Friday, 29 April 2016

Episode 190 ~ In Which We’re At a Castle!





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~noah’s solar system on US 1.5 (2.5 mm), See project page for colourways used

~indie burgh yarn crawl 2016 socks on US 1.5 (2.5 mm), Ginger’s Hand Dyed

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 Hubs' 2016 Birthday Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply in the Bullfinch colourway

~Fashion Week Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), KnitCircus Greatest of Ease in the Fashion Week colourway

~Vintage Rockhopper on US7 (4.5 mm), Blacker Yarns Tamar DK in the Red River colourway, Kettle Yarn Co. BASKERVILLE in the Dusk colourway, & baa ram ewe Titus in the Crucible colourway

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~bruce banner socks! on US 1.5 (2.5mm), String Theory Colorworks Entanglement in the Aconite colourway

~Super Secret Outlander Project Deuxi√®me Prise on US5 (3.75mm), Pandia’s Jewels Yarn
The kit which includes the yarn, pattern, & some goodies with an optional project bag is on pre-order until 2-May-2016 at https://www.pandiasjewels.com/collections/kits/products/outlander-jamie-inspired-kit


C.C. -
~2016 Preemie Hat #17 on US6 (4mm), Cascade 220 in the Highland Green colourway & Kettle Yarn Co. ISLINGTON DK in the Parapadschada

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~stickers from FoxAndCactus

~Craigmiller Castle pics & video

~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - details for April here and for May here











~Upcoming Events We'll Be Attending

~Indie Burgh Yarn Crawl 2016 - Saturday, 11-June-16

~Yarnporium in London - Saturday, 5-November-2016, & Sunday, 6-November-2016


~Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza website
Farnham, UK, from Thursday, 10-November-2016, through Sunday, 13-November-2016
Retreat attendee sign-ups and vendor applications are now open!!!!!


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!

~Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow - Dami finished reading

~Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen - Dami is reading

~Austenland by Shannon Hale - Dami is reading

~A Travelogue of the Interior: Finding Your Voice and God’s Heart in the Psalms by Karen Dabaghian - C.C. is reading

~A Life in Stitches by Rachael Herron - C.C. finished reading

~Code Breakers series by Colin F. Barnes - C.C. finished reading Beta, Gamma, & Delta

~Ice (Dr. Leah Andrews and Jack Hobson Thrillers Series) by Kevin Tinto - C.C. finished reading

~Scarlet Falls Series by Melinda Leigh - C.C. finished reading Hour of Need & Minutes to Kill

~Movies - The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2

~Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - rewatching Season 5

~Star Trek: Voyager - rewatching Season 3

~Judging Amy - watching Season 1

~Roswell - finished watching the Series

~How to Get Away With Murder - Season 2

~Castle - watching Season 8

~Blindspot - watching Season 1

~Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - watching Season 3

~NCIS - watching Season 13

~NCIS:NO - watching Season 2

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 11

~Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders - watching Season 1

~The Big Bang Theory - watching Season 9

~The Blacklist - watching Season 3

~Bones - watching Season 11

~Grimm - watching Season 5

~Shakespeare Live! From the RSC

~Outlander - watching Season 2

~Elementary - watching Season 4

~Once Upon A Time - watching Season 5

~NCIS:LA - watching Season 7

March/April/May Sheepy Spring KAL -


*Runs from 1-March through 31-May

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

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

*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


Cristy (cristyray) donated 1 coupon code for $5.50 to C.C.’s Ravelry pattern store
AND Jilly (veganjilly) donated 2 single patterns from C.C.’s Ravelry pattern store


Catherine (TiaandCat) donated 2 prizes - Bernat Bright Green Pom Pom and Lion Brand Pink Lady Pom Pom


Bogga (bogga) of Knitting in France donated a set of stitch markers


from us - a copy of Clare Devine’s Head to Toe book


from us - a copy of Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It by Lynne M. Thomas and Tara O'Shea


from us - a skein of Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball in the Fuchsienbeet colourway


from us - a skein of Drachenwolle Sonnenstrahl in an one of a kind 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 Sheepy Spring KAL ~ FO Pics Only (No Chatter) & tag your project page with the following tag GGKSSK16

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

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Jane (JanieB) from London asks:
Sometimes I love knitting a project, am really pleased with how it came out but for some reason just don’t wear it alot….
So I was wondering:
Which one project do you wear the most?
Which project is your favourite you have knitted?
Are they the same?

