Friday, 12 October 2018

Episode 315 ~ In Which It’s Time for Meow, Meow, Yummies!





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~orpheus socks on US 1.5(2.5mm), Dye for Yarn Merino/Silk in Spouting Lava

~straightforward mitts on US 3 (3.25mm), Penguin Soup Emperor Sock in the Baker 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

~Cathedral Wrap for Dami's 19th Birthday on US6 (4mm), Knit Picks Stroll Hand-Painted in the Borealis colourway

~Waylon's 5th Birthday Hat on US7 (4.5mm), Knitologie Bouncy Worsted in the Dashboard colourway

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~Kitty in Stocking Cross Stitch

~2018 Preemie Hat #40 on US6 (4mm), Black Trillium Fibre Studio Lilt Sock Gradient Set in the Crater colourway, Knit Picks Palette in the Coriander Heather & Cream colourways, Pandia's Jewels Hand Dyed Yarn Snug in the Pumpkin Spice (brown) colourway, & Pandia's Jewels Hand Dyed Yarn Snug-tacular in the Night Bloom colourway

~Wyatt's 7th Birthday Hat on US7 (4.5mm), Knitologie Bouncy Worsted in the Dashboard colourway

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~birthday goodies from Richelle of The Red Scorpio

~goodies from Julia (nimruse) of Pandia's Jewels

~Knit Crate - Use the coupon code GEEKY20 to get 20% off of your first order! This code will only work to discount the first month of a recurring monthly subscription and any of our Shop items.

~Nothing is Lost, Sassenach; Only Changed Wrap release/coupon code


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









~Upcoming Events We'll Be Attending:
*English Paper Piecing 101 Class - 12-October-18

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!

~Phantom by Susan Kay - Dami is reading

~Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? by Philip K. Dick - Dami is reading

~The Glass Scientists (webcomic) by Sabrina Cotungo - Dami is reading


October/November/December Read-A-Long - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge - #GGKRAL18

88 of 92 days - 1 or more giveaways for eBook, everyone gets $1.20 off any single pattern coupon code & 88+ days RAL virtual badge
61 of 92 days - 1 or more giveaways for single pattern, everyone gets 61+ days RAL virtual badge

~Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be by Rachel Hollis - C.C. is reading

~The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth by Christopher L. Heuertz - C.C. is reading

~Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2) by J.K. Rowling - C.C. is rereading with Harry Potter & the Sacred Text podcast & Swish and Flick: An All Potter Podcast

~Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evanovich - C.C. finished reading Twelve-Thirteen

~Kinsey Millhone Series by Sue Grafton - C.C. finished reading V & is reading W

~Buffy the Vampire Slayer - rewatching Season 6 (#buffycraftalong)

~NCIS - watching Season 16

~NCIS: NO - watching Season 5

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 14

~The Big Bang Theory - watching Season 12

~Murphy Brown - watching Season 1

~Chesapeake Shores - Season 3 finale

~NCIS: LA - watching Season 10

~Doctor Who - watched last 3 episodes of Series 10 & watching Series 11

~Murdoch Mysteries - watching Season 12

~C.C.’s Favs playlist


~My Favourite Murder podcast - pre-order their book Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide which releases in May 2019

~Rachel Hollis' Rise Podcast, LiveStream on Facebook & Instagram every weekday morning, & the Rise Together Podcast

September/October/November Artistic Autumnal AL -



*Runs from 1-September through 30-November

*Details - any project you knit/crochet/weave/spin that you can convince us relates to autumn

*No WIPS - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-September and finished no later than 30-November

*Each project of at least 20yds/18.3m that you finish and post in the Ravelry FO Thread counts as 1 entry into the giveaways. If your project is not at least 20yds/18.3m, you need to group it in a single post with other projects that together total at least 20yds/18.3m.

*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


Orange Camper bag by ArtByAna from Rhonda (DuellingNeedles)


Small Orange bag by KnitrxSews from Rhonda (DuellingNeedles)


Library Book Bag & notions pouch by BagsByAwesomeGrannie from Rhonda (DuellingNeedles)


Undead Yarn Vamphyre, Don’t Eat the Baby from Eileen (Leaner)


Cascade Yarns Casablanca, Fall - 2 winners of 1 skein each


Knit Companion Stand It Up


Halloween Stitch Marker Set made & donated by Theresa (JASZCreations)


2 Bride of Frankenstein Stitch Marker Sets & 1 Labyrinth Stitch Marker Set made & donated by Julia (nimruse) - 3 winners will each win 1 random set of stitch markers


Then When You Think I’ll Zag I Zig pattern designed & donated by Amanda Rate Cole (skileyknits)

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

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKAutumn18

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-December 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 Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Carmen (asimplehomestd) from Wisconsin asks:
C.C. and Dami - what has been the best vacation you’ve taken as a family? Where did you go and why was it the best?

Misc. -

Reminder ~ Tincanknit’s Strange Brew

1 giveaway of an eBook copy of Strange Brew - Go to our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast, find the giveaway thread, visit the book page on Ravelry, & tell us your favourite pattern. Open for 2 weeks, winner announced in Episode 316.

~the great podcaster craft together


~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
~ Essential Oils
~ on Fitbit as user 2F8K2V
~ on Instagram as cc_almon

Dami -
~ on Ravelry as damisdoodles
~ on Fitbit as user 2Y8TJC
~ on Instagram as damisdoodles

Pink Purl -
~on Instagram as pinkpurlalmon

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!

Friday, 5 October 2018

Episode 314 ~ In Which It’s My Birthday!





