Thursday, 28 July 2016

Episode 203 ~ In Which You Shall Live Yarn & Prosper





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

~so say we all (secretly) socks on US 1.5 (2.5 mm), Third Vault Yarns Companion Soles in a secret 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

~Knit Night With Beads on US5 (3.75mm), Toil and Trouble Sonnet in the Patagonicus colourway

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~408.2 m - 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

~40.7 m - 2016 Preemie Hat #30 on US6 (4mm), Wendy Aran with Wool in the Island colourway, Kettle Yarn Co. ISLINGTON in the Padparadscha colourway, First Spinning Project, & Unknown Blue Yarn




Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Doctor Who goodies from Julia (nimruse) of Pandia’s Jewels

~Yarn & project bags from Jennie (owlaboutyarn) of Owl About Yarn

~Yarn & stitch markers from Zena (littleyellowuke) of Little Yellow Uke Crafts

~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - details for July here and for August 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 finished reading
July 21-31 ~ read Northanger Abbey - C.C. & Dami are reading
August 1-16 ~ read Sense & Sensibility
August 17-31 ~ read Mansfield Park
#summerofausten

~The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde - Dami finished reading

~Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith - Dami is rereading

~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. finished rereading

~The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are by Brené Brown - C.C. is rereading

~Callahan & McLane Series by Kendra Elliot - C.C. finished reading Books 2-4

~A Bone Secrets Series by Kendra Elliot - C.C. finished reading Books 1-2 & is reading Book 3

~Movies - Star Trek Into Darkness |

********SPOILER WARNING********* 36:36-39:42 contains spoilers about Star Trek Beyond ********SPOILER WARNING*********

~Star Trek: Voyager - rewatching Season 6

~Emma (2009) - episode 4

~The Bletchley Circle - finished watching Series 1

~Rosemary and Thyme - watching Series 1

~Numb3rs - rewatching Season 2

~Bones - Season 11 finale!

~Dark Matter - watching Season 2

~The Secret Agent - watching this mini-series

~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!

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Anna Robyn (AnnaRobyn) from California asks:
I just purchased the ”I’m in love with an 18th century Scotsman cowl” pattern but would like to knit it with sock yarn. What modifications would you recommend, if any? Thanks in advance.

Reviews -
Live Yarn and Prosper shirt from Julia (nimruse) of Pandia’s Jewels



Katherin (kekskruemelchen) of LuCookie Designs has released Part 3 of 9 pattern Siebengebirge Collection
Petersburg | Weilberg (while-berg) | Rheinwelle

Misc. -

~Between the time we recorded this episode & when this episode is going live, the Hamilton kits sold out!


~Reminder - Gilmore Girls KAL with Jilly from The Knitting Broomstick podcast - details in the Ravelry group


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


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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
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~ on Instagram as damisdoodles

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Until next time,
Happy Knitting!

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