Thursday, 17 August 2017

Episode 255 ~ In Which He’s A Quack





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~hades scarf on US6 (4mm), Ginger’s Hand Dyed Sheepish DK in the Moon River colourway

~5th podiversary sample on US1.5 (2.5mm), Owl About Yarn Sparkle Owl in a secret colourway

C.C. -
~Katy's 2017 Birthday Socks on US1.5 (2.5 mm), Wild Happy Color Hand Dyed Yarn Authentic Base in the Northern Lights colourway

~Harmonize Shawl on US4 (3.5mm), Little Yellow Uke Crafts Soprano Sock HT in the Corporate Rebel colourway & Knit Picks Palette in the Cream, Almond, Coriander Heather, Wheat Heather, & Bittersweet Heather colourways

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~The Hubs’ 20th Anniversary Socks on US1.5 (2.5 mm), Fierce Fibers 24 Karat in the Hot Tamale colourway

~2017 Preemie Hat #33 on US6 (4mm), Nerd Girl Yarns Bounce & Stomp in the Sorry Not Sorry colourway

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~jeans

~cooler morning weather

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

~War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy - Dami is reading

~Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert - C.C. is reading

~The Girl Who Dared to Think by Bella Forrest - C.C. finished reading

~Freaky Games (A Mystic Caravan Mystery Book 4) by Amanda M. Lee - C.C. finished reading

~A Passage of Threats (A Shade of Vampire # 47) by Bella Forrest - C.C. finished reading

~Everlasting Covenant (Dying Covenant Trilogy Book 3) by Amanda M. Lee - C.C. finished reading

~No Chance in Spell: Lexi Balefire, Matchmaker Witch (Fate Weaver Book 4) by ReGina Welling - C.C. finished reading

~Hardy Brothers Security Series by Lily Harper Hart - C.C. finished reading Books 1 & 2

~Movies - Garage Sale Mystery: The Deadly Room | Garage Sale Mystery: The Wedding Dress | Garage Sale Mystery: Guilty Until Proven Innocent | Garage Sale Mystery: The Novel Murders | Garage Sale Mystery: The Art of Murder | Garage Sale Mystery: The Beach Murder

~Outlander - rewatching Season 1

~DuckTales - watching Season 1

~Spotify C.C. + Dami ♥ Musicals playlist


~Hamilton (Original Broadway Cast Recording)

~Great Comet Original Broadway Cast Recording

~The Hunchback of Notre Dame 2016

~Anastasia Original Broadway Cast Recording

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



*Runs from 1-June through 31-August

*Details - any project you knit/crochet/weave/spin that you can convince us 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 ALs as long as it fits in with other rules

*Prizes: If you’d like to donate a prize, PM JavaPurl or Email us at geekygirlsknit@gmail.com


Rainbow heart stitch markers from Ann Tudor


Books project bag from The Stitching Plaza


TARDIS pouch + Shakespeare stitch markers from The Stitching Plaza


Blacker Yarns Tamar DK in the Lerryn colourway


Wonder Woman pouch from KnitRunDig

>
Lego stitch markers from Kimarie’s Knit Knacks


winner’s choice of a skein of Platinum or Sparkle yarn on any repeatable colourway from Love Bugs Yarns


a skein of yarn of the winner’s choice from Napiers Knits

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

*Each project you finish and post in the Ravelry Summertime & the Living is Easy AL **FO Thread** (2017) counts as 1 entry into the giveaways

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKSummertime17

*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, 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 Summertime & the Living is Easy AL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Rhonda (DuellingNeedles) from Pennsylvania asks:
Whose idea was it originally to begin podcasting? How did the other person feel about the idea? Has there ever been a time when you thought about not podcasting?

Review/Giveaway -

Pom Pom Quarterly Issue 6: Autumn 2013



Reminder ~ Chest of Bone: The Knit Collection inspired by Chest of Bone (Afterworld Chronicles #1) by Vicki Stiefel
To win a copy of Chest of Bone: The Knit Collection, go to our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast, find the giveaway thread, & tell us your favourite pattern from Chest of Bone: The Knit Collection. We’ll announce the winner in Episode 256.

Misc. -
~Ep256 live on Tuesday, 22-August-2017
~Ep257 delayed, we’ll keep you updated


~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, 10 August 2017

Episode 254 ~ In Which It’s Really Really REALLY Big!!!





