Monday, 10 October 2016

Episode 213 ~ In Which You Are 16 Going On 17





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

~wood pigeons of happiness on US 4 (3.5 mm), West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply in the Wood Pigeon 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

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~GPKP 2016 Socks Sample on US 1.5 (2.5 mm), CoopKnits Socks Yeah! in the Ammolite and Danburite colourways

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

~2016 Preemie Hat #41 on US6 (4mm), Debbie Bliss Rialto DK (Solids) in the Forest colourway & Woolcraft New Fashion Double Knitting in the Glacia colourway

~2016 Preemie Hat #42 on US6 (4mm), Blacker Yarns Tamar DK in the Red River colourway, Excelana Luxury DK in the Ruby Red colourway, and King Cole Merino Blend DK in the Bark colourway

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~birthday box from Jilly (veganjilly)

~Doctor Who Christmas special “The Return of Doctor Mysterio”


~yarn & chocolates from Naomi (CosyCuteKnits)

~New jacket

~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - details 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

~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

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

~Imprudence (The Custard Protocol #2) by Gail Carriger - C.C. finished reading

~Wisteria Witches Series by Angela Pepper - C.C. finished reading Books 1-2

~She Can… Series by Melinda Leigh - C.C. finished reading Book 1 and is reading Book 2

~Movies - Van Helsing | Hocus Pocus

~Fringe - finished rewatching Season 2

~Gilmore Girls - rewatching Season 3

~Numb3rs - rewatching Season 5

~NCIS - watching Season 14

~Blindspot - watching Season 2

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 12

~The Blacklist - watching Season 4

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.


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 -
Mandy (Knitasaurs) from Florida asks:
You ladies are fans of all the sci-fi’s. Have you ever thought of creating a pattern inspired by Star Trek or Wars?

Misc. -
~There won't be an episode this Thursday. Episode 214 will return to our regular schedule: recording on Wednesday, 19-October-2016, and going live on Thursday, 20-October-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
~ 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

JavaPurl Designs
~ C.C.'s Knitting Designs on Ravelry
~ Dami's Knitting Designs on Ravelry
~ JavaPurl Designs website

Geeky Girls Knit -
~ our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast
~ our Facebook page
~ email us: geekygirlsknit@gmail.com
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~ Support the Podcast, Become a Patron

Until next time,
Happy Knitting!

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