (EarlGreyKnitter2) from New Zealand asks:
C.C. - I would like to know, how do you get your hair to be such a bright/hot pink?

200th Episode Giveaway -
#GGKEP200 winners announced!


10 skeins of SMC Select Extra Soft Merino Fino in the 5488 Blue colourway, Sport weight, 500g, 1910 yds /1750 m


from Sam (stealthdragon) of KnitRunDig - a project bag of the winner’s choice


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


from Kelly (kellychron) - a Blessing necklace


from us - an eBook copy of Coffee With C.C. ~ A 7 Pattern Caffeine Knitting Collection (or $16 in patterns)

To enter: go to the giveaway thread in our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast & tell us your favourite episode or episode title from our 200 episodes! Giveaway will remain open until we record Episode 202.

Misc. -

~I Want A Revelation ~ Hamilton Inspired Sock Kit
- $55US + shipping, shipping from within the US, The kit will include a skein of 3 colour self-striping yarn from Berry Colorful Yarnings, a sock pattern from C.C., & goodies/notions, pre-orders start on Sunday, 24-July, at 3pm BST (7am PDT, 8am MDT, 9am CDT, 10am EDT, 2pm GMT), will ship no later than Monday, 22-August-2016


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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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