Friday, 14 December 2018

Episode 323 ~ In Which It’s The Dami Show!





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~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

~2018 Mittens for Noah on US3 (3.25mm) & US5 (3.75mm), Vidalana Dream in the Tapenade colourway

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~2018 Mittens for Izzy on US3 (3.25mm) & US5 (3.75mm), Vidalana Dream in the Tapenade colourway

~2018 Preemie Hat #49 on US6 (4mm), Cascade Yarns Casablanca in the Fall colourwayy

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~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.

~Rave by tincanknits

~Doctor Who 2019 Printable Calendar (shared by Yvonne - Mamamia64)

~Vlogmas 2018

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









~Upcoming Events We'll Be Attending:
*Before the Eclipse by Anton Chekhov, January 31, February 1-2, 7-9, 2019 at 7:30 pm & February 2, 2019 matinee at 1:00 pm at Seattle Pacific University

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!

~Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë - 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

~Educated by Tara Westover - C.C. finished 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

~Time's Convert (All Souls Trilogy) by Deborah Harkness - C.C. finished reading

~The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy - C.C. finished reading

~Lock In (Lock In #1) by John Scalzi - C.C. is reading

~The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - watching Season 2

~NCIS - watching Season 16

~NCIS: NO - watching Season 5

~The Flash - watching Season 5

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 14

~Supernatural - watching Season 14

~Murphy Brown - watching Season 1

~The Big Bang Theory - watching Season 12

~Blindspot - watching Season 4

~Doctor Who - watching Series 11

~Outlander - watching Season 4

~NCIS: LA - watching Season 10

~Spotify C.C. + Dami ♥ Christmas 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

~Cabin Pressure

December/January/February Winter Wonderland AL -



*Runs from 1-December through 28-February

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

*No WIPS - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-December and finished no later than 28-February

*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


Christmas Tree bag by DonnasdesignsShop from Rhonda (DuellingNeedles)


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


Seattle Seahawks Stitch Marker Set made & donated by Theresa (JASZCreations)


2 Illumikniti Enamel Pins made & donated by Julia (nimruse) - 2 winners will each win 1 pin


Project bag from Neighborhood Fiber Co., Red Cable Notebook from MaryAnn (knitcentral), Lose Me Not Mini - Stitch Marker Size from Jan B. Smiley, Ginger Twist Studio Needle Gauge, Nessie Stitch Marker, & 15g of Hilltop Cloud Silk Hankies


Fairy Tale Knits Elven Music, Green Tonal from Eileen (Leaner)


Space Cadet Lucina, No Snow from Eileen (Leaner)


Zwerger Opal Diamant, 6524 from Eileen (Leaner)

*Must be a member of our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast to participate

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKWinter1819

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-March 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 -
Eileen (Leaner) from Ohio asks:
In a recent episode you mentioned your Mother being the holder of presents. Thinking of your Mom, have you ever had her on your podcast, if not, would you ever consider doing so?

We mention: Episode 52 ~ In Which We’re On the Goodbye Tour

Misc. -

Reminder - Knit Socks! 15 Cool Patterns for Toasty Feet by Betsy Lee McCarthy
donated by Tricia (pazscott). We're giving away 1 hardcover copy of this book. Go to Knit Socks! 15 Cool Patterns for Toasty Feet, find your favourite pattern, & come to our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast to tell us. We’ll keep the giveaway open until we record Episode 324 next week.

~the great podcaster craft together


~31 Days of Christmas With JavaPurl Designs - 1-December-18 through 31-December-18
Week 3 Runs from 15-December-2018 through 21-December-2018



~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, 7 December 2018

Episode 322 ~ In Which We’re All in This Together





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~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

~2018 Mittens for Izzy on US3 (3.25mm) & US5 (3.75mm), Vidalana Dream in the Tapenade colourway

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~NaKniSweMo 2018 Granito on US2.5 (3mm) & US4 (3.5mm), NanoStitch Laboratory Scientific Sock in the OOAK Lab Experiment colourway - 108,973 sts
I mentioned the Ninilchik Swoncho

