Thursday, 26 May 2016

Episode 194 ~ In Which the WIPs Are Out of Control





Show Notes:

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

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Amanda (littlepanda518) from Arkansas asks:
My question is for Dami. Since your mom creates many beautiful designs and you test knit them, do you have any plans to design any patterns?

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

~elementasquee socks on US 1.5 (2.5 mm) + US 2 (2.75 mm), Knit Picks Hawthorne Fingering in the St. Johns 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

~Mr. Smith Needs A Pink Lady Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Holiday Yarns FlockSock in the Pink Lady colourway & Pandia's Jewels Hand Dyed Yarn & Fiber Snug in the Mr. Smith, I Need You colourway

~Noah is 5! Socks on US2 (2.75mm), Knit Picks Stroll Tweed in the North Pole Heather colourway

~Lola's 2016 Birthday Hat on US 6 (4.0 mm) & US 8 (5.0 mm), C.C.'s Geeky Puffin Knit Palooza memorial skein handspun & West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley Aran in the Light Brown colourway

~Stripey Purly Pullover on US 4 (3.5mm), Regia World College Color 6-ply in the Exam colourway

~On Stash Dash hiatus - Ain't No Party Like A Unicorn Party Shawl on US6 (4mm), Chopped Ginger Wool Project Teeswater Fingering in the Natural colourway, KnitCircus Aerialist Fingering in the Blue Skies Ahead colourway, KnitCircus Greatest of Ease in the Raspberry Rhapsody colourway, KnitCircus Pixie Dust Fingering in the Holly Leaves colourway, Ripples Crafts in the Pikkewyn colourway, Ginger's Hand Dyed Splendor DK in the Liquid Sunshine colourway, Knitting in France Sparkles in the Something About C.C. colourway, & unknown purple yarn

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~headband for ruadhan on US 5 (3.75 mm), WYS Signature 4 ply in the Wood Pigeon colourway

~Gilmore Girls Socks on US 1.5 (2.5 mm), Knitting in France Two at a Time Socks in a secret colourway

C.C. -
~2016 Preemie Hat #21 on US6 (4mm), Pandia's Jewels Hand Dyed Yarn & Fiber Delight in the I'm In Love With An 18th Century Scotsman colourway & Unknown Purple Yarn

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Pom Pom Quarterly etc. from Ginger Twist Studio

~Outlander goodies from Pandia's Jewels

~Pub Quiz

~Whole 30 Day 100

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



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~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!

~Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card - Dami is reading


A Summer of Austen
“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
June 1-18 ~ read Pride & Prejudice
June 19-30 ~ read Persuasion
July 1-20 ~ read Emma
July 21-31 ~ read Northanger Abbey
August 1-16 ~ read Sense & Sensibility
August 17-31 ~ read Mansfield Park
#summerofausten

~Thirty-Six and a Half Motives (Rose Gardner Mystery Series) by Denise Grover Swank - C.C. finished reading

~Aisling Grimlock Mystery Series by Amanda M. Lee - C.C. finished reading Grim Tidings, Grim Offerings, & Grim Discovery

~Avery Shaw Mystery Series by Amanda M. Lee - C.C finished reading Who, What, Where, When, Die, If It Bleeds, It Leads, Buried Leads, Shot Off the Presses, & The Preditorial Page & is reading Misquoted & Demoted

~Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - rewatching Season 6

~Star Trek: Voyager - rewatching Season 3

~How to Get Away With Murder - Season 2

~Blindspot - watching Season 1

~Person of Interest - watching Season 5

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

~NCIS - watched Season 13 finale

~NCIS:NO - watched Season 2 finale

~Supernatural - watching Season 11

~The Blacklist - watched Season 3 finale

~Bones - watching Season 11

~Grimm - watched Season 5 finale

~Outlander - watching Season 2

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!

June/July/August Summertime & the Living is Easy KAL -


*Runs from 1-June through 31-August

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

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

*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


from Kelly (kellychron) - a skein of Gnome Acres House Gnome in the Stars Hollow colourway


from Kelly (kellychron) - a That Semifero Grrl Wonder Woman project bag


from Bogga (bogga) of Knitting in France - 3 sets of stitch markers (apples, pink biscuits, & blue tulips)


from Katherin (kekskruemelchen) - her 9 pattern Siebengebirge Collection


from Julia (nimruse) of Pandia's Jewels - a set of Outlander stitch markers


from Danielle (Gothika101) of Gothika Yarnz - a set of Mahogany Obsidian stitch markers


from Danielle (Gothika101) of Gothika Yarnz - a skein of yarn in the Bonfire Night colourway & a set of Autumn Magic stitch markers


from Danielle (Gothika101) of Gothika Yarnz - a skein of yarn in the Fantasea colourway & a set of Blue Seas stitch markers


from us - Exploding Kittens game


from us - a skein of Zwerger Garn Opal Smile yarn in the Entz├╝cken colourway (“Entz├╝cken” is German for “delight”)

*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 Summertime & the Living is Easy KAL ~ FO Pics Only (No Chatter) & tag your project page with the following tag GGKSummertime16

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

Reviews/Giveaway -

Katherin (kekskruemelchen) of LuCookie Designs has released Part 1 of 9 pattern Siebengebirge Collection, 3 more on 20-June & final 3 on 20-July

