Thursday, 14 December 2017

Episode 272 ~ In Which It’s Winks vs. the Cheerio





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~bashfully tickled pink socks on US 1.5 (2.5 mm), Suburban Stitcher Sock in the Bashful colourway

~tickled pink + green cowl on US 4 (3.5 mm), Abstract Fiber + Malabrigo Sock in Fresco Y Seco

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

~Christmas Socks for the Hubs on US1.5 (2.5mm), Strawberry Fields Yarns Take a Hike in the Strawberry Fields Again colourway

~Tickled PINK Hat - Version B on US2 (2.75mm) & US3 (3.25mm), Neighborhood Fiber Co. Rustic Fingering

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~Frosty the Snowman Christmas Socks for Dami on US1.5 (2.5mm), Canon Hand Dyes Oscar Sparkle Sock in the Frosty the Snowman Polar Opposites colourway

~2017 Preemie Hat #50 on US6 (4mm), Abstract Fiber SuperSock in the Waterlillies colourway & Adelaide Cottage Yarns Stratford Tweed in the Kindred Spirits colourway

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Starbucks Flourish Ornament

~25 Days of Christmas - Make sure you are subscribed to our JavaPurl Designs Newsletter & that you follow us on Instagram (cc_almon & damisdoodles) to be notified of the sale of the day.


~Vlogmas 2017 on YouTube

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









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!

~The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis


15 minutes of reading daily in December challenge


~Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely by Lysa TerKeurst - C.C. is reading

~A Simple Advent Guide - Readings, Reflections, & Music Based on the Book of Common Prayer by Tsh Oxenreider - reading as a family for Advent

~The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill - C.C. is reading

~The Shorter Things Collection: Poems, Flash Fiction, and Short Stories by D. Marie Prokop - C.C. finished reading

~Sunken Seas (A Rowan Gray Mystery Book 4) by Lily Harper Hart - C.C. finished reading

~A Witchmas Carol: A Wicked Witches of the Midwest Fantasy by Amanda M. Lee - C.C. is reading

~Movies - Christmas In Evergreen | Christmas In Angel Falls | Christmas At Holly Lodge

~Stranger Things - finished watching Season 1 & watching Season 2

~Supergirl - watching Season 3

~The Flash - watching Season 4

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 13

~The Big Bang Theory - watching Season 11

~Supernatural - watching Season 13

~Arrow - watching Season 6

~Psych Movie

~Blindspot - watching Season 3

~Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - watching Season 5

~NCIS: LA - watching Season 9

~Murdoch Mysteries - watching Season 11

~Outlander - finished watching Season 3

~Spotify C.C. + Dami ♥ Christmas playlist


~Spotify C.C. + Dami ♥ Christmas Musicals playlist


~Anastasia OBCR

~Hadestown Concept Album & Hadestown OCR

December/January/February Winter Wonderland AL -



*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

*New rule - for posting in the FO thread, small items that use less than 10g of yarn should be grouped together with other small items that use at least 10g of yarn total

*Feel free to poly-dip in other ALs 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


Geeky Girls Knit 5th Podiversary Progress Keeper from Ann Tudor


TARDIS pouch with Shakespeare stitch markers from The Stitching Plaza


Ginger Twist Studio Needle Gauge, Nessie Stitch Marker & 15g of Hilltop Cloud Silk Hankies


Unobtainables: Fake Elements, Real Knits by Allison Sarnoff & Heatherly Walker


2 Greeting Cards from Tilly Flop Designs

*Must be a member of the Geeky Girls Knit Podcast group on Ravelry to participate

*Each project of more than 10g of yarn that you finish and post in the Ravelry Winter Wonderland AL **FO Thread** (2017/18) counts as 1 entry into the giveaways. For projects that use less than 10g of yarn, please see the new rule above.

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKWinter1718

*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, ALs, 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 AL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Erin (ErinIreland)Erin (ErinIreland) from Illinois asks:
I would like to know more about the technical side of podcasting. I understand if you do not want to reveal the “back of the camera” side. Since it is proprietary information. How do you prepare? You are an avid reader and movie watcher, so how do you keep everything organized to include in the podcast? How do you edit? How long does it take? What equipment do you use? I have so many more questions but I think this gives you an idea of my interest in how the podcast works.

Misc. -
~Winner Announced - louleigh's Tiny Owls Collection by Leigh Kristensen - Leigh has generously given us one copy of the collection to give to one of you.


~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:


If you are in Canada, please click this link, Amazon.ca or the banner below to shop:


~For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, ALs, 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 Fitbit as user 2F8K2V
~ on Instagram as cc_almon

Dami -
~ on Ravelry 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
~ on iTunes
~ on YouTube
~ Support the Podcast, Become a Patron

Until next time,
Happy Knitting!

