Thursday, 11 January 2018

Episode 276 ~ In Which It’s Cheesy Hallmark Movies for the Win!





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~tickled pink + green cowl on US 4 (3.5 mm), Abstract Fiber + Malabrigo Sock in Fresco Y Seco

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

~Happy 3rd Birthday Izzy! Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Patons North America Kroy Socks 4 Ply in the Blue Striped Ragg colourway

~Tickled PINK 7S Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), US2 (2.75mm) & US2.5 (3mm), Seven Sisters Arts Meridian

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~Leftover Christmas Yarn Shortie Fingerless Mitts on US3 (3.25mm), Plymouth Yarn Happy Feet 100 Splash Hand Dyed in the Lipstick colourway

~2018 Preemie Hat #1 on US6 (4mm), Fierce Fibers Springy Fingering in Gradient Purple Lotus - Light & Medium, Plymouth Yarn Happy Feet 100 Splash Hand Dyed in the Lipstick colourway, Rusty Ferret Yarns RF Quadrupole in Ferret Face, & Sunflower Yarns Franconia in Blossom & Bark

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Essential Oils kit & pink case
I'm hosting an Essential Oils 101 webinar on Thursday, 11-January-18, at 1pm Pacific. It'll be recorded if you can't attend live. Sign up for a reminder here.

~The Hunchback of Notre Dame Songbook

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

~Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis - Dami is reading

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


15 minutes of reading daily challenge
- #GGKRAL18

~Let's All Be Brave: Living Life with Everything You Have by Annie F. Downs - C.C. is reading

~Configured Trilogy by Jenetta Penner - C.C. finished reading Book 2

~Coldbloods (Hotbloods #2) by Bella Forrest - C.C. finished reading

~Stillhouse Lake Series by Rachel Caine - C.C. finished reading Books 1-2

~Ghostly Tricks (A Harper Harlow Mystery Book 8) by Lily Harper Hart - C.C. finished reading

~The Origin Mystery Series by A.G. Riddle - C.C. is reading Book 1

~Movies - Christmas Getaway | A Royal New Year's Eve | Love On The Slopes

~Charmed - watching Season 2

~The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - watching Season 1

~NCIS - watching Season 15

~NCIS: NO - watching Season 4

~The Blacklist - watching Season 5

~Criminal Minds - watching Season 13

~The Librarians - watching Season 4

~The X-Files - watching Season 11

~Death in Paradise - watching Series 7

~The Big Bang Theory - watching Season 11

~Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. - watching Season 5

~NCIS: LA - watching Season 9

~Murdoch Mysteries - watching Season 11

~Christy Nockels’ Be Held: Lullabies for the Beloved

~Anastasia OBCR

~Jekyll & Hyde OBCR

~Winter Classical playlist

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

*New rule - for posting in the FO thread, small items that use less than 10g of yarn should be grouped together with other small items that use at least 10g of yarn total

*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


Geeky Girls Knit 5th Podiversary Progress Keeper from Ann Tudor


TARDIS pouch with Shakespeare stitch markers from The Stitching Plaza


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


Unobtainables: Fake Elements, Real Knits by Allison Sarnoff & Heatherly Walker


2 Greeting Cards from Tilly Flop Designs

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

*Each project of more than 10g of yarn that you finish and post in the Ravelry Winter Wonderland AL **FO Thread** (2017/18) counts as 1 entry into the giveaways. For projects that use less than 10g of yarn, please see the new rule above.

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKWinter1718

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

Ask the Geeky Girls -
April (aprilcox26) from California asks:
Hello ladies, I was wondering if we could actually see Dami’s stash…I love her color choices. Thank you.

Dami's Stash on Ravelry

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
~ 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, 4 January 2018

Episode 275 ~ In Which It’s Pronounced Wed-Ness-Day & Feb-R-YOU-AIRY





Show Notes:

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

On the Needles -
Dami -
~tickled pink + green cowl on US 4 (3.5 mm), Abstract Fiber + Malabrigo Sock in Fresco Y Seco

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

~Happy 3rd Birthday Izzy! Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), Patons North America Kroy Socks 4 Ply in the Blue Striped Ragg colourway

~Tickled PINK 7S Socks on US1.5 (2.5mm), US2 (2.75mm) & US2.5 (3mm), Seven Sisters Arts Meridian

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~Swiffer Pads on US7 (4.5mm), Lily Sugar'n Cream Ombres in the Swimming Pool colourway & Lily Sugar'n Cream Twists in the Squishy Twists colourway

~2017 Preemie Hat #53 on US6 (4mm), Nerd Girl Yarns Bounce & Stomp in the Sorry Not Sorry colourway

~PINK Christmas Socks for Me! on US1.5 (2.5mm), Plymouth Yarn Happy Feet 100 Splash Hand Dyed in the Lipstick colourway

Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~more Christmas - Fitbit Ionic Watch
Essential Oils

~Thank you to knitterchow


~December Reading Challenge Winners

~Looking Back on 2017

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

~Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C.S. Lewis - Dami is reading

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


15 minutes of reading daily challenge
- #GGKRAL18

~Unashamed: Healing Our Brokenness and Finding Freedom from Shame by Heather Davis Nelson - C.C. finished reading

~Let's All Be Brave: Living Life with Everything You Have by Annie F. Downs - C.C. is reading

~Cupcakes in Paradise Series by Summer Prescott - C.C. finished reading Books 3-8

~An Oceanside Cozy Mystery Series by Susan Gillard - C.C. finished reading Books 13-14

~Sweet Tea Tuesdays by Ashley Farley - C.C. finished reading

~The Naturalist (The Naturalist Series Book 1) by Andrew Mayne - C.C. finished reading

~Configured Trilogy by Jenetta Penner - C.C. finished reading Book 1 & is reading Book 2

~Movies - Christmas Encore | The Christmas Cottage | Sharing Christmas | Karen Kingsbury's Maggie's Christmas Miracle | Christmas Next Door | Romance at Reindeer Lodge | Christmas Connection | Rocky Mountain Christmas

~Charmed - watching Season 2

~The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel - watching Season 1

~When Calls The Heart: The Christmas Wishing Tree

~The Librarians - watching Season 4

~Christy Nockels’ Be Held: Lullabies for the Beloved

~Anastasia OBCR

~Jekyll & Hyde OBCR

~Jekyll & Hyde 1995 (gothic musical thriller)

~Jekyll & Hyde 2012

~Jekyll & Hyde Resurrection

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

*New rule - for posting in the FO thread, small items that use less than 10g of yarn should be grouped together with other small items that use at least 10g of yarn total

*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


Geeky Girls Knit 5th Podiversary Progress Keeper from Ann Tudor


TARDIS pouch with Shakespeare stitch markers from The Stitching Plaza


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


Unobtainables: Fake Elements, Real Knits by Allison Sarnoff & Heatherly Walker


2 Greeting Cards from Tilly Flop Designs

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

*Each project of more than 10g of yarn that you finish and post in the Ravelry Winter Wonderland AL **FO Thread** (2017/18) counts as 1 entry into the giveaways. For projects that use less than 10g of yarn, please see the new rule above.

*Social Media Hashtag: #GGKWinter1718

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

Ask the Geeky Girls -
Elizabeth (fallingstar12) from Idaho asks:
What got you interested in knitting preemie hats? Have you found a different place to send them to since moving back to the US?

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
~ 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!