Thursday, 1 September 2016

Episode 207 ~ In Which It's Our 4th Podiversary!





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~i hope that you b u r n. on US 2.5 (3.0mm), Easyknits.co.uk Deeply Wicked in the Wick 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

~The EPIC Haven Poncho on US 8 (5mm), See project page for colourways used

~Stars & Stripes & Nutcrackers, Oh My? Socks on US 1.5 (2.5 mm), The Uncommon Thread Tough Sock in the Nutcracker colourway & Abi Grasso Self Striping Sock in the Stars & Stripes colourway

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~Ravellenics Arciform on US 11 (8.0mm), Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky in the Wallaby, Wine, & Crush colourways

~Curvity Take 2 on US 4 (3.5 mm) & US 6 (4 mm), Rainbow Heirloom Sweater in the Fluffy Bunny colourway & Woolyknit Lofty in the Raspberry colourway

~2016 Preemie Hat #35 on US6 (4mm), Eden Cottage Yarns Langdale SW Aran in the Algae colourway & Blue, Green, and Brown Unknown Yarn

~2016 Christmas Hat for Izzy on US 4 (3.5 mm) & US 6 (4 mm), Blacker Yarns Tamar DK in the Red River colourway, Ginger's Hand Dyed Splendor DK in the Liquid Sunshine colourway, & Lanitium ex Machina Merino DK Twist in the Cherry Cabaret colourway

~2016 Christmas Hat for Noah on US 4 (3.5 mm) & US 6 (4 mm), Blacker Yarns Tamar DK in the Red River colourway, Ginger's Hand Dyed Splendor DK in the Liquid Sunshine colourway, & Lanitium ex Machina Merino DK Twist in the Cherry Cabaret colourway

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~goodies from Strawberry Fields Yarn

~goodies from BritYarn

~badges from NerdyMonsters

~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - details for September 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.”
August 1-16 ~ read Sense & Sensibility - C.C. & Dami finished reading
August 17-31 ~ read Mansfield Park - C.C. & Dami are reading
#summerofausten

~Coming Back to God When You Feel Empty: Whispers of Restoration From the Book of Ruth by Tanya Marlow - C.C. is reading

~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. finished rereading

~Present Over Perfect: Leaving Behind Frantic for a Simpler, More Soulful Way of Living by Shauna Niequist - C.C. is reading

~Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling - C.C. finished reading

~All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness - C.C. finished reading

~Star Trek: Voyager - finished rewatching Series

~Braindead - watching Season 1

~Gilmore Girls - rewatching Season 1

~Rosemary and Thyme - watching Series 2

~Numb3rs - rewatching Season 3

~Dark Matter - watching Season 2

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

~Les Miserables | Finding Neverland| Something Rotten

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


By the time this episode is released, this KAL will be over. Prizes will be awarded in next week's Episode 208.

*Prizes:


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”)

*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!

September/October/November Artistic Autumnal KAL -


*Runs from 1-September through 30-November

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

*No WIPS - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-September and finished no later than 30-November

*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 Opal Sweet & Spicy in the Schwarzkummel colourway from Jilly (veganjilly)


3 skeins of Fiberlady Makicot (70% bamboo/30% cotton) in the Relaxing colourway from Jilly (veganjilly)


a Fia hummingbird pretty cheep project bag from Julia (nimruse)


2 X-Oh! greeting cards & the X-Oh! pattern from Edinburgh Yarn Festival & 2 Gilmore Girls postcards


3 X-Oh! greeting cards & the X-Oh! pattern from Edinburgh Yarn Festival


1 skein of Lang Yarns Jawoll Magic in the 84.0013 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 Artistic Autumnal KAL ~ FO Pics Only (No Chatter) & tag your project page with the following tag #GGKAutumnal16

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-December 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 Artistic Autumnal KAL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Gilmore Girls KAL -


*Runs from 1-August through 30-September

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

*No WIPS - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-August and finished no later than 30-September

