Thursday, 29 September 2016

Episode 211 ~ In Which #ILoveHashtags





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~the best things shawlette on US 5 (3.75 mm), The Knitting Goddess 4ply Merino Nylon Sock in the Alexandrite colourway & West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply in the Poppy Seed 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

~I Wish I Lived in Stars Hollow Socks on US 1.5 (2.5 mm), GnomeAcres House Gnome in the Stars Hollow colourway

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~Katy’s 2016 Birthday Socks on US 1.5 (2.5 mm), Zwerger Garn Opal Sweet & Spicy in the Chilli colourway

~2016 Preemie Hat #39 on US6 (4mm), Blacker Yarns Tamar DK in the Red River colourway & Lanitium ex Machina Merino DK Twist in the Cherry Cabaret colourway

~Sheep cross stitch card

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~t-shirts :)

~ring

~headbands

~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - details for September here and for October 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




Email us at GeekyPuffinKnitPalooza AT gmail DOT com if you'd like to donate a door prize or something for the goodie bags

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!

~Peter Pan, Or the Boy Who Wouldn’t Grow Up by J.M. Barrie - Dami is reading

~The Fringe Hours: Making Time for You by Jessica N. Turner - C.C. finished reading

~Steadfast Love: The Response of God to the Cries of Our Heart by Lauren Chandler - C.C. is reading

~The All Souls Real-Time Reading Companion by Deborah Harkness - C.C. is rereading A Discovery of Witches in real-time

~Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith - C.C. finished reading

~Fallen Empire Series by Lindsay Buroker - C.C. finished reading Books 1-6

~The Eyre Affair (Thursday Next, #1) by Jasper Fforde - C.C. finished reading

~The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark - C.C. is reading

~Movies - Beauty & the Beast | X-Men: Apocalypse

~Fringe - rewatching Season 2

~Gilmore Girls - rewatching Season 3

~Numb3rs - rewatching Season 5

~The Big Bang Theory - watching Season 10

~Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - watching Season 4

~NCIS - watching Season 14

~NCIS: NO - watching Season 3

~Blindspot - watching Season 2

~The Blacklist - watching Season 4

~NCIS: LA - watching Season 8

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


a 4 marker and 1 clasp leaf stitch marker set from Sarah (lilangelsg2)


a Halloween stitch marker set (pumpkin marker and witch & apple clasps) from Sarah (lilangelsg2)


2 Baker’s Dozen mini-skeins sets of Meadowcroft Dyeworks/Yarn Rehab yarn on their Rockshelter Base in various colorways. Each mini skein has 20 yds of 100% superwash merino from Amber (deviousangel)


a pattern of the winner’s choice from her Ravelry store from Betsy (QuillPen)


a copy of her Beautiful Warrior Cowl pattern from Naomi (CosyCuteKnits)


an autumn leaves project bag from GeorgeAnne (StitchingPlaza) of The Stitching Plaza


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-f├Ądig 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 -
Hazel (hazysummers) from Ghana asks:
I’ve just had 2 cardigans on the needles, one out of Wollmeise Blend (MCN), and the other from souvenir yarn from Iceland Einband and Plotulopi (unspun) held together. The first is so deliciously soft and squishy, the second was hot, hairy (shedding) and frankly smelly. The Plotulopi/Einband is complete now and is drying / blocking - I’m happy with the result - it’s warm and light - but won’t get much wear here in Ghana, so I might lend it to my mum until I’m back in Europe full time. What has been your most delicious yarn experience? And which has been most challenging and why?

Misc. -


~Battlestar Galactica Kit - $62 US plus shipping, Pre-order now with a ship date of Thursday, 20-October at JavaPurlDesigns.com



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


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Dami -
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Until next time,
Happy Knitting!

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