Danielle (Gothika101) of Gothika Yarnz sent a huge parcel of yarn & stitch markers for us to review/giveaway. We’ll be using some of what she sent as prizes for the season KAL’s, but we’re giving away 2 prizes right now! To enter to win, go to Danielle’s Etsy shop and then go to the giveaway thread in our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast and tell us your favourite item. Giveaway will close when we record Episode 196. 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!
Prize #1 - a skein of Punk Princess yarn & a set of Punk Princess stitch markers
Prize #2 - a skein of Innocent Dreamz yarn & a set of Red stitch markers

Misc. -
~Episode 195 will go live on Saturday, 4-June-2016


Gilmore Girls kit with self-striping yarn from Knitting in France, a project bag from KnitRunDig, a sock pattern from me, & goodies will be available for pre-order on Sunday, 12-June, at 3pm BST (7am PDT, 8am MDT, 9am CDT, 10am EDT, 2pm GMT) at JavaPurlDesigns.com, only 30 kits, will ship no later than Friday, 8-July


~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 194 ~ In Which the WIPs Are Out of Control (iTunes)

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

Episode 194 is live on location in Princes Street Gardens with epic amounts of emotion, big news from Dami, and much, much more! Enjoy + Happy Knitting!

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

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

June 2016 Crafty Photo A Day Challenge

Summertime and the living is easy, at least it is in June's edition of #GGKCRAFTYPAD. We're so excited to see what you come up with! Here's the prompts list for June 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, 19 May 2016

Episode 193 ~ In Which We’re ‘N Sync!





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

~Gilmore Girls Socks on US 1.5 (2.5 mm), Knitting in France Two at a Time Socks in a secret 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

~Mr. Smith Needs A Pink Lady Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Holiday Yarns FlockSock in the Pink Lady colourway & Pandia's Jewels Hand Dyed Yarn & Fiber Snug in the Mr. Smith, I Need You colourway

~Noah is 5! Socks on US2 (2.75mm), Knit Picks Stroll Tweed in the North Pole Heather colourway

~Ain't No Party Like A Unicorn Party Shawl on US6 (4mm), Chopped Ginger Wool Project Teeswater Fingering in the Natural colourway, KnitCircus Aerialist Fingering in the Blue Skies Ahead colourway, KnitCircus Greatest of Ease in the Raspberry Rhapsody colourway, & KnitCircus Pixie Dust Fingering in the Holly Leaves colourway

~On Stash Dash hiatus - Strawberries and Brain Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Knitting in France Sparkles in the Gradient Pink colourway & Pandia's Jewels Hand Dyed Yarn & Fiber Snug in the Also, I Can Kill You With My Brain colourway

~On Stash Dash hiatus - Jeremy’s 2016 Birthday Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Lang Yarns Jawoll Color Superwash in the 902.0020 colourway

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

~lovely lindsay’s hat on US 6 (4 mm) and US 8 (5 mm), Nerd Girl Yarns Stomp and Bounce in the I’ve Got a Talking Computer and a Robot Dog colorway

C.C. -
~2016 Preemie Hat #19 on US6 (4mm), Rowan Lima in the Puno colourway & Chocolate Brown Unknown Fibre Handspun

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~non-yummy :( Agent Carter - sign the petition

~new t-shirts, yay Whole30!

~Doodle Dame from Julia of Pandia's Jewels

~JavaPurl Designs news




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

~Little Women by Louisa May Alcott - Dami finished reading

~Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card - Dami is reading


A Summer of Austen
“The person, be it gentleman or lady, who has not pleasure in a good novel, must be intolerably stupid.”
June 1-18 ~ read Pride & Prejudice
June 19-30 ~ read Persuasion
July 1-20 ~ read Emma
July 21-31 ~ read Northanger Abbey
August 1-16 ~ read Sense & Sensibility
August 17-31 ~ read Mansfield Park
#summerofausten

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

~Yesterday's Thief: An Eric Beckman Paranormal Sci-Fi Thriller by Al Macy - C.C. finished reading

~Mysterious Events Series by Al Macy - C.C. finished reading The Antiterrorist & Contact Us

~The Paper Magician Trilogy by Charlie Holmberg - C.C. finished reading The Paper Magician, The Glass Magician, and The Master Magician

~Bait and Snitch (Ponderosa Pines Cozy Mystery Series) by Erin Lynn - C.C. finished reading

~Thirty-Six and a Half Motives (Rose Gardner Mystery Series) by Denise Grover Swank - C.C. is reading

~Star Trek: Deep Space Nine - rewatching Season 6

~Star Trek: Voyager - rewatching Season 3

~The Night Manager - watching Series 1

~Castle - Series finale

~Blindspot - watching Season 1

~Person of Interest - watching Season 5

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

~NCIS - watching Season 13

~NCIS:NO - watching Season 2

~Supernatural - 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

~Outlander - watching Season 2

~Once Upon A Time - Season 5 finale

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 -
Lauren (Lbeth21) from New York asks:
Thanks CC for answering my question about your inspiration. You did answer the question I asked, but I realized that perhaps I didn’t ask the question as I wanted as an answer (welcome to my life). Once you have your inspiration, how do you put that into a pattern or design to make it come to be real? I am inspired by a bunch of things (mostly science-y and nature things), but how do you put that into a design?

Misc. -


~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!