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~orpheus socks on US 1.5(2.5mm), Dye for Yarn Merino/Silk in Spouting Lava

~straightforward mitts on US 3 (3.25mm), Penguin Soup Emperor Sock in the Baker 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

~Cathedral Wrap for Dami's 19th Birthday on US6 (4mm), Knit Picks Stroll Hand-Painted in the Borealis colourway

~Wyatt's 7th Birthday Hat on US7 (4.5mm), Knitologie Bouncy Worsted in the Dashboard colourway

~Kitty in Stocking Cross Stitch

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~2018 Birthday Socks for Katy on US1.5 (2.5mm), Mint Rain Hand Dyed Tough Sock in the Daydreamer with Hot Pink colourway

~2018 Preemie Hat #39 on US6 (4mm), Feza Yarns Socktastic in the Seafoam Sprinkle colourway & Black Trillium Fibre Studio Lilt Sock Gradient Set in the Crater colourway

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Dami's theatre news

~C.C.'s birthday treat

~Honeyberry Studios goodies

~Carrot Top Paper Shop goodies

~shirt from Pam (chiefy)

~GraceLaced: Discovering Timeless Truths Through Seasons of the Heart by Ruth Chou Simons from my bestie & her family

~A Walk in the Park Cowl release/coupon code


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









~Upcoming Events We'll Be Attending:
*English Paper Piecing 101 Class - 12-October-18

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!

~Phantom by Susan Kay - Dami is reading

~The Left Hand of Darkness by Ursula K. LeGuin - Dami finished reading

~The Glass Scientists (webcomic) by Sabrina Cotungo - Dami is reading


July/August/September Read-A-Long - Winners Announced



October/November/December Read-A-Long - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge - #GGKRAL18

88 of 92 days - 1 or more giveaways for eBook, everyone gets $1.20 off any single pattern coupon code & 88+ days RAL virtual badge
61 of 92 days - 1 or more giveaways for single pattern, everyone gets 61+ days RAL virtual badge

~Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies about Who You Are So You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be by Rachel Hollis - C.C. is reading

~The Sacred Enneagram: Finding Your Unique Path to Spiritual Growth by Christopher L. Heuertz - C.C. is reading

~Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Harry Potter #2) by J.K. Rowling - C.C. is rereading with Harry Potter & the Sacred Text podcast & Swish and Flick: An All Potter Podcast

~In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware - C.C. finished reading

~The Jane Austen Project by Kathleen A. Flynn - C.C. finished reading

~Kinsey Millhone Series by Sue Grafton - C.C. finished reading U

~Stephanie Plum Series by Janet Evanovich - C.C. finished reading Eleven

~Movies - All Of My Heart: The Wedding

~Buffy the Vampire Slayer - finished rewatching Season 5 & rewatching Season 6 (#buffycraftalong)

~NCIS - watching Season 16

~NCIS: NO - watching Season 5

~The Big Bang Theory - watching Season 12

~Murphy Brown - watching Season 1

~Chesapeake Shores - watching Season 3

~NCIS: LA - watching Season 10

~Murdoch Mysteries - watching Season 12

~C.C.’s Favs playlist


~My Favourite Murder podcast - pre-order their book Stay Sexy & Don’t Get Murdered: The Definitive How-To Guide which releases in May 2019

~Rachel Hollis' Rise Podcast, LiveStream on Facebook & Instagram every weekday morning, & the Rise Together Podcast

September/October/November Artistic Autumnal AL -



*Runs from 1-September through 30-November

*Details - any project you knit/crochet/weave/spin that you can convince us relates to autumn

*No WIPS - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-September and finished no later than 30-November

*Each project of at least 20yds/18.3m that you finish and post in the Ravelry FO Thread counts as 1 entry into the giveaways. If your project is not at least 20yds/18.3m, you need to group it in a single post with other projects that together total at least 20yds/18.3m.

*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


Orange Camper bag by ArtByAna from Rhonda (DuellingNeedles)


Small Orange bag by KnitrxSews from Rhonda (DuellingNeedles)


Library Book Bag & notions pouch by BagsByAwesomeGrannie from Rhonda (DuellingNeedles)


Undead Yarn Vamphyre, Don’t Eat the Baby from Eileen (Leaner)


Cascade Yarns Casablanca, Fall - 2 winners of 1 skein each


Knit Companion Stand It Up


Halloween Stitch Marker Set made & donated by Theresa (JASZCreations)


2 Bride of Frankenstein Stitch Marker Sets & 1 Labyrinth Stitch Marker Set made & donated by Julia (nimruse) - 3 winners will each win 1 random set of stitch markers


Then When You Think I’ll Zag I Zig pattern designed & donated by Amanda Rate Cole (skileyknits)

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

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKAutumn18

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-December 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 Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Charity (Scrapfaire) from Virginia asks:
Hi C.C.! I’m wondering if you could discuss the knit a sweater in a month details. I know you mentioned in the past that there is a formula for calculating the number of stitches, a hashtag and possibly a group to participate with. I’m thinking some of us might like to be new participants this year and I’d love to get this info ASAP. Thanks in advance!!

We mention the NaKniSweMo KAL group on Ravelry & the post about creating a spreadsheet.

Review/Giveaway -

Tincanknit’s Strange Brew

1 giveaway of an eBook copy of Strange Brew - Go to our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast, find the giveaway thread, visit the book page on Ravelry, & tell us your favourite pattern. Open for 2 weeks, winner announced in Episode 316.

Misc. -
~the great podcaster craft together


~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
~ Essential Oils
~ on Fitbit as user 2F8K2V
~ on Instagram as cc_almon

Dami -
~ on Ravelry as damisdoodles
~ on Fitbit as user 2Y8TJC
~ on Instagram as damisdoodles

Pink Purl -
~on Instagram as pinkpurlalmon

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!