Thursday, 30 March 2017

Episode 236 ~ In Which It’s By A Ghost Writer





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~kuragin socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Easy Knits Deeply Wicked+ in the Neon Night colourway

~twelfth doctor socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Pandia’s Jewel’s Snug in the But I think I came out more magician 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

~The Hubs' 2017 Birthday Socks on US 1.5 (2.5 mm), Third Vault Yarns Librarian Sock in the Espresso Con Panna colourway & West Yorkshire Spinners Signature 4ply Cocktail Collection in the Blue Lagoon colourway

~Joss Wrap on US5 (3.75mm), Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Sockenwolle 80/20 Twin in the Nobody is perfect colourway & Rohrspatz & Wollmeise Wild Thing 80/20 Twin in the We’re Different colourway

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~2017 Preemie Hat #13 on US6 (4mm), West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley DK in the White colourway & Unknown Red Yarn

~Inner Peace on US4 (3.5mm), Chandlers Superwash BFL 4-Ply in a Purple & Pink colourway

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Doctor Donna yarn, project bag, and stitch marker from Mel (theyarntreeUK) of The Yarn Tree

~Great Comet & Hamilton goodies from Kate (librariankate7578)

~Yarn from Ginger Twist Studio

~"THE DOCTOR" Hamilton Style Song Parody (Doctor Who: A Gallifreyan Musical)


~kitty nail files

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

~Les Miserables by Victor Hugo - Dami finished reading

~Anne of Green Gables by Lucy Maud Montgomery - Dami is reading

~You Are Free: Be Who You Already Are by Rebekah Lyons - C.C. is reading

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

~Voyager (Outlander #3) by Diana Gabaldon - C.C. finished rereading

~Ivy Morgan Series by Lily Harper Hart - C.C. finished reading Books 1-6 & is reading Book 7

~Matlock - rewatching Season 3

~Doctor Who - rewatched episodes as research for my upcoming Doctor Donna sock pattern

~Eureka - finished rewatching Season 2 & rewatching Season 3

~LOST - rewatching Season 5

~Supergirl - watching Season 2

~Bones - watching Season 12 (final season)

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 12

~Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders - watching Season 2

~Blindspot - watching Season 2

~The Blacklist: Redemption - watching

~Colony - watching Season 2

~Grimm - watching Season 6

~NCIS: LA - watching Season 8

~Elementary - watching Season 5

~Broadchurch - watching Series 3

~Spotify C.C. + Dami ♥ Musicals playlist

~Beauty and the Beast (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

~Hadestown & Why We Build The Wall (EP - Selections from Hadestown. The Myth. The Musical. Live Original Cast Recording)

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 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


a set of 6 sheep stitch markers from Ann Tudor


3 skeins of Fiberlady Makicot in the Relaxing colorway (donated by Jilly)


Fantasea yarn + Blue Seas stitch markers from Gothika Yarnz on Etsy (donated by Danielle)


Blue tulip stitch markers from Knitting in France on Etsy (donated by Bogga)


3-in-1 Special Needle Charm & Stitch holder (from us)


Gnome Acres Keyskein + Susan Bates finishing needles (donated by Kelly)


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


a spring themed project bag from Stitching Plaza on Etsy


a set of inspirational progress keepers from Stitching Plaza on Etsy


a keychain, zipper pull, & stitch marker necklace set from Sarah (lilangelsg2)

*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 Thread** (2017) & tag your project page with the following tag #GGKSS17

*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!

*There is a There is a Sheepy Spring KAL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

For the Love of Socks KAL -


*Details - any finished sock project (the project must include 2 socks aka a pair of socks to be eligible)

*All the details about points and posting in the FO thread are talked about in Episode 227 at 40:28

*General Points - Baby/Toddler Socks - 1 point | Child Socks - 2 points | Teen/Adult Shortie Socks - 3 points | Teen/Adult Mid-Calf Socks - 5 points | Teen/Adult Knee High Socks - 7 points

*WIPS are allowed. However you must have no more than 50% of the project complete before the KAL begins on 1-February. (That means only 1 sock complete or if you are knitting 2 at a time, you may knit through the heels.) WIPs will only receive half the number of points as non-WIPs do. That means Baby/Toddler Socks will earn 0.5 point, Child Socks will earn 1 point, Teen/Adult Shortie Socks will earn 1.5 points, Teen/Adult Mid-Calf Socks will earn 2.5 points, and Teen/Adult Knee High Socks will earn 3.5 points.

