Thursday, 5 January 2017

Episode 224 ~ In Which I’m Not OK With This!





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~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

~My 1st Brioche Hat on US5 (3.75 mm), West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley DK in the White, Blue, & Cardamom colourways
Brioche Tutorials from Crafts From the Cwtch

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

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~hot chocolate socks on US1.5 (2.5 mm), Pandia’s Jewels Snug in the Hot Coco with Pink Marshmellows colourway

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

C.C. -
~2017 Preemie Hat #1 on US6 (4mm), Berroco Weekend in the Clothesline colourway & Chocolate Brown Unknown Fibre Handspun

~Frozen Socks on US 1.5 (2.5 mm), Strawberry Fields Yarns Take a Hike in the Frozen colourway

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~new music! - Day Breaks & Little Broken Hearts by Norah Jones

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









~Upcoming Events We'll Be Attending

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

Details about the #BlackerPODKAL from Knit British

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!

~Les Miserables by Victor Hugo - Dami is reading

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

~The Desire Map: A Guide to Creating Goals with Soul by Danielle LaPorte - C.C. is reading

~Simply Tuesday: Small-Moment Living in a Fast-Moving World by Emily P. Freeman - 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 Rylee Adamson Epilogues by Shannon Mayer - C.C. finished reading Books 1-3

~Dark Matter by Blake Crouch - C.C. finished reading

~Time to Steele (Daggers & Steele #3) by Alex P. Berg - C.C. finished reading

~The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood - C.C. finished reading

~Percy Jackson and the Olympians Series by Rick Riordan - C.C. is rereading Book 1

~Movies - Harry Potter 6-8

~The Bletchley Circle - finished watching Series

~Fringe - rewatching Season 3

~LOST - rewatching Season 2

~The Librarians - watching Season 3

~Sherlock - rewatched Series 3 & watching Series 4

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 Grinch Needle Nook from Slipped Stitch Studios


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 -

*Prize Winners Announced:

~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

~1 skein of West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley DK in the Rainbow colourway

~Bernat Coral Pom Pom and Lion Brand Black Cat Pom Pom from Catherine (TiaandCat)

~Mary (jamn2knit) donated 3 single patterns from her Ravelry pattern store

~7 single patterns from the JavaPurl Designs Ravelry store

*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 -
Sarah (Yarnthusiast) from Washington asks:
Hello lovelies! I have fallen down the rabbit hole of sock knitting and am wondering how you determine what your perfect gauge/fabric feels like. The socks I have done so far fit pretty well, but I can feel the purls under my feet and I’m not sure that I love it. Do I just go down a needle size and increase my stitch count? I love knitting socks--now I want to love wearing them! Thank you for any insight you may have!

Misc. -

~For the Love of Socks KAL - 1-February through 31-March
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Find Us Online -
C.C. -
~ on Ravelry as JavaPurl
~ on Twitter as cc_almon
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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 -
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Until next time,
Happy Knitting!

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