We mention: ze I can do zat! hat | Sir JARVIS | Neon Beast | Junction ~ leethal mystery shawl 2012

Misc. -
~Retraction - our recording schedule will stay as normally scheduled


Reminder - London Craft Guide - the lovely Rachel & Alli from Yarn in the City gifted us a review copy, they also gave us 1 digital copy to giveaway, enter in the thread in our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast, giveaway will remain open until Episode 191


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


~Support the Podcast, Become A Patron


~Want another way to help support our podcast? Throughout our website, links to books, tv shows, movies, etc. are Amazon Affiliate Links. We receive a portion of what you spend when you click through our website to shop on Amazon. What we receive helps us with the costs associated with producing this podcast as well as with prizes & shipping for giveaways. Thanks in advance for your support!

If you are in the UK, please click this link, Amazon.co.uk, or the banner below to shop:


~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
~ our Facebook page
~ email us: geekygirlsknit@gmail.com
~ on iTunes
~ on YouTube
~ Support the Podcast, Become a Patron

Until next time,
Happy Knitting!

Episode 190 ~ In Which We’re At a Castle! (iTunes)

Geeky Girls Knit ~ a Mamma/Daughter video podcast for fans of all things knitting & geeky

Episode 190 is live at Craigmiller Castle with lots of pics, an Outlander sneak peek, and much, much more! Enjoy + Happy Knitting!

~*~ Show Notes + Find out more on our website GeekyGirlsKnit.com

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

May 2016 Crafty Photo A Day Challenge

Do April showers bring May flowers? They do for May's edition of #GGKCRAFTYPAD. In May, we're challenging ourselves with shapes, emotions, and a few other things. We're so excited to see what you come up with! Here's the prompts list for May 2016 Geeky Girls Knit Crafty Photo A Day Challenge.



So, how can you participate???? Well, there are actually several ways:
INSTAGRAM - Instagram is the primary arena for participating in this challenge. Simply take your photo, add a caption to it, tag it with the hashtag #GGKCraftyPAD and share it. By adding the hashtag #GGKCraftyPAD , others who are participating will be able to see the pictures that have been shared for the daily prompts. C.C. is on Instagram as cc_almon & Dami is on Instagram as damisdoodles so make sure to follow them if you haven't already.

TWITTER - You can also share on Twitter by taking a photo and uploading it to Twitter along with the hashtag #GGKCraftyPAD . Follow us on Twitter as cc_almon and damisdoodles.

FACEBOOK - Feel free to share with your friends on your own Facebook profile page or on our Facebook page.

OTHER PLACES - Feel free to share your photos other places like your own blog, Ravelry, Tumblr, Flickr, etc. Be creative and then tell us about it! :-)

How will you remember what the daily prompts are???? Again, there are several ways:
~Save the image above to your phone or your computer and check it daily. Maybe even make it your wallpaper.
~Bookmark this post in your web browser and come back daily for the next prompt.
~Save this monthly Google Calendar as a bookmark in your web browser or even add the Google Calendar to your own Google Calendars.
~Follow us on Instagram as cc_almon, on Instagram as damisdoodles and/or on Twitter as cc_almon and on Twitter as damisdoodles as we'll be posting the prompt for that day at some point during the day.

Most of all, we just want to encourage you to be creative. We hope this is as fun for yall as it is for us!!! Can't wait to see your photos!

And don't forget, each week, we will choose our 5 favourite photos from Instagram and they will be shared in the podcast and show notes for the podcast following that prompt. There are so many great photos and we can't pick all of them, but we love looking at everyone's!

Until next time,
Happy Knitting!

Thursday, 21 April 2016

Episode 189 ~ In Which We Consider A Mark Ruffalo Photo-Op





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~bruce banner socks! on US 1.5 (2.5mm), String Theory Colorworks Entanglement in the Aconite colourway

~Super Secret Outlander Project Deuxi√®me Prise on US5 (3.75mm), Pandia’s Jewels Yarn
The kit which includes the yarn, pattern, & some goodies with an optional project bag is on pre-order until 2-May-2016 at https://www.pandiasjewels.com/collections/kits/products/outlander-jamie-inspired-kit



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 Hubs' 2016 Birthday Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4 Ply in the Bullfinch colourway

~Fashion Week Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), KnitCircus Greatest of Ease in the Fashion Week colourway

