Thursday, 12 July 2018

Episode 302 ~ In Which There’s A Hug in A Mug





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~baby elvis’ socks #2 on US3 (3.25mm), Bernat Softee Baby in the Prince Pebbles 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

~Baby Sophisticate for Baby Clara on US8 (5mm), Bernat Softee Baby Ombres & Prints in the Pink Rainbow colourway

~A Walk in the Park Cowl on US4 (3.5mm), Black Trillium Fibre Studio Lilt Sock in the Ablaze colourway & Black Trillium Fibre Studio Lilt Sock Gradient Set in the Crater colourway

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~rusty gate socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Sara’s Texture Crafts Donegal 4ply in the Rusty Gate colourway

C.C. -
~Baby Vertebrae for Daniel & Rebecca’s Wee Lass on US4 (3.5mm) & US6 (4mm), Bernat Softee Baby Ombres & Prints in the Pink Rainbow colourway

~2018 Preemie Hat #27 on US6 (4mm), Knit Picks Palette in the Cream colourway & Patons North America Kroy Socks in the Cascade Colors colourway




Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Pusheen Hug in a Mug from Mel

~Boardwalk by tincanknits

~Fat Quarters from Joann's

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

~Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery - Dami is re-reading

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


July/August/September 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

~The Soul of Shame: Retelling the Stories We Believe About Ourselves by Curt Thompson - C.C. is reading

~Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter #1) by J.K. Rowling - C.C. is rereading with Harry Potter & the Sacred Text podcast

~Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas - C.C. finished reading Book 5

~Takeoff (Seth Walker #1) by Joseph Reid - C.C. finished reading

~The Paris Package by A.W. Hartoin - C.C. finished reading

~Still Waters (Sandhamn #1) by Viveca Sten - C.C. finished reading

~The Ex by Alafair Burke - C.C. finished reading

~Under Suspicion Series by Mary Higgins Clark & Alafair Burke - C.C. finished reading Book 1 & is reading Book 2

~Movies - Independence Day

~Timeless - finished watching Season 1 & watching Season 2

~Longmire - finished watching Season 4

~Colony - watching Season 3

~Humans - Series 3 finale!

~Poldark - watching Series 4

~C.C.’s Favs playlist


~Criminal podcast

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 summer

*No WIPS - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-June and finished no later than 31-August

*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


Slider Gloves pattern from & designed by Natalie (ncdeanda) of Tailored—Knits That Fit PLUS the coupon code GGK10SUMMER18 good for 10% off any size order, valid from 1-June to 31-August-2018 in her Etsy shop


Summer Nights bag, notions pouch, & dpn needle holder: BagsByAwesomeGrannie from Rhonda (DuellingNeedles)


1 set of Hocus Pocus badges & 1 set of Practical Magic stitch markers from Julia (nimruse)


The Sweater with Kathleen Dames Year One book from Kathleen (Purly) & 1 set of Hocus Pocus badges from Julia (nimruse)


1 skein of Audine Wools by Knitcrate yarn in the Red Rock colourway from Knitcrate & 1 set of Hocus Pocus badges from Julia (nimruse)


TARDIS pouch with Shakespeare stitch markers from GeorgeAnne (StitchingPlaza)


Ginger Twist Studio Needle Gauge, Nessie Stitch Marker & 15g of Hilltop Cloud Silk Hankies


Rib Magazine No. 1 | PATINA from Sarah (SKeeling)

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

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKSummertime18

*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 Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Alison (Alibeecreations) from the UK asks:
Dami, where has your love of musicals come from and do they inspire you to create knitting patterns?

Misc. -


~Offering online essential oils workshops every week in July & August. Send me an email: grande AT JavaPurlDesigns DOT com or visit OilsWithCC.com or oevent.com/OilsWithCC if you're interested.


