Thursday, 21 June 2018

Episode 299 ~ In Which It’s A Short But Hot One





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

~baby finn’s socks #1 on US3, Bernat Softee Baby Ombres & Prints in the Baby Baby 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

~Babyccino Socks for Daniel & Rebecca’s Wee Lass on US3 (3.25mm), Bernat Softee Baby Ombres & Prints in the Princess Pebbles colourway

~Socks for Mel ~ Pair 2 on US1.5 (2.5mm), Patons North America Kroy Socks in the Cascade Colors colourway

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~heidi’s headband on US4 (3.5mm), Penguin Soup Emperor Sock in the Baker colorway

~baby elvis’ bumble on US5 (3.75mm) + US10.5 (6.5mm), Bernat Softee Baby Ombres & Prints in the Baby Baby colourway

C.C. -
~Beloved Bonnet for Quorra’s 1st Birthday on US6 (4mm), Bernat Softee Baby Ombres & Prints in the Prince Pebbles colourway

~2018 Preemie Hat #24 on US6 (4mm), Knit Picks Palette in the White colourway, Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Sock in the Birds in Paradise colourway, & Suburban Stitcher Sock in the Bashful colourway

~Beloved Bonnet for Mel’s Birthday on US6 (4mm), Lion Brand Color Waves (DK) in the Acorn colourway




Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~Studio Oh! 17 oz. Insulated Stainless Steel Commuter Tumbler - Mia Charro Fancy Flower Cat

~GGK Crafty Photo A Day Challenge - #GGKCraftyPAD - details for June 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 is reading

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


April/May/June Read-A-Long - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge - #GGKRAL18

88 of 91 days - 1 or more giveaways for eBook, everyone gets $1.20 off any single pattern coupon code & 88+ days RAL virtual badge
61 of 91 days - 1 or more giveaways for single pattern, everyone gets 61+ days RAL virtual badge

~How to Make Disease Disappear by Rangan Chatterjee - C.C. finished reading

~From Mom to Me Again: How I Survived My First Empty-Nest Year and Reinvented the Rest of My Life by Melissa Shultz - 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

~Callahan Garrity Mystery Series by Mary Kay Andrews writing as Kathy Hogan Trocheck - C.C. finished reading Books 3-5

~Throne of Glass Series by Sarah J. Maas - C.C. is reading Book 3

~Movies - Hailey Dean Mysteries: A Marriage Made For Murder

~Star Trek Discovery - finished watching Season 1

~Timeless - watching Season 1

~Poldark - watching Series 4

~Colony - watching Season 3

~Humans - watching Series 3

~Supergirl - Season 3 finale!

~Elementary - watching Season 6

~Sara Bareilles playlist


~My Favorite Murder podcast

~I'll Be Gone in the Dark 3 part 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) 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 -
Maryann (knitcentral) from Massachusetts asks:
C.C., I was wondering if you have any tips on making small pom poms. I have pom pom makers in several sizes, but you can see where the yarn is tied around the other strands on the pom poms I make for baby hats. I’ve tried using thread to tie the pom pom, but it seemed to slip off the yarn. My larger pom poms look better.

We mention: Clover Pom Pom Makers - Small Set, Medium Set, Large Set, & Jumbo

Misc. -
~Offering online essential oils workshops for you & your friends OR I can add you to a group with others. Send me an email: grande AT JavaPurlDesigns DOT com 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, 14 June 2018

Episode 298 ~ In Which, Say It With Me, “Michael is a Creep!”





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

~heidi’s headband on US4 (3.5mm), Penguin Soup Emperor Sock in the Baker colorway

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

~Beloved Bonnet for Quorra’s 1st Birthday on US6 (4mm), Bernat Softee Baby Ombres & Prints in the Prince Pebbles colourway

~Socks for Mel ~ Pair 2 on US1.5 (2.5mm), Patons North America Kroy Socks in the Cascade Colors colourway

Finished Projects -
Dami -
~None

C.C. -
~Beloved Baby Bonnet for Daniel & Rebecca’s Wee Lass on US6 (4mm), Bernat Softee Baby Ombres & Prints in the Princess Pebbles colourway

~2018 Preemie Hat #23 on US6 (4mm), Knit Picks Palette in the White colourway, Misti Alpaca Hand Paint Sock in the Birds in Paradise colourway, & Unknown Pink with Gold Stellina Yarn

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




Yummies (our current favourite things) -
~The Hunchback of Notre Dame!!!!!!

~Quasimodo

~Cross Stitch & Embroidery Kits

~Art Prints from Netherlands facesanddolls on Etsy

~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.

~Firefly’s 15th Anniversary Video

~Card & Magazine prize from Sarah (SKeeling)

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

~The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo - Dami finished reading

~Emma by Jane Austen - Dami is reading

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


April/May/June Read-A-Long - 15 minutes of reading daily challenge - #GGKRAL18

88 of 91 days - 1 or more giveaways for eBook, everyone gets $1.20 off any single pattern coupon code & 88+ days RAL virtual badge
61 of 91 days - 1 or more giveaways for single pattern, everyone gets 61+ days RAL virtual badge

~Barbara & Susan's Guide to the Empty Nest: Discovering New Purpose, Passion & Your Next Great Adventure by Barbara Rainey & Susan Yates - C.C. finished reading

~How to Make Disease Disappear by Rangan Chatterjee - 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 2

~Callahan Garrity Mystery Series by Mary Kay Andrews writing as Kathy Hogan Trocheck - C.C. finished reading Books 1-2 & is reading Book 3

Movies - The Perfect Bride: Wedding Bells

~Star Trek Discovery - watching Season 1

~Supergirl - watching Season 3

~Elementary - watching Season 6

~Colony - watching Season 3

~Humans - watching Series 3

~Good Witch - watching Season 4

~Sara Bareilles playlist


~My Favorite Murder podcast

~Cabin Pressure

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) 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 -
Ramona (ramonafirehorse) from Canada asks:
School related questions:

Dami - will you be living on campus or commuting to school? What about starting college are you most looking forward to?

C.C. - what about Dami starting school and the changes that will cause are you most looking forward to/dreading?

Misc. -
~Offering online essential oils workshops for you & your friends OR I can add you to a group with others. Send me an email: grande AT JavaPurlDesigns DOT com 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!