*JavaPurl Designs Bonus - If you knit any JavaPurl Designs sock pattern, you will receive 2 bonus points.

*Sponsors Bonus - If you knit with any of our sponsors’ products (project bag, yarn, pattern, stitch markers), you will receive 1 bonus point per sponsor. You must post photographic proof of you using the sponsors’ product. You may only use each product once for the KAL. However, if you have more than one product (such as a different project bag or a different skein of yarn or a different pattern), you may use another product by the same sponsor.

~Deranged Dyeworks - 15% off with the coupon code JAVAPURL15

~Dove Dye Works - 20% off on orders $15+ with the coupon code GGKKAL through the end of March

~Punkin97 Designs - 25% off with the coupon code GGK2017 & prize donor

~Skileyknits Fiber Arts - 15% off with the coupon code GGK15

~Spinner’s End Studio - prize donor

~Stitching Plaza - 15% discount on orders $20+ with the coupon code loveofsocks

~Suburban Stitcher - prize donor

~Tailored--Knits That Fit - prize donor

*Yardage Bonus - You will keep a running total of your yardage in your FO post. For every 250 yards knit (cumulative over all your projects), you will receive 2 bonus points. If you complete a WIP, only the yardage knit beginning 1-February will count in your cumulative yardage total.

*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


Grand Prize - Jibbyroo Sews project bag, The Captain and Lovely Anarchy yarn, & coffee stickers from Lou (thevfb)


Grand Prize - KnitPro Karbonz 15cm sock dpns & WYS yarn (Sig 4ply in the Rum Paradise colorway) (from us)


Sirdar Heart & Sole in the Super Trooper colorway from Lou (thevfb)


Gnome Acres Doppelganger set (“Gnome on the Range” 460 yards and”Wildflowers” 300 yards) from Jilly (veganjilly)


any single pattern from JavaPurl Designs Ravelry store from Jilly (veganjilly)


Tangerine Designs TARDIS project bag and notions tin from Kelly (KellyChron)


Cat stitch markers from Ann Tudor


Wolf Moon + Dark Princess sets of stitch markers from Gothika Yarnz


Exploding Kittens (from us)


Project Bag of the winner’s choice from Joy (knitnick) of Spinner’s End Studio


Stitch Marker Set (winner’s choice) from Natalie (ncdeanda) from Tailored--Knits That Fit


A skein of Suburban Stitcher Sock Yarn in the Rainbowalong2017 colourway & 10 locking stitch markers from Dianne (dbbstitch) from Suburban Stitcher


A copy of Norman's Socks pattern by Punkin97 Designs by Erinn (Punkin97)

*Each point will be 1 entry into the prize giveaways.

*There will be 1 prize for the person with the highest number of points, 1 prize for the person who knits the highest amount of yardage, and the remainder of the prizes will be chosen using a random number generator. Each participant may only win 1 prize.

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

*When you complete your first project, start a post in the FO thread (which will go live on 1-February) with a photo of your FO. For each subsequent project, 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 will be responsible for updating your FO post with your finished projects as well as your running point total & your cumulative yardage total. If you do not add something to your totals, we will not add it for you. If you have any questions about how to post something, PM Dami damisdoodles & she will be able to assist you.

*Tag #GGKLoveofSocksKAL

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-April 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 For the Love of Socks KAL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Rhonda (DuellingNeedles) from Pennsylvania asks:
I think that C.C.’s favorite color might be pink. ;-) What is Dami’s favorite color?

Giveaway -

~Winner announced - Giveaway - a PINK Fluffy Unicorn art print from Julia (nimruse) of Pandia’s Jewels


~Winner announced - Giveaway - Filament No. 2 (Spring 2017) 1 eBook copy of the magazine.

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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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