~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

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, 5 July 2018

Episode 301 ~ In Which It’s My Kitten in a Box





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~rusty gate socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Sara’s Texture Crafts Donegal 4ply in the Rusty Gate 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

~Baby Vertebrae for Daniel & Rebecca’s Wee Lass on US4 (3.5mm) & US6 (4mm), Bernat Softee Baby Ombres & Prints in the Pink Rainbow colourway

~Currently Unnamed Cowl on US4 (3.5mm), Black Trillium Fibre Studio Lilt Sock in the Ablaze colourway & Black Trillium Fibre Studio Lilt Sock Gradient Set in the Crater colourway

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~Babyccino Socks #2 for Daniel & Rebecca’s Wee Lass on US3 (3.25mm), Bernat Softee Baby Ombres & Prints in the Pink Rainbow colourway

~2018 Preemie Hat #26 on US6 (4mm), Ginger's Hand Dyed BFL Rock Sock in the Birdie on the Shoulder colourway, Pandia's Jewels Hand Dyed Yarn Snug in the Brackett's Landing colourway, & Knit Picks Palette in the Wheat Heather colourway

~Babyccino Socks #2 for Clara on US3 (3.25mm), Bernat Softee Baby Ombres & Prints in the Pink Rainbow colourway




Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Knit Picks yarn & enamel pins (Cathedral Wrap by Joji Locatelli)

~Kitty Ornament from Yuko of Honeyberry Studios. She’s out of Tuxedo, but she has black & dark grey tabby in her Etsy shop.

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

~Emma by Jane Austen - Dami finished reading

~Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery - Dami is about to start reading/re-reading?

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


July/August/September 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

~Anne of Green Gables, My Daughter, and Me: What My Favorite Book Taught Me about Grace, Belonging, and the Orphan in Us All by Lorilee Craker - C.C. finished reading

~Everything Happens for a Reason: And Other Lies I've Loved by Kate Bowler - C.C. finished reading

~The Soul of Shame: Retelling the Stories We Believe About Ourselves by Curt Thompson - C.C. is reading

~Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (Harry Potter #1) by J.K. Rowling - C.C. is rereading with Harry Potter & the Sacred Text podcast

~Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas - C.C. finished reading Book 4 & is reading Book 5

~Movies - Yes I Do

~Timeless - watching Season 1

~Longmire - finished watching Season 3 & watching Season 4

~Colony - watching Season 3

~Humans - watching Series 3

~Poldark - watching Series 4

~Good Witch - Season 4 finale!

~Elementary - watching Season 6

~C.C.’s Favs playlist


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 summer

*No WIPS - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-June and finished no later than 31-August

*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


Slider Gloves pattern from & designed by Natalie (ncdeanda) of Tailored—Knits That Fit PLUS the coupon code GGK10SUMMER18 good for 10% off any size order, valid from 1-June to 31-August-2018 in her Etsy shop


Summer Nights bag, notions pouch, & dpn needle holder: BagsByAwesomeGrannie from Rhonda (DuellingNeedles)


1 set of Hocus Pocus badges & 1 set of Practical Magic stitch markers from Julia (nimruse)


The Sweater with Kathleen Dames Year One book from Kathleen (Purly) & 1 set of Hocus Pocus badges from Julia (nimruse)


1 skein of Audine Wools by Knitcrate yarn in the Red Rock colourway from Knitcrate & 1 set of Hocus Pocus badges from Julia (nimruse)


TARDIS pouch with Shakespeare stitch markers from GeorgeAnne (StitchingPlaza)


Ginger Twist Studio Needle Gauge, Nessie Stitch Marker & 15g of Hilltop Cloud Silk Hankies


Rib Magazine No. 1 | PATINA from Sarah (SKeeling)

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

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKSummertime18

*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 Chatter Thread on Ravelry so we can encourage each other along the way.

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Alison (Alibeecreations) from the UK asks:
What do you miss most about Scotland? I’m sitting in the pouring raining in Manchester UK and I’m guessing you two don’t miss the rain.

Review -

Pom Pom Quarterly Summer 2018 Issue 25


Giveaways -

April/May/June Read-A-Long Winners Announced


Episode 300 Winners Announced

Misc. -


~Offering online essential oils workshops every week in July & August. Send me an email: grande AT JavaPurlDesigns DOT com or visit OilsWithCC.com or oevent.com/OilsWithCC if you're interested.


~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

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!