Thursday, 6 April 2017

Episode 237 ~ In Which There’s PINK Heffalumps Inside!!!





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

~indie burgh craft crawl 2017 on US1.5 (2.5mm), Ginger’s Hand Dyed Sheepish Sock

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

~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

~Jeremy’s 2017 Birthday Socks on US 1.5 (2.5 mm), Third Vault Yarns Librarian Sock in the Espresso Con Panna & Battlestar Galactica colourways

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~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. -
~2017 Preemie Hat #14 on US6 (4mm), West Yorkshire Spinners Aire Valley DK in the Blue & Nutmeg colourways

~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

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Daily Vlog with Savvy Sexy Social Vlog Every Day in April on our YouTube channel

~Great Comet shirt & Gilmore Girls shirt from Red Bubble

~New Bullet Journal cover from Butterfly Notebook

~Parcel from GeorgeAnne (StitchingPlaza) of The Stitching Plaza

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









~Upcoming Events We'll Be Attending:
*Indie Burgh Craft Crawl - Saturday, 17-June-2017, 10am – 6pm + After-party

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!

~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

~Ivy Morgan Series by Lily Harper Hart - C.C. finished reading Book 7

~The Blue Castle by Lucy Maud Montgomery - C.C. finished reading

~A Rule Against Murder (Armand Gamache #4) by Louise Penny - C.C. finished reading

~Throne of Jade (Temeraire #2) by Naomi Novik - C.C. is reading

~Eureka - finished rewatching Season 3

~LOST - finished rewatching Season 5

~NCIS - watching Season 14

~NCIS: NO - watching Season 3

~Bones - watched series finale

~Blindspot - watching Season 2

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 12

~Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders - watching Season 2

~The Big Bang Theory - watching Season 10

~Supernatural - Season 12

~The Blacklist: Redemption - watching

~Colony - watching Season 2

~Grimm - watched series finale

~Broadchurch - watching Series 3

~Spotify C.C. + Dami ♥ Musicals playlist

~S-Town Podcast

~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)


a copy of the Mommy's Tunic pattern from Monique (WindsweptMonique)

*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 -


*Prize Winners Announced:


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)

*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 -
Tabitha (TabieS80) from Kentucky asks:
I have a friend who is planning a trip to Scotland and has agreed to to bring me back some yarn. My questions are… where are some LYS that you would suggest and what would your yarn of choice for me be? I understand that I will most likely never be able to make it to Scotland myself, but would love some truly Scottish yarn. She’s not positive where she will go in Scotland but has mentioned going to the landmarks from the book Outlander. We’re huge Outlander fans! I love your podcast and the fact that you’re not ashamed of or hide your faith, and Dami’s enthusiasm is unbelievably infectious. Wishing you all the best in all you do.

& Lucinda (Supercinda) from Idaho asks:
Question from a recent obsessive knitting podcast listener. I will be visiting your city mid-June 2017.
What knitting related touristy suggestions do you two suggest? I’ll be in Edinburgh 2 days-June 28th and 29th… this little ol’ Idahoan needs a few tips as to fiber related places to visit. Mill’s, Yarn shops, festivals… where would you two start me off? Thanks so much for your time.
P.S. I’ll be touring London, Wales, and Scotland. Any tips would be so appreciated!

We mention:
Ginger Twist Studio & Kathy’s Knits
Indie Burgh Craft Crawl - Saturday, 17-June-2017, 10am – 6pm + After-party
Edinburgh Castle, St. Gile’s Cathedral, Scott Monument, Museums, Royal Mile, Conan Doyle Pub & Sherlock statue, The Elephant House

Misc. -

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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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