*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 veganjilly Email us at geekygirlsknit@gmail.com


1 skein of Regia World College Color 6-ply/6-fädig in the 06504 Exam colourway & 2 Gilmore Girls postcards


a lewZILLA skull project bag donated by Julia (nimruse) & 2 Gilmore Girls postcards


2 Gilmore Girls boookmarks from The Oy in Poodle Shoppe & a copy of C.C.'s Where You Lead, I Will Follow Socks (Gilmore Girls Inspired) pattern (or another pattern from her shop if you already have this pattern)


Luke's Diner planner clip from The Oy in Poodle Shoppe & a copy of C.C.'s Where You Lead, I Will Follow Socks (Gilmore Girls Inspired) pattern (or another pattern from her shop if you already have this pattern)


a skein of Gilmore Girls themed hand dyed yarn from Shannon of Yarn At Home Mom


project bag from Trish of Yarn Cellar Studios


a skein of yarn on her Sparkles base in the Something about CC colourway & 2 stitch markers from Bogga (bogga) of Knitting in France


Knitting accessories kit (stitch markers, a knitting needle holder, a pattern tamer, & a mini emergency crochet hook to pick up dropped stitches) from Bogga (bogga) of Knitting in France


project bag and stitch marker set from Michelle of Maple Moose Fibres


a skein of yarn from Mishael Mathias of Misha's Obsessions in the "I can't, I have to study" Rory inspired colourway


2 winners will each win the Rory Gilmore Hat Pattern Series eBook donated by Marjan (Lusjes-Art)


a limited edition Coffee! Coffee! Coffee! Gilmore Girls inspired drawstring project bag from GeorgeAnne (StitchingPlaza) of The Stitching Plaza

*Each project you finish and post counts as 1 entry into the giveaway

*Bonus entry if you knit C.C.’s Where You Lead, I Will Follow Socks (Gilmore Girls Inspired) pattern - see the 2nd post in the FO thread for how to post for your bonus entry

*The lovely Marjan (Lusjes-Art) has made a very special offer to Gilmore Girls KAL participants. If you knit & enter into the KAL one of her 3 Rory inspired patterns Rory Gilmore hat, Cable mittens (matching Rory Gilmore hat), or Cable cowl (matching the Rory Gilmore hat), you can then message Lusjes-Art & she will gift you her entire Rory Gilmore hat pattern series e-book.

*Must be a member of the Geeky Girls Knit Podcast group & The Knitting Broomstick Podcast group on Ravelry to participate

*The Chatter Thread for this KAL is in The Knitting Broomstick Podcast Ravelry group

*Must post a photo of your finished project in the Geeky Girls Knit Podcast group Ravelry thread for Gilmore Girls KAL ~ FO Pics Only (No Chatter) & tag your project page with the following tag #GilmoreGGKTKB

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-October and winner(s) drawn on the next Geeky Girls Knit Podcast following that

*Winners will be announced on both the Geeky Girls Knit Podcast & The Knitting Broomstick Podcast

*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 Geeky Girls Knit 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 -
Val (dragonrose) from Wisconsin asks:
Hey JavaPurl, In Ep 194 it looks like you have a fear of dogs, is this right?

Review -
Charlie Needs a Cloak by Tomie DePaola

4th Podiversary Giveaways -
*Prizes:


5 skeins of Knit Picks Wool of the Andes Bulky (3 in the Crush colourway, 1 in the Wine colourway, & 1 in the Wallaby colourway)


a fish project bag donated by Julia (nimruse)


1 skein of Natalie Fergie yarn 100g/330m in the Hug colourway

*To enter: Go to the thread in our Ravelry group & tell us about your favourite moment from our past 4 years OR tell us your favourite episode!

*We’ll keep the giveaway open for 2 weeks until we record Episode 209.

*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 Geeky Girls Knit 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!

Misc. -

~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 -
~ our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast
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~ Support the Podcast, Become a Patron

Until next time,
Happy Knitting!

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