Thursday, 7 December 2017

Episode 271 ~ In Which There’s Kittus Interruptus





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~bashfully tickled pink socks on US 1.5 (2.5 mm), Suburban Stitcher Sock in the Bashful 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

~Frosty the Snowman Christmas Socks for Dami on US1.5 (2.5mm), Canon Hand Dyes Oscar Sparkle Sock in the Frosty the Snowman Polar Opposites colourway

~Tickled PINK Hat - Version B on US2 (2.75mm) & US3 (3.25mm), Neighborhood Fiber Co. Rustic Fingering

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~2017 Preemie Hat #49 on US6 (4mm), Pandia's Jewels Hand Dyed Yarn Super Sparkle in the Pink Fluffy Llamacorn colourway, Little Fish Stitches in the Radioactive Barbie colourway, Rusty Ferret Yarns RF Quadrupole in the Ferret Face colourway, & Sunflower Yarns Franconia in the Blossoms & Bark colourway

~Tickled PINK Hat - Version A on US2 (2.75mm) & US3 (3.25mm), Neighborhood Fiber Co. Rustic Fingering

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Churchmouse Yarns & Teas

~25 Days of Christmas - Make sure you are subscribed to our JavaPurl Designs Newsletter & that you follow us on Instagram (cc_almon & damisdoodles) to be notified of the sale of the day.


~Vlogmas 2017 on YouTube

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









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!

~The Lion, the Witch & the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis


15 minutes of reading daily in December challenge


~Uninvited: Living Loved When You Feel Less Than, Left Out, and Lonely by Lysa TerKeurst - C.C. is reading

~A Simple Advent Guide - Readings, Reflections, & Music Based on the Book of Common Prayer by Tsh Oxenreider - reading as a family for Advent

~Lily Bloom Cozy Mysteries by Lyndsey Cole - C.C. finished reading Book 6

~A Valley of Darkness (A Shade of Vampire #52) by Bella Forrest - C.C. finished reading

~Hotbloods (Hotbloods #1) by Bella Forrest - C.C. finished reading

~The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill - C.C. is reading

~Movies - Switched For Christmas | A Joyous Christmas

~Humans - finished watching Series 2

~Charmed - watching Season 1

~The Flash & DC’s Legends of Tomorrow - crossover episodes

~The Big Bang Theory - watching Season 11

~Supernatural - watching Season 13

~Blindspot - watching Season 3

~Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - watching Season 5

~Murdoch Mysteries - watching Season 11

~Outlander - watching Season 3

~Spotify C.C. + Dami ♥ Christmas playlist


~Spotify C.C. + Dami ♥ Christmas Musicals playlist


~Christy Nockels - The Thrill of Hope album

~Anastasia OBCR

~Hadestown Concept Album & Hadestown OCR

September/October/November Artistic Autumnal AL -



*Prize Winners Announced:


Charlie Brown needle holder(from Kimarie’s Knit Knacks) & Autumnal Stitch Markers


Gnome Acres Stars Hollow (from KellyChron)


Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 8 (from Ramonafirehorse)


Nala's Big Sister Shawl by Amanda Rate


Bicycle project bag from KnitRunDig (gently used) + Harry Potter Wand keychain


Embroidery Tote Bag from Edinburgh Yarn Festival


Beach Hut Socks by Zoe Carter


a Ravelry pattern of up to $6 donated by an anonymous sponsor


coffee project bag from January Designs Co.


Doctor Who project bag from January Designs Co.

*For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, ALs, 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!

December/January/February Winter Wonderland AL -



*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

*New rule - for posting in the FO thread, small items that use less than 10g of yarn should be grouped together with other small items that use at least 10g of yarn total

*Feel free to poly-dip in other ALs 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


Geeky Girls Knit 5th Podiversary Progress Keeper from Ann Tudor


TARDIS pouch with Shakespeare stitch markers from The Stitching Plaza


Ginger Twist Studio Needle Gauge, Nessie Stitch Marker & 15g of Hilltop Cloud Silk Hankies


Unobtainables: Fake Elements, Real Knits by Allison Sarnoff & Heatherly Walker


2 Greeting Cards from Tilly Flop Designs

*Must be a member of the Geeky Girls Knit Podcast group on Ravelry to participate

*Each project of more than 10g of yarn that you finish and post in the Ravelry Winter Wonderland AL **FO Thread** (2017/18) counts as 1 entry into the giveaways. For projects that use less than 10g of yarn, please see the new rule above.

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKWinter1718

*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, ALs, 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 AL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Erin (ErinIreland)Erin (ErinIreland) from Illinois asks:
Hi, I love watching your podcast while knitting, sewing, or drinking coffee! On your last podcast you said you were running out of questions to answer so here are a couple questions. You may have answered them before , but I’ll ask anyway. How did you and the Hubs meet and how did he get the nickname ‘The Hubs”? It was nice to see your wedding pictures.

Review -

Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 23: Winter 2017


Misc. -
~Giveaway Reminder louleigh's Tiny Owls Collection by Leigh Kristensen - Leigh has generously given us one copy of the collection to give to one of you. To enter, visit louleigh's Tiny Owls Collection, find your favourite pattern, & then come back to our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast to tell us about it. We’ll keep the giveaway open until we record Episode 272 in next week.


~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:


If you are in Canada, please click this link, Amazon.ca or the banner below to shop:


~For any and all giveaways, prizes, competitions, ALs, 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 Fitbit as user 2F8K2V
~ on Instagram as cc_almon

Dami -
~ on Ravelry 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
~ on iTunes
~ on YouTube
~ Support the Podcast, Become a Patron

Until next time,
Happy Knitting!