~Insanely Bright Contours on US8 (5mm), Kettle Yarn Co. Islington DK in the Parapadschada colourway, Ginger's Hand Dyed Splendor DK in the Liquid Sunshine colourway, & Lanitium ex Machina Merino DK Twist in the Cherry Cabaret colourway - On Stash Dash hiatus (Stash Dash chatter thread in our Ravelry group)

~Vintage Rockhopper on US7 (4.5 mm), Blacker Yarns Tamar DK in the Red River colourway, Kettle Yarn Co. BASKERVILLE in the Dusk colourway, & baa ram ewe Titus in the Crucible colourway

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~2016 Preemie Hat #16 on US6 (4mm), Bluebonnet Fibers 100% Targhee in the Sushi YAL colourway & Wendy Aran with Wool in the Island colourway

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Winnie the Pooh washi tape from PasoKuma, JapanZakkaILOILO, & CuteThingsFromJapan

~Wonder Woman washi tape from InTheClear

~stickers from FoxAndCactus

~Chopped Ginger Teeswater Fingering yarn & Ginger's Hand Dyed Swell Ewe Sock from Ginger Twist Studio

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










~Upcoming Events We'll Be Attending

~Indie Burgh Yarn Crawl 2016 - Saturday, 11-June-16


~Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza website
Farnham, UK, from Thursday, 10-November-2016, through Sunday, 13-November-2016
Retreat attendee sign-ups and vendor applications are now open!!!!!


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!

~Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow - Dami is reading

~Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen - Dami is reading

~A Travelogue of the Interior: Finding Your Voice and God’s Heart in the Psalms by Karen Dabaghian - C.C. is reading

~A Life in Stitches by Rachael Herron - C.C. is reading

~When I'm Gone by Emily Bleeker - C.C. finished reading

~Code Breakers series by Colin F. Barnes - C.C. finished reading Alpha & is reading Beta

~Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - rewatching Season 5

~Star Trek: Voyager - rewatching Season 3

~Roswell - watching Season 3

~Castle - watching Season 8

~Blindspot - watching Season 1

~Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - watching Season 3

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 11

~Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders - watching Season 1

~The Blacklist - watching Season 3

~Bones - watching Season 11

~Grimm - watching Season 5

~Outlander - watching Season 2

~Elementary - watching Season 4

~Once Upon A Time - watching Season 5

~Supergirl - watching Season 1

~NCIS:LA - watching Season 7

March/April/May Sheepy Spring KAL -


*Runs from 1-March through 31-May

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

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

*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


Cristy (cristyray) donated 1 coupon code for $5.50 to C.C.’s Ravelry pattern store
AND Jilly (veganjilly) donated 2 single patterns from C.C.’s Ravelry pattern store


Catherine (TiaandCat) donated 2 prizes - Bernat Bright Green Pom Pom and Lion Brand Pink Lady Pom Pom


Bogga (bogga) of Knitting in France donated a set of stitch markers


from us - a copy of Clare Devine’s Head to Toe book


from us - a copy of Chicks Dig Time Lords: A Celebration of Doctor Who by the Women Who Love It by Lynne M. Thomas and Tara O'Shea


from us - a skein of Schoppel-Wolle Zauberball in the Fuchsienbeet colourway


from us - a skein of Drachenwolle Sonnenstrahl in an one of a kind 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 Sheepy Spring KAL ~ FO Pics Only (No Chatter) & tag your project page with the following tag GGKSSK16

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

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Julia (juliaknitsjeff) from New Zealand asks:
Hiya just wondering how you look after your hand knit socks, hand wash or machine wash? dryer or air dry?
and how have all the different blends and brands worn?

Review & Giveaway -

London Craft Guide - the lovely Rachel & Alli from Yarn in the City gifted us a review copy, they also gave us 1 digital copy to giveaway, enter in the thread in our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast, giveaway will remain open until Episode 191

Misc. -
~Our recording schedule is shifting to recording on Thursday & the podcast will go live on Friday for the next 5 weeks


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


~Support the Podcast, Become A Patron


~Want another way to help support our podcast? Throughout our website, links to books, tv shows, movies, etc. are Amazon Affiliate Links. We receive a portion of what you spend when you click through our website to shop on Amazon. What we receive helps us with the costs associated with producing this podcast as well as with prizes & shipping for giveaways. Thanks in advance for your support!

If you are in the UK, please click this link, Amazon.co.uk, or the banner below to shop:


~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
~ our Facebook page
~ email us: geekygirlsknit@gmail.com
~ on iTunes
~ on YouTube
~ Support the Podcast, Become a Patron

Until next time,
Happy Knitting!