Thursday, 27 October 2016

Episode 215 ~ In Which the Solar Balance Shifts





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

~Would You Like Some Cranberry Sauce With Your Peppermint Mocha? Socks on US 1.5 (2.5 mm), Owl About Yarn Sparkle Owl in the Cranberry Sauce colourway & Pandia's Jewels Hand Dyed Yarn Snug in the Peppermint Mocha colourway

~There Were Never Such Devoted Sisters Shawl (White Christmas Inspired) on US 4 (3.5 mm), Ginger's Hand Dyed Luscious 4ply in the She Wore the Dress colourway

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~Pumpkin Spice Gradient Socks on US 1.5 (2.5 mm), Rainbow Heirloom Sock in the Orange Peel and Pumpkin Spice colourways

~2016 Preemie Hat #43 on US6 (4mm), West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley Aran in the Plum colourway and West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley DK in the Nutmeg colourway

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Gilmore Girls trailer!


~Gilmore Girls pop vinyls

~sheepie stitch markers from Ann Tudor

~Hamilton’s America documentary

~parcel from Jilly (veganjilly)

~NaKniSweMo - Sugar Maple by Carina Spencer using Bilum Hand Dyed Yarns Slika and Ginger's Hand Dyed Luscious 4ply in the I’m A Barbie Girl colourway

~So Say We All Socks (Battlestar Galactica Inspired) release


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

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

~Heart Made Whole: Turning Your Unhealed Pain into Your Greatest Strength by Christa Black Gifford - 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 Aeronaut's Windlass (The Cinder Spires, #1) by Jim Butcher - C.C. is reading

~Grim Expectations (Aisling Grimlock #5) by Amanda M. Lee - C.C. finished reading

~Magic Shifts (Kate Daniels, #8) by Ilona Andrews - C.C. finished reading

~Gilmore Girls - rewatching Season 4

~Numb3rs - rewatching Season 6

~Murdoch Mysteries - watching Season 10

~Supergirl - watching Season 2

~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

~Supernatural - Season 12

~The Blacklist - Season 4

~NCIS: LA - watching Season 8

~Elementary - watching Season 5

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.

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Charity (Scrapfaire) from Virginia asks:
I’m trying out 9 inch circs (zoom zooms) and I am wondering if you CC use them for patterned socks or just stockinette?

Misc. -
~Episode 216 will be recorded on Sunday, 30-October, & will go live on Monday, 31-October.
We’ll try to record a mini episode while we’re in London, but that may not happen just depending on how busy we are with Yarnporium & the GPKP.
We’ll definitely be back to our normal schedule of recording on Wednesday, 16-November, with that episode going live on Thursday, 17-November.


~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
~ 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
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Until next time,
Happy Knitting!

1 comment:

  1. Oh my goodness!! The Gilmore girls trailer made me cry just with the nostalgia of it all! I can't wait for Nov 25th!! I have my gnome acres stars hollow sock yarn all ready to cast on in anticipation!! Hugs to you and Dami! Love, Sara

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