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~hades scarf on US6 (4mm), Ginger’s Hand Dyed Sheepish DK in the Moon River colourway

~5th podiversary sample on US1.5 (2.5mm), Owl About Yarn Sparkle Owl in a secret colourway

C.C. -
~The Hubs’ 20th Anniversary Socks on US1.5 (2.5 mm), Fierce Fibers 24 Karat in the Hot Tamale colourway

~Harmonize Shawl on US4 (3.5mm), Little Yellow Uke Crafts Soprano Sock HT in the Corporate Rebel colourway & Knit Picks Palette in the Cream, Almond, Coriander Heather, Wheat Heather, & Bittersweet Heather colourways

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~2017 Preemie Hat #32 on US2 (2.75mm) & US3 (3.25mm), Fierce Fibers Springy Fingering in the Gradient Purple Lotus - Light, Medium, & Dark colourways

Yummies (our current favourite things) -

~Great Comet stickers or email huntermolly319@gmail.com

~Newsies the Musical


~The Ultimate Doctor Who Inspired Pattern Collection - Volume 2 eBook which includes:
But I Think I Came Up With Magician Socks (Doctor Who Inspired)
Can Missy Say Something Nice? (Doctor Who Inspired Socks)
It’s Them Aliens! Socks (Doctor Who Inspired)
Mr. Smith, I Need You! Socks (Doctor Who Inspired)
Oi! Watch It Spaceman! (Doctor Who Inspired Socks)
The Doctor Donna Socks (Doctor Who Inspired)
Wibbly Wobbly Cowly WOWly (Doctor Who Inspired)


Promotions Info: (no coupon code necessary)
*If you have purchased The Ultimate Doctor Who Inspired Pattern Collection - Volume 1 eBook, you'll get The Ultimate Doctor Who Inspired Pattern Collection - Volume 2 eBook for 20% off.
*If you purchase The Ultimate Doctor Who Inspired Pattern Collection - Volume 1 eBook & The Ultimate Doctor Who Inspired Pattern Collection - Volume 2 eBook together, you'll get 20% off Volume 2.
*If you have purchased the Doctor Who Companions Sock Club - Third Edition (Summer 2015) eBook, you'll get The Ultimate Doctor Who Inspired Pattern Collection - Volume 2 eBook for $7.50 off.
*If you have purchased any of the single patterns that are in The Ultimate Doctor Who Inspired Pattern Collection - Volume 2 eBook, the purchase price for each of the single patterns will be subtracted from the purchase price of Volume 2.

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

~Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë - Dami finished reading

~War & Peace by Leo Tolstoy - Dami is reading

~Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert - C.C. is reading

~Glass Series by Maria V. Snyder - C.C. finished reading Books 2 & 3

~Chest of Bone (Afterworld Chronicles #1) by Vicki Stiefel - C.C. finished reading

~Stormy Seas (A Rowan Gray Mystery Book 3) by Lily Harper Hart - C.C. finished reading

~Movies - Garage Sale Mystery | Garage Sale Mystery: All That Glitters

~Death in Paradise - finished watching Series 4 & 5

~Spotify C.C. + Dami ♥ Musicals playlist


~Great Comet Original Broadway Cast Recording

~The Hunchback of Notre Dame 2016

~Anastasia Original Broadway Cast Recording

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



*Runs from 1-June through 31-August

*Details - any project you knit/crochet/weave/spin that you can convince us 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 ALs as long as it fits in with other rules

*Prizes: If you’d like to donate a prize, PM JavaPurl or Email us at geekygirlsknit@gmail.com


Rainbow heart stitch markers from Ann Tudor


Books project bag from The Stitching Plaza


TARDIS pouch + Shakespeare stitch markers from The Stitching Plaza


Blacker Yarns Tamar DK in the Lerryn colourway


Wonder Woman pouch from KnitRunDig

>
Lego stitch markers from Kimarie’s Knit Knacks


winner’s choice of a skein of Platinum or Sparkle yarn on any repeatable colourway from Love Bugs Yarns


a skein of yarn of the winner’s choice from Napiers Knits

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

*Each project you finish and post in the Ravelry Summertime & the Living is Easy AL **FO Thread** (2017) counts as 1 entry into the giveaways

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKSummertime17

*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, 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 Summertime & the Living is Easy AL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Jenni (Jenni-Am-I) from Missouri asks:
What are you going to miss most about Scotland? What are you going to miss most about the UK?

