Thursday, 15 December 2016

Episode 221 ~ In Which There’s Some Magic Going On Right Here





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~chai latte socks on US1.5 (2.5 mm), Round Table Yarns Merlin in the Archimedes colourway

~flat white wrap on US 3 (3.25 mm), Little Yellow Uke Crafts Soprano Shawl in the Flat White 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

~I'm Dreaming of A White Christmas Socks on US 1.5 (2.5 mm), Berry Colorful Yarnings Saturated Sock SS in the White Christmas colourway

~PINK Sparkly Vest on US4 (3.5mm) & US5 (3.75 mm), Rico Design Creative Reflection Print in the Blackberry colourway

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~instant coffee socks on US 3 (3.25 mm), Ginger’s Hand Dyed Humming DK in My Little Pony

C.C. -
~Russ' 2016 Christmas Socks on US 1.5 (2.5 mm), Owl About Yarn Sparkle Owl in the Cranberry Sauce colourway & The Uncommon Thread Tough Sock in the Nutcracker colourway

~2016 Preemie Hat #50 on US6 (4mm), Cascade Yarns Cascade 220 in the Christmas Red colourway & King Cole Merino Blend Aran in the Fern colourway

~Hundred Acre Wood Shawl on US 6 (4mm), Ginger's Hand Dyed Swell Ewe Sock in the Gorblimey colourway & Knitting in France SW BFL HT in the Sock Yarn Test colourway

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Soap from Glasgow Soap Company

~White Christmas ~ A 4 Pattern Knitting Collection

Individual Pattern of There Were Never Such Devoted Sisters Shawl (White Christmas Inspired)
The yarn from Ginger Twist Studio will be available on her website. Please be patient while she makes it available for sale.

~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - details for December here









~Upcoming Events We'll Be Attending

~Edinburgh Yarn Festival - Friday, 10-March-2017 and Saturday, 11-March-2017


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!

~War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy - Dami is reading

~The Broken Way: A Daring Path into the Abundant Life by Ann Voskamp - C.C. is reading

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

~The Newsroom - Season 1

~Fringe - rewatching Season 3

~LOST - finished rewatching Season 1 & rewatching Season 2

~Drunk History - Hamilton/Lin-Manuel Miranda episode

~War and Peace - watched episodes 1-5

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

~NCIS - watching Season 14

~NCIS: NO - watching Season 3

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 12

~Supernatural - Season 12

~Elementary - watching Season 5

~The Librarians - watching Season 3

~Murdoch Mysteries - watching Season 10

December/January/February Winter Wonderland KAL -


*Runs from 1-December through 28-February

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

*No WIPS - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-December and finished no later than 28-February

*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


a set of 6 sheep stitch markers from Ann Tudor


a sock themed project bag by KnitRunDig (donated by Jilly)


a skein of yarn of the winner’s choice from NapiersKnits on Etsy


a winter fairies project bag from Stitching Plaza on Etsy


a 4 piece Poke Me Not set by Jan B Smiley


2 skeins of The Fibre Company Acadia yarn in the Driftwood colourway


a skein of Zwerger Garn Opal Smile yarn in the Fröhlichkeit (Happiness) colourway


2 skeins of Gothika Yarnz 100% British Wool 4ply yarn in the Berry Crime Scene colourway & a set of 5 stitch markers from Gothika Yarnz on Etsy (donated by Danielle)


a grab-bag of 24 sets of fixed circular knitting needles

*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 Winter Wonderland KAL **FO Thread** (2016/2017) & tag your project page with the following tag #GGKWW1617

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-March 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 Winter Wonderland KAL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

White Christmas KAL -


*Joint KAL with Jill of The Knitting Broomstick Podcast

*Runs from 1-December through 31-January

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

*No WIPS - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-December and finished no later than 31-January

*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 or Email us at geekygirlsknit@gmail.com

a set of 6 Rainbow Heart stitch markers from Ann Tudor


a gingerbread cookies project bag from GeorgeAnne of the Stitching Plaza on Etsy


a skein of Ginger Twist Studio Ginger's Hand Dyed Luscious 4ply yarn in the I'm a Barbie Girl colourway


2 skeins of Rennie Handknits Supersoft Cashmere 4 Ply yarn in the Pegasus colourway


2 skeins of Rennie Handknits Supersoft Cashmere 4 Ply yarn in the Clio colourway


A skein of Mrs. Crosby Loves to Play Satchel fingering (100% SW Merino) in the Red King Radish colourway (donated by Kaitlin of Mint Rain Yarns)


A skein of Sunrise Fiber Co Moxie Soft Sock (100% SW Merino) in Prickly Pear (donated by Kaitlin of Mint Rain Yarns)


A set of tatted Christmas stitch markers made and donated by Cori of CBCProducts on Etsy


A copy of JavaPurl Designs’ White Christmas ~ A 4 Pattern Knitting Collection donated by Lou (TheVFB on Rav)


A skein of Ginger Twist Studio Ginger's Hand Dyed Swell Ewe Sock in the Breakfast With Ginger colourway donated by Jess

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

*If you knit any of C.C. or Dami’s White Christmas inspired patterns, you get 1 bonus entry per pattern (post your FO twice in the FO thread)

*If you knit all 4 of C.C. and Dami’s White Christmas inspired patterns, you get an additional 2 bonus entries for a total of 10 entries (post a photo of all 4 of your FO’s together twice in the FO thread)

*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 White Christmas KAL **FO THREAD** & tag your project page with the following tag #WCGGKTKB

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-February 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!


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


~1 skein of West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley DK in the Pink 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 -
Shannon (Yarniemom) from Arizona asks:
Hi CC! I was wondering about your bullet journal. I remember that you changed your set up quite a bit earlier this year. Did you end up liking the new set up? I am planning to start a new planner/bullet journal in 2017 and was curious about what had worked for you. Thanks!

We mention: KellyMacDandCo on Etsy

Misc. -

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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
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Until next time,
Happy Knitting!

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