~2018 Preemie Hat #44 on US6 (4mm), Knitologie Bouncy Worsted

~2018 Preemie Hat #45 on US6 (4mm), Lion Brand Color Waves (DK) in the Acorn colourway

~2018 Preemie Hat #46 on US6 (4mm), Dale Garn Lerke Pluss in the Lavender colourway & Premier Yarns Serenity Sock Prints in the Chili colourway

~2018 Preemie Hat #47 on US6 (4mm), Knit Picks City Tweed DK in the Enchanted colourway & XrayAnn Hand Dyed Fingering Sock Weight in the Semi Solid Battleship colourway

~2018 Preemie Hat #48 on US6 (4mm), Mint Rain Hand Dyed Tough Sock in the Police Box colourway XrayAnn Hand Dyed Fingering Sock Weight in the Semi Solid Battleship colourway

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Vlogmas 2018

~Taproot Theatre Touring Company ~ Taproot’s Tales of Christmas

~Vote in the Christmas Karaoke Thread

~Cat pillow

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









~Upcoming Events We'll Be Attending:
*Before the Eclipse by Anton Chekhov, January 31, February 1-2, 7-9, 2019 at 7:30 pm & February 2, 2019 matinee at 1:00 pm at Seattle Pacific University

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!

~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

~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

~Cat in the Stacks Series by Miranda James - C.C. finished reading Books 1-3

~True Places by Sonja Yoerg - C.C. finished reading

~Movies - Christmas on Honeysuckle Lane | A Shoe Addict's Christmas | Mingle All the Way | Christmas Wonderland

~Buffy the Vampire Slayer - rewatching Season 7 (#buffycraftalong)

~12 Monkeys - watching Season 1

~The Flash - watching Season 5

~Supernatural - watching Season 14

~Murphy Brown - watching Season 1

~Blindspot - watching Season 4

~Doctor Who - watching Series 11

~Outlander - watching Season 4

~Supergirl - watching Season 4

~Arrow - watching Season 7

~Spotify C.C. + Dami ♥ Christmas 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

~Cabin Pressure

September/October/November Artistic Autumnal AL -



*Prize Winners Announced:


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)

*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!

December/January/February Winter Wonderland AL -



*Runs from 1-December through 28-February

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

*No WIPS - Your project must be begun no earlier than 1-December and finished no later than 28-February

*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


Christmas Tree bag by DonnasdesignsShop from Rhonda (DuellingNeedles)


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


Seattle Seahawks Stitch Marker Set made & donated by Theresa (JASZCreations)


2 Illumikniti Enamel Pins made & donated by Julia (nimruse) - 2 winners will each win 1 pin


Project bag from Neighborhood Fiber Co., Red Cable Notebook from MaryAnn (knitcentral), Lose Me Not Mini - Stitch Marker Size from Jan B. Smiley, Ginger Twist Studio Needle Gauge, Nessie Stitch Marker, & 15g of Hilltop Cloud Silk Hankies


Fairy Tale Knits Elven Music, Green Tonal from Eileen (Leaner)


Space Cadet Lucina, No Snow from Eileen (Leaner)


Zwerger Opal Diamant, 6524 from Eileen (Leaner)

*Must be a member of our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast to participate

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKWinter1819

*Thread will be locked the morning of 1-March 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 -
Sara (CraftySara) from Pennsylvania asks:
Dami have you found a knitting group at school and are friends interested in having you teach them how to knit?

Review/Giveaway -

Knit Socks! 15 Cool Patterns for Toasty Feet by Betsy Lee McCarthy
donated by Tricia (pazscott)

We're giving away 1 hardcover copy of this book. Go to Knit Socks! 15 Cool Patterns for Toasty Feet, find your favourite pattern, & come to our Ravelry group ~ Geeky Girls Knit Podcast to tell us. We’ll keep the giveaway open until we record Episode 324 in 2 weeks.

Misc. -
~the great podcaster craft together


~31 Days of Christmas With JavaPurl Designs - 1-December-18 through 31-December-18
Week 2 Runs from 8-December-2018 through 14-December-2018



~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!