Review/Giveaway -

Chest of Bone: The Knit Collection inspired by Chest of Bone (Afterworld Chronicles #1) by Vicki Stiefel
To win a copy of Chest of Bone: The Knit Collection, go to our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast, find the giveaway thread, & tell us your favourite pattern from Chest of Bone: The Knit Collection. We’ll announce the winner in Episode 256.

Misc. -

~Seattle Update After the Credits | Photo Credit


~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, 3 August 2017

Episode 253 ~ In Which I See a Little Silhouetto of a Man





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~hades scarf on US6 (4mm), Ginger’s Hand Dyed Sheepish DK in the Moon River colourway

~5th podiversary sample on US1.5 (2.5mm), Owl About Yarn Sparkle Owl in a secret colourway

C.C. -
~The Hubs’ 20th Anniversary Socks on US1.5 (2.5 mm), Fierce Fibers 24 Karat in the Hot Tamale colourway

~Harmonize Shawl on US4 (3.5mm), Little Yellow Uke Crafts Soprano Sock HT in the Corporate Rebel colourway & Knit Picks Palette in the Cream, Almond, Coriander Heather, Wheat Heather, & Bittersweet Heather colourways

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~Ferret Face Socks for Dami on US1.5 (2.5 mm), Rusty Ferret Yarns RF Quadrupole in the Ferret Face colourway

~2017 Preemie Hat #31 on US6 (4mm), Shiny string sock in the Corn colourway

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Siri’s “i see a little silhouetto of a man” response

~older issues of Pom Pom Quarterly from Ramonafirehorse

~Bethany of the Backstage Knitting Podcast


~We have so enjoyed our time in California with some lovely friends. As the summer is coming to a close, we're looking ahead to what's next.

Due to factors related to both my health and our ministry aims, we are looking to settle in the Seattle, Washington, area.

If anyone is in the Seattle area or has contacts in the Seattle area that can help (with temporary housing, job possibilities, etc.), please contact us. We need to have something in place by the 3rd week of this month.

You can read more in the 2nd comment on my Instagram post.

Photo Credit

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

~Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë - Dami is reading

~Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear by Elizabeth Gilbert - C.C. is reading

~A Harper Harlow Mystery Series by Lily Harper Hart - C.C. finished reading Books 3-6

~To Haunt a Witch (A Jinx Hamilton Mystery Book 8) by Juliette Harper - C.C. finished reading

~Glass Series by Maria V. Snyder - C.C. finished reading Book 1 & is reading Book 2

~Death in Paradise - finished watching Series 2 & 3 & watching Series 4

~Spotify C.C. + Dami ♥ Musicals playlist


~The Hunchback of Notre Dame 2016

~Great Comet Original Broadway Cast Recording

~Hadestown pre-order & the show is currently at the Citadel Theatre in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

~Anastasia Original Broadway Cast Recording

~Bruno Mars

~Michael Bublé

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



*Runs from 1-June through 31-August

*Details - any project you knit/crochet/weave/spin that you can convince us 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 ALs as long as it fits in with other rules

*Prizes: If you’d like to donate a prize, PM JavaPurl or Email us at geekygirlsknit@gmail.com


Rainbow heart stitch markers from Ann Tudor


Books project bag from The Stitching Plaza


TARDIS pouch + Shakespeare stitch markers from The Stitching Plaza


Blacker Yarns Tamar DK in the Lerryn colourway


Wonder Woman pouch from KnitRunDig

>
Lego stitch markers from Kimarie’s Knit Knacks


winner’s choice of a skein of Platinum or Sparkle yarn on any repeatable colourway from Love Bugs Yarns


a skein of yarn of the winner’s choice from Napiers Knits

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

*Each project you finish and post in the Ravelry Summertime & the Living is Easy AL **FO Thread** (2017) counts as 1 entry into the giveaways

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKSummertime17

*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, 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 Summertime & the Living is Easy AL Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Karleen (karleenpage) from Virginia asks:
Have you seen this? (Knowing how much you like fluffy unicorns dancing on rainbows)

Review -
Knits for Girls and Young Juniors: 17 Contemporary Designs for Sizes 6 to 12 by Lee Gant

Giveaways -


Winner Announced - Nala's Shawl by Amanda Rate


Misc. -

~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!